Journey in Life: 11/09/14

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nghệ nhân gốm Hàn Quốc

Icheon, South Korea has a history of ceramic culture that began over 5.000 years ago and the work that comes out of the area is world-renowned. In this video we get a glimpse (cái nhhìn thoáng qua, đại cương) t into the creative process of several Icehon-based ceramic masters. The artistry is a joy to watch.

Together with Yeoju, Icheon is known as a center of South Korean ceramic manufacturing and is a UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art.

Khoai tây biến đổi gen ở Mỹ

khoai tây biến đổi gen đầu tiên, được Bộ Nông nghiệp chấp thuận trồng thương mại ở Mỹ, ít chất sinh ung thư khi rán như khoai tây truyền thống, và ít bị thâm khi vận chuyển...

Bài trước: Thói đời
In the modern sense that is, of course potatoes have been genetically modified for a long time:
The Agriculture Department on Friday approved the first genetically modified potato for commercial planting in the United States, a move likely to draw the ire (sự giận dữ) of groups opposed to artificial (nhân tạo) manipulation (vận động mánh khóe) of foods.

The Innate potato, developed by the J.R. Simplot Co., is engineered to contain less of a suspected human carcinogen (chất sinh ung thư) that occurs when a conventional potato is fried, and is also less prone to bruising (thâm) during transport.

Boise, Idaho-based Simplot is a major supplier of frozen french fries to fast-food giant McDonald's.

The story is here,

Thói đời

nước giàu down nhạc, nước nghèo tải phim :)

Peer-to-peer file sharing of movies, television shows, music, books and other files over the Internet has grown rapidly worldwide as an alternative approach for people to get the digital content they want — often illicitly. But, unlike the users of Amazon, Netflix and other commercial providers, little is known about users of peer-to-peer (P2P) systems because data is lacking.

Now, armed with an unprecedented amount of data on users of BitTorrent, a popular file-sharing system, a Northwestern University research team has discovered two interesting behavior patterns: most BitTorrent users are content specialists — sharing music but not movies, for example; and users in countries with similar economies tend to download similar types of content — those living in poorer countries such as Lithuania and Spain, for example, download primarily large files, such as movies.

"Looking into this world of Internet traffic, we see a close interaction between computing systems and our everyday lives," said Luís A. Nunes Amaral, a senior author of the study. "People in a given country display preferences for certain content — content that might not be readily available because of an authoritarian government or inferior communication infrastructure. This study can provide a great deal of insight into how things are working in a country."

Amaral, a professor of chemical and biological engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Fabián E. Bustamante, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, also at McCormick, co-led the interdisciplinary research team with colleagues from Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Spain.

Their study, published this week by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences… reports BitTorrent users in countries with a small gross domestic product (GDP) per capita were more likely to share large files, such as high-definition movies, than users in countries with a large GDP per capita, where small files such as music were shared.

Also, more than 50 percent of users' downloaded content fell into their top two downloaded content types, putting them in the content specialist, not generalist, category.

The full article is here,

"Fall head over heels in love" nghĩa là gì?

Eça de Queirós* Sculpture - Portuguese Writer. Photo courtesy Pedro Ribeiro Simões.

'Fall head over heels in love' (with someone) nghĩa là yêu ai sâu sắc, nhất là ngay lập tức (bất thình lình).

Ví dụ
Roger fell head over heels in love with Maggie, and they were married within the month.
She fell head over heels in love and thought she was dreaming.

Elsewhere, Grohl talks about how the New Orleans experience made him "fall head-over-heels in love with music all over again," how Bob Dylan would fare as an American Idol contestant and how the death of former Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain changed Grohl's life.

The Facebook ad and landing page offered just a single tip that drew a lot of curiosity: “The real secret of making your partner fall head over heels in love with you all over again!” This landing page was getting a 40 percent-plus conversion rate.

When Aishwarya ran around like an excited little girl… And had us fall head over heels in love with her cuteness! We think we like Aishwarya’s candid moments better than her perfect-posey moments. Do you agree, BollywoodLifers?

Phạm Hạnh

* Eça de Queiroz was one of the most, if not the most, important Portuguese realism writers. Os Maias, O Crime do Padre Amaro and A Relíquia are just three of his many books. He lived during the second half of the 19th Century, and died in 1900, in Paris. In addition to being a fantastic writer, he was also a diplomat, representing Portugal in countries like Cuba or England.

The statue of Eça, situated in the Chiado area, between the Cais do Sodré and the Bairro Alto, shows the writer holding a nude woman that symbolically represents the "truth." This piece is a bronze replica of the original sculpture that was removed after several acts of vandalism almost completely destroyed it.

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