Sunday, 22 September 2013
Increasing to lengths of 16.5 m over a projected increase period of 40 years, the Jurassic-era fish would have outgrown even today’s immense whale sharks. Even with its imposing dimension, however, leedsichthys is believed to have been a filter feeder, exactly like baleen whales, basking sharks and whale sharks are now.
Found from the late 19th century and formally named (after British farmer and fossil collector Alfred Leeds) in 1889, remnants of leedsichthys have been unearthed right through Europe, as well as in South America.
The ‘problematicus’ part of its scientific brand stems through the indisputable fact that leedsichthys fossils are notoriously tricky to identify. That is due to a proven fact that leedsichthys’ skeleton #was not# made entirely of bone. Large portions #of the# animal’s internal structure were actually #made from# cartilage, just #as a# shark’s bone structure is. Cartilage #does not# mineralize as willingly as bone and, as the result, fossil cartilage is fairly rare.
Out of perspective, the fossilized bones can characterize a problem to palaeontologists. Through the years, remains of leedsichthys have even been posited as belonging to bone-plated fossil stegosaurus!
Because leedsichthys vertebrae was cartilaginous, it may be very complex to see how long the fish may have been, with some unconfirmed estimates signifying that it was as long as 30 m.
Nonetheless, each time a new, more complete, fossil was discovered near Peterborough, UK, scientists were at last in a position to acquire an accurate measurement. Professor Jeff Liston, of the National Museum of Scotland, said, “We sat down and checked out a good series of specimens, not only at the bones, but their inner growth structures as well – just like the expansion rings in trees – to get some ideas about the ages of these animals, in addition to their estimated dimensions,”
The team ultimately resolute that a small adult leedsichthys would grow to eight or 9 m after some 20 years and, in an additional two decades; it could achieve approximately 16.5 m in length. This is bigger than the whale shark, the biggest bony fish active today, despite persistent and credible reports of whale sharks growing as long as 14 metres in length.
This information is thrilling to scientists and natural history fans because it offers a useful insight into the alterations in ocean life that occurred up to and during the Jurassic era.
Scientists now think that filter-feeding fish started as moderately tiny animals, before growing to the huge sizes we all know nowadays. The outstanding size of leedishthys problematicus thus implies that there was a massive surge in the plankton populace of the Mesozoic oceans.
The discovery also requires a significant change to our records.
Once the selective field of Star Trek, video telephone calls have become a very actual part of contemporary life. Rewind back to that ‘Friends’ episode when Monica was courting guest star Jon Favreau’s character ‘Pete the millionaire’ and you’ll remember the one where Monica and co had sneaked into Pete’s residence, only to get interrupted by a shock video call. So unprepared for this millionaire’s-only technology were the friends, that Pete required to point out they all “sucked at hiding” as he revealed them one by one. Nowadays, if you’ve a computer, or a portable tablet, you can make a video telephone call. It’s that plain.
In fact, Skype (the program frequently used to make such calls) is free of charge, remarkably simple to install and saves you plenty of money on the phone bill. It’ll even make Worldwide telephone calls, exactly like that! (I just clicked my fingers, but you can’t see it).
Whilst at University, I remember being woken up early almost every morning by a Taiwanese girl in the room next to me as she received phone calls from her Mum and proceeded to have her speakers on full blast at the same time as they conversed in Mandarin (once my knowledge of fundamental Mandarin got better, though, they kept it down for concern that I’d snoop). I actually spoke to another friend of mine who was remaining in America and was able to ‘meet’ her boyfriend’s family (oddly, where my use of Mandarin Chinese language would again come in handy) without having to get dressed and go to a airport.
I even once had a job interview over Skype. That is just how much everyone is using video calls as of late.
Well, as it is possible to no doubt work out, Skype (and other video call apps) have become downloadable via your Smart TV. This means that you and your mates or family can meet round and converse with other family and friends who might be as much as half a world away. It is the perfect method to keep in touch, perform business and engage in long conversations without regularly fretting about your telephone bill.
Skype is a kind of Innovation, much like the mobile phone (and soon possibly the Smart TV) that it’s hard to recollect a time without — and I’m only 26. I don’t think I even got Skype until approximately 2008 or so.
Downloading Skype to your big screen TV will allow you to talk to your friends whilst sat about the sofa, it will be just like they are visiting you apart from you do not have to make then tea and they will not scoff all of the Hob Nobs.
Of all the obtainable apps accessible on Smart TV, this is maybe probably the most universal in its appeal and, I’m sure, one of the most welcome. Over the course of this succession, we have seen the Smart TV be a device where what you need to watch is actually on, a games system so that you’re never bored, a pc, a network that connects you to your family and friends and now it can even take place of the home telephone.
