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  • MSN Poll Projects Strong Clinton Lead [Original 22 June 2016 Poll Showed Trump 49% - Clinton 31%]

    07/05/2016 12:11:16 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 25 replies ^ | 05 July 2016
    ...Microsoft researchers have devised a way to use historical data about voters to model a more statistically sound result...the raw results from about 1 million voters showed Trump ahead...The modeled results, show...Clinton support at 49 percent and Trump at 39 percent.
  • Electronics That Last: How I Built an Heirloom Laptop

    01/18/2016 6:30:20 PM PST · by Utilizer · 22 replies
    Makezine ^ | January 15, 2016, 5:30 am PST | Kurt Mottweiler
    The Novena Heirloom is a limited edition custom enclosure system I built for use with the open-source Novena computer designed by Bunnie Huang and Sean Cross. It was crowd funded in cooperation with Portland, Oregon-based Crowd Supply. Several prototype concepts were developed for the campaign. After consulting with Huang, we decided to forgo an easel design in favor of a more traditional clam shell laptop. The requirement for user access to the internal components argued for a removable keypad and drove the final result. The thrust of the design concept is informed by, and hopefully serves as homage to, the...
  • A Calculator Just Whupped UN Supercomputers at Accurately Modeling Climate

    08/20/2015 9:06:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/20/2015 | Charlie Martin
    Climate is complex.This is true both in the conventional “wow, this is hard to figure out!” sense, and in the technical sense that people mean when they talk about “complex systems theory.” It’s so sensitive to the initial assumptions that it’s never feasible to compute exactly how the system will behave. Sometimes this is called “sensitive dependence on initial conditions,” or SDIC.This is basically why we can’t predict if it will rain on Monday, yet we can confidently predict that it’ll be colder in Boulder in December than it was in July.The difference here is between what is exactly true,...
  • The First Trans-Exclusive Modeling Agency Launches in LA

    08/06/2015 9:57:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Paper Magazine ^ | July 23, 2015 | Sandra Song
    With Hari Nef signed to IMG and Andreja Pejic making make-up modeling history, it's been a good year for transpeople in the fashion industry -- and it's about to get even better because there's now a trans-exclusive modeling agency in the game, dubbed Apple Model Management. Originally founded in Thailand, Apple has just expanded to LA, where they've become the first modeling agency to launch a transgender division. "We see trans individuals as beautiful," agency director Cecilio Asuncion said. "But their full potential was never reached because of the stigma the community-at-large had towards the trans community. This has to...
  • Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber billed fed and state govts at least $5.9M for advice

    11/14/2014 11:41:50 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2014 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    Four U.S. states and the federal government have padded Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber's wallet to the tune of $5.9 million since 2000, including millions connected to his work on the Affordable Care Act. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist has been pilloried for collecting $392,600 from the Obama administration's Health and Human Services Department while the law was being written, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Gruber's consulting contracts give states and the feds access to a proprietary formula that can determine how changes in a health care system's structure will affect costs. The 'Gruber Microsimulation Model'...
  • Jeremy Meeks Offered Modeling Contract ("Handsome felon")

    07/03/2014 12:25:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | July 2, 2014 | Moriba Cummings
    Though he is currently behind bars facing 11 felon charges for crimes ranging from gun possession to parole violations, viral Internet sensation Jeremy Meeks is seeking to reap the benefits of his well-received face. He was recently offered a modeling contract with Los Angeles-based Blaze Models. According to TMZ, the 30-year-old criminal has his ex-porn star agent, Gina Rodriguez, to thank. Rodriguez, who is quite the experienced entertainment manager, oversees clients including "Octomom" Nadya Suleman, Farrah Abraham and, most recently, Donald Sterling's much talked about ex-girlfriend, V. Stiviano. While this certainly may serve as some positive news once he...
  • Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell, 91, Dies; Redefined Beauty

    03/13/2014 3:24:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 13, 2014 | Margalit Fox
    Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell, a former model, agent, charm-school director and newspaper publisher who almost single-handedly opened the modeling profession to African-Americans, and in so doing expanded public understanding of what American beauty looks like, died on Feb. 28 in Manhattan. She was 91.
  • Boca Raton Toys 'R' Us theft: Video shows family stealing from store [Children Taught to Steal]

