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9 days ago
The web looks like shit | The Outline
RT : A tragedy of the commons > The web looks like shit
21 days ago
With $1.1M In The Bank, Graduway Launches To Help Schools Reinvent Alumni Networking | TechCrunch Graduway founder Daniel Cohen admits that it’s an ambitious goal and that the company has a long way to go, but he sees plenty of opportunity. In spite of the fact that there are already a handful of competitors in the alumni networking space — including Harris Connect, Alumni Magnet, iModules and Easyalumni, to name a few — the majority of schools today still struggle to maintain positive relationships with their graduates. Most of the platforms in use today are littered with outdated personal information and suffer from low engagement levels, Cohen says. graduway 25 days ago MS Word: Split window VERTICALLY - how? - Ars Technica OpenForum Microsoft Word can split the window only horizontally, not vertically. If you prefer to work in two "panes" that are arranged side by side instead of top and bottom, open the document in a second window. Do this by clicking New Window on the Window menu, and then arrange the two windows as you want them. microsoft word split 4 weeks ago AS2016: flat rate VAT for limited cost traders rises to 16.5% | CCH Daily This will affect a business that supplies a service on or after 1 April 2017 but either issues an invoice or receives a payment for that supply before 1 April 2017. When considering the limited cost trader definition, any such supply must be treated, for VAT purposes, as taking place on 1 April 2017. Any invoice or payment that covers continuous supplies of services that cross this date must be apportioned. vat 6 weeks ago Standard Deviation and Variance If we just add up the differences from the mean ... the negatives cancel the positives: 4 + 4 − 4 − 44 = 0 So that won't work. How about we use absolute values? |4| + |4| + |−4| + |−4|4 = 4 + 4 + 4 + 44 = 4 That looks good (and is the Mean Deviation), but what about this case: |7| + |1| + |−6| + |−2|4 = 7 + 1 + 6 + 24 = 4 Oh No! It also gives a value of 4, Even though the differences are more spread out. So let us try squaring each difference (and taking the square root at the end): √( 42 + 42 + 42 + 424 ) = √( 644) = 4 √( 72 + 12 + 62 + 224 ) = √( 904) = 4.74... That is nice! The Standard Deviation is bigger when the differences are more spread out ... just what we want. In fact this method is a similar idea to distance between points, just applied in a different way. And it is easier to use algebra on squares and square roots than absolute values, which makes the standard deviation easy to use in other areas of mathematics. variance 6 weeks ago Introducing Save for later | Help | The Guardian Update, 6 February 2017: The “save for later” feature is no longer available on our website. We regularly have to make difficult decisions about the features and products we are able to maintain given the limited resources at our disposal, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. The feature remains available on our iOS and Android apps. Dedicated apps such as Pocket and Instapaper provide similar and more extensive functionality, and a number of browsers also have the facility built in. guardian website 7 weeks ago 15 ways of innovation by combinations | 7 ideas When Gutenberg was asked how he arrived at the invention of the printing press, he confessed it was as simple as seeing a new connection between two existing products: the wine press and the coin punch. innovation combination 7 weeks ago Try Weird Combinations Someone put a trolley and a suitcase together and got a suitcase with wheels. Someone put an igloo with a hotel and got an ice palace. Someone put copier and a telephone together and got a fax machine. Someone put a bell and a clock together and got an alarm clock. Someone put a coin punch and a wine press together and we got books. innovation combination 7 weeks ago SCAMPER - Creativity Tools from MindTools.com SCAMPER is a mnemonic that stands for: Substitute. Combine. Adapt. Modify. Put to another use. Eliminate. Reverse. innovation scamper 7 weeks ago Amorino - la Glace Italienne d’Excellence. Glaces, Sorbets, Granités, Macarons al gelato… Amorino offers Italian gelato, served with a spatula without limits in the choice of flavours. gelato 8 weeks ago Is there a way to change the startup color? | Philips Hue API Before I dig into the API or IFTT, I need a simple question answered. Can the default color on the BR30 lights be changed? I'd like it to be a cool white instead of a warm white. I would even be OK with starting up as warm white, but switching to cool white within a few seconds. Do the bulbs report coming online to the bridge? Or...could I have a 30 second loop that checks to see if the color is warm white and changes it to cool white? (ignoring other colors) Please tell me this is possible somehow! I know the bulbs are designed to never be turned off at the switch - but my house is fully automated and this is just not possible. automation lighting hue limitation 8 weeks ago Louis C K spoiled idiots - Google Search Louise C K generation of spoiled idiots comedy technology 8 weeks ago Stamps - Pay for Postage | Royal Mail Group Ltd Stamps without a specified monetary value are described as Non Value Indicator (NVI) and are typically First and Second Class stamps. These do not have an expiry date, therefore can be used regardless of the length of time you've had them. Stamps with a monetary value also do not have an expiry date and can be combined to make up the value of postage required. stamps 9 weeks ago Projects — TSURUTA ARCHITECTS An impressive large staircase in a turn of the 20th century house made the circulation generous, light and airy, but its dominance compromised the entire layout. The challenge was to replace this once favoured staircase whilst enhancing this previous spacious quality. The perforated timber treads and risers, and balustrade of the new staircase let through light and air, but in a more compact overall configuration and an essence of the airines from the original staircase can still be experienced. Traces of engraved e-mail dialogues between the client and architect appear on the stair stringer and handrail suggesting that the contemporary time factor also supports the stair structure that serve future stories. Following the texts by eye, voices echo in one's mind as if the sounds resonate in the air passing through the perforated structure. architecture 11 weeks ago Stack Exchange clones - Meta Stack Exchange Stack Exchange has released an updated, feature-complete version of the Stack Overflow engine which is now available for enterprise use. You can read more about that here The Stack Exchange engine is available for use but if that does not meet your needs, there are several third-party tools that try to clone at least some of the functionality here. Most active that look like the best bets Open source ASKBOT: Python/Django. Hosting, code, docs, import. GPLv3 Biostars: Demo. Python, Django. MIT license LampCMS: Demo. PHP 5.3, MongoDB. LGPL3 Mamute: Demo 1, Demo 2. Java. Customizable. Apache 2 license PaizaQA: Demo, MEAN (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js), MIT license Kliqqi: Demo. PHP, MySQL. Different look, hosting. Not active, CC-BY 3.0 license Question2Answer: Demo. PHP, MySQL. Fairly active. GPLv2+ Not open source AllAnswered: Django. It allows any community to create their own Q&A site. Free. AnswerHub: Java. Live site. Enterprise Q&A by the people who created OSQA. Not free. Confluence Questions: Java. Enterprise Q&A developed and supported by Atlassian. Not free. Haydle: SaaS, free 30 day trial. Haydle is focused on being a private, internal Q&A system. Q&A: Live Site. WordPress Plugin. Actively developed by a company that looks reliable. No longer free;$19 to download (with no membership)
Quandora
Rootbuzz: Django, hosting, actively developed, non-free
SabaiDiscuss: commercial WordPress Plugin
stackexchange
11 weeks ago
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11 weeks ago
David Ainsworth: There are more than twice as many charities in the UK as you’ve been told
Traditionally quoted figures about the number of organisations in the charity sector are completely wrong, says David Ainsworth.