Skype is a quick, fun and interactive way to keep in contact with people and, when connected with your Smart TV, does not even require getting up to visit the next room. We can’t say fairer than that. In addition, you can always phone your mates and tell them that they’re in the telly. You’ll get a kick out of it, even if they don’t quite get what you are on about and why you laugh once they ask ‘what channel?’
Relations, Friends and associates many miles away? stay connected with them on your Smart TV
Saturday, 14 September 2013
If you have got an icom Two way radio you’ll be focused on reading this......what connectors work with which Icom 2 way radios
The 4 various Icom earpiece connectors connect the earpiece in question to four various kinds of 2 way radio or, at the least, four different types of connector.
Generally, it is good advice in making totally sure that the chosen earpiece can connect with a two way radio you plan to employ. Not all radios use similar fittings, that is why you will find so many differing types of connector existing.
A straight pin connector, as an example, works best when used on marine 2 way radios, but can also be compatible with Maxon and Vertex two way radios. Another thing to keep in mind may be the activity the earpiece is gonna be used for. If the user is likely to be standing still for continuous periods of time, then he/she could require a different type to a one which may be preferable if an individual is likely to be doing strenuous exercise.
Radios are used in the huge many dissimilar environments, including shopping facilities, building sites, road maintenance, fleet and transport operations, transport, factory floor work, protection, healthcare, private transportation and a lot more besides. Because of this, you’ll find many differing kinds of earpiece connectors.
The four existing Icom earpiece connectors indicate the jobs the compatible 2 way radios were likely designed for. This doesn’t necessarily mean that an Icom two way radio could be unsuitable for other work, just that it is most likely particularly suited to a specific kind of job.
The different connectors also have distinct methods of working, although their critical outdoor operations usually are indistinguishable from one another. Icom have gone to vast lengths to make their earpieces among the very best in the world. A technique they have done this is by enabling the earpiece connectors to become tailor made for exact tasks.
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If you have got an icom Two way radio you’ll be focused on reading this......what connectors work with which Icom 2 way radios
Friday, 13 September 2013
At the end of the other week, numerous schoolchildren from Round Rock, Texas came face to face with the World’s Strongest Guy.
Texas native Mark Henry, a past Olympic weightlifter, record-breaking powerlifter and Professional Wrestling World Champion, was joined by a bunch of ex-NFL stars as well as his WWE colleague, Mark Callaway, AKA The Undertaker.
The occasion was invented to promote the need for teaching, health and fitness in time for the new school term. Henry flew in from New York to be able to visit the children and inspire them to better things for the coming school months. As part of the day’s festivities, Henry pulled a Semi Truck for a substantial distance in front of a group of amazed kids, event organizers and parents.
Mark Henry’s list of athletic accomplishments is extraordinary. He competed in both the 1992 and 1996 Olympic games as a weightlifter; Henry was also a Gold Medal winner during the 1995 Pan American Games and was named Drug-Free World Champion Powerlifter in 1995. He was named U.S powerlifting champion two times. He’s a reigning world record holder in several areas and is credited with the largest raw squat and raw powerlifting total ever performed by a drug-tested athlete.
Henry is also a three-time U.S National Weightlifting Champion, an American Open winner, Two-Time U.S Olympic Festival Champion and NACAC Champion. In 2002, he won the very first annual Arnold Strongman Classic Competition and has openly performed copious feats of strength, including pushing a tank.
Mark Henry’s claim to being the ‘World’s Strongest Man’ is somewhat dubious and not considered official by most organizations, but later set lifting records all through his life and winning no less than one strongman contest, his declaration is respected by most (and also the visual evidence is hard to deny).
Henry has also had a 17-year career in Professional Wrestling, competing in the WWE (formerly WWF) ever since company owner Vince McMahon learned that Henry was a wrestling aficionado. His ensuing career has seen him win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship twice, also as a ECW Championship and the WWE European Championship.
In spite of his no-nonsense on-screen facade (a character who often welcomes his enemies to that ‘Hall of Pain’) Henry is incredibly active with the ‘Make a Wish’ Foundation, (a charity group that grants wishes to children with life-threatening or fatal illnesses) as well as frequent anti-drug and anti-bullying campaigns.
When interviewed over on the day, Henry said: “I want the children to have what I did not have. I did not have a great deal growing up. I hope more people did it for me, so I try and do it in kind.”
Promoting Wellbeing and Exercise, World"s strongest man give a helping hand
The short answer is no, you can’t. I’m sorry, but that is just the way it is.
Though, all hope is not lost despite this dreadful news. There are two major avenues you may go down.
