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          From Cyborgs to Hacktivists: Postfeminist Disobedience and Virtual Communities   
by
Carolyn Guertin
2005-01-27

For many the term postfeminist might call to mind the vanilla pleasures of metrosexuality, webcams, online soaps, and blog culture, but, for me, a 40-something cyberfeminist scholar, curator and some time activist, the politically-minded feminist texts I work with are in fact dyed-in-the-wool postfeminist ones that occupy a different place on the postfeminism continuum from those more loudly-lauded, lighter confections. Usually given a bad rap by the media, postfeminism has been accused of being antifeminist, whereas it is instead what the next wave of second wave feminism has become. Its name is not a marker or movement that intends to imply that feminism is dead and gone, any more than Donna Haraway’s “postgender” and N. Katherine Hayles’ “posthuman” mean the death of those old shoes. As Ann Brooks puts it in Postfeminisms, “the concept of `post’ implies a process of ongoing transformation and change” (1). Postfeminism is that indicator that shows us the organism formerly known as feminism has grown into something far more complex than its liberal origins would lead us to expect.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, second wave feminism, which had spoken predominantly from and to a position of white middle class privilege, began to fracture to include a broader chorus of voices, classes, and races. Postfeminism or, more exactly, postfeminisms have expanded to include a multitude of situated perspectives within the context of postmodern thinking, and have swelled to embrace the new emphasis on what Michèle Barrett identified in 1992 (the year that the World Wide Web was born) as “fluidity and contingency” - features that are the trademark stock in trade of the cyber age. Barrett believed feminism’s paradigm shift to be the result of a new interest in culture that in turn gave rise to a whole new collectivity of subjectivities. It is no accident that this shift coincided with the advent of a technology that foregrounded networked communications. It was only a few years earlier, in the fledgling days of the personal computer back when the Internet was still a vehicle predominantly for hackers and technogeeks, that Haraway first articulated a politics of connectivity for women in the context of these new technologies. In her “Cyborg Manifesto” Haraway’s half-woman, half-machine revels in the confusion of body boundaries and fractures all sense of an originary unity or simplex gender through embracing the cyborg as a model: a being who revels in discursivity, multiplicity, hybridity, and perversity. As the Web has evolved, it has become something of a gene pool for creative explorations of sexualities, subjectivities and identities - and has proved to be as liberating for men as for women in that regard. Cyberfeminist scholar Sadie Plant even argues for the feminizing influence of technology in a connected age. Without a doubt, though, this new technology’s most important role has been that of facilitating communication.

 “cyberfeminism is post-feminist” (76) Cyberfeminism was born at a particular moment in time, 1992, simultaneously at three different points on the globe. In Canada, Nancy Paterson, a celebrated high tech installation artist, penned an article called “Cyberfeminism” for Stacy Horn’s Echo Gopher server. In Australia, VNS Matrix (Josephine Starrs, Julianne Pierce, Francesca da Rimini and Virginia Barratt) coined the term to label their radical feminist acts and their blatantly viral agenda: to insert women, bodily fluids, and political consciousness into electronic spaces. That same year, British cultural theorist Sadie Plant chose the same term to describe her recipe for defining the feminizing influence of technology on western society and its inhabitants.

-Judy Wajcman

Connectivity has been called the genius of feminism by theorist Robin Morgan (53), and this genius is being realized in electronic spaces and texts in more complex ways than in any other medium to date. Connectivity is the poster child of the postfeminist universe, which is why the first cyberfeminist collective, VNS Matrix, chose the image of the matrix - the cosmic womb - as its symbol The Australian collective VNS Matrix announced its inception with a rallying cry called the “Cyberfeminist Manifesto”:
__________
We are the modern cunt
positive anti-reason
unbounded unleashed unforgiving
we see art with our cunt we make art with our cunt
we believe in jouissance madness holiness and poetry
we are the virus of the new world disorder
rupturing the symbolic from within
saboteurs of big daddy mainframe
the clitoris is a direct line to the matrix
VNS MATRIX
terminators of the moral code
mercenaries of slime
go down on the altar of abjection
sucking the visceral temple we speak in tongues
infiltrating disrupting disseminating
corrupting the discourse/we are the future cunt
(http://www.obn.org/reading_room/manifestos/html/cyberfeminist.html)
__________
Its separatist nature bears a resemblance to philosophies put forward by hackers.
. Another cyberfeminist collective, the Old Boys’ Network, defined its local chapters as “nodes” that “collide, disintegrate, regenerate, engage, disembody, reform, collapse, renew, abandon, revise, revitalize, and expand” (OBN FAQ 7). These structural and mechanical concerns are not accidental. Postfeminisms do not inhabit a network; they are the network of feminist discourse in virtual space and they are at their best when they are helping to forge communities of practice. In its incarnation most familiar to ebr ‘s readers, the electronic, hyperlinked text is both a narratological structure and the means of navigation in space and time. In the webbed space of hyperlinked fiction, the pregnant gaps between the nodes are at least as important as the textual nodes themselves. The nodes exist in conjunction with the dynamic space of the journey and cannot be discussed in isolation. So with the newest literary forms of the postfeminist universe. They cannot be separated from the communities and material praxes that they both engender and nurture on and off the Web.

