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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fix your usb flash drive tips

USB flash drive, also refers to flash memory; flash drive; pen drive; and memory drive. It is a compact device that was developed to be a secure and safe data transfer as well as data storage gadget. While this travel data storage device may seem to be perfect, it is still possible that it might corrupt your data. Just like in any other technology, a USB flash drive is also prone to technical problems that often lead to the corruption or loss of data. Assuming that its hardware is undamaged, doing a re-format can solve USB problems.

USB formatting is as easy as A-B-C. First, you have to right click on the removable drive corresponding to where the USB was inserted, and then click on the "format" option. Or you can try using the file system drop down, where options "FAT and FAT32" are available. Choose the FAT option, it will reveal format utilities, then click on the "Quick format" option then press on "start" to initiate format operations. This way, all the data that the USB contains will be deleted, but the errors will hopefully be gone. Usually, errors or malfunction occurs during file transfers or data storage. For simple drive errors, scanning and re-formatting can work. In this manner, all the bad sectors of the USB will work like new.

When formatting does not solve your USB problems, you can make use of an alternate method. For more complicated USB problems, you will need to check the bios first to determine the actual problem. Before doing that, it is advised that you backup all the files from your hard drive to another hard drive, CD or DVD, and then turn off your computer. Insert your problematic USB on the drive port and turn on the computer. When the system bios are prompted, immediately press the F8 key. For some computers, it is the delete key or F2 key that initiate bios checking and take note of the operators that are listed on the screen. Using the cursor keys, navigate the bios and boot the CD drive first, save and then exit. Insert your operating system restore disk, save and restart. Simply follow the cue that initiates installation of your operating system. When the USB disk appears on the list of which drive format comes, then your USB is in the clear.

Depending on the options, you must opt out the re-installation of the operating system at this point. If it is still running, simply quit and leave the other drives alone. Try to reset the computer to boot from the disk instead of the CD drive as before. If your USB flash drive is already usable, it must now be detected in windows. If you fail to do this operating system re-installation, then just continue following the installation instructions. However, never try to install the operating system onto the USB disk drive.

By annoymous

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What and How Lethal Injection Works?

Many governments have punished people convicted of certain crimes by putting them to death, using various means to accomplish this. The death penalty is considered by many to be the ultimate form of punishment for those who have committed society's most heinous crimes, including rape and murder. As times have changed, so have the methods of execution.
The idea of someone being put to death is not a pleasant one. About 74 of the world's countries and 38 American states have a death penalty (although the vast majority of executions in 2004 took place in China, Iran, Vietnam and the United States).

The form by which prisoners are executed is changing. In America and a growing number of other countries, lethal injection is becoming the most commonly used form of capital punishment.

Prior to Execution

More than 3,315 men and women were serving death sentences in American prisons as of December 2004, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Many of these people have been on death row for decades, waiting as their cases work their way through the appeals process. Some will die before ever having to face the execution chamber. Still, the number of executions taking place in the United States continues to grow.

Photo courtesy California Department of Corrections
Condemned-inmate housing Adjustment Center at San Quentin State Prison

Final 24 Hours

In the final 24 hours before the execution, a prisoner can be visited by several people, including family, friends, attorneys and spiritual advisors. These visits take place in the death watch area or a special visitation room, and are halted sometime during that last day.

  • Last meal is provided - Prisons try to provide whatever meal is requested by the condemned prisoner.
  • Warden and chaplain visit - The warden and the state-appointed chaplain visit with the inmate and stay until the end of the execution.
  • Witnesses arrive - There is no contact allowed between witnesses and the condemned prisoner. Witnesses are typically restricted to the witness room adjacent to the execution chamber, and are instructed to remain silent.
  • Inmate makes final preparations - In some states, male inmates are given a fresh pair of pants and a shirt, female inmates a dress, and the prisoner is allowed to shower before getting dressed. In other states, the inmate must remove all outer clothing.
  • Heart monitor is connected - The inmate is connected to an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine, which will be monitored for flat line to determine when the heart stops and death has occurred.

Once the inmate is dressed, he or she waits in the death-watch cell with a spiritual advisor until the warden gives the signal to bring the prisoner to the execution chamber. The prisoner is brought to the chamber just a few minutes before the scheduled execution.

The Chamber

Few people know when there are only a few minutes left in their lives. Those sitting on death row are fully aware of when they are going to die, sometimes to the exact minute. Most state laws regarding capital punishment include a timeline of the events that must take place in the hours leading up to execution, including when the prisoner is to be taken to the execution chamber.

Once properly dressed, the inmate is taken to the execution chamber. They either walk on their own or are restrained to and rolled in on a gurney. Inmates who walk to the execution chamber are then restrained on a gurney or table either inside the chamber or in an adjacent preparation room.

The inmate is secured to the gurney or table with lined ankle and wrist restraints. A sheet may be placed over the prisoner.

The Injections

Unless a call is received from state officials to stay the execution, the execution proceeds as planned. While a lethal-injection machine exists, and was once used by several states, most states now opt to perform the injections manually due to the fear of mechanical failure. Usually an execution team comprises prison employees. Some states use the same personnel for every execution, while others rotate the duty among several employees.

The drugs are administered, in this order:

  • Anesthetic - Sodium thiopental, which has the trademark name Pentothal, puts the inmate into a deep sleep. This drug is a barbiturate that induces general anesthesia when administered intravenously. It can reach effective clinical concentrations in the brain within 30 seconds, according to an Amnesty International report. For surgical operations, patients are given a dose of 100 to 150 milligrams over a period of 10 to 15 seconds. For executions, as many as 5 grams (5,000 mg) of Pentothal may be administered. This in itself is a lethal dose. It's believed by some that after this anesthetic is delivered, the inmate doesn't feel anything.

  • Saline solution flushes the intravenous line.

  • Paralyzing agent - Pancuronium bromide, also known as Pavulon, is a muscle relaxant that is given in a dose that stops breathing by paralyzing the diaphragm and lungs. Conventionally, this drug takes effect in one to three minutes after being injected. In many states, this drug is given in doses of up to 100 milligrams, a much higher dose than is used in surgical operations -- usually 40 to 100 micrograms per one kilogram of body weight. Other chemicals that can be used as a paralyzing agent include tubocurarine chloride and succinylcholine chloride.

