Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

This will make you nuts!

This will make you nuts!
1. Look from left to right from top to bottom.

The rod in the middle does not exist.

2. How many, 7 or 10. Count at the top and then at the bottom.

3. Is the door open to inside or outside?

4. Round or square?

5. How many, 3 or 4?

6. Is this just one?

7. Rare construction.

8. The centre beam disappears, look from left to right.

9. 2 or 3?

And NO I don't know how they work, but I think I need new glasses!

7% Written by a 90 years old

Written by a 90 years old
This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!!

Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.

It is the most requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short - enjoy it.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

 8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

 11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye But don't worry; God never blinks. 1

6.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

 19. It's never too late to be happy. But it's all up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive but don't forget.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

42. The best is yet to come...

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Man gives birth to giant robot

Man gives birth to giant robot November 29, 2012
TOKYO: Like many Japanese, Kogoro Kurata grew up watching futuristic robots in movies and animation, wishing that he could bring them to life and pilot one himself. Unlike most other Japanese, he has actually done it. His 4-tonne, 4-meter tall Kuratas robot is a grey behemoth with a built-in pilot’s seat and hand-held controller that allows an operator to flex its massive arms, move it up and down and drive it at a speed of up to 6 mph. “The robots we saw in our generation were always big and always had people riding them, and I don’t think they have much meaning in the real world,” said Kurata, a 39-year-old artist. “But it really was my dream to ride in one of them, and I also think it’s one kind of Japanese culture. I kept thinking that it’s something that Japanese had to do.” His prototype robot comes equipped with an operating system that also allows remote control from an iPhone as well as optional “guns” that shoot plastic bottles or BB pellets and are powered by a lock-and-load system fired by the pilot’s smile. The robot, which took two years to pull together from concept to construction, also comes with a range of customized options from paint scheme to cup holders. It isn’t cheap. The sticker price for the most basic model alone is around 110 million yen (US$1.3 million). Kurata said while he has received thousands of inquiries about buying a robot, he’s also received a large number of cancellations and declined to specify how many people have actually bought one. But that’s not so important. “By my building this, I hope that it’ll sort of be the trailblazer for people who can do more than myself to make different things,” he said. “They might be able to make a society that uses robots in a way I can’t even imagine. I expect more from the implications of building it than from the robot itself.”—Reuters

