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Gerald’s amazing model of Avacyn, Angel of Hope…I’m so ‘improused’ it brings a tear to my eye :D

requiem4ddr:

Issue of the Day:  FINALLY DONE!

Avacyn, Angel of Hope is Complete.  Here are the beauty shots and wireframes.  Hope you guys enjoy it. 

EDIT:  Also, I believe this is JCE 4.  Wooo… Another one down

Easy but delicious Filet with cognac shallot sauce :)

Easy but delicious Filet with cognac shallot sauce :)

Feb 3
French researchers discovered that the digestive secretions of the garden snail are effective against stomach ulcer. 10 mg of this powder led to a decrease by 42 % of the human stomach acidity. The product was also effective against chronic bronchitis.

French researchers discovered that the digestive secretions of the garden snail are effective against stomach ulcer. 10 mg of this powder led to a decrease by 42 % of the human stomach acidity. The product was also effective against chronic bronchitis.

Feb 2
Time to get back into the swing of uploading photos!  Best way to end the day :)

Time to get back into the swing of uploading photos!  Best way to end the day :)

oh yaaaaa :D

oh yaaaaa :D

Why does bright light cause some people to sneeze?

Photic Sneeze Reflex!

Reflexive sneezing induced by light, and sunlight in particular, is estimated to occur in 18 to 35 percent of the population and is known as the photic sneeze reflex (PSR) or the ACHOO (autosomal dominant compulsive helio-ophthalmic outbursts of sneezing) syndrome. Its genetic nature has been known for at least the last 25 years; it is periodically discussed in the medical literature and lay press. Observations that emerging from dim light into sunlight or turning to face directly into the sun commonly triggers the reflex prompted early inquiries into the trait. The number of induced sneezes—which seems to be genetically mediated and can be predicted within a family—is constant from episode to episode and typically numbers two or three.

From: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-does-bright-light-cau

Aug 3
For science! (from boingboing.net)

For science! (from boingboing.net)

Aug 2
Coffee infographic…

Coffee infographic…

Inside the World’s Most Humane Prison

There’s also a recording studio with a professional mixing board. In-house music teachers — who refer to the inmates as “pupils,” never “prisoners” — work with their charges on piano, guitar, bongos and more. Three members of Halden’s security-guard chorus recently competed on Norway’s version of American Idol. They hope to produce the prison’s first musical — starring inmates — later this year.


http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1989083_2137368,00.html


Wow I wouldn’t mind being “rehabilitated” here.

Faith in Humanity

Extremely moving; there is humanity still after all :) …


A group of more than 200 Japanese pensioners are volunteering to tackle the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima power station.

The Skilled Veterans Corps, as they call themselves, is made up of retired engineers and other professionals, all over the age of 60.

They say they should be facing the dangers of radiation, not the young.

It was while watching the television news that Yasuteru Yamada decided it was time for his generation to stand up.

No longer could he be just an observer of the struggle to stabilise the Fukushima nuclear plant.

The retired engineer is reporting back for duty at the age of 72, and he is organising a team of pensioners to go with him.

For weeks now Mr Yamada has been getting back in touch with old friends, sending out e-mails and even messages on Twitter.

Volunteering to take the place of younger workers at the power station is not brave, Mr Yamada says, but logical.

"I am 72 and on average I probably have 13 to 15 years left to live," he says.

"Even if I were exposed to radiation, cancer could take 20 or 30 years or longer to develop. Therefore us older ones have less chance of getting cancer."

Mr Yamada has already tried on his old overalls for size.

He says he is as fit as ever - with a lifetime of experience to bring to the task.

And he laughs off suggestions his proposed team is comparable to the kamikaze pilots who flew suicide missions in World War II.

"We are not kamikaze. The kamikaze were something strange, no risk management there. They were going to die. But we are going to come back. We have to work but never die."


Full story and video here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13598607