    11/15/2013 6:39:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies ^ | 11/14/13 | Mollie Reynolds
    Surveillance video...shows a family of nine reportedly stealing from the Toys "R" Us..... young kids were instructed by their parents to undo security devices as the family walked out of the store....
  • Alan Greenspan: What Went Wrong

    10/20/2013 5:58:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 19, 2013 | Alexandra Wolfe
    "............[SNIP]..........."I've always considered myself more of a mathematician than a psychologist," says Mr. Greenspan. But after the Fed's model failed to predict the financial crisis, he realized that there is more to forecasting than numbers. "It all fell apart, in the sense that not a single major forecaster of note or institution caught it," he says. "The Federal Reserve has got the most elaborate econometric model, which incorporates all the newfangled models of how the world worksand it missed it completely." He says JP Morgan had put out a forecast three days before the crisis saying the economy was on...
  • Guide to Personal 3D Printers

    01/13/2013 8:38:15 PM PST · by null and void · 49 replies
    Retrevo ^ | 1/10/13 | Andrew Eisner
    Guide to Personal 3D Printers 3D Systems Cube 3D There is an emerging new category in the gadget world. The products are called 3D printers and although still evolving, they are becoming relatively affordable and quite workable. The term and the idea of a personal 3D printer came from the work of two MIT grad students who in 1995 modified an inkjet printer to deposit layers of plastic in a process sometimes referred to as additive manufacturing. RepRap was also early on the 3D printer scene with an open source 3D printer project that helped inspire an early 3D printer...
  • Simi Model Shedding the Skin (Simi Valley, CA)

    02/19/2012 1:55:54 PM PST · by Mark · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Simi Valley Acorn ^ | 2/19/12 | Carissa Marsh
    Simi model shedding the skin Faith leads Bisutti on more conservative path By Carissa Marsh COVERING UPSimi Valley model Kylie Bisutti has made the decision to no longer pose in lingerie, citing her faith as the driving force behind her decision. Kylie Bisutti has shed her Victorias Secret angel wings in favor of more coverage, vowing to God and the world that she will not model lingerie again. This is about me just reading the Bible more, me growing in my relationship with God and him opening my eyes up to the ways I was living and I wasnt really...
  • Outrage Grows over Magazines Exploitation of 10 Year-Old Girl

    08/05/2011 11:30:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | August 5, 2011 | Susan Brinkmann
    Only days after the U.S. Department of Justice busted a huge international pedophile ring, French Vogue is once again tempting potential molesters by featuring minor girls in provocative poses in their magazine – this time using a heavily made-up 10 year-old in stiletto heels and a bodice cut to the waist.London’s Daily Mail is reporting that 10 year-old Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau is the latest victim of French Vogue’s guest editor, Tom Ford, who put together another controversial issue last Christmas that featured heavily made-up little girls in provocative clothes and poses. Ford is close friends with photographer Terry Richardson, a...
  • San Francisco Crime, Mapped in 3-D

    06/10/2010 8:37:31 PM PDT · by tlb · 11 replies · 859+ views
    fast Company ^ | Jun 8, 2010 | Suzanne LaBarre
    A stunning set of maps from Doug McCune renders San Francisco crime as elevation. Land peaks and crests, according to the SFPD's 2009 incident data. The stories told here aren't especially surprising. Certain crimes, like car theft and assault, are more or less evenly distributed across the city (yes, even in Pac Heights), whereas others, like drugs (see below), are confined to specific areas--making for a sort of mini mountain range in the poorer parts of town. But as a concise guide to San Francisco, these maps beat anything Rand McNally prints. They ought to pass them out at the...
  • Provocative photos of Carla Bruni are put up for auction

    03/19/2010 8:48:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 1,372+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2010 | Katie Glass
    There's a time for reminiscing over your old photo albums. But unfortunately for Carla Bruni, now is not that time. Just as France's first lady tries to keep a low profile amid global headlines about the state of her marriage, another reminder of her somewhat racy past has propelled her straight back into the spotlight. Two photographs of Miss Bruni in her modelling days are up for grabs at an auction. In one, taken by the legendary Helmut Newton, the then 25-year-old leans against a mahogany piano, with her skirt riding up in a rather risque fashion. Another by Pamela...
  • Amazing MR. Young Park,this is absolutely fascinating.

