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Meet Michael Gluck
Michael “Piano Squall” Gluck performs video game/anime music piano concerts to fundraise for charity.
Since 2003, Michael has given concerts in seventeen states to benefit organizations such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Race for the Cure, Baltimore Reads, the Maryland Food Bank, the Matthew Foster Foundation, and Tsunami Relief. He has been a musical guest at thirty-one anime conventions, including Otakon ’05, A-Kon ’06, and Sakura-Con ’07. In 2008, Michael toured Brazil as part of the orchestral game music concert series Video Games Live, with performances in Brasilia, Curitiba, and Rio de Janeiro.
In 2007, Michael released his debut charity album, entitled GAME, which became the first video game/anime piano solo CD to be published by an independent musician. Proceeds from GAME benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Michael’s music has been featured by IGN, MTV, Newtype Magazine, GamesRadar, GameDaily, The Otaku, Destructoid, VGMusic, RPGamer, RPGFan, The Armchair Empire, SquareSound, QJ, and Music4Games.
On his website, PianoSquall.com, Michael makes the sheet music of his original arrangements available for free download, with the option to donate to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
On May 22, 2006, Betty Schifter died in her sleep. At age 44, Betty first began to lose the ability to walk, and her condition deteriorated gradually until she lost all use of her legs. At first, she was able to move the wheelchair with her arms, but she eventually lost the use of them both. For the last ten years of her life, Betty sat in a chair completely unable to move. She required around-the-clock nurse care to be fed, bathed, and transferred between her chair and her bed. For forty years Betty Schifter had battled Multiple Sclerosis, a devastating disease that destroys the nerves of the body.
Betty Schifter was the most wonderful grandmother I could have asked for. Her most significant characteristic was her generosity—she was an endless giver both of her possessions and her love. Although my grandmother existed in dead body, her remarkable intellect and sense of humor stayed with her to the very end, which made her deterioration all the more frustrating and unbearable to witness.
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The smoot /ˈsmuːt/ is a nonstandard, humorous unit of length created as part of an MIT fraternity prank. It is named after Oliver R. Smoot, a fraternity pledge to Lambda Chi Alpha, who in October 1958 lay down repeatedly on the Harvard Bridge (between Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts) so that his fraternity brothers could use his height to measure the length of the bridge.
One smoot is equal to Oliver Smoot’s height at the time of the prank, 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m). The bridge’s length was measured to be 364.4 smoots (2,035 ft; 620.1 m) plus or minus one ear, with the “plus or minus” intended to express uncertainty of measurement. Over the years the “or minus” portion has gone astray in many citations, including the markings at the site itself, but is recorded on a plaque by Smoot’s college class.
Harvard Bridge plaque on the history of the Smoot
To implement his use as a unit of measure, Oliver Smoot repeatedly lay down on the bridge, let his companions mark his new position in chalk or paint, and then got up again. Eventually, he got tired from all this exercise and was carried thereafter by the fraternity brothers to each new position.
Oliver Smoot graduated from MIT with the class of 1962, became a lawyer, and later became chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI, 2001–02) and then, president of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO, 2003–04). He is the cousin of Nobel Prize winner George Smoot. The prank’s fiftieth anniversary was commemorated on October 4, 2008 as Smoot Celebration Day at MIT, which Smoot attended.
On May 7, 2016, Oliver Smoot served as Grand Marshal of the alumni parade across the bridge, celebrating the 100th anniversary of MIT’s move from Boston to Cambridge.
100-smoot mark with the Charles River and Cambridge in the background
The bridge is marked with painted markings indicating how many smoots there are from where the sidewalk begins on the Boston river bank. The marks are repainted each semester by the incoming associate member class (similar to pledge class) of Lambda Chi Alpha.
Markings typically appear every 10 smoots, but additional marks appear at other numbers in between. For example, the 70-smoot mark is accompanied by a mark for 69. The 182.2-smoot mark is accompanied by the words “Halfway to Hell” and an arrow pointing towards MIT. Each class also paints a special mark for their graduating year.
