Superlatives from the Kansas Game

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Best quote: Glenn Spencer hits the nail on the head.#OKstate Glenn Spencer: “I don’t even want to see a stat sheet. I really don’t care. People lost their lives today. This is a game.”— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 25, 2015Winners: We’ve got a tie for first place, and I can’t in good conscious omit one of them.I think the special teams unit came away the overall winners of today’s contest. There weren’t any big, game-breaking plays, but I think both return units improved dramatically over the bye week. The punt block from Miketavius Jones was another big win for the unit.THOSE HELMETS!AdChoices广告Here’s a better look at the #okstate throwback helmets. They’re really cool.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 24, 2015MVP: J.W. Walsh. 4 total touchdowns, no turnovers. The red-zone go-to continued his dominance again today.Best play: Miketavius Jones’ punt block for a touchdown was pretty great. The athleticism to stick with the play paid off for a big play for the Pokes.Best GIF:James Washington is the man. This is Dez-like. #okstate up 35-10 at the half.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 24, 2015Class act of the day: Photo of the day— Phil Inzinga! (@PhilInzinga) October 25, 2015Most popular call: The chop block! My gosh, all of them!Pose that deserves a statue: The Walsh point! I’ll miss it one day.Final: OSU 58, Kansas 10: J.W. Walsh finishes with five touchdowns. #okstate moves to 7-0.— NewsOKSports (@NewsOKSports) October 24, 2015last_img read more

Google Doodle celebrates 30th birthday of the World Wide Web

first_img Originally published March 11.Update, March 12: Adds more background on Tim Berners-Lee. Tags Comments Share your voice Google Doodle 2:24 “When two years is a typical length of stay, information is constantly being lost,” he wrote. “The introduction of the new people demands a fair amount of their time and that of others before they have any idea of what goes on. “The technical details of past projects are sometimes lost forever, or only recovered after a detective investigation in an emergency. Often, the information has been recorded, it just cannot be found.”Berners-Lee’s proposal contained the basic concepts of the web, including ideas like HTML, URL and HTTP, but it would be another couple of years before he could demonstrate his idea. It would be another couple of years until Jim Clark and Marc Andreessen popularized the notion of commercial web browsing with Netscape in the mid-1990s.In his annual letter on the web’s birthday, Berners-Lee on Monday expressed optimism about what can be achieved in the next three decades.”Given how much the web has changed in the past 30 years, it would be defeatist and unimaginative to assume that the web as we know it can’t be changed for the better in the next 30,” he said. There are nearly 2 billion websites today; serving together as a platform for socializing, shopping, gaming or watching videos online, it’s hard to imagine getting along with out it.Happy birthday, web! Onlinecenter_img Tim Berners-Lee still believes the web can be fixed, even today As the web turns 30, its creator offers a message of hope for its future 2 Now playing: Watch this: World Wide Web turns 30 Google celebrates the web’s birthday with a reminder of what things were like in its early years. Google Thirty years ago Tuesday, 33-year-old software engineer Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal to his boss that would set the technology world on fire and usher in the information age.Berners-Lee was working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) outside of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1989 when he wrote Information Management: A proposal. It was a blueprint for better managing and monitoring the flow of research at the labs, but within its pages were the underpinnings for what would become known as the World Wide Web.Google, which was made possible by Berners-Lee’s invention, on Tuesday marked the technology milestone with an animated Doodle featuring pixelated letters reminiscent of the crude, block graphics that were common on early web pages. The image of a globe slowly renders on the desktop computer’s monitor as a reminder of the slow download speeds that hobbled our experiences in prebroadband days.The whole thing began when Berners-Lee grew frustrated that CERN was losing track of valuable project information because of personnel turnover and incompatible computers people brought with them to the office. How Chrome changed web browsers 10 years agolast_img read more

