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Top 5 differences you need to know about Linux vs. Windows (Video)

Posted on: Wed, 2018-06-20 - 19:48 By: admin

Top 5 differences you need to know about Linux vs. Windows (Video)

Some interesting considerations that many are not aware of if they have only used one of these OSs all their lives.

Watch at https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/video-top-5-things-you-need-to-know-about-linux-vs-windows/

#linux #windows


Top 5 things you need to know about Linux vs. Windows
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Open source traffic management with Waze through the Open Government Coalition portal

Posted on: Wed, 2018-06-20 - 19:27 By: admin

Open source traffic management with Waze through the Open Government Coalition portal

Louisville was one of the first cities to share data on road closure and accident info with Waze, so residents who use the app can be easily alerted to changes in their routes and city officials can gain insights into traffic patterns. Now other cities are following the Louisville Metro Government’s lead and working to improve their understanding of local traffic from their data.

Louisville is sharing what it learned from the initial project with Waze with over 60 governments around the world through the Open Government Coalition, a network of government agencies working together on open source projects.

The Louisville open source traffic project has four components: putting the Waze data into a database that can be queried and analyzed, replacing traffic studies with data visualizations, building out an application programming interface to allow integration with existing systems, and allowing cities to create real-time and historic online maps of their data.

Eight cities have already downloaded the city’s code to create a database of traffic data.

See https://gcn.com/articles/2018/06/18/louisville-open-source-traffic-data.aspx

#traffic #waze #opendata


Open source traffic management -- GCN
The Louisville Metro Government has taken lessons learned from a Waze partnership and built an open source tool that other local governments can use to spot traffic problems.
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7 Foods That Control Blood Sugar

Posted on: Wed, 2018-06-20 - 07:45 By: admin

7 Foods That Control Blood Sugar

The increased sugar or glucose level in the blood than the normal is called diabetes while the person is called diabetic. When you have diabetes then you should be very careful in taking carbohydrates in your diet. Throughout the day you have to keep an eye on the amount and type of carbs you are putting in your plate.

On the other hand, it is very important to have the food you enjoy. Presentation matters a lot. If you present simply cooked vegetables in such a way that it appeals your eyes so you can enjoy your meal. In this way, you will eat enough so you feel satisfied. There are many foods that are responsible for increasing the glucose level like cereals, rice, milk, pasta, fruits, breads and desserts.

See http://health-zone.org/7-foods-control-blood-sugar/

#LCHF #bloodsugar #diabetes


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An Oral History of ‘Leisure Suit Larry’

Posted on: Tue, 2018-06-19 - 07:36 By: admin

An Oral History of ‘Leisure Suit Larry’

An interesting history behind Leasure Suit Larry that many of us played in the late 1980's. I'm pretty sure I played it on my Commodore Amiga 500, as well as Police Quest, or was that maybe on my IBM XT (with beeping sounds)?

How the technology has moved on already but interesting that back it was still not easy to develop games as proper gaming engines had not yet been born.

See https://melmagazine.com/an-oral-history-of-leisure-suit-larry-ef41bc374802

#leasuresuitlarry #retrogames


An Oral History of ‘Leisure Suit Larry’ – MEL Magazine
If you happened to flip through a PC gaming magazine in the late 1980s or early 1990s, you would’ve probably seen an ad for a game called…
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The Joys of RPN (Reverse Polish Notation) when calculating complex equations

Posted on: Mon, 2018-06-18 - 22:09 By: admin

The Joys of RPN (Reverse Polish Notation) when calculating complex equations

"Hewlett Packard introduced their HP 35 in 1972. It was the world's first scientific calculator. It could be considered a little geeky in that it forced the user to learn a data entry system known as Reverse Polish Notation (RPN), which was closer to the way the internal computer chip handled the process. What thousands of scientists and engineers discovered, however, was that this data entry system was closer to the way their brains processed the problems too. RPN is addictive. If any serious science or math student asks my recommendation on a calculator, RPN is it. The HP 35s was issued on the 35th anniversary of the original HP 35."

I cut my own teeth with RPN back in 1983 with my HP41CV when I studied engineering (I still have this calculator and it still operates). RPN becomes more and more advantageous as the calculations become complex. The video below attempts to explain this. Once the theory is understood you rarely even require more than two or three of the stacks. RPN is actually a very efficient way of calculating.