In the cyberfeminist corner of the postfeminist universe, girl gamers such as Brenda Laurel and Mary Flanagan immediately spring to mind; so too do techno-performers such as Laurie Anderson and Coco Fusco, and new media artists such as Mez or Olia Lialina, but the most important and distinctive Web-native postfeminist form is, I would argue, hacktivism. The term was first coined in 1998 The rallying cry of hackers has long been “information wants to be free.” to describe an emerging hybrid form that united the best attributes of peaceful social protest - activism - and tech-savvy online civil disobedience - hackerism The term “hacktivism” has been attributed to a Toronto-based hacker who goes by the handle of Oxblood Ruffin.. It is a solution-oriented form of political action that inserts bodies and media-based dissent into real time material concerns. It should not be confused with its adolescent and illegal cousins, cractivism - code cracking, vandalism, data blockades (DDos) and the loss of digital data - or cyberterrorism - acts and agents of wanton destruction including worms and viruses. One of its trademark features is that the Web cannot contain hacktivism’s flows, allowing it to spill out into the world in the form of political protest at WTO and G8 events, for example, and in books, pamphlets, net.art, and performance art.

Hacktivism as a praxis was born in December 1997 when Critical Art Ensemble Critical Art Ensemble has been very much in the news lately since one of its members, Steve Kurtz, a professor in the Department of Art at SUNY Buffalo, was arrested on 12 May 2004 and charged with bioterrorism under the American Anti-Terrorism Act. These trumped up and widely protested charges have resulted in the FBI appropriating CAE’s materials and equipment used for testing for the presence of genetically- modified DNA - the tools CAE uses in creating their political art. member and software engineer Carmin Karasic was so appalled by the events of the Acteal Massacre - 45 Zapatistas were murdered at the hands of the Mexican government - that she set out to create a Web interface that would perform political protest as an aesthetic act. Three other Critical Art Ensemble members joined her in forming a new collective they named the Electronic Disturbance Theatre. (The group’s name is drawn from the concept of civil disobedience first proposed by Henry David Thoreau.) Their electronic civil disobedience engine is named FloodNet; funded by RTMark and launched in September 1998, it is Karasic’s brainchild in her war against injustice. Filling the browser page with the names of the dead, this activism tool “would access the page for Mexico’s President Zedillo seeking bogus addresses, so the browser would return messages like “human_rights not found on this server” (Cassell). Unlike the attacks launched by cracktivists, no damage is done by this software agent. When the Electronic Disturbance Theatre alerts its “online activists to `commence flooding!’” they visit EDT’s website and click on FloodNet’s icon (Harmon). The software then directs their browser to the target, and cues the same page to load over and over again.

As a postfeminist work, it is no accident that FloodNet must function as a community-based performance:

FloodNet’s action only drew its validity from the number of people showing support. “It was only actualized through thousands and thousands of participants,” she remembers. “It was meaningless without the masses.” Popular support transforms a random act of vandalism into a show of presence, Karasic argues. “This is an important difference between the single hacker/hacktivist who takes down a server with a single script” (qtd. in Cassell).

Similar to the disruptive aestheticization of codework by the Dutch trio jodi.org, Karasic sees her collectivity interface as something more closely akin to “conceptual art” than to cyberterrorism (Harmon). No one and no data are harmed in these `attacks,’ but websites are effectively shut down while the protest is being transmitted.

Advancing human rights through the electronic media is also the purview of another collective, a cyberfeminist one called subRosa. It is currently comprised of Laleh Mehran, Hyla Willis, Steffi Domike, Lucia Sommer, and Faith Wilding. It was also formed in the fall of 1998 - around the same time that Karasic was vowing to respond to Mexican excesses with FloodNet. Donna Haraway was the first to identify science as one of the most insidious cultural forms women needed to address to regain control of their bodies; subRosa follows in that tradition. subRosa uses its art to critique “the relationships between digital technologies, biotechnologies and women’s bodies/lives/work” (Griffis). The goal of these hacktivists, akin to the Electronic Disturbance Theatre’s, is the creation of communities, what they call “female affiliations that respect difference and create productive projects in solidarity with others who are working on similar ones” (Griffis).

Embracing bell hooks’ definition of feminism as that which seeks to eradicate ideologies of domination (qtd in Griffis), subRosa undertakes projects of activism and public education on topics as wide-ranging as eugenics, Frankenfoods, stem cell and cloning research, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). Seeing their purpose as a pedagogical one, they launch inclusive electronic campaigns, publish pamphlets and books, and travel out into (particularly third world) communities to perform their topical art. These are what they call resistant projects, tactical cyberfeminist ones, and situational information theatre: “As cyberfeminists and artists we are using the framework of participatory performance as an information theatre of pedagogical art that models various tactics for intervening and commenting on the seductive representations of the flesh machine” (subRosa). One of the keys to their successful distribution of information is their willingness to mix media and cross boundaries, producing their art and materials in a plethora of formats contextually situated for their audiences. Like FloodNet’s participatory form, subRosa’s mode of information distribution is reproducible, for it argues “[i]n the digital age, resistant cultural producers can embrace recombinance for subversive ends” (subRosa).

