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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:40 pm

Hiking in Chile during an electrical storm
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:23 pm

Meet Paro. He's a robotic seal developed by Japanese researchers to help dementia patients feel that they have companionship and a feeling of security, without the responsibilities of a living pet. Made to emulate a live pet as much as possible, he can cuddle, nod and blink his big black eyes. Paro is currently being tested with patients in Baden-Baden and there are already 1,000 robot seals deployed in long-term care homes in Japan.
http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotos ... 231-6.html
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:36 pm

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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:40 pm

Mark wrote:Meet Paro. He's a robotic seal developed by Japanese researchers to help dementia patients feel that they have companionship and a feeling of security, without the responsibilities of a living pet. Made to emulate a live pet as much as possible, he can cuddle, nod and blink his big black eyes. Paro is currently being tested with patients in Baden-Baden and there are already 1,000 robot seals deployed in long-term care homes in Japan.
http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotos ... 231-6.html
"When that time comes, Wozniak said that humans will generally withdraw into a life where they will be pampered into a system almost perfected by machines, serving their whims and effectively reducing the average men and women into human pets."
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/157802/2 ... chines.htm
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:18 am

Mark wrote:"No one is taking care of us."
KONY 2012
http://vimeo.com/37119711

All that glitters is not gold/can of worms.
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/q ... 12/c3yi6ha
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/q ... 12/c3yin0k
Some satire on the subject - General Butt Naked. ha
http://i.imgur.com/K3mgn.jpg

Face to face with General Butt Naked - 'the most evil man in the world'
"His crimes included child sacrifice, cannibalism, the exploitation of child soldiers and trading blood diamonds for guns and cocaine, which he fed to boy soldiers as young as nine."
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... world.html
https://www.google.com/#hl=en&output=se ... 65&bih=731
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:07 am

Christopher Hitchens on Kony from January, 2006 Vanity Fair.
http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/feat ... 200601?new
"I sat in the deepening gloom for a while with one small boy, Jimmy Opioh, whose age was 14. He spoke with an appalling gravity and realism about his mother's inability to pay school fees for himself and his brother both, about the fatigue and time-wasting of being constantly afraid and famished and continually on the run. In that absurd way that one does, I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. His unhesitating answer was that he wanted to be a politician—he had his party, the Forum for Democratic Change, all picked out as well. I shamefacedly arranged, along with the admirable John Prendergast of the International Crisis Group, to get him the meager sum that would pay for his schooling, tried not to notice the hundreds of other eyes that were hungrily turned toward me in the darkness, wondered what the hell the actual politicians, here or there, were doing about his plight, and managed to get out of the night encampment just before the equatorial rains hit and washed most of the tents and groundsheets away."
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:30 am

Mark wrote:
Mark wrote:"No one is taking care of us."
KONY 2012
http://vimeo.com/37119711

All that glitters is not gold/can of worms.
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/q ... 12/c3yi6ha
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/q ... 12/c3yin0k
Some satire on the subject - General Butt Naked. ha
http://i.imgur.com/K3mgn.jpg

Face to face with General Butt Naked - 'the most evil man in the world'
"His crimes included child sacrifice, cannibalism, the exploitation of child soldiers and trading blood diamonds for guns and cocaine, which he fed to boy soldiers as young as nine."
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... world.html
https://www.google.com/#hl=en&output=se ... 65&bih=731
"This reads like an Onion article. But alas, it is what it is. Jason Russel detained by SDPD: "
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/1 ... d%3D144298
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:08 pm

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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:08 pm

Panama canal upgrade and bubbles set to transform ships
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2012032 ... d-canals/2

Figure 1 Image of the air lubrication system
The bottom of the ship is covered by air bubbles released from the
bubble outlets.
http://www.mhi.co.jp/technology/review/ ... 481053.pdf

Oshima Shipbuilding Company Ltd., a Japanese shipbuilding company specializing in dry bulk carriers, has been selected to build the ships. ClassNK, a Tokyo-based ship classification society, has provided project advisory assistance and has been selected as the classification society. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. will provide green technology to help the vessels achieve an approximately a 25 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions through superior hull form, propulsion systems and the Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS) innovative technology which reduces frictional resistance between the vessel hull and seawater using air bubbles along the bottom of the vessels. Fleet Management Ltd. of Hong Kong has provided project management.
http://www.adm.com/news/_layouts/PressR ... spx?ID=362
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Re: Left field

Post by luc » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:48 pm

Hi Mark,

From curiosity, I've been brushing this "Left field" threads, for it's now at its 37 page and amazingly, you've been loyal and dedicated to it since day one. Going through most of the pages, the one signature or name we see is Mark Mark Mark Mark ... :lol:

in fact, we should probably rename the thread to your name ... He he he ... :lol:

But above all, I always enjoy reading you and keep up the "Nice" and "Positive", mostly "Instructive" publishings ... :wink:

Congrads ad Cya around,
Luc
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:46 pm

"New memory chips that are transparent, flexible enough to be folded like a sheet of paper, shrug off 1,000-degree Fahrenheit temperatures — twice as hot as the max in a kitchen oven — and survive other hostile conditions could usher in the development of next-generation flash-competitive memory for tomorrow’s keychain drives, cell phones and computers, a scientist reported today."

Transparent, flexible '3-D' memory chips may be the next big thing in small memory devices
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-tra ... chips.html
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:42 am

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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:22 am

Private security guards shoot Somali pirates
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5e2_1333668975
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:23 am

Pirates In Paradise - Somalia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8r3xhADzN0
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Re: Left field

Post by Mark » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:51 am

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