So considering that... do today's school learners actually learn RPN at all?

Watch the RPN explanation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPKg_JtI-Ys

#RPN #hewlettpackard #calculators


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Why the bizarre ‘Bus Simulator’ games are the perfect remedy for stress

Posted on: Mon, 2018-06-18 - 21:34 By: admin

Why the bizarre ‘Bus Simulator’ games are the perfect remedy for stress

Because some gamers believe their favourite game genre (whatever type it is) is the only game everyone should be playing... There are lots of different games for lots of different folks. Each have their own appeal and following, and some also play games for relaxation and stress relief...

"Finding relaxing games that don't immediately bore me to tears is pretty tough. BS18 adds depth to its gameplay while staying in its simplistic lane—which makes it the perfect remedy for anxiety. Simulations like BS18 aren't adrenaline pumping, but they are an excellent pre-bedtime ritual. Just be ready to find yourself counting passengers instead of sheep."

See https://mashable.com/2018/06/18/bus-simulator-18-review/


Why the bizarre ‘Bus Simulator’ games are the perfect remedy for stress
'Bus Simulator 18' is way more than an exercise in boredom.
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Own your very own "live steam" locomotive built by Roundhouse Engineering in Doncaster England

Posted on: Sun, 2018-06-17 - 20:35 By: admin

Own your very own "live steam" locomotive built by Roundhouse Engineering in Doncaster England

A "live steam" engine is one which is actually driven by steam which has been produced by heating water until it boils, just like the real thing.

Water is heated inside a sealed container (the boiler) until it boils and produces steam. It is kept boiling while ever steam is required. Because this process is contained within the boiler, the pressure of the steam increases to a pre-determined limit and it is this pressurised steam that is drawn off as required to power the cylinders.

A safety valve is fitted to the boiler to prevent the steam pressure rising above its normal operating level. On Roundhouse models, this is 40 psi (pounds per square inch) which is about 2.7 bar. When the steam pressure reaches this level. the safety valve opens and allows excess steam to 'blow off' to atmosphere.

All their standard locomotives are all gas-fired using mixed propane-butane gas which is the simplest method of heating the water. The gas is stored in a special tank mounted on the locomotive and fed, via a gas regulator valve, to a burner mounted either outside the boiler (externally fired) or inside a flue which passes right through the boiler from one end to the other (internally fired). Whichever the method, whenever the burner is lit it is heating the water to produce the steam. The rate at which steam is produced is controlled by the gas regulator. Turning it up increases the heat at the burner and thus the amount of steam produced whilst turning it down has the opposite effect.

Steam drives the loco as it passes from the boiler through a regulator valve and down to the cylinders. In the cylinder it pushes a piston from one end to the other; first one way then the other. The piston is mounted on a rod (piston rod) which is attached by a special swivelling joint (the crosshead) to a second rod, (the connecting rod) which in turn is connected to the wheel or crank. As the piston is pushed backwards and forwards, it causes the wheel to rotate. The steam has to be sent to each end of the cylinder in turn and the used steam must exhaust up the chimney. This is taken care of by a valve in the valve chest mounted either on top or at the side of the cylinder. It must also do it at the right time on every stroke of the piston and this is accomplished by means of the valve gear. The amount of steam passing to the cylinders is controlled by the steam regulator.

See their website at http://www.roundhouse-eng.com or watch a short video from https://youtu.be/YR15XznsLZI?t=1h18m58s

#steamlocomotive #modelrailways


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Milan’s New Diesel Ban To Cause Ripple Effect

Posted on: Sat, 2018-06-16 - 20:41 By: admin

Milan’s New Diesel Ban To Cause Ripple Effect

The city of Milan is getting set for a progressive ban on diesel cars, due to start as early as January 2019. The bold move was announced a few days ago by Milan’s mayor Giuseppe Sala at the annual Energy Festival in Rome. “It will be a delicate transition, but we think it’s time to do it,” said Sala.

