Trax3001BBS (2368736) writes ""Lanza’s group used caffeine to prevent the fused egg from dividing prematurely. Rather than leaving the egg with its newly introduced DNA for 30 minutes before activating the dividing stage, they let the eggs rest for about two hours. This gave the DNA enough time to acclimate to its new environment and interact with the egg’s development factors, which erased each of the donor cell’s existing history and reprogrammed it to act like a brand new cell in an embryo."
Trax3001BBS (2368736) writes "Wanapum Dam has been found with a 65-foot (20 meter) crack. Water levels are being lowered to both reduce water pressure and give the inspectors access to the area.
"Earlier this week, an engineer noticed a slight irregular “bowing” above the spillway gates near where cars can drive across the dam.
When divers finally took a look under water they found a 2-inch-wide crack that stretched for 65 feet along the base of one of the dam’s spillway piers...
The artilcle goes on to say
"Even if the dam doesn’t fail, the significance of the damage is likely to require extensive repairs and that, too, could impact the entire Columbia River system.
“All these dams coordinate to generate energy on a regional scope,” Stedwick said. “If Wanapum is impacted, that has impacts on dams up stream as well as below.”
Up stream dams would be required to handle more water, the lower Dams means just one (Priest rapids Dam); after that is the last free flowing section of the Columbia river. Daily walks along that section I've seen it deviate (higher or lower) by amazing amount of water; it can handle it.
On top of this situation you have a large group of people that would like that particular Dam removed as well as the one above and below it (think of the fish!) http://www.npr.org/2013/05/15/..., after Priest rapids dam (down stream from Wanapum Dam) is the Hanford Nuclear Reservation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H... once the site for Plutonium production area. Either of which stand to get a lot of press from this.
Personally I'd like to give the engineer that noticed a slight irregular “bowing” and atta boy." Link to Original Source
Trax3001BBS (2368736) writes "ARS is running an article about a vulnerability of ASUS routers that are becoming very popular at the moment -like connected USB devices being open to the world.
According to Lovett, the weakness affects a variety of Asus router models, including the RT-AC66R, RT-AC66U, RT-N66R, RT-N66U, RT-AC56U, RT-N56R, RT-N56U, RT-N14U, RT-N16, and RT-N16R..a when using AiCloud or FTP
The delayed announcement? Voyager 1 observed no change in the direction of the magnetic field, as had been expected. "According to conventional wisdom, we'll know we've passed through this mysterious boundary when we stop seeing solar particles and start seeing galactic particles, and we also detect a change in the prevailing direction of the local magnetic field. "" Link to Original Source top
Trax3001BBS (2368736) writes "You know the old question of the photon traveling at close to the speed of light passing near a black hole; how much speed will it acquire from the a gravity assist?
The answer I'm fine with is the photon ejects a gamma wave and maintains it's original speed.
How about the reflection from a mirror moving close to the speed of light. The reflection will pick momentum from the speed of the mirror.
Albert Einstein stating that the reflection from a mirror moving close to the speed of light could in principle result in bright light pulses in the short wavelength range
A team of physicists from the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics(MPQ) in Garching...created such a mirror in a recent experiment."The scientists used an intense laser pulse to accelerate a dense sheet of electrons from a nanometre-thin foil to close to the speed of light and reflected a counter-propagating laser pulse from this relativistic mirror.instead of moving faster (photons already travel at the speed of light),the reflected light is shifted in its frequency.
In the experiment, the incredibly high velocity of the electron mirror gave rise to a change in frequency upon reflection from the near infrared to the extreme ultraviolet up to a wavelength of 60 to 80 nanometre.
Moreoever (sic), the time duration of the reflected pulses was on the order of a few hundred attoseconds only (one attosecond is a billionth of a billionth of a second).
This experiment not only supports Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity, but attosecond pulses of light would allow the electron motion in atoms to be resolved,"
Trax3001BBS writes ""For years, biologists have been amazed by the power of gecko feet, which let these 5-ounce lizards produce an adhesive force roughly equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without slipping. Now, a team of polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered exactly how the gecko does it, leading them to invent "Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall"
ASLR vastly decreases the chances that a remote-code-execution attack will succeed by loading downloaded scripts in a different memory location each time the computer is rebooted. The attackers behind the campaign discovered by FireEye found a way to bypass ASLR on computers running older software. Specifically, PCs running Windows XP, Windows 7 with the now-unsupported 1.6 version of Oracle's Java, and Windows 7 with a now out-of-date version of Office 2007 or Office 2010 don't benefit from the protection of ASLR. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/02/adobe-releases-emergency-flash-update-amid-new-zero-day-drive-by-attacks/
Readers should remember that versions 22.214.171.124, 11.7.700.261, or earlier of Flash, regardless of the platform they run on, contain the underlying vulnerability.
As you can see I'm awful wordy this is no exception, I had thought it already posted here...
---First you can fix BF3 very easily by reinstalling your audio drivers. (not so weird if you think about it.)
---- BF3's window disappearing or appears BF3 has crashed. ----
I couldn't play two or three maps of BF3 in a row without the BF3's window turning Gray then disappearing, "BF3 window" because I thought it was due to being full screen (in a way it was).
I didn't know if it was my setup, even server side or client side - the opportunity to find that out was...blocked.
Understand my games ran just fine, then all of a sudden Gray, Black, and I'd reboot myself to reset what might of been wrong (flush the ram).
