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We all love the internet! Since the World Wide Web became available in 1991, it has revolutionized life and society in ways we couldn’t possibly have foreseen, to the point that living without it is almost unimaginable today.
Something so universal for so many of us (although it must be noted that while worldwide access to the internet has grown, many people are still left out of the digital revolution), is a natural source of satire and humor. We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of comics that make fun of our relationship with the internet, and all the ups and downs that come with life online. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and don’t forget to vote for your favorites!
A leading specialist on dinosaurs is hoping new technological advances will help solve the secret of the “Elgin reptiles”.
Nick Fraser, a previous Aberdeen University graduate, who is now Keeper of Natural Sciences at National Museums Scotland, has developed himself as a globally-renowned palaeontologist.He had made important
findings in such diverse locations as the United States, China, and on Skye and in the Scottish Borders.
Over the previous couple of years, schools around the nation and even around the globe have come to grips with a brand-new and vast challenge: How to effectively integrate emerging innovation into class, while protecting trainees, teachers, and their investment alike?
The world at-large has actually radically altered due to the introduction of smart devices, tablets, cloud computing, and social networks. Schools required to alter in addition to it. For years, schools ran mostly the same: Textbooks, pens, paper were the tools of the day. Graphing calculators were perhaps the most expensive tool a trainee may have.
Now, schools are progressively using things like Chromebook laptop computers, iPad tablets, and other tech-savvy devices that need attentive care and oversight.
The question of what innovation is doing to our cumulative attention spans is one problem. The problem over whether by inviting Google and Apple into our classrooms, we are providing early access to cultivating brand-new consumers and utilizing personal details, is another.
However the truth of the matter is that the world is significantly moving in this instructions anyhow, so it’s best to develop wise and accountable practices for utilizing clever gadgets in the class and in your home for schoolwork.
And one area in specific that needs to be monitored closely is the management of the properties themselves. Are students going to be responsible, respectful, and mindful for and of their devices? Will their moms and dads and teachers? How can we develop a system that promotes responsibility and fairness in concerns to these not-inexpensive items?
Schools should progressively treat these investments the way organisations treat their set assets– accounting for status, devaluation levels, and appropriate upkeep and disposal.
Even Inexpensive Investments Are Costly
A set asset is a long-term piece of residential or commercial property used in the production of income by a service. These should not be confused with inventory, which are short-term investments offered off quickly in order to turn a profit.
If we presume that a school’s “earnings” and “income” are less tangible things like wisdom, understanding, and obligation, then the gadgets that are significantly finding their methods into the classroom are the set possessions. They help students and instructors produce the work we all wish to see– development and knowing.
Even the cheapest of these gadgets is still a significant investment. Google owns the instructional tech space, according to The
New York City Times: Today, more than half the nation’s primary- and secondary-school trainees– more than 30 million kids– utilize Google education apps like Gmail and Docs, the business said. And Chromebooks, Google-powered laptops that initially struggled to discover a purpose, are now a powerhouse in America’s schools. Today they represent majority the mobile phones shipped to schools.
Schools, usually by method of their students, pay Google a $30 upkeep cost for each Chromebook. Which adds up: Chicago Public Schools alone has invested over $33 million on tens of thousands of Chromebooks.
Here are some important things administrators should think about when making similar financial investments in the future of their schools.
Similar to digital tools are taking control of for the paper-and-pen solutions of the past in the classroom, the administration side of things need to also update their systems to reflect brand-new performances.
It doesn’t need to be complicated, nevertheless. Consider setting up an easy check-in/check-out system that you utilize either at the start of each year or term (depending on whether the school deploys the devices to each trainee at the start of the year and doesn’t expect them back until year-end) or if shared gadgets are utilized around the school and returned after each class, task, or day.
Things take place, and gadgets will still get lost or stolen. But when trainees and families comprehend that there is a digital record of their accountability, they’ll be more careful with the devices in their care– and it will be simple to track them down in case they aren’t.
Distributing the devices with no accountability like they’re an after-school treat is naturally a non-starter. Even attempting to keep track of these devices with spreadsheets and manual counts is a guaranteed method to develop unneeded errors.
You might think it’s crazy to use a paper checklist system for such pricey gadgets, however think it or not, 55 percent of businesses polled in the Wasp Barcode State of Small Company Report confessed they do not track assets or use a manual procedure to do so. It’s more common than you think.
Quality asset management systems permit users to see their information at any provided time from a range of devices. Whether teachers are at school on their desktops, or administrators are on their way home with their smartphones, they’ll be able to log in and determine the whereabouts of every device in the system.
A brand name new computer system simply isn’t the like an old one. It runs faster, looks cleaner, and therefore means more, actually, to the owner.