The first is to simply email the photos to yourself and acquire them to the Kindle. This process will work fine if you simply need several holiday snaps or pictures of the little nephew’s birthday or whatever, but its not much use for the great deal of pictures.
The 2nd method is little more refined. With a hard drive, you are able to transfer pictures comparatively quickly from one device to another, this will allow you to transfer a better amount of photos but will likely take much less time.
The most suitable choice, I think, is probably the second one, especially when you hunt down the “eye-Fi” SD card, fitting with most recent cameras (though, as always, it’s surely best to double check). Sime, of The Digital Photography Educate site, was clearly impressed. In his review, he said,
“With the Eye-Fi X2 card, I could upload full res photos from my NEX 5 to my iPhone and then do what I wanted with them [Instagram / Facebook / Flickr etc] when you’re using the X2 card, you can connect the camera directly to your iPhone / iPad without having to use a Wifi router etc… You can also use the Eye-Fi app on your phone [iPhone and Android] to upload your images to your computer / Flickr etc. Yep – works, works well”.
He then gave an individual account of that Eye-Fi’s usefulness, that I’ve re-printed here.
“My wife and I went to the zoo with our almost-three year old a couple of weeks back and I had a look through her images afterwards, realising that there were images from her camera dating back to… well, when I gave her the camera! She’s currently using a 32GB SDHC card in there, and just leaves everything on the card! When I asked if she had copied any on to her computer, I was told “That’s too hard / I don’t have time / Where’s the cable” (Yes, a combo of the three, I didn’t press for details…;) So – I cunningly swapped out the existing card for the Eye-Fi card, loaded the app on her Macbook and added it to start when her computer starts, but to hide in the background (This is an option in the application) so basically, the camera connects to her laptop whenever it can and copies the photographs across – they are there, ready to use. Guess who won ‘awesome technical husband of the week award?’ (Obviously a lot of you are tech savvy, but well… )”
Never let it be said I disregard an issue of yours without making a suggestion of my own.
You’ll permit me a brief tangent, there is a line in a single of the beloved books of my teen years ‘Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood & Sweatsocks’ by Mick Foley (which is the great book about life generally, even if you aren’t a wrestling fan) that Mick says, “I had always felt that it is not good enough to shoot something down – It is best to have a answer”. Take that and run with it, reprobates.
Transferring pictures taken on your camera to the amazon kindle fire hd with out a laptop
Sunday, 8 September 2013
That’s right folks, folkettes and folking mother folkers, ‘GTA V’ is approaching soon!
Intended to become Rockstar’s largest ‘open world’ game thus far, we could require this roguish misadventure to be Enormous. If you got the sprawling artificial worlds of GTA IV, Grand theft auto: San Andreas and Red Dead Redemption and slapped all of them as one, end to end, you may fit them all within the boundaries of Grand theft auto V’s meticulously made virtual stage and you’d very much have room to spare. That’s not only us talking either, that’s an official proclamation. Get this, even the ocean floor can be entirely mapped and explored.
There are 3 protagonists and you’ll manage to swap between them freely so as to explore different aspects in the story from changeable angles. When you decide which person to ‘be’ next, the camera zooms out, (Google Earth style) and deposits you in the present location of the selected avatar. Surprising.
Don’t worry though, there is a lot more than pretty, destroyable surroundings and numerous narratives to maintain the harder bloodthirsty players at bay. The world of GTA V is chock filled with autos, weapons and options to inflict misery upon unsuspecting civilians, if that occurs as your bag, anyhow. If you are not #in the# mood for chainsawing gullible people to death (and if not, why not?) you can simply ‘flip them off’ and try a number of various pre-programmed movement that are character (and neighborhood) dependent.
Aside from that, the gameplay system has had an entire refurbishment and Grand theft auto 5 “evolves virtually all mechanic” reported by ‘Game Informer’s Matt Bertz. The fight system has been re-jigged and the aiming and shooting controls have been totally re-made.
Overall though, the overall feel and the tone of the title will not be dealing with any serious changes. You will not be driving around delivering flowers or going to church on Sunday. You will be stealing automobiles and killing citizens.
Many people. Probably in a very variety of mean ways.
If you followed the series so far, then believe us, you will wish to be here for the next episode.
In this respect, GTA 5 is about what Grand theft auto has always been about, complete and utter carnage. It is a gangster film that stars you; enslaving, stunning and more sophisticated than ever before…
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Repeat Offence: Grand Theft Auto V...Arriving Shortly
Saturday, 7 September 2013
Abiding its rule of integrating almost the whole thing into itself, the Smart TV also has a limited number of games, obtainable as downloadable apps, for the playing delight.