This morning, I read someone writing about the charity sector, and they said there are 160,000 charities in the UK.

This is a pretty commonly quoted figure – you see it everywhere, not least all over the national newspapers – but it’s wrong. By quite a long way.

Next time someone asks you how many charities there are in the UK, here’s the actual answer: nobody really knows, but it’s probably more than 400,000.

There is a serious, fundamental problem to this – quite apart from the fact that it irritates those of us who like to get our numbers right. It means we are significantly undervaluing the sector’s contribution to national life.

I believe the traditional figure is based on the number of charities registered with the Charity Commission. But when you look at the Charity Commission facts and figures page, you see they recognise more than 180,000 charities in England and Wales. Some of those are linked organisations, which share trustees, rather than independent organisations. But they’re still charities.

And the Commission only regulates England and Wales, and there are another 24,000 registered charities in Scotland. Nobody knows how many charities will appear on the Northern Ireland register, because they’re still being signed up. Between 6,000 and 10,000 is the best guess.

So even if we only talk about registered charities, there are well over 200,000.
dom  charities
12 weeks ago
spacing - Unable to Remove Vertical Space Before and After Lists within longtable - TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange
All the tricks to remove vertical space before and after itemize lists (using enumitem) seem to work well in table/tabular environments, but not in longtable. The following MWE illustrates the difficulty I'm having to get the First bullet at the same level as the Left item.
latex  formatting  itemize  space  longtable
12 weeks ago
lists - itemize, removing natural indent - TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange
Any customization of a list environment, such as itemize, enumerate, etc, is most elegantly handled by the enumitem package.

