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          Mengapa Yahudi?   

Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa?

Oleh : Dr Farrukh Saleem
Semakan Oleh : Mohd Taha Hassan

There are only 14 million Jews in the world; seven million in the Americas , five million in Asia, two million in Europe and 100,000 in Africa . For every single Jew in the world there are 100 Muslims. Yet, Jews are more than a hundred times more powerful than all the Muslims put together. Ever wondered why?

Hanya ada 14 juta Yahudi di muka bumi ini; tujuh juta di Amerika, lima juta di Asia, dua juta di Eropah dan 100,000 di Afrika. Bagi setiap orang Yahudi ada 100 orang Muslim (1:100). Namun, jika dicampuri semua sekali, Yahudi lebih 100 kali berkuasa daripada orang Islam. Mengapa ini berlaku?

Jesus of Nazareth was Jewish. Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of all time and TIME magazine's 'Person of the Century', was a Jew. Sigmund Freud -- id, ego, superego -- the father of psychoanalysis was a Jew. So were Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman.

Nabi Isa (Jesus of Nazareth) ialah Yahudi. Albert Einstein, saintis zaman moden paling terkemuka dan disebut oleh majalah Time sebagai 'Manusia Abad ini' ialah seorang Yahudi; Sigmund Freud - melalui teori id, ego dan super-ego ialah bapa psikoanalisis, juga seorang Yahudi; begitu juga Karl Marx, Paul Samuelson dan Milton Friedman.

Here are a few other Jews whose intellectual output has enriched the whole humanity: Benjamin Rubin gave humanity the vaccinating needle. Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine. Alert Sabin developed the improved live polio vaccine. Gertrude Elion gave us a leukaemia fighting drug. Baruch Blumberg developed the vaccination for Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis (a sexually transmitted disease). Elie Metchnikoff won a Nobel Prize in infectious diseases.

Selain mereka banyak lagi orang Yahudi yang hasil kebijaksanaan mereka berupaya menghasilkan keperluan untuk kita semua: Benjamin Rubin memperkenalkan jarum suntikan pelalian. Johas Salk mereka vaksin polio yang pertama. Gertrude Elion mencipta ubat melawan leukemia. Baruch Blumberg mencipta vaksin Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich menemukan rawatan untuk siflis. Elie Metchnikoff menang Hadiah Nobel untuk penyakit berjangkit.

Bernard Katz won a Nobel Prize in neuromuscular transmission. Andrew Schally won a Nobel in endocrinology (disorders of the endocrine system; diabetes, hyperthyroidism). Aaron Beck founded Cognitive Therapy (psychotherapy to treat mental disorders, depression and phobias). Gregory Pincus developed the first oral contraceptive pill. George Wald won a Nobel for furthering our understanding of the human eye. Stanley Cohen won a Nobel in embryology (study of embryos and their development). Willem Kolff came up with the kidney dialysis machine.

Bernard Katz menang Hadiah Nobel kerana kajian mengenai transmisi neuromuskular. Andrew Schally penerima Nobel dalam kajian endokrinologi (berkaitan sistem endokrin dan kencing manis). Aaron Beck menemui terapi kognitif (rawatan mental, kesugulan dan fobia). Gregory Pincus membangunkan pil perancang keluarga yang pertama. George Wald menang Nobel bagi kajian mata manusia, Standley Cohen dianugerahi Hadiah Nobel dalam kajian embriologi (kajian janin dan perkembangannya). Willem Kolff mencipta mesin dialisis (mencuci) buah pinggang.

Over the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 15-dozen Nobel Prizes while only three Nobel Prizes have been won by 1.4 billion Muslims (other than Peace Prizes).

Sejak 105 tahun, 14 juta Yahudi menang 15 dozen Hadiah Nobel, sementara tiga dimenangi oleh 1.4 bilion umat Islam.

Why are Jews so powerful? Stanley Mezor invented the first micro-processing chip. Leo Szilard developed the first nuclear chain reactor. Peter Schultz, optical fibre cable; Charles Adler, traffic lights; Benno Strauss, Stainless steel; Isador Kisee, sound movies; Emile Berliner, telephone microphone and Charles Ginsburg, videotape recorder.

Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa? Stanley Mezor mencipta mikrocip pertama. Leo Szilards membangunkan reaktor rangkaian nuklear pertama; Peter Schultz (kabel gentian optik); Charles Adler (lampu isyarat); Benno Strauss (besi tahan karat - stainless steel); Isador Kisee (sistem suara di pawagam); Emile Berliner (mikrofon untuk telefon) dan Charles Ginsburg (alat pita rakaman).

Famous financiers in the business world who belong to Jewish faith include Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), Howard Schultz (Starbuck's), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins (Baskins & Robbins) and Bill Rosenberg (Dunkin Donuts).

Saudagar jenama terkaya dunia juga dikuasai Yahudi iaitu Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), Howard Schultz (Starbuck's), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins (Baskin & Robbins) dan Bill Rossenberg (Dunkin Donuts).

Richard Levin, President of Yale University, is a Jew. So are Henry Kissinger (American secretary of state), Alan Greenspan (fed chairman under Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush), Joseph Lieberman, Maxim Litvinov (USSR foreign Minister), David Marshal (Singapore's first chief minister), Issac Isaacs (governor-general of Australia), Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman and author), Yevgeny Primakov (Russian PM), Barry Gold water, Jorge Sampaio (president of Portugal), John Deutsch (CIA director), Herb Gray (Canadian deputy PM), Pierre Mendes (French PM), Michael Howard (British home secretary) and Robert Rubin (American secretary of treasury).

Richard Levin, presiden universiti tersohor Yale Universiti ialah seorang Yahudi. Henry Kissinger, Joseph Lieberman dan Madeleine Albright (bekas-bekas Setiausaha Negara AS); Alan Greenspan (bekas pengerusi Rizab Persekutuan AS di bawah Reagan, Bush, Clinton dan Bush); Maxim Litvinov (bekas Menteri Luar Soviet Union); David Marshal (bekas Ketua Menteri pertama Singapura); Isaac Isaacs (bekas Gabenor Jeneral Australia); Benjamin Disraeli (negarawan dan penulis Britian); Yevgeny Primkov (bekas Perdana Menteri Rusia dan bekas jeneral KGB); Jorge Sampaio (bekas Presiden Portugal); Herb Gray (bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri Kanada); Pierre Mendes (Perdana Menteri ke-143 Perancis); Michael Howard (bekas Setiausaha Negara British); Bruno Kreisky (bekas Canselor Austria) dan Robert Rubin (bekas Setiausaha Perbendaharaan AS).

In the media, famous Jews include Wolf Blitzer ( CNN ), Barbara Walters (ABC News), Eugene Meyer ( Washington Post ), Henry Grunwald (editor-in-chief Time), Katherine Graham (publisher of The Washington Post ), Joseph Lelyyeld (Executive editor, The New York Times), and Max Frankel (New York Times).

Dalam dunia media, orang Yahudi yang terkemuka ialah Wolf Blitzer (CNN); Barbara Walters (ABC News); Eugene Meyer (Washington Post); Henry Grunwald (Ketua Editor Time); Katherine Graham (penerbit The Washington Post); Joseph Lelyyeld (Editor Eksekutif, The New York Times) dan Max Frankel (The New York Times).

At the Olympics, Mark Spitz set a record of sorts by wining seven gold medals. Lenny Krayzelburg is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Spitz, Krayzelburg and Boris Becker are all Jewish.

Di Olimpik, Mark Spitz membolot tujuh pingat emas. Lenny Krayzelburg ialah pemegang tiga kali pingat emas Olimpik. Spitz Krayzelburg dan Boris Becker adalah Yahudi.

Did you know that Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Crystal, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant, William Shatner, Jerry Lewis and Peter Falk are all Jewish? As a matter of fact, Hollywood itself was founded by a Jew. Among directors and producers, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1/2/3), Michael Man (Starsky and Hutch), Milos Forman (One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest), Douglas Fairbanks (The thief of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) are all Jewish.

Tahukah anda bahawa pelakon pujaan Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Cystal, Woody Allen, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, Willian Shatner, Jerry Lewis dan Peter Falk semuanya Yahudi? Tambahan lagi, Hollywood sendiri diwujudkan oleh orang Yahudi. Antara pengarah dan penerbit, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1- 2-3), Michael Man (Starsky and Hutch), Milos Forman (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest), Douglas Fairbanks (The Thief Of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) - semuanya adalah Yahudi.

To be certain, Washington is the capital that matters and in Washington the lobby that matters is The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. Washington knows that if PM Ehud Olmert were to discover that the earth is flat, AIPAC will make the 109th Congress pass a resolution congratulating Olmert on his discovery.

Washington yang merupakan ibu negara Amerika Syarikat, mempunyai satu pertubuhan lobi yang amat berkuasa. Ia dikenali sebagai Jawatankuasa Hal Ehwal Awam Amerika Israel (AIPAC) yang berupaya mempengaruhi Kongres meluluskan resolusi memuji dan 'membuat apa saja' demi Israel. Washington mengetahui bahawa jika PM Ehud Olmert sedar akan wujudnya bahawa bumi ini adalah rata, maka AIPAC akan mengadakan Kongres yang ke 109 untuk meluluskan resolusi bagi memberi ucapan tahniah pada satu pertemuan yang akan diadakan bersama Olmert.

William James Sidis, with an IQ of 250-300, is the brightest human who ever existed. Guess what faith did he belong to?

Tahukah lagi bahawa William James Sidis dengan IQ 250-300 ialah manusia tercerdik. Dia ialah Yahudi. Teka, apakah kepercayaan yang beliau miliki?

So, why are Jews so powerful? Answer: Education.

Oleh yang demikian, mengapa Yahudi terlalu berkuasa? Jawapannya: Pendidikan, pelajaran, ilmu.

Mempengaruhi

Dermawan dan penyangak mata wang, George Soros ialah Yahudi. Dia menderma AS$4 bilion untuk membantu ahli sains dan universiti serata dunia.

Walter Annenberg menderma untuk membina ratusan perpustakaan berjumlah AS$2 bilion.

Jadi, mengapa mereka ini terlalu berkuasa? Mengapa umat Islam terlalu lemah?

Dianggarkan 1,476,233,470 Muslim di atas muka bumi Allah ini. Satu bilion di Asia, 400 juta di Afrika, 44 juta di Eropah dan enam juta di Amerika. Setiap lima insan manusia ialah Muslim. Setiap seorang Hindu ada dua orang Islam, setiap seorang Buddha ada dua orang Islam dan setiap seorang Yahudi ada beratus orang Islam. Mengapa orang Islam terlalu lemah?

Ini jawapannya: Terdapat 57 negara anggota OIC dan jika dicampur semua cuma ada kira-kira 500 buah universiti; atau sebuah universiti untuk setiap tiga juta orang Islam.

AS mempunyai 5,758 universiti dan India ada 8,407. Pada 2004, Shanghai Jiao Tong Universiti membuat kajian 'Kedudukan Akademik Universiti-universiti Dunia' - dan menakjubkan - tiada satu pun universiti-negara Islam yang berada di puncak 500.

Data yang dikumpul dari UNDP, tahap celik huruf di negara maju ialah hampir 90 peratus dan 15 negara itu mempunyai 100 peratus celik huruf. Negara majoriti penduduk Islam, purata kadar celik huruf ialah sekitar 40 peratus dan tiada negara yang mempunyai 100 peratus semuanya celik huruf.

Sekitar 98 peratus penduduk di negara maju menamatkan sekurang-kurang sekolah rendah, sementara hanya 50 peratus di negara majoriti Islam. Sekitar 40 peratus penduduk di negara maju memasuki universiti, sementara hanya 2 peratus di negara majoriti Islam.

Negara-negara majoriti Islam mempunyai 230 ahli sains bagi setiap (per) sejuta penduduk. Di AS 4,000 per sejuta, Jepun 5,000 per sejuta. Di seluruh negara Arab, penyelidik sepenuh masa ialah 35,000 dan hanya 50 juruteknik per sejuta (berbanding di negara maju 1,000 juruteknik per sejuta).

Negara Islam membelanjakan 0.2 peratus daripada KDNK untuk penyelidikan dan pembangunan (R&D) sebaliknya, di negara maju membelanjakan 5 peratus daripada KDNKnya.

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam kurang keupayaan untuk menghasilkan ilmu pengetahuan.

Akhbar harian yang dibaca oleh setiap 1,000 orang dan jumlah judul buku yang dibaca oleh setiap sejuta orang adalah dua angka tunjuk bagi menentukan sama ada ilmu pengetahuan disalurkan ke dalam masyarakat.

Di Pakistan, hanya ada 23 akhbar harian per 1,000 rakyat Pakistan sementara nisbah di Singapura ialah 360. Di UK, jumlah judul buku per juta orang ialah 2,000 sementara di Mesir ialah 20.

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam gagal menyalurkan ilmu pengetahuan.

Yang menariknya, jumlah terkumpul KDNK tahunan 57 buah negara ahli OIC ialah di bawah AS$2 trilion. Amerika sahaja, menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan bernilai AS$12 trilion, China AS$8 trilion, Jepun AS$3.8 trilion dan Jerman AS$2.4 trilion.

Pengeluar minyak yang kaya, Arab Saudi, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar secara rangkuman menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan (rata-rata minyak) bernilai AS$500 bilion; Sepanyol sahaja menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan bernilai lebih AS$1 trilion, Poland AS$489 bilion dan Thailand AS$545 bilion.

Jadi, mengapa orang Islam tidak berkuasa dan orang Yahudi paling berkuasa?

Jawapannya ialah: Kurangnya ilmu. Kurangnya pendidikan dan kurangnya pelajaran.

PEMENANG NOBEL YAHUDI

Daripada lingkungan 12 juta orang Yahudi, hanya 0,2 % sahaja populasi dunia. ( 2 setiap dari 1000 orang)



Literature

1910 - Paul Heyse
1927 - Henri Bergson
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 - Nelly Sachs
1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph Brodsky
1991 - Nadine Gordimer
2002 - Imre Kertesz
2005 - Harold Pinter

World Peace

1911 - Alfred Fried
1911 - Tobias Asser
1968 - Rene Cassin
1973 - Henry Kissinger
1978 - Menachem Begin
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1994 - Shimon Peres
1994 - Yitzhak Rabin
1995 - Joseph Rotblat

Chemistry

1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 - Henri Moissan
1910 - Otto Wallach
1915 - Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz Haber
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
1961 - Melvin Calvin
1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
1972 - William Howard Stein
1972 - C.B. Anfinsen
1977 - Ilya Prigogine
1979 - Herbert Charles Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
1980 - Walter Gilbert
1981 - Ronald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Herbert A. Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1989 - Sidney Altman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1998 - Walter Kohn
2000 - Alan J. Heeger
2004 - Irwin Rose
2004 - Avram Hershko
2004 - Aaron Ciechanover
2006 - Roger D. Kornberg
2008 - Martin Chalfie

Economics

1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1973 - Wassily Leontief
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 - Franco Modigliani
1987 - Robert M. Solow
1990 - Harry Markowitz
1990 - Merton Miller
1992 - Gary Becker
1993 Rober Fogel
1994 - John Harsanyi
1994 - Reinhard Selten
1997 - Robert Merton
1997 - Myron Scholes
2001 - George Akerlof
2001 - Joseph Stiglitz
2002 -
Daniel Kahneman
2004 - Richard Axel
2005 - Robert J. Aumann
2006 - Andrew Z. Fire
2007 - Leonid (Leo) Hurwicz
2007 - Eric Maskin
2007 - Roger Myerson
2008 - Paul Krugman

Physiology / Medicine

1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
1908 - Paul Erlich
1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
1931 - Otto Warburg
1936 - Otto Loewi
1944 - Joseph Erlanger
1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
1947 - Garty Cori
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 - Hans Krebs
1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 - Joshua Lederberg
1959 - Arthur Kornberg
(father)
1964 - Konrad Bloch
1965 - Francois Jacob
1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George Wald
1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 - Salvador Luria
1970 - Julius Axelrod
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 - David Baltimore
1975 - Howard Martin Temin
1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 - Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
1977 - Andrew V. Schally
1978 - Daniel Nathans
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
1982 - [Sir] John Vane
1984 - Cesar Milstein
1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 - Rita Levi-Montalcini
1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 - Gertrude Elion
1989 - Harold Varmus
1991 - Erwin Neher
1991 - Bert Sakmann
1992 - Edmond Fischer
1993 - Richard J. Roberts
1993 - Phillip Sharp
1994 - Alfred Gilman
1994 - Martin Rodbell
1995 - Edward B. Lewis
1997 - Stanley B. Prusiner
1998 - Robert F. Furchgott
2000 - Eric R. Kandel
2000 - Paul Greengard
2002 - Sydney Brenner
2002 - Robert H. Horvitz
2006 - Roger Kornberg
(son)
2006 - Andrew Z. Fire

Physics

1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
1921 - Albert Einstein
1922 - Niels Bohr
1925 - James Franck
1925 - Gustav Hertz
1943 - Gustav Stern
1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi
1945 - Wolfgang Pauli
1952 - Felix Bloch
1954 - Max Born
1958 - Igor Tamm
1958 - Il'ja Mikhailovich
1958 - Igor Yevgenyevich
1959 - Emilio Segre
1960 - Donald A. Glaser
1961 - Robert Hofstadter
1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
1963 - Eugene P. Wigner
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 - Julian Schwinger
1967 - Hans Albrecht Bethe
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
1971 - Dennis Gabor
1972 - Leon N. Cooper
1973 - Brian David Josephson
1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
1976 - Burton Richter
1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
1978 - Peter L Kapitza
1979 - Stephen Weinberg
1979 - Sheldon Glashow
1988 - Leon Lederman
1988 - Melvin Schwartz
1988 - Jack Steinberger
1990 - Jerome Friedman
1992 - Georges Charpak
1995 - Martin Perl
1995 - Frederick Reines
1996 - David M. Lee
1996 - Douglas D. Osheroff
1997 - Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
2000 - Zhores I. Alferov
2003 - Vitaly Ginsburg
2003 - Alexei Abrikosov
2004 - David Gross
2004 - H. David Politzer
2005 - Roy Glauber


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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.

RCV-ballot-09.pngUnder 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.

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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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          Silicon Labs launches XOs for 100/400G line cards   
Silicon Labs, a supplier of silicon, software and solutions for networking applications, has introduced a new family of crystal oscillators (XOs), the Si54x Ultra Series, that is claimed to offer the lowest jitter frequency-flexible solution on the market.

The new Si54x Ultra Series XOs deliver jitter performance down to 80 femtoseconds (fs) for both integer and fractional frequencies across the entire operating range. The devices provide leading frequency flexibility and jitter margin performance and target demanding applications including 100/200/400 Gbit/s line cards and optical modules, hyperscale data centres, broadband, wireless infrastructure, broadcast video, industrial and test and measurement systems.

Silicon Labs' Si54x Ultra Series XOs are available with single, dual and quad frequency options and offered in an industry-standard 3.2 x 5 mm package, providing drop-in compatibility with traditional XO devices, as well as fast lead times and high reliability.

Silicon Labs noted that its PLL-based approach to oscillators is designed to enable efficient manufacturing and simplified factory programming to reduce lead times compared with custom oscillator products. Silicon Labs claims that this approach allows it to ship samples of any frequency XO within 1 to 2 weeks, and to deliver production quantities wthin four weeks.

The company's new Si54x oscillators employ Silicon Labs' advanced fourth-generation DSPLL technology to provide an ultra-low-jitter clock source at any output frequency. The device can be factory-programmed to any frequency from 200 kHz up to 1.5 GHz with <1 ppb resolution. In addition, on-chip power supply regulation allows noise rejection and enables consistent, reliable low-jitter operation in noisy scenarios such as high-speed networking and data centres.

The Si54x XOs also offer a drop-in replacements for low-jitter surface acoustic wave (SAW)-based oscillators while delivering superior frequency tolerance and temperature stability. The devices provide support for common output formats including LVDS, LVPECL, HCSL, CML, CMOS and Dual CMOS. Samples and production quantities of the Si54x Ultra Series oscillators are available immediately, and Silicon Labs offers a range of free web-based tools to support design and customisation.




          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.


          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.


          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".



          Thoughts on Haider   
Watched Haider. Liked it a lot. But it certainly isn't Vishal Bhardwaj's best as some reviewers have suggested. It wasn't a masterpiece like Maqbool and Blue Umbrella were. It had its problems. And the problems weren't fundamental, but cosmetic. Which makes the problems all the more annoying.

It seemed like Michaelangelo's David wearing underwear because its creator didn't want some people to blush. Or the Mona Lisa with eyebrows penciled on at the last minute because Leonardo didn't want to deal with "but where are the eyebrows?" questions.  

You can see that there was a masterpiece hidden in there, but was robbed of its true form due to lack of total conviction or concerns about propriety. Ironically, it seems like Vishal had his own "to be or not to be" struggle about how much to push the envelope. And ended up undermining the end product. Not too much, but just enough to make it fall short of greatness.

Here are some disjointed thoughts about the movie.

1) The "Anti-Army" charges

Many self-proclaimed nationalists on Twitter have been bashing the film as being "anti-army". Haider isn't nearly as anti-army as Maqbool was "anti-police". Vishal cast two corrupt police officers in the role of the witches from Macbeth, and gave them a lot more mischief to do. Heck, Haider isn't even as anti-army as Hum Aapke Hai Koun is "anti-stairs" because if not for those damn stairs, Pooja would've been alive and Nisha and Prem would've gotten married without Tuffy having to exert himself.

A lot of this "nationalist" outrage against Haider is a by-product of the mass delusion that most Indians have willingly been a part of and ardently sought to perpetuate. The delusion that the idea of India is more inclusive and benign than it actually is. That if some folks in Kashmir or in the North-East don't consider themselves Indian, it's just stupid, their fault, and totally the handiwork of Pakistan and/or China. And....most importantly....that our army can do no wrong. It can't do anything dishonorable or horrible.

But our army sometimes.....often.... does dishonorable or horrible things. Mostly because as Shivam Vij explains, that's the army's job in situations like 1990s Kashmir.

If you watch the movie without having this naive hyper-nationalized romanticized notion of what the Indian army is, Haider actually seems to go somewhat out of its way to be respectful to the army and justify its perceived excesses. When a home is blown up, it is because a bonafide terrorist really is hiding in it. People are are tortured either are or are strongly suspected of being terrorists trained by Pakistan. And if innocent people are being incarcerated or killed, it's not the army's fault. It is due to misinformation from the conniving two-faced Ikhwan types.

2) Excessive Soapbox Usage

Vishal has so far occupied a level higher than other Indian directors because of how nuanced, layered, and yet powerful his scripts are. You're not hit over the head with blatant exposition of irony, tragedy, or even humor. 

Haider was a bit too "speechy". And I don't mean the soliloquies that Hamlet is famous for. In fact most of those were excised. I mean speechy in the sense that Vishal and Basharat Peer seeme to be almost compelled to give us a preachy soapbox exposition of almost every political perspective in the Kashmir issue. 

So you have the speech about Nehru's betrayal, and the speech about Kashmiri Pandits, and the speech about how violence isn't the answer, and the speech about how "azadi" is synonymous with joining Pakistan, and the speech about.......about about about......

To make matters worse, not only were the speeches utterly banal, but they also served as speed-breakers in the narrative. They were less Vishal Bhardwaj and more Mani Ratnam or Aaron Sorkin. 

The most poignant points about the whole issue were actually made in several vintage Vishal scenes, either sub-textually or organically. The chutzpah-AFSPA dialog for instance or the scene in which Basharat himself has a cameo. 

All those soapbox scenes, the movie could have done without. I couldn't help but feel that they were there for Vishal to hedge politically. Every one of those scenes was meant to mollify or assuage one of the stakeholders in  the Kashmir issue. It's like Vishal had a checklist and wanted to make sure everyone got their spiel in and nobody felt left-out. The end result ironically is that you will find several Indian nationalists, Pakistanis, pro-freedom Kashmiris, Kashmiri Pandits, and so on who think the movie is unfair to their perspective.  

3) Shahid Kapoor

Shahid put in a solid effort. He tried hard and stretched himself to the maximum. But it simply wasn't good enough. Especially in the second half when Hamlet in the play really comes into his element, Shahid Kapoor seemed instead to be channeling Sridevi from Sadma. 

The movie would've been better served by casting not Shahid, but an actor who won accolades for playing a guy named Shahid - Rajkumar Rao. At several points in the movie when Shahid's earnest but inadequate emoting was making me cringe, I closed my eyes and tried to imagine Rajkumar Rao in the same scene.

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          TS62: CES Transsexuals, Bill O'Reilly, Golden Globes, Guest Sam Pancake.mp3   
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          Going Fast At Goodwood   

I really don’t want to go into full on hyperbole mode, but the Goodwood Festival of Speed really is a special event. There is a certain point which you reach though, where it all becomes a little bit surreal. I’m genuinely struggling to find the words, but I really want to try and accurately convey just how […]

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          OHSU researchers: New discovery on obesity-high blood pressure relationship   
Obesity contributes to high blood pressure, but why and how this happens remains unclear. One of the major causes of high blood pressure — or hypertension — is the inappropriate activation of the fight-or-flight sympathetic nervous system response, and most obesity researchers have focused on factors that increase sympathetic activity. Virginia Brooks, Ph.D., however, has been investigating mechanisms that inhibit this activity. A team led by Brooks, professor of physiology and pharmacology at OHSU, identified a neuromodulator, neuropeptide Y (NPY), that inhibits sympathetic activity in a specific area of … Read More
          Hyperconverged infrastructure. It's all about the services   

If HCI sounds simple, that’s because it is

Sysadmin blog Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) isn't a product, it's a feature. The future lies in turnkey cloud solutions. This means that there are certain IT services HCI vendors need to bring to the table to remain relevant.…


          第33位:モーレツ宇宙海賊 ABYSS OF HYPERSPACE -亜空の深淵-   

モーレツ宇宙海賊 ABYSS OF HYPERSPACE -亜空の深淵-

白凰女学院高等部に通う加藤茉莉香は、政府発行の「私掠船免状」を持った合法の宇宙海賊。学業、宇宙ヨット部部長、喫茶店ランプ館でのアルバイト、さらに、宇宙海賊船・弁天丸の船長と、大忙しな日々を送っている。3年生への進級を間近に控えた春休みのある日、豪華客船での海賊営業の仕事を請けた茉莉香は、乗客リストの中に銀河パスの所有者・無限彼方の名前を発見。彼方の父で高名な「亜空間ダイバー」の無限博士との約束を果たすため、海賊ショーの最中、語りかける。「亜空の流れ、その果ては何色か?」そして、海賊と少年の亜空を駆ける冒険が始まる!動画一覧はこちら

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          Who’s Your Customer?   
Anyone that has worked with me for any length of time or whom I have managed knows that, at some point, I will ask them, “Who’s your customer?” Anybody that does work has a customer, but few people really think about who their customer really is, or even think in terms of having customers.


Let me be clear: I’m not talking about your company’s customer, the business or individual to whom your company sells goods or services. I’m talking about your customer, as an individual employee, as a team member, or as a manager.

I’ll use myself as an example. At SolidFire, I ran the demand generation function. The role of demand gen is to develop leads for sales to pursue. As such, we had two primary customers: inside sales, who would receive and pursue our leads; and the campaigns team, for whom we managed several (mostly) digital channels through which to execute their campaigns. We had secondary customers, like field marketing, who would generate leads through field events that we would upload, process, and deliver to sales. As a manager, the members of my team were also my customers, and there are also other customer relationships that I maintained in that role.

What’s the value of considering those teams, campaigns and inside sales, as customers, rather than simple collaborative teams or stakeholders in our activities? Because the concept of a customer carries with it a set of expectations that are richer, deeper, and more meaningful than a mere collaborative relationship, and those expectations lead to better outcomes for everyone involved.

Here’s an example. At one point, we started hearing rumors that sales was dissatisfied with some types of leads we were providing, even though we believed these were quality leads. The tension between marketing and sales is a common situation, so it wasn’t surprising to hear this. But if we could break down this barrier, both teams could be much more successful in their efforts.

There are a lot of ways I could have handled this problem, but I decided to view the problem through the lens of a customer-supplier relationship. If we were a supplier to sales as a customer, a common role in that relationship is the customer success manager (CSM), whose job is to ensure that the customer is successful in using the supplier’s product or services. The CSM role is bilateral: she represents the supplier’s product to the customer, helping them use it properly and fully; and she is the voice of the customer to the supplier, helping guide product development to better serve the needs of the customer.

We needed the equivalent function between demand gen and inside sales, so we created a CSM type of role and, in fact, we hired an inside salesperson to staff it. In this role, our CSM (I think we called him a marketing sales coordinator) had a bilateral role: he represented marketing to the inside sales team, explaining different types of leads, why they received them, and how they should pursue them; and represented the sales environment to marketing, describing which types of leads were working best or worst, and why, enabling marketing to optimize their campaign efforts.

The result of this change was dramatic. Inside sales came to view demand gen, and the broader marketing team, as partners in their success. Sales acceptance rates of marketing leads increased, and sales qualification rates of accepted leads improved. Would we have achieved the same result by having a more traditional approach of trying to collaborate between these two teams? Maybe, but I doubt it. In the same way that customers and suppliers generally don’t achieve a truly collaborative relationship, marketing and sales frequently struggle to truly collaborate. By establishing a role whose entire job is to ensure sales’ success, that changes the relationship measurably.

So, have you started to ask yourself who your customers are in your job? Does it change how you think about your interworking relationships? Try it. It can be powerful.



          12 Keutamaan Sedekah Berdasarkan Al-Qur’an dan Hadits   



12 Keutamaan Sedekah Berdasarkan Al-Qur’an dan Hadits  – Sedekah merupakan bukti iman dan ketaatan manusia pada Allah SWT. Sedekah itu tidak dapat dipaksakan, melainkan panggilan hati dan jiwa untuk melakukannya dengan ikhlas dan dapat menyenangkan hati orang lain. Sedekah tidak hanya dalam bentuk harta benda saja, seperti halnya ibadah-ibadah fisik non materi, seperti menolong orang lain dengan tenaga dan pikirannya, senyum, memberi nafkah keluarga, mengajarkan ilmu, berdzikir, bahkan juga melakukan hubungan suami istri itu disebut dengan sedekah. Cangkupan sedekah dalam Islam itu sangat luas sekali. Namun, agar lebih utama harta benda yang kita miliki juga harus disedekahkan kepada orang-orang yang membutuhkan.

Nabi bersabda: “Kamu menyingkirkan batu, duri dan tulang dari tengah jalan itu adalah sedekah bagimu.”(HR. Bukhari).
Senyummu kepada saudaramu adalah sedekah“. (HR. At-Tirmidzi).