  • Saline solution flushes the intravenous line.

  • Toxic agent (not used by all states) - Potassium chloride is given at a lethal dose in order to interrupt the electrical signaling essential to heart functions. This induces cardiac arrest.

Within a minute or two after the last drug is administered, a physician or medical technician declares the inmate dead. The amount of time between when the prisoner leaves the holding cell and when he or she is declared dead may be just 30 minutes. Death usually occurs anywhere from five to 18 minutes after the execution order is given. After the execution, the body is placed in a body bag and taken to medical examiner, who may perform an autopsy. It is then either claimed by the inmate's family or interred by the state.

How did World War 1 Start?

History books used to tell you Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated and this compelled Austria-Hungary to demand ammends from Serbia, which were unmet, forcing an unwilling Austria-Hungary to declare war on Serbia and thus cascade into an unwanted war.

The Kaiser, always feeling inferior to his counterparts in Russia and Britain, began an arms race with Britain, building a massive army and a navy to rival Britains dominance.

With Britain and Germany playing "who's is bigger" , France and Russia too felt compelled to keep up or risk being overrun. Austri-Hungary, on a MAJOR decline from separatist movements, etc. caused by a split governed empire, was simply riding Germany's coattails, feeding off of it's bigger brother

This massive arms race devastated the treasuries of all nations, especially Germany and HAD to come to a head. Diplomacy had been able to effectively avoid war for years, leaving governments forced to answer questions about the massive spending and feigned threats of the British or German menaces.

The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand created a convenient excuse. Germant IMMEDIATELY delcared COMPLETE support for Austria against Serbia (a territory it had wanted to annex for years). Austria issued a series of harsh demands to Serbia, which were met almost 100%, BUT because something HAD to break, Austria found the concessions unacceptable and declared war, Germany followed, and Russia (pressured by France to uphold it's treaty with Serbia) declared against Austria and Germany, France and Britain immediately followed along with the Ottomans.

The rest is history.

Monday, March 28, 2011

What is a millisievert?

Trick and Tips:

Millisievert is from the word Sievert. The American Heritage Dictionary defines it as:
sie·vert (svrt) n.
A unit of ionizing radiation absorbed dose equivalent in the International System of Units, obtained as a product of the absorbed dose measure in grays and a dimensionless factor, stipulated by the International Commission on Radiological Protection, and indicating the biological effectiveness of the radiation.

The sievert (symbol: Sv). It attempts to quantitatively evaluate the biological effects of ionizing radiation as opposed to the physical aspects, which are characterised by the absorbed dose, measured in gray. It is named after Rolf Sievert, a Swedish medical physicist renowned for work on radiation dosage measurement and research into the biological effects of radiation.

The unit gray measures absorbed radiation which is absorbed into any material. The unit sievert specifically measures absorbed radiation which is absorbed by a person. The equivalent dose to a person is found by multiplying the absorbed dose, in gray, by a weighting factor (W). The weighting factor (sometimes referred to as a quality factor) is determined by a combination of: the radiation type, the tissue absorbing the radiation, and other pertinent factors.

This is SI base units standard:

1 Sv = 1 Gy • W (where Sv=sievert, Gy=gray, W=weighting factor specific to each type of radiation and tissue).

1 Gy = 1 J / kg of absorbing material


1 Sv = 1 J / kg of absorbing material • W

-Equivalency Weighting Factors-

Radiation type and energy range Factor
electrons, positrons, muons, or photons (gamma, X-ray)
neutrons <10 keV
neutrons 10–100 keV
neutrons 100 keV – 2 MeV
neutrons 2 MeV – 20 MeV
neutrons >20 MeV
protons other than recoil protons and energy >2 MeV
alpha particles, fission fragments, nonrelativistic heavy nuclei

Tissue type Factor
bone surface, skin
bladder, breast, liver, esophagus, thyroid, other
bone marrow, colon, lung, stomach

Because the body has multiple tissue types a weighted sum or integral is often used.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

How To Make Internet Money

By Liz Pulliam Weston
Lots of us long for shortcuts through the complexity of our lives. In previous generations, newspaper columns like "Hints from Heloise" helped homemakers find those shortcuts; as technology blossomed, people started talking about "hacks" or "life hacks" as ways to make our computers -- and ourselves -- more productive.

The phrase "money hack" is relatively new, but essentially means a shortcut or a clever way to solve an everyday money problem. Money hacks can also be ways to wring more out of common financial transactions.

Here goes:

Penny hacks from heaven

The four-penny hack. Want to reduce the number of pennies you lug around? Then always make sure to have four of them in your wallet. That way you'll always get silver coins back in change, rather than more pennies.

Let's say your bill at the drive-through is $4.86. Hand the cashier a five-dollar bill and a penny, and you'll get a nickel and a dime in change. If your bill is $2.29, offer the fiver and four pennies; you'll get two bills and three quarters back

More fun with pennies. Did you know post office stamp machines accept pennies? You probably don't want to spend half the afternoon plugging in all the copper in your change jar (way to hog the machine, dude.) But you can empty your pockets there occasionally. Now, if I could just remember what we use stamps for . . .

Even more fun with pennies. This is the last one, I swear, but if you're looking for a really cheap souvenir, keep your eyes peeled for a penny-pressing machine. My eagle-eyed 4-year-old rarely fails to find one at a tourist attraction. For just two quarters and a penny, she can hand-crank out an elongated, squished copper souvenir stamped with an image depicting the attraction we're visiting. For a few bucks more in the gift shop you can buy a little book to display all your squished pennies. Such a deal . . . and yes, for those of you worried about currency-defacing laws, penny pressing is legal, at least in the U.S.

Bargaining power

Squeeze more out of your online purchases. Bookmark some deal-finding Web sites and check them before making any purchase online (or any big purchase offline, for that matter). Sites like, AbleShoppers, dealnews and many others alert you to bargains on the Web, and include coupons for many sites. I buy a lot online, especially at the holidays, and I can't remember the last time I wasn't able to find some sort of coupon, at least for free shipping or 10% off. Also bookmark comparison-pricing sites like and Google Product Search to make sure the deal you're getting is as good as it sounds. I keep all my bookmarks in a folder called "Shopping," which helps me find them quickly. You'll find even more hacks in "The Web's best shoppers."