Build a home theater on the cheap with this Epson 1080p projector

first_img Comments Now playing: Watch this: Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Six things to know about home theater projectors Projectors Audio Share your voice Record Store Day turntable dealTomorrow is Record Store Day. That means if you’re into vinyl, head to your nearest record shop (yeah, they’re still a thing) for deals and discounts.fluance-rt80Save $50 on the Fluance RT80, already one of the best turntable deals out there. Fluance But start here: For a limited time, you can get the Fluance RT80 Turntable for $149.96 shipped with promo code RT80RSD.See it at FluanceThe RT80 features a preamp, a diamond stylus and other things that are probably meaningful to audiophiles.I’m not one of them, but the turntable has a 4.5-star review average from 165 buyers — so apparently it’s pretty good!CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! 2:33 The Cheapskate No audio-out? Oh, Epson. Thankfully, there’s an easy workaround. Epson Big TVs have gotten awfully cheap of late — you can still get a 65-inch TCL 4-Series Roku for $500, for example — but if you want a seriously big picture, you’ll need a projector.Like this one: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the refurbished Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 projector for $399.99 shipped (plus tax). It sells new for $550. Update: You must be a My Best Buy member (free) and signed into your account in order to see this price.See it at Best BuyHang on… a refurbished projector? That sounds like a bad plan. What if the expensive-to-replace bulb gives out on day 91? Surprise: This is backed by a two-year Epson warranty, same as new PowerLites.I couldn’t help wondering if this was an error on Best Buy’s product page, but if you look at Epson’s own Clearance Center page, you’ll see that all the refurbished items there carry a full warranty. Nice!So, the projector itself. The PowerLite 1060 is a full-HD (that is, 1080p) model that uses 3LCD technology, which promises higher color light output than single-chip DLP projectors, while also avoiding the rainbow effect sometimes produced by the latter.It comes with two HDMI inputs and built-in speakers, so you could set this up just about anywhere for an impromptu movie and gaming night.Now for the bad news: The PowerLite 1060 has no audio-out option, which is kind of ludicrous. That means there’s no easy way to pipe the sound to, say, a sound bar.j-tech-digital-hdmi-audio-extractorAn inexpensive audio extractor helps solve the Epson PowerLite’s only real problem. J-Tech Digital But there is a way. From what I’ve learned, an inexpensive HDMI audio extractor (like this one, about $26) will give you both analog and digital outputs for connecting to external sound systems. In fact, this exact projector is called out in one of the customer reviews for this extractor: “Works wonderful,” according to the customer.Despite that issue, the user reviews for the PowerLite 1060 are overwhelmingly positive: 4.6 stars at Best Buy and 4.2 stars at Amazon.If you’ve always wanted to watch sports and movies and play videogames on a ginormous HD screen, it’s rarely been this affordable. Would a 4K projector be even better? Sure, but it’ll be a while before you see one anywhere near this price.Read more: The best home theater projectors for 2019 Tags 15 Best Buylast_img read more

