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This is the best carbonara method I've seen to date. Putting the spaghetti directly in to the eggs, and not the pan. That's genius!
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Low-light video demo; fairly astonishing.
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The Titans Of Chicago
A few weeks ago I attended the Chicago Fine Art Architectural Workshop organized by +Vision Explorers , I have to say I came back with full of inspiration when it comes to FineArt Architectural photography. I have always been in interested in architectural photography, and through this workshop I learned that coming up with one's own vision is so important. First one has to know what you have in mind when scouting around to shoot, what calls out to you, what is it that you want to portray in that image ahead of time. When I saw this place, I was overwhelmed by not only the scale of these buildings but the texture, the materials, the curtain walls, the shape of the buildings, they all talk each other. 
I knew immediately this is what I wanted to portray, all of them coming together as one taking charge of this part of downtown Chicago showing their grandeur. 
The main buildings here are Hyatt Center designed by Pei Cobb Freed and Partners. The Building with the logo is Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) (often called "the Chicago Merc," or "the Merc") is an American financial and commodity derivative exchange based in Chicago
Thank you +Joel Tjintjelaar +Julia Anna Gospodarou +Sharon Tenenbaum +Armand Dijcks +Daniel Portal for the all the guidance, inspiration and the wonderful experience of this workshop. 
Thank you +Formatt-Hitech for the awesome filters, +Jeff Gaydash for a such great and education insight in black and white printing! (love your prints!)

This shot was processed with PS, LR and NIK software. 
A special shout out to +John Kosmopoulos +Rob Dweck for your ongoing support and inspiration!! Thank you!! :)

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Play It Again, Sam

A recurrent nova is a stellar nova that occurs from the same star more than once.  You’re probably more familiar with a supernova, where a star is ripped apart in a cataclysmic explosion.   Novas occur when a white dwarf orbits with another star and captures some of the star’s outer material. This material forms an accretion disk around the white dwarf, which gradually falls to its surface.  When material accumulates on the surface of the white dwarf, it can trigger a nuclear explosion that causes it to brighten similar to a supernova, but not nearly as intense.  Since the explosion doesn’t destroy the star, it is possible for a nova to occur again after more material has accumulated.

The most famous recurrent nova is RS Ophiuchi, which becomes a nova about every 20 years.  Other recurrent nova occur at different rates.  Recurrent nova caused by more massive white dwarfs tend to have shorter repeat times than those with less mass.  This seems to be due to the fact that stars with more gravity can accumulate matter from the companion star more quickly.  Some recurrent nova have irregular repeat times, or have novae with highly varying brightnesses.  This seems to be due to disruptions in the accretion disk when the star explodes.

It is thought that recurrent novas could be a precursor to the white dwarf becoming a supernova.  If the material cast off by the nova is less than the material accumulated each time, then the white dwarf will gradually increase in mass.  Eventually this bring its mass to the Chandrasekhar limit, which is the upper limit for the mass of a white dwarf.  Beyond that point the star will collapse, which can trigger a supernova explosion.

Recently astronomers have discovered a fast recurrent nova in the Andromeda galaxy.  A paper on the nova was recently published in Astronomy and Astrophysics, and presents some of the initial results.  The star, known as M31N 2008-12a, has a nova outburst about once a year.  This is extremely rapid, since the next highest frequency rate is about once a decade.  The star also brightens quickly and dims quickly, on the order of a few days.  When observed in x-rays, it was found the star emits x-rays during the nova period for about 10 days.  Since x-rays are generated by nuclear interactions, this indicates that the nuclear interactions on the surface only last about that long.

All of this points to M31N 2008-12a being a very massive white dwarf star.  Since the novae occur so rapidly, it is clear that material from its companion star continues to accrete at a regular basis.  It would seem that this star is on its way to becoming a supernova.  Just how soon that might be is unknown, but it’s worth keeping an eye on.  It could explode at any time.

Of course on a cosmic scale “any time” could be anywhere from tomorrow to thousands of years.

Image: Artistic rendering of a white dwarf with accretion disk. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Paper:  M. Henze, et al. A remarkable recurrent nova in M 31: The X-ray observations. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 563, L8 (2014)
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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. -- Marianne Williamson
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This is it. The turning point.
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Heartbleed in pictures.

This is the most accessible explanation yet, from xkcd.

http://m.xkcd.com/1354/

#Heartbleed #xkcd #security
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Pulse || Kuala Lumpur

Once upon a time in vibrant Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the sunset sky transformed into a beautiful collection of interesting shapes and colors... 

I must’ve done something to please the weather gods during our visit to KL because every shooting location seemed to greet us with the perfect conditions for photography. I’ve been blessed with many epic skies over the last few years but I’ve never experienced so many in a row. Day after day, we were never disappointed. It was absolutely extraordinary. 