Leverage the competition. Right now, there's a free-for-all among television, Internet and phone service providers in most major cities. Many companies want to provide you with all three services, or at least wrest you away from one of your current providers.

Take advantage of those offers you get in the mail or by e-mail by asking your current service providers to match the deals. With one phone call, I got $18 knocked off my high-speed Internet access, thanks to one of those offers.

I had to do slightly more negotiating with my television provider. I pointed out the competition was offering a nice package of channels for just $40 a month for a year and asked them to match it. At first, they offered to discount our $78 monthly bill by just $10. I said something to the effect of, "Well, that's nice, but I was hoping for better." My phone rep put me on hold for five minutes, then came back with a package of discounts that shrank our bill to $47 a month, which included some free premium channels and two TiVo subscriptions. Some aspects of the deal will expire in a few months, but I hope to have another offer from the competition to use as leverage next time.

What if you see your current provider offering a great deal, but they won't let you have it because you're not a new customer? Call up the competition and ask what they'll give you to switch. Write down the details, then call back your service provider and ask them to match it. Make it clear you're willing to decamp, and chances are good you'll be able to wrest at least some savings from them. Luring new subscribers is expensive, so most companies have customer retention policies that you can use to your benefit. If not, you can always take advantage of the competitor's offer.

Plastic high finance

The credit card hack. If you pay your credit cards off in full every month (which you do, right?), you can give yourself an interest-free loan of a month or more on major purchases simply by charging big-ticket items right after your card's closing date.

Let's say your statement typically closes around the 20th of the month. You charge your big-ticket item the day after, the 21st.

The charge doesn't show up until the next month's bill, and you typically have 10 to 15 days from the closing date to pay it, effectively giving you a 30- to 45-day interest-free loan. (You'll want to confirm the closing date, since they can change month to month, but typically that just takes a visit to your card's Web site or a call to the 800 number.)

Your Money poster "frrrpants" takes this hack a step or two further by using three credit cards.

"Make sure their statement closing dates are evenly spaced throughout the month, say on the 1st, 11th, and 21st of the month (many cards do allow you to specify your closing date if you ask). Delay major purchases until the day after a card's statement closing date, and then use that card for the purchase."

Continued: Pay your balance in full

Friday, March 25, 2011

Most Guilty Dog in the World

Dogs are smart and even have feelings of regret, remorse, and conscience. This is the guiltiest dog in the whole world. Look at her face expression, just really g-u-i-l-t-y!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Why electric iron smoothens your dress?

What is the trick of an electric iron, when heated will turn your crumpled dress smooth?

This is how it works:

There are different kinds of fabric, there a cotton; linen; denim; nylon, etc.

Electric iron is heated to a temperature preferably according to its kind of fabric.
For example, a cotton-made dress after the laundry has dried up it is time now for ironing, you would noticed that the entire dress is 'wrinkled' and now you apply the electric iron unto the dress, and just for a second or two the wrinkles are gone! The magic is that it is some kind of physics, when a matter is cooler the molecules are contracted or closer to each other.

And what will happen if you apply heat to the contracted molecules?

Definitely, as the molecules are heated it will excite and expand, thus making the whole fabric straightened and smoothed.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chocolate Cake Baking Business Tips

Are You A Chocolate Lover?
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This might be the most important letter you'll ever read because you're about to discover how to make great chocolate and then be given the tools to make money from your passion.
As you've probably figured out , I LOVE chocolate! I've always been fascinated by the chocolate making process as well (of COURSE) the flavours and textures that make up the luscious experience that is EATING chocolate!

And if you don't know how to make chocolate, I've got that covered too! In fact, my system will show you how to create great chocolate, how to prepare to sell your chocolate and how to get it selling like HOTCAKES.

The Naked Magician Tricks

This will blow your mind. No other magician would have a heart to do this in front of a thousand of eyes! Share it to your friends.

Share it now!

The Breakdown on How She Did those Tricks:

1. The red cloth disappears from her hands as she quickly waved her arms unto her right pocket at 0:36, watch carefully. This is very quick less than a second.

2. After she removed her office jacket, the red cloth disappeared into her skirt. Watch at 1:12 waving her arms again, very quickly putting the cloth in front of her belly hiding the cloth behind the skirt. The grin on her face from the start is a deception to the audience.

3. At 2:22 her two hands are closed to her face, making a blow through her fists. Guess where the cloth went. Yes, inside her mouth maybe under her tongue. Then at 2:33.5, her left hand pulled her bra away from her breast, while her face nodding down, making a little space to spit out the cloth very very quickly, thus ended up the cloth in her bra.

4. At 3:13 doing the same move like she did in the 2nd trick waving her arms, hiding the cloth in her panties. Note: the background color of the stage, and the choice of underwear color is part of the tricks and the music.

5. At 4:17.5 the cloth went into her mouth again and hid it under her tongue. The cameras, for those watching on screens, are in conspiracy of course.

6. Actually, there were two red cloths. Where did the first cloth hide? It's in her mouth. And the second cloth? It's in her pussy ever since the rehearsal!

Very talented woman, really a magician. Does have a heart naked, totally! Very difficult to master, singing a Celine Dion song is much easier than doing those tricks.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

How to Protect Yourself from Radiation Tips


Preface: This is written for the millions of people around the world who are worried about radiation from the Japanese nuclear reactors. For those who are not worried about radiation from Japan, you can ignore this post, or save it for any future radiation scares closer to home.

How do we protect ourselves against radiation?

It is true that potassium iodide protects against high doses of a certain type of radiation. As the New York Times notes:
Fortunately, an easy form of protection is potassium iodide, a simple compound typically added to table salt to prevent goiter and a form of mental retardation caused by a dietary lack of iodine.

If ingested promptly after a nuclear accident, potassium iodide, in concentrated form, can help reduce the dose of radiation to the thyroid and thus the risk of cancer. In the United States, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission recommends that people living within a 10-mile emergency planning zone around a nuclear plant have access to potassium iodide tablets.