Review of Star Sports World Cup ad Unique celebrates Englands diversity and

first_imgIt shows the Queen at a social event where one of her aides raises a toast to hope of England’s success in the World Cup. Then, an Indian waiter gives the tray of champagne to the aide and rips off his formal uniform to reveal the shirt of Indian cricket team’s blue jersey. Then he starts singing a song which is actually quite hummable as opposed to the grating theme song ‘De ghuma ke’ from the 2011 edition.Till now, it seems like the ad is only talking about India’s campaign. But then it takes a rather unique turn when a guest stops him and then takes off the upper half of his formal suit to reveal the shirt of the Australian team and engages in a dance-off with the Indian. Soon, the chef emerges from the kitchen and rips off his coat to joins in except that he is wearing South African jersey’s shirt. Then appears a bulky bodyguard who handcuffs one of the men much to the Queen’s approval. But after that, he rips off the upper part of his suit to show the West Indian shirt.This leads to all hell breaking loose as supporters of all teams join in and guess what, the Pakistani among them is the same guy who featured in the famous ‘Mauka Mauka’ ad. This mayhem continues until the Queen nods meaningfully to her aide. He understands the instructions and, handing over the tray, rips off the top of his own suit to show England’s jersey. The mad dance-off continues.So, the ad is not unnecessarily one-sided and biased. It has music which, like what was there in the ‘Mauka Mauka’ ads, entertaining and not too loud. But the ad does another thing, though it might have been inadvertent. It shows the multicultural society that has emerged in England, at least in the urban centres. The Star Sports creative team have done a decent job of capturing the excitement that one can expect during the event. Lastly, this commercial isn’t going to offend anyone. ICC World Cup 2019 – Team India Squad IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:30Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:28?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close A screengrab from the World Cup adYouTube/Star SportsLet’s be fair, Star Sports hasn’t always been good at making advertisements to promote its sports content. It may be due to the conviction that Indians can’t appreciate sports on its own and need it to appear more melodramatic.Take for instance their ad to promote the Premier Badminton League. It showed India’s top shuttlers posing with an aggressive demeanour and had the tagline, ‘Baddies are back.’ It’s as if badminton with its exciting speed and awe-inspiring skills isn’t enough to attract the audience, therefore it needs imaginary gruesomeness.Another commercial that the channel made before India’s tour of Bangladesh in 2015, where a group of kids patronisingly remark on seeing a younger boy batting well, ‘bachche ab bachche nahin rahe,’ referring to Bangladesh cricket team’s progress, was downright insulting to the host nation. Their win in the 3-match ODI series must have seemed poetic justice to their fans.2019 World Cup advertisementBut the advertisement to promote the upcoming ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup seems to have been crafted really well. The start makes you think it is another one of those silly commercials which presents England and its people according to semi-developed Indian stereotypes visible in movies like Namastey London and Housefull.last_img read more

Juba Leagues attack leads to transport strike in Sylhet

first_imgMap of SylhetTransport owners and workers will go on an indefinite strike in the Sylhet district from Wednesday morning to press home their two-point demand, reports UNB news agency.Sylhet Transport Workers’ Union President Selim Ahmed Falik came up with the announcement at a meeting held at the Sylhet Central Bus Terminal at 5:00pm on Tuesday.The announcement came following the attack on transport workers allegedly by a group of Juba League leaders at Tajmahal Hotel at 2:00pm on Tuesday.The two-point demand includes immediate arrest of the attackers, who assaulted the transport workers and hotel workers, and the recovery of illegal arms.Falik alleged the leaders and activists of local unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and Juba League carried out the attack on the transport workers twice earlier.BCL is the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) while Juba League is the youth front.last_img read more

Juba League leader electrocuted in Bagerhat

first_imgbagerhatA local leader of Juba League was electrocuted on Thursday in his house at Bahirdia village in Fakirhat upazila in the district.The deceased was Md Farid Mallik, 45, son of Mazid Mollik of Bahirdia village and an ward-level leader of Juba League.Officer-in-charge of Fakirhat police station Abu Zahid Sheikh said Farid got electrocuted in the afternoon when he was trying to repair an electric motor of his house.He was rushed to Upazila Health Complex where physicians declared him dead, he said.last_img