That’s due to the fact that older machines have depreciated and lost some of their value. Depreciation isn’t exactly like decay– it’s not as though your computer actually falls apart on you– but it does signify the loss in worth of a machine gradually. This is very important for your insurance coverage costs and understanding of when it will be time to change the gadget.
Technology in the schools is a complex concern, on all fronts. However keeping that innovation safe, represented, and correctly depreciated need to never be a concern. The easy adoption of a property management system that can grow with your investment in brand-new education innovation is the option. Whether or not schools ought to be teaching the quadratic formula still– that’s a tougher one that we’ll leave to the education specialists.
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Giclée is at when among the most pretentious and profane words used to sell art. French for “spurt,” the term was embraced by Jack Duganne in the early 1990s as a way of including status to the ink-jet prints he made using an extremely exact Iris printer. These “spurt” prints usually utilize the exact same CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Secret, or black) color model created by Boston’s Eagle Printing Ink Company way back in 1906. However a team at MIT’s Computer technology and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has established a new printing procedure that might relegate both giclée and CMYK to the history books.The brand-new process yields better color precision under all sorts of lighting conditions, an achievement that might significantly improve what you find in both museum gift stores and on gallery walls. Applications include much better reproductions(for preventing wear and tear to original works)and greater fidelity images in prints, postcards, and books. The group at MIT likewise hopes the technology could make art more available. “The value of fine art has rapidly increased recently, so there’s an increased
tendency for it to be secured in storage facilities far from the general public eye,”stated mechanical engineer Mike Foshey in a declaration.”We’re constructing the innovation to reverse this pattern, and to create low-cost and precise reproductions that can be delighted in by all.”Instead of setting a JPEG of Mark Rothko’s Orange and Yellow(1956)as your phone background, you could one day hang a print of it at home that’s indistinguishable from the original.
mix with the reliable 2D technique of half-toning, where small dots of various sizes, spacing, and shades are used to create a larger series of colors and tones. To identify the ideal stack of inks to develop each color, the group used
a deep-learning model. They then tested its success on one of < a class ="LinkWithTooltip __ PrimaryLink-s1omtxql-0 hHSPpq"href="https://www.artsy.net/artist/claude-monet"target="_ blank"> Claude Monet< div class="LinkWithTooltip __ FadeContainer-s1omtxql-1 jEAICF">‘s Water Lilies, along with on initial oil paintings by collaborator Azadeh Asadi
made specifically to challenge their technology. The resulting colors are four times closer to the
original than the next-best innovation, according to the scientists. Subjective understandings back up the information, with CMYK prints looking noticeably muddier. RePaint likewise claims to solve the issue, common with 2D prints, of metamerism, where colors that match under one light diverge under others.”Our system works under any lighting condition and reveals a far higher color recreation ability than nearly any other previous work, “said Changil Kim, among the authors of the paper.While the procedure has actually so far been utilized to recreate oil paintings, Foshey said it might likewise be utilized in the future
to recreate sculptural works.While its color recreation currently surpasses standard CMYK printing, the 3D-printed ink stacks still have room for improvement.
The procedure had a hard time to produce cobalt blue, for example, and could not rather pin down cobalt violet, carmine, cadmium yellow, and gray. To improve their outcomes, researchers plan to broaden their ink library and develop a painting-specific algorithm for picking inks that would yield the truest colors.They likewise stated that 3D-printing various textures and microgeography would allow them to recreate physical brush strokes and produce both matte and gloss finishes utilizing the same set of inks– impossible in 2D-printing. For those fretted about a new generation of high-fidelity forgeries, Foshey said RePaint might likewise be used to introduce”anti-counterfeiting functions.”(Of course, counterfeiters and pirates have actually been understood to circumvent such functions in the past.)Researchers stated that the expense of materials for their approach is “very little,”but one major disadvantage, a minimum of for the time being, is printing speed.” It takes around one-and-a-half hours to print business-card sized prints,”Foshey said. At that speed, printing Rothko’s 7.5-by-6-foot Orange and Yellow would take a little over 56 days.
This week, The Cut published a profile on Lena Dunham. The piece is being hailed as a refreshing look at female pain, and an illuminating profile on someone from whom we all assumed we’d heard more than enough. While the piece was indeed less insufferable than I feared it would be, one piece of information included was enough to ruin my day. Lena Dunham has a deal with HBO to create a series on fake German heiress (and real Russian scammer) Anna Delvey. You may have missed that tidbit in the extremely long profile, but yes, a Lena Dunham show about Anna Delvey is supposedly in the works.
In case you don’t remember Delvey’s story, here’s a quick refresher. Delvey broke into the NYC socialite scene after a Parisian fashion internship. With vague claims about wire transfers and generational wealth, she scammed her way into almost $300,000 in unpaid bills for her luxurious lifestyle. She even made up a fake financial adviser, whom she then killed off when people grew suspicious. Last we heard from her, she was somehow Instagramming from Riker’s Island. In other words, a baller through and through.