12 Keutamaan Sedekah Berdasarkan Al-Qur’an dan Hadits

Begitu banyak balasan yang Allah berikan bagi orang-orang yang gemar bersedekah. Untuk mengetahui lebih jelasnya, berikut ini akan dijelaskan keutamaan-keutamaan bersedekah.
Baca juga: 11 Macam Sedekah Selain Dengan Harta

Keutamaan Sedekah

Adapun keutamaan sedekah berdasarkan Al-Qur’an dan Hadits diantaranya:

1. Orang-orang yang bersedekah akan dilipat gandakan pahalanya oleh Allah SWT.
Allah Ta’ala berfirman:
Keutamaan Sedekah
Sesungguhnya orang-orang yang bersedekah baik laki-laki maupun perempuan dan meminjamkan kepada Allah dengan pinjaman yang baik, niscaya akan dilipatgandakan (pahalanya) kepada mereka dan bagi mereka pahala yang banyak“. (QS. Al-Hadid: 18)
Dalam sebuah hadits Qudsi dikatakan yang artinya “Barang siapa berniat untuk bersedekah, kecepatan Allah membalasnya lebih dari gerakan sedekahnya“.
Allah berfirman yang artinya: “Perumpamaan orang-orang yang mendermakan (shodaqoh) harta bendanya di jalan Allah, seperti (orang yang menanam) sebutir biji yang menumbuhkan tujuh untai dan tiap-tiap untai terdapat seratus biji dan Allah melipat gandakan (balasan) kepada orang yang dikehendaki, dan Allah Maha Luas (anugrahNya) lagi Maha Mengetahui“. (QS. Al-Baqoroh: 261)

2. Sedekah dapat menghapuskan dosa-dosa
Nabi SAW bersabda:
Hadits Nabi Tentang Sedekah
Sedekah itu dapat menghapus dosa sebagaimana air itu memadamkan api“.(HR. At-Tirmidzi).
Akan tetapi, bukan berarti dosa-dosa akan terhapuskan begitu saja tanpa disertai dengan taubat dan perbuatan yang baik.  Seperti halnya orang-orang yang mendapatkan hartanya dari jalan yang salah atau diharamkan (tidak halal), harta yang diperoleh dari hasil riba ataupun perbuatan ma’siat. Tentu tidak akan dapat menghapuskan dosa-dosa yang dimiliki.

3. Sedekah dapat memisahkan diri dari neraka
Nabi SAW bersabda:
Sabda Nabi Tentang Sedeqah
Bersedekahlah kamu sekalian, karena sesungguhnya sedekah itu pemisah dari neraka“.
Bersedekah itu tidak hanya harta, jika memiliki makanan, pakaian, atau hal apapun yang bisa bermanfaat untuk orang lain juga termasuk sedekah.
Nabi bersabda: “Jauhkan dirimu dari api neraka walaupun hanya dengan (sedekah) sebutir kurma“. (Muttafaqun ‘alaih)

4. Orang yang bersedekah akan mendapat naungan pada hari akhir
Salah satu jenis manusia yang akan mendapatkan naungan pada hari akhir yakni orang yang gemar bersedekah. Namun ia menyembunyikannya dari tangan kirinya. Nabi SAW bersabda:
Bersedeqah
Seorang yang bersedekah dengan tangan kanannya, maka ia menyembunyikan amalnya itu sampai tangan kirinya tidak mengetahui apa yang disedekahkan oleh tangan kanannya“. (HR. Bukhari)

5. Sedekah dapat memadamkan panasnya alam kubur
Nabi SAW bersabda: “Sesungguhnya sedekah itu benar-benar akan dapat memadamkan panasnya alam kubur bagi penghuninya, dan orang mukmin akan bernaung dibawah bayang-bayang sedekahnya“. (HR. At-Thabrani)

6. Sedekah merupakan salah satu amal yang tidak putus sampai mati
Diriwayatkan dari Abu Hurairah ra, bahwa Nabi SAW bersabda: “Apabila anak cucu Adam itu mati, maka terputuslah semua amalnya, kecuali tiga perkara yaitu: Shodaqoh jariyah, anak yang sholeh yang memohonkan ampunan untuknya (Ibu dan bapaknya) dan ilmu yang berguna setelahnya“.

7. Sedekah dapat memanjangkan umur
Nabi SAW bersabda: “Sesungguhnya sedekahnya orang muslim itu dapat menambah umurnya, dapat mencegah kematian yang buruk (su’ul khotimah), Allah akan menghilangkan darinya sifat sombong, kefakiran dan sifat bangga pada diri sendiri“. (HR. Thabrani).
Dalam sebuah hadits dikatakan:
Hadits tentang bersedekah
 Sesungguhnya didalam sedekah-sedekah itu ada lima perkara:
  1. Sedekah itu bisa menambah harta kekayaan mereka;
  2. Menjadi obat penyakit;
  3. Allah akan menghindarkan bahaya dari mereka;
  4. Mereka akan melewati jembatan shiratal mustaqim seperti halilintar yang menyambar; dan
  5. Mereka akan masuk kedalam surga tanpa dihisab dan disiksa”.
8. Sedekah dapat menambah harta kekayaan
Jangan takut berkurang rezekinya karena bersedekah. Karena sedekah itu akan meluaskan , melapangkan dan membuka pintu rezeki. Nabi bersabda: “Tidak akan berkurang rezeki orang yang bersedekah, kecuali bertambah, bertambah dan bertambah“.
Allah SWT berfirman dalam QS. Saba ayat 39: “Apapun harta yang kalian infakkan maka Allah pasti akan menggantikannya, dan Dia adalah sebaik-baik pemberi rezeki“.

9. Sedekah dapat mengobati penyakit 
Dengan bersedekah InsyaaAllah dapat menyembuhkan berbagai penyakit hati. Karena sedekah itu dapat membersihkan hati dan pikiran, dan atas seizinNya Allah akan ringankan dan menyembuhkan penyakit-penyakit orang-orang yang gemar bersedekah. Rasulullah SAW bersabda: “Obatilah orang-orang yang sakit di antara kalian dengan bersedekah“.

10. Sedekah dapat menghindarkan dari segala bala’ (marabahaya)
Sedekah itu merupakan penolak bala’, penyubur pahala, menahan musibah dan kejahatan serta rezeki yang dilipat gandakan oleh Allah SWT. Rasulullah saw bersabda: “Bersegeralah untuk bersedekah. Karena musibah dan bencana tidak bisa mendahului sedekah“.
Dari nabi SAW bersabda: “Asshodaqotu tasuddu sab’iina baaban minas suu-i” artinya: “Shodaqoh itu menutup tujuh puluh pintu kejahatan“.

11. Orang yang bersedekah akan melewati jembatan shiratal mustaqim dengan cepat
Jembatan shiratal mustaqim itu bagaikan rambut terbelah menjadi tujuh yang tajamnya melebihi silet, lebih tajam dari pedang, licin dan berduri. Jembatan ini berujung pada surga dan dibawahnya adalah neraka. Tidak sedikit manusia yang bisa melewatinya hanya dengan kedipan mata, seperti halilintar yang menyambar. Oleh karenanya, perbanyaklah bersedekah karena sedekah merupakan salah satu perbuatan dan amalan yang dapat menyelamatkan manusia pada hari akhir.

12. Orang yang bersedekah akan dimasukkan kedalam surga tanpa hisab dan siksa
Sedekah yang dimaksud adalah sedekah yang penuh keikhlasan, tidak diumbar-umbar dengan sifat kesombongan dan niatnya hanya karena Allah ta’ala. InsyaaAllah, akan membukakan pintu surga bagi orang-orang yang gemar bersedekah karna Allah. Ada empat macam pembalasan sedekah, yaitu:
  1. Sedekah yang dibalas dengan sepuluh kali lipat ialah sedekah yang diberikan kepada para fakir miskin;
  2. Sedekah yang dibalas dengan tujuh puluh kali lipas ialah sedekah yang diberikan kepada sanak famili;
  3. Sedekah yang dibalas dengan tujuh ratus kali lipat ialah sedekah yang diberikan kepada teman-teman;
  4. Sedekah yang dibalas dengan seribu kali lipat ialah sedekah yang diberikan kepada para penuntut ilmu.
Demikianlah pembahasan mengenai 12 Keutamaan Sedekah Berdasarkan Al-Qur’an dan Hadits semoga dapat memberikan motivasi kepada kita para Muslim dan Muslimah untuk gemar bersedekah walau hanya sedikit. Lakukanlah secara terus menerus karena shodaqoh jariyah tak akan pernah putus sampai kita mati. Sekian terimakasih
Sumber: Ihya Ulumuddin dan Durratun Nasihin

          SHOLAT DUHA   


Doa sholat dhuha – Dalam agama Islam, selain mengerjakan sholat wajib umat Islam juga dianjurkan untuk mengerjakan sholat sunnah. Sholat sunnah ada beberapa macam, salah satunya adalah sholat dhuha. Sholat ini juga dikenal dengan shalat sunnah untuk memohon rizki dari Allah SWT.
Sholat Dhuha dikerjakan pada waktu setelah terbit matahari hingga menjelang masuk waktu dhuhur. 

Ciri-ciri waktu shalat dhuha ini dimulai dari matahari yang mulai muncul dan naik kurang kebih sepenggelah dan berakhir sampai sedikit menjelang masuk waktu sholat dhuhur. Tetapi, lebih baik dilakukan atau disunnahkan untuk dikerjakan ketika matahari agak tinggi dan panas juga agak terik.

Sedangkan bacaan surat pendek yang dibaca ketika sholat dhuha adalah disunahkan membaca surat Asy-Syam pada rakaat pertama dan surat Al-Lail pada rakaat kedua. Melakukan sholat dhuha ini bisa dua rakaat dengan satu kali salam. Untuk jumlah maksimalnya, setiap pendapat dari masing-masing ulama tentunya berbeda-beda.

Ada yang berpendapat maksimal mengerjakan sholat dhuha adalah 8 rakaat, ada juga yang mengatakan 12 rakaat, dan ada juga yang menyatakan bahwa tidak ada jumlah maksimal dalam mengerjakan sholat dhuha. Dengan adanya perbedaan tersebut, kita tidak perlu bingung untuk memilih mana yang benar. Karena Allah SWT tentunya menyukai hamba-Nya yang memperbanyak ibadah dan juga tidak melarang. Jadi lebih baik bagi anda untuk mengerjakan sholat dhuha semampunya.

Waktu Sholat Dhuha


Lalu kapan saat yang tepat untuk mengerjakan sholat dhuha? Waktu sholat dhuha adalah setelah terbit matahari hingga menjelang masuk waktu dhuhur. Tetapi lebih baik jika dilakukan pada pagi hari saat matahari sedang naik atau sekitar pukul 09.00 WIB.

Tata Cara Sholat Dhuha

Untuk anda yang ingin mengerjakan sholat dhuha tetapi belum mengetahui tata cara sholat dhuha. Berikut adalah tata cara mengerjakan sholat dhuha.
  1. Pertama yang harus dilakukan adalah membaca niat. Niat sholat dhuha adalah sebagai berikut:
ﺃﺻَﻠِّﻲ ﺳُﻨَّﺔَ ﺍﻟﻀُﺤَﻰ ﺭَﻛَﻌَﺘَﻴْﻦِ ﻟِﻠﻪِ ﺗَﻌﺎﻟﻰَ
“Usholli sunnatatd-dhuha rak’ataini lillahi ta’alaa”.

Yang artinya “aku niat shalat sunat dhuha dua rakaat karena Allah ta’ala”. Perlu diingat shalat dhuha ini dikerjakan minimal dua rakaat dan maksimal dua belas rakaat dan dilakukan secara munfarid (tidak berjamaah). Bacaan niat dilakukan bersamaan dengan takbiratul ihram.
  1. Selanjutnya membaca doa iftitah, surat al-fatihah, dan membaca salah satu surat yang terdapat dalam Al-Qur’an, tetapi lebih diutamakan membaca surat Adh-Dhuha, Asy-Syamsu, Al-Lailu, dan Surat Asy-Syarh.
  2. Lalu melakukan ruku’ dan membaca tasbih tiga kali.
  3. Selanjutnya I’tidal dan membaca bacaannya.
  4. Sujud pertama dan membaca tasbih tiga kali.
  5. Lalu duduk di antara dua sujud dan membaca bacaannya.
  6. Setelahnya sujud kedua dan membaca tasbih tiga kali.
  7. Selanjutnya lakukan rakaat kedua seperti cara rakaat pertama tanpa membaca niat dan doa iftitah.
  8. Lalu kerjakan tasyahud akhir.
  9. Yang terakhir salam dua kali.
  10. Seusai salam, dianjurkan untuk berdzikir lalu membaca do’a setelah sholat dhuha.

Doa Sholat Dhuha


Setelah selesai mengerjakan sholat dhuha, disunnahkan untuk membaca doa sholat dhuha. Doa setelah sholat dhuha tidak dibatasi. Kita boleh berdoa apa saja yang kita inginkan, tentunya bukan doa yang berisi tentang keburukan. Kita juga boleh membaca doa yang kita sukai. Namun, hendaknya kita memulai doa dengan menyebut nama Allah SWT, memuji syukur kepada Allah SWT, dan bershalawat atas Nabi Muhammad SAW.

َللهُمَّ اِنَّ الضُّحَآءَ ضُحَاءُكَ، وَالْبَهَاءَ بَهَاءُكَ، وَالْجَمَالَ جَمَالُكَ، وَالْقُوَّةَ قُوَّتُكَ، وَالْقُدْرَةَ قُدْرَتُكَ، وَالْعِصْمَةَ عِصْمَتُكَ. اَللهُمَّ اِنْ كَانَ رِزْقِى فِى السَّمَآءِ فَأَنْزِلْهُ وَاِنْ كَانَ فِى اْلاَرْضِ فَأَخْرِجْهُ وَاِنْ كَانَ مُعَسَّرًا فَيَسِّرْهُ وَاِنْ كَانَ حَرَامًا فَطَهِّرْهُ وَاِنْ كَانَ بَعِيْدًا فَقَرِّبْهُ بِحَقِّ ضُحَاءِكَ وَبَهَاءِكَ وَجَمَالِكَ وَقُوَّتِكَ وَقُدْرَتِكَ آتِنِىْ مَآاَتَيْتَ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِيْنَ

ALLAHUMMA INNADH DHUHA-A DHUHA-UKA, WAL BAHAA-A BAHAA-UKA, WAL JAMAALA JAMAALUKA, WAL QUWWATA QUWWATUKA, WAL QUDRATA QUDRATUKA, WAL ISHMATA ISHMATUKA. ALLAHUMA INKAANA RIZQI FIS SAMMA-I FA ANZILHU, WA INKAANA FIL ARDHI FA-AKHRIJHU, WA INKAANA MU’ASARAN FAYASSIRHU, WAINKAANA HARAAMAN FATHAHHIRHU, WA INKAANA BA’IDAN FA QARIBHU, BIHAQQIDUHAA-IKA WA BAHAAIKA, WA JAMAALIKA WA QUWWATIKA WA QUDRATIKA, AATINI MAA ATAITA ‘IBADIKASH SHALIHIN.

Artinya :
“Wahai Tuhanku, sesungguhnya waktu dhuha adalah waktu dhuha-Mu, keagungan adalah keagunan-Mu, keindahan adalah keindahan-Mu, kekuatan adalah kekuatan-Mu, penjagaan adalah penjagaan-Mu, Wahai Tuhanku, apabila rezekiku berada di atas langit maka turunkanlah, apabila berada di dalam bumi maka keluarkanlah, apabila sukar mudahkanlah, apabila haram sucikanlah, apabila jauh dekatkanlah dengan kebenaran dhuha-Mu, kekuasaan-Mu (Wahai Tuhanku), datangkanlah padaku apa yang Engkau datangkan kepada hamba-hambaMu yang soleh”.
Doa sholat dhuha ini merupakan salah satu dari keutamaan sholat dhuha, dimana kita lebih mudah meminta agar Allah bukakan pintu rezeki. Sesuai dengan hadist Nabi berikut ini :
“Wahai anak Adam, jangan sekali-kali engkau malas mengerjakan empat rakaat pada waktu permulaan siang ( Shalat Dhuha ) niscaya pasti akan Aku cukupkan kebutuhanmu pada akhir harinya “ (HR.Hakim dan Thabrani).

Keutamaan Sholat Dhuha


Mengerjakan sholat dhuha memiliki banyak manfaat. Berikut adalah keutamaan sholat dhuha:

Sholat dhuha sebagai sedekah

Sholat dhuha dapat menjadi sedekah sesuai dengan hadist berikut :
Dari Abu Dzar al-Ghifari RA, ia berkata bahwa Nabi Muhammad SAW bersabda : “Setiap pagi, setiap ruas anggota badan kalian wajib dikeluarkan shadaqahnya. Setiap tasbih adalah shadaqah, setiap tahmid adalah shadaqah, setiap tahlil adalah shadaqah, setiap takbir adalah shadaqah, menyuruh kepada kebaikan adalah shadaqah dan melarang berbuat munkar adalah shadaqah. Semua itu dapat diganti dengan shalat dhuha dua rakaat.” (HR. Muslim)

Dibangunkan sebuah rumah di surga

Untuk yang rajin mengerjakan sholat dhuha maka akan mendapat sebuah rumah yang dibangun di dalam surga. Hal ini sesuai dengan isi hadist Nabi Muhammad SAW : “Barang siapa yang shalat dhuha sebanyak empat rakaat dan empat rakaat sebelumnya, maka ia akan dibangunkan sebuah rumah di surga.” (Shahih al-Jami’ : 634)

Pahalanya setara dengan pahala umrah

Mengerjakan sholat dhuha tentunya akan mendapatkan pahala. Pahala dari sholat dhuha setara dengan pahala mengerjakan umrah.

Sesuai dengan isi hadist dari Abu Hurairah RA bahwa Rasulullah SAW bersabda: “Barangsiapa yang keluar dari rumahnya dalam keadaan bersuci untuk melaksanakan shalat wajib maka pahalanya seperti seorang yang melaksanakan haji. Barangsiapa yang keluar untuk melaksanakan shalat Dhuha maka pahalanya seperti orang yang melaksanakan umrah. (Shahih al-Targhib : 673)

          SHALAT TARAWIH NABI SHALLALLAHU ALAIHI WA SALLAM DAN SALAFUSH SHALIH   




Shalat tarawih adalah bagian dari shalat nafilah (tathawwu’). Mengerjakannya disunnahkan secara berjama’ah pada bulan Ramadhan, dan sunnah muakkadah. Disebut tarawih, karena setiap selesai dari empat rakaat, para jama’ah duduk untuk istirahat.
Tarawih adalah bentuk jama’ dari tarwihah. Menurut bahasa berarti jalsah (duduk). Kemudian duduk pada bulan Ramadhan setelah selesai dari empat raka’at disebut tarwihah; karena dengan duduk itu, orang-orang bisa istirahat dari lamanya melaksanakan qiyam Ramadhan.

Bahkan para salaf bertumpu pada tongkat, karena terlalu lamanya berdiri. Dari situ,kemudian setiap empat raka’at, disebut tarwihah, dan kesemuanya disebut tarawih secara majaz.
Aisyah Radhiyallahu anhuma ditanya: “Bagaimana shalat Rasul Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam pada bulan Ramadhan?” Dia menjawab, “Beliau tidak pemah menambah -di Ramadhan atau di luarnya- lebih dari 11 raka’at. Beliau shalat empat rakaat, maka jangan ditanya tentang bagusnya dan lamanya. Kemudian beliau shalat 3 raka’at.” [HR Bukhari]
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Kata ثم (kemudian), adalah kata penghubung yang memberikan makna berurutan, dan adanya jeda waktu.

Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam shalat empat raka’at dengan dua kali salam, kemudian beristirahat. Hal ini berdasarkan keterangan Aisyah Radhiyallahu anhuma, “Adalah Rasulullah melakukan shalat pada waktu setelah selesainya shalat Isya’, hingga waktu fajar, sebanyak 11 raka’at, mengucapkan salam pada setiap dua raka’at, dan melakukan witir dengan saturaka’at.” [HR Muslim].
Juga berdasarkan keterangan Ibn Umar Radhiyallahu anhuma, bahwa seseorang bertanya, “Wahai 

Rasulullah,bagaimana shalat malam itu?” Beliau menjawab,
مَشْنَى مَشْنَى فَإِذَا خِفْتَ الصُّبْحَ فَأَوْتِِرْ بِوَا حِدَةِ
“Yaitu dua raka’at-dua raka’at, maka apabila kamu khawatir (masuk waktu) shubuh, berwitirlah dengan satu raka’at. [HR Bukhari]
Dalam hadits Ibn Umar yang lain disebutkan:
صَلاَةُ الَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ رَكْعَتَانِ رَكْعَتَانِ
“Shalat malam dan siang dua raka’at-dua raka’at”. [HR Ibn Abi Syaibah. Ash Shalah, 309; At Tamhid, 5/251; Al Hawadits, 140-143; Fathul Bari, 4/250; Al Ijabat Al Bahiyyah,18; Al Muntaqa,4/49-51]
FADHILAH SHALAT TARAWIH

1.Hadits Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu anhu
مَنْ قَامَ رَمَضَانَ اِيْمَانَا وَاحْتِسَابًا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْذنْبِه
“Barang siapa melakukan qiyam (lail) pada bulan Ramadhan, karena iman dan mencari pahala, maka diampuni untuknya apa yang telah lalu dari dosanya.”

Maksud qiyam Ramadhan, secara khusus, menurut Imam Nawawi adalah shalat tarawih. Hadits ini memberitahukan, bahwa shalat tarawih itu bisa mendatangkan maghfirah dan bisa menggugurkan semua dosa; tetapi dengan syarat karena bermotifkan iman; membenarkan pahala-pahala yang dijanjikan oleh Allah dan mencari pahala tersebut dari Allah. Bukan karena riya’ atau sekedar adat kebiasaan. [Fathul Bari 4/251; Tanbihul Ghafilin 357-458; Majalis Ramadhan, 58; AtTamhid, 3/320; AI Ijabat Al Bahiyyah, 6]

Hadits ini dipahami oleh para salafush shaalih, termasuk oleh Abu Hurairah sebagai anjuran yang kuat dari Rasulullah untuk melakukan qiyam Ramadhan (shalat tarawih, tahajud, dan lain-lain). [At Tamhid, 3/311-317: Sunan Abi Daud, 166]

2. Hadits Abdurrahman bin Auf Radhiyallahu anhu,
إِِنَّ رَمَضَانَ شَهْرٌ فَرَضَ اللَّهُ صِيَامَهُ وَإِنِّي سَنَنْتُ لِلْمُسلِمِيْنَ قِيَامَهُ فَمَنْ صَامَهُ وَقَامَهُ إِعيمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا خَرَجَ مِنَْ الذُّنُوبْ كَيَوْم وَلَدَتْهُ أُمُّه
“Sesungguhnya Ramadhan adalah bulan dimana Allah mewajibkan puasanya, dan sesungguhnya aku menyunnahkan qiyamnya untuk orang-orang Islam. Maka barang siapa berpuasa Ramadhan dan qiyam Ramadhan karena iman dan mencari pahala, maka ia (pasti) keluar dari dosa-dosanya sebagaimana pada hari ia dilahirkan oleh ibunya.(HR : Ahmad, Ibnu Majah. Al Bazzar, Abu Ya’la dan Abdur Razzaqmeriwayatkannya dari Abu Hurairah.)
Al Albani berkata, “Yang shahih hanya kalimat yang kedua saja, yang awal dha’if.”[Lihat Sunan lbn Majah, 146,147; AlIjabat Al Bahiyyah, 8-10]

3. Hadits Abu Dzar Radhiyallahu anhu,
مَنْ قَامَ مَعَ اْلإِمَامِ حَتَّى يَنْصَرِفَ كُتِبَ لَهُ قِيَامُ لَيْلَة
“Barang siapa qiyamul lail bersama imam sampai ia selesai, maka ditulis untuknya (pahala) qiyam satu malam (penuh).” [HR Ahmad, Abu Daud, Tirmidzi, Ibn Majah, Nasa’i, dan lain-lain, Hadits shahih. Lihat Al ljabat Al Bahiyyah, 7]
Hadits ini sekaligus juga memberikan anjuran, agar melakukan shalat tarawih secara berjamaah dan mengikuti imam hingga selesai.
Ada sebagian orang berpendapat,shalat Tarawih berjama’ah baru dikerjakan pada zaman khalifah Umar binKhaththab. Benarkah demikian? Mari kita tengok sejarah melalui hadits-hadits serta riwayat-riwayat shahih apa yang terjadi pada zaman Nabi dan bagaimana yang terjadi pada masa Khulafa’ur Rasyidin.

SHALAT TARAWIH PADA ZAMAN NABI SHALLALLAHU ALAIHI WA SALLAM

Nabi Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam telah melaksanakan dan memimpin shalat tarawih. Bahkan beliau Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam menjelaskan fadhilahnya, dan menyetujui jama’ah tarawih yang dipimpin oleh sahabat Ubay bin Ka’ab. Berikut ini adalah dalil-dalil yang menjelaskan, bahwa shalat tarawih secara berjama’ah disunnahkan oleh Nabi Shalallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, dan dilakukan secara khusyu’ dengan bacaan yang panjang.
1.      Hadits Nu’man bin Basyir, Radhiyallahu anhu : Ia berkata: “Kami melaksanakan qiyamul lail (tarawih) bersama Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam pada malam 23 bulan Ramadhan, sampai sepertiga malam. Kemudian kami shalat lagi bersama beliau pada malam 25 Ramadhan (berakhir) sampai separoh malam. Kemudian beliau memimpin lagi pada malam 27 Ramadhan sampai kami menyangka tidak akan sempat mendapati sahur.” [HR. Nasa’i, Ahmad, Al Hakim. Shahih]
2.      Hadits Abu Dzar Radhiyallahu anhu : Ia berkata: “Kami puasa, tetapi Nabi Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam tidak memimpin kami untuk melakukan shalat (tarawih), hingga Ramadhan tinggal tujuh hari lagi, maka Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam mengimami kami shalat, sampai lewat sepertiga malam. Kemudian beliau tidak keluar lagi pada malam ke enam. Dan pada malam ke lima,beliau memimpin shalat lagi sampai lewat separoh malam. Lalu kami berkata kepada Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, ‘Seandainya engkau menambah lagi untuk kami sisa malam kita ini?’, maka beliau Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam bersada,

3.      مَنْ قَامَ مَعَ اْلإِمَامِ حَتَّى يَنْصَرِفَ كُتِبَ لَهُ قِيَامُ لَيْلَة

Barang siapa shalat (tarawih) bersama imam sampai selesai. maka ditulis untuknya shalat satu malam (suntuk).’
Kemudian beliau ٍShallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam tidak memimpin shalat lagi, hingga Ramadhan tinggal tiga hari. Maka beliau memimpin kami shalat pada malam ketiga. Beliau mengajak keluarga dan istrinya. Beliau mengimami sampai kami khawatir tidak mendapat falah. saya (perawi) bertanya, apa itu falah? Dia (Abu Dzar) berkata, “Sahur.”[HR Nasai, Tirmidzi, Ibn Majah, Abu Daud, Ahmad. Shahih]
3        Tsa’labah bin Abi Malik Al Qurazhi Radhiyallahu anhu berkata: “Pada suatu malam, di malam Ramadhan, Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam keluar rumah, kemudian beliau melihat sekumpulan orang disebuah pojok masjid sedang melaksanakan shalat. Beliau lalu bertanya, ‘Apa yang sedang mereka lakukan?’ Seseorang menjawab, ‘Ya Rasulullah, sesungguhnya mereka itu adalah orang-orang yang tidak membaca Al Qur’an, sedang Ubay bin Ka’ab ahli membaca Al Qur’an, maka mereka shalat (ma’mum) dengan shalatnya Ubay.’ Beliau lalu bersabda,
قَدْ أَحْسَنُوْا وَقَدْ أَصَابُوْا
‘Mereka telah berbuat baik dan telah berbuat benar.’ Beliau tidak membencinya.”[HR Abu Daud dan Al Baihaqi, ia berkata: Mursal hasan. Syaikh Al Albani berkata, “Telah diriwayatkan secara mursal dari jalan lain dari Abu Hurairah,dengan sanad yang tidak bermasalah (bisa diterima).”. [Shalat At Tarawih, 9]

SHALAT TARAWIH PADA ZAMAN KHULAFA’UR RASYIDIN
1.      Para sahabat Rasulullah, shalat tarawih di masjid Nabawi pada malam-malam Ramadhan secara awza’an (berpencar-pencar). Orang yang bisa membaca Al Qur’an ada yang mengimami 5 orang, ada yang 6 orang, ada yang lebih sedikit dari itu, dan ada yang lebih banyak. Az Zuhri berkata, “Ketika Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam wafat, orang-orang shalat tarawih dengan cara seperti itu. Kemudian pada masa Abu Bakar, caranya tetap seperti itu; begitu pula awal khalifah Umar.”
2.      Abdurrahman bin Abdul Qari’ berkata, “Saya keluar ke masjid bersama Umar Radhiyallahu anhu pada bulan Ramadhan. Ketika itu orang-orang berpencaran; ada yang shalat sendirian, dan ada yang shalat dengan jama’ah yang kecil (kurang dari sepuluh orang). Umar berkata, ‘Demi Allah, saya melihat (berpandangan),seandainya mereka saya satukan di belakang satu imam, tentu lebih utama,’ Kemudian beliau bertekad dan mengumpulkan mereka di bawah pimpinan Ubay bin Ka’ab. Kemudian saya keluar lagi bersama beliau pada malam lain. Ketika itu orang-orang sedang shalat di belakang imam mereka. Maka Umar Radhiyallahu anhu berkata,’Ini adalah sebaik-baik hal baru.’ Dan shalat akhir malam nanti lebih utama dari shalat yang mereka kerjakan sekarang.” Peristiwa ini terjadi pada tahun 14H.
3.      Umar Radhiyallahu anhu mengundang para qari’ pada bulan Ramadhan, lalu memberi perintah kepada mereka agar yang paling cepat bacaanya membaca 30 ayat (+/- 3 halaman), dan yang sedang agar membaca 25 ayat,adapun yang pelan membaca 20 ayat (+ 2 halaman).
4.      Al A’raj (seorang tabi’in Madinah,wafat 117 H) berkata, ;”Kami tidak mendapati orang-orang, melainkan mereka sudah melaknat orang kafir (dalam do’a) pada bulan Ramadhan.” la berkata, “Sang qari’ (imam) membaca ayat Al Baqarah dalam 8 raka’at. Jika ia telah memimpin 12 raka’at, (maka) barulah orang-orang merasa kalau imam meringankan.”
5.      Abdullah bin Abi Bakr berkata, “Saya mendengar bapak saya berkata,’Kami sedang pulang dari shalat (tarawih) pada malam Ramadhan. Kami menyuruh pelayan agar cepat-cepat menyiapkan makanan, karena takut tidak mendapat sahur’. ”
6.      Saib bin Yazid rahimahullah (Wafat 91 H) berkata, “Umar Radhiyallahu anhu memerintah Ubay bin Ka’ab dan Tamim Ad Dari Radhiyallahu anhuma agar memimpin shalat tarawih pada bulan Ramadhan dengan 11 raka’at. Maka sang qari’ membaca dengan ratusan ayat, hingga kita bersandar pada tongkat karena sangat lamanya berdiri. Maka kami tidak pulang dari tarawih, melainkan sudah di ujung fajar.” [Fathul Bari, 4/250-254; Shalat At Tarawih, 11; Al ljabat Al Bahiyyah,15-18; Al Majmu’, 4/34]

BILANGAN RAKA’AT SHALAT TARAWIH DAN SHALAT WITIR

Mengenai masalah ini, diantara para ulama salaf terdapat perselisihan yang cukup banyak (variasinya) hingga mencapai belasan pendapat, sebagaimana di bawah ini.
1.      Sebelas raka’at (8 + 3 Witir),riwayat Malik dan Said bin Manshur.
2.      Tiga belas raka’at (2 raka’atringan + 8 + 3 Witir), riwayat Ibnu Nashr dan Ibnu Ishaq, atau (8 + 3 + 2),atau (8 + 5) menurut riwayat Muslim.
3.      Sembilan belas raka’at (16 + 3).
4.      Dua puluh satu raka’at (20 + 1),riwayat Abdurrazzaq.
5.      Dua puluh tiga raka’at (20 + 3),riwayat Malik, Ibn Nashr dan Al Baihaqi. Demikian ini adalah madzhab Abu Hanifah,Syafi’i, Ats Tsauri, Ahmad, Abu Daud dan Ibnul Mubarak.
6.      Dua puluh sembilan raka’at (28 +1).
7.      Tiga puluh sembilan raka’at (36 +3), Madzhab Maliki, atau (38 + 1).
8.      Empat puluh satu raka’at (38 +3), riwayat Ibn Nashr dari persaksian Shalih Mawla Al Tau’amah tentang shalatnya penduduk Madinah, atau (36 + 5) seperti dalam Al Mughni 2/167.
9.      Empatpuluh sembilan raka’at (40 +9); 40 tanpa witir adalah riwayat dari Al Aswad Ibn Yazid.
10.  Tiga puluh empat raka’at tanpa witir (di Basrah, Iraq).
11.  Dua puluh empat raka’at tanpa witir (dari Said Ibn Jubair).
12.  Enam belas raka’at tanpa witir.

