CSI: Cyber “Fire Code” Review (Season 1 Episode 4)
That title proved to have a double meaning, as it revolved around a hacker that had managed to write a computer code that allowed people to send a message to various household appliances to go haywire at a given person's home or office or even a ...
March 26, 2015
OSI Creative Introduces Shelf Stalker™ Flash
Easily attaching to shelves in big-box stores, convenience stores and food retailers, Shelf Stalker Flash incorporates a battery-powered, flashing LED light positioned between double-sided graphic displays to grab customers' attention when walking down ...
March 23, 2015
$1050000 Homes in Dallas, Oregon and Maine
A double-sided fireplace heats both the great room and its deck. The kitchen has light-brown walnut cabinetry, a subway-tile backsplash and Carrara marble countertops. Appliances are stainless steel. All three bedrooms have private decks, with the ...
January 22, 2015
A Time Machine in the Mojave Desert
It is a 16-sided metal-free building constructed using a technique called joinery—no nails or screws were used in an attempt to avoid interference with the conductive properties of the machine. Inside, the acoustically perfect sanctuary made of ...
February 20, 2015
What You Get for ... $1300000
Next to it is a sitting area with a double-sided fireplace that overlooks the downstairs great room. The upstairs also has a long, hall-like room used for billiards and exercise. Though there isn't a full third story, there is what the owner refers to ...
December 31, 2014
'This is a bad deal — a very bad deal'
Though the friction was clear, Netanyahu sought to downplay accusations that he had sided with Republicans in a partisan dispute with Obama. The prime minister instead spent the opening of his speech offering detailed praise for the president's ...
March 3, 2015
Yogi Ferrell: IU has to 'stop being so soft'
Purdue picked up a second consecutive win against its in-state rival, routing Indiana (15-6, 5-3 Big Ten) 83-67 in a game as one-sided as the final score suggested. The Hoosiers were roundly outplayed, bested at both ends of the floor. BOX SCORE ...
January 29, 2015
2: 5×7 array of LEDs In a dot-matrix LED display, the LEDs are wired together in rows and columns to minimise the number of pins required to drive them. By wiring all anodes together in rows (R1 through R8) and cathodes in columns (C1 through C8), the required number of I/O pins is reduced to 16. Each LED is addressed by its row and column number. 1, if R4 is pulled high and C3 is pulled low, the LED in the fourth row and third column will turn on. Alphabets and numerals can be displayed by fast scanning of either rows or columns. 2 shows which LEDs in a 5×7 matrix of LEDs are to be turned on to display the English alphabet A. The seven rows and five columns of the array are controlled through a microcontroller. If we want to display alphabet A, we will first select column C1 (which means C1 is pulled low in this case) and deselect other columns by blocking their ground paths (one way of doing that is by pulling C2 through C5 pins to logic high). Now, the first column is active, and you need to turn on the LEDs in rows R2 through R7 of this column, which can be done by applying forward-bias voltages to these rows. Next, select column C2 (and deselect all other columns) and apply forward-bias voltages to resistors R1 and R5, and similarly for columns C3 and C4. Then, activate column C5 by pulling it down and deselect other columns, and apply forward-bias...
The Apple II uses a 6502 CPU running at 1,022,727Hz. The IBM PC uses a 8088 CPU running at 4,772,726MHz. Both systems use the same master clock, 14,318,180Hz, principally because both systems need an even multiple of 3,579,545Hz, the NTSC color burst frequency. IBM could boast its clock speed advantage over the Apple, but the comparison was not strictly fair because the CPU architectures were quite different. The Apple II and II+ were designed to be upgraded to a maximum of 48KB on the system board and an extra 16KB on the Language Card could be installed in slot 0. That was the limit for the official expansions. IBM's system could be upgraded to 64KB on the system board with only the memory chips. It also could (eventually) be upgraded officially to 10 times the amount of RAM as the Apple II. Like the Apple IIe, the PC could not access all this memory at once but had to shift memory 64KB segments. The Apple II's built in graphics could display 15 unique colors in a 40x48 column low resolution graphics mode and 6 unique colors in a 280x192 high resolution graphics mode. The Apple II's color was based on NTSC decoding, it required an NTSC color monitor to produce any color.
The board game manages to capture both of these, and does so manner that feels true to the franchise while also allowing for solid strategy and play. You will also not likely be disappointed either in the overall look or the physical components of the game. The board, cards, tokens, and chits draw exclusively from the grim, dark imagery of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM: Enemy Within and boast the quality that you’ve likely come to expect from a Fantasy Flight title. When it debuted last August, the companion app for XCOM: the Board Game instantly became arguably the most divisive topic in board games (for a little while at least). If you are one of those gamers who took umbrage at the notion of digital components in your board games, then it's highly unlikely that anything we say here will persuade you otherwise. Fantasy Flight was well aware that this innovation would have to deliver a compelling, bug-free component to the game in order to have it be accepted by the masses and we feel that they were successful.
The Hiding Place: Saving Holland’s Jews during WWII
Some Dutch citizens, collaborators, sided with the Nazis ... the Gestapo paid a visit to the happy home above the clock shop and arrested the entire household, including 84-year-old Casper. Four Jews and two Underground members made it to the hiding ...
April 1, 2015