I use the Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc) all the time. Win7's is much more useful than the past Windows OS's but it was only showing a "0 (zero) bit bucket error" (nothing).
So took another approach, debugging the only.DMP file left from a crash and found my problem: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR, yep a "Windows User Experience Enhancement".
A Timeout Detection and Recovery error, in other words my video card was so busy it didn't have time to report back it's well being - So the system would reset the video card, taking BF3 with it. While my video card is top of the line, BF3 graphics are rather intense.
My.dmp file was located here X:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\WATCHDOG\
There are registry entries that can fix this at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers the keys must be entered as they aren't there by default
TdrLevel - turn on and off Timeout detection TdrDelay - change the time out period TdrDdiDelay - time to reset the graphics stack TdrLimitTime - time limit TDR's are allowed ( I'll be tweaking) TdrLimitCount - number of TDR's are allowed ( I'll be tweaking) [url]http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff569918.aspx[/url]
Taking the easy way out I just disabled the TDR,
Recently I had rebooted and entered a map with the same players, I had left. All the chat's were about the lag they were seeing, lot's of people, lots of lag - not me, the game played just fine. Seems to be just a matter of time before most are hit with the same problem, just they didn't crash or online to say they had.
Collected at different times my Event Viewer error messages claimed: I had run out of Graphic memory or so fragmented it was unusable, another: "ReportDescription=A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.", yet another: "The Desktop Window Manager is experiencing heavy resource contention. Scenario : Video memory resources are over-utilized and there is thrashing happening as a result.
Quote "Ultimately, this crash is due to game/software developers and graphics card manufacturers (such as ATI/AMD and NVidia) developing buggy devices and software and not playing by the rules and standards dictated for a specific platform like Windows. There are many cases of similar events happening on UNIX/Linux systems, so this problem is not specifically isolated to Windows."/Quote [url]http://www.mikemstech.blogspot.com/2011/12/troubleshooting-0x116-videotdrerror.html[/url]
My system: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 case ASUS P6X58D Premium MotherBoard Intel Core i7-950 3.8Ghz 1.2 Volts CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB TR3X6G1600C8D Memory 1806Mhz at 1.60volts EVGA GTX 570 video card (not overclocked) CORSAIR H-50 Cooling Hydro (CPU water cooler) CORSAIR HX850 Silver Certified, Modular power supply 3 HD - 2 CD all unspectacular:}
References [url]http://www.mikemstech.blogspot.com/2011/12/troubleshooting-0x116-videotdrerror.html[/url] where one should start - also a copy of what my debug output looked like (guess how I found the site).
TDR explanations, registry settings (Win7 and above) [url]http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff569918.aspx[/url]
Working on a web site with kompozer, until then figured I'd place things that could help others here.
Like Windows 7's Event Viewer not working anymore, claiming the service isn't running
Bottome line: The trick is to rename X:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup to say: X:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup42
RtBackup will recreate itself and everything will be back to normal. ----
Windows 7 event viewer (eventvwr.msc) has grown up.
Understand Win7 is a new OS for me installed for BattleField3. BF3 is also what I'm mostly fixing or tweaking the OS for as well. This is also the first time I've ever used permissions always installing windows on a FAT 32 format
XP and below you would use the event viewer to get a clue to your problem, with Win7 it actually helps a lot.
I was using the event viewer to track down my problem of not being able to play BF3 2 or 3 games in a row without the BF3 screen fading to gray then disappear, of course near the end where I'd lose everything I'd gained.
Now weirdness enters the very day I took a serious approach at this problem. I kept track of the times I was in game, it ended, the next started, and time of crashes so I could track the times later in the Event Viewer.
Down to work I opened the Event Viewer and it won't, it quit working, claiming the service needed to be running first, the service was indeed running.
The event viewer is dependent upon the Task Scheduler and it the event viewer, and between the two there was a time I wasn't sure what if any services were working.
I tried a repair install of Win7 and couldn't because of SP1 - rough day I have another version of Win7 and two versions of XP I can boot into as well as the CD drives, I think I used them all to attack the problem from the outside. Working with permissions (sidestepping them) and trying to get a copy of Win7 to install. While maintaining everything or no data loss, I'm not one to format and start over.
Next day different approach - I finally found the answer at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/cannot-start-windows-event-log-service-on-windows/e2c218ad-8637-49ee-8023-50eae0e4ddcb
The trick is to rename X:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup To say: X:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup42
RtBackup will recreate itself and everything will be back to normal. Simple as that.
I couldn't rename RtBackup. Working with permissions for so long I went into my XP64 OS to work with it, only to find the directory was "Read Only" sigh...
BTW my cure all ERUNT wouldn't work (permissions) or this post would be much shorter or not at all. Before I do anything I'll run ERUNT just in case. http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/
I know how to crash a system with any video card running BF3,
Bold statement as it's not totally the video cards fault and a crash isn't always the result;
but you will have a lot of problems until you reboot.
Running BF3 without pagefile.sys or disk cache, will crash or or severely cripple the OS.
After playing for a while you will be asked politely to quit BF3 as your running out of resources
- windows 7 also request shutting down it's charm (DMV.exe) and other services.
Thing here is all the requests are behind the BF3 game screen, you'll start loosing
control of any equipment your in, or other odd stuff pertaining to input.
I have 6 Gigs of ram and BF3 is the only application where a Pagefile is
required, even Photoshop runs without one now.
Yet for all it's problems BF3 is a very enjoyable game that I play daily but now
with a pagefile on a slow drive. My video card: EVGA GTX570