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Nicholas Bannister-Andrews
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Search engine humor. LOL!
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I know a couple of people who would love/need this.
 
When your couch has a cat tunnel built in, it's pretty much assured that you'll never get your reading done. It's pettins time ALL of the time.

How to: http://j.mp/NffUxU
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Holy crap! I would LOVE that couch!
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Whoa!
 
[TECHNOLOGY]

The Emperor 1510 Computer Workstation (Picture Below) is the future of high-end home and office computer work environments. The Emperor offers functionalities that enable the user to experience unprecedented comfort and quasi total immersion through strategically positioned monitors, audio system and accessories. There's also a luxury model, the Emperor 200 which is like the G450 Business Jet equivalent of where ever you normally sit to surf the interwebs, but is oddly more expensive than actually chartering a private flight.

The built-in monitor mount allows for up to three 24″ screens, and the built in LED lights in the upper structure provide ideal lighting without causing a glare. There’s an adjustable keyboard tray for your ergonomic pleasure, and the seat controls allow for tilting, lifting, lowering, twisting, turning, and any other relevant verbs you could associate with internet usage.

A series of various inputs and outputs accommodate your Mac, PC, or favorite gaming console, and the audio control pod makes adjusting the levels of the built-in Bose sound system convenient and simple.

All you need now is about $6,000 for the Emperor 1510 and $45,000 for the Emperor 200, plus shipping, mmm...slightly worried that the shipping cost could be overpriced though :P
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I like this, but there does need to be some balance; constructive criticism is OK. Can't stand it when comments become weighted down with personal attacks, "facism", "Nazis", etc. Gross.
 
words to live by, i think :)
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Interesting....
 
FWIW, this matches my own experience as a CEO and business owner. Tax rates have never influenced my business decisions. In order to pay business taxes, you have to have profits. If you believe enough in your business, you reinvest in your business, and so you don't have all that much profit to tax.  If you have so much profit that you can't find enough things to invest in, taxes are hardly the problem that tax-cut believers would make out.

Taxes hurt, and I don't like to pay them any more than the next guy, but so does exercise, and many other things that we do because we're smarter than to think that what feels good is the right thing.
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Hahah! Awesome!
 
This is the tissue holder that sits at my desk at work.  I made it back when I worked at Apple, where I kept it on my desk. It got a lot of laughs and fun comments from people who would visit.

One day, however, a Very Senior Person in sales walked by my desk, saw it, and just about lost their shit, so it went into storage for a while.  Some people take themselves too seriously :-)

#MacCube #awesomeness   #retro   #tissue  
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Best shots of the Sun (through super dark sunglasses) of the Venus transit. (can't see Venus...sorry).
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Sweet.
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Smallest rotary motor in biology, the ATP synthase. All the work done in your body is fueled by breaking a chemical bond in ATP, the “currency of energy”. Did you know that you convert your body weight (or an estimated 50 kg) of ATP per day?!

Where does this ATP come from? It is synthesized by an incredibly sophisticated molecular machine, the ATP synthase, embedded in the inner membrane of our mitochondria. Energy from the oxidation of food results in protons being pumped across the membrane to create a proton gradient. The protons drive the rotation of a circular ring of proteins in the membrane that in turn move a central shaft. The shaft interacts sequentially with one of 3 catalytic sites within a hexamer, making ATP (little butterflies in the movie!). The ATP synthase rotates about 150 times/second

To visualize the rotation under a microscope, a very long fluorescent rod (actin filament) was chemically attached to the central shaft. Watch real movies (not animations!) of the enzyme spinning here: http://www.k2.phys.waseda.ac.jp/F1movies/F1long.htm

Notice the rotation is slower with longer rods. The rotor produces a torque of 40 pN nm (40 pico Newtons x nanometer), irrespective of the load. This would be the force you would need to rotate a 500 m long rod while standing at the bottom of a large swimming pool at the rate shown in the movie.

How did this amazing rotor evolve? The hexameric structure is related to DNA helicases that rotate along the DNA double helix, using ATP to unzip the two strands apart. The H+ motor has precedence in flagella motors that use proton gradients to drive rotation of long filaments, allowing bacteria to tumble through their surroundings. At some point, a H+ driven motor came together with a helicase like hexamer to create a rotor driving the hexamer in reverse, to synthesize ATP.

The 1997 Nobel prize in Chemistry was awarded to John Walker and Paul Boyer for solving the structure and cyclical mechanism of the ATP synthase, respectively. This amazing enzyme was also the subject of my own Ph.D. thesis, and my first love!

For #ScienceSunday curated by +Allison Sekuler and +Robby Bowles .
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Front-End/Web Developer/Programmer
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HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript; Python, Java, C#;
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  • Freelance
    Front-End Web Developer, 2012 - present
    Worked on simple and complex web sites for organizations large and small; Worked remotely for a agricultural technology company based in San Diego; Some design work; Mostly CSS and Javascript programming; Tiny bit of C#
  • The Auri Group
    Web Programming - Front-End, 2010 - 2012
    Refactored/reorganized 1000’s of lines of Javascript into modules; commented code; reduced number of lines of code by > 60%; Styled several complicated websites from scratch from Photoshop documents; Created customized Wordpress sub-themes for several websites; Modified Wordpress plugins to better suit clients' needs Discussed issues with clients, in-person, through email, and over the phone Resident CSS & Javascript/jQuery expert; asked to help debug CSS and Javascript Researched and fixed browser-specific bugs (CSS & Javascript) Helped create apps (native and web) for both the Android and iOS platforms
  • Indiana University
    Web Programmer, 1999 - 2009
    Involved in designing and programming Web-based survey and intranet/extranet applications; Managed and programmed optical data capture for paper questionnaires; Designed the National Survey of Student Engagement web and paper questionnaires for 2000-2007; Facilitated distributed classroom sessions for the U.S. National Park Service; Designed and programmed a custom web application for the National Park Service training program; Supported co-workers with computer and technology issues;
  • WonderLab Museum of Health, Science and Technology
    Volunteer Web Developer, 1996 - 2004
    Maintained and updated website content; Assisted in the redesign of the web site on multiple occasions; Transferred the web site to a new host;
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