You can use leftmargin=* locally,

\begin{itemize}[leftmargin=*]
\item one
\item two
\item three
\end{itemize}
or else you use

\setlist[itemize]{leftmargin=*}
latex  formatting  itemize  space
12 weeks ago
spacing - How to remove the whitespace BEFORE itemize/enumerate? - TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange
\begin{itemize}[noitemsep,topsep=0pt]
\item Item 1
\item Item 2
\item Item 3
\end{itemize}
latex  formatting  itemize  space
12 weeks ago
Methylene Chloride Decaffeination
Does any of the chemical remain on the bean after the decaffeination process is complete?
Minute traces. Methylene chloride evaporates at 100 to 200°F; beans are usually roasted at a temperature of 350 to 425°F and coffee is brewed at 190 to 212°F. Any amounts of methylene chloride left in brewed coffee would be less than one part per million.

Does methylene chloride cause cancer in laboratory animals?
According to a report published by the American Medical Association in August 1985, studies of rats fed regular and decaffeinated coffee (at doses equivalent to 70 or 80 cups of coffee per day) or fed methylene chloride in their drinking water (at doses equivalent to 125,000 to 625,000 cups of decaffeinated coffee per day) showed no evidence of carcinogenity… Hence scientific evidence suggests that methylene chloride is safe for use as a solvent for decaffeinating coffee.
If the process is non-toxic, inexpensive and the decaffeinated coffee tastes good, why are consumers so wary of it?
The dreaded ‘C’ word – exaggerated reports of suspected carcinogenity. UK and American roasters agree that the process is safe, inexpensive and produces a great tasting cup of decaffeinated coffee. They also agree that MC decaffeination will eventually cease. Not because it is harmful, but because of the public’s perception that it is harmful.

The best thing to do is make up your own mind. If you are the type that doesn’t take aspirin, eat white sugar, has low cholesterol and exercises every day, you probably won’t want to take the one in several million chance that you may develop cancer as a result of drinking coffee decaffeinated with methylene chloride. If you are like me, and want to be able to drink a great tasting cup of decaffeinated coffee occasionally, then keep an open mind about it and give the coffee a try.
decaf  health
12 weeks ago
The dangers of decaf - is it really a healthy choice?
Several health scares have sprung up in the past surrounding decaf - one such study carried out in Iowa showed that drinking four or more cups of decaf a day led to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, however other studies have found no link. But there's no denying that exposure to methylene chloride in other forms can cause headaches, skin irritation, dizziness and faintness. We know that the traces of the chemical left in our decaf drinks are not really enough to pose a healthy risk, but do you really want to be drinking something that is treated with the same chemical used in aerosol sprays and paint strippers?
decaf  health
12 weeks ago
e-Buddhism: Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Message For Anyone With Depression
Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. If you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”
12 weeks ago
List of professional associations in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
The following is a list of professional bodies in the United Kingdom. Membership of a professional body does not necessarily mean that a person possesses qualifications in the subject area, nor that they are legally able to practice their profession. Many of these bodies also act as learned societies for the academic disciplines underlying their professions.
dom  professional
12 weeks ago
Recent charity register statistics: Charity Commission - GOV.UK
£500,001 to £5,000,000 – 8,972
£5,000,000 plus – 2,201
dom  charities
12 weeks ago
Britain's top 1,000 charities ranked by donations. Who raises the most money? | News | theguardian.com
There are around 160,000 general charities in the UK. According to the UK Civil Society Almanac 2012, these charities have a combined income of around £37bn. Big household names such as Cancer Research UK, NSPCC, Oxfam and the RSPCA with annual incomes above £10m make up less than 1% of these charities, yet these few hundred charities account for almost half of the total income. Take the next 4,000 or so largest charities, with incomes of between £1m and £10m a year and we still have less than 3% of the total charities in the UK. In contrast the majority of charities (54%) are very small, local volunteer-run organisations with less than £10,000 a year coming in.
dom  charities
12 weeks ago
List of universities in the United Kingdom by enrolment - Wikipedia
Universities and other higher education providers by size
dom  universities
12 weeks ago
When to gain weight for a channel swim? - Marathon Swimmers Forum
Interesting! I guess I am not skinny (217 lbs and 6 ft 2) so should be OK, but I don't want to get skinny, and it was happening. The weight was falling off, and I am swimming 'only' 25 km a week. The high fat snacks and regular curry are helping... I have managed to halt the fall.
swimming  channel  weight
12 weeks ago
horizontal alignment - Fixed column-width table with text left-aligned in cells - TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange
\usepackage{array}
\usepackage{ragged2e}
\newcolumntype{P}[1]{>{\RaggedRight\hspace{0pt}}p{#1}}
latex  formatting  table  justification
12 weeks ago
Silicone Tally: How Hazardous Is the New Post-Teflon Rubberized Cookware - Scientific American
So while most of us will probably not have a problem with silicone cookware, those with chemical sensitivities might want to stay away until more definitive research has been conducted. In the meantime, cast iron and anodized aluminum cookware remain top choices for those concerned about harmful elements leaching into their cooked foods.
cookware  silicone
12 weeks ago
How can I name desktops/spaces in El Capitan? - Ask Different
There IS, actually, a way to name your spaces. SORT OF.