Me to Anna Delvey:
Lena Dunham, last we heard from her, was making a show called Camping, of which no one I know has been able to stomach more than one episode. And yes, we all watched all of Girls, but very few of us felt ultimately good about it. As far as careers go, Lena Dunham’s has aged about as well as the box of Chinese takeout I ordered on Saturday night that’s still sitting in my fridge. Seeing as Anna Delvey’s story of scamming has been a bright spot of joy in an otherwise bleak news cycle, I’m not thrilled about the prospects of a Lena Dunham show about Anna Delvey. Like, ruin Williamsburg all you want, but when you come for my scammers? That’s where I draw the line.
The good news is that Lena isn’t the only person who’s been given the opportunity to translate Delvey’s scamming stories to the screen—we’ve known for a while now that Shonda Rhimes was also tapped to create a series for Netflix about her. Now, when I heard Shonda Rhimes was making her own Delvey show, I was thrilled. Rhimes’ handle on sexy, fast-paced drama is exactly what Delvey’s story needs. We need secret love affairs, high-fashion montages, and constant overlapping power plays. What we do not need is mournful shots of Delvey on the toilet while a Belle & Sebastian song plays.
The silver lining here? Whatever it looks like, the Lena Dunham show about Anna Delvey can’t possibly be as bad and/or offensive as her adaptation of a Syrian refugee’s story will be. Cheers to that.
Europe does not have a governmental body that checks medical devices before they are put onto the market.
Instead a series of companies called notified bodies issue CE marks – the same mark of approval given to devices like toasters and kettles.
There are 58 of them in Europe and approval by one means a product can be used anywhere in the European Economic Area (the EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway).
But if one body says no, a company can shop around and ask another.
But surely you need evidence?
Less than patients might think.
And there is so much secrecy that even surgeons implanting these devices do not always see the evidence upon which a device has been approved for its safety and effectiveness.
The British Standards Institute said it could not discuss the evidence for Nanostim due to “confidentiality requirements”.
Even the UK’s regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, says it is “bound by confidentiality when it comes to some of the actions that we’ve taken around individual devices”.
But the investigation discovered there was only one clinical study before Nanostim was approved for use on the public.
It followed just 33 patients for 90 days.
Prof Rita Redberg, one of the world’s leading cardiologists and from the University of California, San Francisco, said: “We’re talking about a permanently implanted pacemaker, so I think that’s a very tiny study.
“They’re supposed to last 10, 20 years. A 90-day follow up is not enough to learn much about the pacemaker.”
What does the industry say?
MedTech Europe, the body the represents the medical devices industry, said: “Millions of people have safely benefited from medical devices and can now live healthier, more productive and more independent lives.
“Life is unimaginable today without the hundreds of thousands of medical devices in our hospitals and in our homes.”
And it defended the system of notified bodies which were “selected for the expertise, impartiality, transparency and independence of their staff”.
Abbott, which manufactured Nanostim, says that many patients have been helped by leadless pacemakers and many more will benefit from this technology in the future.
It said: “In accordance with the European CE Mark approval process, the Nanostim leadless pacing system was approved based on strong performance and safety data.
“In addition, upon CE Mark approval Nanostim was further assessed through a European post market clinical follow-up study.”
What is the solution?
The UK’s Royal College of Surgeons has called for “drastic regulatory changes”.
Prof Derek Alderson, president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said: “All implantable devices should be registered and tracked to monitor efficacy and patient safety in the long-term.”
But when the European Union suggested tightening the rules, the industry ran a campaign called “Don’t lose the 3”.
It referred to the fact that manufacturers can get new products to patients three years quicker in Europe then they can in the United States.
New medical device regulation will come into force in Europe in 2020, but campaigners say the new rules do not go far enough.
German MEP Dagmar Roth Behrendt told Panorama that an intensive lobbying campaign by the industry undermined the proposed reforms.
“It’s a success for them and a failure for the European parliament and for European patients, I have no doubt about it.
“It is like an open wound for me, that we could not do more for European patients and for the safety of European patients hurts.”
MarEx 2018-12-05 18:01:18 MAN Cryo, shipowner Fjord1 and designer Multi Maritime in Norway have actually established a marine fuel-gas system for liquefied hydrogen.
The system is created for vessels, such as ferryboats, utilized on reasonably short routes and has been approved preliminary approval in concept by DNV GL. It is the very first marine-system style globally to secure such an approval. The system has a scalable style and is matched for both above- and below-deck applications.
Liquefied hydrogen has a temperature of -253 ° Celsius and is one of the coldest cryogenic gases there is, which puts system parts and materials under extreme stresses. Another style difficulty was hydrogen’s explosive nature.