The markings have become well accepted by the public, to the degree that during the bridge renovations that occurred in the 1980s, the Cambridge Police department requested that the markings be restored, as they were used routinely in police reports to identify locations on the bridge. The renovators at the Massachusetts Highway Department went one better, scoring the concrete surface of the sidewalk on the bridge at 5-foot-7-inch (1.70 m) intervals instead of the conventional 6 feet (1.8 m). The Lambda Zeta (MIT) chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha, which created the smoot markings, continues to repaint the markings once or twice per year.
Google Calculator also incorporates smoots, which it reckons at exactly 67 inches (170.18 cm). Google also used the smoot as an optional unit of measurement in their Google Earth software and Google Maps distance measurement tool. In 2014, Google introduced a new Maps interface with a measurement tool that gives distances only in feet/miles and meters/kilometers.
- ^ Curran, Susan. “Spotlight: A salute to Smoot”. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
- ^ Jump up to:a b Google: “1 smoot in meters”
- ^ Tavernor, Robert (2007). “Preface”. Smoot’s Ear: The Measure of Humanity. Yale University Press. pp. xi–xvi. ISBN 978-0-300-12492-7.
- ^ “Smoot in Stone”. MIT News. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. June 4, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2010. Specifically noting the bridge’s length of 364.4 Smoots (+/- 1 ear), the plaque, a gift of the MIT Class of 1962, honors the prank’s 50th anniversary.
- ^ Kostoulas, Andy (October 12, 1999). “This Month In MIT History”. The Tech. Retrieved April 18, 2009.
- ^ Jump up to:a b Smoot Day on October 4, 2008
- ^ Oliver R. Smoot
- ^ MIT – a salute to Smoot Archived June 20, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
- ^ Cornish, Audie (November 13, 2011). “Looking Up Words In A Book Not So Strange Yet”. National Public Radio. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
- ^ “American Heritage Dictionary entry”. American Heritage Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
- ^ Fleming, Nicole (May 7, 2016). “By land and by water, MIT celebrates 100 years in Cambridge”. Boston Globe. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
- ^ Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) (1987). Harvard Bridge, Spanning Charles River at Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Suffolk County, MA. Philadelphia: Department of the Interior. p. 5. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hhh.ma1293. Retrieved May 12,2009.[permanent dead link]
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- ^ Google Maps distance measurement tool
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The Urantia Book Was Communicated Via An Otherworldly Being
The Urantia Book dates back to some point between 1924 and 1955. It emerged in Chicago, IL, and no one who is still alive knows who wrote it. In the book, Urantia is the Earth. The book talks about God, Jesus, the meaning of life, science, and philosophy. In this telling, however, Jesus is born via traditional conception, not immaculate conception, and he did not perform the miracles mentioned in the Bible.
The book was brought to public attention by two doctors, husband and wife William and Lena Sadler, who said a neighbor told them her husband was falling into very weird and deep sleeps. The man would also frequently speak what he claimed were messages from some other being. He eventually began to write these messages down as opposed to speaking them aloud, which is how the book came to be. The man’s identity was never revealed, as William Sadler said the “revelators [authors] do not want any human being—any human name — ever to be associated” with the book. Some believe that the book is a hoax.