That is, you can't change the name that appears under them when you use Mission Control (which I will go on record saying is one of Apple's biggest mistakes--Spaces was a million times better, even though it too was crippled in some respects), but you can assign names to them and make it easier to tell them apart.

The trick is that you can assign different desktop images to each 'space' (now called a Desktop). This will help make them easier to tell apart. As far as naming, this will be a huge pain, and definitely not ideal. But a kludgey solution is all Apple leaves open to us. You have to put the name on the image. Yup, open an image editor and add some text on top of those lily pads, or that lion's head, or whatever.

Yes, that sucks if you'd like to regularly name and rename your spaces. But if you have a few that you use most of the time, you can create a few desktop images with the names on them, and just live with it. I wish I could give a better solution, but it's out of my control obviously. This is, unless someone discovers an as yet hidden setting somewhere in OS X, or until Apple realizes their mistake and fixes Mission Control, the best we can do.
mac  missioncontrol
january 2017
Longtable: page breaks within row possible? - TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange
pagebreaks inside a cell are in general not possible but you can work with a trick if you really need a break. However, it makes no sense if you have a lot of such tables or pagebreaks.

Set the long table as usual and have a look into the pdf output of the cell where a pagebreak maybe usefull. Now insert in that cell at the last word of that line

first col & ... some text\parfillskip=0pt \tabularnewline
& and the follwing text which is on the next page.
latex  formatting  table  longtable  pagebreak  workaround
january 2017
Using colours in LaTeX - ShareLaTeX, Online LaTeX Editor
The background colour of some text can also be \textcolor{red}{easily} set.
latex  formatting  font  color
january 2017
Proper cellpadding for all longtables wanted - TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange
\usepackage{etoolbox}
\AtBeginEnvironment{longtable}{\renewcommand\arraystretch{2}}
january 2017
How to make table split in two pages - TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange
To switch from a table/tabular combination to a longtable setup, only the following changes are required:

Terminate the \caption directive with a double backslash;
omit the \centering directive that's usually provided for tabular material.
latex  formatting  table  longtable
january 2017
Create a bold or italic column in a latex table or tabular environment | Thomas Abeel
The table below starts with a column that is left-aligned, then there is a a column that will be in bold and is centered and finally there is an italic column that is right-aligned.

\begin{table}
\begin{tabular}{l>{\bfseries}c>{\italic}r}
apple & red & round\\
melon & green & round\\
\end{tabular}
\caption{Some objects, their color and their shape.}
\end{table}

The key command to change the formatting of a whole column is:

>{\bfseries}

in front of the alignment in the column definition.
january 2017
Bold, italics and underlining - ShareLaTeX, Online LaTeX Editor
To make a text bold use \textbf command:

Some of the \textbf{greatest}
discoveries in science
latex  formatting  bold
january 2017
spacing - Column and row padding in tables - TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange
Vertical padding is possible in a global way using @Herbert's answer. That is, to redefine the array stretch factor <factor> using

\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{<factor>}
january 2017
Paragraph formatting - ShareLaTeX, Online LaTeX Editor
The default LATEX formatting is fine and makes documents quite readable, but it can be changed if you need a different looking document. This article explains how to change the paragraph and line spacing.
latex  formatting  paragraph
january 2017
Tables - ShareLaTeX, Online LaTeX Editor
Tables are common elements in most scientific documents, LATEX provides a large set of tools to customize tables, change the size, combine cells, change the colour of cells and so on. This article explains how.
latex  formatting  table
january 2017
BBC - personal service companies - Freelancers
The BBC has strengthened its rules around how and when we will hire somebody through a service company. We've done this to make sure that our rules are clear, and that they reflect our unique position and responsibility as a publicly-funded organisation.
In many cases, you will continue to be booked through your service company as long as the work that you are doing is self-employed.

The BBC will determine self-employment by checking that:

• the title of the job you are doing is listed on the Modus Operandi and any relevant conditions are met. More information about the Modus Operandi is available here.