All of this may seem somewhat removed from the electronic book and literary traditions, but when postfeminisms meet the new media they encourage these kinds of pleasures in the confusion of boundaries between bodies, texts, technologies, politics, and cultures. In a hyperlinked age when the only true path through a text is a personal journey, the many roads of postfeminism show that comminglings of radical politics and material concerns are alive and well in both the virtual and real worlds. How effective these hacktivist actions are is difficult to measure, but they are remarkable as tools for global mobilization and peaceful protest. It is clear that they are very effective at allowing women’s voices to be heard.

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Postfeminist Artists and Groups

Electronic Disturbance Theatre. http://dpa.ntu.ac.uk/dpa_search/result.php3?Project=290

Flanagan, Mary. The Adventures of Josie True. http://www.josietrue.com/

Fusco, Coco. Coco Fusco’s Virtual Laboratory. http://www.thing.net/%7Ecocofusco/

Karasic, Carmin. FloodNet. http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ZapTact.html, http://www.xensei.com/users/carmin/wlajfa/pledge1.htm, and Karasic’s Homepage: http://www.xensei.com/users/carmin/

Lialina, Olia. http://art.teleportacia.org/

Mez. The Data][h!][Bleeding Texts. http://netwurkerz.de/mez/datableed/complete/index.htm

subRosa. http://www.cyberfeminism.net

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Works Cited and Consulted

Barrett, Michèle and Anne Phillips, Eds. Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992.

Brooks, Ann. Postfeminisms: Feminism, Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms. London and New York: Routledge, 1997.

Critical Art Ensemble. http://www.critical-art.net/

Critical Art Ensemble Defense Fund. http://www.caedefensefund.org/

Cassel, David. “Hacktivism in the Cyberstreets.” AlterNet. 30 May 2000. 16 June 04. http://www.alternet.org/story/9223

Griffis, Ryan. “Tandem Surfing the Third Wave: Part 3, interview with subRosa.” YOUgenics. 2003. 16 June 04. http://yougenics.net/subRosaInt.htm

Haraway, Donna. “The Cyborg Manifesto.” Simians, Cyborgs and Women. New York: Routledge, 1991. [1985] 149-181.

Harmon, Amy. “`Hacktivists’ of All Persuasions Take Their Struggle to the Web.” New York Times on the Web. 31 Oct 1998. 16 June 04. http://www.thehacktivist.com/archive/news/1998/Hacktivists-NYTimes-1998.pdf

Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1999.

jodi.org. 17 June 04.

metac0m. “What is Hacktivism?” thehacktivist.com. Dec 03. 16 June 04. http://www.thehacktivist.com/hacktivism.php

Morgan, Robin. Demon Lover: On the Sexuality of Terrorism. London: Methuen, 1990.

Old Boys’ Network (OBN). “FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions.” 16 June 04 http://www.obn.org/inhalt_index.html

Plant, Sadie. Zeros and Ones. New York: Bantam, 1997.

subRosa. “Tactical Cyberfeminism: An Art and Technology of Social Relations.” 16 June 04. http://www.artwomen.org/cyberfems/subrosa/

VNS Matrix. “Cyberfeminist Manifesto.” 1992. 17 June 2004. http://www.obn.org/reading_room/manifestos/html/cyberfeminist.html

Wajcman, Judy. TechnoFeminism. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2004.

Wray, Stefan. “Electronic Civil Disobedience and the World Wide Web of Hacktivism: A Mapping of Extraparliamentarian Direct Action Net Politics. Nov 1998. 16 June 04. http://thehacktivist.com/archive/edt/wwwhack.html

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           Identification, cloning, and functional expression of three glutathione transferase genes from Aspergillus fumigatus    
Burns, Claire and Geraghty, Rachel and Neville, Claire and Murphy, Alan and Kavanagh, Kevin and Doyle, Sean (2005) Identification, cloning, and functional expression of three glutathione transferase genes from Aspergillus fumigatus. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 42 (4). pp. 319-327. ISSN 1087-1845
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          COREL PAINTER V2018-XFORCE   
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          New comment on GeekList Age of Steam maps by TheRocketSurgeon   

by yzemaze

If you just want to re-create one map, use whatever program you’re familiar with. If you’re not familiar with any (advanced) graphics editor or would like to do more than one map, definitely try a vector graphics editor like Inkscape. Especially grouping, aligning and cloning features make your life a lot easier.
After a failed attempt with GIMP, I re-created the Austrian map without any prior knowledge of Inkscape. It took me a good tutorial and about 2 hours to get it done. Afterwards I did Puerto Rico - in 20 minutes. (Neither of those look as polished as the maps above though, but that wasn’t my intention anyway ;) )


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          Tech·Ed for Novices, 2008 Edition   

Originally posted on: http://iamsaif.com/archive/2008/02/25/techmiddoted-for-novices-2008-edition.aspx

While I'm waiting to find out if I'll be able to go to Tech·Ed again this year I am still keeping an eye on what's going on with the conference. For last year's Tech·Ed, Microsoft created a "Tips for the Newbie" page (which is apparently no longer available) and I created a follow-on post called Tech·Ed for Novices. Since the conference this year is split into two separate weeks, I thought it was even more important for some tips on how to deal with the information overload and what Tech·Ed has to offer.

