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Saturday, October 4, 2014

EL PAIS on Twitter: "Nace el primer niño de una madre sometida a un trasplante de útero http://t.co/zSe6BbbT3g http://t.co/WKZPkVEoji"

EL PAIS on Twitter: "Nace el primer niño de una madre sometida a un trasplante de útero http://t.co/zSe6BbbT3g http://t.co/WKZPkVEoji"

Tim Munn (H) on Twitter: "GUMBY IS YOUR FINAL FORM! #REDEYE"

Tim Munn (H) on Twitter: "GUMBY IS YOUR FINAL FORM! #REDEYE"

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Quaternions and spatial rotation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quaternions and spatial rotation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Unit quaternions, also known as versors, provide a convenient mathematical notation for representing orientations and rotations of objects in three dimensions. Compared to Euler anglesthey are simpler to compose and avoid the problem of gimbal lock. Compared to rotation matrices they are more numerically stable and may be more efficient. Quaternions have found their way into applications in computer graphicscomputer visionroboticsnavigationmolecular dynamicsflight dynamics,[1] and orbital mechanics of satellites.[2]
When used to represent rotation, unit quaternions are also called rotation quaternions. When used to represent an orientation (rotation relative to a reference coordinate system), they are called orientation quaternions or attitude quaternions.


Razor on Twitter: "Obama yesterday on economy: "Make no mistake: [my] policies are on the ballot -- every single one of them." #tcot http://t.co/Jeul1YN7Bc"

Razor on Twitter: "Obama yesterday on economy: "Make no mistake: [my] policies are on the ballot -- every single one of them." #tcot http://t.co/Jeul1YN7Bc"

Harry Reid’s reign of paralysis - The Washington Post

Harry Reid’s reign of paralysis - The Washington Post



Aside from being entirely made up by Democratic consultants who think Americans are dolts, these “arguments” for the Democrats’ reelection share a common feature. They are all argumentsagainst the Republicans. But what is the argument for the continued reign of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and a Democratic majority?

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Obama Links Democrats Running In November To Himself

Obama Links Democrats Running In November To Himself



In one of his now infamous “pivots,” President Obama on Thursday tried to change the subject and redirect the national conversation to the economy. The president went to Northwestern University, appearing before the kind of crowd that is traditionally kind to him — students — trying to convince them that America is better off economically under his leadership.
But as The Washington Post reports, in a piece by politics blogger and White House correspondent Chris Cillizza, that message may well be overshadowed by only a few of Obama’s words — words that Cillizza says could give Republicans incredibly powerful ammo for campaign ads against Obama’s unpopular policies and programs.

Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/wow-obama-just-spoke-14-words-that-a-major-dc-pundit-says-could-destroy-the-dems-this-fall/#KQJgVAJy8Ysss3rw.99







Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Unsustainable California: The Top 10 Challenges Facing the Golden State

Unsustainable California: The Top 10 Challenges Facing the Golden State



In the following sections, California Common Sense presents and assesses California’s 10 greatest challenges. The 10 critical issues are as follows:

Sunday, September 28, 2014

VZLA ES DE NOSOTROS! on Twitter: "BBC Mundo "Occupy Central" Manifestantes d Hong Kong tensan relaciones c/ China http://t.co/aWNa7Mnf6E http://t.co/EX9tTfvzv2 @hombreradikal"

VZLA ES DE NOSOTROS! on Twitter: "BBC Mundo "Occupy Central" Manifestantes d Hong Kong tensan relaciones c/ China http://t.co/aWNa7Mnf6E http://t.co/EX9tTfvzv2 @hombreradikal"

George Will: Senate Democrats’ extremism on display - The Washington Post

George Will: Senate Democrats’ extremism on display - The Washington Post



Since Barry Goldwater, in accepting the Republicans’ 1964 presidential nomination, said, “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” Democrats have been decrying Republican “extremism.” Actually, although there is abundant foolishness and unseemliness in U.S. politics, real extremism — measures or movements that menace the Constitution’s architecture of ordered liberty — is rare. This week, however, extremism stained the Senate.
Forty-eight members of the Democratic caucus attempted to do something never previously done: Amend the Bill of Rights. They tried to radically shrink First Amendment protection of political speech. They evidently think extremism in defense of the political class’s convenience is no vice.


