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This does not work the way. I don't want something to figure out what I say, I want to have something like bash do what I tell it to do. And as known, if you do the wrong thing it does the wrong thing, and if you do something really stupid so does bash. That still works better for me, then doing something at random it thinks is a good thing to do even though I may not quite know what I have told it to do.

I suspect someone will think this is a wonderful thing.
 
Fish: A better alternative to Bash in Linux?
Also in today's open source roundup: A review of KShutdown, and the differences between AMOLED and LCD displays for Android smartphones explained
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My biggest gripe after only a few minutes is that the emacs editing commands are totally screwed up.   Meta-f doesn't get me to the end of the first word.   Meta-b doesn't get me back a word.  Sorry I'm not going to type Ctrl-f and Ctrl-b repeatedly to get there.    Ctrl-P and Ctrl-N do nothing.  Get the editing commands right or get out.   Uninstalling.
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Panoramic View Of The Entire Near-Infrared Sky

This panoramic view of the entire near-infrared sky reveals the distribution of galaxies beyond the Milky Way.

The image is derived from the 2MASS Extended Source Catalog (XSC)- more than 1.5 million galaxies- and the Point Source Catalog (PSC)- nearly 0.5 billion Milky Way stars. The galaxies are color coded by redshift (numbers in parentheses) obtained from the UGC, CfA, Tully NBGC, LCRS, 2dF, 6dFGS, and SDSS surveys (and from various observations compiled by the NASA Extragalactic Database), or photo-metrically deduced from the K band (2.2 μm).

Blue/purple are the nearest sources (z < 0.01); green are at moderate distances (0.01 < z < 0.04) and red are the most distant sources that 2MASS resolves (0.04 < z < 0.1).
The map is projected with an equal area Aitoff in the Galactic system (Milky Way at center).

The location of the Great Attractor is shown following the long blue arrow at bottom-right.

► Source>>
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Attractor#/media/File:2MASS_LSS_chart-NEW_Nasa.jpg

Further reading

► Structure and Dynamics in the Local Universe>>
http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=AS04050.pdf

► Aitoff projection>>
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aitoff_projection

► Redshift>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshift

#universe, #local_universe, #Near_Infrared_Sky, #2MASS_Extended_Source_Catalog, #great_attractor, #NASA_Extragalactic_Database
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This is most definitely not something I regularly use, but I have used both 12 and 14 a few times for various reasons and I believe this does work exactly as expected. Hope this is useful for people who like to set things up that way.
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I am most interested in nouns for things that don't work, but this general information is interesting and possibly me give some ideas on improving after damage has occurred.
 
By studying stroke victims who have lost the ability to spell, researchers have pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we write words. In the latest issue of the journal Brain, Johns Hopkins University neuroscientists link basic spelling difficulties for the first time with damage to seemingly unrelated regions of the brain, shedding new light on the mechanics of language and memory. Read more: bit.ly/1PhMy1H
 
Left: A composite image showing the brain lesions of people with spelling difficulty after strokes. Right: An image of a healthy brain depicting the regions typically active during spelling.

Publication: Neural bases of orthographic long-term memory and working memory in dysgraphia. Brain, 2015. doi: 10.1093/brain/awv348
Image credit: Johns Hopkins University
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Drug Prevents Age Related Brain Changes in Rats

As brain cells age they lose the fibers that receive neural impulses, a change that may underlie cognitive decline. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine recently found a way to reverse this process in rats.

The research will appear in Journal of Neuroscience.

#aging #neurology
As brain cells age they lose the fibers that receive neural impulses, a change that may underlie cognitive decline. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine recently found a way to reverse
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if I'm alive when this is released in a hundred years, I'd buy some. 
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This article is related to virtual hardware for networks, and may be useful for many ways including Linux but not in any way limited to Linux.
 
Many organizations have adopted a fine-grained network segmentation approach for their datacenter networks in response to the increase in attackers moving freely within their enterprise data center perimeters. This approach wraps security controls around much smaller groups of resources – often a small group of virtualized resources or individual VMs. Learn more: Data Center Micro-Segmentation – Software Defined Data Center Approach for a “Zero Trust” Security Strategy http://vmw.re/1NMM1Tf 
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This is something most people don't want to use, until this not only has a way to know the brain is rotting but has developed away too slow or actually reverse the problem.
Marcus Fidel originally shared to Neuroscience (Discussion):
 
The wave of the future...
Team suggests a routine blood test can reveal Alzheimer's risk and IQ measurements -
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yeah that is interesting study I know it because by living in a bad for a smart individual to live country I feel it every day.
I actually got sort of ADD from all of the annoyance I have from stupid people and not having a good and enough chance to regularly normally develop my own carrier in this country.
Serbia is the Hell on Earth for normal people.
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For people who are using raspberry here is a newer version which has a lot of interesting small fixes.
Updated images are available for NOOBS (1.6.0) and Raspbian (2016-02-03). Existing system can simply be updated in place.
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I will avoid making comments about WV and the things that work one way when the government checks it to see about pollution and others when they check the gas places.
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There was discussion saying that it would take up to five years to develop a new way to fight the Zika problem, finding another way to solve the problem within a few weeks is certainly going to save thousands if not millions of children.
 
"It shows that Wolbachia blocks Zika in an almost identical way, so where we've put it out to block dengue the mosquito populations are also resistant to Zika."
Australian scientists may soon be at the forefront of the fight against the Zika virus in South America, using a biological control designed to combat dengue fever.
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This makes much more sense to me than killing mosquitos and disrupting the food chain of many other organisms.  If Wolbachia can disrupt several members of the Flavivirus family, much suffering will be reduced.  I'm very glad that this research has been pursued over the last decade.
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If you care what I said at some length take a look at the picture from Cote.
 