Session Types

There are six different session types available at Tech·Ed and each one is very different, so it is up to your individual learning style to decide which ones will be better. The problem is, what are the differences?

Birds of a Feather (BOF)

The Birds of a Feather sessions are not presentations, they are a moderated open-forum environment that promotes discussion and interaction. Because these sessions are led by third-party experts, attendees enjoy free-flowing dialogues about products, technologies, and solutions without necessarily focusing on Microsoft. They are generally fairly small in number, around 20 people or so, but that is an average.

For Tech·Ed Developers, the sessions are organized and facilitated by INETA, while Culminis is responsible for Tech·Ed IT Professionals.

Breakout Session

Breakout sessions are what everyone probably thinks of when they think of a convention like this. These are the speaker-lead presentations. They are usually not very interactive (except for a Question and Answer period at the end) and are a great way to learn about new technologies from some of the industries leading experts. These are the most common type of session you will probably be attending.

Hands-on Lab (HOL)

The Hands-on Labs are self-paced technical labs. They are a great way to get direct access to the technologies being presented at the conference and "play". The labs come with a lab manual and additional resources about the topic as well as lab assistants to help you out if you run into a problem.

Instructor Led Lab (ILL)

Instructor Led Labs are just like the Hands-on Labs, except you have an instructor to help walk you through the lab, answer technical questions and provide some level of interaction. All of the instructors for the Instructor Led Labs are Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs), so you can be assured that you are in capable hands.

Interactive Theater (TLC)

The Interactive Theaters are probably not what you might expect. If you plan on going to one, get there early as they fill up quickly. These are very interactive, very informal discussions on a particular topic by someone who is usually very knowledgeable about that topic. These are an excellent way to get some very good, detailed information about a topic.

Lunch Session (LNC)

Lunch sessions, as their name implies, occur during the lunch break and are usually an interactive discussion about a topic. They are a little more formalized than the Birds of a Feather sessions, but not quiet as interactive as the Theater sessions.

Building Your Schedule

While Microsoft generally considers the "Communications Network", also known as CommNet, as the place to start for Tech·Ed, I think the place to start is with the online schedule builder before you get to the event. Hopefully the schedule builder will get a much needed overhaul to make it more user-friendly, but we won't know for another few months.

No matter what, the point is that you need to have an idea of what sessions you are going to before you get there. For Tech·Ed Developers there are 16 technical tracks while Tech·Ed IT Professionals has 20 technical tracks making it difficult to figure out what is important. (Hopefully I'll be able to provide a summary of the track content to help you focus on which tracks are important to you.)

The thing to realize about the tracks is that they are a way to group session content on a large scale. Sessions can, and often do, cross multiple tracks and sessions aren't always in the track you might expect. As a result, don't try to focus on any one track and only go to sessions in that track. It's a good starting point, but that's it.

For example. if you are a solutions architect (or any kind of technical architect), chances are that the majority of your sessions will fall under the "Architecture" track, but that doesn't mean there won't be sessions in the "Developer Tools and Languages" track or the "Web and User Experience" track that aren't important.

The other thing to understand about the tracks is that they are only useful if you want sessions covering a broad (or high-level) technology category. If you want information specific to a certain technology, such as Smart Clients, you will need to spend some extra time looking at each of the tracks and finding the sessions that are relevant.

Deciding on your sessions

Deciding on sessions is not a trivial task and can take at least several hours. When picking sessions, don't choose them based solely on what your employer has you working on. That's right, just because they are paying for you to go does not mean that you should restrict your sessions to what you think is important to them or your current project. Now, I'm not saying you should completely ignore it, either. Usually you're working there (and on that project) because your technical interests and skills match to some degree. If there is a technology that you are using that you feel you need more in-depth information about, then pick some sessions about it. Just remember to also pick sessions that are going to be interesting to you and help you in the long-run of your career. If you don't have any interest in the topic and are going to the session only because your employer told you to (or you think it's what they want you to go to) you aren't going to enjoy the experience and you won't get a whole lot out of it.

Don't forget that some of the sessions repeat on a different day. If the session is going to be repeated the first session should say "Repeated on xxxx" (where xxxx is the day) and the repeat session should say "Repeated from xxxx". The other indicator is that the session "code" for the repeated session should have an "R" at the end of it.

Session Codes

While we're talking about session codes, you should realize that they are just as important as the session titles and descriptions; they give you the "quick glance" way to see some basic information about the session.

The session code has the following format:

AAALLL[R][-SSS]

where

AAA: Technical Track (abbreviated)

LLL: Technical Level

[R]: The actual character "R", only present if the session is a repeat session

[-SSS]: The session (delivery) type. This is the actual "-" character followed by the 3 letter session type abbreviation. Remember, if it doesn't have one then it's most likely a breakout session.

