|John Fredriksen & his twin daughters, Cecile (left) & Katherine (right).|
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|John Fredriksen & his twin daughters, Cecile (left) & Katherine (right).|
|Metra’s 'tower' at the A2 interlock, built 1907.|
Metra must be the new name for the Chicago Transit Authority
|Switch control system, installed in the tower in 1932.|
|Small, gnarly portion of the railroad switches controlled by the Tower.|
|Betelgeuse captured by ALMA|
I look at how Germany and Italy went fascist in the 1920s and 1930s — how two European democracies willingly committed suicide and became tyrannies. I look at how Augustus in ancient Rome claimed to have restored the Roman Republic when he had done nothing of the kind — he was just a military dictator. And so was every Caesar after him. - Judy Klass on QuoraMs. Klass has a keen insight into what's going on with Trump. You should read the whole thing. Why? Because you are my minion, and yours is to do or die, not to ask a bunch of tom-fool questions.
|Sergeant Floyd' grave - George Catlin 1832|
|My Linux Desktop|
|Francis Bacon 1617|
The human understanding, once it has adopted opinions, either because they were already accepted and believed, or because it likes them, draws everything else to support and agree with them. And though it may meet a greater number and weight of contrary instances, it will, with great and harmful prejudice, ignore or condemn or exclude them by introducing some distinction, in order that the authority of those earlier assumptions may remain intact and unharmed. – Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, 1620He goes on at some length laying out just what is wrong with the AHA's report, but Frank's quote pretty much sums it up.
|Sherwood Auto Body & Others|
|1964 Ford Thunderbird|
Not the Sherwood car, just so you can see what a 64 looks like.
|LaCroix Flavored Soda Water|
|Pansonic Vaccum Cleaners. MC-6210 (left) & MC-6220 (right).|
|Genuine Panasonic belts in Genuine Panasonic packaging.|
Hartz Mountain Corporation was founded by two guys who emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1926 with five thousand (!!!) singing canaries. - paraphrased from Wikipedia
The Harz Roller is a breed of domestic canary bred in the Upper Harz mountains of Germany. The birds were bred in the middle of the 19th century and achieved European-wide fame.
With patience a breed of canary was produced that had a very pleasant, melodious song, full of variety and delivered with an apparently closed beak. In the second half of the 19th century the breeding and sale of these canaries boomed.
The birds were used as a warning system to indicate the presence of poisonous gases such as carbon monoxide and low levels of oxygen in the surrounding air. Canaries were especially good for this purpose as, unlike finches, doves and mice, they reacted very quickly to carbon monoxide. While a mouse would not have a noticeable reaction until after up to 70 minutes to a carbon monoxide concentration of 0.77 % in the air, a canary will fall off its perch after as little as 2.5 minutes from a concentration of 0.29 %. For this reason canaries were not only used in normal operations, but especially to protect rescue units in the case of an accident. - paraphrased from WikipediaI looked for a YouTube video of a singing canary, but I didn't find one I liked. The ones I listened to didn't sound very melodious or pleasant, but maybe that's just a limitation of YouTube.
|Rob, G, and excavator man having fun with dirt. And roots. Mostly roots.|
Note the cracks in the flats just below the threaded portion.
|A large-scale model of greater Tokyo region constructed in Los Angeles, California. To gain a sense of the scale, note the two men standing to the right. Source: Library of Congress, Henry Arnold Papers, Box/Reel 57.|
|2016 Mazda 3 Sedan|
I am working in Medical Health Care Software now and being a VA medical user I appreciate the VA system, which is open source, 65% of USA MDs have learned on Vista.Pergelator:
I am procrastinating researching/writing a QMS Software Development operations manual, got a spare one kicking around?
Software development is pretty nebulous. First you need an idea of what you want the software to do. Then you write up a plan on how you might accomplish this. Usually this involves breaking the project up into pieces. Then you need to define the interfaces between the various pieces, specify which existing libraries you will need (commercial or open source). Then you need some general idea of how each piece is supposed to work, then it comes down to nuts and bolts, writing, testing and debugging code.Iaman:
It's a complete fantasy built on hype. Writing a QMS plan for software development is like writing one for a successful novel, and no one has accomplished that.
Well. I'm picking up that gauntlet you have thrown down. I shall write the great American QMS Software Development Operations Manual (QMSSDOM)...aka Quasimodo BY week's end.Uniberp:
Remember: there are 2 types of documentation:
1. Out of date.
2. Just plain wrong.
"LAST TRANSMISSION FROM COMMANDER BOWMAN: 'MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF STARS.'"
I need a exit strategy to move into a less neurotic company.Pergelator:
The Chinese use the same word for crisis and opportunity. Maybe the company hasn't reached crisis conditions yet, but if conditions are like what you tell me, and they are supposed to deliver in 3 months, then that time is fast approaching.California Bob:
From what you tell me it seems like the outfit has no plan, no direction and no leader. There might be somebody in charge, but he is not leading the pack in a useful direction.
Exit strategy? Look for a new job, maybe? Why does this require a strategy?
Seems like there might be opportunity where you are. I mean, someone has sunk a bunch of money into this project and you'd think they would want to salvage their investment, if they could. If, on the other hand, they are burning US Government grant money, then maybe they are achieving their goal of siphoning off the top 50%. In that case total collapse is what they want. That way no one asks for the money back. See The Producers.
On the other hand (the third hand, the gripping hand), you might be fast approaching the end. Somebody may have sunk a bunch of money into this project, but if it fails to deliver they may just pull the plug and write it off as a loss.
If this a real company, meaning not funded by the gov't, I think there is opportunity here for you to step up and lead.
I took a job at Dogbutt Products (not their real name). Within 2 weeks I determined I was not going to like working for the officious bint who was supervising me. My exit strategy was to send an email saying I wouldn't be coming in anymore, and to forward my last check. And then I went to Burger King.
|America's Great Loop|
"I'm currently cruising in a 36' sailboat in which I "motor around" the entire Loop averaging 7 knots, burning 900 gallons of fuel which takes me around a 6,300 mile Loop safely and very comfortably."The Great Loop uses the Intracoastal Waterway along the East and Gulf Coasts, the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River and various and sundry canals.
My first thought was "all the course corrections, yikes, glued to the helm for months".
2nd was what was there in those river towns that was worth seeing?
People are designed to process a continuous stream of high resolution video data. Well, maybe not designed, but our design is certainly optimized for it. That's why people like running, driving, watching TV and playing video games, it gives their visual cortex something to do, and a busy visual cortex is a happy visual cortex.
Plus Captain John has a goal, which can be a great motivator.
I question his use of a sailboat, but maybe the hull design makes it more fuel efficient?
6,300 miles divided by 900 gallons comes out to 7 miles per gallon. At 7 knots that is like one gallon per hour.
The human eye is effectively a 600 megapixel camera. And that is not even full field.
They've got a long way to go before they satisfy me more than a flat horizon.
|Pyle PL63BL 6.5-Inch 360-Watt 3-Way Speakers (Pair)|
|1961 FORD THUNDERBIRD CUSTOM 2 DOOR COUPE|
|Americana The Swinger|
|Weber Kettle Charcoal Grill|
|Master Forge Propane Gas Grill|
|Dr. Willlis H. Carrier, whose invention of air conditioning dates back to July 17, 1902, is shown (at center) with the machine which made large-scale air conditioning feasible - the centrifugal refrigerating machine.|
|Beach front bunker in Albania|
I'm sitting in my cube listening to the thunder as the waves lap and the stream trickles.
I forget if I sent you this background noise link, it saves my sanity here is cube-ville.
Noisli - Improve Focus and Boost Productivity with ...www.noisli.comNoisli is a fantastic background noise and color generator for working and relaxing. Online soothing ambient sounds like White noise, Rain and Coffee Shop.
"Look at the endless coverage of what Maddow said about what Hannity thought about O’Reilly’s harassment of soft-porn star Megyn and how much she might make at CNN." - Fred ReedThat's why I don't watch TV News, or soap opera's for that matter.
|View of downtown Miami from 8th floor of Grove Station Tower in Coconut Grove|
Of the countries geographically able to join the value-chain revolution, the ones that succeeded have agreed to low tariffs, introduction of Western-style peripheral services (express delivery, broadband, etc.), and a business-friendly legal regime, including submission to the Investor-State Dispute Settlement, which permits corporations to seek arbitration before multi-national bodies. (The prospect that the United States would wind up answerable to these bodies was the strongest argument against the Obama Administration’s Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP], which the Trump Administration has now scuttled.) - SENDING JOBS OVERSEAS By: Christopher Caldwell (emphasis mine).
|View from the Balcony|
|Condo at top, Power Plant at bottom|
Distance is about 20 miles
A slight error in your post: Zyrtec is actually both enantiomers while Xyzal is just the biologically active one. 10 mg of Zyrtec contains 5 mg of Xyzal and 5 mg of mirror-Xyzal. It’s a patent ploy. Although theoretically the non-active component could have side effects with no corresponding benefit, if that were the case here we’d have seen Xyzal much earlier.What's an enantimomer? Google fills us in:
D/L vs R/S is explained by Wikipedia, it’s a question of whether you’re looking at the whole molecule or just the chirality center: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dextrorotation_and_levorotation
In chemistry, an enantiomer, also known as an optical isomer, is one of two stereoisomers that are mirror images of each other that are non-superposable, much as one's left and right hands are the same except for being reversed along one axis. Wikipedia
|The Tailor provokes sleeping giants - Alexander Zick|