BERAPA RAKA’AT TARAWIH RASULULLAH SHALLALLAHU A’ALAIHI WA SALLAM ?
 
Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam telah melakukan dan memimpin shalat tarawih, terdiri dari sebelas raka’at (8 +3). Dalilnya sebagai berikut.
1.      Hadits Aisyah Radhiyallahu anhuma : ia ditanya oleh Abu Salamah Abdur Rahman tentang qiyamul lailnya Rasul pada bulan Ramadhan, ia menjawab:
إنَّهُ كَانَ لاَ يَزِيْدُ فِي رَمَضَانَ وَلاَ فِي غَيْرِهِ عَلَى إِحْدَى عَشْرَةَ
“Sesungguhnya beliau tidak pernah menambah pada bulan Ramadhan, atau pada bulan lainnya. lebih dari sebelas raka’at. [HR Bukhari, Muslim]
Ibn Hajar berkata, “Jelas sekali, bahwa hadits ini menunjukkan shalatnya Rasul (adalah) sama semua di sepanjang tahun.”
2.      Hadits Jabir bin Abdillah Radhiyallahu anhu ia berkata: “Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam shalat dengan kami pada bulan Ramadhan 8 raka’at dan witir. Ketika malam berikutnya, kami berkumpul di masjid dengan harapan beliau shalat dengan kami. Maka kami terus berada di masjid hingga pagi, kemudian kami masuk bertanya, “Ya Rasulullah, tadi malam kami berkumpul di masjid, berharap anda shalat bersama kami,” maka beliau bersabda, “Sesungguhnya aku khawatir diwajibkan atas kalian. “[HR Thabrani, Ibnu Hibban dan Ibnu Huzaimah, dihasankan oleh Al Albani. ShalatAt Tarawih, 18; Fath Al Aziz 4/265]
3.      Pengakuan Nabi Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam tentang 8 raka’atdan 3 witir. Ubay bin Ka’ab datang kepada Rasulullah, lalu berkata,”Ya Rasulullah, ada sesuatu yang saya kerjakan tadi malam (Ramadhan). Beliau bertanya,”Apa itu, wahai Ubay?” Ia menjawab,”Para wanita di rumahku berkata,’Sesungguhnya kami ini tidak membaca Al Qur’an. Bagaimana kalau kami shalat dengan shalatmu?’ Ia berkata,”Maka saya shalat dengan mereka 8 raka’at dan witir. Maka hal itu menjadi sunnah yang diridhai. Beliau Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam tidak mengatakan apa-apa.”[HR Abu Ya’la, Thabrani dan Ibn Nashr, dihasankan oleh Al Haitsami dan Al Albani. Lihat Shalat At-Tarawih, 68].
Adapun hadits-hadits yang menjelaskan bahwa Rasulullah shalat tarawih dengan 20 raka’at, maka haditsnya tidak ada yang shahih. [Fathul Bari, 4/254; Al Hawi. 1/413; Al Fatawa Al Haditsiyah, 1.195: ShalatAt Tarawih, 19-21]

BERAPA RAKAAT TARAWIH SAHABAT DAN TABIIN PADA MASA UMAR RADHIYALLAHU ANHU?
 
Ada beberapa riwayat shahih tentang bilangan raka’at shalat tarawih para sahabat pada zaman Umar Radhiyallahu anhu . Yaitu: 11 raka’at, 13 raka’at, 21 raka’at, dan 23 raka’at. Kemudian 39 raka’at juga shahih, pada masa Khulafaur Rasyidin setelah Umar; tetapi hal ini khusus di Madinah. Berikut keterangan pada masa Umar
1.      Sebelas raka’at.
Umar Radhiyallahu anhu memerintahkan kepada Ubay danTamim Ad Dari Radhiyallahu anhuma untuk shalat 11 raka’at. Mereka membaca ratusan ayat, sampai makmum bersandar pada tongkat karena kelamaan dan selesai hampir Subuh. Demikian ini riwayat Imam Malik dari Muhammad bin Yusuf dari Saib Ibn Yazid. Imam Suyuthi dan Imam Subkhi menilai, bahwa hadits ini sangat shahih. Syaikh Al Albani juga menilai, bahwa hadits ini shahih sekali.
2.      Tiga belas raka’at.
Semua perawi dari Muhammd Ibn Yusuf mengatakan 11 raka’at, kecuali Muhammad Ibn Ishaq. Ia berkata 13 raka’at (HR Ibn Nashr), akan tetapi hadits ini sesuai dengan hadits ‘Aisyah yang mengatakan 11 raka’at. Hal ini bisa dipahami, bahwa termasuk dalam bilangan itu ialah 2 raka’at shalat Fajar, atau 2 raka’at pemula yang ringan, atau 8 raka’at ditambah 5 raka’at Witir.
3.      Dua puluh raka’at (ditambah 1 atau 3 raka’at Witir).
Abdur Razzaq meriwayatkan dari Muhammad Ibn Yusuf dengan lafadz “21 raka’at” (sanad shahih). Al Baihaqi dalam As Sunan dan Al Firyabi dalam Ash Shiyam meriwayatkan dari jalur Yazid Ibn Khushaifah dari SaibIbn Yazid, bahwa mereka- pada zaman Umar di bulan Ramadhan shalat tarawih 20 raka’at. Mereka membaca ratusan ayat, dan bertumpu ‘pada tongkat pada zaman Utsman, karena terlalu lama berdiri.

Riwayat ini dishahihkan oleh Imam Al Nawawi, Al Zaila’i, Al Aini, Ibn Al Iraqi, Al Subkhi, As Suyuthi, Syaikh Abdul Aziz bin Bazz, dan lain-lain.
Sementara itu Syaikh Al Albani menganggap, bahwa dua riwayat ini bertentangan dengan riwayat sebelumnya, tidak bisa dijama’ (digabungkan). Maka beliau memakai metode tarjih (memilih riwayat yang shahih dan meninggalkan yang lain). Beliau menyatakan, bahwa Muhammad Ibn Yusuf perawi yang tsiqah tsabit (sangat terpercaya), telah meriwayatkan dari Saib Ibn Yazid 11 raka’at. Sedangkan Ibn Khushaifah yang hanya pada peringkat tsiqah (terpercaya) meriwayatkan 21 raka’at. Sehingga hadits Ibn Khushaifah ini -menurut beliau-adalah syadz (asing, menyalahi hadits yang lebih shahih). [Al Majmu’, 4/32; Shalat At Tarawih, 46; Al Ijabat Al Bahiyyah. 16-18]
          SmartBoy превращает смартфон в карманную консоль   
На этой неделе компания Hyperkin сообщила, что теперь доступна розничная версия SmartBoy, который можно заказать в Европе через Funstock Retro.

          Terminus is modern, highly configurable terminal app for Windows, Mac and Linux   

Hands up if use GNOME Terminal as your default terminal on Ubuntu? That’s a lot of hands. GNOME Terminal is great. It’s fast, featured, and straightforward. But it doesn’t hurt to try a few alternatives to it from time to time. Be it the vintage chic of retro term or the modern minimalism of Hyper. Today we […]

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          Congratulations New Java Champion Oliver Gierke   

Welcome New Java Champion Oliver Gierke

Oliver Gierke is leading the Spring Data project at Pivotal. He is an active member of the JCP expert group on JPA 2.1 and one of the main organizers of the JUG Saxony Day, OOP, JAX and WJAX conferences.

Oliver coined the Spring Data repository programming model which is a widely used Java abstraction to develop data access layers for relational and non-relational databases. This simplifies the way Java developers interact with persistence technologies as Spring Data provides an abstraction over APIs such as JPA. He is one of the leading experts on JPA and other persistence technologies. With Spring Data REST, he helped Java developers implement REST APIs. He also coined the Spring HATEOAS module and helped Java developers use hypermedia elements in REST APIs when using Spring MVC or JAX-RS.

Oliver is a consulting lecturer at the Chair of Software Engineering at TU Dresden helping students to get started with application development in Java. All of his material is available online: http://static.olivergierke.de/lectures/ This makes it easy for student developers to experiment with Java and receive a professional introduction to the language and Java development practices. 

Oliver contributes almost daily to diverse Open Source frameworks on Github, see https://github.com/olivergierke.  He is a frequent speaker at many conferences including BEDcon, OOP, JavaZone, Devoxx, SpringOne, JavaOne, JFokus, Øredev to name a few. Follow him at @olivergierke


          RE: XPS15, 9550, Windows Creators Update   

Hallo,

seit meinem letzten Post vor gut einem Monat, läuft das XPS ohne Probleme. Ich hatte das System komplett neu installiert und den Tipp mit dem 2.0 Treiber angewandt. Kein Einfrieren mehr seitdem. Selbst stundenlanges zocken mit einem PC-Spiel geht ohne Probleme über die Bühne. Genauso wie vor dem CU. Hyper-V ist installiert, allerdings habe ich mit dem CU bisher noch keine VM gestartet.

Dies mal als aktueller Erfahrungsbericht.

Grüße

Dirk


          Hyperbolic Manifolds and Holomorphic Mappings: An Introduction   

          Indie Author Spotlight: Robert Eggleton   


Hello lovelies welcome to a feature I am going to have on La Jersey Chika Reads Indie Books that is called Indie Author Spotlight. Each month I will post an Indie Author Spotlight to help spread word about the works of the fantastic indie authors that are out there!


Today tenth installment and feature is Robert Eggleton author of Rarity from the Hollow



 Robert Eggleton




Author's Bio

Robert Eggleton has served as a children's advocate in an impoverished state for over forty years. Locally, he is best known for his nonfiction about children’s programs and issues, much of which was published by the West Virginia Supreme Court where he worked from1982 through 1997. Today, he is a retired children's psychotherapist from the mental health center in Charleston, West Virginia, where he specialized in helping victims cope with and overcome maltreatment and other mental health concerns. Rarity from the Hollow is his debut novel. Its release followed publication of three short Lacy Dawn Adventures in magazines. Author proceeds support the prevention of child maltreatment.



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Rarity from the Hollow

By Robert Eggleton

Genre: Adult Literary Science Fiction

Publication Date: November 3, 2016

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Q. Describe your book in ten words or less.

A. An unlikely savior of the universe -- tragedy, comedy, and satire.


Q. What draws you to this genre.

A. I enjoy reading and writing literary fiction and within most genres. I'm not a big fan of pure escapist novels. I tend to look for the author's hidden metaphors -- meaning behind the superficial and that seems to detract from my enjoyment. So, when I write, my goal is to produce something that will be reflected upon after the last paragraph has been read. I also enjoy reading speculative fiction -- the what if? There are several what ifs in Rarity from the Hollow, but the one that was most fun to write was its political parody. What if some compelling force united extreme capitalism and socialism by a common cause --- saving the universe? While much of the focus of my story was on the prevention of child maltreatment, there are other analogies -- i.e. global warming. Rarity from the Hollow was the first, perhaps the only, science fiction adventure to specifically predict the rise of Donald Trump to political power -- parody with no political advocacy one side or any other. Readers find out how Lacy Dawn, the protagonist, convinced Mr. Rump (Bernie Sanders) to help talk Mr. Prump (Donald Trump) into saving the universe. The allegory includes pressing issues that are being debated today, including illegal immigration and the refuge crisis, an issue that several European commentators have compared to cockroach infestation; extreme capitalism / consumerism vs. domestic spending for social supports; sexual harassment…. Mr. Prump in my story was a projection of Donald Trump based on the TV show, The Apprentice. The counterpart, Mr. Rump, was based on my understanding of positions held by Bernie Sanders as I wrote the story. Part of the negotiations in the story occur in the only high rise on planet Shptiludrp (Shop Until You Drop), a giant shopping mall and the center of economic governance, now more easily identifiable as Trump Tower. The allegory was not addressed by ARC reviewers of the novel because so few people worldwide considered Donald Trump to be a serious political contender until the primary elections in the U.S. The political allegory in the novel is obvious now that Donald Trump has become a household name. In summary, I am drawn to literary speculative fiction because it is so much fun to write.


Q. Where do you get information or ideas for your book?

A. Much of Rarity from the Hollow is more real than not, and based upon over forty years of my experiences working as a children's advocate. I use Google for research, for example, on updated research on prevalence rates or correlates of child abuse. One interesting element of the story pertains to the ET assistance that helped cure Lacy Dawn's parents -- she begins the story as an eleven year old protagonist, a victim of maltreatment. Her father is a war damaged Vet suffering from PTSD, night terrors, and anger outbursts. Several book reviewers have complimented by imagination when writing the medical intervention element of the story. In reality, humans are living in a very exciting time when computerized diagnosis and intervention of mental health concerns is an emerging science. The fantastical means employed by the alien in my story to treat the parents were based on today’s medical reality. I’ve already mentioned that in the beginning of Rarity from the Hollow, Dwayne, the abusive father was a war damaged Vet experiencing anger outbursts and night terrors. The mother was a downtrodden victim of domestic violence who had lost hope of ever getting her G.E.D. or driver's license, or of protecting her daughter. Diagnosis and treatment of these concerns affecting the parents, as representative of many similarly situated, was based on emerging technologies presented at the 2015 World Medical Innovation Forum: https://worldmedicalinnovation.org/ . Yes, in real life, like in my story, patients have been hooked up to computer technology for medial diagnosis and treatment. Additional exciting research was presented at that Forum and may one day may revolutionize psychiatric treatment. Most relevant to my story were: (1) smart brain prosthetics, wireless devises being tested for potential to relieve depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder…neural engineering to manipulate brain signals; (2) sophisticated imaging systems that are minimally invasive to brain circuitry for diagnosis (3) and, healing the brain with neuromodulation and electroceuticals to treat depression and schizophrenia. http://hitconsultant.net/2015/04/30/tech-revolutionize-neurological-psychiatric-care/


Q. How do you select the names of your characters?

A. Typically, I pick names that fit a culture for stories. While I love fantasy, I've found long and unusual first names for characters annoying, thereby sometimes leading to head hopping as I've read the stories. I try to avoid this practice. For example, I recently read a short story involving sisters with unusual but very similar first names. I kept getting the characters mixed up, complicated by their similar voices. The subculture for Rarity from the Hollow is Appalachian, a place where the use of first and middle names is common when addressing the individual, such as Billy Bob, or Robert Thomas. Lacy Dawn was addressed by her first and middle name in the story as a show of love and respect, while the other characters were addressed by their first names only as a sign that their parents did not hold their existences in high regard. As a back story, when pregnant, Lacy Dawn's mother realized that she would not be able to give her daughter beautiful things in life, so she decided to give her a very beautiful name at birth.  


Q. List your top 5 favorite authors or books.

A. Gosh, this is an impossible to answer question. I'm a mood reader, so my favorite books at one time may be entirely different than at another time. Right now: Vonnegut’s anger in Breakfast of Champions helped me stay strong as a children’s advocate and as a writer, and how to experiment with my writing style. Watership Down by R. Adams was such a sweet adventure that some of this element just is a necessary ingredient of even the scariest or saddest story. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is probably on a lot of lists of favorite books. If I feel nostalgic, like now, Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins pushed me into the wilder side of writing regardless of censorship with views on religion and other topics. Last, The Color Purple by Alice Walker remains a role model for using colloquialism to reach mainstream readers. 


Q. What book/s are you reading at present?

A. I'm going to have to pass on this question. I'm reading a second novel by an unknown author and am so disappointed that I don't want to name it. I respected her debut novel and expected this one to be even better. It isn't. When this one was posted on a blog for 99¢ I grabbed a Kindle version. Don't misunderstand. I don't subscribe to the Goodreads rating system based on whether I "liked" a novel or not. If I'm considering writing a review of a novel I would never let my personal taste control such an important task -- my likes are irrelevant to whether a book is great or awful -- so are my comfort zones -- irrelevant. So far, this book has holes in the plot, is so mainstream that it could have been written by a computer program, and was poorly edited. There seems to be no message, but I'm hopeful that the author some how pulls it all together in the last third of the novel. I don't need to like a novel to give it a good rating, but I do have to respect it. Did the story fulfill its mission? It this novel does improve you may see my review on Amazon or Goodreads and you will get my answer to your question if you notice. If the novel does not improve, I may just skip writing a review. The impact of reviews can be so powerful that I wouldn't want to influence the behavior of an author who, based on the debut, has potential but released on perhaps prematurely. If this author was well known, making lots of money, I would have no problem blasting this piece of crap that I'm reading.


Q. What's next for you? What are you working on now?

A. I've been stuck in self-promotion mode for so long that I've neglected the next Lacy Dawn Adventure -- Ivy. I've submitted a couple of short stories to magazines recently but no bites. It seems to me that many magazines either stick very close to the Young Adult genre or are so extreme that my writing seems to have a hard time fitting into content. I don't want to change what I write just to achieve publication, so I'm trying to explore other alternatives. I'm working on a satirical essay, and a couple of poems. One of my poems won first place in an international competition last year, so I have a little name recognition because of that. Ivy, full of metaphors and allegory, is the story of an alien invasion of Earth based in an almost forgotten town. I live in West Virginia, the U.S. state with the highest rate of heroin overdose deaths in the nation. My familiarity with what is happening to my neighbors because of addiction prompted me to ask: how far will a child go to save a parent from addiction? I hope to achieve a similar finding when answering this serious question as I did with Rarity from the Hollow: “…a hillbilly version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, only instead of the earth being destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass, Lacy Dawn must…The author has managed to do what I would have thought impossible; taken serious subjects like poverty, ignorance, abuse, and written about them with tongue-in-cheek humor without trivializing them…Eggleton sucks you into the Hollow, dunks you in the creek, rolls you in the mud, and splays you in the sun to dry off. Tucked between the folds of humor are some profound observations on human nature and modern society that you have to read to appreciate…it’s a funny book that most sci-fi fans will thoroughly enjoy.” http://awesomeindies.net/ai-approved-review-of-rarity-from-the-holly-by-robert-eggleton/ I'll let you know when it is released.


Q.  What advice do you have for writers?

A. I don’t feel competent to give advice to other writers, but I will share a little common sense based on my observations of this marketplace. Don’t expect to be discovered overnight like you were Elvis singing on the front stoop of an apartment located in a low-income neighborhood. Before you publish, make sure that your work as been professionally edited, or as close to it as your finances will allow – not by a friend or anybody with whom you have a personal relationship. If published, to the extent possible, prevent generic one line reviews from being posted on Amazon – they always look like they were written by your friends and detract from other reviews that appear more legitimate. Commit to the long haul by keeping in mind that the majority of those entering the world of books stay there briefly and then drop out never to be heard from again. And, last, never buy a book review and don’t invest more than you can afford in anything. I’ve heard of aspiring authors placing themselves and their families at financial risk by becoming over-committed to a book that they had written. Hard work pays off, but working smart has better outcomes.   


Thank You So Much Robert Eggleton For Your Time & Interview.



R. Thank you for the opportunity to tell your readers a little about myself and my debut novel, Rarity from the Hollow.




          Release Day Blitz: Talking with the Dead by Shiloh Walker    

Title: Talking With The Dead
Author: Shiloh Walker
Re-Release Date: June 29th 2017
Genre:Contemporary Romance



 

Surrounded by death, a man with a terrible gift reaches for life.


A horrific tragedy blasted open a door in young Michael O’Rourke’s mind—cursing him with the ability to talk with the Dead. Nearly two decades later, Michael has moved from victim to survivor, using his abilities to seek out those who would go unjudged.



With his gift, he talks to those who’ve died violently and seeks out their killers. Only once he’s found the murderer, can the victims be at rest. After his last case, the only thing he wants is peace and he hopes to find it in the small town of Mitchell, Indiana.



But something is horribly wrong—the dead are waiting for him there, as well.



Small town sheriff Daisy Crandall is frustrated. The murder investigation she’s leading is going nowhere, the few leads she’s had haven’t panned out. She needs a break—this case is personal and when a stranger arrives, turning up where he shouldn’t be, she’s suspicious. Finding out that he is more than what he appears to be should shock her but doesn’t. The fact she’s highly attracted to him at the worst possible time is a hindrance.



Unfortunately, teaming up with Michael is the only way.



Now it’s a race against time before the killer destroys the life of his next victim…



This book has been previously published. A prequel to the FBI Psychics series.


**Warning: this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, violence **


  

Talking with the Dead

**Mnix ~ Amazon Review**

Talking with the Dead is an intriguing quick read with a touch of romance. The main focus of the book revolves around the mystery of the killer with the romance between Michael and Daisy running on the

sidelines. I agonized with Michael in parts of the story, his inner struggles are written flawlessly. Michael and Daisy both have personal struggles to overcome before they can admit to wanting to be with each other. It was refreshing to watch as Michael dealt with his ghosts and finally went after what he wanted, Daisy.


 Talking With The Dead
Text Copyright © 2017 Shiloh Walker
All Rights Reserved

Although Lucas never mentioned it, and neither did Mom, Michael O’Rourke was a disappointment and he knew it.

Lucas, now, Lucas was everything their charlatan mother could ever hope for. She’d taught him well, teaching him how to run scams, how to pick pockets and how to evade cops and social workers. Yeah, she’d taught him well, all right – maybe too well. Lucas was sixteen. Strong. Smart. He wasn’t going to hang around and keep helping his mother run her scams.

She called herself Lavonne, but her birth name was Rachel O’Rourke. Her great gift in life was in the grift. She could run a scam like nothing Michael had ever seen. Evan Lucas couldn’t sucker them in the way Mama could.

But Lucas had gifts, real gifts, the kind Mama liked to pretend she had. He saw things.

The “sight” Mama called it. Ran in her family, she liked to say, although Michael didn’t’ think she had ever seen anything that he couldn’t see with his own two eyes. Lucas once told Mike that their mama couldn’t see a spirit if it bit her on the ass. They’d laughed themselves sick, thinking about it.

Lucas could see, though. He knew things. He had known when it was time to leave New Orleans and he had known when it was time to leave Memphis and he had warned her about going to Nashville. She’d pissed people off there, but Lavonne was stupid. Plain and simple. She was going to do what she wanted to do.



Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid... she fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more...ah... serious vampire stories. She loves reading and writing anything paranormal, anything fantasy, but most all anything romantic. Once upon a time, she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest. She also writes under the pen name J.C. Daniels.






           Pre-Order Blitz: Keeper Under Fire (Graveyard Guardians #3) by Jennifer Malone Wright    
Title: Keeper Under Fire
Author: Jennifer Malone Wright
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Expected Release Date: August 15th, 2017
Cover Designer: Molly at We Got You Covered
Blurb:
The Reapers are coming…
The Keepers are ready to fight … to defend their home and the souls, no matter what the cost.
Olivia Estmond is tired of waiting to be attacked. It is time for the Keepers to strike first against the Reaper Empress. Preparing to fight is not a new concept for Liv, but living with a target on your back is not something she has ever dealt with. The Reapers were ordered to take out the entire Estmond family, and unless the Keepers did something about it, they wouldn’t stop until their mission was complete.
Not long ago, Aiden was a high-ranking soldier in the Reaper Army, but now he has fallen from grace in the eyes of the Empress. More than that, he wants his best friend back. He grew up with Jack and the two were once like brothers. Now, more than ever, he needed his brother. However, what he didn’t expect from becoming a double agent, was the attraction to a sexy red headed Keeper that came with the job.
Jennifer Malone Wright is best known for her short story series, The Vampire Hunter's Daughter. Other works include the follow up to The Vampire Hunter's Daughter series called The Arcadia Falls Chronicles, The Graveyard Guardians series, and her vampire novel called Savior. Jennifer also co-authors a series called Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse as well the Beary Tales series.
She resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children where she practices preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Just kidding!
But seriously, between the craziness of taking care of her children, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on her beloved fiction or chatting with her equally crazy friends.
Jennifer also loves coffee, has a passionate affair with red bull, wishes the sushi were better where she lives and dances while she cleans.
Author Links: Website: www.jenniferwrightauthor.com
Pre-Order Links:
Pick up Book One now, always free on all platforms: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2tlGwfU

          Meet Salto, the most hyperactive one-legged jumping robot you’ll ever see   

If someone ever built a robot modeled on a three-year-old kid hopped up on candy, it would probably act a whole lot like the University of California, Berkeley’s Salto jumping robot.

The post Meet Salto, the most hyperactive one-legged jumping robot you’ll ever see appeared first on Digital Trends.


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          6/30/2017: SPORTS: Raptors’ direction in the hands of their free agents   
It is not a stretch to suggest the next two or three weeks could turn out to be the most significant period in Raptors franchise history. Even in the hyperbolic time in which we live, having to deal with — and decide on — a free-agent class that will...
          Body Language Analysis No. 3982: Bangkok Police Officer's De-Escalation Genius - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)    



Recently a man entered a police station in Bangkok, Thailand wielding a knife. That's when Anirut Malee's instincts took over. Malee, a Thai police officer, deescalated the situation like a Jedi.























In this first image, Anirut Malee's gestures in a palms-up fashion - which is very wise. He is asking, not telling. He is open, not hyper-authoritative, nor threatening.























This next frame may, at first, seem trivial - but it's not. Anirut Malee's entire posture changes. Notice he puts a hand on the desk, his weight on his right foot, and his entire posture is more relaxed.
























Next Anirut Malee sits on the corner of the desk - lowering his stature and becoming even less physically dominant. Crucially, he "body-points" down the hallway - and NOT at the man holding the knife.























Officer Malee's repeated palms-up gesture - asking for the assailant to hand over the weapon - as he lowers his head/bends his neck, further de-escalates the situation.


























Even when he finally takes the knife, Officer Malee still remains sitting on the desk. If he stood up at this particular moment, it could very well backfire. 

























In this image, as gestures with his arms-wide and walks toward the man, Anirut Malee made the small mistake of not throwing the knife away before the hug. It would have also been a bit better if the officer's arms were lower in this moment. All things being equal, the higher the arms are positioned, the more threatening a person is felt to be.

























As he begins the hug, Officer Malee throws the knife away.





























For the second time, Malee waves off assistance. He's very aware that the man is emotionally decompressing.






























The act of allowing the man to rest his head on Anirut Malee's neck-shoulder, is particularly disarming.


Summary: Much too often, police officers escalate confrontations when they should be deescalating. Yet Officer Anirut Malee is an exception. He masterfully defused a situation, which could have very likely ended much worse.

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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 3980: Mitch McConnell Delays Health Care Bill Vote

Body Language Analysis No. 3978: Keanu Reeves, Chuck Spadina, Sincerity, and Empathy

Body Language Analysis No. 3976: Bill Conner bicycles 1,400 miles to hear his daughter's beating heart again

Body Language Analysis No. 3974: Elle Fanning, Robert De Niro, and Easter

Body Language Analysis No. 3972: Vladimir Putin, Oliver Stone, and a Facial Expression Red Flag

Body Language Analysis No. 3970: Kamala Harris and Jeff Sessions, Part II - Deception, Alpha, and Beta Behavior

Body Language Analysis No. 3968: The Grenfell Tower Fire, Empathy, and Emotional Processing

Body Language Analysis No. 3965: Manspreading, Madrid, and a Business Faux Pas

Body Language Analysis No. 3958: Vladimir Putin interview with Megyn Kelly 


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          BizTalk Server best articles   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/LeonidGaneline/archive/2017/04/24/biztalk-server-best-articles.aspx

To simplify navigation on the BizTalk articles, I've selected only the best articles.

Study Big Things

BizTalk Internals: Publishers and Subscribers
Part 1: Zombie, Instance Subscription and Convoys: Details
Part 2: Suspend shape and Convoy
Ordered Delivery
Internals: the Partner Direct Ports and the Orchestration Chains
Compensation Model

Study Small Things

Internals: Namespaces
Mapping Empty or Missing attributes and elements with different combinations of parameters: Required/Optional, Min/MaxOccurs, Default, Fixed
Mapping, Logical functoids, and Boolean values
Schema: Odds: Generate Instance
BizTalk Messaging Model
Internals: Mapping: Script functoid: Type of the Input and output parameters
Internals: Enlisted/Unenlisted; Started/Stopped; Enabled/Disabled. Errors and Suspended messages generated by Subscribers
Accumulating messages in MessageBox, Lifespan of the messages
xpath: How to work with empty and Null elements in the Orchestration
Internals: Schema Uniqueness Rule

Exams

Advanced Questions
Questions for interview without answers
Interview questions and principles

Some Architecture

BizTalk Integration Development Architecture
Naming Conventions
Artifact Composition
Naming Conventions in Examples
Domain Standards and Integration Architecture
BizTalk Server and Agile. Can they live together?
Complex XML schemas. How to simplify?