The technical tracks all have a 3 letter abbreviation, which allows you to easily see what track a session belongs to. Remember, sessions can repeat across tracks, but they are assigned only one code. What this means is that the primary track (usually the one listed first) is the one whose code is used, so you may see SOA sessions in the SFT track.

There are two exceptions to this rule for the following session types:

  • Birds of a Feather - BOF
  • Lunch Session - LNC

The technical level is broken down by difficulty and is:

  • 200 - Intermediate
  • 300 - Experienced
  • 400 - Advanced

In reality, only the first number (2, 3, or 4) is important here. The rest of the number is just a sequential number that has no useful meaning (at least to us). Even though some of the other session types also have a technical level associated with them, this level is only used in the session code for Breakout sessions. The rest of the sessions just use a straight sequential number.

The session (or delivery) type is only listed if the session is not a breakout session. The session types are:

  • Hands-on Lab - HOL
  • Instructor Led Lab - ILL
  • Interactive Theater - TLC

Creating your calendar

Just because cloning isn't feasible and you can't be in two places at once doesn't mean you can't schedule multiple sessions at the same time. The best way to build your calendar is to do it in steps.

The first step should be all of the sessions you have an interest in. Don't worry if there is a lot of overlap. My own schedule usually has at least 3 sessions in most of the time slots. The goal here is to get all of the sessions you are interested in put on the calendar.

The second step is to look at each time slot and prioritize the sessions. If you are using Outlook 2007, you can do this using the color categories. (Outlook 2003 users can use the Label feature.) The idea here is that you want to rank the sessions in order of priority interest to you. The ones you most want to attend should be green, second most would be yellow, and third (or more) should be unmarked. This is a great way to see where your interests are heading and helps narrow the field.

It's alright to end up with multiple priority 1 sessions at the same time. Your schedule is not set in stone and it will change. Leading up to the event, Microsoft is still adding sessions and once the conference starts sessions will be canceled, rescheduled and repeat sessions will be added.

Communications Network (CommNet)

No, this isn't like SkyNet (from the Terminator movies or the UK), but it is the central hub for everything that is going on at Tech·Ed. In order to log in, you will need to use the same user name and password that you were given by Microsoft when you registered. (This is the same one you use to access the online schedule builder tool.)

CommNet gives you key logistical information about the conference:

  • conference agenda
  • floor plans
  • bus shuttle schedules
  • city highlights
  • session schedule

At the end of each session, you will be asked to fill out an evaluation survey for the chance to win...something. You do this through CommNet. You can also download presentation materials for your session ahead of time (and sometimes after the session as well). Not all of the sessions get their content up before the session, so you will have to keep checking.

Wireless Internet Access

If you have a laptop or mobile device equipped with 802.11a/b wireless, then you can connect to the Internet throughout most of the convention center. Microsoft has Wireless Help Desks set up throughout the convention center to help configure your laptop or mobile device if you run into problems. Remember, the wireless network is an open, shared network, so there are no security protocols (WPA, WEP, etc.) enabled. Treat this just like you would any other public wireless network.

To be safe, follow the following steps:

  • Install all Microsoft critical patches and updates for your operating system. Visit www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate
  • Download and install the latest anti-virus signatures for your software
  • If you suspect that your system is not properly patched, visit the wireless help desk PRIOR to connecting to the network
  • Ensure that your personal firewall software is active
  • Ensure that your system is set to infrastructure wireless use only and is not associating to, or broadcasting, ad-hoc networks
  • Monitor your connections—do not connect to the wireless and wired networks at the same time

Virtual Tech·Ed

Starting with Tech·Ed 2007, Microsoft introduced Virtual Tech·Ed, which is the "one-stop" shop to extend the Tech·Ed experience before, during, and after the event. In addition to Virtual Tech·Ed, you also have Tech·Ed Connect, which allows you to connect with other Tech·Ed attendees before the conference starts.

Using Tech·Ed Connect, you can quickly:

  • Identify other attendees with whom you would like to meet
  • Share information about yourself and your background
  • Schedule meetings that will take place during the conference.

Dealing with the Information Overload

As you can see, there is a ton of information and it can be quite overwhelming for the novice attendee (and even some veterans). The best way to deal with the information overload is to:

  • Plan your schedule so you are going to sessions that you have an interest in.
  • Try to break up the content type, don't do just breakout sessions. Try some Hands-on or Instructor Led Labs, Birds of a Feather sessions, or the Interactive Theaters.
  • Don't worry about missing a session. All attendees will receive a DVD set containing all of the presentations a few months after the conference ends. A lot of the breakout sessions are recorded during the event, so you can actually watch them from the DVD.
  • Hit the exhibit hall. It's a great way to relax between sessions and find out what other companies are working on or what's new from your favorite company. Yes, you will end up getting your badge scanned and probably have to deal with sales calls afterwards, but it can be worth it.
  • Take advantage of the free food. One thing that Tech·Ed is known for is the extreme amount of snacks provided.
  • Go to the Jam Sessions and the event party. They are worth it. I make it a point to go each year and usually bring my family to it. Having them around helps decompress at the end of the day and gives them a nice mini-vacation.

