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  • USS Vincennes, CA-44, in 1/350 scale. One of the escorts on the Doolittle Raid

    04/06/2017 5:10:48 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 36 replies
    Jeff Head Model Shop ^ | April 5, 2017 | Jeff Head
    My Review and Build of Trumpeter Kit #05309, 1/350 New Orleans Class Heavy Cruiser, USS Vincennes, CA-45 REVIEW & BUILD, Doolittle Raid Vessel Note: You can see all the pictures in highest resolution at My USS Vincennes, CA-44, Flickr Album, or you can cloick on any of the pictures here and get a higher resoultion image. New Orleans Class Heavy Cruisers The New Orleans-class cruisers were a class of seven heavy cruisers built for the United States Navy (USN) from 1933–36. All of them were put into commission bb 1938. They were succeeded by the Baltimore Class Heavy cruisers...but the...
  • 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
    MSN.com ^ | 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
    wptv.com ^ | 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 works—and 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 UP—Simi 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 Victoria’s 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 wasn’t really...
  • Outrage Grows over Magazine’s 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.
  • I AM WORTH THE WEIGHT: MODEL BARES JOURNEY FROM WAIF TO 'BIG' WINNER

    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 Ł1,200, 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
    dailymail.com ^ | 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...