Indeed, virtually all suppliers of potassium iodide have sold out, especially after , the U.S. Surgeon General recommended that West Coast residents stock up.

But as I noted yesterday:
Keep in mind that iodide only protects against one particular radioactive element: radioactive iodine, technically known as iodine-131. Iodine-131 has a half life of only 8.02 days. That means that the iodine loses half of its radioactivity within 8 days.

The government hasn't stockpiled much potassium iodide. As the New York Times notes:
Congress passed legislation in 2002 requiring the federal government to supply potassium iodide capsules to people living within 20 miles of nuclear power plants in the United States.

But the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama have not implemented that provision, saying the law allows for alternatives.

Some states have given pills to people living within 10 miles of nuclear plants, or stockpiled the pills for those people.

But given that the government says that only minute amounts of radiation will hit the United States, and given that iodine-131 has such a short half-life, the whole issue may be moot (many, however, do not trust the government's assurances. See this and this). And taking high doses of potassium iodide can be harmful, especially for people with certain pre-existing medical conditions. So talk to your doctor before taking any.

Other Radiation Dangers

While iodine-131 poisoning can be prevented with potassium iodide, there are no silver bullets for other radioactive isotopes.

As I pointed out yesterday:
The New York Times noted last week that - in addition to iodine-131, the big danger is cesium:
Over the long term, the big threat to human health is cesium-137, which has a half-life of 30 years.

At that rate of disintegration, John Emsley wrote in “Nature’s Building Blocks” (Oxford, 2001), “it takes over 200 years to reduce it to 1 percent of its former level.”

It is cesium-137 that still contaminates much of the land in Ukraine around the Chernobyl reactor.

Cesium-137 mixes easily with water and is chemically similar to potassium. It thus mimics how potassium gets metabolized in the body and can enter through many foods, including milk.

The Environmental Protection Agency says that ... once dispersed in the environment ... cesium-137 “is impossible to avoid.”

Cesium-137 is light enough to be carried by the wind a substantial distance.

There is no surefire prevention for cesium-137. As the EPA notes in a discussion entitled " What can I do to protect myself and my family from cesium-137?":
Cesium-137 that is dispersed in the environment, like that from atmospheric testing, is impossible to avoid.

Neither the EPA - nor any other government agency - gives advice on how to minimize the danger from cesium-137 poisoning. Some have theorized about

So does that mean that we're sitting ducks?

Well, the fact that there is no silver bullet (although some have theorized about potential approaches) does not mean that there is nothing we can do.

Some Foods and Herbs May Help

Many foods and herbs have shown efficacy in helping to protect against radiation poisoning. Indeed, antioxidants in general have been found by some studies to reduce the consequences of radiation exposure.

A leading alternative health authority - Dr. Andrew Weil, a medical doctor who runs the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona - writes today in response to the question of how to protect ourselves against radiation:
I discussed other preventive strategies with Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., director of The Fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and an expert on botanical health. She said that there is reason to believe that taking two to four grams of curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, can help protect a number of body tissues. In addition, reishi and cordyceps mushrooms can protect bone marrow from toxic assaults, and antioxidants can help the body defend itself from radiation damage. Since radioactive particles may be carried by dust, having a HEPA filter in your home would also be a good idea in the event of a nuclear accident that is close enough to be of concern.

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog is a medical doctor who has impressive credentials in herbal medicine, and who has been tapped to fill a number of health related posts in government.

Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock - on the editorial staff of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons - also recommends foods and herbs to help protect us from radiation:

“Most of the health risks are not going to be due to acute radiation poisoning,” he tells Newsmax. “It’s going to be a risk of increased cancer.” …

If radiation does arrive in the United States, people would need “to change their diet. They need to stop eating Western farm products,” Blaylock says. …

Among the supplements he cited, iodine can protect the thyroid gland if taken before the exposure to radiation.

Gingko biloba can be protective even after exposure to radiation. Beta-glucan protects the bone marrow. Curcumin also can offer protection after exposure, particularly against breast cancer. He also suggests garlic extract, ginger, melatonin, and magnesium. …

We understand if all of this sounds a bit flakey, crunchy, woo-woo and hippy-ish.

And none of these are 100% effective even against low doses of radiation.

But there are actually numerous scientific studies backing up the ability of some foods and herbs to help protect us from radiation. Admittedly, some scientific studies are good studies and some are of worthless quality. But the rest of this post will round up some of the scientific literature for your review.

As the Journal of Clinical Biochemical Nutrition noted in 2007:
The results obtained from in vitro and in vivo studies indicate that several botanicals such as Gingko biloba, Centella asiatica, Hippophae rhamnoides, Ocimum sanctum, Panax ginseng, Podophyllum hexandrum, Amaranthus paniculatus, Emblica officinalis, Phyllanthus amarus, Piper longum, Tinospora cordifoila, Mentha arvensis, Mentha piperita, Syzygium cumini, Zingiber officinale, Ageratum conyzoides, Aegle marmelos and Aphanamixis polystachya protect against radiation-induced lethality, lipid peroxidation and DNA damage.

Many inexpensive foods have protective properties against radiation, including:

  • Garlic (one Indian tribe living in the desert of Nevada used to eat bulbs of raw garlic to help protect against radiation from the above-ground nuclear tests)

  • Curcurim (and see this) - the active ingredient in turmeric which, in turn, is in yellow curry (available in Indian and Thai dishes).

  • Miso (when it has been "long-fermented", instead of fermented for a shorter time)

Many herbs and supplements available at health food stores and drugstores pharmacies have protective properties against radiation, including:

  • Vitamin E (see this and this; the natural form is probably much healthier for you than the synthetic form)

  • Holy basil (and see this; also called tulasi; this is the top herb in traditional Ayurvedic - i.e. Indian - medicine)

  • Chlorella, a blue-green algae (see this and this)

  • Spirulina, a blue-green algae available at health food stores

  • Sesamol (an extract from sesame seeds)

  • Thiol family of antioxidants, such as N-acetyl cysteine, glutathione and thioproline

And many herbs commonly available in some parts of the world have protective properties against radiation, including:

  • Aloe arborescens (commonly known as "Krantz Aloe", a lesser-known member of the aloe family)

Note: Just because herbs are "natural" does not mean that they can be swallowed in large doses without side effects. Herbs can have powerful effects, just like medicine. As such, you should treat them with respect and study proper dosage and potential side effects before taking them.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or a health professional, and this should not be taken as medical advice.
Nothing contained herein is intended to diagnose or treat any condition. You should consult your doctor before making any decisions about whether or not to take any of the foods, herbs, supplements or substances mentioned herein.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tips on measuring heavenly bodies' distances.