From Field

Sample: Context routing and Throttling with orchestration
BizTalk and RabbitMQ
Mapping with Xslt
Custom API: Promoted Properties
Sample: Error Handling

Diagrams

Timeline: Platform Support
Timeline: Development Tools

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          NECC 2009: Session Notes   
A Ripple Effect: 21st Century Innovations that Matter
Cheryl Lemke

Adolescent learning: peers, school, home, distributed resources, work, networked publics (a networked space where the public meets). —B. Barron, 2006

We need to create environments where we can work and learn peer-to-peer with our students because that is where they go to learn what interests them. Students need to see the value-added that the teacher offers.

94% of adolescents are involved in online gaming. —Pew

Multi-tasking is a myth. Our brains have an executive function that allows us to only think about things serially. Students, though, are faster than adults because they are younger (our brain processing speed peaks at between 20 and 30. When you move from one task to another, there is a slight delay and loss of time. There is, however, background tasking (e.g., listening to music). When students are engaged in difficult to cognitively process content, we should decrease the need for background tasking and multi-tasking. Drill and practice builds automaticity that leads to a greater ability to do background tasking while engaged in processing new content. Our students are giving us their “continuous partial attention” (Linda Stark).

http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy2/ : This is a game that allows users to try and keep a country alive. It considers elections, economics, etc.

If you grant students choice, on average, their grades will increase by a full grade.

On average there’s less than 10 seconds of sustained discussion in the average classroom. Instead, there is teach-talk followed by student-talk, followed by teacher-talk.

http://voicethread.com: This is a nice tool for working with video, stills, audio, and text/drawings.

http://flowingdata.com/: This is a tool that assists in visualizing data (e.g., Twitter posts about Obama during the Inaugeration, growth of Wal-Mart). http://gapminder.org is a similar program that allows you to track demographic features over time.

http://scratch.mit.edu/: This tool is good for teaching students about gaming and gaming environments from a design perspective.


Tammy Worcester
Tammy’s Favorite Technology Tips, Tricks, and Tools

http://www.tammyworcester.com

  • http://vozme.com: Users type in text and the application reads it aloud.
  • http://vocaroo.com: Allows you to record your voice. It results in an embed code.
  • http://jamstudio.com: Allows users to very easily create music loops.
  • http://fur.ly: Allows you to shorten multiple URLs into one. This creates a website that would be great for creating webquests or smaller Delicious sites.
  • http://www.imaginationcubed.com: This is a free online basic version of KidPix. More than one individual can work on the whiteboard at a time and you can email the project to others. The email includes the real-time drawing, not just the finished product.
  • http://jing.com or http://skitch.com: Allows you to do screen captures and make edits (e.g., adding arrows and text). You can also record voice and screen changes (like with Snapz Pro X).
  • http://kickyoutube.com: Allows you to download YouTube videos for later use. Just add “kick” in the YouTube URL and choose (from the bar on the top) the format in which you want to download. Then, click the green “Download” button. Next, right-click over the “Down” button to download the video to your hard drive.
  • http://classtools.net (Random Name Picker): Picks a name from a list you provide. The application includes an embed code so you can have the program run whenever you wish to use it (e.g., from the class blog).
  • http://taggalaxy.com: Looks in Flickr to find any images relating to the tag you select. You could create your own tag and hen look at the image (a globe) with just your pictures.
  • Firefox Shortcuts: Use Apple-L to move to the URL bar. To create a shortcut, go to the search box for the website (e.g., Amazon) and right click and create a shortcut (e.g., type az twilight and it will look for
  • “Twlight” in Amazon).

Dr. Christopher Moersch
Teaching 2.0: Challenging the Interactive Generation
http://lotiguyspeaks.blogspot.com

  • H-E-A-T (high-order thinking, engaged learning, authenticity, technology use
  • There are three parts to every learning activity: content, process, and product
  • http://www.lotilounge.com: Allows schools to take the LoTi digital-age survey
  • “What gets measured gets improved.”
  • http://wordle.net: Allows analysis of textual passages.

Tom March
WebQuests 2.0: A Richer Web Improves a Good Idea
http://tommarch.com

  • http://clipmarks.com: Allows you to copy/paste from multiple webpages therefore creating a pool of resources related to a personally-selected topic.
  • http://diigo.com: Allows you to highlight, ask questions, and comment on individual websites.
  • http://pageflakes.com: This is an alternative to iGoogle. It provides you with an assigned web address instead of having it just be available after logging in. The site allows you to subscribe to multiple RSS feeds in the form of tabs at the top of the page. This would be good to allow students to take turns reviewing individual webquests.
  • http://vue.org: This is an online version of Inspiration.
  • CEQ•ALL ("Seek All")—Choice, Effort, Quality, Attitude, Labor of Love (A taxonomy for this century); Set-up educational opportunities that allow students to make choices, requires hard work/effort, the teacher makes him/herself available for ensuring quality of student work/learning, allows students to feel good about themselves by having a good attitude, and teachers and students must put a labor of love into their work.
Vendor Notes

Global Fever (a vendor that provides curriculum relating to the environment) created a collection of rich resources using ComicLife. Their sample pages all use ComicLife and can serve as excellent examples.

Kids.gov: Like Thinkfinity, this is a central location for accessing several website. Its function is to bring together government sites intended for use by children.

From Banned to Planned: Cell Phones in Schools
Hall Davidson

http://discoveryedspeakersbureau.com/node/119

Poll Everywhere
: Allows you to have students take a quick poll using their phones.

Suggestions for ways teachers are using cell phones in the classroom are avilable at http://k12cellphoneprojects.wikispaces.com another resource is http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com.

Voicethread
: A tool for creating projects like HyperStudio, but it allows you to add audio recorded directly from your cell phone.

Davidson suggests we rename "cell phones." In some countries they call it a hand phone and keitai ("a snug, intimate technosocial tethering"). Cell phones are different from other technologies because they are both input and output devices.

"Classroom management is less of an issues when engaged learning is taking place."

Qik: This site allows you to broadcast live from a cell phone. It will also allows you to embed code into blogs or Google Earth.

Shazam
: It allows you to hold-up your cell phone to a song and the phone can decode the name of the song.

Cell phones can read bar codes (bar code readers are freely available online) and they can create bar codes from text/pictures (QR code generators).

Amazon bought a company that does object recognition (e.g., you can take a picture of someone's shoes, send it to Amazon, and Amazon with offer it for purchase).

Davidson has placed Fatherlee's paperwork for using cell phones in the classroom on his website (see above). It includes a letter home to parents, instructions for designing cell-phone educational activities, and a tech-survey for parents to ensure students aren't being charged for their in-class work.
          Peer-Reviewed Research: Penises Cause Warming   


By Professor Doom

     Advanced mathematics is not for the uninitiated. Even with years of training, it’s easy enough to go to a research seminar and have at best merely a basic idea of what the latest findings are about. Experts in the field usually understand completely of course, but even if what’s being said seems incomprehensible to the layman there’s no way you can “fake it” well enough to fool an expert. In short: while both an expert mathematician and a lunatic can spew what looks like mathematical gibberish, only the former can do it in a way that’s still comprehensible to mathematicians. You just can’t fake it well enough to fool an expert.

      I’ve looked at research in other fields, with the belief that I’d only understand only the basics. Thus, I was surprised to find “advanced topics” in Education and Administration are incredibly basic and accessible to anyone, even if other fields (hi Physics!) definitely made me feel quite limited in my understanding of advanced topics.

     I know full well if I tried to imitate writing and research in advanced physics, an expert would casually shred my gibberish. And I’ve demonstrate that with no effort I can emulate “advanced” Education and Administration writing.

      Gender studies and gender related studies are big on campus anymore. Casual inspection on my part led me to believe it was meaningless at best, and ideological indoctrination at worst. I’m hardly the only scholar to make such conjectures, but scholars know that “conjecture” is just a fancy way to say “guess.” A couple of scholars decided to prove this stuff is just plain ol’ crap:


-- Sokal1 refers to a previous hoax played on these guys, years ago.

     The two “researchers” made a point of generating a 3,000 word paper packed with jargon and devoid of any meaning. A sample paragraph will give the gist of it:
Destructive, unsustainable hegemonically male approaches to pressing environmental policy and action are the predictable results of a raping of nature by a male-dominated mindset. This mindset is best captured by recognizing the role of [sic] the conceptual penis holds over masculine psychology. When it is applied to our natural environment, especially virgin environments that can be cheaply despoiled for their material resources and left dilapidated and diminished when our patriarchal approaches to economic gain have stolen their inherent worth, the extrapolation of the rape culture inherent in the conceptual penis becomes clear….

     The whole paper of fake research is much like the above, with the key conclusion:
The conceptual penis presents significant problems for gender identity and reproductive identity within social and family dynamics, is exclusionary to disenfranchised communities based upon gender or reproductive identity, is an enduring source of abuse for women and other gender-marginalized groups and individuals, is the universal performative source of rape, and is the conceptual driver behind much of climate change.

      The entire above paragraph is actually just one sentence, but the reader could be forgiven for not reading it through. Allow me to edit it down to at least a minimal level of comprehensibility (keeping in mind the authors were deliberately trying not to be understood):
The conceptual penis…is the conceptual driver behind much of climate change.

      The paper is pure gibberish, little different than simply stringing along a bunch of mathematical symbols and believing it to mean something. The researchers even used a well-known (in the right circles) piece of software to generate the “research.” Yes, this field is so ridiculous (despite the regularly growing departments on campus) that somebody actually wrote a research paper generator for it:
Some references cite the Postmodern Generator, a website coded in the 1990s by Andrew Bulhak featuring an algorithm…that returns a different fake postmodern “paper” every time the page is reloaded. We cited and quoted from the Postmodern Generator liberally;   

      Keep that in mind: not only did they use a gibberish generator for the paper, they used it as a reference, not that anyone noticed—the experts in this field do not even know when they are being mocked! Other references in the paper were likewise questionable (to be generous):

Not only is the text ridiculous, so are the references. Most of our references are quotations from papers and figures in the field that barely make sense in the context of the text. Others were obtained by searching keywords and grabbing papers that sounded plausibly connected to words we cited. We read exactly zero of the sources we cited, by intention, as part of the hoax.


     Of course, the researchers wrote it all under pseudonyms. They then sent it out to peer reviewed journals for publication. I really want to emphasize this: peer review is considered the gold standard of publication, even though time and again it’s been revealed as flawed at best and highly corrupt at worst. Mostly the corruption is by coordinating with the reviewers but in this case the researchers decided to have legitimate experts in the field legitimately review the paper. Why did they even hope that their hoax would possibly work?

That is, we assumed we could publish outright nonsense provided it looked the part and portrayed a moralizing attitude that comported with the editors’ moral convictions. Like any impostor, ours had to dress the part, though we made our disguise as ridiculous and caricatured as possible...


     Identity politics and political correctness is destroying our campuses (and some would say, the country). The researchers are quite justified in wondering if these things are also destroying what we now inaccurately call “science.”

     So, they wrote a gibberish paper with bogus references. That’s the easy part. Next, they sent their paper to journals, and did receive rejections—none of the rejections noted that the paper was pure hokum. But one journal suggested another which might be amenable:

We feel that your manuscript would be well-suited to our Cogent Series, a multidisciplinary, open journal platform for the rapid dissemination of peer-reviewed research across all disciplines.


     Cogent sent it to reviewers:

We took them up on the transfer, and Cogent Social Sciences eventually accepted “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct.” The reviewers were amazingly encouraging, giving us very high marks in nearly every category. For example, one reviewer graded our thesis statement “sound” and praised it thusly, “It capturs [sic] the issue of hypermasculinity through a multi-dimensional and nonlinear process” (which we take to mean that it wanders aimlessly through many layers of jargon and nonsense). The other reviewer marked the thesis, along with the entire paper, “outstanding” in every applicable category.


      So, a paper that is unarguably complete gibberish can pass the peer review process in this field. Granted the reviewers did have a few issues even with a paper they loved:

They didn’t accept the paper outright, however. Cogent Social Sciences’ Reviewer #2 offered us a few relatively easy fixes to make our paper “better.” We effortlessly completed them in about two hours, putting in a little more nonsense about “manspreading” (which we alleged to be a cause of climate change) and “dick-measuring contests.”


     Now, the gentle reader might well believe that the journal is just a sham. Not true! Journals have their own accreditation system:

First, Cogent Social Sciences operates with the legitimizing imprimatur of Taylor and Francis, with which it is clearly closely partnered. Second, it’s held out as a high-quality open-access journal by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), which is intended to be a reliable list of such journals. In fact, it carries several more affiliations with similar credentialing organizations...


      Much as higher education has serious, grave problems with a bogus accreditation system, so too do journals, apparently. The researchers’ conclusion regarding the field of gender studies is valid:

”…there are significant reasons to believe that much of the problem lies within the very concept of any journal being a “rigorous academic journal in gender studies.”


     I have two conclusions based on this wildly successful hoax:

1)              I often have global warming believers tell me of the hundreds of peer reviewed studies supporting the notion that Earth will boil over any minute now because of humanity’s technology. I have my doubts, and knowing that a complete hoax article supporting such ideas can easily be peer reviewed and published only increases my doubts further. This paper comes as close as possible to literally saying man is responsible for global warming…and is rubbish.

2)              When I was at a community college, I often encountered faculty and administrators who, after even a brief conversation, I simply could not fathom how they made it through a graduate level program. I gave them the benefit of the doubt, but after longer conversations, the question kept reverberating in my mind: how? They got their degrees and positions through writing papers much like this hoax paper, and it’s clear we have a whole industry of hoax “science” publishing, doing much to explain the surplus of advanced degrees in these strange fields.


     The two authors set out to create a hoax paper, and succeeded brilliantly. Yes, it was done before nearly 20 years ago by Sokal, but that only serves to demonstrate nothing has changed. At this point, as I’ve told many friends, when it comes to “the latest scientific research,” you may as well flip a coin when it comes to deciding whether it’s true or not.




 1)     In 1996, Alan Sokal, a Professor of Physics at NYU, published the bogus paper, “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity,” in the preeminent cultural studies journal Social Text which is in turn published by Duke University Press. The publication of this nonsense paper, in a prestigious journal with a strong postmodernist orientation, delivered a devastating blow to postmodernism’s intellectual legitimacy.

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          Longitudinal Assessment of Children with Mild CF Using Hyperpolarised Gas Lung MRI and LCI.   

Longitudinal Assessment of Children with Mild CF Using Hyperpolarised Gas Lung MRI and LCI.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Jun 29;:

Authors: Smith L, Marshall H, Aldag I, Horn F, Collier G, Hughes D, West N, Horsley A, Taylor CJ, Wild J

PMID: 28661699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


          Improvement in Right Ventricular Strain with Ambrisentan and Tadalafil Upfront Therapy in Scleroderma Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.   

Improvement in Right Ventricular Strain with Ambrisentan and Tadalafil Upfront Therapy in Scleroderma Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Jun 29;:

Authors: Mercurio V, Mukherjee M, Tedford RJ, Zamanian RT, Khair RM, Sato T, Minai OA, Torres F, Girgis RE, Chin K, Damico R, Kolb TM, Mathai SC, Hassoun PM

PMID: 28661697 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


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          عروض هايبر بلس من 29 يونيو حتى 12 يوليو 2017   

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          كتالوج ماى واى شهر يوليو 2017   

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          Video: SNES Mini - Video: Alle Spiele & Infos zum Nintendo Classic Mini Super NES   
Mit dem SNES Mini, oder besser gesagt, dem &raquo;Nintendo Classic Mini Super Nintendo Entertainment System&laquo; bringt Nintendo eine kompakte Neuauflage seiner legend&auml;ren 16-Bit-Konsole auf den Markt. Den kann man mit HDMI-Kabel bequem an moderne TVs oder Bildschirme anschlie&szlig;en und die vorinstallierten Spiele mit zwei beigepackten Controllern spielen. Deren Controllerkabel sollen mit etwa 1,5 Meter l&auml;nger als die l&auml;cherlich kurzen NES-Mini-Controllerkabel sein. Ein richtiges Netzteil gibt&rsquo;s wie schon beim NES Mini nicht, daf&uuml;r betreibt man die kleine Konsole einfach &uuml;ber das mitgelieferte USB-Kabel. Erscheinen soll der SNES-Mini schon am 29. September f&uuml;r knapp 100 Euro und zwar in drei Variationen. Denn genau wie schon die Original-Konsole hat Nintendo das Ger&auml;t in verschiedenen Regionen mit anderem Design verkauft. In Europa gibt&rsquo;s die Grau-bunte PAL-Version, in den USA die Grau-Lila NTSC-Fassung und f&uuml;r Japan eine Super Famicom-Version. Alle drei haben insgesamt 21 Spiele vorinstalliert, die wir in diesem Video kurz vorstellen wollen. Allerdings gibt&rsquo;s f&uuml;r Japan nochmal andere Spiele, also f&uuml;r Europa und die USA. Spiele-Nachschub ist &uuml;brigens wie schon beim NES Mini ausgeschlossen, da auch der SNES Mini weder einen Modulschacht, noch eine Online-Verbindung hat. Diesmal will Nintendo mehr Mini-Konsolen als beim nahezu sofort ausverkauften NES Mini bereitstellen. Allerdings nur bis Ende 2017, dar&uuml;ber hinaus gibt&rsquo;s noch keine Pl&auml;ne f&uuml;r eine Nachproduktion. &raquo; SNES-Mini bei Amazon.de vorbestellen (Affiliate Link) Alle Spiel des SNES Mini (EU/US-Version) &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Contra 3: The Alien Wars &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Donkey Kong Country &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Earthbound &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Final Fantasy 3 &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; F-Zero &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kirby&#39;s Dream Course &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mega Man X &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Secret of Mana &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Star Fox &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Star Fox 2 &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Super Castlevania IV &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Super Ghouls &#39;n Ghosts &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Super Mario Kart &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Super Mario World &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Super Metroid &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Super Punch-Out!! &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Yoshi&#39;s Island &nbsp; Super Famicom Mini: Japan-exklusive Spiele: &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Panel de Pon &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Super Formation Soccer &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Legend of the Mystical Ninja &nbsp;
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          DE LAS QUINIELAS...   
BASKET CARTAGENA: 61
F.P. C. GALENO CB. CAPUCHINOS: 54


"Querido Señor: Los dioses han sido buenos conmigo. Por primera vez en mi vida todo es perfecto tal y como está. Así­ que éste es el trato: Tu congelas todo tal y como está y yo no te pediré nada más. Si te parece bien, por favor no me des ninguna señal." 
(Homer Simpson)

El pensamiento de Homero Simpson es tan caótico como sorprendente, y una vez más recurro a la sabiduría de este mi único consejero espiritual para expresar una sensación que creo que a todos los seguidores de esta esquizofrénica competición junior masculina nos persigue estos días, y no es otra cosa el deseo de que se pare el mundo, que se quede todo tal y como está y que continúe esta lucha sin parangón por ocupar "o no" los 5 primeros puestos de la competición, tal vez con una merecida "tercera vuelta", osea, ida, vuelta y revuelta, en lugar de entrar en vulgares finales a 4 con invitados estelares y en la que todo el mundo sabe qué va a pasar.
 
La resaca de las reflexiones que todos hemos hecho en cuanto a lo divino, por aquello del nombramiento del nuevo Papa, tal vez haya desatado una descarga tanto de rogatorias a propósito de los deseos de victoria o derrota de unos u otros equipos, según se mire, como de comentarios que han colapsado no solo este modesto blog declarado abiertamente independiente, marrajo aunque laico y por lo tanto incongruente, cartagenerista de pro y muy del Barça, sino también la sección de ruegos del mismísimo cielo, en el que algunos como todos sabemos pudieran tener mano.
 
No sé en el cielo pero en esta vuestra casa entraron ayer 425 oliscones, con la friolera de 28 comentarios y otros 6 no publicados por exceso de celo en el uso de apelativos despectivos, curoisamente no hacia mi persona ni hacia mi club u otros, sino hacia ese otro estamento tan indispensable como denostado. Y como esto de adaptarse a las nuevas tecnologías no siempre es lo mejor,  ayer mi móvil echaba humo ya que este blog es gestionado practicamente desde el móvil, a excepción claro está de la redacción de las entradas. Esto sin duda se debe al paro tal vez biológico de mis compañeros de "Cartagena Basket" y "Mi visión del Basket", que por motivos distintos me han dejado solo esta temporada en las tareas de informar y reflexionar acerca de las aventuras y desventuras de este equipo y otros chascarrillos del baloncesto murciano, por lo que no hay muchas más opciones, o entras en "El otro basket" a ver qué historias se inventa un servidor, o te deleitas con los relatos y reflexiones de "Las horas sitiadas" tan alejadas de las canchas pero no por ello menos interesantes, amén de la opción principal de "Mi baloncesto"..., bueno, mejor dicho el suyo.

Intentando hilar y dar forma a todas estas reflexiones a modo de introducción, vamos a ir desgranando la situación:
 
La tabla, una vez finalizada esta jornada llena de despropósitos para unos y de oxígeno para otros, ha quedado de la siguiente forma:

Clasificación JUNIOR MASCULINO (A 1 Jornada del final)

EquipoP.J.P.G.P.P.P.F.P.C.PTO.R.
1 AD. INFANTE CONSUEGRA PANADERIA 19 14 5 1272 1017 33 -2
2 CLINICA ORTODENT C.B. CARAVACA 19 13 6 1323 1150 32 -1
3 GRUPO GENERALA MARISTAS 19 13 6 1384 1308 32 +1
4 R.D. YECLA 95 VERDU 19 13 6 1218 1155 32 +2
5 BASKET CARTAGENA 19 13 6 1197 1071 32 +4
6 F.P. C. GALENO CB. CAPUCHINOS ´A´ 19 12 7 1373 1142 31 -2
7 UCAM MURCIA 96 19 11 8 1365 1203 30 +3
8 CLUB BALONCESTO ARCHENA 19 8 11 1145 1290 27 +4

La tan sorprendente como merecida victoria de Archena en el feudo templario caravaqueño, así como la victoria de Yecla frente al Rey Midas de Infante -que parece que ahora prefiere irse a vivir a una humilde cabaña al bosque en lugar de convertir en oro todo lo que toca, sus razones tendrá-, sin olvidarnos de la victoria del verdugo CBC frente a Capuchinos, dejan un cuadruple empate en el segundo puesto, a una victoria del primero, con el sexto clasificado con 12 partidos ganados (uno menos) y el séptimo con 11, y otro invitado a la fiesta que aunque con 8 victorias y sin posibilidades, está entrando en la juerga, aunque tarde, liquidando y aguando la fiesta a teóricos grandes.
 
Como véis esto es esquizofrenia en estado puro, jamás la competición junior se había visto tan emocionante e igualada, lo que le da ese aire de auténtica competición, a diferencia de otros años donde solo había un equipo marcando el ritmo y los demás jugando para que ellos se divirtieran, lo cual por otro lado es muy loable si eres capaz de reunir a semejante grupo de estupendos jugadores.
 
¿Qué puede pasar en la última jornada?

Próxima Jornada 22 07/04/2013

GRUPO GENERALA MARISTAS - CLINICA ORTODENT C.B. CARAVACA - 06/04/2013 19:00
CLUB BALONCESTO ARCHENA - R.D. YECLA 95 VERDU - 06/04/2013 17:00
AD. INFANTE CONSUEGRA PANADERIA - UCAM MURCIA 96 - 07/04/2013 12:00
CLINICA DENTAL GALVEZ MOLINA BASKET - BASKET CARTAGENA - 07/04/2013 12:00
F.P. C. GALENO CB. CAPUCHINOS ´A´ - ACG MOLINA BASKET - 06/04/2013 12:00

Es bien sencillo, y aquí os muestro varias combinaciones aportadas por lectores de este blog, ya que yo sería incapaz de llegar a todas estas conclusiones:

1º) Se podría dar que Caravaca ganase a Maristas y que Infante perdiera con Cb Murcia-96. Vamos a pensar que resto de resultados queden como deben. En este caso quedaría 1ºCaravaca, 2º Infante, 3º CBC, 4º Yecla y 5º Maristas, quedando fuera Capuchinos, siendo a criterio del amigo que aporta esta combinación, superior a equipos que puedan venir de otros grupos.
 
2º) Si Maristas gana a Caravaca y el resto de resultados se diera sin sorpresas, clasificación quedaría 1º Infante, 2º CBC, 3º Maristas, 4º Yecla y 5º y 6º Caravaca y Capuchinos, prácticamente fuera de juego. (Esta combinación yo no la veo).
3º) Luis García (sin duda un pseudónimo) afirma que los hermanos Capuchinos se encomiendan a los hermanos Maristas. Si Caravaca pierde con Maristas, Capuchinos se materia quinto y Caravaca sexto y a casita. Y sj también Archena ganase a Yecla, Capuchinos podría ser cuarto.
 
Como véis se pueden dar todo tipo de combinaciones y la emoción va a estar presente hasta el último momento, sin duda y como os decía mucho más interesante que la final a 4, que según donde se juegue, para algunos va a representar una absurda pérdida de tiempo.
 
Os invito a que dejéis vuestras quinielas en esta entrada, y la semana que viene vemos quién acierta, mientras tanto seguiremos "rezando", cada uno a su estilo claro está. 


En cuanto al partido del CBC frente a Capuchinos, decir que al margen de la incertidumbre por lo transcendente de este encuentro, la tónica general ha sido la de diversión y emoción a raudales, donde ambos equipos llegaron a los últimos 5 minutos con las opciones de victoria intactas.
 
Comenzaba este encuentro a mediodía de este sábado preprocesional, donde se reencontraban tal vez por última vez en las canchas cuatro viejos amigos, miembros de la selección FBRM alevín másculina del año 2007, Rodrigo y Carlos por parte de Capuchinos y Sergio y Jesús por parte del CBC.

Carlos #10, Rodrigo #6, Sergio #7 y Jesús #12

Y no tardó el equipo colegial en hacerse con el mando del partido, que mantuvo casi durante todo el primer cuarto no sin la respuesta departamental que le respiraba en la nuca continuamente, tanto que el primer cuarto finalizó con un empate técnico.
 
Mientras esto sucedía en el Cabezo Beaza mi amigo Rosqui, compañero de viaje en la dirección del Club Basket Cartagena y padre de Jorge, el jugador número 10 del CBC que también aparece en esta imagen, me mostraba vía "Guasap" su preocupación por el desarrollo del encuentro enviándome la siguiente imagen, tomada en la barra de las Bodegas Sanatorio de Chiclana, donde se encuentra acompañando a su hija Nuria la cual está disputando el Campeonato de España Infantil Femenino con la Selección FBRM.
 

Continuaba el segundo cuarto con la misma tónica que el primero, definiéndose las ventajas por pequeños detalles que solo los entrenadores son capaces de apreciar, yo desde luego no, llegando al descanso con una ligera ventaja para los cartageneros (31-24).


Y comenzaba la segunda parte con un panorama algo distinto, el Basket Cartagena se había hecho fuerte en defensa y creyéndose capaz de sacar adelante el partido, apareciendo las dudas en el equipo capitalino que no dejó de intentarlo y de trabajar duro en defensa contra la mayor altura del cuadro cartagenero. No en vano en diversos momentos de esta segunda mitad lograron igualar un marcador que llegó a estar de 12 puntos a favor del CBC, y que entraba en el último minuto con 4 puntos arriba para los locales.


Obligados a parar el encuentro y a falta de 47 segundos los colegiados, de los que hablaré en la prometida traca final prevista para cuando finalice la temporada, sancionaron con "intencionada" una falta corriente de un jugador de Capuchinos que solo pretendía ganarle al cronómetro. Dicha sanción puede que fuera el punto de inflexion definitivo, ya que a pesar de que el jugador cartagenero no obtuvo ningún rédito de los tiros libres, la posesión posterior que también tuvo premio nos llevó a los 21"  con 5 arriba, finalizando el encuentro con el consabido 61-54, y con un excelente sabor de boca para los cartageneros que pudimos disfrutar de un magnífico encuentro y una buena actuación de todos nuestros jugadores.
 
Fotografías del encuentro de Antonio Céspedes.
Un lujo poder utilizarlas en mis crónicas.
Y como queda dicho al principio de esta entrada, todavía queda la última jornada en la que algunos podrán disfrutar de la clasificación de su equipo y otros lamentarán esos puntos dejados en canchas teóricamente sencillas. No obstante os dejo con esta última reflexión de Homero, ya que todavía quedan un par de semanas de espera y duro trabajo.
 

Os deseo mucha suerte en esta última jornada a todos de corazón, ya que todos los equipos implicados se merecen estar en la pomada, y a los que se queden fuera os doy mi enhorabuena por el gran trabajo realizado.

          Americans Pay The Price When Our Political Institutions Erode   

This article first appeared on the Huffington Post. It is said that compromise is the cornerstone of democracy. If that is indeed the case, American democracy is seriously faltering. The increasing hyper-partisanship and petty politicking coming out of Washington D.C. has effectively undermined the legislative process and ability of both parties to come together in Read More >>

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          Americans Pay The Price When Our Political Institutions Erode   

This article first appeared on the Huffington Post. It is said that compromise is the cornerstone of democracy. If that is indeed the case, American democracy is seriously faltering. The increasing hyper-partisanship and petty politicking coming out of Washington D.C. has effectively undermined the legislative process and ability of both parties to come together in Read More >>

The post Americans Pay The Price When Our Political Institutions Erode appeared first on Center for Community Change.


          Unfallverursacher gesucht   

Am 28.06.2017 gegen 22 Uhr hat ein schwarzer Skoda Oktavia mit schwarz getönten Scheiben und silbernen Felgen das Fahrzeug auf von der Fahrbahn gedrängt und  woraufhin der Fahrer ins schleudern kam.
Der Fahrer des schwarzen Skoda entfernte sich von der Unfallstelle
Stressemanstr/Stadtverwaltung / Hinrich-Schmalfeldstraße.
Hinweise bitte an die Polizei.

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          Straßensperrung wegen Straßenfest Alte Bürger    
Aufgrund des Straßenfestes Alte Bürger vom 30 Juni bis 1.Juli ist die Alte Bürger bis Sonntagmorgen gesperrt. Autofahrer sollten über die Rickmerstr. oder Barkhausenstr.ausweichen.


          Frauen prügeln sich um einen Mann   


Eine handfeste Auseinandersetzung lieferten sich in der vergangenen Nacht zwei Frauen in der Llodstraße. Auslöser für die gegenseitigen Körperverletzungen war die Beziehung beider Frauen zu einem Mann. Eine Streifenwagenbesatzung wurde auf den Streit aufmerksam und konnte die Situation beruhigen. Im Strafverfahren werden nun die Einzelheiten zu klären sein. Hinweise nimmt die Polizei unter der Telefonnummer 953 – 4444 entgegen.
Als der Streifenwagen gegen 3.30 Uhr in die Lloydstraße einbog, schlugen sich die Frauen auf der Straße. Im Zuge der Auseinandersetzung war bereits das Auto einer Beteiligten beschädigt worden. Der Mann, um den sich offensichtlich der Streit entfacht hatte, war zwar anwesend, konnte die Streitenden jedoch nicht trennen oder gar beruhigen. Dies gelang dann der Polizei. Beide Frauen erlitten Verletzungen und wollten selbständig einen Arzt aufsuchen.