China’s Secret Fleet of Stealth Fighters

China’s Secret Fleet of Stealth Fighters
China – Shenyang J-XX Stealth Fighter / Flight Concept The signs have been there for some time. In 1997, the US Office of Naval Intelligence stated their conviction that a 4th generation stealth fighter was under development in China . Then in December, 2008, the highly respected “Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft” went on record saying that China has been developing a “heavyweight” stealth fighter for many years. In 2005, a former Northrup B2 design engineer was arrested for selling highly classified data about the B-2 and its stealth design to China . Noshir Gowadia has admitted to the charges and so there is no question that the propulsion system and stealth design features of the B-2 have been studied intensively by those designing fighters and bombers for China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).
China – Shenyang JXX / J14 – concept In April 2009, China cyberwar experts attacked the US Department of Defense computers that hold classified data about the F-35 program. Apparently a great deal of data was downloaded, although theft of information in the highest security classification was not acknowledged. At least two Chinese stealth fighters are farther along in development than anyone would have imagined six months ago. The most recent of these stealth fighter photographs was published on November 25, 2009 on a website that has high level expertise in all matters relating to Chinese military aviation.
China – Shenyang J SAC-601 J-15A / Stealth Fighter Prototype – First The photo below of a Shenyang JXX / J14 in a hanger has been available for at least two years and has been widely criticized. It is described as either a prototype J-14 or J-15 stealth fighter, but it could also be an altered photograph of an existing Chinese heavyweight fighter. China – Shenyang JXX / J14 / Stealth Fighter Prototype
China J-11B fighter Unveiled in 2002, the Shenyang J-11B is a very advanced, multi-role attack fighter with Chinese-made avionics and some degree of reduced radar cross section (stealth) – ideal for trying out new ideas about increased stealth. Since 2006, it has been a testbed for the Chinese FWS-10A ‘TaiHang’ turbofan engine. The FWS-10A is similar to the Russian AL-31F, and is a candidate for next generation stealth aircraft propulsion. If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it's missing. Get Flash Player from Adobe. The J-15 is expected to be stationed on the Varyag aircraft carrier, now in the last stages of fitting out in Dalian . The Russian AL-31F, an advanced and proven turbofan engine, is the first choice for a power plant. The American fighter that most closely resembles what little we know about the J-15 is the F/A-18C ‘Super Hornet’. Latest news from China states that the J-15 made its maiden flight on August 31, 2009. A second ‘new’ stealth fighter – the J-20 – seems to be in development and we know even less about it than the J-15. Russia remains essential for important features: reduction of radar cross section and the best of the advanced turbofan engines. The J-10B fighter is used as a testbed for many J-20 systems. A full scale model of the J-20 may have been completed in 2009. The maiden flight for the J-20 is scheduled for sometime in 2012 with production and combat readiness set for 2015.
China – Shenyang JXX / J14 / Stealth Fighter and AWAC – conce China’s Stealth Fighter / Borrowed Design Features from Russia and the USA The Chinese scrutinize many foreign aircraft for best design features beyond those in the USA and Russia .
Russia – Mikoyan MiG 1.42 fighter, prototype
Russian Navy – Sukhoi Su-33UB (Flanker D), AL-31FU turbofan engines / MAAK Air Show, 2005 A prototype of the advanced Su-33 was acquired by China from the Ukraine in 2001. It likely contributed many design features to current Chinese stealth fighter designs.
MIG - 35F .. Russian Fighter / Mikoyan MIG-35 ‘Fulcrum F’ ....
Northrup McDonnell YF-23 on runway
Boeing F/A-18C / takeoff USS Nimitz / North Arabian Sea, Dec.14, 2009
China – Xian H8 Bomber This concept is often described as an Xian-H6i which is an odd identification. All versions of the Xian H6 bomber series are designed with an earlier generation, ‘classic’ long narrow fuselage that has no flying wing characteristics.
China – Xian H-8 Stealth Bomber at Hanger
China – Xian H-8 stealth bomber / bombing run over city / concept
USA – Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird / prototype
USA – Northrup Grumman B-2 Spirit / Loading Bombs China’s Quest for Superpower Status Think about it! There is No Reason why the Chinese should not be aggressively developing stealth military aircraft. Flush with 2 trillion+ USD as they ride out the global recession in much better shape than the United States , research and development can easily be financed. If China can approach parity with the USA in numbers and quality of stealth aircraft, nuclear carrier battle groups and nuclear attack submarines, they have become a ’superpower’ via projection of their foreign policy and military strength.
China – Xian H-8 Stealth Bomber at airfield / concept A trillion dollars + will be spent on the F-35 program before it concludes many years hence. Monies spent on stealth aircraft in the United States further weaken the overall economy of the crumbling super power. In that alone, China ’s ’stealth aircraft program’ will have accomplished a great deal.
China – Stealth Fighters with Owl This planet does not want to see a continuation of America as the world’s sole superpower, nor would it be a ‘good thing’ for China to assume first position by itself. When neither country can achieve dominance, there is a bipolar world in which cooperation, rather than confrontation, should be the foreign policy of choice. Ideally, trillion dollar weapons system programs should not be the route to peace, but history often takes a less than direct path to conflict resolution and friendly competition.
China – Shenyang J-XX Stealth Fighter / Concept

Monday, November 19, 2012

My planet

The fantastic world we live in.

 Desert with Phacelia (Scorpion Weed). Flowering once in several years.

Dubai. The view from the skyscraper BurjKhalifa. The height of buildings is 828 m (163 floors).

This is the view looking down
EmeraldLakein the crater of an extinct volcano. Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Pariscomputer games store. In fact, the floor is absolutely flat.

Haus Rizzi – Germany.

Lost paradise? Isle of Lamu, Indian Ocean.

BanpoBridge, Seoul, South Korea


Geological phenomenon known as Danxia landform, China. This example is located in Zhangye, Gansu Province. The color is the result of an accumulation for millions of years of red sandstone and other rocks.


Lighthouse guard in Mare, France. Not everyone would have a smoke in such weather, and in such a place!


Office of Selgas Cano in Madrid


GibraltarAirport, where the runway crosses the highway.


Forest near Gryfino, Poland. The cause of the curvature is unknown


The canal above the river: Magdeburg Water Bridge, Germany.


LenaPillars. Russia, the Lena River.


Skagen, Denmark, where the Baltic and North Seas meet. The two opposing tides in this place cannot merge because they have different densities.


Day and night. The monument in Kaunas, Lithuania


Twice a year in the Gulf of Mexico rays migrate. About 10 thousand stingrays swim from the Yucatan Peninsula to Florida in the spring and back in the fall.


Photo of storm in Montana, USA, 2010


The longest traffic jam in the world,recorded in China.
Its length was 260 kilometers [that's 161MILES, folks!]


Thor’s Well, a/k/a ”Gates of the Dungeon,” Cape Perpetua, Oregon.


Restaurant on coast of Zanzibar. Depending on tide, the restaurant can be reached either by foot or by boat.


Tunnel in Sequoia National Park,California