UK weather: Britain braces for 70mph winds and persistent rain – but there’s hope for Easter weekend sun


All we are saying is give peace a chance.

Originally posted on Metro:

Britain is bracing for gale force winds of up to 70mph in some places this week, the Met Office has warned.

Persistent rain will accompany howling gales as the week kicks off to a dreary start.

Tomorrow, cloud will sweep in from the west and bring with it heavy showers.

‘Most of us will wake up to a pretty bright start after the unpleasant day today – but it won’t last,’ said a Met Office spokesman.

Boo to rain (Picture: Met Office) Boo to rain (Picture: Met Office)

‘Tuesday stays windy. It’s slightly colder as cold air is dragged in and there will be quite a few scattered showers.

‘As it’s cold we will see some sleet and snow in the hills far north.’

Temperatures will linger around an average of 10C and winds of 70mph are forecast to smash the north of England.

Grim conditions continue to dominate as the week presses on – but…

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Patients with Tremor Benefit from NINDS-funded “Smart Spoon”


Maybe this will post a more complete version.

Originally posted on NINDS blogs:

The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. Mostly when we think of that last part, about reducing burden, we think about translating basic neuroscience research into pharmaceuticals, implantable devices, and other treatments such as gene therapy or stem cell therapy. However, reducing burden is not always accomplished through clinical intervention. Sometimes it simply means restoring happiness, comfort, or dignity to suffering patients.

Recently, a new product funded in part by NINDS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants has hit the market with the potential to reduce the burden of nearly 11 million individuals worldwide with essential tremor (ET), Parkinson’s disease, and related disorders. Individuals with these disorders experience persistent tremors—or rhythmic shaking—throughout their body, though sufferers of ET shake mostly in their hands. The new product, called the Liftware Stabilizer…

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Patients with Tremor Benefit from NINDS-funded “Smart Spoon”

Reminds me of Army training solutions:

Patients with Tremor Benefit from NINDS-funded “Smart Spoon”.

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With Traction But Out Of Cash, 4chan Founder Kills Off Canvas/DrawQuest


I know that it’s old news, but there are some important business lessons in this, and Poole (aka Moot) depicts the window through which it is necessary to shoot very accurately.

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

“There’s a lot of glorification of startups and being a founder. People brush the failures under the rug, but that’s the worst thing you can do. You kind of have to face it head on,” says moot aka Christopher Poole. So rather than raise more money for his remix artist community Canvas and game DrawQuest, later today he’ll announce they’re closing. “No soft-landing, no aqui-hire, just ‘shutting down’ shutting down.”

[Update: DrawQuest and Canvas have now published blog posts confirming this article and telling their users what’s going on. Moot has also penned his own eulogy for his startup, and will be writing more in the future in hopes of educating other entrepreneurs.

In a touching part of his post-mortem, moot opens up saying “Few in business will know the pain of what it means to fail as a venture-backed CEO. Not only do you fail your employees, your…

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Fantastic Story Tellers: The Artwork of James Gurney and James Christensen


Barbara Woodward pointed out the Court Of Faeries to me: I often forward faerie form and legend to Jenni Sassi.

Originally posted on kasiejb:

The theme of my virtual exhibit is fantasy, and it features some of the works of James Gurney and James Christensen.

James C. Christensen is an American artist. He was born in September of 1946, and grew up in Culver City, California. He attended Brigham Young University and the University of California at Lost Angeles. He taught art professionally for over 20 years. Christensen works with a variety of mediums, in addition to his paintings, he also creates etchings and porcelain and bronze statues. He has also created five books and a series of interactive journals. Many of his works are influenced by myths, fables, and legends, but many of his works also portray biblical stories as well. [1]

I’ve been familiar with Christensen’s artwork from a very young age, because he co-authored (along with Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster [3]) and illustrated one of my favorite books…

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My comment on an answer to What is a coder’s worst nightmare?

My comment on an answer to What is a coder's worst nightmare? :

My comment on an answer to What is a coder’s worst nightmare?

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What are the top 10 websites computer science students must visit?

Answer by Muhamed Halilovic:

1. GitHub
2. Stack Overflow
3. Khan Academy
5. topcoder
6. Hacker News
7. No Excuse List
9. Memory Improvement Tips – How to Improve Your Memory

ps. I added explanations as per request in the comments.

1. GitHub – thousands of projects with their code, examples, etc. – invaluable for your projects, school, work or life as a software/CS engineer.

2. Stack Overflow – answers to thousands of questions on all kinds of topics related to programming, work, math, software, etc. (You can also answer, and it has Careers 2.0 (invitation only after you answer and gain points) similar to LinkedIn which you can leverage to find software/cs jobs).

3. Khan Academy – math, statistics, economics – everything you missed out on in college and high-school and wanted to re-learn, re-visit, etc.

4. – has easy-to-follow tutorials on major topics in programming and cs concepts, which you can cover in hours and literally be an expert in amongst your peers.

5. TopCoder – MONEY, recommendations, algorithms, experience (I wish I knew about TopCoder while in College). There is rarely a website that can do so much for you as TopCoder can.

6. Hacker News – The only place you need to follow when it comes to latest news on technology, whats hot, whats cooking, etc. Thats the place where all other hackers come to get and post the news.

7. No Excuse List – This lists out all the major places on the web for courses, materials, and other stuff CS people need and basically empowers you to learn anything and everything you ever needed/wanted. You simply have no excuse anymore as to why you didn't know or learn something.

8. – Place to learn economics/buisness/job/work terminology and about starting your business, organizing your time, people skills, people management and utilizing your knowledge to finally start making money out of it. All sorts of tools and general knowledge which you will need at some point in your life. Everything you should know about business, management and stuff that no one teaches you at college, but you find out you really need to know later on in life when you want to create your own startup/business or as such.

9. Memory Improvement Tips – How to Improve Your Memory – website you need to learn about your brain and how to improve your focus, memory, etc – website I would use in combination with this book: Your Memory : How It Works and How to Improve It: Kenneth L. Higbee Ph.D.: 9781569246290: Books – it teaches you how to memorize, what affects your memory, focus, etc. I wish I knew about these things in college. If you follow what is taught in this – you could probably become sort of an "Einstein" in your college/school as well later on when you start working.

10. – The place where you find out about answers like this one :).

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