While the announcement was unexpected – and very welcome by Greenpeace Italy representatives, who immediately expressed their praise and support – it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Political pressure on diesel cars has been mounting for some time, particularly following Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal. Further, Milan has a history of strong environmental policies and has already been implementing increasingly strict anti-pollution measures on vehicle traffic for a number of years. Most notably, a “congestion charge” scheme very similar to the one implemented in London, called Area C, is already in place for the historical town center. The new scheme will however encompass a wider area, to include the whole of the city.

The news from Milan should not be underestimated. The implications of such an extensive ban on a popular choice of engine – 43% of Italy’s car fleet, with diesel sales enjoying an incredible 55% market share in recent years including 2017 – will be evident very soon. For starters, sales of new diesels in the Milan area (albeit of the Euro 6 kind, unaffected by the scheme) will undoubtedly take a hit as citizens will prefer to avoid the risk of future stranding of their car. In turn, cleaner vehicles sales will benefit from an equivalent boost in numbers as people are forced to shift away. Further, the policy may prove to be of particular incentive towards pure electric models, which will be seen as the obvious choice by those who want to future-proof access to the city streets.

See https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/15/milans-new-diesel-ban-to-cause-ripple-effect/

#diesel #milan


Milan’s New Diesel Ban To Cause Ripple Effect | CleanTechnica
The city of Milan is getting set for a progressive ban on diesel cars, due to start as early as January 2019. The bold move was announced a few days ago by Milan's mayor Giuseppe Sala at the annual Energy Festival in Rome. The brave message on the transition to clean transport is a welcome milestone set to cause a ripple effect way beyond its city limits
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Learn about traditional wet shaving and how it can turn shaving from a chore into something you look...

Posted on: Sat, 2018-06-16 - 19:35 By: admin

Learn about traditional wet shaving and how it can turn shaving from a chore into something you look forward to each morning

The average guy will spend thousands of hours shaving over his lifetime. So isn’t it worth investing a bit of your time to learn the best way to do it? You’re probably giving yourself a sub-optimal shave without even realizing it.

If you’ve never tried wet shaving before, you’re really missing out. Not only does traditional wet shaving leave you looking and feeling your best. You also feel like a badass while doing it.

I used to hate shaving every morning. It was such a chore. I just wanted to get it over with. When I discovered traditional wet shaving, it changed everything for me. Shaving became something of a ritual—something I actually enjoyed doing each day, and actually looked forward to!

Read this guide at http://www.thedistilledman.com/traditional-wet-shaving-guide/

#wetshaving #traditionalwetshaving #shaving


A Guide to Traditional Wet Shaving | The Distilled Man
Learn about traditional wet shaving, including the basic shaving gear you'll need to start, how to use a classic safety razor and shaving brush, and more.
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The Ultimate Collection of Quotes on Fatherhood

Posted on: Sat, 2018-06-16 - 19:26 By: admin

The Ultimate Collection of Quotes on Fatherhood

We invariably make more of a fuss over Mom on Mother’s Day than Dad on Father’s Day.

Dads are like a steady but less sentimentalized institution — the sun in our familial sky that warms and gives life but isn’t much thought about unless he goes missing.

Yet this belies the enormous impact fathers truly have on their children; while a dad’s nurturing may often take the form of playful roughhousing and silly jokes, his influence is quite serious and significant: the presence of a loving father greatly increases a child’s chances of success, confidence and resilience, physical and mental well-being, and yes, quite naturally, their sense of humor.

One of the manifestations of the way we take fathers for granted is that there exist many more quotes about Mom than dear old Dad (and even fewer about fathers and daughters). To make more accessible those great pearls of wisdom that do exist, we searched high and low for the very best, and created this ultimate treasury of quotes about fatherhood. These short quotations provide great prompts for reflection; typically, we’re so busy plowing ahead that we don’t pause to look up and get a “birds-eye” perspective on things — taking the time to ponder what our own dads meant to us, and the way we’re shaping, and should be savoring, our kids right now.

See https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/the-ultimate-collection-of-quotes-about-fatherhood/

#fathersday #fatherhood


The Ultimate Collection of Quotes About Fatherhood | The Art of Manliness
Fathers tend to be taken for granted. We invariably make more of a fuss over Mom on Mother’s Day than Dad on Father’s Day, for one. Dads are like a steady but less sentimentalized institution — the sun in our familial sky that warms and gives life but isn’t much thought about unless he goes …
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