People who still do not know the tricks in measuring the distances between planets, stars, and galaxies can be trivial for them. The distances between the planets, and especially the stars and galaxies, are so vast the measurements we use here on Earth, kilometers and miles, are too cumbersome. Astronomers have developed other units to measure distances in the solar system and the universe.

Astronomical Unit

1 Astronomical Unit = 149 598 000 kilometers

With distances in space being so vast, even within our solar system, astronomers were forced to develop new systems of measuring distances. For example, the average distance from the Earth to Saturn, in earthly measurements, is approximately 1.4 x 106 km or 847 x 106 miles. Very cumbersome numbers to work with.

To overcome this problem, astronomers developed a distance measurement that was a longer yardstick. It is based simply on the distance from the sun to the Earth—about 93 million miles. It is called the Astronomical Unit, and abbreviated AU. The distance from the sun to the Earth is one AU. All distances in the solar system, even out to the Oort cloud, are stated in AUs. Here is a table listing the planets’ distances from the sun in AUs.

Mercury: 0.387

Venus: 0.723

Earth: 1

Mars: 1.524

Jupiter: 5.203

Saturn: 9.539

Uranus :19.19

Neptune: 30.06

Pluto: 39.53

Note that Saturn’s distance in AUs is 9.539; a much easier number to handle than the kilometers or miles.

Light Year

1 light year = 9.4605284 × 1015 meters

When we begin to measure distances to other stars, however, even the AU falls short. The star closest to our sun, Proxima Centauri, would be 271,000 AUs away. Other stars are much more distant. Astronomers needed a still longer yardstick to measure these distances. Then they saw the light.

Light travels at approximately 300,000 kms per second, or 186,000 miles per second. That means light will travel a distance of approximately 63,241 AUs in a year. That’s a yardstick that can measure the vast distances between stars, and even between galaxies. It is called a light year, and abbreviated ‘ly’.

Proxima Centauri is approximately 4.2 lys away. A star called 61 Cygni (more about that later) is 11 lys away. Stars in the center of our galaxy are some 28,000 lys away. The nearest large galaxy is 2.6 million lys from us. The Hubble space telescope has photographed galaxies at the edge of the universe that are 14 billion lys away.

But there is a peripheral aspect of the light year that is both interesting and of some importance. Because it is based on the distance light travels in a year, that means the light we see from say 61 Cygni is 11 years old. We are seeing the star as it existed 11 years ago. We are seeing the Andromeda galaxy, 2.6 million light years away, as it existed 2.6 million years ago. The Hubble’s images of galaxies at the edge of the universe are showing us galaxies at the early stages of galaxy formation, 14 billion years ago.

Telescopes then are also time machines that enable us to look back in time to earlier stages of star and galaxy formation.


1 Parsec = 3.08568025 × 1016 meters

In the early 19 century, when telescopes had finally reached a stage at which astronomers could discern thousands of distant stars, one of the first things they wanted to do was determine how far away they were. Many astronomers made valiant efforts at this problem, but the results never agreed with one another sufficiently to be of scientific certainty.

Then in 1838 the German astronomer Friedrich Wilhelm Bissel reasoned that it could be done using the simple trigonometric concept of parallax—that is, sighting an object from two different positions just the way artillery range was calculated.

In the case of stars, however, the two positions had to be quite far apart, further than could be done on this planet—unless the Earth itself were in two different positions when the two sightings were taken.

So that’s precisely what Bissel did. He selected the bright star 61 Cygni, and took one sighting of it. Six months later, when the Earth was half way around in its orbit, he took another sighting. The distance he calculated was approximately 11 light years. He continued refining his measurements and techniques on 61 Cygni and other stars. Today, we know the distance to 61 Cygni is 11.4 lys.

Basic to Bissel’s technique is dividing the celestial sphere into arcs of degrees, minutes and seconds. At stellar distances, we are looking at a second of arc, or an arcsecond, in calculating the parallax (actually, even to the nearest star, it is a fraction of an arcsecond). Early in the 20 century, astronomers combined these two words to form a third astronomical measurement—the parallax arcsecond, or parsec, abbreviated pc.

A parsec is about 3.26 lys. That gives us yet an easier number to manipulate when dealing with stellar and galactic distances.

The distance to 61 Cygni in parsecs is 3.5 pcs; to the Andromeda galaxy about 800 kiloparsecs (kpc).

Due to atmospheric distortion, ground based telescopes cannot measure objects more than about 100 pcs away. The Hubble, however, can use Bissel’s method to determine distance to all but the most distant objects.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Craziest Tattoos in the World Tips

This is not make-up, but an actual tattoo

This is not make-up, but an actual tattoo

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

What are the effects of nuclear radiation?

Harmful Effects

Overexposure to these radiations, can alter the DNA of animals by the ionizing effect, it produces. If the rate of ionization is significantly large, it can result in permanent damage of the tissues. Sunburn, melanoma or different types of cancers are caused by overexposure to nuclear radiations from the Sun or nuclear tragedies. Kinetic energy released due to the highly penetrating shock waves generated by a nuclear explosion or the use of nuclear weapons, triggers a thermal radiation. Burns, are the most immediate and primary effects of these radiations.

Thermal radiation is approximately 35-45% of the total energy released in a nuclear explosion or test. This is a sufficiently large quantity, to permanently alter the gene structure and introduce hereditary problems, as is evident from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The subsequent generations were found to have several abnormalities. There is a parameter called radiation absorbed dose (rad), that gives an idea about the effects of radiation that bombards a human body. 50 to 150 rad causes alterations in the blood with symptoms like nausea, fatigue and vomiting. In case of exposure between 150-1100 rad amount, if not treated immediately, a victim may die in 30 days. For all levels above this, the central nervous system of the body fails, and loses control over all bodily functions, and death may occur in matter of few days or even hours.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Why is the dollar used internationally?