• the HMRC employment questionnaire confirms that the work is self-employed. The BBC will complete the questionnaire for you.

If you don't meet one of these conditions, the BBC will still consider taking you on via your service company if this is appropriate. Please note, we will review the use of service companies on a regular basis to ensure that these engagements demonstrate self-employment.
tax  service  company
january 2017
What is wrong with my Marmalade recipe? It won’t set - Vivien Lloyd
Depending on the size of the batch, once the sugar has been added, the marmalade should set within 10 minutes. My small batches with yields of 2.25kg set within 5-7 minutes.
january 2017
Post Rescue Collapse or Afterdrop
The protocol for Coast Guard- removal and management of cold water extraction is horizontal positioning from Vertical removal. Holding the swimmer in a horizontal position has a greater recovery potential. If a swimmer becomes unconscious on removal it is vital to put them in a horizontal position

Watching the transport of swimmers in 2012 in Siberia when many distance swims were completed was exactly as we now understand. Many extreme swimmers were transferred to the sauna in complete horizontal position including Andrey Stoyev.
In Murmansk 2013 when I completed my first 1000m at 0 degree, the distance from the poolside to the sauna involved a lot of steps so those who could stay in the heated area by the pool for a few minutes to steady and then transferred with assistance. This also existed in 2015.
swimming  hypothermia
january 2017
Warming up after a cold water swim - Marathon Swimmers Forum
What are your tried -and-true ways of warming up after swimming in cold water? I've settled on dressing quickly and warmly, then jogging or playing on the beach. I also sometimes use hot drinks or soup, hot snapz, warming up in saunas or vehicles with the heat cranked up, lying in the sun if it's sufficiently strong, and hot tubs (I really enjoy that last one if I haven't gotten too chilled--otherwise they're too hot). What about you?
swimming  hypothermia
january 2017
Exercise in the Cold: Part II | The Science of Sport
Finally, there is evidence that humans actually increase their core temperature either acutely or chronically in response to repeated cold-water exposures. The net effect of this response is that they can then remain in a cold environment for much longer before suffering any detrimental effects of the exposure, such as decreased nerve conduction velocity and then shivering (and a loss of coordination as a result of that shivering). Simply put, they have more heat in their bodies, and together with the other adaptations we mentioned above it means they reach a critically low temperature much later than someone who is not adapted to the cold.
swimming  hypothermia
january 2017
Theresa May’s Brexit speech is Angela Merkel’s victory – here’s why
For those who have followed Merkel in her eleven years as German Kanzlerin there is sense of déjà vu about all this.  In negotiations over the Greek debt in 2011 and in 2015, as well as in her negotiations with German banks, in the wake of the global clash in 2008, Merkel played a waiting game; she let others reveal their hands first. The Germans even coined the word "merkeln", to describe the Chancellor’s favoured approach to negotiations.
brexit  merkel
january 2017
One tenth of dementia cases may be due to living near a highway | New Scientist
Living close to a motorway or highway may account for up to one in ten cases of dementia, according to a study of more than six million adults in Canada.

Tracking these people over a period of 11 years found a clear link between dementia incidence and living near a main road, comparable to the M1 or M4 in the UK, or major state or interstate highways in the US. Compared with those whose homes were more than 300 metres away from a busy road, people living within 50 metres of heavy traffic had a 7 per cent higher risk of developing dementia.
dementia  traffic
january 2017
How to avoid getting cold hands - Everest Expedition
You feel your hand starting to get cold (only 15 seconds to go until the crampon is on) – AND STOP. Get your mitt on before your hand gets any colder and start flexing / unflexing the fingers. Stay where you are as your crampon is only 2/3rds done up but by maintaining the circulation to your hand rather than having it cut off at least you haven’t got a cold hand. Once you are satisfied that you have rewarmed your hand enough then remove the mitt, pop it inside your jacket, do the zip up (or it will drop out when you bend over) and continue with the task at hand (so to speak) of attaching your crampon. Now it will only take another 15 seconds and you can start on the second crampon.
cold  hands  gloves  everest
january 2017
2004 Dow Porto Vintage Quinta do Bomfim - CellarTracker
Very dark and fresh. Seemed best 10minutes after opening when it was full of dark fruit and licorice. Three hours later it appeared difficult to grasp with no clearly defined character.
wine  port
january 2017
2004 Bodegas J.A. Calvo Casajus Ribera del Duero Antiguos Vinedos - CellarTracker
October 31, 2013 - Opaque purple. Black fruit, mineral, earth and oak nose. Dusty cherry and mineral flavor with a touch of clove. Plenty of fruit but on the lean end of the spectrum. Pretty much what you expect from Tempranillo. The tannins are prominent but not obtrusive. Very good and a fine match this evening for tortilla soup. It improved markedly with a couple of hours of air.
wine  duero
january 2017
What reference do i use to pay corporation tax over the counter at post office? | AccountingWEB
Easy when you know how