In the end, enjoy the conference. It's a great way to get some excellent technical information and some excellent networking opportunities.

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          Why Vivo Prides Itself In Doing Group Selfies   

If you think taking selfies are hard, it'll be a lot more difficult if you are taking a photo of a group right? Imagine your Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, your Aunts, your Uncles, your siblings, your cousins in one frame. That is a problem people have to face everytime there is a family gathering and you have to do it in one place. In the past, it'll probably be sacrificing one or more of these people and have them be cut out of he picture just to save this memory of your loved ones, this is where Vivo listens.

The latest on the V5 line called Vivo V5s boasts of a 20 Megapixel Front Camera with an F 2.0 aperture capable of catching a great amount of light so your images stay crystal clear even in difficult lighting conditions. Your selfies won't need to be attached to sticks anymore as the OS has built in camera software that can take panoramic selfies so you just take a photo in the front and swivel the phone from side to side so you cab have your friends and family fit inside the frame. That only means you don'y have to call the waiter or bother someone else when you're taking group selfie shots in a party, in a gathering or just about any event you could imagine.

Not to discount the other splendid things like 13 Megapixel Rear camera that's got an F 2.2 aperture too which you can use for Ultra HD shots up to 52 Megapixels. The OS of the phone also has got an App Cloning feature so you don't have to log in and out on different Facebook accounts, IG or Twitter if you need to use it from one brand to the other (perfect for social media managers no?)

Aside from that, it does take those other phone branda a run for their money because this phone only costs Php 14,990. Way better specs, camera and features, why shouldn't you switch phones if you are gonna get more for the same price right? 

You can decide for yourself, but think about what you will get for the same price point okay? :) oh and to answer the question, they simply do not make the task too hard for users. They pride themselves with these phones because they think about YOU. :)



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          TOP SECRET: How Evans, Kidnap Gang Members Got Multiple Nigerian Passports - NIS Officers Open Up   
Evans The Kidnapper
The Nigerian Immigration Service, (NIS), has said that the notorious kidnap suspect, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, (alias Evans) and his cronies risk 10 years imprisonment and N2mllion fine each if it is proven that they actually possess multiple Nigerian passports.

Police detectives investigating the confessed billionaire kidnapper, Evans, and his accomplices have discovered that the gang members, including Felix Chukwuma Kanu, have obtained several Nigerian passports.

Malaysian deportee and native of Amaekpo, Ohafia in Abia State, Kanu, claimed ownership of three passports, although in different names and various personal details, but with same photograph

One of his passports bears the name Kanu Felix Chineyerem, born on October 13, 1980, a native or Arochukwu. The passport, issued at the NIS, Ikoyi, has the serial number no A01349427. The second which also has his photograph has the number A02101757, with the name Arinze David, born on April 1, 1973, but issued in Abeokuta, Ogun State.


Police detectives have discovered that the second passport has been tampered with since it was originally issued to one Lukmon Fatimon in Ogun State on January 25, 2016. Kanu said he travelled with the fake one in connivance with agents at exit points, who ensured he did not pass through the normal protocol, accentuated by the fact that the system does not check the face of the traveller but his statistics.

But in an interview with Sunday Telegraph, NIS Spokesman, Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Sunday James, said that anyone found in possession of more than one Nigerian passport commits a crime and shall be liable, upon conviction to a 10-year jail term.

Giving a legal basis for this position, he said Section 10 of the Immigration Act states: “Any person who holds or is in unauthorised possession of more than one valid Nigerian Passport, unlawful alters, tampers with or mutilates any passport or any pages thereof,
“Knowingly makes or causes to be made any false statement for purpose of procuring a passport whether for himself or for another person; submits multiple application forms to one or more passport offices with the intention of obtaining multiple passports; knowingly conceals, hides from or fails to disclose to the proper authority the loss of a passport; “Acts as a broker at or in the vicinity of any passport office or elsewhere, for the procurement of a passport, forges or traffics in passports or holds or is in possession of any forged passport knowing the same to be forged, or “Attempts, aids, abets, counsels, procures, connives or conspires with any other person to do any of the acts mentioned in this subsection, Commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of 10 years or a fine of two million naira or both.”

Speaking against the revelation that some of the cronies of the notorious kidnap suspect claim that they own five passports or more, the Service brushed such assertions aside, stating that, it is impossible to possess more than one e-passport, because such would be stopped at the point of acquisition.

ACI Sunday James, said: “I can tell you categorically that the e-passport is tamper-proof and for any reason, may be of theft, it is still subject to the biometrics of the original owner. So any attempt to tamper with it by replacing the name or passport photograph, or even cloning renders it useless.

“But I can tell you that nobody can use the passport of another person. It is very difficult for anyone to use the e-passport of another person. But we cannot rule out cloning which can be done by fraudsters in some parts of the country.