For years, U.S. Treasury notes have been a safe place for world governments to park their foreign currency holdings.

Since 1944, global markets have been pegged to the US Dollar as the reserve currency.

The world is on a de facto dollar standard, similar in some respects to the British pound sterling standard of the 19th and early 20th century. When did the US dollar become the international standard, and how likely is it to continue in that role?

Bretton Woods

In the aftermath of World War II, the relatively stable-valued US dollar was the only major currency in which international exchange could freely take place. The dollar's role was formalized under the Bretton Woods monetary agreement of 1944. Other nations set official exchange rates against the dollar, while the US agreed to exchange dollars for gold at a fixed price on demand by central banks.

This system functioned well for a brief period. However by about 1958 the initial worldwide dollar shortage had turned into an overabundance. With the too rapid growth of dollar credits around the world, gold backing of the dollar proved unsustainable. The Bretton Woods agreement collapsed in 1973, but it enthroned the dollar as the international medium of exchange. This unique role of the dollar continues to the present day.

How the Dollar Grew

The rapid growth of the industrialized economies after World War II created a growing demand for dollar balances around the world. The more of its own currency a central bank issued, the more dollars it wanted as underpinning for its currency.

During the Bretton Woods period, the US ran large current account surpluses. That would have drained dollars from abroad, but long-term capital outflows in the form of grants and direct investments by the US were greater than its current surpluses. The result was a build up of dollar assets by foreign firms and central banks. In effect, the US was lending long more than it was borrowing short, thereby satisfying the world’s growing demand for dollar liquidity, even while it remained a net creditor.

The Dollar Today

Today over half of all dollar notes in circulation are held outside the borders of the US. About half of US Treasury securities are owned by foreigners, mainly held as reserves by foreign central banks. The dollar is the main currency in international capital flows, as well as the currency of invoice for commodities and for many manufactured goods and services. All countries that trade directly with the US invoice both imports and exports in US dollars. Eurodollars often trade without any involvement by US participants.

Advantages for the U.S.

With the dollar as the world standard, the US is free to conduct its monetary policy independent of exchange rate fluctuations. In this respect, other countries operate at a disadvantage. They are reluctant to see their own currencies depreciate against the dollar because of the domestic inflationary threat that presents. They are also reluctant to allow a substantial appreciation of their currency against the dollar for fear of losing competitiveness in world markets. Consequently they sometimes subordinate their domestic monetary policies in order to stabilize their currencies against the dollar.

A Useful Analogy

The international dollar is analogous to the fiat money that a central bank issues within its own monetary domain. Central banks do so by purchasing assets from those who want to hold their currency as a store of value or for use in trade. There is little or no need for a central bank to concern itself with redeeming its own currency.

Likewise the US can issue dollar-denominated claims to the rest of the world which may never have to be redeemed so long as it maintains the domestic purchasing power of the dollar. While this gives the US a unique advantage in terms of borrowing in its own currency, the existence of a safe reserve asset is a great convenience to other countries. Only a serious loss of confidence in the dollar could depose it as the primary medium of international exchange, such as might be due to a prolonged major inflation in the US. Visit the source.

8.9-magnitude quake hits Japan with tsunami

Japan was struck by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot tsunami that washed away cars and tore away buildings along the coast near the epicenter.

A tsunami warning was also issued for Hawaii and the Pacific Coast of the U.S.

In various locations along Japan's coast, TV footage showed massive damage from the tsunami, with dozens of cars, boats and even buildings being carried along by waters. A large ship swept away by the tsunami rammed directly into a breakwater in Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture, according to footage on public broadcaster NHK.

Black smoke was also pouring out of an industrial area in Yokohama's Isogo area. TV footage showed boats, cars and trucks floating in water after a small tsunami hit the town of Kamaichi in northern Japan. An overpass appeared to have collapsed into the water.

Kyodo news agency said there were reports of fires in the city of Sendai in the northeast.

Officials were trying to assess damage, injuries and deaths from the quake but had no immediate details.

The tremor was felt as far away as Beijing, China.

The quake that struck at 2:46 p.m. local time (12:46 a.m. ET) was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks, including a 7.4-magnitude one about 30 minutes later. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) upgraded the strength of the first quake to a magnitude 8.9, while Japan's meteorological agency measured it at 7.9.

Citing USGS data, NBC News reported that if the 8.9 reading is correct, it would be the fifth-strongest earthquake since 1900.

The meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for the entire Pacific coast of Japan. NHK was warning those near the coast to get to safer ground.

The quake struck at a depth of six miles, about 80 miles off the eastern coast, the agency said. The area is 240 miles northeast of Tokyo.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami warning was in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas. A tsunami watch has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and Hawaii.

The earliest that hazardous waves could hit Hawaii is 2:59 a.m. local time, said the agency, based in Ewa Beach, NBC station KHNL reported.

Fear, damage in Tokyo
In downtown Tokyo, large buildings shook violently and workers poured into the street for safety. TV footage showed a large building on fire and bellowing smoke in the Odaiba district of Tokyo.

In central Tokyo, trains were stopped and passengers walked along the tracks to platforms.

Airports in the region were closed and Tokyo's fire department reported several people were injured when a roof caved in at a graduation ceremony in the city, SkyNews reported.

Footage on NHK from their Sendai office showed employees stumbling around and books and papers crashing from desks. It also showed a glass shelter at a bus stop in Tokyo completely smashed by the quake and a weeping woman nearby being comforted by another woman.

Thirty minutes after the quake, tall buildings were still swaying in Tokyo and mobile phone networks were not working. Japan's Coast Guard has set up task force and officials are standing by for emergency contingencies, Coast Guard official Yosuke Oi said.

"I'm afraid we'll soon find out about damages, since the quake was so strong," he said.

Hundreds of office workers and shoppers spilled into Hitotsugi street, a shopping street in Akasaka in downtown Tokyo.