When making a CT payment, the reference should be in the 17-digit form 1234567890A001##A, where:

- 1234567890 is the company's UTR (which you should have on any correspondence from HMRC). NB: this doesn't include the 3-digit area code.

- ## is the accounting period reference, usually 1 higher than last year's reference, and is needed to credit the correct accounting period. Ultimately, you could pay to any accounting period and it will be transferred accordingly, so use "01" if you're not sure.

To pay over the counter you ideally need a payslip, as the account details are different to direct payment. If you're struggling, do a bank transfer to s/c 08-32-10 a/c 12001020 - doesn't matter whether you're Cumbernauld or Shipley - quoting the reference as above.
corporation  tax  reference
december 2016
Blaise Pascal - Wikiquote
Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n'ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.
I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.
Provincial Letters: Letter XVI (4 December 1656)
Literally: I made this [letter] very long only because I have not had the leisure to make it shorter.
Such statements have also been attributed to Mark Twain, T.S. Eliot, Cicero, and others besides, but this article at Quote Investigator concludes that Pascal's statement is likely the original source of the phrase.
quote  length
december 2016
The Smart Garden 9 is a self-contained kitchen garden for your “herbs” and vegetables | TechCrunch
When we last met Click & Grow they were selling a massive wall garden designed for indoor gardening. Their new product, called the Smart Garden, is a self-contained kit pod for growing fruits, vegetables, and “herbs” that costs $129 on Kickstarter The system is quite simple. You fill the water tank, place in small pods of soil, nutrients, and seeds and then turn it on. It’s automatically lit by a set of LEDs and all you have to do is raise the lights when the plants get too high. The entry level gets you all lettuce pods but there are also seedless pods so you can grow anything you want. gadget gardening herbs december 2016 The June Oven makes cooking an exact science | TechCrunch Nothing in my home costs$1,500, so it’s tough to get past the sticker shock. Price aside, the June Intelligent Oven stands up to the hype. It is a classy looking appliance. The fit and finish of the product is solid and you can tell just by looking at it that it’s high-end.

The appliance is aimed at busy folks who like homemade meals but don’t want to be chained to the kitchen. June is a helpful kitchen assistant that lets you go do your thing without the risk of burning the house down. It’s a safety net for cooking. It doesn’t save you time, but it offers peace of mind; guaranteeing that no matter how ambitious a meal is, all will be OK.
december 2016
Mous iPhone Cases With Airo Shock Protection | Indiegogo
Limitless is the newest range of iPhone cases by Mous. These cases utilize Airo Shock, an advanced smart-material engineered to offer the ultimate protection. Whether you drop your iPhone from your pocket or from 45ft, Limitless cases will protect your phone from breaking. All cases are made from real authentic materials like bamboo wood, black marble and kevlar and offer a range of one-touch magnetic accessories to add functionality. Every pre-order comes with a free one-touch mount.
phone  case
december 2016
Have you heard of Sway? The game is turning family time into something totally positive.
In looking for new games to play, however, they noticed a lack of options that left everyone feeling good at the end of the night. Popular indie card game Cards Against Humanity brands itself "the party game for horrible people" while other games like Risk or Monopoly pit players against each other. Even games like Pandemic that require player collaboration to win can be kind of a downer at a time when Zika and Ebola have been part of the global conversation.
game
december 2016
Kahlil Gibran On Children
On Children by Kahlil Gibran

They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
poem  children
december 2016
Ears, hands or eyes | TechCrunch
Even before smartwatches, I did not wear a watch. I did not buy an Apple Watch or Pebble, despite the cool factor, even though I always upgrade to the latest iPhone as soon as it comes out and the lines subside.

I don’t like the way watches feel on my wrist; more importantly, I don’t get real value from a watch. Unless you are in the Army like my son, where a G-Shock is the preferred timepiece, there are (and for a long time have been) clocks on the wall everywhere. And there are phones with the time and date in every pocket.

Needless to say, the graph below about the decline in smartwatch sales is no surprise to me.
tech  wearable  watch  trend
december 2016

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