Artist : Ivan Shishkin (Russian , 1831 - 1898) 
Title : Forest .«Лес».
Date : 1880
Medium : oil on canvas
Dimensions : Height: 83 cm (32.7 in). Width: 110 cm (43.3 in).
Inscriptions : Signed (lower right).
Current location : Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts , Russia.

Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin ( Ива́н Ива́нович Ши́шкин; 25 January 1832 - 20 March 1898) was a Russian landscape painter closely associated with the Peredvizhniki movement.
Shishkin was born in Yelabuga of Vyatka Governorate (today Republic of Tatarstan), and graduated from the Kazan gymnasium. Then he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture for four years. After that, he attended the Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts from 1856 to 1860, and graduated with the highest honours and a gold medal. He received the imperial scholarship for his further studies in Europe.
Five years later Shishkin became a member of the Imperial Academy in St. Petersburg and was professor of painting from 1873 to 1898. At the same time, Shishkin headed the landscape painting class at the Highest Art School in St. Petersburg.
For some time, Shishkin lived and worked in Switzerland and Germany on scholarship from the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts. On his return to Saint Petersburg, he became a member of the Circle of the Itinerants and of the Society of Russian Watercolorists. He also took part in exhibitions at the Academy of Arts, the All Russian Exhibition in Moscow (1882), the Nizhniy Novgorod (1896), and the World Fairs (Paris, 1867 and 1878, and Vienna, 1873). Shishkin's painting method was based on analytical studies of nature. He became famous for his forest landscapes, and was also an outstanding draftsman and a printmaker.
Ivan Shishkin owned a dacha in Vyra, south of St. Petersburg. There he painted some of his finest landscapes. His works are notable for poetic depiction of seasons in the woods, wild nature, animals and birds. He died in 1898, in St. Petersburg, Russia, while working on his new painting.
A minor planet 3558 Shishkin, discovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Zhuravlyova in 1978 is named after him.
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Artist : Fyodor Vasilyev (Russian , 1850 - 1873) 
Title : After a Thunderstorm .«После грозы» 
Date : 1868
Medium : oil on canvas
Dimensions : 53,5 x 45. cm.
Current location : Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

Fyodor Alexandrovich Vasilyev (Фёдор Александрович Васильев, 1850 - 1873) was a Russian landscape painter who introduced the lyrical landscape style in Russian art.

Fyodor Vasilyev was born in Gatchina to a low-level government official, Alexander Vasilyevich Vasilyev, and Olga Emelyanova Polyntseva on 22 February N.S. 1850. His parents married four years later, so he was always considered an illegitimate child. Feodor had to earn his living from the age of 12 - he worked as a mailman, scribe, and assistant to a restorer of pictures. After his father’s death, he became the sole supporter of the family.
In 1863, he managed to enter the evening classes of the School of Painting at the Society for Promotion of Artists (Russian: Школа Поощрения Художеств). While at school, Vasilyev got acquainted with many painters, who took care of him.
In 1866 famous landscape painter Ivan Shishkin fell in love with Feodor's sister Evgenia Vassilyev. Shishkin became acquainted with Feodor and started to teach him landscape painting. From July to November 1867 Shishkin and Vassilyev worked together on island of Valaam. Some places on Valaam were subjects of both artist's paintings. Later Shishkin introduced Feodor to Ivan Kramskoi, Ilya Repin, and art collectors Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov and Pavel Sergeevich Stroganov. Later Vasilyev became a major competitor to Ivan Shishkin and the latter was often accused of using intrigues and administrative influence trying to win over Vasilyev on different art competitions.

In Vasilyev’s early works, such as After a Thunderstorm (1868), Near a Watering Place (1868) and others, one can feel the influence of the Barbizon school; it affected his art but never resulted in a non-creative borrowing of the motifs. Though, at first, Vasilyev was somewhat inferior technically to the Barbizon painters, most critics agree that he eventually found his own way of handling the subject. After a Rain (1869) and After a Rain. Country Road exceed in many respects the Barbizon stormy scenes in their expressiveness and deeply national sound.
In 1870, Vasilyev traveled on the Volga with Ilya Repin, the picture Volga View. Barges(1870) was a great success. In 1870 he became a member of Peredvizhniki movement (one of the original twenty members).
In 1871, Vasilyev painted Thaw (1871), which made him famous immediately. The tzar family's (Prince Alexander, future Alexander III of Russia), ordered a copy, and the Society for Promotion of Artists awarded him first prize. Later Prince Alexander's copy was exponated on the 1872 London World Fair and won a medal. Vasilyev was admitted, as an intern, to the Imperial Academy of Arts (which, among other things, gave him an exception from conscription to the Army).

The "boy genius", as he was called in the artistic circles of Russia, had no time to enjoy his popularity - he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and had to leave St. Petersburg forever. He moved to Crimea. The Society for Promotion of Artists sponsored his stay there, but he was obliged to pay with his paintings.
Vasilyev could not get used to the new scenery. He went on to paint the Russian plains; his works, such as his masterpiece Wet Meadow (1872), were done from memory, old sketches and his imagination. After some time Vasilyev started to draw Crimea, gradually beginning to feel the attraction to its mountain views. Mountains of Crimea (1873) was an outstanding work and the last work of the artist.
He died in Yalta on October 6 N.S. 1873 at the age of 23. His posthumous exhibition in Saint Petersburg was a great success, and all his works were sold prior to the exhibition. His works had a strong influence on the next generation of Russian landscape painters. Nikolai Ge said, He discovered for us the Sky. Many art historians emphasize Fedor Vasilyev's influence on Isaac Levitan, Valentin Serov, Viktor Borisov-Musatov.
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I am a semi-retired computer person (programming, system administration, security, backups, networking), still CTO of a company my late wife and I started with a friend in 1979.

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