Household goods ranging from toilet paper to clingfilm were flung into the street from outdoor shelves in front of a drugstore.

Crowds gathered in front of televisions in a shop next to the drugstore for details. After the shaking from the first quake subsided, crowds were watching and pointing to construction cranes on an office building up the street with voices saying, "They're still shaking!," "Are they going to fall?"

Asagi Machida, 27, a web designer in Tokyo, sprinted from a coffee shop when the quake hit.

"The images from the New Zealand earthquake are still fresh in my mind so I was really scared. I couldn't believe such a big earthquake was happening in Tokyo."

A police car drove down Hitotsugi Street, lights flashing, announcing through a bullhorn that there was still a danger of shaking.

The Tokyo stock market extended its losses after the quake was announced. The central bank said it would do everything to ensure financial stability.

Japan's northeast Pacific coast, called Sanriku, has suffered from quakes and tsunamis in the past and a 7.2 quake struck Wednesday. In 1933, a magnitude 8.1 quake in the area killed more than 3,000 people. Last year fishing facilities were damaged after by a tsunami caused by a strong tremor in Chile.

Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world's most seismically active areas. The country accounts for about 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater. Courtesy of MSNBC

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Jennifer Aniston Viral Video Controversy

Jennifer Aniston Viral Video Controversy

The people at Smart Water decided to test that philosophy by creating a video in which pitchwoman Jennifer Aniston attempts to make a viral video. Surprisingly, her efforts paid off. At least according to the Search box. Over the past 24 hours, online interest in "aniston smart water" and "aniston viral video" have more than tripled.

The video, which is tongue-in-cheek referred to as the "Jen Aniston sex tape" (but don't get any ideas), features Aniston spoofing several well-known viral videos from times past, including the dancing babies, the double rainbow guy (so intense), and the skateboarding dog.

Does Aniston's version do them justice? Check it out for yourself:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Are two diet pills better than one?

While "combo pilling" has gained popularity among dieters and some doctors in recent years, some experts warn it may not be worth the risks

“Do you want to come back to that question?” the interviewer on the phone asked.

Jennifer Sibley’s mind went blank. She gripped her cordless a little tighter and looked around her home office. No, she didn’t want to come back to that question; as a seasoned advertising executive who’d been unemployed for a year, she wanted to nail the question and get the job. She’d already downloaded plenty of research about her potential employer and had a file of notes on her computer screen to help her produce a good answer. But she couldn’t seem to focus; the interviewer’s words just eddied around in her brain. The more she tried to grab onto an idea, the less she succeeded.

She didn’t get that job. Nor did she get the next one, with a chamber of commerce, after another interview (face to face this time) in which she couldn’t compose her thoughts. “That’s when I stopped taking the pills,” recalls Sibley, who lives in central Pennsylvania. “I came home and thought, It’s not worth it. These drugs are making me nutty.”

“These drugs”—phentermine, an appetite suppressant she bought on the Internet, and topiramate (brand name Topamax), an anticonvulsant she got from her family doctor—weren’t supposed to make Sibley flaky; they were intended to help her drop the extra five to 10 pounds she’d been unable to lose while unemployed. Faced with a dieting plateau, Sibley had turned to what’s known as combo-pilling, taking two medications that together are supposed to bring about more weight loss, with fewer side effects, than one alone. The cocktail Sibley chose is nicknamed phen-Topamax, but many other possible couplings, composed of appetite suppressants, antidepressants and other drugs, are being used.

Combo-pilling has been gaining appeal among dieters, doctors and pharmaceutical companies, in part because single diet drugs have not been a great success. After sibutramine (Meridia) was taken off the market last October, there was only one drug left that was approved by the FDA for treating obesity for more than a few weeks: orlistat (Xen-ical by prescription or Allī over the counter). But even though orlistat is the only long-term option for consumers, many dieters eschew it because they can experience side effects (oily stains on their underwear, for example) if they eat fat-heavy meals. To many, combo-pilling begins to seem like the answer.

While there are no comprehensive data on how many Americans are taking two diet drugs simultaneously, a study in the March 2009 issue of Obesity revealed that 65 percent of weight specialists belonging to the American Society of Bariatric Physicians who responded to a survey are prescribing unapproved, or “off label,” drug combinations like phen-Topamax. This practice is perfectly legal. In fact, one out of five common drugs for adults is prescribed off label, according to a well-regarded 2006 analysis in the Archives of Internal Medicine.The theory is that as long as a drug has been approved and is on the market, physicians may use it as they see fit. However, while this leeway has created some happy surprises (such as the discovery that migraines can be treated with Botox), it also exposes patients to a medical gray zone where, without FDA-vetted research, they are completely dependent on the wisdom of their doctors.

One result: Most of the drug combos being used by dieters have not been tested in clinical trials conducted by drug companies or in rigorous studies led by academic researchers. There are also safety issues. For instance, when a drug manufacturer tried to market a single pill called Qnexa that combined the two medications Sibley took (although in different doses), the FDA rejected it over concerns about birth defects and cardiovascular risks. Yet both doctors and patients can point to success stories in which these medication regimens have led to weight loss without evident health damage.

Ultimately it’s up to each individual, in consultation with her physician, to decide whether the benefits of combo-pilling are worth the risks. Here, More takes a closer look.

Birth of a Notion
The idea of combo-pilling diet drugs was born on a wintry Midwestern day in the 1980s, when a pharmacologist from the University of Rochester was snowed in at the Kansas City airport. Stranded with his books, he ended up reading about two appetite suppressants on the market that didn’t work that well, especially long term. “What struck me,” says the scientist, Dr. Michael Weintraub, “was that the side effects were this and that with one of the drugs, and the opposite—that and this—with the other.” Hoping the drowsiness caused by one might cancel the jitteriness associated with the other, “I decided to try them together,” he explains.

In a study published in 1992, Weintraub conducted a now-famous trial on 121 subjects and found that the combination of phentermine, a stimulant, and fenfluramine, a medication that increases the release of serotonin in the body, worked like two fingers crossing for good luck. After eight months, people on the double regimen—later known as fen-phen—lost an average of 32 pounds, and the combo was an enormous hit.