Now, the days of downloading ‘Tekken Vs. Street Fighter’ or the latest ‘Resident Evil’ on to your TV are some distance away indeed, which means you’ll still require your PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii for the time being. Additionally, none of those games available (with the likely exception of the massively addictive ‘Angry Birds’) will equal the gaming skill already on offer in your consoles, but that does not signify that the selection of games available on your TV come in any way incomplete. You will find sim games, puzzle games, card games and plenty more also. Again, Smart TV is making huge enhancements to the capable area of TV (as anyone who ever loved the old ‘Teletext’ games will confirm).
An additional much-maligned type of amusement frequently patrolled by the ‘fun police’ is console games (see our first article for details). Which began with a simple misunderstanding, one stating that console games were exclusively for children.
Now, this was not initially true and it is not true today, but there is an era where consoles and peripherals were principally geared towards kids and juvenile teenagers. Then naturally, the cultural watchdogs backlashed against games in much a similar way they did against movies within the 70’s, music by the 60’s and comic books in the 50’s.
For our Hardcore gamer knows implicitly that a number of games are designed with adults in mind (these usually are the ones that have the title spelt out in blood, or the choices to disembowel hookers for additional points) whilst some are made for children (its a hint if nobody actually tries to kill you over the course of the game and you’ll finish it in a matter of hours) exactly like movies, books and anything else it is possible to imagine, most are catered for. The games you will find in your Smart TV are typically pretty simple plus the great thing about downloadable apps is, if you have any difficulty whatsoever with lurid game content available, then basically don’t download it.
Right then, let’s have a look at some of the games you can download on your Smart TV (NOTE: Please do remember that not all games are compatible with all models, so the games discussed below are just a selection that I find fascinating. In case you’re after a particular game for the Smart TV, be sure you buy a TV that can actually play it).
‘Texas Holdem’ is a poker sim that allows you to play games of virtual poker, either alongside the computer or your friends. So far as I know, no actual money changes hands in TH, but it’s advisable to double check that before you bet your mortgage (even though you have a straight flush). One more game that’s great fun to experience with friends is ‘Dynamic Bowling’. DB is another simulation that allows you to, yep, you guessed it, go bowling. This game could be played alone or with friends. My guidance is to practice in the home and dazzle your friends by bowling a perfect game. ‘Bejewelled 2’ is the sequel to the admired ‘Bejewelled’ a game title that has enthralled and addicted my very own father for about 3 years now. Bejewelled (which I won’t break down to initials for obvious reasons!) is addictive, stimulating, challenging and, especially, enjoyable.
So here you go. I’m sure that, as the months and years go on, an incredible many other gaming apps might be added to the Smart TV’s choices. Watch this space!
What are the video games offered to play on the Smart Television
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
The Voyager Spacecraft, initially launched in 1977, is finally ready to depart our solar system, according to leading experts.
The latest data received from the probe indicates that it is presently along at the very rim of our solar system, which puts it at some 18.5 Billion km from Earth. Because of this incredible distance, Voyager’s readings now take seventeen hours to arrive.
If the craft finally does leave our solar system, Explorer would be the first simulated ship ever to do so.
In 2004, the craft reached an area of space recognized to scientists as a heliosheath. It is expected that this might be the final point of the solar system, however it turned out not to be the case. Now, almost a decade later, the craft’s readings are signifying the fateful moment may lastly be drawing near.
Actually, the evidence is so compelling that a few specialists have argued that Voyager is already clear of the limits of the space. Professor Bill Weber of New Mexico State University thinks that, due to numerous changes within the craft’s readings (particularly with regards cosmic ray intensity) Voyager has already left the solar system for pastures new.
“We’re in a new region. And all we are measuring is different and exciting.” He said.
NASA scientist Dr. Ed Stone, who’s worked within the Voyager project since the very start, holds within the concept that the craft has yet to exit our solar system. “It could be any day, but it really may be several more years” he says.
It is supposed that Voyager cannot be considered to have left the sun’s province until it has escaped our star’s magnetic influence. Dr. Stone believes that there is still evidence of the influence in the craft’s readings.
It’s estimated to take at least several months before an official decision is made on the subject one way or the other.
What is clear is that Voyager is nearer to boundaries of our solar system than ever in the past.
“The edge might be somewhat turbulent. We just don’t know,” Dr Stone said. “This is exploration in the end”
The Voyager Spacecraft was created to record data on the other planets in our solar system, before ultimately heading out into space itself. It complete its initial planetary survey in 1989 and may be traveling through space since then. Its plutonium power resources will eventually die out in 10-15 years, after which time it’ll cease to transmit data and simply drift into the mysterious.
Voyager Spacecraft to Leave Our Solar System