          Neue Betrugsmasche: Haftbefehle für Rentner   
Nach Enkeltrick und falschen Polizeibeamten haben sich Betrüger jetzt offenbar wieder eine neue Masche ausgesucht, ältere Menschen um ihr Geld zu bringen. Es werden angebliche Haftbefehle nach Hause geschickt.
Am Dienstag erhielt eine 78 Jahre alte Frau aus der Spadener Straße einen Brief – angeblich von der Staatsanwaltschaft Frankfurt. Unter der Überschrift „Haftbefehl“ wird der Frau vorgeworfen, eine Geldstrafe von über 28.000 Euro noch nicht gezahlt zu haben. Sie müsse die Schuld unbedingt begleichen, da sie ansonsten in Haft genommen würde. Nach Rücksprache mit Angehörigen wurde der 78-Jährigen schnell klar, dass es sich um einen Betrugsversuch handelte und sie informierte am nächsten Tag die Polizei.
Die Polizei rät, genauso vorsichtig zu sein, wie die Rentnerin aus der Spadener Straße:
  • Seien Sie immer misstrauisch bei solchen Schreiben oder auch Anrufen!
  • Gehen Sie niemals auf solche Forderungen ein!
  • Nennen Sie niemals Namen Ihrer Verwandten am Telefon, in einem Schreiben oder in Antwort-Mails!
  • Sagen Sie bei einem Anruf, Sie müssten zunächst Rücksprache halten und brechen Sie das Gespräch danach ab!
  • Überprüfen Sie die Information innerhalb der Verwandtschaft!
  • Übergeben oder überweisen Sie niemals Bargeld oder sonstige Wertsachen an fremde Personen oder fremde Konten, auch nicht an unbekannte Verwandte!
  • Sollten sie angerufen werden, notieren Sie sich wenn möglich die Telefonnummer des Anrufers und den Namen!
  • Verständigen Sie die Polizei!
  • Warnen Sie auch andere Mitbürger vor dem Geschehen!
  • Weitere Verhaltenstipps gibt die Polizei im Internet unter www.polizei.bremerhaven.de.
Weitere Tipps gibt es bei uns unter der Rubrik "Rat und Hilfe".
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          Lassie sucht Frauchen bei der Arbeit   
Ein entlaufener Collie wurde am gestrigen Mittwochabend, 28.6.2017, von Passanten an der Arbeitsstelle seines Frauchens in Bremerhaven-Reinkenheide festgestellt. Die alarmierte Streifenwagenbesatzung konnte das Tier mit einer Scheibe Wurst zum Einsteigen in den Streifenwagen bewegen.
Bald darauf hatte der Ausflug des Tieres ein Ende, denn die Hundesitterin hatte bereits eine "Collie-Fahndung" über die Polizei in Schiffdorf veranlasst. Dort fand dann die Zusammenführung unter großer beidseitiger Freude statt. Der Collie war gegen 18.00 Uhr durch eine offene Terrassentür aus dem Haus der Hundesitterin ausgebüxt und wollte dann ganz offensichtlich sein Frauchen bei der Arbeit in Reinkenheide besuchen. Mit Hilfe der Scheibe Wurst wurden Polizist und Hund wohl nach dem altbewährten  Motto "Liebe geht durch den Magen" gute Freunde.

          Moje żelazne zasady pielęgnacji urody. Beauty Rules I Always Respect.   
Idealna skóra to marzenie każdej z nas, ale jak to z każdym marzeniem, trzeba włożyć sporo pracy, żeby się spełniło. Po pierwsze, systematyczność. Najważniejsze to ustalić własny rytuał urodowy i powtarzać go codziennie. Oto lista prostych zasad, stanowiących podstawę mojej kosmetycznej rutyny. Wszystkie produkty, których używam, kupuję w aptece, gdyż dermokosmetyki to sprawdzone, przebadane naukowo formuły, stosowane przez dermatolożki – wiem, że mogę na nich polegać :-)

Perfect skin is a dream of many of us but as with every dream, one needs to put a lot of effort for it to come true. First of all, regularity. Having your own beauty ritual that you repeat every day is most important. This is a list of easy rules essential in my beauty routine. All products I use are from a drugstore (which in my country is more similar to French apothecary) since these are reliable formulas, scientifically tested and used by dermatologists – I know I can count on them :-)


1.Oczyszczanie. Codziennie wieczorem (bez wyjątków!) zmywam makijaż płynem micelarnym Sensibio H2O Biodermy. Mogą go stosować nawet osoby o wrażliwej skórze, na twarz i oczy, nie ma zapachu. Następnie lubię umyć twarz wodą i żelem do mycia. Raz w tygodniu stosuję oczyszczającą maseczkę Cleanance Avené, aby złuszczyć martwy naskórek.

Cleansing. Every evening (no exceptions!) I remove my make up using micellar water Sensibio H2O by BIODERMA. It can be used even on sensitive skin, both face and eyes. It has no fragrance. After that I like to wash my face with water and a cleansing gel. I use Cleanance mask by Avené once a week in order to exfoliate dead skin.

2. Krem pod oczy. Bardzo dbam o delikatną skórę wokół oczu, dlatego nakładam na nią żel Aqualia Thermal Vichy, który ma opakowanie w postaci bardzo wygodnego roll-on, lub Sensibio Eye Biodermy. Kosmetyk wklepuję palcami, aby lepiej się wchłonął.

Eye cream. I take good care of the delicate skin around the eyes therefore I apply eye gel Aqualia Thermal by Vichy, which has a very handy roll on applicator, or Sensibio Eye by Bioderma. I pat it in with my fingers for better absorption.

3. Nawilżanie. Rano pod makijaż nakładam krem nawilżający Aqua PRĒCIS Uriage z filtrem SPF 20, gdyż ochrona przed słońcem to podstawa prewencji fotostarzenia skóry. Natomiast na wieczór lubię ostatnio serum Idealia Vichy z unikalnym kompleksem idealizującym LR2412+LHA . Zawiera ono opalizujące drobinki, które rozświetlają cerę, nadając jej zdrowy wygląd. Innym sprawdzonym przeze mnie zestawem jest serum i krem Hydrabio Biodermy do bardzo wysuszonej wrażliwej skóry. Raz w tygodniu obowiązkowo maseczka nawilżająca Masque Confort Lierac.

Moisturising. In the morning I apply Aqua PRĒCIS moisturising cream by Uriage with SPF 20 because sun protection is crucial in the prevention of photoaging of the skin, whereas in the evening I use Idealia Serum by Vichy which contains a unique LR2412+LHA molecule. It also contains opalescent particles which give the skin healthy glowing look. Another favourites of mine are Hydrabio Cream and Serum by Bioderma. Moisturising face mask Masque Confort by Lierac is compulsory once a week.

4. Zwalczanie niedoskonałości. Nie mam problemów z trądzikiem, a na okazjonalnie pojawiające się grudki (bo tak się je nazywa w dermatologicznym żargonie) nakładam punktowo koncentrat z linii Lierac Prescription z kwasem azelainowym. Składnik ten ma działanie keratolityczne, tzn. usuwa nadmierną warstwę zrogowaciałą, oraz bakteriobójcze, a ponadto hamuje melanogenezę, czyli zapobiega powstawaniu przebarwień.

Fighting imperfections. I don't have acne problems but whenever I do get an occasional papule (this is the dermatological term for a pimple) I apply a concentrate from Lierac Prescription line. This product contains azelaic acid which has keratolitic properties (it means it removes excessive dead skin layer), kills bacteria and also reduces melanogenesis which prevents hyperpigmentation.

1. Idealia Serum Vichy 2. Masque Confort Lierac 3.Hydrabio Serum Bioderma 4. Maseczka Cleanance Avene

Przedstawione tu kosmetyki są odpowiednie dla mojej skóry, ale trzeba pamiętać, że produkty do pielęgnacji powinny być dobierane indywidualnie. Na koniec jeszcze najważniejsza rada – uśmiechnij się! To uśmiech sprawia, że jesteśmy piękne :-)

Products presented here work for my skin but you need to remember that they should be chosen individually. And lastly, the most important advice – smile! It's the smile that makes us beautiful :-)

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          Notes sur "Le portrait de Dawn Dunlap" d'Olivier Mathieu   
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Il y aurait indéniablement beaucoup à dire sur le rapport que l’écrivain Olivier Mathieu entretient avec la photographie. Parmi ses livres, nombreux sont ceux qui sont enrichis d’images tirées, souvent, d’albums de famille. Il n’est pas étonnant, dès lors, que l’affaire David Hamilton l’interpelle, à telle enseigne qu’il lui consacre un blog où il expose son avis personnel sur l’affaire. Rien d’étonnant non plus, de la part de cet auteur, s’il livre à ses lecteurs cette méditation de quelques dizaines de pages intitulée Le Portrait de Dawn Dunlap.

Ce petit livre s’ouvre sur le ressassement des souvenirs de l’homme de lettres, fidèle à son habitude de faire de sa propre vie la matière de son œuvre. Les lecteurs se retrouvent donc en terrain familier : il y a les filles d’Arromanches, et l’évocation de la mémoire des artistes qui ont entouré l’enfance de l’auteur. On y trouve une attention aux petites choses, des framboises dégustées par exemple, ainsi qu’une nostalgie d’un temps qui ne reviendra pas.

Et il y a des coïncidences troublantes, des dates qui résonnent. Elles permettent à l’auteur de glisser vers le cœur de son sujet : le regard porté par David Hamilton sur les très jeunes filles qu’il photographie. Et plus particulièrement Dawn Dunlap, modèle fameux, évoqué en termes de pureté et d’innocence – une innocence vue comme rare et fugace. A son tour, Dawn Dunlap rappelle des filles disparues de la vie de l’auteur, à l’instar d’Alice, sa propre fille, dédicataire d’ailleurs d’un roman précédent, intitulé Les drapeaux sont éteints. Une Alice qui rappelle Lewis Carrol…

Par deux fois, l’auteur cite la phrase de David Hamilton : « Le sourire, c’est bon pour les photos de vacances », rappelant, à la première citation, que lui-même ne sourit presque jamais sur ses photos d’enfance. On peut regretter qu’il reprenne cette phrase en début du chapitre « Philosophie du sourire », introduisant ainsi une mercuriale à l’encontre des êtres humains d’aujourd’hui. Celle-ci dissone, tel un couac pénible sur le mouvement lent et mélancolique d’un quatuor à cordes.

Récit d’une émotion partagée, Le Portrait de Dawn Dunlap est un petit livre richement documenté, et celui qui souhaite aller plus loin piochera avec profit dans l’abondante bibliographie qui le complète. Enfin, le lecteur laissera résonner, en complément à cet opus, les citations que l’auteur lui livre au sujet de David Hamilton – qu’elles soient de lui ou de ceux qui en ont parlé.


Olivier Mathieu, Le Portrait de Dawn Dunlap, Cluj-Napoca, Casa Cartii de Stiinta, 2017.

          Linux/Windows Software Support Engineer - Weymouth - SC Cleared / Square One Resources / Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom   
Square One Resources/Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

Linux/Windows Software Support Engineer - Weymouth - SC Cleared

Square One are looking for a Linux/Windows Software Support Engineer to come on board for a 3 month contract based in Weymouth.

The Purpose of the Role:

Support the software development teams for the configuration, customization and administration of the Operating Systems (Linux/Windows) and virtualisation environment of the development, test and target platforms in use for delivering large solutions. As a secondary purpose, to support the teams in designing and programming functionalities for the final software solution during administration activities down time.

Essential

Educated to Degree level or equivalent in software, computer science or software related discipline

Certified Linux (RHEL) administrator with at least 3 years' experience

Certified Windows Administrator with at least 3 years' experience

A minimum of 3 years' experience in the following areas:

o Virtualisation platforms using hypervisors/VMs in a multi-OS configuration (Linux/Windows)

o Fine customisation of VMs in a complex networking environment

o PC-Over-IP in virtualised environment

o Network and switch configuration/administration

Experience with Packer and Vagrant.

An understanding of software design methodologies (UML) and programming languages (C++ or Java)

Self-starter and able to learn on the fly

The successful candidate must be capable of achieving security (SC) clearance as a minimum

Desirable

Exposure to Data Distribution Service (DDS)

Commercial experience of UML and OO design methodologies

Commercial experience of Real Time designs, programming concepts and design patterns.

Proficiency in high level programming language (C++ or Java).

Experience of specification development, verification and validation.

Experience of line management or mentoring

Background in defence

Undertake all administration activities for the development, test and target environments of large projects covering:

o Operation Systems administration (Linux/Windows)

o Virtualisation platform configuration (hypervisor, Virtual Machine )

o Networking aspects (Switches, drivers, TCP or UDP IP )

o PC-Over-IP configuration

Contribute to the definition of the system network and topology configuration in support of the software architect.

When required on projects, design, code and unit test software in accordance with the company's procedure and project specific requirements.

Estimate the hours and duration required for own tasks.

Support planning input to project schedules and deliver own work commensurate with those plans.

Contribute information to project reports.

Share Linux/Virtualisation/Networking expertise with the rest of the development team.

This is a 3 month contract based in Weymouth starting immediately.

Linux/Windows Software Support Engineer - Weymouth - SC Cleared

Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 3 months
Other Pay Info: Market rates

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          Systems Engineer (Cloud, ITIL, AWS, Linux) / HM Revenue and Customs / Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux) - Cloud Delivery Group

Salary: Competitive

Location: Telford

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our Cloud Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Telford.

Background

This is an exciting opportunity to join HMRC's Cloud Delivery Group (CDG) where you will be working across one of the biggest IT estates in Europe and supporting a large scale and radical transformation that will have a profound impact for both the customers and the staff of HMRC. As part of the Development, Test and Operate (DTO) Directorate, the Cloud Development team is responsible for translating overarching IT strategy into the technical architecture for CDG. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Technical Architect to work within HMRC's Cloud domain during a time of significant change and transformation as HMRC drives the focus of IT delivery away from product centric solutions and fully exploits the opportunities that Digital Services and Data Analytics can provide. This position will play a key role in supporting Delivery Groups with the creation and execution of technology roadmaps that will drive HMRC's hugely complex IT estate towards a smaller set of strategic systems whilst decommissioning a large proportion of the legacy.

Role Requirements for the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux)

The Cloud Systems Engineering team are responsible for the development of Cloud tooling and environments for the Cloud Delivery Group that make up service offerings consumed both internally (within the boundaries of CDG) and externally (service offerings made available to the rest of the IT Department). We are therefore looking for a seasoned Systems Engineer with a solid background in Hosting and Cloud technology. Candidates should have experience working on large enterprise estates designing and implementing physical and virtual infrastructure, associated management and deployment tooling.

This is a dynamic and changing environment and so we're looking for someone who's up for working in an ever changing technology landscape that is centred on Cloud.

Accountabilities of the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux):

• Design and develop tooling, products and solutions for the Cloud Delivery Group at the direction of the Product Owners.

• Liaise with CTO and Product Owners to deliver engineering roadmaps showing key items such as upgrades, technical refreshes and new versions;

• Review and ensure conformance of tooling test plans to meet expected quality standards;

• Work as part of a technical team in a collaborative and innovative way, developing CDG products and services;

• Be accountable for personal development and training.

Tasks:

• Work with Senior Systems Engineer to develop tooling design.

• Develop knowledge of cloud provider roadmaps and maintain proficiency in industry technologies and trends.

• Implement new capabilities into the CDG offerings and service catalogues.

• Advise on engineering standards, procedures, methods, tools and techniques.

• Contribute to reviews and audits of projects from an engineering perspective.

• Contribute to the assessment and validation of engineering risk.

• Engage in knowledge transfer across CDG

• Engage in continuous improvement to improve CDG performance.

• Conduct personal professional development to keep up to date on new technologies.

Essential Criteria of the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux) role

You will need to demonstrate within your application the following essential experience -

• A good understanding and working knowledge of Public Cloud offerings (AWS, Azure etc.).

• The ability to script and automate all activities in Hyperscale Cloud.

• Solid experience of working with Linux and Microsoft Server Operating Systems.

• Domain and Administration technologies (Active Directory) and designs.

• Backup, Anti-Virus, Monitoring (ELK, Splunk, Grafana etc.).

• Demonstrate an ability to communicate across IT disciplines to get the best solution and ensure nothing gets overlooked that could jeopardise performance or the integrity of the existing IT estate.

• Able to work effectively in pressurised situations and can be relied upon to deliver, irrespective of circumstances.

• Able to work in highly ambiguous situations and without supervision

• The successful applicant for this role will need to be eligible for and willing to undergo SC clearance following appointment in to the post.

Desirable Experience for the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux)

• A good understanding or working knowledge of Container technologies such as Docker.

• A good understanding or working knowledge of the following tools: Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins, and Terraform.

• Experience of working in an agile environment and experience with agile methodologies such as TDD, Scrum, Kanban.

• Solid experience of developing DNS across Cloud providers.

• Backup, Anti-Virus, Monitoring (ELK, Splunk, Grafana etc.) specific to Hyperscale Cloud.

• Experience or awareness of ITIL ways of working.

Key leadership behaviours of the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux)

• Changing and Improving

• Leading and Communicating

• Delivering at Pace

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          249777-2017: France-Plouzané: Caissons hyperbares   
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          CAN ANTIDEPRESSANTS AFFECT YOUR SEX LIFE?   
Antidepressants, in general, are linked to sexual side effects, but some categories of medications trigger bigger sexual problems than others. http://www.best-pharmacy.net is a responsible online pharmacy that takes your sexual health seriously. According to our data, the following antidepressants are most likely to negatively impact your sex life:

             Lexapro (escitalopram)
             Zoloft (sertraline)
             Prozac (fluoxetine)
             Celexa (citalopram)
             Cymbalta (duloxetine)
             Paxil and Paxil CR (paroxetine)

There is a somewhat reduced risk of experiencing sexual side effects with antidepressants mirtazapine and bupropion. It is essential to recognize that any antidepressant can have negative effects on your sex life.

Causes

Most popular antidepressants belong to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) drug family. The patient taking the drug feels calmer and less anxious by boosting serotonin levels in the brain.
Yet, that same tranquility can drive your libido down. It precludes the hormones enabling our bodies to react to sexual stimulation from communicating with our brains. In other words, antidepressants can dial our sex drive down.

Sexual Side Effects in Males

Men are affected by the SSRI-induced serotonin stabilization. Declined libido and trouble achieving an erection are the most typical side effects in men. Certain men have difficulty keeping an erection. Some men also reported blocked or delayed orgasm. Some drugs, like citalopram, can drive a man’s total sperm count down.

Sexual Side Effects in Females

Women using SSRIs may face belated lubrication as well as blocked or delayed orgasm. Lack of sex desire and, in selected cases, discomfort during sex are further likely consequences of taking SSRIs.

Mitigating Sexual Side Effects of Antidepressants

Introduce Timing

Timing can be alpha and omega when it comes to sex. Particularly so if your antidepressant kills your sex drive. If you take anti-stress medications once a day, you may consider resolving this issue by taking your dosage after the period of the day you typically participate in sexual activities. The shortcoming of this technique is that sex becomes less spontaneous.

Adjust Your Dosage

At almost any dose, antidepressants can negatively affect your libido. However, it is only logical that the higher doses result in a bigger risk of sexual adverse effects. Talk to your doctor about switching to a lower dose if you have started experiencing sexual side effects. Do not discontinue your antidepressants altogether without discussing it with your doctor first.

Reconsider Your Prescription

If altering the timing and dosage of your antidepressant fails to tackle your sexual troubles, don’t despair. Switching brands of antidepressant might be a solution for you. Your doctor might come up with a different brand that is known to cause fewer sexual side effects.
ED medications from PDE5 family can help men keep an erection. Women might benefit from adding bupropion, the antidepressant aid, to their medication routine.

Be Patient

Wait and see is key when dealing with sexual side effects. Generally, it might take several weeks, and even months for sexual side effects to disappear by themselves. Adjusting to antidepressant drugs takes time for your body.

Exercise

Research shows that short surges of high-intensity training can counter some of the antidepressants’ libido-destroying side effects.

          UT Austin Researchers Use Google Street Map Cars to Measure Air Pollution   
Engineering researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a hyper-local mobile approach to measuring air quality using specially equipped Google Street View cars to measure air... - Source: www.photonics.com
          la historia de la world wide web   

Historia de la World Wide WebEste NeXTcube usado por Berners-Lee en el CERN se convirtió en el primer servidor web.La idea subyacente de la Web se remonta a la propuesta de Vannevar Bush en los años 40 sobre un sistema similar: a grandes rasgos, un entramado de información distribuida con una interfaz operativa que permitía el acceso tanto a la misma como a otros artículos relevantes
determinados por claves. Este proyecto nunca fue materializado, quedando relegado al plano teórico bajo el nombre de MEMEX. Es en los años 50 cuando Ted Nelson realiza la primera referencia a un sistema de hipertexto, donde la información es enlazada de forma libre. Pero no es hasta 1980, con un soporte operativo tecnológico para la distribución de información en redes informáticas, cuando Tim Berners-Lee propone ENQUIRE al CERN (refiriéndose a Enquire Within Upon Everything, en castellano Preguntando de Todo Sobre Todo), donde se materializa la realización práctica de este concepto de incipientes nociones de la Web.
En marzo de 1989, Tim Berners Lee, ya como personal de la divisón DD del CERN, redacta la propuesta,[2] que referenciaba a ENQUIRE y describía un sistema de gestión de información más elaborado. No hubo un bautizo oficial o un acuñamiento del término web en esas referencias iniciales utilizándose para tal efecto el término mesh. Sin embargo, el World Wide Web ya había nacido. Con la ayuda de Robert Cailliau, se publicó una propuesta más formal para la world wide web[3] el 12 de noviembre de 1990.
Berners-Lee usó un NeXTcube como el primer servidor web del mundo y también escribió el primer navegador web, WorldWideWeb en 1990. En las Navidades del mismo año, Berners-Lee había creado todas las herramientas necesarias para que una web funcionase:[4] el primer navegador web (el cual también era un editor web), el primer servidor web y las primeras páginas web[5] que al mismo tiempo describían el proyecto.
El 6 de agosto de 1991, envió un pequeño resumen del proyecto World Wide Web al newsgroup[6] alt.hypertext. Esta fecha también señala el debut de la web como un servicio disponible públicamente en Internet.
El concepto, subyacente y crucial, del hipertexto tiene sus orígenes en viejos proyectos de la década de los 60, como el Proyecto Xanadu de Ted Nelson y el sistema on-line NLS de Douglas Engelbart. Los dos, Nelson y Engelbart, estaban a su vez inspirados por el ya citado sistema basado en microfilm "memex", de Vannevar Bush.
El gran avance de Berners-Lee fue unir hipertexto e Internet. En su libro Weaving the Web (en castellano, Tejiendo la Red), explica que él había sugerido repetidamente que la unión entre las dos tecnologías era posible para miembros de las dos comunidades tecnológicas, pero como nadie aceptó su invitación, decidió, finalmente, hacer frente al proyecto él mismo. En el proceso, desarrolló un sistema de identificadores únicos globales para los recursos web y también: el Uniform Resource Identifier.
World Wide Web tenía algunas diferencias de los otros sistemas de hipertexto que estaban disponibles en aquel momento:
WWW sólo requería enlaces unidireccionales en vez de los bidireccionales. Esto hacía posible que una persona enlazara a otro recurso sin necesidad de ninguna acción del propietario de ese recurso. Con ello se reducía significativamente la dificultad de implementar servidores web y navegadores (en comparación con los sistemas anteriores), pero en cambio presentaba el problema crónico de los enlaces rotos.
A diferencia de sus predecesores, como HyperCard, World Wide Web era no-propietario, haciendo posible desarrollar servidores y clientes independientemente y añadir extensiones sin restricciones de licencia.
El 30 de abril de 1993, el CERN anunció[7] que la web sería gratuita para todos, sin ningún tipo de honorarios.ViolaWWW fue un navegador bastante popular en los comienzos de la web que estaba basado en el concepto de la herramienta hipertextual de software de Mac denominada HyperCard. Sin embargo, los investigadores generalmente están de acuerdo en que el punto de inflexión de la World Wide Web comenzó con la introducción[8] del navegador[9] web Mosaic en 1993, un navegador gráfico desarrollado por un equipo del NCSA en la Universidad de Illinois en Urbana-Champaign (NCSA-UIUC), dirigido por Marc Andreessen. Funding para Mosaic vino del High-Performance Computing and Communications Initiative, un programa de fondos iniciado por el entonces gobernador Al Gore High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991, también conocida como la Gore Bill.[10] Antes del lanzamiento de Mosaic, las páginas web no integraban un amplio entorno gráfico y su popularidad fue menor que otros protocolos anteriores ya en uso sobre Internet, como el protocolo Gopher y WAIS. El interfaz gráfico de usuario de Mosaic permitió a la WWW convertirse en el protocolo de Internet más popular de una manera fulgurante

          [Webinar] A Head-to-Head Comparison of the Top-rated Products in HCI & SDS   
When you are trying to consolidate, simplify and automate your IT infrastructure, both Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) and Software-defined... Read more at VMblog.com.
          Gaspacho aux cerises et aux tomates   

J'ai découvert cette petite mise en bouche
dans un super restaurant parisien
(Merci Gridou...Love)
le 975 cliclic

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leur carte est hyper inventive, fraîche et 
leurs plats sont sans aucune faute de goût !

Voici la photo de LEUR gaspacho

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Gaspacho aux cerises et aux tomates

Photo du mien :

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Pour 1 gros litre

  • 500 grammes de tomates cocktail bien bien mûres
  • 500 grammes de cerises dénoyautée
  • 20 grammes d'oignon rouge ou d'oignons primeurs
  • 20 g de poivron rouge
  • 1/4 d'une petite gousse d’ail,
  • 75 grammes de pain rassis,
  • 40 grammes d’huile d’olive extra vierge,
  • 1 cuillère à soupe de vinaigre de Xérès,
  • 500 grammes de cerises dénoyautées,
  • eau selon le degré de fluidité souhaité
  • quelques pignons de pin (facultatif déco)
  • quelques dés de concombre (facultatif déco)

Mettre le pain à tremper recouvert d'eau.
Le laisse ainsi le temps de mixer le gaspacho.

Laver les tomates, les épépiner.
Les mixer en même temps que les cerises,
les oignons, l’ail, le poivron rouge, l’huile, le vinaigre.

Bien essorrer le pain entre les mains avant de l'ajouter dans le bol du mixer
et mixer à nouveau jusqu’à l’obtention d’une préparation lisse.

Ajouter quelques petits pignons de pin
et/ou des dés de concombre 
pour ajouter du croquant au gaspacho.


          VMware Tackles HCI Security with Unique Software-Defined Encryption   
Building a Secure Private Cloud with VMware vSAN Hyper Converged Architecture A financial firm recently shared with us that it was fending off 10,000 unauthorized hacking attempts per day.  A hospital shared their need to comply with the latest privacy regulations, and a transportation firm explained how decommissioned hard disk drives needed to be physically […]
          Cisco Kinetic Unlocks the Power of Your IoT Data   
On Tuesday we announced Cisco Kinetic, a first-of-its kind IoT operations platform designed to unlock the power of data from the billions of connected devices being added to the network. In recent years, companies across the globe have embraced the idea of a hyper-connected, digital world. Now I’m starting to see a level of maturity […]
          Veeam: More details and Q&A on Cisco HyperFlex Integration   
With Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2 we launched our integration with Cisco HyperFlex. The integration leverages our Backup from Storage Snapshot technology to optimize the data transfer for Veeam backups as well as replications. Since then I got a lot of positive feedback and questions around the integration. That’s why I want to […]
          Red Hat Unveils Industry’s First Production-Ready Open Source Hyperconverged Infrastructure   
Red Hat debuts integrated, software-defined compute and storage platform designed for remote sites and edge deployments Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today introduced Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure, the industry’s first production-ready fully open source hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution. By combining innovative virtualization and storage technologies with a […]
          Veeam and Nutanix Accelerate Digital Transformation for the Always-On Enterprise   
Veeam becomes the Premier Availability solution for supported Nutanix virtualized environments Veeam to deliver support for Nutanix’s Hypervisor, AHV later this year Nutanix adds Veeam as a Strategic Technology Partner within the Nutanix Elevate Alliance Partner Program Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, today announced an expanded […]
          Engage Europe: Taking Clienteling to a Tablet   
In today’s hyper-connected world, ensuring that sales associates have instant access o robust product, customer and promotion information is critical.  Here, Aptos UK colleague Holly Francis (left) demonstrates the power of Clienteling in the palm of one’s hand on an iPad mini…and how it can help enable the empowered interactions that savvy store shoppers expect. Nicely … Continue reading Engage Europe: Taking Clienteling to a Tablet
          Microsoft Video: Preventing browser-based attacks with Windows Defender Application Guard   
We take a look at Windows Defender Application Guard a new capability coming to Windows 10 Creators update this fall to prevent browser-based attacks. You’ll see the user experience in Microsoft Edge when navigating to untrusted and trusted sites. How Windows Defender Application Guard leverages virtualization and Hyper-V to isolate the running processes from Windows […]
          Safari Hyper Weekend 09-03 to 11-03   
Safari Hyper Weekend 09-03 to 11-03
          3D Printing Changing the Game – Personalization   
3D printing makes hyper-personalized consumer goods possible. And makes those items ready in a snap of the fingers. No more waiting, no more fitting in. And all up to you.
          How Can Anyone Else Fit in Online?   
Retail Prophet Doug Stephens breaks down the massive threat of Alibaba, Amazon and  eBay to the ecommerce market. Without even including the hyper-aggression seen from Walmart and its new Jet.com team, those three account for 40% of ecommerce sales. Delivery, product search and more are ripe for disruption, and are already being disrupted. How can … Continue reading How Can Anyone Else Fit in Online?
          Lead Application Systems Analyst Hyperion Technical Developer   

          Hyper Light Drifter: +1 трейнер   
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          Sound Damping on Door Panel   
Nabira internal trimming is lacking in term of noise damping control. Therefore, several action can be taken to improve the condition by controlling vibration to panel, absorbed noise from the rattling panel or even block the noise by mean of installing barrier.

In order to reduce such noice, I opted to control vibration and adsorbed noise produce from the panel. From previous experience, the cabin noise increase during heavy downpour, travelling on concrete pavement, uneven road condition and speeding on highway.