“It is impossible for any individual to have more than one valid Nigerian e-passport. Though one cannot rule out the Oluwole factor, even after the place has been dismantled in Lagos since March 2005.There could be some other syndicates all over the country who carry out such forgeries,” he said.

According to him, should any individual obtain passport by different names, it would be detected by the immigration system, either at the point of acquisition, or wherever it is presented either at point of entry or exit. Immigration systems make it easy to detect cloned or fake passports.

Explaining further he said that “under stolen or lost document (STLD), an individual can steal someone else’s passport and take it outside the Immigration system to a syndicate group and do something cynical with it; like identity theft or cloning.

“But where such is done, the impersonator cannot pass through our recognised entry routes; that person only uses illegal points. If you steal any person’s passport and the person reports, it will be rendered useless. The person cannot use any of our entry points, because that passport will be detected,” James said.

Also, a Comptroller of Immigration who pleaded anonymity, corroborated this story, saying: “I can categorically tell you that it’s impossible for anyone to have two Nigerian International Passports not to talk of having five with the way the programme is now structured.

“It is not possible. You can do that if the system allows it. For someone bearing the same name to have two International Passports in his name is not possible. At the point of capturing, the acquisition machine, which captures even the fingerprint will definitely expose such person.”

Expatiating on the case of Evans and his cronies that have multiple passports, he said: “Have they presented the passport? Don’t forget the IG said Ghanaian-Nigerian passport. Have the passports been confirmed genuine? Don’t also rule it out; one can get fake passports.”

He said, however, that the gang members and indeed anyone who possesses more than one passport, steals and or alters any existing one will be prosecuted and charged to court and the penalty is 10 years imprisonment as earlier stated.

On activities of master forgers, he said even after raiding and stamping out Oluwole counterfeiters, there is no denying their existence.

“For every step government is taking, the organised crime people are trying to outsmart us. Don’t forget this is their craft. They don’t have any other job than to produce fake document for anyone who wants to patronise them,” he said.

Culled from New Telegraph

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          (USA-WA-Seattle) Research Scientist II   
Number of Openings: 1 Requisition Number: 17-15494 Job Title: Research Scientist II Department: 39538-B Towne Ctr Chldhd Cancer Rsch City: Seattle State: Washington Location: Olive Lab at MPW Secondary Location: Union: None Work Status: Regular Shift: Day Shift FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods) Hours Per Shift: Call Hours: Work Days: Monday-Friday Salary: Depends on Experience Job Description: The Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research (BTCCCR) at Seattle Children's Research Institute (SCRI) seeks to develop innovative new cellular therapies and translate these advances to groundbreaking clinical trials for children with the most aggressive forms of cancer. We are seeking bright, enthusiastic, highly-motivated and experienced molecular and/or cellular biologists to join the Jensen Lab at BTCCCR. This position contributes to a team focused on translating tumor immunotherapy from the bench into pediatric patients with cancer. We look for people who are inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of our research team culture. The primary purpose of this position is the development and testing of chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) for use as clinical therapies. Under the direction of a senior research scientist, the successful candidate will use her/his established molecular/cellular biology and in vitro biological skill sets to construct lentiviral vectors and other DNA-based delivery platforms to create primary T cell lines which express and control CARs and CAR-related therapies, and evaluate them for biological and on-target activities. The candidate will prepare and modify DNA constructs in expression vectors and generate high-titer lentiviral vectors for transduction of T-cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells. The ideal candidate will have significant work experience in molecular biology, immunology, tissue culture and flow cytometry. Of utmost importance, the candidate will have extensive knowledge of molecular cloning, PCR techniques, assay development, and state-of-the-art molecular platforms. The candidate will be extensively involved in designing experiments, implementing new strategies, generating data, analyzing results and preparing reports, in support of funded research studies. She/he must have critical thinking abilities, be able to prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a dynamic environment, meet deadlines, and must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, to ensure successful project completion and teamwork. The candidate will be required to participate and present data in weekly lab meetings and maintain up-to-date and well-organized electronic lab notebook. Requirements: This position level (II-III) will be contingent upon final candidate's background and qualifications as it relates to position needs. Required Education/Experience: - Bachelor's Degree in biology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology or biochemistry. May require a Master's or PhD degree for certain lab specialties - Dependent upon position a minimum of two (2) years experience in a related area/laboratory setting - Significant individual initiative and motivation to research and learn scientific methods and knowledge in their project area - Able to effectively prioritize work assignments and address competing demands of multiple projects as part of a collaborative research team Preferred: - Master's or PhD degree in applicable field/research specialty highly preferred - At least 3 years of hands-on experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques; protein, DNA and RNA methods including but not limited to Western-blot analysis, recombinant DNA technology, PCR (including qPCR and RT-qPCR and primer design), bacterial culture. - Expert knowledge in molecular c
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          Now Free: DMD Clone   
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DMD Clone is a fully automated cloning camera app. No need for manual adjustments, no preset frames, just shoot, shoot, shoot, done! Share the result on Instagram using #dmdclone and see what other people are creating. Watch this one-minute how-to video: http://bit.do/dmdclonevideo Features: - up to 7 pictures (manual/timer - rear/front camera - flash/torch) - burst mode - whistle mode to remote control the shooting - unlimited number of moving elements - no need to use a mask, the moving element can be anywhere - instantaneous result (you get the result while shooting) - built-in image stabilization, no need to be perfectly still - when you finish, remove useless moving elements by just tapping on them - share on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or open with your favorite app to re-edit Instructions: - take a minimum of 3 pictures (up to 7) - shoot a moving element over a fixed background (white walls are not your best friends) - hold the camera still, don't follow the moving element (but you can breathe) - if you only need to make a "twin", shoot the background first - avoid too much overlap between 2 consecutive positions (but if you shoot more than 4 images, the algorithm will handle it) - tap on finish when done - tap on any moving element to remove, tap again to bring it back - double-tap on the background to remove all the moving elements, double-tap again to bring them back For any comment, please contact us because we cannot reply to the reviews. We promise to give ...
          A convenient method to pre-screen candidate guide RNAs for CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing by NHEJ-mediated integration of a ‘self-cleaving’ GFP-expression plasmid   
Abstract
The efficacies of guide RNAs (gRNAs), the short RNA molecules that bind to and determine the sequence specificity of the Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 nuclease, to mediate DNA cleavage vary dramatically. Thus, the selection of appropriate target sites, and hence spacer sequence, is critical for most applications. Here, we describe a simple, unparalleled method for experimentally pre-testing the efficiencies of various gRNAs targeting a gene. The method explores NHEJ-cloning, genomic integration of a GFP-expressing plasmid without homologous arms and linearized in-cell. The use of ‘self-cleaving’ GFP-plasmids containing universal gRNAs and corresponding targets alleviates cloning burdens when this method is applied. These universal gRNAs mediate efficient plasmid cleavage and are designed to avoid genomic targets in several model species. The method combines the advantages of the straightforward FACS detection provided by applying fluorescent reporter systems and of the PCR-based approaches being capable of testing targets in their genomic context, without necessitating any extra cloning steps. Additionally, we show that NHEJ-cloning can also be used in mammalian cells for targeted integration of donor plasmids up to 10 kb in size, with up to 30% efficiency, without any selection or enrichment.