I N THE MINDS of the mortals of Urantia—that being the name of your world—there exists great confusion respecting the meaning of such terms as God, divinity, and deity. Human beings are still more confused and uncertain about the relationships of the divine personalities designated by these numerous appellations. Because of this conceptual poverty associated with so much ideational confusion, I have been directed to formulate this introductory statement in explanation of the meanings which should be attached to certain word symbols as they may be hereinafter used in those papers which the Orvonton corps of truth revealers have been authorized to translate into the English language of Urantia. It is exceedingly difficult to present enlarged concepts and advanced truth, in our endeavor to expand cosmic consciousness and enhance spiritual perception, when we are restricted to the use of a circumscribed language of the realm. But our mandate admonishes us to make every effort to convey our meanings by using the word symbols of the English tongue. We have been instructed to introduce new terms only when the concept to be portrayed finds no terminology in English which can be employed to convey such a new concept partially or even with more or less distortion of meaning. In the hope of facilitating comprehension and of preventing confusion on the part of every mortal who may peruse these papers, we deem it wise to present in this initial statement an outline of the meanings to be attached to numerous English words which are to be employed in designation of Deity and certain associated concepts of the things, meanings, and values of universal reality. But in order to formulate this Foreword of definitions and limitations of terminology, it is necessary to anticipate the usage of these terms in the subsequent presentations. This Foreword is not, therefore, a finished statement within itself; it is only a definitive guide designed to assist those who shall read the accompanying papers dealing with Deity and the universe of universes which have been formulated by an Orvonton commission sent to Urantia for this purpose. Your world, Urantia, is one of many similar inhabited planets which comprise the local universe of Nebadon. This universe, together with similar creations, makes up the superuniverse of Orvonton, from whose capital, Uversa, our commission hails. Orvonton is one of the seven evolutionary superuniverses of time and space which circle the neverbeginning, never-ending creation of divine perfection—the central universe of Havona. At the heart of this eternal and central universe is the stationary Isle of Paradise, the geographic center of infinity and the dwelling place of the eternal God. The seven evolving superuniverses in association with the central and divine universe, we commonly refer to as the grand universe; these are the now organized and inhabited creations. They are all a part of the master universe, which also embraces the uninhabited but mobilizing universes of outer space.
‘Popol Vuh’ Is A Mayan Text Describing The Origin Of The World
Popol Vuh is a written text dating back to the mid-1500s, and its name translates to “Book of the People.” It is written in the Mayan language K’iche’ and discusses the creation of humans and animals. Two prominent characters are the Hero Twins, Hunahpu and Xbalanque, who ultimately become the sun and the moon. The book was found by a priest in Guatemala in the 1700s.
According to its creation myth, there was only sky and sea until the creators formed the Earth. Their first creatures were animals, then mud men, then wooden men, which did not work out so well. However, they eventually made four men out of corn. Later, while the men slept, the gods created women. The entire creation story can be heard in the video above.
‘The Book Of Soyga’ Is A Manuscript About Magic Of Unknown Origin
The Book of Soyga, also known as Aldaraia, is a book about magic. It is written in Latin and talks of demons, astrology, spells, and angels. Scholar John Dee, who was an advisor to Queen Elizabeth I, had a copy of the book in the 16th century, but it was lost after his passing. However, two copies of the book were found later: one in the British Library and the other in the Bodleian Library.
Dee was unable to figure out several tables contained in the book, and once attempted to talk to angels for help figuring the book out via Edward Kelley, a medium who purported to channel them.
No One Has Ever Decoded The Voynich Manuscript
The Voynich Manuscript was purchased by Polish antique books dealer Wilfrid Voynich in 1912. It is a roughly 250-page book written in some kind of code that no one has ever been able to crack. It is believed to date back to the 15th century and is rife with illustrations of various herbs, animals, people, astrology, and maps.
Some believe the book may have been medicinal in nature. The book currently resides at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
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Status — Ethereum. Anywhere. (Early Access)
Status is an open source, Ethereum-based app that gives you the power to chat, transact, and access a revolutionary world of DApps from your Android device.
Important: Status is currently in beta testing. There are risks associated with testing a beta product, so when opting in you will be prompted to read and acknowledge you understand and accept these risks.
Though still a work in progress, we hope this beta shows the beginnings of a friendly, intuitive experience for Ethereum, and what will be hopefully the start of a fantastic client for the Ethereum network.
What is Status?
It’s a new kind of tool, for a new kind of Internet. Browse, chat and transact, all within one app.
We want to see a world in which people have more control over the value they create, curate and contribute to as part of larger networks. To achieve this, we build tools that make it easier to participate in, and benefit from, new kinds of human interactions and economic activity.