There are many product available in market that offer solution for noise control such as Dynamat, Accumat, Autofoam, 3M, etc...Indeed, i've install Accumat Hyperflex by Scosche for mynabira door panels and i'm planning to apply the sound damping material on Roof panel, Rear Wheel Arc and Front Dash Lower Panel.
The installation for 4 doors panel required a total of 4 sheets of Accumat Hyperflex of size 24" x 26".

          The craziest half hour in offseason history, one year later   

Do you remember where you were one year ago this afternoon?

If you’re a hockey fan, there’s a good chance you do. That’s because today marks the one-year anniversary of the craziest 23 minutes in NHL off-season history. In less than the time it takes to deliver a pizza, NHL front offices delivered three of the biggest stories of the entire year: Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson, P.K. Subban for Shea Weber, and Steven Stamkos re-signing in Tampa.

Sports fan like to talk about days and moments that change everything, and it’s almost always hyperbole. But June 29, 2016, might qualify. We woke up thinking that certain players were untradeable, that the art of the one-for-one deal was all but dead, and that a superstar in his prime really could reach free agency and switch teams.

By the end of the day, none of those things was true anymore, along with thoughts like, “Nothing that happens in an NHL off-season could truly shock me.”

So yes, a lot changed in just 23 minutes. But a lot can change in 12 months, too, and some of the things we were left believing a year ago have evolved since. Today, let’s mark the anniversary of that wild day by comparing how things looked in the immediate aftermath of the madness compared to how they look right now.

The view a year ago: Trading P.K. Subban is the kind of thing that could come back to bite Marc Bergevin.

The view today: Trading P.K. Subban has come back to bite Marc Bergevin.

We’re not declaring winners or losers in the Subban/Weber deal yet — we’ve still got another decade or so to decide that. But when you look at everyone involved in that wild afternoon, you could make a case that nobody’s reputation has taken more of a hit than Bergevin’s.

Being the GM of the Canadiens may be one of the toughest jobs in sports, and Bergevin has been doing it for five years now, so it was inevitable that some of the shine would come off. But it wasn’t all that long ago that Bergevin was pretty darn shiny. He’d been named a finalist for GM of the Year in just his second season, and notoriously hard-to-please Montreal fans seemed cautiously optimistic about the job he was doing. He’d locked down Max Pacioretty on a fantastic deal, and got Carey Price at what turned out to be decent value. The Thomas Vanek rental hadn’t really worked, but Jeff Petry seemed like a smart pickup, and Habs fans seemed OK with the recent Andrew Shaw trade.

And then came Subban/Weber, a blockbuster so big that nothing else really seemed to matter anymore.

Many fans and analysts absolutely hated the trade, calling it a huge mistake, maybe even the worst in team history. That view was far from unanimous, and even today many Habs fans are perfectly fine with the swap.

But after watching the Canadiens make a first-round exit while the Predators rolled all the way to Cup final, everything Bergevin does is viewed through the Subban/Weber lens. And it didn’t help that it sure looked like the Habs were choosing Michel Therrien over Subban, only to fire the coach midway through the season.

By the time the 2017 trade deadline arrived and Bergevin was remaking the bottom of his roster on the fly, the skepticism was palpable, and today many Habs fans seem to be holding their breath over his attempts to trade Alexander Galchenyuk and/or acquire a top-line centre. Bergevin is facing more off-season pressure than any GM in the league, and his fan base seems a lot less willing to give him the benefit of the doubt than they were before that fateful day a year ago.

The view a year ago: The Oilers don’t know what they’re doing.

The view today: The Oilers might know what they’re doing.

Here’s the other side of the criticism coin. While Bergevin was questioned about his trade, Peter Chiarelli was outright roasted for his. The Hall trade became an immediate punchline, with a consensus forming almost instantly. The Oilers had made a huge mistake. They needed to get a bigger return. The Devils had pulled off a robbery. One so-called expert even said Edmonton had finally “worked up the nerve to talk to the pretty girl across the street, then stepped right into an open manhole cover”. (That last one was me. Look, I’m a Leafs fan — bad trades are kind of an area of expertise.)

One year later, well, it’s funny what a 103-point season and a return to the playoffs after over a decade can do to perceptions.

>> Read the full post at Sportsnet


          Peter Eichardt bäste svensk bland 110 kvar i EPT Barcelona   

EPT-säsongen har sparkat igång storstilat i Barcelona där hela 1694 deltagare i huvudturneringen. Nu är det bara 110 spelare kvar och bland dem tre svenskar; Peter Eichart, Andreas Samuelsson och Alexander Ivarsson.

Alexander Ivarsson var bäste svensk inför dag 3 som spelades igår, men tappade mycket marker mot slutet av dagen. Han spelade bland annat en stor pott mot John Juanda där Alexander öppnade i sen position och fick en höjning från Juanda på knappen emot sig. Ivarsson slog då om igen till 118 000 (4k/8k-1k), varpå Juanda lägger in en femte höjning till 198 000 vilket motsvarade en tredjedel av Alexanders stack. Alexander synade och floppen kom 7 7 3 och Alexander tvingades checkfolda mot ett bet på 100 000 från den meriterade amerikanen. Efter det tappade han ytterligare och har 217 000 i marker inför dagens spel.

Peter Eichart är som sagt bäste svensk på 19:e plats just nu med 770 000 i marker när nivån avslutades på 4k/8k-1k. I sista perioden vann han en viktig slantsingling med JJ mot AQ när han slog ut holländaren Govert Metaal i en pott på 385 000.

Andreas Samuelsson kan känna sig ganska bekväm med 425 000 i marker inför dagens spel, och efter hela sex prisplaceringar i EPT:s huvudturneringar och flertalet finalbord i sidoevent är han nu ute efter sitt första riktigt stora finalbord live.

Oleksii Khoroshenin håller ledningen

Ledare är nu ukrainaren Oleksii Khoroshenin som vann Wien-turneringen under säsong 10, och han siktar nu på att som Vicky Coren tidigare ta sin andra EPT-pokal. Andre Akkari, Anthony Zinno och tidigare nämnda John Juanda är andra stora namn med bland de 20 bästa.

I de många sidoturneringarna - hela 67 turneringar anordnas under denna jättefestival - har vi ännu inte fått se någon svensk seger. Emil Mattsson kom femma i 2000 euro turbo och Niklas Åstedt fick samma placering i 2000 euro hyperturbo vilket är de bästa placeringar vi fått se av svenskarna.

PokerStars nya dragplåster Neymar har spelat många turneringar men har inte lyckats ta sig i pengarna än under veckan, men turneringar fortsätter att rulla fram till söndag då vi också har ett avgörande i huvudturneringen att se fram emot.

Ställningen topp tio inför dag 4:

Oleksii Khoroshenin - 1 708 000
Dmitry Yurasov - 1 219 000
Rodney Ramalho - 1 138 000
Denys Shafikov - 1 110 000
Diego Casco Del Riego - 1 091 000
Matthew Volosevich - 1 067 000
Mikalai Vaskaboinikau - 1 042 000
Markus Cerny - 1 037 000
Roman Voronin - 1 017 000
Andre Akkari - 982 000

Bästa svenskar:

Peter Eichardt - 770 000
Andreas Samuelsson - 425 000
Alexander Ivarsson - 217 000



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          Hyperparenting: The Helicopter Parent and Carl Honore with a Stinger Missile   
When we went to visit daycares before Curious Boy was born, many of them tried to impress us with their school-like settings and workbooks for 3 year olds. Now, I'm a big fan of letting kids be kids for as long as possible, and Philosopher Mom is a...

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          *+EVENT :: Sneaker Showcase 2017 ยกขบวนรองเท้า มาลดกระหน่ำ สูงสุดถึง 70%+*   
📣 ลดขนาดนี้ต้องมา !! 🎯 เอาใจคนรักสนีกเกอร์ Sneaker Showcase 2017 ยกขบวนรองเท้าผ้าใบรุ่นท็อปฮิตจากหลากแบรนด์ดัง มาลดกระหน่ำ สูงสุดถึง 70% อาทิ Adidas, Nike, Asics, Armour, Converse และอีกหลากหลายแบรนด์ 💥 ลุ้นประมูลเป็นเจ้าของสนีกเกอร์แบรนด์ดัง เพียง 13 คู่เท่านั้น ทั้ง Adidas NMD, Yeezy และ พิเศษสุดกับ Nike Hyper Adapt 1.0 รองเท้าผูกเชือกเองด้วยระบบไฟฟ้า #อั๊ยยะ ⭐️ Sneaker Showcase 2017 📆 ตั้งแต่วันนี้ – 11 ก.ค. 2560 📍 ที่ ชั้น 1 ศูนย์การค้า แฟชั่นไอส์แลนด์
          See You on the Other Side   
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Brain surgery soon. VP Shunt, to stop vision loss from Intracranial Hypertension / Pseudotumor Cerebri.

          Oracle HFM - Boston, MA - 6 Months (Should be local to MA)- r - (Boston)   
The following requirement is open with our client. Title : Oracle Hyperion Financial Management Location : Boston, MA Duration : 6 MonthsRate : $OpenVisa Status : Any visa statusIn-Person Interview : No Total Experience Required: 6-8 Yrs Consultant should be local to Boston, MA Competencies:Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) Mandatory Technical / Functional Skills:Performs detail analysis, reconciliation variances, challenges with front-end reporting or recons due to data or file processing issues. Update Functional specifications as needed Perform/assist with GL Conversion planning and execution, including reconciliations for all ledgers/ legal entities through to down streams Monitor and ensure the readiness of HFM for testing in all phases Including of company sourcing between Oracle 11 and R12, business rules, eliminations and consolidations, jobs, and platform recons.
          Stock Markets Hyper-Risky   
The US stock markets have enjoyed an extraordinary surge this year, shattering all kinds of records
          Transforming Tragedy Into Effective Maternal Mortality Prevention Efforts   

Sad and tired woman with PPD working beside table, looking on laptop, sitting in messy room

Making her way to her baby’s crib at the end of naptime, a 29-year-old, first-time mother falls to the ground unconscious. She never recovers.

Until that day, despite the exhaustion that inevitably accompanies life with a newborn, the young woman appeared to be recovering well from childbirth. Even though she’d battled hypertension throughout her pregnancy, after delivery, her blood pressure readings were normal and she was discharged.

Her family is bewildered and distraught. It will be several confusing and agonizing weeks before they learn what took the life of this young, vibrant mother.

While this may sound like the plot of a scripted medical drama, I’ve just described a real-life scenario. Each year in the United States, 700 women die during pregnancy, delivery, or soon after delivering, with causes ranging from cardiovascular conditions, to hemorrhage, to complications with anesthesia. Yet research shows that about half of those deaths may be preventable. A collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff and colleagues at the CDC Foundation and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is taking steps to strengthen state and local maternal mortality prevention efforts.

Maternal Mortality Review Committees

In the circumstance I described above, the death certificate would probably list hypertension as the underlying cause of death. However, that death certificate wouldn’t have captured the intersection of factors that likely contributed to her death — circumstances related to the patient, her providers, medical facilities, and community. It certainly wouldn’t offer clear recommendations for changes to prevent future deaths. For that level of investigation and action, we rely on the hard work of state and local maternal mortality review committees (MMRCs). These multidisciplinary groups of medical and public health professionals dig deep into individual cases of maternal death, examining medical records and any available social information for each woman to identify opportunities for prevention.

MMRCs have existed in various forms across the country for nearly 100 years, but largely work independently from each other, resulting in non-standard data collection that creates challenges for information-sharing between committees. The collaboration between our CDC team and our colleagues at the CDC Foundation and AMCHP is working to produce stronger data than ever before and foster collaboration that can lead to effective interventions. The collaboration is supported by funding from Merck, through “Merck for Mothers,” the company’s 10-year, $500 million initiative to help create a world where no woman dies giving birth. Merck for Mothers is known as “MSD for Mothers” outside the United States and Canada.

Stronger, More Detailed Data

In early February, CDC and our partners introduced the first, game-changing outcome of this collaboration to MMRC teams from across the nation. We debuted a data system—the Maternal Mortality Review Information Application (MMRIA)—that, when used, provides stronger, more detailed data across jurisdictions than previously available. MMRIA builds on lessons learned from implementing its precursor, the Maternal Mortality Review Data System (MMRDS). For example, as a result of feedback from MMRDS users, MMRIA was developed to capture increased detail on mental health conditions and substance use.

We also published a preliminary report of data from four states—Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, and Ohio—using this data-collection system. The report provides the first in-depth look at key factors contributing to maternal death and showcases opportunities for prevention from multiple states. For example, mental health conditions were found to be a leading cause of pregnancy-related death in these four states. More specifically, among postpartum women, suicide most commonly occurs 43 days to one year after delivery. This was something that previously available data hadn’t revealed. We also learned that causes of pregnancy-related death differ by age and whether a woman was pregnant, in delivery, or recently delivered. Finally, this report offers concrete evidence that a maternal death is most often the tragic result of a number of contributing factors, not just one singular event.

Currently, more than 30 states and cities have a MMRC and several are using MMRIA. As more states and cities participate, these data can help identify causes and contributing factors to maternal deaths and the prevention opportunities with the greatest potential impacts within and across jurisdictions.

To revisit our earlier scenario, an investigation by a MMRC may have determined that the young mother was released too early and recommended that in the future, hypertensive women remain in the hospital until their blood pressure readings are normal for a specified amount of time. Alternatively, concerned about her hypertension, perhaps the woman’s doctor asked to see her back within two weeks of delivery but she never showed. The MMRC investigation may have discovered that she missed her appointment because she lived in a rural area and her partner had their car, leaving her without transportation to an office an hour away. Other investigations might reveal this same scenario playing out for women across the region. In response, the MMRC could identify an urgent need for specialized care much closer to this community. MMRCs are uniquely positioned to consider all of the factors that are contributing to deaths and make recommendations that can make a difference.

The death of every mother leaves a hole — a child without a mother, parents without a daughter, and partners without their better half. However, we have an opportunity to prevent many of these deaths. The first step is strong, accurate data. We at the CDC are hopeful that our collaboration will give state-based MMRCs a tool they can use to collect the best data possible in their area — data which they can then translate into effective policies and programs that address all of the factors contributing to maternal deaths.

To learn more, please visit www.reviewtoaction.org. This new website promotes the maternal mortality review process as the best way to understand why maternal mortality in the United States is increasing and identify interventions to prevent maternal deaths. The site provides resources and tools to support standard review processes that enable a common language for review committees, including our new data-collection tool, MMRIA, and the data report, “Report from Maternal Mortality Review Committees: A View Into Their Critical Role.”


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          HEALTHY LIFESTYLE   

What has been happening to me? I just stopped writing and due to guilt pangs also stopped visiting the blogs I follow except a few that I subscribed to on emails.Apologies to all.

June saw my husband and I losing a friend. It was unexpected and very devastating for all of us as he was such a vibrant and Healthy man but he still had a HEART ATTACK and as we never saw it coming it just blindsided us, this is the 1st time for me, that a friend will lose a spouse and I had to be there for her and kind of experienced it with her but it in the end, after he was buried, we (her friends) still went back home with our spouses.

This has encouraged me to start a healthy lifestyle for myself as I realised it was time to be serious about losing the EXTRA kilos I carry along and resume exercise which I stopped about 2yrs ago because I was bored of going alone.

I saw a doctor, had test done both blood and urine and an ECG. The result was High cholesterol in addition to the Hypertension that I have battled for years and a bit of problem with the heart. I was placed on medications and since I don't like taking drugs, I have started some lifestyle changes.

I am writing this for accountability sake,so that you will hold and keep me accountable.

My starting weight was 99kg and I have lost 5kg so far by watching my diet and I started walking and exercising again this week.

MY GOALS;
- To lose 10kg by christmas following the 8weeks 'Lose and Tone Challenge' by Zone Fitness
- To lose 27kg in total and reach 72kg by the middle of next year.
- To walk at least 12,000 steps daily.
- Learn and incorporate healthy eating habits to control Blood Pressure and lower Cholesterol,so that I can come off or reduce medication
-To start Weight Training to increase muscle mass and give defination.
- Encourage husband to join the band wagon.
- And of course wear a size 16 by Christmas and eventually a size 14.

I will try to update my blog regularly to keep you posted and to be motivated.

Love and kisses
          HEALTH CHECK   
Hello,

How have you all been? Good,I hope?
I have been feeling very well lately except for a few aches and pains. I was with a few friends a couple of weeks ago and the conversation drifted to our health,since we are all over a certain age(guess) we started discussing medications and recent test results.
And It occurred to me that I had not done a blood check for a while, I am hypertensive and have had issues with my cholesterol in the past and so try to do blood checks regularly.
Off I went to the lab to check my electrolytes and urea,Fasting blood sugar and cholesterol. I got the results a few days ago and I have issues with my blood cholesterol again and have to go on medication again.

It then occurred to me that we tend to take our health checks for granted, I should know better being a medical practioner and I don't even have to pay to have the tests done but I still take my health for granted,aside from my blood pressure drugs and vitamins/supplements taken daily I really don't like seeing the doctor(hands covering face in shame) and try to maintain my health based on diet and exercise.

When last did you do check your blood pressure,Fasting blood glucose and cholesterol? Have you ever had a mammogram,pap smear if you are a woman or a PSA if you are a man?

It is not that expensive and a lot of NGOs are offering the checks for next to nothing eg Cervical cancer checks for as little as N1000 and a mammogram at General Hospital at N3000.
It is important we take care ourselves as this adds value to our lives.

Yes, Life is given by God but we must take care of our God given TEMPLE. Please do take care of yourself.

Cheers
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          Lawn Fawn + Tombow Blog Hop!   
We are so excited to be hopping today with our friends at Tombow! Our Design Team and Fawnies along with the talented Tombow Design Team will be sharing some awesome projects to inspire you!
There is a full list of everyone participating in the hop at the end of this post. So settle in with your favorite beverage and enjoy the hop!

We also have an awesome giveaway! There will be one winner from all entries here and at the Tombow blog for a $40.00 Lawn Fawn gift card + a Tombow prize pack worth $40.00! Woohoo!

And now on to the inspiration!


Yainea's Fintastic Friends card is adorable! She used Tombow Dual Brush Pens to color the cute images and to create the awesome watercolor background!


Jessica's Upon a Star shaker card is so charming! She used Tombow Dual Brush Pens to add color. I love the stars stamped on the wide shaker frame created with Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables.

 For this sweet Dad + Me card Kristin colored the images and the backdrop using Tombow Sepia Pencils. She used Heart Stackables to trace the heart shape.


Nicole created a gorgeous birthday card with Pretty Poppies, Stitched Windy Backdrop and Fancy Folded Banners. She used awesome Tombow adhesives, including Power Tabs to hold it all together!


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          The real transgender crisis in Arkansas: health care   
Finally, the doctor is in.

While Arkansas lawmakers were wringing their hands this past legislative session over what to do about genitalia sightings in bathroom stalls — a nonexistent problem that, had the legislation passed, would have required bearded, buff men to use the ladies' room — doctors, medical students and activists were working to address a real problem: the dearth of health care for transgender individuals.

Nonscientific ideas about gender crowded out reason, as Republican state lawmakers like Sens. Linda Collins-Smith of Pocahontas and Gary Stubblefield of Branch and Reps. Bob Ballinger of Berryville, Mickey Gates of Hot Springs and Greg Standridge of Russellville promoted bills that would have required Arkansans to wear their original birth certificates around their necks and thrown people in jail if their nudity offended. Their actions, thankfully, were stopped by a business-minded Governor Hutchinson. But Hutchinson only stanched the flow of hurt that such ignorance surely set loose, the sort of bullying that drives 45 percent of transgender teenagers to attempt suicide.

Had legislators gotten their heads out of the stalls, they could have acted to help, rather than further marginalize, their fellow Arkansans. They could have changed state Medicaid rules that disallow reimbursement for hormone therapies. They could have appropriated funds to run the Department of Health's suicide hotline. Or they could have talked to physicians who would have helped them understand that transgendered people are not freaks, no more likely to prey on people than, say, redheads or Razorback fans.

Rowan Rodgers, 27, is one of those burly, bearded guys that, had Collins-Smith's bathroom bill passed, requiring folks to show original birth certificates at the bathroom door, would have been coming to a girls' powder room near you. The Heber Springs man, born with the genital attributes of a woman but who as a toddler asked for boys' underwear on a shopping trip with his father, praised Little Rock gynecologist Dr. Janet Cathey for making his life, and that of his fiance and two kids, better. "She's a one of a kind," he said.

Cathey, along with Drs. Sara Tariq and Sam Jackson are a few of the physicians working to provide better health care for transmen and transwomen, both in clinics and the classroom, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Cathey, an obstetrician/gynecologist, sees transgender patients in clinic one morning a week at UAMS. It's work she said is the most rewarding of her life. She's been treating transgender patients for most of her 30-year career, providing hormone therapy to transmen who, in the days before social media, learned of her willingness to help by word of mouth. It started shortly after she opened her practice, when a caller inquired if she'd provide testosterone to a woman, "and I thought, 'Why not?' " It grew from there.

"I get tearful thinking about it," Cathey said. Her transgender patients "are the most appreciative patient population you could ever have. When you put someone on hormones, and they come in two months later for follow-up, and they say, 'I've just had the best two months of my life ... .' "

That she feels bonded to her patients is obvious: She does tear up while she's talking about them.

In 2009, Cathey injured her spine in an automobile accident and had to sell her practice. That left her transgender patients hanging. As she recuperated, she knew she didn't want to retire. "I thought maybe I could do a gender clinic. I knew there was a need," she said. But how could she afford to set up a new practice?

Serendipitously, she ran into Dr. Curtis Lowery, chairman of UAMS' department of obstetrics and gynecology. He asked her to help oversee the medical college's residents' clinic, and she agreed.

Cathey wasn't the only doctor who saw a need for a gender clinic. A year into her work at UAMS, she was approached by mental health professionals about setting up a gender clinic. With the same determination it took to get back on her feet again — she walks now with the help of braces and a cane — she went to Lowery and told him that's what she and another OB/GYN wanted to do. "He said, 'Just don't lose a lot of money.' "

The administration allotted her two spots for gender patients. "I said, 'Y'all just wait.' "

There is now a four-month waiting list to be seen in the gender clinic: The two spots for appointments have stretched to a morning's worth of appointments. She and Dr. Mary Racher "make about 60 patient contacts" a month. "We've seen, between the two of us, probably around 300 patients," genetic females transitioning to males and genetic males transitioning to female, in the past two and a half years, Cathey said. Men get estrogen and androgen blockers. Women get testosterone. Transmen — the term for a genetically female person who is transitioning to male — can schedule hysterectomies and breast reduction surgery.

What does she think about legislative attempts to pass a bathroom bill? "I promise you have peed next to a transperson plenty of times."

Rodgers has been a patient of Cathey's since 2015. "I was very depressed when I went in there," he said. "She knew it."

But his hormone therapy lifted "a huge weight off my shoulders. When I took testosterone ... [changes in my] energy level, my voice, it was like injecting life into myself. That's the best way I can explain it. It was definitely life-changing."

Rodgers cried after his first shot in Cathey's office. After his second, he quit having periods. "I was like, 'wow.' "

The relief and happiness that Rodgers experienced after the start of hormone therapy is common, though the reasons why have not been well studied. "There is something neurochemically going on," Jackson, the Psychiatric Research Institute resident, said. It may be that the hormones resolve the emotional conflict that transpeople experience. Hormones "change the brain so it becomes correct. ... It confirms to me that biologically, there is something there, activating the brain and the right receptors, [telling the brain] yes, this is the correct hormone situation I am supposed to be in."

The hormones alter mood so much, Cathey said, that her patients can quit taking their antidepressants. "I've seen kids come in on SSRis (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and Abilify (an antipsychotic). They come in and they won't make eye contact. In two or three months [after hormone therapy], they're animated. It's too much to think it's not biological. They're getting relief." They're getting what they need, she said.

Though some Arkansas legislators believe that men are men and women are women and never the twain shall meet, medicine knows that human gender is on a continuum.

As Arkansas Children's Hospital endocrinologist Dr. Michele Hutchison explained it, there are several kinds of gender. There is chromosomal gender: one X and one Y for males and two Xs for females. There is hormonal gender: For example, boys born with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome are born looking and identifying as female because their bodies don't respond to testosterone. Boys with Reifenstein Syndrome —partial androgen insensitivity — may be born with either male or female genitalia and may identify as either male or female. There is something called testosterone transfer in fraternal twins, when the testosterone of the male fetus is transferred to the female fetus and makes the female masculine in genital and brain structure, etc. There is physiological gender: Whether there is a penis or a vagina. There is emotional gender: Whether you feel like a boy or a girl.

"It's a complex system that goes into creating a child," Hutchison said.

Hutchison said there is an "ever-growing body of evidence" that trans children and trans adults differ physiologically from non-trans persons, though the research "is in its infancy."

Male and female brains differ in structure, chemistry and how information is processed. One study, a small brain imaging project, showed that the brains of transgender children acted like the brains of the sex with which the children identified — transmale brains looked male, transfemale brains looked female. "Of course, behavior and experience shape brain anatomy, so it is impossible to say if these subtle differences are inborn," she said.

Arkansas Children's Hospital, which has physicians on staff who address such things as ambiguous genitalia, is looking into creating a gender clinic, Hutchison said. Health care — especially mental health care, given the high attempted suicide rate — for children who identify with a gender their bodies don't reflect would be a good thing, she believes.

"The hospital treats children with diabetes, and adrenal issues and hyperthyroidism [for example]. We're so good at it now. It's a fantastic hospital. We're so good at those things that we don't lose kids. This is an area where we could quite literally save some lives," Hutchinson said. "I have goose bumps" thinking about it, she said. She said clinics in Seattle, Los Angeles and Boston offer a model to look at.

Before she transitioned, Michelle Palumbo moved to Salem (Fulton County) with her wife and four children. She showed up with long hair, wearing earrings. Folks just attributed that to the fact that she was from New York.

But Palumbo had for a lifetime struggled with feelings of being a woman in a man's body. She was a cross-dresser, and her wife was OK with that.

In 2008, after her third heart attack and after doctors told her she could die at any time, Palumbo made up her mind to transition. Because she had been a bench chemist, she made her own estrogen, a fact that she said made Cathey's jaw drop when she finally went to her for proper medication two years ago. "If there is an angel on this earth," it's Cathey, Palumbo said.

"We are not freaks," said Palumbo, 64. She considers people who think so "religious extremists"; by contrast, the member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church considers herself a "religious evangelical." Palumbo also described herself as "ticked off" at the legislature, where she testified on various anti-transgender bills in the last session.

Palumbo moved to Little Rock in September after someone she'd confided in spread the word of her transition. (She'd been binding her breasts.) Her high school daughter was getting teased at school; kids were asking, "What's between your father's legs?" Palumbo said. Her wife stopped her from raising hell at the high school, and asked her to move out. The couple is now divorcing, though Palumbo said of her wife, "there's no better person on earth."

Palumbo is of the same generation as many of the legislators who don't understand that there is such a thing as transgender identification. In fact, 30 years ago, she decided to go through conversion therapy. "I wanted to be a man," she said, and her wife at the time had grown tired of Palumbo's "internal battle of identity." Palumbo said she would buy women's clothes and wear them, and then decide to "purge that, be a man, then the cycle would start all over again."

The psychiatrist Palumbo went to told her she could "cure her," and prescribed more sex. After a year and a half, Palumbo realized there was no cure. She researched transgender issues. "I'm not a freak. I'm not nuts."

Also because of her age, she believes, Palumbo is less militant than younger people about getting pronouns right. When a nurse who was looking down while Palumbo was signing in at the doctor's office and, hearing her voice, addressed Palumbo as sir, the nurse became flustered and apologetic. Palumbo told her not to worry. "I was upset because she was upset," Palumbo said, laughing. (Palumbo's voice is not generally deep, but on occasion it can change.)

Medical settings can be problematic, though not always because providers are uncomfortable with transgender people. Palumbo said her medical chart includes information that she is transgender, and at a recent appointment, the nurse who called her in for a heart procedure had a "stone cold" look on her face. Palumbo told her if she had a problem with her gender identity, she'd like to have another nurse, "but if you misgender me [use the wrong pronoun], I'm not going to be upset. Boom! Big smile."

And another thing about coming out as an older person: "You have more guilt," Palumbo said, wistfully. "You've made relationships with more people. When you're young, it's not like that."

"You can't hold people responsible for what they don't understand."

Dr. Tariq, assistant dean for undergraduate education at UAMS' College of Medicine, teaches the practice of medicine, a three-year course, to students in their second year: how to be compassionate, effective and "savvy." About seven or eight years ago, she introduced LGBT care into the course curriculum.

Not surprisingly, the LGBT community is underserved. "The patients are very vulnerable, and not just because they have to take their clothes off and let us poke around," Tariq said. They are called on to reveal information about themselves that they have never told anyone else. She teaches her students "the most irresponsible thing you can do is ignore them."

Many of UAMS' medical students have never been knowingly exposed to members of the LGBT community. As part of the curriculum, Tariq brings in a panel of LGBT folks — most recently, two transgender persons, a lesbian and a gay man.

One of the panelists told the assembled students that when he walks into a doctor's office he looks around for signs that the clinic is friendly to gay people. Even "as a brown woman in the South, that would never occur to me," Tariq said. The panelists gave examples of bad treatment: Doctors referring them to psychiatrists, not to deal with depression, but because they believe them to be mentally ill. Doctors making no eye contact. Doctors referring them to other doctors because they are uncomfortable treating them. (Palumbo recounted the experience of a transgender friend who was upbraided by a doctor for coming in: "There are children here!" he was told, as if he were a pederast.)

Many transgender people choose to keep their body phenotype, especially since surgery is both expensive and sometimes risky. That means pap smears and mammograms for transmen, prostate exams for transwomen. It also means mammograms for transwomen, since estrogen stimulates real breast tissue. "My motive," Tariq said, is to teach her students "to leave their biases at the door."

Part of Tariq's curriculum was contributed by Sam Jackson. In his fourth year of medical school, Jackson did a rotation in primary care for LGBT patients at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. There, he worked with the hospital's transgender support group, which he said was the largest in Southern California.

"I am a story-driven person," Jackson said. "I really liked hearing the patients' stories. ... It just blew my mind." The experience left him with a passion for working with the trans community, and when he returned, Tariq asked him to share his experiences with her students.

"We've done an OK job of talking about LGBT health in the past," Jackson said. "We learn how to interview patients, take a sexual history and not be judgmental. It becomes a rote process ... and makes it easier for you to ask [questions] in a nonjudgmental way."

Now, Jackson is medical director for a clinic for transgender youths, the Rainbow Clinic, which meets quarterly at UAMS' student-staffed 12th Street Health and Wellness Center. Lucie's Place, a shelter for homeless LGBT youth, partners with UAMS for the Rainbow Center. Jackson also hopes to work with Cathey's clinic to provide psychiatric care.