Science Proves Metal Fans And Classical Fans Are Identical Personality-Wise - Metal Injection

Science Proves Metal Fans And Classical Fans Are Identical Personality-Wise - Metal Injection



Science Proves Metal Fans And Classical Fans Are Identical Personality-Wise

POSTED BY  ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 AT 4:00 PM
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What's the difference between the dude in the suit headed over to Carnegie Hall to hear a symphony and the ragged metal head wearing a Mayhem t-shirt and crusty, torn black jeans he bumps into on the way? Nothing, apparently. A new study done by scientists over at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh has devled into proving that classical fans and metal fans are deep down very similar people, according to an interview done byThe Guardian.
The study consisted of a research team speaking to 36,000 people from six different countries about the music they listened to in order to come to their conclusion. I'll let the lead researcher do a little bit of the talking here to clarify.
"The general public has held a stereotype of heavy metal fans being suicidally depressed and a danger to themselves and society in general," explained Adrian North, the professor who led the study. "But they are quite delicate things."
Metal fans, like classical listeners, tend to be creative, gentle people, at ease with themselves. "We think the answer is that both types of music, classical and heavy metal, have something of the spiritual about them — they're very dramatic — a lot happens," North said to the BBC.
Personally, I think this makes a lot of sense. Classical fans are very, very knowledgeable just like metal fans are about what they're listening to, who they're listening to, what was done when, etc. I think the reason classical fans maybe have a bit of an edge, or a developed sense of what a lot of people deem as "sophistication," is because classical has a lot more history to it. We're what, forty years into the genre? Generally speaking there's not much to know… yet. Though as our history develops I think metal could easily be on the same level of classical in terms of collegiate study and general acceptance, etc.
You gotta love studies involving metal, like the one that says drummers are "natural intellectuals," women are attracted to men holding guitars, metal makes you happy and that screamo haircuts give you lazy eye.

Classical and metal fans: birds of a feather? | Music | The Guardian






A study finds that Mozart and Metallica fans share a delicate disposition. We're guessing they didn't test this idea by introducing a Proms audience to a Reading festival moshpit



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Classical music and heavy metal fans might not be different after all. New research by scientists at Heriot-Watt University has found that not only are peoples' personalities linked to their taste in music – classical and heavy metal listeners often have very similar dispositions.

"The general public has held a stereotype of heavy metal fans being suicidally depressed and a danger to themselves and society in general," explained Adrian North, the professor who led the study. "But they are quite delicate things."

Metal fans, like classical listeners, tend to be creative, gentle people, at ease with themselves. "We think the answer is that both types of music, classical and heavy metal, have something of the spiritual about them — they're very dramatic — a lot happens," North said to the BBC.

As part of North's study, researchers at Heriot-Watt University, outside Edinburgh, spoke to 36,000 people from six different countries. They found that music listeners had more in common with fans of the same music than with fellow citizens who listened to different styles of music.

Researchers also found a link between income bracket and musical tastes, with lower income music-listeners enjoying relaxing music while wealthier people preferred exciting, punchy tunes.



The study provides a wealth of new stereotypes. Jazz fans are creative and extrovert with high self-esteem, researchers said. Fans of country music are, on the other hand, introverted but hard working. Rap fans are outgoing and occasionally rough, and soul lovers are creative, outgoing, gentle, confident and at ease with themselves. In other words, they sound like good lovers.

As for fans of indie music, North's study found they lacked both self-esteem and a work ethic. Good to know they have us pegged.




Tomato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tomato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



On 30 October 2006, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced tomatoes might have been the source of asalmonellosis outbreak causing 172 illnesses in 18 states.[56] Tomatoes have been linked to seven salmonella outbreaks since 1990.[57]
The 2008 United States salmonellosis outbreak caused the removal of tomatoes from stores and restaurants across the United States and parts of Canada,[58] although other foods, including jalapeño and serrano peppers, may have been involved.


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