    Using a tweezers, the controls can be moved. All cables and linkages are in place to work the wing control surfaces as well. Young Park has since carved a pilot's face and hands from solid aluminum and built an articulated pilot to sit in the cockpit?Remember this as you look at the pics........... All the controls work as designed, by cables, chains, linkages and levers.Every single part hand made and fitted.

    08/30/2009 3:08:07 AM PDT · by Scanian · 51 replies · 2,625+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 30, 2009 | Crystal Renn
    When she was 16, Crystal Renn signed a $250,000 modeling contract and moved to the city. But after starving herself for years to stay at 95 pounds, she gave it all up to become a plus-size model -- and finally, at size 12, achieved major success. With her memoir, "Hungry," due out Sept. 8, Renn tells her story to The Post. Nine years ago, when I was 14 years old, a modeling scout spotted me at an etiquette class in my hometown of Clinton, Miss., and pulled me aside to show me a photo of supermodel Gisele in a clingy...
  • Your unborn baby cast in bronze ... it's the new foetal attraction (3D ultrasound modeling)

    01/02/2009 9:23:47 AM PST · by Stoat · 15 replies · 1,501+ views
    The Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | January 2, 2009 | Sophie Goodchild
    Your unborn baby cast in bronze ... it's the new foetal attractionSophie Goodchild, Health Editor 02.01.09 A CLINIC is offering mothers bronze models of their unborn babies.The London Ultrasound Centre, near Harley Street, is the first in the country to offer the service, which allows parents to "celebrate" their babies in the womb.A 3D printer uses ultrasound images to build a cast of the child. The models cost 1,200, take up to two-and-a-half weeks to make, and are created when the mother is at a safe stage of pregnancy at 24 weeks.Doctors say the technology could also help improve...
  • Naomi Campbell will be immortalized in sculpture

    05/25/2008 10:39:32 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 3 replies · 62+ views
    The Fashion Time Blog ^ | May 25th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Naomi Campbell, one of the most famous and beautiful women in the world, and known for her Intemperate behavior, will be immortalized in sculpture. She has been posing for photographer Nick Knight, who is using three-dimensional scanners to create the sculptures...
  • 14-year-old Polish Model Banned From Catwalk in Row Over Sexualising Young Girls

    04/13/2008 6:07:28 AM PDT · by kellynla · 21 replies · 1,517+ views ^ | 12th April 2008 | ANDY DOLAN and RICHARD SHEARS
    A model of 14 was banned from the catwalk in Australia yesterday amid continuing controversy over the sexualisation of young girls in the fashion industry. A photo-shoot of Monika Jagaciak by Australian Vogue was also called off after the editor said she had not realised the Polish teenager's age. Organisers of Australian Fashion week in Sydney banned all under-16s from the catwalk after furious public debate over the use of youngsters in an industry already under fire over anorexia and drug use. It follows a similar decision ahead of London Fashion Week last September and brings the Australian event into...
  • Models Look Good When Predicting Climate Change

    04/03/2008 2:56:03 PM PDT · by cogitator · 11 replies · 141+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 04/03/2008 | Staff Writers
    The accuracy of computer models that predict climate change over the coming decades has been the subject of debate among politicians, environmentalists and even scientists. A new study by meteorologists at the University of Utah shows that current climate models are quite accurate and can be valuable tools for those seeking solutions on reversing global warming trends. Most of these models project a global warming trend that amounts to about 7 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 100 years. The study titled "How Well do Coupled Models Simulate Today's Climate?" is due to be published this Friday in the Bulletin of...
  • Natalia Vodianova: the Cinderella of the Volga

    08/31/2007 11:15:05 AM PDT · by kawaii · 19 replies · 832+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 08/ 03/ 2007 | Ria Novosti
    Natalia Vodianova: the Cinderella of the Volga 16:30 | 08/ 03/ 2007 MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti commentator Anatoly Korolev) Natalia Vodianova, one of the worlds top ten models, currently lives in New York City. She is married to Justin Trevor Berkeley Portman, half-brother of the 10th Viscount Portman, a lord born and bred, and a millionaire to boot. Therefore, her childrenher son Lucas and baby daughter Nevaindisputably belong to the British aristocracy. Unbelievably, this glamorous Russian lady was a provincial vegetable vendor a mere seven years ago. Her unmarried mother had a hard time raising three daughters, one of whom...
  • Precision Climate Modeling Is Forecast