As soon as melted, hydrogen is decreased to 1/800th of its volume, compared to that of its gas stage, facilitating a more-efficient distribution. As a fuel, hydrogen does not release any CO2, and liquefied hydrogen can be utilized to charge batteries for electrical propulsion through fuel cell innovation.
Some 55 million tons per annum (Mtpa) of hydrogen is presently made every year for commercial feedstock, primarily for oil refining and making chemicals. In contrast, only 0.002 percent of hydrogen production, about 1,000 tons yearly, is produced for usage as an energy source. A lot of, if not all, of this presently powers hydrogen fuel-cell electrical cars.
A newly-released research paper by DNV GL Hydrogen as an energy provider anticipates significant long-lasting increases in these numbers, with low-carbon hydrogen ending up being an efficient decarbonization agent to alleviate environment change. For example, the company’s specialists estimate that need in 2050 for hydrogen exclusively for energy could vary from 39– 161 Mtpa.
The term paper highlights decarbonization as the primary motorist for using hydrogen for energy, whether the value chain includes transporting it as compressed gaseous hydrogen, liquid (cryogenic) hydrogen, ammonia or as hydrogenated liquid organic hydrogen provider.
Astrology has been and always will be extremely popular regardless of whether or not an individual knows anything beyond their sun sign but a major hit in the last few years has been the massive hysteria regarding Mercury Retrograde. When Mercury is in Retrograde, issues relating to communication, thinking, traveling, and planning are highlighted, as Mercury rules over such aspects of human life. The propaganda surrounding Mercury Retrograde provides journalists a way to receive attention on their platforms, but the truth is that Mercury Retrograde is nothing to fear. Every planet retrograde marks a time when we must relax, reflect, and recover before making any decisions or major changes. It’s a time when we need to be more aware of whatever the planet rules over when it is in retrograde. Wait a second… There’s more than just Mercury Retrograde?Yes. In fact, every planet experiences a retrograde phase.
That means Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto all experience retrograde. The term retrograde, in astrology, refers to a specific amount of time when a planet appears to be moving in a different direction than its normal course. The planet itself does not actually change its pattern or direction, though. It only looks this way; it’s an optical illusion. When a planet appears to be moving backward, we interpret this as the planet going inward or moving back through its experiences. For us, this can mean when a planet is in retrograde, it is time for us to slow down, back up, and spend time reflecting on our choices and our circumstances relating to what the retrograde planet represents. This can often lead to things from the past being brought into the present, causing us to face our estranged friends and ex-lovers, as well as our mistakes, achievements, memories, and life choices.
In Mercury’s case, we can experience issues in communication, thinking, planning, technology or social media, and travel because we are being called to stand still and relax. Another example being, in Venus, relationship issues can occur if you have been involving yourself with the wrong people and have been denying this, and so on. Though we are called to reflect, we must refrain from actually living in the past. This is where problems can arise when a retrograde is happening, especially if it is in Mercury because we will feel the need to communicate with people from our past. For example, technology can malfunction as a warning to you to refrain from doing or saying something you may regret or you may receive a message from an estranged friend, ex, or family member. This will be a test for you and if you fall for their cries, you will fall back into the same karmic pattern that individual presented you with in the first place. Mercury is likely the most emphasized retrograde planet because it experiences retrograde the most throughout the year. Mercury enters retrograde three times a year for three weeks at a time whereas the other planets only experience retrograde once a year with varying time periods that they stay in retrograde. Pluto naturally experiences retrograde for over a year with its most recent retrograde phase beginning December 31st of 2017 and going directly in mid-January of 2019.
So, what can be said about the other planet retrogrades? When Venus is in retrograde, we are called to reflect on our values, our relationships with ourselves and with others, and our possessions. When Mars is in retrograde, the focus turns towards our aggression, anger, passion, energy, and drive. When Jupiter enters retrograde, matters of philosophy, karma, spirituality, social issues, and political issues come into play. Saturn retrograde causes us to reflect on our personal karma, as well as where we need discipline and control. Uranus retrograde marks a time where we are awakened within and attempt to embrace our individuality and any abrupt changes that occur. Neptune retrograde is a hazy period of time where dreams hold more meaning than reality. It’s a time when creativity, spirituality, sacrifices, and healing are major factors. Finally, when Pluto is in retrograde, we are called to reflect on what parts of us need to be brought to light to be dealt with and destroyed so that we can heal and be reborn. Every planet offers us an opportunity to replenish ourselves and none of the planet retrogrades should be feared or looked down upon in any way. By fearing and denying the lessons each planet brings, you are only denying the changes you need to move forward; which is what the planets will do when they leave their retrograde phase.
You either go direct with them or remain in your personal retrograde.