You may remember the ending to the fen-phen story. On September 15, 1997, one half of the duo, fen-fluramine, was withdrawn from the market because it was associated with heart-valve disease. But the double-drug concept had established itself in the minds of the dieting public. “Fen-phen was the first time in world history that long-term weight loss could be maintained by using a combination of two drugs,” says Robert Skversky, MD, head of the Weight No More clinics in Southern California, which at the time of the fenfluramine withdrawal were doing a booming business in fen-phen. Skversky also reports that two of his patients, including one relative, developed pulmonary problems he believes were related to the drug combo.

An Antidepressant Cocktail
The phen side of fen-phen is still available, but to be a real diet aid, it needs a dance partner. For one thing, the use of phentermine, a chemical cousin of amphetamine and a controlled substance, is approved only for a few weeks. It does make hunger fade, but over time, weight loss tends to peter out. What fen did was keep phen going in an exciting quickstep—a Fred Astaire sweeping his Ginger Rogers to magical heights. Ever since fenfluramine was taken off the market, physicians have been looking for a replacement.

In 1994, three years before fen became unavailable, Michael Anchors, MD, a weight specialist with a PhD in biochemistry from Harvard and a practice in Gaithersburg, Maryland, discovered a new partner for phen pretty much by accident. “I had about a dozen patients on fen-phen, but the fenfluramine was expensive,” he recalls. “So I asked a colleague how the combo worked. He said, ‘Well, it’s thought that it’s an SSRI,’ ” a kind of antidepressant. Anchors wondered why he couldn’t use other, cheaper SSRI drugs, like Prozac. And when he tried the phentermine-Prozac combo (Phen-Pro), his patients lost weight. “A year after that, it became known that fenfluramine is not an SSRI drug,” he continues. “So my initial reason for doing it was wrong. I was just lucky that it worked.” (Both Prozac and fenfluramine affect the mood--related neurotransmitter serotonin, but in different ways.)

While Anchors holds a patent on Phen-Pro, no manufacturer has yet decided to produce the combo as a single pill. Eli Lilly, the maker of Prozac, conducted preliminary research but decided not to move forward. (“Lilly does not recommend the combination of Prozac with other medications as a treatment for weight loss,” says company spokeswoman Sonja Popp-Stahly, adding that Lilly does not recommend the off-label use of any drug.)

Anchors says he is best at treating the overweight or moderately obese. “I get 90 percent to lose at least a quarter of their total body weight,” he boasts. A key to his success, he feels, is that he spends a half hour speaking with each patient, trying to change how she relates to food. It helps, he points out, that the Phen-Pro combo does “kill the hunger in everybody.” Continue here.

Signs You're About to Get Fired Tips

Too many times after someone gets fired, they say, "I should have seen it coming." But most of us don't see the signs because we don't want to see them. They're there, sometimes right in front of us.

Here are some cautionary signs your last day may be coming sooner than you think:

There's been a "change" in your boss' behavior towards you. This isn't always a fatal sign, but you should be sensitive to it. If you sense your boss isn't being as friendly or open as usual, something bad might be brewing. If she no longer acts in a way that makes you feel secure and comfortable in your job and relationship with her, like dropping by the cubicle unannounced to sit and shoot the breeze or seeking your advice, it could be a sign of trouble.

[See 15 Ways Good Bosses Keep Their Best Employees.]

One-on-ones are consistently canceled. Beyond your boss' attitude or changing behavior, if he starts canceling every one-on-one meeting you've scheduled, or you have trouble getting his time and attention, then he could be feeling guilt about what's coming next. He could be avoiding you.

The boss has a new attention to detail. In the past, you were always left alone to perform, without much attention or coaching, but all of a sudden your boss is all over you. Maybe she's asking too many questions, setting deadlines, and following up on small tasks that once never mattered. It could be that she's building her performance case and getting her ducks in order.

No more talks about planning and the future. If by this time last year you were planning ahead for the annual conference or future budgets, yet now you aren't getting information or invites to meetings, then it's probably because you aren't considered as someone who will be here for the future.

[See How to Convince Your Employer to Pay for School.]

The "insider" stops talking to you. Every team has someone we know is the boss' insider. This is the person who your boss talks to more than anyone else, who she asks for advice and counsel. If you were the insider and all of a sudden the flow of information slows, that says it all. Or if someone you know is the boss' insider stops talking to you or begins avoiding you, then it could be that he knows more than you do and is reacting to an uncomfortable bit of knowledge.

HR doesn't have time for you. This is assuming that HR used to have time for you. HR employees are like anyone else in that they'll avoid uncomfortable situations for fear of saying the wrong thing or setting the wrong expectations. Take note if they're "unavailable" or not hanging around with you like they used to do.

[For more career advice, visit U.S. News Careers, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.]

Your complaints get answered with, "You're right." In the past, you may have had conversations about how your job wasn't challenging enough, and your boss would try to convince you otherwise. But if recently she starts agreeing and sending signals almost encouraging you to go find another job, don't miss that sign.

Before you panic and think you're going to lose your job tomorrow morning, recognize that this is much like a horoscope--we can see enough of it in any given day that it looks like it's true and written just for us. See these changes as what they are, warning signs, and nothing more. If any of these are happening to you right now, set up time to speak with your boss to ask what you can do to improve. Do this before it's too late, and you'll avoid getting blindsided.

By Rusty Rueff, director and career expert for jobs and career website has been a CEO, led HR in global companies and is co-author of Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business.

Monday, March 7, 2011

What if the price of oil is NOT painfully increasing everyday?

IF this is the case, then the oil is wasted like candies by the billions of people in the world in a matter of years.

IF this is the case, then there are no billionaires who owns big oil corporations.

IF this is the case, then the oil 'would not be precious' anymore.

IF this is the case, then there will be no longer war and poverty.

IF this is the case, then the oil owners cannot price their crude the way they want it to be.

IF this is the case, then it will be like your diamonds are not so 'expensive and adorable' to see and buy anymore.

IF this is the case, then it's as if the oil owners are not hoarding their supplies from the consumers.

Drilling deep is the one that is expensive, not the other way around. Do you get what I mean?

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Most Disturbing Images Trick

Some of the most disturbing manipulated images...


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