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First off.. really expensive! They've recently raised the price of their cookies by 50%. YES, 50% (10 to 15). And the price of the sliced cheese shortcake went from 6 to 10, an increase of 66.6%. Judging from the amount of rollcakes (which they very française-ly call chantilly) that they put out, I dare reckon it's their best seller. Alas, though it looks rather spiffy, it is one of their poorer fares. At any rate, avoid the green-tea variety at all costs. The fruit ones (RM7, but maybe RM10 or more now???) are not much better either. If you absolutely have to try it, go for the plain (RM4) for the best bang for your buck. Cookies tastes good but unfortunately I'll only buy those only once a year now. Cakes looks good, but tastes only decent. Pastries and all breads are atrocious. Get your yeast from Tommy. Nothing to complain about the decor, but they don't have WiFi, which fits in perfectly with the whole sterile miserly ambience. Staff here have extremely strange personalities. It's like falling in to a rabbit hole and meeting that creature sitting on the mushroom. You know which one I'm referring to. Shame the hat ain't present.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bad. At any price. Banana pancakes are hard and tasteless. Button mushrooms are swimming in hydrogenated fat. Sure, the queue here induces a continuous lemming-like flood of patrons, but it's unfortunate that Malaysians have such numb tastebuds.
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
What looks like a great deal, is in fact, not a deal at all. They'll give you discounts off the retail price that seem very attractive indeed at first blush. Until you realize that their products are rejects not fit for the retail stores, i.e. outlet material. This is when you realize that it's actually quite expensive what you get. On shoes for example, the sizes on left and right don't quite match up, you can see glue sticking out at the edges all over the shoe, and it just doesn't feel quite right. Probably the only reason they've been able to stay in business for so long is because all the penny pinching chinamen around the area (and there are lots of those in the Bangsar/Lucky Garden area, trust me) keep going back there to buy their stuff, proudly carrying them back home pleased with themselves for making such "wise" purchases. LOL. The poor souls.
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EDIT 29/3/2014: If you're looking for a good beef burger, look no further than KGB in Bangsar. It totally obliterates myBurgerLab in terms of quality, taste and sheer non-ghettoness of neighborhood. In light of such intense competition, I have now downgraded my review for myBurgerLab to one star (because zero stars was not possible) First, let me qualify my rating. As far as burger joints go, none of them will score any better than Poor-Fair unless they serve it on raw coconut buns and tempeh inside with avocado "mustard" and soy fries. OK, burgers are bad, period. This place does deserve kudos for doing it better than your regular fast food place, but burgers are still burgers. So does that mean they do the best burgers? Not so fast. Read more after the jump, but let's talk ambience. It's very crowded, expect a long wait. Decor is not bad, kinda hipster, but all that is undone by the sketchy neighborhood it's set in. Because every other shop in the area is closed, stay close to the joint, and chances are no one will try to rob you. Chances are. Go in, eat, and drive far away. They open 5pm to 10pm so don't bother turning up for lunch. The veggie burgers were not too bad (portabello) to taste, but don't expect it to be a meal. More like a mid-day snack just to hold you over till dinner. The chicken burgers you should avoid. It had a texture not unlike the cheapest chicken you can find (KFC anyone?) such that I could almost taste the estrogen and water, and very vividly visualize them poor chicks all caged up and tortured before being cruelly slayed for human consumption. So, was I expecting village chicken? No, but I've tasted better non-village chicken. Beef I avoid like a plague, so I can't tell you anything about that. Apparently they use "Australian", but I doubt that means much anymore nowadays. In short, if you're they type who craves burgers every other day, this will probably be heaven-sent compared to Mickey D's. As for me, I've satisfied my burger craving for the next several years, until that is, that raw vegan one opens up right near my 'hood.
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Horrible horrible bank. Receptionists at the front desk are rude. When you call the bank, they'll put you on hold for a really long time. Then you'll hear them physically slam the phone on you. The only person here worth talking to is Alimah. If you do happen to have to enter this godforsaken disgrace of an institution, go straight to her. Don't bother talking to anyone else.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Not bad, but very pricey. No set lunch menu. Get the pork sauce with rice (RM8+RM2.50) if you're on a budget for lunch. It's very good. Also, tea is served automatically but is not complimentary (RM3) so make sure you tell them not to serve it if you don't want it. Finally, it's definitely very "Taiwanese" in taste, which may be a good or a bad thing depending on what you're looking for. If you want the typical "Chinese" taste, this will be disappointing. The flavors are more subtle, and is a nice change from typical Chinese form time to time.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago