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Researchers have found evidence that suggests that drinking a small amount of whiskey could help protect people against coronary heart disease
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Saturday Night Live - 40th Anniversary Special
And in breaking news, "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead..." - Bill Murray reprising old Weekend Update bit during an "In Memoriam" segment
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The Alpine Vision Gran Turismo, fruit of the collective imagination of the designers and engineers

The Alpine of the 21st Century is creeping gradually closer. The wait may seem interminable to the more impatient fans, but at least there is plenty going on in the meantime! 

In motor racing, for example, the Alpine A450 prototype collected European endurance racing titles in 2013 and 2014, as well as a podium finish in the LM P2 class in last June’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Now, as the brand’s 60th anniversary festivities get under way, the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo heralds a new chapter in the make’s revival. Polyphony Digital Inc. – developers of PlayStation®’s Gran Turismo game – proposed the challenge of creating a new ‘virtual’ car in July 2013 and the teams at Alpine turned their attention to the project with the same passion, enthusiasm and rigour as they are committing to the upcoming new road car.

While the brief submitted to the designers was, well, brief, it included one specific stipulation in comparison with their usual creations. The key focuses of the concept car needed to be the rear end and the cockpit, simply because they are the most popular views in motor sport video games.

Even so, our tour begins with the front of the car, which bears a striking resemblance to the A110. The sloping V-shaped bonnet is enhanced by a central crease and, in another nod to the 1960s, the cross-shaped LED lights recall the black tape that was used to protect the additional lights fitted to the Berlinette rally cars. These references to the past blend in seamlessly with an undeniably modern aerodynamic package that includes a splitter designed to channel airflow along the body sides. It also provides a glimpse of the suspension wishbones. Openings in the bonnet expose the orange struts which are located horizontally at the top of the chassis.

The car’s profile awakens other memories. Large air intakes direct the flow that escapes behind the front wheels and accentuate the narrow form of the body. Complementing the overall harmony, the long lateral rear fins call to mind the A210s and A220s which shone so brilliantly at Le Mans, achieving victory in the 24-hour race’s Efficiency Index class in 1966.

The wheels alone are eloquent of the fusion of present and past. The design of the rims – inspired by those fitted to the A110s – is sufficiently open to reveal the impressive brake callipers, painted in orange or blue, depending on the version.

The appeal of the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo is further enhanced by its open cockpit. The driver sits on the right, a design typical of sport-prototype cars given that the majority of circuits – not least of which Le Mans – run in a clockwise direction.

Alpine Vision Gran Turismo Tech Data:

CHASSIS
Type: carbon monocoque
Suspension: double wishbones, pushrods, adjustable spring/damper assemblies

ENGINE
Position: mid-rear
Type: V8
Cubic capacity: 4,494cc
Maximum power: 450hp at 6,500rpm
Maximum torque: 580Nm at 2,000rpm
Maximum engine speed: 7,500rpm
Top speed: 320kph

TRANSMISSION
Seven-speed sequential gearbox
Rear-wheel drive

BRAKES
Front: 390mm x 32mm vented discs with six-pot callipers
Rear: 355mm x 32mm vented discs with four-pot callipers

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
Weight: 900kg
Weight distribution: 47 / 53
Fuel tank: 75 litres
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Avocado a day keeps the doctor away... and apparently the love handles! #healthy   #healthyliving   #healthfood   #wellnesss   #avocado   #healthylifestyle  
With its proven ability to lower cholesterol, quell hunger pangs and even spot-reduce belly fat, the avocado is arguably a perfect dietary staple for weight loss....
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Download Free eBook: "Unofficial Guide to Tor: Really Private Browsing"

In a nutshell, Tor is a powerful, easy-to-use piece of software that lets you keep your online life private. This guide will provide a step-by-step guide to installing, configuring, and using Tor, and getting you started taking an active role in defending your privacy on the Internet.

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Stir, creators of the Stir Kinetic Desk, unveiled the latest addition to the Stir product line: the Stir Kinetic Desk M1. Joining the flagship executive model F1, the new Stir Kinetic Desk M1 offers a slim, flexible design and lower price point. The new M1 expands the Stir experience beyond the home and corner office, ready for full-office installations from 10 to 10,000 desks.

Like the executive F1, the new M1 is a height-adjustable desk driven by software that senses your presence, learns and adapts to your preferences, enables you to set goals, and actively reminds you to change positions while you work.

The new M1 and the F1 feature entirely new, custom designed electronics that provide a faster and richer experience for users. The latest processor is 4x faster and storage capacity has doubled. The new 5” LCD touchscreen has an increased resolution with a 360-degree field of view, significantly increased brightness, and an anti-glare film – all designed to make the screen much easier to read in any office environment. Five-finger, multi-touch support has also been added, enabling enhanced support for gesture-based interactions. Finally, the electronics design includes a Single Board Computer (SBC) and is housed in a removable electronics enclosure making the desk upgradable in the field.