Cathey has heard the stories, too. She recited what a transmale told her: "I remember one of my earliest memories was I got out of Pull-Ups and was going to Walmart to get real underwear, and we go in the girls' department and my mother picks out pink panties. And I said, I want boy underwear." An 18-year-old told her, "It wasn't that I wanted to be a boy. It was that I knew I was a boy." That patient's mother told Cathey that as a child, every picture he drew of himself was as a boy, never as a girl.

"One patient who was transfemale said she was coming home from first grade and her mother asked, 'How was your day?' And the patient said, 'This girl had on a pink dress and a pink bow and could I get a pink bow?' And the mother said, 'No, that's not how God made you, you're a boy."

An older patient told Cathey that in her 30s she'd learned you could buy hormones over the counter in Mexico, and, as Cathey related, "I went over and picked out the highest dose of Premarin I could. It was like magic. The second time, the border patrol started questioning me." She was too intimidated to continue. "Those were the best six months of my life," the patient told Cathey.

"It really gets you," Cathey said. Nobody would choose to be transgender. Palumbo said the same. "No guy would decide to be a woman. ... Who would give up male privilege?"

Dating also presents new issues for some transgender people, and they seek Cathey's advice. When do they tell people they're interested in about their transgender situation? "I don't talk about my genitals on a first date," Cathy said she tells them, "and you don't have to, either." She also tells them not to reveal anything at their apartment or their friend's.

One of Cathey's patients, a transwoman, told her she'd come out to her parents as gay last Christmas, and was thinking of telling them she was transgender this Christmas. "So last year, they had a gay son and this year they have a heterosexual daughter?" Cathey asked.

Rowan Rodgers, who's been with his girlfriend for seven years, first as a lesbian woman, waited a couple of years before he told her he was transgender.

"I didn't know how she'd react. We have two children, and it's just when you live in a world where you don't know how people are going to take things ... . You hear about people disowning their children. It's just bad. If I have one regret, it's not telling her sooner.

"At first, there were a lot of questions. It was a lot she had to take in. But she was very accepting. I call her 'my constant.' "

The children, boys 11 and 13, "are wonderful," Rodgers said. "They are thriving, doing wonderful in school and so smart and the most accepting of a lot of people who I thought were my friends. They said, 'You're my dad and I love you.' "

His parents, Rodgers said, "are a different story." They call him by his "dead name," which is what transgender people call the names given them at birth. "They tell me their daughter is dead." Rodgers has tried to keep the relationship going. "So when they call and want to talk, I'm there. When they tell me they hate me, I turn the other cheek."

Caring for the transgender community has also required that Cathey become a social worker of sorts. She's made her nurse a notary to help with legal documents, and helps her patients navigate the process of changing birth certificates, which requires a name change and a letter from a physician.

One of those persons she's helped changed a birth certificate was Rodgers. "I was lucky," Rodgers said. "I got a very nice lady" at the health department's vital records office. Now, Rodgers always keeps his birth certificate with him. "I'm always scared I'm going to be hassled."

Cathey and her patients have struggled with Medicaid, and Cathey is fearful the current political situation will make things harder for her transgender patients, many of whom rely on Medicaid because of the barriers to work that an anti-transgender society presents. Medicaid will cover top surgery — mastectomy — once a transman has begun to transition and the sex on his birth certificate has been corrected, because at that point, the condition is considered gynecomastia — male breasts. But it wouldn't pay for Rodgers' testosterone.

"Reassignment surgery male to female," Cathey estimated, "is about $50,000, but that's nothing compared to a total hip replacement." She hears people complain their insurance shouldn't have to pay for gender reassignment. To them she would say, "Well, you know what, I don't want to pay for your hip surgery."

Rodgers has found a pharmacy in Heber Springs that charges him a reasonable price for testosterone. He's also had top surgery and a hysterectomy. "Right now, I'm not planning to have any other surgery. I'm fine. The breasts bothered me and having a period every month."

Rodgers is looking forward to summer. "This is the first year I get to go out and swim. That's a beautiful thing."


             
David Weinberger is blogging the BlogTalk conference.
          Global Blood Pressure Monitoring Devices & Accessories Market: Increasing Prevalence of Hypertension to Keep Demand Steady, says TMR   
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          Hospitals ramp up hyperbaric therapy for diabetics, despite concerns   
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          Helldriver   
Japan, 2010
Original title: Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ
Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura
Starring: Yumiko Hara, Eihi Shiina, Kazuki Namioka

When I first saw Yoshihiro Nishimura's breakout film Tokyo Gore Police, I was excited. I thought here's a director with some GREAT ideas, an eye for constructing jaw-dropping set pieces, and an anarchistic approach to film-making that totally suited my twisted sensibilities. What could this guy do with more budget, more experience, and a better script? I couldn't wait.

That was 2008. Since then he's helmed 3 more movies. The first was 2009's Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl, and even then I lamented that it was just more of the same. But it was an ok flick, and I still held hope that his masterpiece might be just around the corner. His next was titled 'Mutant Girls Squad', which admittedly doesn't sound like a masterpiece, and wasn't.

And now we have his latest film, Helldriver. If you've seen any of the previous three, the verdict is once again - more of the same. Except now the novelty has worn off and is starting to resemble a rut.

This time around, the Northern part of Japan has been hit with a zombie infection by way of alien invasion, and has been walled off to protect the rest of the country. In a sly jab at political correctness and slimeball politicians, it's not long before there are calls to protect the 'human rights' of the zombies. It's a clever touch, but about as deep as the social commentary gets.




What follows is balls-out zombie-dispensing mayhem with the usual top notch splatter effects mixed with equally amateurish ones. There are moments of visual brilliance, some great set pieces, and enough blood and severed body parts to fill 382 Olympic-sized swimming pools. It's all extremely over-the-top, contrived to shock, and very, very silly.

Which can be fun! But the problem here is that the script mines a well-worn zombie scenario, while bringing little new to the table beyond the shock and gore that Nishimura (a special effects guy by trade) is so well known for. There's smatterings of humour throughout, and even a little 'ero' to go with the 'guro' (which I think is a first for Nishimura, and welcomed). But nowhere near enough for a 2hr long movie with a plot that could be written on a paper napkin.


  

For this viewer at least, two hours of inventive splatter is just not enough to retain my interest. There needs to also be a good story, or great acting, or lots of humour ... hell, an oversupply of nudity wouldn't hurt the cause either. And if all of the above were to be thrown in at once, THEN we'd be talking about a pony with more than one trick!

The other problem is that the film feels like a 45 minute movie, with bits tacked on at front and back to flesh out the runtime. This isn't helped by the decision to run the title sequence a full 45 minutes into the movie! I don't know if this was an intentional quirk playfully thrown in by Nishimura to break convention, or whether he is in fact implying that he had nothing to do with the first 45, and that this is where 'his' movie really starts. Because basically the first 45 minutes are crap. I recommend skipping them entirely.

 
  

And then half an hour from the end, the movie grinds to a natural conclusion, only to kick-start itself back into action for a redundant further half hour. I would not be at all surprised to learn that Nishimura only worked on the middle 45 mins, with the remainder being jobbed out to a junior director. Especially as IMDB has Nishimura listed as 'special effects supervisor' on no less than 33 films in the last three years - no doubt his time is limited!

And so was the budget it seems. Many scenes come across as unfinished and/or rushed, there are some awful visual effects, and what seem like glaring continuity problems. Even within the context of b-grade J-splatter, the limited budget is more visible than you'd expect.




On the plus side, Eihi Shiina (Audition, Tokyo Gore Police) has a major role here, and that's always good in my book - even if she spends a majority of the movie buried beneath less-than-flattering zombie makeup and/or blood. B-grade go-to girl Asami makes an appearance, as does Yukihide Benny. I don't know too much about lead actress Yumiko Hara, except to note that she has a fascinatingly large mouth! She has the physicality to pull off this kind of role, but not the presence that an actress of Eihi Shiina's calibre brings.



First-timers to the hyper-twisted world of Yoshihiro Nishimura may still have a blast with this, especially after a case of beer and with suitably low expectations! The middle 45 minutes are classic Nishimura - and there's a lot to love buried within its two-hour runtime. But I'm still waiting for that masterpiece that proves he's more than a special-effects wizard -  ready and able to take up the mantle of driving a new wave of Japanese extreme cinema.

Rating: 5/10




 


          Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City   
Japan, 2010
Original title: Zeburâman: Zebura Shiti no gyakushû

Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Shô Aikawa, Riisa Naka, Tsuyoshi Abe
IMDB: 7/10

Long-time fans of director Takashi Miike may regard the first Zebraman film as marking the end of the Miike golden period. Coming shortly after a rapid-fire sequence of surreal genre pieces (Gozu, Visitor Q, Happiness of the Katakuris) and hyper kinetic Yakuza epics (Ichi the Killer, Dead or Alive, Deadly Outlaw Rekka) ... it was a time when Miike was arguably the most exciting director on the world stage, at least for those of us inhabiting the more twisted fringes of the world cinema spectrum.

Consequently expectations were high, and Zebraman (Part 1) while able to ride on the Miike buzz, ultimately disappointed. It's not that it was a bad film, just that the films which preceded it were so good, and the paradigm shift to a less adult, and more commercial reality was somewhat at odds with his previous work, even considering the eclectic range of his output.

So its interesting that Miike has chosen 6 years later to revisit the franchise, based on the manga from Yamada Renji. This time around, perhaps due to adjusted expectations, the result seems more impressive. It's still firmly entrenched within a commercial framework, and targeted towards a younger demographic - but just maybe I've come to terms with that. The fact it reunites him with veteran Sho Aikawa (Zebraman, Gozu, Dead or Alive trilogy) and comes stocked with an array of leather-clad vixens is more than enough reason to check it out.




Zebraman 2 is an alien invasion movie set in a dystopian Tokyo future, with its central theme being the time honoured struggle between good and evil, in this case symbolically depicted as a fight between 'black and white'.

Taking the idea one step further, the film cleverly plays with the inherent visual dichotomy of the Zebra, its black and white stripes signifying the good and evil within us all and, more specifically, within Zebraman himself. This plot point is an opportunity to ramp up the sexiness, exploiting the decadence of the black side of the stripe.




Ostensibly a superhero movie, the film plays like a combination of Cutie Honey, Tokyo Gore Police, and Godzilla-sized monster mayhem. All of which unfolds with Miike's typical irreverence and disregard for linear plot exposition. The abundance of crazy ideas thrown into the mix makes for a somewhat confusing first half-hour ... but hang in there, it all makes sense in the end (however absurd).

Tokyo 2025 has been renamed 'Zebra City', complete with a striped force-field defining its boundaries, and a tacit acknowledgment of the need for both good and evil within. Those in power are permitted to commit crimes for 10 minutes each day with impunity, a thinly-disguised attempt to thin the population via survival of the fittest.




Mayor Aihara Kozou, complete with bowler hat and mascara a la Clockwork Orange, enforces his dictates with the aid of stormtroopers and a select personal guard called the Zebra Police, or as he calls them 'The miniskirts'. As the name suggests, they are decked out in leather miniskirts, heels and fishnets (all black, of course), a darker version of Japan's legendary Miniskirt Police.



Which brings us to the Zebra Queen, Aihara Yui played by fashion model Riisa Naka - formed from pure evil by her creator Mayor Aihara who tweaked her appearance by specifying "larger breasts" and a "tighter ass" if you please!

A psychotic sadist, being pure evil after all, Riisa hams it up as a nasty little bitch. Her day job is as a J-pop artist, cavorting lasciviously in black leather and lingerie, spreading her own sexy brand of debauched propaganda and mind control. Obviously she looks the part, and with an eye-popping selection of clothes and wigs makes for a super-sexy villain.




Although the film comes across at times like a family-style blockbuster ... Miike never seems quite able to reign in his twisted ideas long-enough to call the film truly family-friendly - at least not what would be considered as such outside of Japan.

So while we have a cute young girl as the damsel in distress, we also have sly scenes of perverse sexuality ... a nurse tweaks the nipples of a male doctor as he pours hot wax on a patient, our titular hero gives the blowjob of the century to dispose of a menacing alien, and the Zebra Queen has quite the propensity to end up with her legs spread at any given opportunity. And that's not to mention the director's little joke as one scene threatens to enter tentacle-porn territory, only to smoothly segue into innocent playfulness.




While Miike has always operated within the limited budgets that most Japanese movies strain under compared to their Hollywood counterparts, this in no way reigns in his ambition ... which often seems many times the budget he has available. How good the film looks is testament to his skill at stretching his Yen - although whatever budget he has seems never quite enough to fully realise the richness of his vision.

Maybe lacking the budget for reshoots, tweaks or fine-tuning, he turns budget shortfalls into an opportunity for B-grade schlock. The occasional cheapo effects are played for laughs, and not incongruously with the tone. Miike films it and moves on - and this is much of the charm of his movies. They're dense bursts of creativity, generally uninhibited by restriction - be it money, good taste or common filmic convention.



Film connoisseurs might well describe the film as silly and inane, not without justification, but fans of this absurdist Japanese style will know that's exactly the point. I'd personally have preferred a more adult tone though. The sex is throttled back to multiplex-friendly allusions when my preference would've been more exploitative ... but that's just my admittedly twisted personal viewpoint.

In recommendation, I enjoyed it a lot and laughed often. It won't be showing up in many best-of lists ... but where else will you see a godzilla-sized cutesy green alien stomping through Tokyo and blowing enemies away with well-directed blasts of flatulence! Yes its that kind of movie, and it deserves to be seen, at least once.

Rating: 7/10
          «Доктор Веб»: защита от Trojan. Encoder.12544 с использованием файла perfc неэффективна, «вакцина» — не панацея    

30 июня 2017 года

27 июня исследователь Амит Серпер (Amit Serper) опубликовал твит, утверждающий, что найден «стопроцентный» способ предотвращения шифрования файлов вымогателем Petya. Инструкции о том, как это сделать, разместило множество интернет-ресурсов. Компания «Доктор Веб» выступает с опровержением этой информации.

В опубликованных статьях говорится, что существует способ предотвратить срабатывание на компьютере троянца Trojan.Encoder.12544, создав в папке C:\Windows файл perfc. Некоторые даже предлагают командные файлы, делающие это за пользователя, например: https://download.bleepingcomputer.com/bats/nopetyavac.bat.

Подобные инструкции размещены в том числе по адресам:

Компания «Доктор Веб» утверждает, что этот способ борьбы с троянцем Trojan.Encoder.12544, также известным под именами Petya, Petya. A, ExPetya и WannaCry-2, неэффективен по следующим причинам:

  1. Файл, с помощью которого Trojan.Encoder.12544 осуществляет контроль повторного запуска, зависит от имени файла троянца. Стоит злоумышленникам переименовать вредоносный файл, и наличие в папке C:\Windows файла perfc уже не спасет компьютер от заражения.
  2. Троянец осуществляет проверку наличия файла perfc, только если у него достаточно для этого привилегий в операционной системе.

Компания «Доктор Веб» выпустила статью с предварительным исследованием шифровальщика Trojan.Encoder.12544, с которой можно ознакомиться на нашем сайте.


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          Rose Petal Jelly   


After finding this recipe for Rose Petal Jelly that calls for using native Nootka rose blossoms, and after having recently admired the fragrant blossoms, I decided to throw my agenda out the door and make the most of the moment in the waning days of May.  I’ve never made jelly before, but am familiar with the process from jam-making.  Somehow it all came together.  My favorite part was watching the rose petal “tea” turn from a pale yellowish color to a lovely rose color.  This is because the molecule, an anthocyanin, that gives the petals their rose color changes hue with changing pH. 

I was hoping for a stronger rose flavor, as the kitchen really did smell like a perfume factory for a while there, however I did make a double patch, so it took a lot more boiling to reach the jelling point.  Since the essential oils that are responsible for the scent, and also the flavor profile, are highly volatile they boil off quickly.  I suspect that adding rose otto right before canning would punctuate the flavor.  I may try a recipe that incorporates this next time. 

This was a fun recipe to make and the byproduct (the jelly) possesses both beauty and subtle flavor that will no doubt entice me to continue working toward the perfect jar of rose petal jelly.

Any roses can be used to make rose petal jelly.  All roses are edible, but do take care to use ones that are organically grown.  Wild roses have a unique scent that I have always found endearing.



Rose Petal Jelly

Yield:  5 half-pint jars
3 ½ cups water
1 cup, lightly packed fresh rose petals or 1/3 cup dried rose petals
2 whole cloves (optional)
juice of 1 lemon
1 box powdered pectin
4 cups sugar
·         Boil water.  Remove from heat and add rose petals and cloves.  Steep for 10 minutes.
·         Strain into a tall pan for jelly making.   Add lemon juice and pectin, stirring until pectin is dissolved.  The color of the mixture will turn rose colored with the addition of  the acidic lemon juice.
·         Bring to a boil over high heat.  Add sugar and stir until dissolved.  Boil until mixture reaches 220 - 222° F, as indicated by a candy thermometer, or until it passes the “cold spoon test.*”

*Sheet or spoon test
"Dip a cool metal spoon into the boiling jelly mixture. Raise the spoon out of the steam, about 12 inches above the pan. Turn the spoon so the liquid runs off the side. The jelly is done when the syrup forms two drops that flow together and sheet or hang off the edge of the spoon. See Figure 1." 



          2016数据感悟随笔 | 数据平台架构的策略、哲学与全局意识很重要   

2016数据感悟随笔 | 数据平台架构的策略、哲学与全局意识很重要

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1、明确技术与业务的关系 (1)知识和发明来自实践和生产的实际需要,OSI的7层模型再美、再学院化也没有干过TCP/IP;
(2)切莫强求技术驱动,技术职责第一要务是做好深度服务业务;
(3)数据产品不同于一般业务系统。隔行如隔山,跨部门项目往往对双方团队的时间管理、利益妥协、沟通协作和交付提出了很高很难的要求,数据产品要有价值,必须获取足量、高质的数据,建立跨部门、跨业务的统一数据视图前景美妙但步履维艰,保持持久热情、对数据产品的价值心里有数并尽可能地获取资源上的支持,是技术之外的重要话题。 2、价值导向,数据平台架构的策略、哲学与全局意识很重要 (1)成本意识——只用合适的。深入理解业务和数据规模,不走冤枉路,不用牛刀去杀机,牛刀的维护成本很高很高;不轻视mysql、不高估Hadoop,不盲目崇拜Storm和Samza的流计算;
(2)专业意识——不过分给离线计算强调效率,不过分给准实时计算强调规模(优势火力学说);
(3)产品意识——不是最牛逼的技术就是最牛逼的产品(比如企查查,码农要重视产品、市场及领域知识);
(4)机动意识——灵活处理业务场景的技术需求。空间换时间(缓存)、时间换空间(大规模数据的分布式存储、比如HDFS和MongoDB的Sharding);
(5)历史意识——不是所有的技术债都要大肆批评,为公司历史业务作出贡献的代码应该保持尊敬,其中的一些问题更应该历史地看待,自己做得不一定比前人更好。计算跑向数据——比如传统的存储过程,免去了数据传输性能好,但扩展性很差,跨数据库的DB-Link技术可以看做分布式计算的早期手段;数据跑向计算——如Hadoop的MR,有不可忽视的数据运输代价,但计算和业务逻辑处理更加自由灵活;
(6)战略意识——正确认识数据产品的特点:周期长、开发难、低反馈、弱可控,客户与业务需求总是迫切的。将冗长切分,局部和阶段性反馈并测试尤为重要,重视一点可视化往往有奇效。没有客户的数据产品没有价值,从立项开始,就要有生存、竞争、运营的综合考虑。让现有数据产生价值是数据团队的第一使命,而逐步产生价值、释放数据活力、融通部门利益则是一种全局运营意识。 3、分而治之

(测试大数据处理手段有效与否的基本方法就是去求个和、排个序、分个组。如同1+1=2,这是基本所有大数据处理场景的最小化抽象。那么就会体会到——分开了求和排序难,不分却治不了大数据)

4、存储与索引分离、冷热分离、读写分离、二八原理、分级实施 (1)读写混合的通常可以上溯业务进行梳理,找出重点、降级实施;
(2)有时候分布式算法想破天,不如将服务器内存升级到512G来得简单和高效,分布式的同时不要忘了集中式的简单带来的收益;
(3)存储与索引在一起,既有传统关系型数据库作为代表,也有华为为HBase拓展本地二级索引的例子,但通常分离之后可以同时享受专业的分布式存储和专业的索引技术带来的双重好处,缺点是可能需要一个触发器或协程,但是同步与计算的地位是同等重要的,可以从Storm的ACK机制及Kafka的Log机制获取处理此类严峻问题的灵感;这不仅仅是ETL和微服务的需求,也是一致性的挑战。 5、专业的干专业的事、学习但不重复造轮子 (1)每个框架都有自己的原语、有限的服务能力和缺点,这是极为正常的,整合和有限改造是普遍存在的;
(2)克服追求技术唯美的码农心理障碍,不轻信自己可以做得比别人更好,以可控交付和快速反馈为首要原则;
(3)项目的死亡通常是因为产品需求和码农的认知图像不一致造成,这需要产品了解一定技术特点,更需要技术了解产品的真正目的;
(4)轻视产品或者领域专家,是技术的狭隘而不是别人的无知。 6、分布式锁,真的很难 (1)锁与分布式事务永远是前沿技术;
(2)即使是电话通讯这种链路型的也会中断,何况计算机网络还是分包为基础;
(3)脑裂是自然的,我们要做的是局部可控、提前预案、降低损失、快速维护;
(4)同步并非最差,异步并非最佳,任何优势背后都有先天劣势;
(5)高性能和简约架构是一对矛盾,吸气量太大还容易爆缸,但一旦认识到代价是正常和必不可缺之后,往往可以柳暗花明;
(6)不死磕,compromise是工程意义上的折衷而不是码农心理上的妥协。 7、推和拉(Push&Pull) (1)都是常用手段,难点都在于状态同步与可靠交付,相对来讲拉更简单一些,但为了一致性和状态的到达往往会浪费计算资源
(2)有时候耗费某些资源换取更简单平坦的架构,收获更低的维护代价比死磕高性能收益更大。比如全双工通讯很美,但WebSocket技术对Socket、进程、内存资源的占用让Web服务更加复杂;
(3)函数计算的优点之一就是不可变的数据结构,状态的不可变意味着失败的计算环节可以被重放,看似浪费资源,但实际是用简单的变换迭代换取思维上的简洁性,让业务逻辑与计算环节更明显地浮现出来,这就是更有价值的收益。 8、可靠性与高性能是一对矛盾

P2P还是Master-Slave,要视业务特点决定,P2P更适合高性能、硬实时系统,MS架构相对简单、易于理解和操作、但有着主节点宕机导致服务可靠性下降的危险(Hadoop为此升级了双NameNode节点、MySQL生态也有双主节点的成熟策略)。

9、重视函数式思想,不死磕面向对象,生态很关键 (1)并行处理的难点之一就是状态的改变、到达、回退与追踪的复杂,这一点不仅在框架和代码级别,在流服务体系中也很重要。Storm采用Clojure作为编程语言的目的除了这种语言很酷之外,更重要的是其对不可变的数据结构和函数计算的支持很到位;
(2)Spark牛逼的地方就是深入贯彻函数计算,并提供了完善的RDD操作原语与多语言支持,对关系型数据库、HDFS等也有很好的支持,特色鲜明而且瞄准Hadoop生态,它的战略眼光及架构值得反复学习;
HyperTable瞄准了HBase的某些性能瓶颈以此来打造同样的列式数据库,但在市场上它失败了。C++实现底层带来了高性能的同时也带来了生态疏离。

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          How hate-following other moms turned me into a secret cyberbully   

These women, with their hyper-filtered lives and earnest captions, made me indignant, made me laugh, and then kind of made me hate myself. Until I stopped.

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          McLaren BP23: nuovi dettagli sull'hypercar   
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THE stress of her sister’s murder trial turned her to alcohol, Gemma Dowler candidly reveals. She writes: ‘In the build-up to the trial, I’m drinking too much, burning myself out … I’m in a state of “chronic hyperarousal”, unable to concentrate,...
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Toca despedirse de junio a lo grande, con un Cazando Gangas que engloba las mejores ofertas de los principales servicios. ¡Menuda semanita se ha juntado!

Ofertas de videojuegos para PC

Empezamos seleccionando (otra vez) las mejores ofertas de Steam.

  • 'Half-Life 2' por 0,99 euros.
  • 'Hyper Light Drifter' por 9,99 euros
  • 'Firewatch' por 8,99 euros
  • Edición GOTY de 'La Tierra-Media: Sombras de Mordor' por 3,99 euros.
  • 'Metro Redux' por 7,49 euros.
  • 'Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition' por 9,99 euros.
  • 'SUPERHOT' por 13,79 euros.
  • 'Tyranny' por 22,49 euros.
  • 'Dishonored 2' por 19,99 euros.
  • 'DOOM' por 14,49 euros.
  • 'Left 4 Dead 2' por 1,99 euros.
  • 'Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box' por 2,49 euros.
  • 'Age of Empires II HD' por 4,99 euros.
  • 'Cities: Skylines' por 7,49 euros.
  • 'XCOM 2' por 16,49 euros.
  • 'Fallout 4' por 14,99 euros.
  • Edición GOTY de 'The Witcher 3' por 24,99 euros.
  • Cambiamos de tercio hasta GOG, donde también tienen la edición GOTY de la última aventura de Geralt de Rivia al mismo precio, 24,99 euros, pero con 2,80 euros de regalo para futuras compras. Además, si compramos éste u otro de la promoción de esta semana, nos regalan una copia de 'Double Dragon Trilogy'.
  • Da igual el que sea, con tal de que paguemos por un juego dentro de esa promo. Como por ejemplo, el 'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' por 5,89 euros, o su secuela, por otros 5,89 euros. Aunque si vamos a lo barato, nada supera al 'Commmandos 2+3', por 0,89 euros, y con el 'Double Dragon Trilogy' de regalo.

Ofertas de videojuegos para consolas

Xbox 360 y Xbox One

Iniciada la Ultimate Game Sale de verano, seleccionamos las mejores ofertas:

PS3, PS4 y PS Vita

En PlayStation Store aún siguen activos los Descuentos Dobles. Aquí los mejores:

  • 'Destiny: The Collection' por 23,99 euros.
  • 'Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy' por 13,99 euros.
  • 'Metro Redux' por 8,99 euros.
  • Edición Deluxe de 'Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2' por 14,99 euros.
  • La edición GOTY de 'The Witcher 3' por 24,99 euros.
  • Y ya entre la promo "Descuentos Digitales", algunos tan destacables como 'Shadow Complex Remastered' por 5,99 euros, 'Firewatch' por 6,99 euros, 'Hard Reset Redux' por 8,99 euros, o 'Jotun: Valhalla Edition' por 5,99 euros.

Novedades y reservas

  • Con todo el revuelo que ha levantado la SNES Mini, explicando cómo se podía reservar, no extraña que a estas alturas esté agotada en todas las tiendas. Os recomendamos, en cualquier caso, revisar de manera periódica cada día.
  • De lo que acaba de debutar en tiendas, tenemos 'Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy' por 34,90 euros, y ya 'Micro Machines World Series' por 24,95 euros.
  • Hoy también sale 'Valkyria Revolution' (en edición limitada) por 34,90 euros.
  • 'Cars 3: Hacia la Victoria', a la venta la próxima semana, llega hasta los 54,90 euros en sistemas actuales, siendo 'Splatoon 2', exclusivo de Switch, otro recomendable para los niños (y adultos, ojo) por 49,90 euros. Sin olvidar ese 'Hey! Pikmin' para Nintendo 3DS, por 34,90 euros, de finales de mes.
  • 'Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age', por su parte, saldrá por 44,90 euros.

Como siempre, tenéis los comentarios para reflejar cualquier otro tipo de oferta o ganga. También tenéis otras alternativas sobre tecnología y sobre Apple.

Nota: algunos de los enlaces aquí publicados son de afiliados. A pesar de ello, ninguno de los productos mencionados han sido propuestos ni por las marcas ni por las tiendas, siendo su introducción una decisión única del equipo de editores.

          Offer - Ajuga Turkestanica Extract - CHINA   
Xi’AN LESEN BIO-TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD. specializes in the ten years of plant extracts and export trade, to provide customers with high-quality, organic, natural, good price of various plant extracts, fruit and vegetable powder, as well as cosmetics, chemical raw materials.Ajuga dicotyledonous herbal extracts Labiatae gross margin Ajuga the whole plant, with heat and cooling blood, antipyretic swelling effect, attending Hyperactivity hemoptysis, fever swelling and other symptoms.Hydroxyl-containing pro-ecdysterone (ecdysterone, -ecdysone), cup amaranth steroidal ketone (cyasterone), Ajuga sterone B and C (ajugasterones B, C), Ajuga lactone (ajugalactone), ajugose (kiransin) other reports contain glycosides, saponins, alkaloids, organic acids, phenolic compounds, tannins, etc., also have that contain luteolin.Prodcut name: Ajuga Turkestanica ExtractLatin Name: Herba Ajugae, Ajuga ciliata Bge   Specification:  Turkesterones 2%Appearance: Brown fine powderMesh size: 80 MeshUsed Part: Whole herbGrade: Food & MedicalBrand Name: LS-HerbTest Method: TLC, HPLCFunction:1. The hormonal effects of Hops were noticed when female gatherers of the plants got their menstrual cycles early.2. It can also help to stimulate appetite, dispel flatulence, and relieve intestinal cramps. This herb can be usefully combined with valerian for coughs and nervous spasmodic conditions.3. With the function of antibacterial, it can inhibit the growth of various bacteria. Such as bacillus anthracis, bacillus, corynebacterium diphtheriae, diplococcus pneumoniae and staphylococcus aureus;4. With the function of composure, owning composed hypnotic effects to the central nervous system;5. With a strong estrogen-like effect.Application:1. As Food and beverage ingredients.2. As Healthy Products ingredients.3. As Nutrition Supplements ingredients.4. As Pharmaceutical Industry & General Drugs ingredients.5. As a health food and cosmetic ingredients.
          Offer - Ajuga Turkestanica Extract - CHINA   
Xi’AN LESEN BIO-TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD. specializes in the ten years of plant extracts and export trade, to provide customers with high-quality, organic, natural, good price of various plant extracts, fruit and vegetable powder, as well as cosmetics, chemical raw materials.Ajuga dicotyledonous herbal extracts Labiatae gross margin Ajuga the whole plant, with heat and cooling blood, antipyretic swelling effect, attending Hyperactivity hemoptysis, fever swelling and other symptoms.Hydroxyl-containing pro-ecdysterone (ecdysterone, -ecdysone), cup amaranth steroidal ketone (cyasterone), Ajuga sterone B and C (ajugasterones B, C), Ajuga lactone (ajugalactone), ajugose (kiransin) other reports contain glycosides, saponins, alkaloids, organic acids, phenolic compounds, tannins, etc., also have that contain luteolin.Prodcut name: Ajuga Turkestanica ExtractLatin Name: Herba Ajugae, Ajuga ciliata Bge   Specification:  Turkesterones 2%Appearance: Brown fine powderMesh size: 80 MeshUsed Part: Whole herbGrade: Food & MedicalBrand Name: LS-HerbTest Method: TLC, HPLCFunction:1. The hormonal effects of Hops were noticed when female gatherers of the plants got their menstrual cycles early.2. It can also help to stimulate appetite, dispel flatulence, and relieve intestinal cramps. This herb can be usefully combined with valerian for coughs and nervous spasmodic conditions.3. With the function of antibacterial, it can inhibit the growth of various bacteria. Such as bacillus anthracis, bacillus, corynebacterium diphtheriae, diplococcus pneumoniae and staphylococcus aureus;4. With the function of composure, owning composed hypnotic effects to the central nervous system;5. With a strong estrogen-like effect.Application:1. As Food and beverage ingredients.2. As Healthy Products ingredients.3. As Nutrition Supplements ingredients.4. As Pharmaceutical Industry & General Drugs ingredients.5. As a health food and cosmetic ingredients.
          «Доктор Веб»: защита от Trojan. Encoder.12544 с использованием файла perfc неэффективна, «вакцина» — не панацея    

30 июня 2017 года

27 июня исследователь Амит Серпер (Amit Serper) опубликовал твит, утверждающий, что найден «стопроцентный» способ предотвращения шифрования файлов вымогателем Petya. Инструкции о том, как это сделать, разместило множество интернет-ресурсов. Компания «Доктор Веб» выступает с опровержением этой информации.