    09/08/2006 8:11:43 AM PDT · by cogitator · 31 replies · 590+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 09/08/2006 | Staff Writers
    U.S. scientists are predicting we will soon enjoy precision climate modeling, offering detail and scale only imagined a few years ago. John Drake and David Erickson at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's computer science and mathematics division say it's possible for scientists to create meteorological models that take into account such things as the complete carbon cycle, terrestrial biology, El Ninos and hundreds of other factors. The goal is to provide what scientists call a fully integrated Earth system model that can be simulated every 15 minutes for centuries. "Before, we had to make compromises that ultimately limited the resolution...
  • Surprise! Computer Scientists Model the Exclamation Point

    11/29/2005 6:27:49 AM PST · by rdb3 · 59 replies · 1,497+ views
    Red Orbit ^ | 28 NOVEMBER 2005 | Unattributed
    Surprise! Computer Scientists Model the Exclamation Point Two Southern California engineers have created a mathematical theory of surprise, working from first principles of probability theory applied to a digital environment -- and the results of experiments recording eye movements of volunteers watching video seem to confirm it. Laurent Itti of the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering and Pierre Baldi of the University of California Irvine's Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, will present their results December 7, at the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conference in Vancouver, B.C. Itti and Baldi went back to first principles in...
  • Off the Mark. How can CBO miss its projections so quickly?

    12/12/2003 9:24:59 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 1 replies · 181+ views
    NRO ^ | December 12, 2003, 9:01 a.m. | By Rep. Mark Steven Kirk (R., Ill.)
    More than a century ago, British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli observed, "What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens." Disraeli's maxim has become a mantra for current federal spending. Every year, Congress depends on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to provide forecasts that will help the House and Senate set federal budget priorities for the current fiscal year and beyond. Six months later, when Congress is working on legislation that reflects these new priorities, CBO tells Congress that its forecasts were wrong. This is not acceptable. Forecasters justifiably point out that their numbers cannot be expected to...
  • Reconstructing Columbia: How Computer Modeling Can Help Crash Investigators

    02/26/2003 6:50:23 AM PST · by Lokibob · 1 replies · 188+ views ^ | 26 February 2003 | Tariq Malik
    Reconstructing Columbia: How Computer Modeling Can Help Crash InvestigatorsBy Tariq MalikStaff Writerposted: 07:00 am ET26 February 2003 Crash investigators, poring over the remains of the Space Shuttle Columbia in the hope of finding the exact cause of its destruction, may find help in computer modeling - a tool that can electronically reconstruct the last minutes of an aircraft.Using three-dimensional computer models, investigators could rebuild the ill-fated shuttle based on information gathered from sensor logs, radar data and observations to give a more complete picture of what happened and when. The modeling tool is widely used by the National...
  • Climate Models Get Smudged

    09/30/2002 10:41:08 AM PDT · by cogitator · 30 replies · 255+ views
    Space Daily ^ | 09/30/2002
    There have been several articles about this new paper on the Web. I chose the one below because it seems to be comprehensive and well-written. Climate Models Get SmudgedReport Assessing Impact of Soot on Global Warming Could Alter Control Strategies, Place Burden on Developing Nations -- and Create New Uncertainty in Climate Model Predictions A new study on the role that atmospheric soot particles may play in global warming suggests a new near-term control strategy, introduces a new element of uncertainty in climate models and shifts more responsibility for curbing pollution to developing nations such as China and India. Published...
  • Lawmakers taking aim at child modeling sites

    05/08/2002 11:07:24 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 16 replies · 2,587+ views
    Reuters (through Houston Chronicle) ^ | May 7, 2002, 10:12PM | Andy Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- Two congressmen launched an effort on Tuesday to outlaw "child modeling" Internet sites that depict children as young as 5 years old wearing bikinis and other suggestive outfits, saying they encourage child sex abuse. Rep. Mark Foley, a Florida Republican, and Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Beaumont, introduced a bill that would ban Web sites that charge money to view pictures or videos of children younger than 17 years old. Web sites such as and do not contain nudity or pornography, and have not been linked to any cases of child abuse or abduction, the two said. But...