Selfticking oscillator could be next for portable atomic clocks

first_img“Most conventional atomic clocks need a more conventional, non-atomic clock, like a quartz crystal, to keep them ticking,” William Happer tells “We’ve developed a system that would be self-ticking, using a specific laser.” Redefining the limits of measurement accuracy This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. “It’s really a souped-up mode-locked laser,” Happer says. “While our laser has much in common with a mode-locked laser, there are some differences. The atoms in the vapor cell notice if the frequency of the mode-locked laser drifts and they automatically correct the frequency with no need for any external feedback loops.”Happer continues: “An important benefit of push-pull pumping with alternating circular polarization is that none of the atoms are wasted.” “In most atomic clocks,” Jau adds, “many of the atoms are wasted. Only a very few are in the clock state. With this push-pull pumping, all of the atoms are put into a clock state.”Along the way, the two discovered something interesting. “The self-modulation occurs over a limited range of laser injection current. We weren’t surprised that too little current didn’t work. What surprised us was that too much current caused the laser to stop modulating,” Happer says. Jau continues: “This new oscillator, where the polarized atoms, the modulated photons, and the laser gain centers are all coupled together has very rich and interesting physics. ”Happer does point out that these oscillators could not replace the extremely precise, but large atomic clocks that occupy whole rooms. “It’s really to improve the workings of small, portable atomic clocks,” he emphasizes. “It eliminates the need for quartz crystals or photodetectors. Hopefully, with fewer parts, it will be less expensive to manufacture, and more stable.”Jau agrees: “This is a primitive idea, how to make an atomic clock by using pure optical methods without a quartz crystal. But it works better with reduced components and power consumption.”Copyright 2007 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Citation: Self-ticking oscillator could be next for portable atomic clocks (2007, December 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Happer is a scientist at Princeton University. He, along with his young colleague Yuan-Yu Jau, invented a push-pull laser-atomic oscillator that can be useful in a variety of applications, including questions of fundamental physics, use in portable atomic clocks and coherent optical combs. “We didn’t start out thinking about applications, really,” Happer says. “We’re physicists. We just wanted to see if we could make this type of oscillator work.” The results of Happer and Jau’s work can be found in Physical Review Letters: “Push-Pull Laser-Atomic Oscillator.”Jau explains that even though they didn’t set out to build a better portable atomic clock, he thinks that they have succeeded. “We believe this is the first demonstration of making an oscillator that produces an atomic-clock signal in both electrical and optical forms by purely optical means,” he says. “This is simple. There are fewer components and lower power consumption.”“The new clock needs neither a quartz crystal with its electronics nor a photodetector,” Happer adds.Jau and Happer explain that in conventional atomic clocks, a quartz crystal is used “as a flywheel to keep the clock ticking strongly, with the atoms as a weak controlling element.” They point out that if the quartz crystal fails, the clock will cease working. “These are the types of clocks used in GPS satellites and in cell-phone towers,” Happer says.Jau points out that better precision is becoming increasingly necessary: “Mini atomic clocks can be helpful. There are many systems now working faster and faster, and transmitting large quantities of data, especially in high-speed communications. A laser atomic clock like this would be less complicated than the conventional kind, with comparable precision.”The push-pull laser-atomic oscillator built by the two consists of a semiconductor laser with alkali-metal vapor (in this case Potassium) in the external cavity. A time independent current is used to pump the semiconductor laser. “The laser will automatically modulate its light and its electrical impedance at the clock frequency of the atoms,” Happer says. This in turn eliminates the need for an external modulator, like the quartz crystal, or for a photodetector. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Siliguri Intl Film Festival to kick off from November 19

first_imgDarjeeling: On the heels of Kolkata International Film Festival, the 19th Siliguri International Film Festival is all set to be flagged off on November 19th. The 6th Siliguri International Short and Documentary Film Festival will also form an important part of this film festival.The film festival will be inaugurated on 19th and will continue till November 26th. Around 17 films will be showcased from 9 countries including England, Switzerland, Sweden, Vietnam, Chili, Nepal and Bangladesh. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”The festival will commemorate 100 years of Bengali cinema and also mark the 100th birth anniversary of Master film maker Ingmar Bergman. There is a lot of excitement surrounding the festival,” stated Tourism Minister Gautam Deb. The festival will open with the Bengali film — Aschhe Abar Sabar. “Silence” by Bergman will also be screened. The film festival is organised by Siliguri Cine Society in association with the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs, Government of West Bengal, Federation Film Societies of India (ER) and Dinabandhu Mancha Advisory Committee. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe inaugural ceremony will be held at Dinabandhu Mancha, Siliguri at 6pm on November 19. The festival will be inaugurated by filmmaker Arindam Sil. Minister Deb will be present as the Chief Guest. “The Short and Documentary Film Festival will be a part of this festival. It will be flagged off on November 13 and will continue till November 16. Around 66 short films and documentaries will be screened. This is a competitive category for Indian short films and documentaries with cash awards,” stated Pradip Nag of the Siliguri Cine Society. The short films and documentaries will be screened at Ramkinkar Hall, Siliguri. Cash prize of Rs 5000 each will be given for best short film, best documentary, best Cinematographer and best Director. Jury mentioned award will be given for non-Indian films for best film, best cinematographer and best director. Tasmiah Afrin and Sadia Khalid from Bangladesh and Sankhajit Biswas from Kolkata will be present jury members.last_img read more