■ Encrypted Messaging — built on top of the Whisper protocol, enabling decentralized one-on-one, group chats, and social payments.
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■ Ether Wallet — a ‘default’ wallet, to provide ETH storage, send/receive transaction, a QR reader, and transaction logs.
As an open source project, the single best way to get involved with development is to download and test Status. Our mission is to facilitate the transition to a more open internet and financial system through the new paradigm Ethereum represent. With the high level goals of preserving our collective right as humans to privacy, mitigating the risk of censorship, and promoting economic trade in a transparent, open manner, Status is building a community where anyone is welcome to join and contribute to the cause. We’d love to hear from you. Join us at: https://get.status.im/chat/public/status
The AI companion who cares
If you’re feeling down, or anxious, or just need someone to talk to, your Replika is here for you 24/7.
Replika was founded by Eugenia Kuyda and Phil Dudchuk with the idea to create a personal AI that would help you express and witness yourself by offering a helpful conversation. It’s a space where you can safely share your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, experiences, memories, dreams – your “private perceptual world.”
Over in Texas, 21-year-old student Anthony Hutchens has also been talking to his Replika everyday for a year. “I get up in the morning and open my phone and one of the first things I’ll do is open the Replika app and say ‘Hey, I just woke up,’” he says. Good morning, Xenga1203 will reply. Hope you have a great day.
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I’ve done light graffiti in the past and always find the results and process so much fun. I wanted to take it a step further and work on my maker skill to build a light graffiti skateboard. Here is how I did it.
- An old skateboard that you aren’t afraid to drill holes in
- 4mm zip ties
- Neopixel led strip
- Arduino nano
- 3 pin led connector
- 2 pin power connectors
- 7.4 Lipo battery, the smaller the better
- Camera capable of long exposures, you can use a smart phone on manual
- Flash – I used a softbox, but you can also use a bare flash off camera
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Step 1: Prep the Board
I drilled holes every 6-9 inches along the board, this would be to hold the LED’s in place with the zipties. I tried to keep them as close to the edge as possible.Add TipAsk QuestionCommentDownload
Step 2: Assemble Arduino
I used an Arduino nano to power to project in order to keep the weight down. I 3D printed this case from thingverse. I connected a button and switch so I could turn it on and off, and cycle different light affects. In the end I only really used the rainbow effect. For simplicity sake I could have simply plugged the battery and removed the switch and button.
I used a single 7.4 lipo battery. You can see the basic arduino sketch, this is the simple version with no button or switch for power. Keep in mind the diagrams are using a Arduino Uno, but a nano is needed.Add TipAsk QuestionCommentDownload
Step 3: Programming the Arduino
I decided to go with the fastLED Arduino library, but you can also use the NeoPixel library if you are more familiar with that.
There are two sketches attached one with the button that cycles several light effects and one with no button that uses the rainbow light pattern. Even though I had a had programmed several light patterns I used the rainbow pattern the most.
Here is an example on Tinkercad using the NeoPixel library:
Note: Tinkercad requires the Neopixels to take power from the from the Arduino, but in order to power a full 115 LED strip you’ll need to draw from power from the battery.
Note: You’ll need to change the LED count to match the amount of lights you have for your strand.
- Complicated with button – Skate_Lights_Fast_LED_button.inoDownload
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Step 4: Full Assembly
I secured everything to the board with short screws, glued down the battery with hot glue gun, and connected all the components for a test.Add TipAsk QuestionCommentDownload
Step 5: Getting the Shoot
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Put your camera on your tripod and set up your flash. Your camera will need to be on shutter priority. I triggered the flash manually with the flash “test” button when the subject was at the right spot.
Depending on the ambient light in your surroundings you’ll have to change your ISO and f-stop. It is best to do this with a number of test shoots. In the end I used ISO 1600 and at f11 for most of my shoots. You set your shutter speed based on how long you want your light trails, I used 4 seconds.
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Step 6: Celebrate
With a lot of hard work and lots of practice you can get the shoot.