It is amazing how many people will simply share something on FB that they read and believe to be true. The latest that I have come across is the Pepsi can that leaves off the words “under god” in the allegiance. A quick search (usually Snopes.com) will reveal most of these hoaxes/urban legends. Please people, be responsible and exercise a bit of free-thinking and look before you leap.
Lots of rumors are swirling around concerning the next iteration of iPhone. Here is a mock up that is gorgeous!
I have enrolled in two classes starting later this month [feb'14].
- Genomic Medicine Gets Personal
- Historical Relic Treasures and Cultural China: Part 1
Genomic Medicine Gets Personal
While the advances in genomics promise to usher in a new era in medical practice and create a major paradigm shift in patient care, the social impact of genomic medicine will be equally significant. The information and potential use of genomic discoveries are no longer issues left for scientists and medical professionals to handle, but have become ones for the public at large. Rarely a day passes without a genomics-related story reported in the media. By the end of this course, students will be able to better understand the field of genomics; be familiar with various online databases and resources; and understand and appreciate the medical, social, ethical, and legal issues associated with the availability of personal genomic information.
Historical Relic Treasures and Cultural China: Part 1
Chinese archaeology is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting fields of study in China. With a wealth of cultural relics unearthed this past century, the world’s fascination with China’s rich history has been renewed. This course will examine 15 unique cultural relics identified by scholars as important to Chinese civilization. We will focus on the fields of agriculture, astronomy, music, metallurgy, textiles, architecture, painted pottery, jade articles, bronze ware, shipbuilding and acupuncture. We will ignite your curiosity as we explore how these treasures reveal China’s past, and guide the future of Chinese culture.
I admit I bring my iPad into the bathroom sometimes….but this is a bit much.
I have had my Amazon Kindle Paperwhite for 6 months. I love it. I have spent endless hours reading on it and not a problem.
The batter life is fantastic. If I read for a week straight I still have battery left. It is light and compact. I purchased the optional cover which really dresses it up and protects it well. Here are the details from Amazon’s site:
|Display||Amazon’s 6″ Paperwhite display with exclusive Carta e-paper technology and next-generation built-in light, 212 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale|
|Size||6.7″ x 4.6″ x 0.36″ (169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm)|
|Weight||7.3 ounces (206 grams)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
|System Requirements||None; fully wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content|
|On-Device Storage||2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content). Holds up to 1,100 books|
|Cloud Storage||Free cloud storage for all Amazon content|
|Battery Life||A single charge lasts up to eight weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light and wireless usage|
|Charge Time||Fully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)|
|Content Formats Supported||Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion|
|Documentation||Quick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle Paperwhite User Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF]. Additional information in multiple languages available online|
|Warranty and Service||1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here|
|Included in the Box||Kindle Paperwhite, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide|
Very interesting with far reaching possibilites.
Congratulations to the US Men’s Hockey Team!
One of the many wall of photos in my house
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