Stir Kinetic Desks move between user-selected heights with a simple double tap on the embedded touchscreen and remind you to move with Stir’s signature Whisperbreath TM function – a gentle 1-inch rise and fall of the desk surface. All Stir Kinetic Desks feature ultra-smooth, quiet, and reliable motorized legs that move the desk through it’s range, and have been tested to 30 years of equivalent life.

For consumers, the new Stir Kinetic Desk M1 has been designed with a curved, organic shape and gently sloped front edge that provides maximum comfort for users’ arms. The slim, flexible desk profile allows for the addition of a broad variety of accessories – this includes most monitor arms, keyboard trays and task lamps. Power cable cutouts offer cord management designed to keep the desk surface clean and clutter-free. The new M1 is 30” X 60” and can be quickly assembled by two people using the eight (8) provided screws and a single hex wrench.

For large-scale installations, M1 is available in a rectangular shape in three sizes and edge types; though it can be manufactured with nearly any work surface, finish or customer originated material.

The new Stir Kinetic Desk line also comes with a cloud-based architecture. This allows for transferrable user data that can “travel” with workers as they move between desks within a company network, or around the world. Leveraging low-energy Bluetooth devices like Fitbit, the desk recognizes and can seamlessly identify one user from another, making it effortless for users to be logged in and out of any Stir Kinetic Desk. This advanced cloud architecture will provide the platform for more integrations and expanded features in the future, with Android and iOS compatibility currently in development.
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Jaguar and the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) have announced further details of the Jaguar Heritage Challenge race series, including event dates, classes and eligible cars.  

This exciting new racing championship is open to pre-‘66 Jaguar models and will be split in to five classes: Jaguar XK-series cars; pre-‘66 saloon models, C-type, D-type and XKSS, and two separate E-type classes. The Heritage Challenge marks the first time such a diverse group of historic competition Jaguars will be assembled as part of a race series.

Contested across five race weekends in 2015, beginning on the 2nd May and ending on the 31st August, the Heritage Challenge will be taking in some of the best drivers’ circuits in Europe at blue riband historic racing meetings. The full race calendar is as follows:

2nd – 4th May: Donington Historic Festival
16th – 17th May: Silverstone International (GP Circuit)
11th – 12th July: Brands Hatch Super Prix (GP Circuit)
7th – 9th August: Nürburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix
29th – 31st August: Oulton Park Gold Cup

The Heritage Challenge Series builds on the success of the E-type Challenge that ran for a number of seasons. It also comes at a time when Jaguar Heritage is busier than ever, with the launch of the recreation Lightweight E-type, the Heritage Driving Experience and the growing Heritage parts and restoration business. Jaguar Heritage is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations Division.

Derek Weale, Jaguar Land Rover Heritage Business Director, said: “We are delighted that our new Heritage Race series will take place at some of the best drivers’ circuits in Europe and at world-famous historic race meetings. The spectacle of seeing a race dedicated to these classic Jaguars, on these circuits and at these events is going to be a sight to savour and behold.”

Graham White, CEO of the HSCC, said: “A single-marque racing series like the Jaguar Heritage Challenge is a great addition to our racing calendar and I can’t wait to see some of the finest racing Jaguars of the past lining up on the grid at Donington in May.”
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New Haven, CT - West Haven, CT - Orange, CT - Hamden, CT - Guilford, CT - Cape Cod, MA - Brewster, MA - Yarmouth, MA - Harwich, MA - Centerville, MA - Warwick, RI - Coventry, RI - North Providence, RI - Easthampton, MA
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Linux-Apache SysAdmin / Website Programmer / Musician / 911 Dispatcher
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  • McK66 Productions
    SysAdmin / Website Programmer / Musician, present
  • Connecticut Motor Club - AAA
    Head Dispatcher, 1984 - 1985
  • Horton's Auto Parts
    Auto Part Sales / Driver, 1985 - 1988
  • Mac's Auto Parts
    Auto Part Sales, 1988 - 1988
  • Hamden Auto Parts
    Auto Part Sales, 1988 - 1989
  • Northeast Graphics
    Jogger / Roll-Tender, 1989 - 1990
  • McDermott Chevrolet
    Auto Sales, 1990 - 1991
  • Hamden, CT Police
    Public Safety Dispatcher (911), 1991 - 1994
  • Yarmouth, MA Police
    Public Safety Dispatcher, 1994 - 2000
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    Webmaster, 2000 - 2006
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  • Guilford High School
    1980 - 1984
  • Racebrook Elementary School - Orange, CT
    1972 - 1978
  • Amity Regional Junior High School - Orange, CT
    1978 - 1979
  • Michael J. Whelan Junior High School - Hamden, CT
    1979 - 1979
  • Elizabeth C. Adams Middle School - Guilford, CT
    1979 - 1980
  • Guilford High School - Guilford, CT
    1980 - 1981
  • The Cedarhurst School - Hamden, CT
    1981 - 1983
  • Guilford High School - Guilford, CT
    1983 - 1984
  • Bryant University - Smithfield, RI
    2001 - 2006
  • Orange Congregational Church Nursery School
    1969 - 1971
  • St. Thomas' Day School - Hamden, CT
    1971 - 1972
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