US Consul General of Kolkata meets Tourism minister in Siliguri

first_imgDarjeeling: Patti Hoffman, US Consul General, Kolkata made a stopover at Siliguri on the way to Sikkim. In Siliguri, the Consul General met Tourism Minister Goutam Deb and discussed different issues pertaining to tourism on Tuesday.”The Consul General wanted to know about different festivals of the state. I apprised her that Durga Puja is the most important festival. However, festivals like Gangasagar Mela and Rash Mela in Cooch Behar draw lakhs of tourists from all over the country,” stated Minister Deb. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeConsul General Hoffman wanted to know about the tourism potential of the state, the amount of investment in the tourism sector and the foreign tourist footfall in the State. “She wanted to know of the air and road connectivity along with the type of accommodations available for the tourists. I apprised her of the improvement in air and road connectivity in the State. Our Government under the able leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has given a lot of impetus on road and air connectivity for the benefit of locals and tourists alike,” stated Deb. The Consul General suggested that an increase in direct flights connecting Netaji International Airport, Kolkata to important cities throughout the globe would increase foreign tourist footfall. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn another development, the Airport Authority of India jointly with the Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA) is all set to start a Perishable Cargo unit at Bagdogra Airport. This would be the only Perishable Cargo unit in this region including the North East, Nepal and Bhutan. “No Airport in this region has the capability to handle perishable cargo. The unit will emerge as a very profitable component to Bagdogra,” stated Sourav Chakraborty, Chairman, SJDA.last_img read more

Googles Project Zero reveals a High severity copyonwrite security flaw found in

first_imgA Security researcher from Google’s Project Zero team recently revealed a high severity flaw in the macOS kernel that allows a copy-on-write (COW) behavior, a resource-management technique, also referred to as shadowing. The researcher informed Apple about the flaw back in November 2018, but the company is yet to fix it even after exceeding the 90-day deadline. This is the reason why the bug is now being made public with a “high severity” label. According to a post on Monorail, the issue tracking tool is for chromium-related projects, “The copy-on-write behavior works not only with anonymous memory but also with file mappings. This means that, after the destination process has started reading from the transferred memory area, memory pressure can cause the pages holding the transferred memory to be evicted from the page cache. Later, when the evicted pages are needed again, they can be reloaded from the backing filesystem.” “This means that if an attacker can mutate an on-disk file without informing the virtual management subsystem, this is a security bug. MacOS permits normal users to mount filesystem images. When a mounted filesystem image is mutated directly (e.g. by calling pwrite() on the filesystem image), this information is not propagated into the mounted filesystem”, the post further reads. According to a Google project member, “We’ve been in contact with Apple regarding this issue, and at this point no fix is available. Apple is intending to resolve this issue in a future release, and we’re working together to assess the options for a patch. We’ll update this issue tracker entry once we have more details.” A user commented on HackerNews, “Given the requirements that a secondary process should even be able to modify a file that is already open, I guess the expected behavior is that the 1st process’s version should remain cached in memory while allowing the on-disk (CoW) version to be updated? While also informing the 1st process of the update and allowing the 1st process to reload/reopen the file if it chooses to do so. If this is the intended/expected behavior, then it follows that pwrite() and other syscalls should inform the kernel and cause prevent the origional cache from being flushed.” To know more about this news, head over to the bug issue post. Read Next Drupal releases security advisory for ‘serious’ Remote Code Execution vulnerability Google’s home security system, Nest Secure’s had a hidden microphone; Google says it was an “error” Firedome’s ‘Endpoint Protection’ solution for improved IoT securitylast_img read more