          (USA-WA-Seattle) Research Scientist II   
Number of Openings: 1 Requisition Number: 17-15494 Job Title: Research Scientist II Department: 39538-B Towne Ctr Chldhd Cancer Rsch City: Seattle State: Washington Location: Olive Lab at MPW Secondary Location: Union: None Work Status: Regular Shift: Day Shift FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods) Hours Per Shift: Call Hours: Work Days: Monday-Friday Salary: Depends on Experience Job Description: The Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research (BTCCCR) at Seattle Children's Research Institute (SCRI) seeks to develop innovative new cellular therapies and translate these advances to groundbreaking clinical trials for children with the most aggressive forms of cancer. We are seeking bright, enthusiastic, highly-motivated and experienced molecular and/or cellular biologists to join the Jensen Lab at BTCCCR. This position contributes to a team focused on translating tumor immunotherapy from the bench into pediatric patients with cancer. We look for people who are inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of our research team culture. The primary purpose of this position is the development and testing of chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) for use as clinical therapies. Under the direction of a senior research scientist, the successful candidate will use her/his established molecular/cellular biology and in vitro biological skill sets to construct lentiviral vectors and other DNA-based delivery platforms to create primary T cell lines which express and control CARs and CAR-related therapies, and evaluate them for biological and on-target activities. The candidate will prepare and modify DNA constructs in expression vectors and generate high-titer lentiviral vectors for transduction of T-cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells. The ideal candidate will have significant work experience in molecular biology, immunology, tissue culture and flow cytometry. Of utmost importance, the candidate will have extensive knowledge of molecular cloning, PCR techniques, assay development, and state-of-the-art molecular platforms. The candidate will be extensively involved in designing experiments, implementing new strategies, generating data, analyzing results and preparing reports, in support of funded research studies. She/he must have critical thinking abilities, be able to prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a dynamic environment, meet deadlines, and must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, to ensure successful project completion and teamwork. The candidate will be required to participate and present data in weekly lab meetings and maintain up-to-date and well-organized electronic lab notebook. Requirements: This position level (II-III) will be contingent upon final candidate's background and qualifications as it relates to position needs. Required Education/Experience: - Bachelor's Degree in biology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology or biochemistry. May require a Master's or PhD degree for certain lab specialties - Dependent upon position a minimum of two (2) years experience in a related area/laboratory setting - Significant individual initiative and motivation to research and learn scientific methods and knowledge in their project area - Able to effectively prioritize work assignments and address competing demands of multiple projects as part of a collaborative research team Preferred: - Master's or PhD degree in applicable field/research specialty highly preferred - At least 3 years of hands-on experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques; protein, DNA and RNA methods including but not limited to Western-blot analysis, recombinant DNA technology, PCR (including qPCR and RT-qPCR and primer design), bacterial culture. - Expert knowledge in molecular c