В опубликованных статьях говорится, что существует способ предотвратить срабатывание на компьютере троянца Trojan.Encoder.12544, создав в папке C:\Windows файл perfc. Некоторые даже предлагают командные файлы, делающие это за пользователя, например: https://download.bleepingcomputer.com/bats/nopetyavac.bat.

Подобные инструкции размещены в том числе по адресам:

Компания «Доктор Веб» утверждает, что этот способ борьбы с троянцем Trojan.Encoder.12544, также известным под именами Petya, Petya. A, ExPetya и WannaCry-2, неэффективен по следующим причинам:

  1. Файл, с помощью которого Trojan.Encoder.12544 осуществляет контроль повторного запуска, зависит от имени файла троянца. Стоит злоумышленникам переименовать вредоносный файл, и наличие в папке C:\Windows файла perfc уже не спасет компьютер от заражения.
  2. Троянец осуществляет проверку наличия файла perfc, только если у него достаточно для этого привилегий в операционной системе.

Компания «Доктор Веб» выпустила статью с предварительным исследованием шифровальщика Trojan.Encoder.12544, с которой можно ознакомиться на нашем сайте.


          The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 6/29/2017   
Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.
The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.9 million page views with 3900+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the weekly insight about digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.

  The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 6/29/2017
  • The New Book "Performance Master - Take a Holistic Approach to Unlock Digital Performance" Introduction, Slideshare The purpose of the book “Performance Master: Take a Holistic Approach to Unlock Digital Performance “is to provide an in-depth understanding and share unique insight about how to take a holistic approach to measuring and managing enterprise digital performance. Without measurements, it can be hard to tell whether attempted improvements achieve the expected results or not. It's fair to say that any organization didn't have a systematic approach to performance assessment and measurement at both strategic and operational level has a giant blind spot that is impairing their performance. A well-designed performance management system is a necessary foundation for continuous improvement.

  • The Digital Board’s Digital Leadership Inquires The corporate board as high-level governance body plays a crucial role in business advising and monitoring, as well as setting key tones in organizational culture style and leadership quintessential. Corporate boards also need to advocate changes and become the mastermind behind the digital transformation.

  • Accelerating Digital IT via Avoiding these Pitfalls Many organizations are on the journey of digital transformation, but it is the path not being fully discovered and explored yet. Or put another way, as every organization is at the different stage of the business growth cycle, each of them has to match their own pace, fit their own circumstances, and develop their own set of next practices for accelerating digital transformation. There are many roadblocks and hidden barriers on the way. Old IT thinking cannot move fast enough in the era of the digitalization. Digital CIOs today need to have both business acumen and technological understanding to become the trustful business advisor and empathetic IT manager in order to lead effectively and digitize IT effortlessly.

  • The “Push & Pull” Forces of Digital Transformation: Digital is fluid, digital is also complex. It becomes complex if things do interact, particularly in the case of "non-linear" interaction, interdependent relationships, and hyperconnected business association. You can't separate things properly, and often you cannot predict the actual effect of interaction straightforwardly. Therefore, running a high-performance digital business is no longer a single dimensional effort to applying the cool technologies or focus on short-term profitability only, but a multidimensional pursuit to embed digital into core business processes and build differentiated business capability. It is about how to leverage the “push & pull” business forces to adapt to changes and orchestrate a full-fledged digital transformation.

  •  Explore a Unique Path to Innovate IT Many companies are at the tipping point for the digital transformation journey, more and more businesses empower their IT to lead changes and catalyze business growth. Due to the overwhelming growth of information and disruptive nature of technologies, IT is at the crossroad, either ride the learning curve and explore a unique path to build differentiated competency, or just keep the lights on only, react to the business’s requests and become irrelevant. Some high-performing IT organizations have moved up its maturity to become the innovation hub and game changer in their companies, how can they make it?.

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           Parenting a Child with Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders    
Parenting a Child with Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
          Hyperkin’s ‘SmartBoy’ gets official European release   
PQube, in partnership with Hyperkin, have announced they will be releasing the SmartBoy through the Samsung Mobile Accessory Partnership Program (SMAPP) to the European Market. Originally a development kit in late 2016, the SmartBoy attaches to Android smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, turning your smartphone into a handheld gaming device. The SmartBoy is […]
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          Greenback Stabilizes    

The US dollar has been battered this week amid a shift in sentiment seen in how the market responded to comments mostly emanating from the ECB's annual conference.  It is not reallyclear that Draghi or Carney gave new policy indications.  

The ECB President has recognized the improved growth prospects, but until inflation is on a sustainable and durable path toward, a heavy dose of monetary accommodation is still needed.  The Bank of England Governor Carney indicated a week ago that it was not the time to raises the rate.  He has not changed his mind.  He identified a couple of factors he will be looking at to see if removing more accommodation is warranted (the BOE announced an increase in the cash buffer required of banks).  

In recent days, the Fed's leadership have added to their argument for a continued gradual increase in rates by noting rich asset prices and easier financial conditions when the Fed desires less accommodative conditions. This is a reminder that contrary to the traditional understanding of the Fed's dual mandate, it really has three goals: Pricestability, full employment, and least we forget, financial stability.  

The market is tired.  After rising mostly 15-20 bp this week, 10-year yields in Europe are mostly a little lower.  The US 10-year yield is steady.  Yesterday's jump in Europe and the US forced Asia-Pacific countries to play catch-up a bit.  Australian and New Zealand benchmark 10-year yields jumped nine bp.  Japan's 10-year yield rose two basis points, but the yield rose to three-month highs, just inside the BOJ 10 bp band on either side of zero.  

The US dollar is mixed.  The three worst performing majors for the week, the yen, the New Zealand dollar and Norwegian krona are the three strongest currencies on the day.  The euro could not get much above the $1.1440 area seen the NY afternoon yesterday.  Options struck at $1.1360 (~810 mln euros), and $1.1450 (~700 mln euros) may mark the range.  It terms of sentiment; it is striking that despite the slightly higher than expected preliminary June inflation, the euro could not make more headway.  Thisalso seems to reflect a stretched or maybe just a cautious market.  

Headline eurozone inflation eased to 1.3% from 1.4% in May.  Before yesterday's German report, a decline to 1.2% was expected.  The core rate rose more than expected to stand at 1.1%, up from 0.9% in May.   Recall that core rate bottomed at 0.6% in early 2015, and at 0.7% as recently as March.   The threat of deflation has been averted.   

In contrast, Japan's May CPI was little changed.  The 0.4% headline pace was unchanged, while the core rate, which excludes fresh food, ticked up to 0.4% from 0.3%.  Excluding food and energy, the year-over-year rate was unchanged at zero.  Separately, Japan reported that for the 15th month, household spending on a year-over-year basis contracted.  The 0.1%  contraction is the smallest in the run, suggest consumption is stabilizing.  

Separately, the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose to 3.1% from 2.8%, even as employment rose to its higher since 2007 and the job-to-applicant ratio rose (1.49 from 1.48).  The number of unemployed unexpectedly rose in German as well.   While unemployment claims were unchanged at 5.7%, Germany reported that unemployment increased by 7k instead of fall by 10k as the market expected. 

After reaching almost JPY113 yesterday, the dollar has pulled back against the yen, as the Japanese currency benefits from short-covering on some of the crosses today.   It appears to be finding support around JPY111.70-JPY111.80.      There is a $382 mln option struck at JPY112.00 that rolls off today.  

The resilience of the Chinese economy is one of the notable developments in the H1 17.  It appears to be finishing the period on a positive note.  The official manufacturing PMI rose to 51.7 from 51.2, defying expectations for a decline.  The non-manufacturing PMI increased to 54.9 from 54.5.  New export orders rose to 52.0, the highest since April 2012, and more broadly, new orders rose to 53.1 from 52.3.  Price components rose.   

The yuan had fallen against the dollar in all but one session from June 12 through June 26.  However, in a squeeze in what may have been spurred by the PBOC, the yuan has now risen for four consecutive sessions.  It has risen 0.8% this week, which appears to be its biggest weekly advance since March 2015.  

Sterling extended this week's survey to $1.3030 in Asia before pulling back, perhaps encouraged by a soft GfK consumer confidence (lowest since the referendum) and the lack of an upward revision to Q1 GDP (remained unchanged at 0.2%).  The $1.3055 area corresponds to a retracement objective of the decline since the referendum.  A move above it would encourage talk of $1.34-$1.35.

Meanwhile, the Labour Party is unable to enjoy its strong showing in the recent election.   More than four dozen Labour MPs voted with the Tories on the Queen Speech and will lose the whip.  Some were leaders and will have to be replaced.  What many observers do not seem to realize is that Labour's manifesto (political platform) and the Tory's was not very different on exit from the EU.  However, there are many remains (in both parties) who do not want to lose access to the single market, which is arguably the litmus test for a hard Brexit. 

The US reports personal income and consumption data that will shape forecasts for Q2 GDP.  The core PCE deflator is expected to confirm the general movement in the core CPI and ease for the fourth consecutive month.  Chicago PMI and Univ of Michigan consumer confidence reports are not typically market movers.  Canada reports April GDP, and perhaps, more importantly, the Bank of Canada's survey of senior loan officers may solidify expectations for a rate hike at the next meeting (July 12).  Indicative pricing in the OIS market implies almost a 70% chance of a hike then. 





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          Tokyo Election Comes at a Rough Time for Abe   

Tired of the seemingly endless political drama in the US and Europe?  Try Japan.  Tokyo's metropolitan 127-seat Assembly is up for election on July 2. 

 It could not come at a worse time for Prime Minister Abe and his Liberal Democrat Party.  In some ways, Abe and the LDP are victims of their own success.  Recall that previously, there had seemed to be an almost revolving door at the head of government when the DPJ held the reins.  Abe is completing his second term, and the price of such political stability is corruption--several scandals and accusations of misconduct. 

On top of this, there has been some backlash against the way that the LDP has pushed through legislation.  Some of the legislation is controversial, as the recent conspiracy measure, and the method of passage was critical for being harsh.     The net result has been an erosion of support for the LDP-led government. 

Tokyo is such a large and important city; it has a governor rather than a mayor.  The current governor of Tokyo is a Yuriko Koike, who previously in the LDP, though not part of the inner clique, and recently bolted to taking the helm of a new Japanese political party, Tomin First no Kai (Tokyoites First), is popular and is seenas a potential successor of Abe.  Although her handling of the fish market (Tsukiji) relocation disappointed many, according to reports, her popularity remains strong.   The mayoral candidate she backed in Chiyoda won recently.  Currently, the party has six seats in the assembly and is projected to increase its representation toward 40-45 seats. 

Governor Koike's power base will grow not only because her party will be more represented, but also because it has peeled off the Komeito Party that is in a coalition with the LDP in the national government. 
Komeito has 22 seats in the current AssemblyTomin First, Komeito, and a handful of independents may be sufficient to provide a slim majority in the assembly. 

The big losers may be the LDP (57 seats in current assembly) and the DPJ (7 seats).  Reports suggest that after the Tokyo election, the DPJ may shuffle its leadership. However, it is the LDP that appears most at risk.  A reformist party governs Osaka, and a victory for Tomin First in Tokyo would be a significant blow for the LDP and Abe.     A defeat for the LDP could have far-reaching implications for policy going forward, ahead of the national parliamentary election late next year.

A loss of Tokyo for the LDP could initially weigh on Japanese equities and lift the yen.  Equity losses may be modest and short-lived as the BOJ may have pulled back on its purchases of JGBs, but it continues to buy ETFs apparently on weakness.  On the other hand,  Prime Minister Abe has demonstrated a willingness to increase fiscal stimulus. Japan.'s budget deficit last year was 5.7% of GDP.  This year's shortfall is expected to be 4.8% of GDP.  Sagging support a year ago appeared to encourage Abe to announce a JPY28 trillion economic package.  Lo and behold, Abe's approval rating recovered. 

However, the BOJ has moved away from buying JPY80 trillion of government bonds a year and now targets the 10-year yield (+/- 10 bp on either side of zero).  Fiscal stimulus may make the BOJ's strategy more difficult to implement.   Abe has taken advantage of the better growth Japan is enjoying to push for his political agenda which includes changes to the pacifist constitution to complement the recent reinterpretation.

Last year, the LDP changed their rules to allow a candidate (Abe) to head the party for three terms rather than two.  As head of the LDP, Abe would remain prime minister after next year's election, assuming the LDP wins.   There does not appear to be another candidate in the LDP that is positioning to challenge Abe next year.  And, frankly, there does not seem to be an alternative economic program to "Abenomics" which seems like the same traditional LDP medicine (but on steroids).  It includes fiscal and monetary expansion, desire for a weaker yen, and some reforms that at the end of the day (or term) have not changed the macro-fundamentals very much.  





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          Vithas Parque San Antonio realiza una novedosa técnica para glaucoma que reduce los riesgos de la cirugía    

El glaucoma es una enfermedad ocular progresiva provocada principalmente por una presión ocular alta, que daña el nervio óptico y que puede derivar en una pérdida gradual e irreversible de la visión. Más de 67 millones de personas en el mundo la padecen (se estima que en 2020 esta cifra ascienda hasta los 80 millones), catalogándose ya como la segunda causa de ceguera prevenible y cuya prevalencia sigue aumentando día a día debido al envejecimiento de la población.

Los avances en este campo son continuos y la mayoría de ellos persiguen mejorar la predictibilidad de las técnicas quirúrgicas para glaucoma; en esta línea el Hospital Vithas Parque San Antonio, perteneciente al grupo sanitario Vithas y que cuenta en España con 19 hospitales y 25 centros monográficos Vithas Salud, ha llevado a cabo esta intervención quirúrgica consistente en la aplicación de un implante de filtración para glaucoma denominado Ex-Press. Dicho dispositivo de pequeñas dimensiones fue implantado a un paciente de 70 años por los doctores Héctor Morales y Cayetano Domínguez, integrantes de la reconocida Unidad de Oftalmología del Complejo Hospitalario,mediante una pre-incisión con aguja en la zona azul de la esclera, técnica que simplifica y estandariza la cirugía.  Más allá de la anteriormente mencionada predictibilidad, este nuevo procedimiento acarrea una reducción de las complicaciones post-quirúrgicas tales como la hipotonía o el desprendimiento coroideo. Todo esto revierte, al fin y al cabo, en una recuperación más rápida del paciente.

«La implantación del drenaje del glaucoma Ex-Press es un dispositivo usado para la cirugía del glaucoma que hemos implantado en Hospital Vithas Parque San Antonio como cirugía novedosa. Hemos estandarizado y facilitado esta técnica convirtiéndola en más reproducible, y evitando las complicaciones post-quirúrgicas» afirma el doctor Morales.


          Flower Tucci is just like a hyper-intelligent human...   
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          Open Document-&gt;execute hyperlink-&gt; close document   
Is it possible to create a button that could Open Document->execute hyperlink-> close document. I am trying to find a way to get Automax Run 2.4 to Open a Bluebeam STudio Project. I can't get it to work with just a hyperlink but if I embed a hyperlink into a PDF, than click the hyperlink it opens...
          Hyperlink   
if I want to add a hyperlink do I just use 1. Action to run: Open Document 2. Document to open; Hyperlink address?
          Melhores Pokemons No Update Por Clan   
Bom, o Deadpool postou no fórum uma lista de pokémons bons pra cada clan no update, e venho aqui disponibilizar para quem não acessa.



Lista de Pokémon para cada clã no Update.

Malefic
Mega Gengar - held - ghost
Dusknoir – level 150 - ghost
Honchkrow - Level 100 - dark/flying
Absol - level 90 – dark
Banette - level 80 - ghost
Seviper – level 80 - poison
Crawdaunt - level 80 - water/dark
Shiftry – level 80 - grass/dark

Orebound

Mega Tyranitar - held - rock/dark
Rhyperior – level 150– rock/ground
Torterra - level 100 - grass/ground
Aggron - level 90 - rock/steel
Swampert - level 80 - earth/water
Flygon - level 80 - earth/dragon
Camerupt - level 80 - earth/fire
Claydol - level 80 - psychic/ground

Raibolt
Mega Ampharos - held - electric/dragon
ElectIvIre – level 150 - electric
Luxray - level 100 - electric
Rotom - level 100 - electric/grass ou electric/flying ou electric/ice ou electric/fire ou electric/water electric/ghost
Magnezone – level 100 - electric/steel 
Manectric - level 80 - electric

Volcanic
Mega Charizard X - held - fire/dragon
Magmortar - level 150 - fire
Infernape - level 100 - fire/fighting
Torkoal - level 90 - fire
Blaziken - level 80 - fire/fighting
Camerupt - level 80 - fire/ground
Ninetales - level 80 - fire
Castform - level 90 - fire ou water ou ice 

Seavell
Mega Blastoise - held - water
Milotic – level 150 - water
Empoleon - level 100 - water/steel
Walrein - level 90 - ice/water
Swampert - level 80 - water/earth
Glalie - level 80 - ice
Ludicolo - level 80 - water/grass
Crawdaunt - level 80 - water/dark

Gardestrike
Mega Blaziken - held - fire/fighting
Slaking – level 150– normal
Infernape - level 100 - fire/fighting
Hariyama - level 90 - fighting
Exploud – level 80 - normal
Blaziken - level 80 - fighting/fire
Medicham - level 80 - fighting/psychic
Lucario - level 80 - fighting/steel
Swellow - level 80 - flying/normal
Zangoose - level 80 - normal

Naturia
Mega Venusaur - held - grass/poison
Tangrowth – level 150 - grass
Torterra - level 100 - grass/ground
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Sceptile - level 80 - grass
Ludicolo - level 80 - grass/water
Ninjask - level 80 - bug/flying
Shiftry – level 80 - grass/dark
Forretress - level 80 - bug/steel

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Medicham - level 80 - psychic/fighting
Metang – level 80 – psychic/steel
Grumpig – level 80 - psychic
Claydol - level 80 - psychic/ground
Mawile - level 80 - metal/fairy

Wingeon
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Salamance - level 150 - dragon/flying
Honchkrow - level 100 - dark/flying
Tropius - level 90 - flying/Grass
Flygon - level 80 - dragon/earth
Ninjask - level 80 - bug/flying
Altaria - level 80 – dragon/flying
Swellow - level 80 - flying/normal

Ironhard
Mega Mawile - held - steel/fairy
Mega Aggron - held - steel
Mega Lucario - held - steel/fighting
Metagross – level 150 - psychic/steel 
Shiny Lucario – level 120 – steel/fighting
Empoleon - level 100 - water/steel
Lucario – level 80 – steel/fighting
Aggron - level 90 - rock/steel
Mawile - level 80 - steel
Metang – level 80 – psychic/steel
Magnezone – level 100 - electric/steel
Forretress - level 80 - bug/steel

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          Panel: Kimono Wednesdays: A Conversation @ MFA   
Sign held by counterprotester in support of Kimono Wednesdays
July 15, 2015

Please see my original post for background: Monet's La Japonaise Kimono Wednesdays at the MFA.




Update 2/1316: Video of the panel is now available on the MFA's YouTube channel. I am working on my response and hope to have it posted in another week or so.

Update 2/4/16: I just received word from the MFA that although the Remis Auditorium is sold out, they will have an overflow room. This information will be posted to the event page shortly.
A limited number of first-come-first-serve free tickets for a live-feed in the Museum’s Riley Seminar Room will be available starting at 12:30pm on Sunday in-person at the MFA. For MFA members, proceed to the Remis Box Office to pick up a live-feed ticket. For non-members, visit any ticket desk for a free admission ticket and then proceed to the Remis Box Office to pick up a live-feed ticket. 
Update 2/3/16: Tickets now seem to be available again. ... and they're sold out again.
Update 1/30/16: The panel is now "Sold Out."

Yesterday the MFA announced that they will be hosting "Kimono Wednesdays: A Conversation", a panel discussion on the Kimono Wednesdays protests of last summer and the issues raised by the protests (Facebook event page here, but make sure you register for tickets on their website). The panel will be recorded and posted to their YouTube channel a few days after the event.

Last year The Boston Globe reported that it would be a symposium "developed with input from MFA audiences, on art history and traditions of representation." I had been told that it would present the topic of representation broadly and would not be focused only on Asian art and that the MFA was planning the event on their own. They apparently decided to go in a different direction. Here is a statement I received from the MFA:
"The MFA recognized that in order to foster an inclusive and open dialogue around the issues raised by “Kimono Wednesdays,” all perspectives needed to be welcome, including those critical of the MFA such as Decolonize Our Museums (DOM). DOM and the MFA held in-person meetings, phone calls, and e-mail exchanges throughout the fall and early winter, with DOM advising the MFA on speaker choice and the event’s structure. Additionally, input was sought from other internal and external individuals and communities." – Jasmine Hagans, Curator of Lectures, Courses, and Concerts, Museum of Fine Arts
Those who have been following the story since the beginning will recognize the names of three of the panelists: Dr. Elena Tajima Creef and Xtina (Christina) Huilan Wang were on the AARW/NAPAWF panel last September (the promised audio recording and transcript are not available but I wrote about it here Update 1/28/16: audio recording is now available without transcript) and Ryan Wong was on the Hyperallergic panel in Brooklyn last October (archived here).


Kimono Wednesdays: A Conversation


Date & Time
Sunday, February 7, 2016
1:30 - 3:30pm

Location
Museum of Fine Arts, Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115

Admission
Admission is free but tickets must be reserved. The auditorium seats 380. Note that if you order online you will be required to set up a login on the MFA's website. If you don't want to do that you can also order by phone or in person.

Moderator: Elena Tajima Creef, professor of women’s and gender studies, Wellesley College
Jasmine Hagans, curator of lectures, courses, and concerts
Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director
Reiko Tomii, independent scholar; co-director, PoNJA-GenKon
Xtina Huilan Wang, Decolonize Our Museums
Ryan Wong, writer and visiting scholar at New York University’s A/P/A Institute

Last summer, the MFA offered programming focused around Claude Monet’s “La Japonaise,” with the goal of exploring the painting with visitors, as it documents both Monet’s interest in Japanese art and his reaction to the fad of “Japonisme” in Paris. Reproduction kimonos made in Japan for a Japanese audience were available for visitors in Boston to try on, an experience intended to engage them both with the garment and Monet’s rendering of it. The framing of the event through a Western lens sparked protest, counter-protest and much conversation and debate about issues including Orientalism, racialized iconography, institutional racism, representation of minority groups, and cultural appropriation.

How can institutions such as the MFA be more accountable to their publics? Who speaks for whom? Following an hour-long panel discussion, moderated by Elena Creef and featuring Xtina Huilan Wang, Reiko Tomii, and Ryan Wong, we invite you to join us in an informal dialogue: we want to hear your opinions and thoughts. We invite you to critically shape this conversation with all comments, ideas, and questions welcome.



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          “Lack of education lead to lack of wisdom"   


“Lack of education lead to lack of wisdom,
Which leads to lack of morals,
Which leads to lack of progress,
Which leads to lack of money,
Which leads to the oppression of the lower classes,
See what state of the society one lack of education can cause!”
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This was in response to a mail by Dr. Satish Jha
Shaheen Ansari

Private  & Public schools
Government schools DO NOT offer education…”
Dear Satish,
I have been following the debate very closely and reading all the postings.

I believe there  are two kinds of members at this forum- one who thinks government school are not performing, hence private players must enter and provide so called ‘quality education’. And the 2nd kind of members are those who think government school must perform. Hence stop trade in education.

Your posting Government schools DO NOT offer education. Anyone who even thinks education happens there needs to take time off to rethink what education is or should be in the times we live in.” dated March 18th at Arkitect India- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arkitectindia/message/15939clearly give indication that you are one of those who think the government schools don’t perform.  Many people like you have given end number of examples to support government withdrawal from the school and offering it to Education Business Houses. And I am sure you may have ‘solid’ facts and figure to support it.  I sincerely believe that the following may be the reasons behind your thoughts. [Note: when I  say you or your, I am addressing the whole group of people who believe that the government schools are not-performing, hence private players are the only solution. So the ‘you’  is not a personal to one person. It is just because I am responding to your mail. ]. Probably one or two of the following points may be the basis of your arguments.  
  1. You may have read reports like The Birla Ambani Report on education. We know why they want government to withdraw from education ‘market’
  2.  You may have information about ‘non-performing’  schools (including govt. schools) but not able to develop these information  into a knowledge. Information to Knowledge to  Wisdom. It is a long debate. I  am not expecting wisdom but I do expect right knowledge- that is why these schools are not performing.     
  3. or you may have only read the last line or last paragraph of a report which says govt schools are not performing and missed the whole body of report which says why some government schools are performing well and some government schools are not performing well or not performing at all.
  4. or

In villages (I belong to Kataila village, Ghazipur, Eastern UP) it is said that neem hakeem, khatre jaan” (half knowledge is always dangerous).  Like some people are quoting “government schools are not performing” without understanding the whole context and politics of trade in education, I was also often quoting “religion is opium of masses”. I heard this from some friends in JNU and I got convinced without questioning or probing it.

Many years I only knew Marx’ this sentence “ Religion is the opium of masses”. I would always quote this phrase to defend my childish/ amateur thinking about religious criticism- be it Islam, Christian, Hinduism or any religious believe. But I thank to JNU  culture of Post Dinner Talk in which I was corrected and told to read some articles (probably in 1990 or 1991). In the next post dinner talk a student gave me a xerox copy of an article .  I read that article several times.

  It was there I realized that I was reading the last sentence of a paragraph. It gives different meaning if we read along with the paragraph and different meaning if it is read separately.      According to Marx, religion is an expression of material realities and economic injustice. Thus, problems in religion are ultimately problems in society. Religion is not the disease, but merely a symptom. It is used by oppressors to make people feel better about the distress they experience due to being poor and exploited. This is the origin of his comment that religion is the “opium of the masses” — but as shall see, his thoughts are much more complex than commonly portrayed. The full quoate is “Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.”


This is a long debate and I will leave it here to proceed with the original issue- the government schools are non-performing institutions, hence go for private school.

The purpose of above argument is to make the point clear that many of us are picking of the last sentence of the thesis/ article which says that the government schools are not performing. We have to read the whole issue in proper context- the thesis in support of trade in education so that selected few can get “quality education” and the rest…

The government schools (read institutions, because the next target is other organs of the govt.) are not This is 100 % wrong statement and understanding. People who support private players in education  or trade in education points two things-
[1] They don’t understand the dynamics degrading government institutions or
[2] They


What is the vision of education?
 



The full quote from Karl Marx is: "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people".

Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.

"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people."

The foundation of irreligious criticism is: Man makes religion, religion does not make man. Religion is, indeed, the self-consciousness and self-esteem of man who has either not yet won through to himself, or has already lost himself again. But man is no abstract being squatting outside the world. Man is the world of man – state, society. This state and this society produce religion, which is an inverted consciousness of the world, because they are an inverted world. Religion is the general theory of this world, its encyclopaedic compendium, its logic in popular form, its spiritual point d’honneur, its enthusiasm, its moral sanction, its solemn complement, and its universal basis of consolation and justification. It is the fantastic realization of the human essence since the human essence has not acquired any true reality. The struggle against religion is, therefore, indirectly the struggle against that world whose spiritual aroma is religion.

Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.

The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of religion is, therefore, in embryo, the criticism of that vale of tears of which religion is the halo.

Many years I only knew Marx this sentence “ Religion is the opium of masses”. I would always quote this phrase to defend my childish/ amateur thinking about religious criticism- be it Islam, Christian, Hinduism or Sanati any religious believe. But I thank to JNU’s culture of post dinner talk in which I was corrected and told to read some articles.  It was there I realized that I was reading the last sentence of a paragraph. It gives different meaning if we read along with the paragraph and different meaning if it is read separately.      According to Marx, religion is an expression of material realities and economic injustice. Thus, problems in religion are ultimately problems in society. Religion is not the disease, but merely a symptom. It is used by oppressors to make people feel better about the distress they experience due to being poor and exploited. This is the origin of his comment that religion is the “opium of the masses” — but as shall see, his thoughts are much more complex than commonly portrayed.

This is a long debate and I will leave it here to proceed with the original issue- the government schools are non-performing institutions, hence go for private school.

The purpose of above argument is to make the point clear that many of us are picking of the last sentence of the thesis/ article which says that the government schools are not performing. We have to read the whole issue in proper context- the thesis in support of trade in education so that selected few can get “quality education” and the rest…

The government schools (read institutions, because the next target is other organs of the govt.) are not This is 100 % wrong statement and understanding. People who support private players in education  or trade in education points two things-
[1] They don’t understand the dynamics degrading government institutions or
[2] They


What is the vision of education?

========++++++=======
Satish Jha

Government schools DO NOT offer education. Anyone who even thinks education happens there needs to take time off to rethink what education is or should be in the times we live in. Only those who went to government schools and ended up getting a government job may think it works.

Imagine this: even the government sets 33% as a bare minimum pass mark. How many children going to government schools end up knowing how to write correctly in their own mother tongue even after a B degree like a BA etc?

Did you not see the results that less than 1 percent teachers with a B Ed degree could pass the governments test in Delhi?

EI has found a niche for itself that is good while being a century out of date. But india is growing a century behind if you take the weighted average of its collective knowledge anyway!

Twitter:@satish_jha
+1 301 841 7422
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