Why We Love Chrono Trigger After 20 Years
Square Enix RPGs and intricate, moving scores go hand in hand, and Chrono Trigger is no exception. From the rhythmic ticking clock and fragile piano arpeggio of the “Title Theme” to the rousing, regal “Frog's Theme”, Chrono Trigger's score conveys ...
August 22, 2015
Poe's in Season
Moreover, Poe's perspective mirrors that of the Holy Scriptures concerning mortal man's ticking/beating motor organ: "The human heart is deep. Who can know it? No doubt, dark themes are ubiquitous in many of his characters; but does he deserve the ...
August 20, 2015
'Bring It On': The Complete Oral History
“I remember one time I was watching TV, and there was another cheerleader movie on — not 'Bring It On,' but they were watching 'Bring It On' in the movie,” star Kirsten Dunst told MTV News. “You know you have a hit . Then, fate took over: they sent ...
August 6, 2015
The Road to Heaven: Val Brelinski's The Girl Who Slept with God
Raise your hand if you've ever thought that no family could possibly be stranger than yours. If asked the same question, Jory Quanbeck, the heroine of Val Brelinski's sparkling debut novel, The Girl Who Slept with God, would undoubtedly raise both hands....
August 4, 2015
Can big data help you get a good night's sleep?
Salesforce is not 'just an SFA company anymore' August 20, 2015 .. It's pitch dark and completely silent, but I manage to find my bearings. Santa Cruz Nearly five dozen framed patents for wearable-related software and devices hang on the wall in ...
June 29, 2015
Wanted: A true conservative who will lead on traditional marriage, abortion
Homosexuals only account for 2-3 percent of the population, yet because of a sympathetic press, they have dominated coverage of the marriage debate in a fashion unseen in modern history. With the deck so disproportionately stacked against supporters of ...
July 17, 2015
New atomic clock accurate for next 15 billion years
A strontium clock developed by a joint institute of National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado, Boulder, is designed to neither gain nor lose a second until the universe is twice as old as it is now....
April 22, 2015
Chrono Trigger celebrates its 20 year anniversary today. The combat, the story, the music, and the characters all feel fresh and interesting even after all this time, and a few of the editors here at Game Informer got together to explain why. Chrono Trigger is full of memorable moments, each one entirely distinct from one another in ways that you simply didn’t see in competing RPGs of the time, and still don’t see today. The time travel story creates many opportunities for interesting plot developments, but even outside of awesome things like fighting dinosaurs and racing cyborg motorcycles were surprise revelations that would have been amazing even in games that... The moment Chrono Trigger really and truly grabbed me, was in the court sequence. All of these interesting diversions from the festival introduction of the game suddenly became defining characteristics of your morality. It was as if the game tricked you into believing you were just having a good time. Another of my favorite moments, was leaving Robo behind for 300 hundred years to reinvigorate the forest that had turned into desert.
Homosexuals only account for 2-3 percent of the population, yet because of a sympathetic press, they have dominated coverage of the marriage debate in a fashion unseen in modern history. With the deck so disproportionately stacked against supporters of traditional marriage, it’s important for political leaders – particularly those running for president – to help make our voices heard. But if social conservatives were holding their breath waiting for GOP 2016 hopefuls Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio to exhibit leadership on this important issue, they would have suffocated by now. Bush and Rubio could not be bothered to expand upon their marriage views further than to suggest they disagreed with the court’s decision, and that we should respect others and abide by the ruling. The Washington Post called Bush and Rubio’s approach a laissez faire attitude. Laissez faire does not play well in Peoria or Pella, Iowa or Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In fact, pandering to the Washington establishment or the donor class has never played well with GOP primary voters. We almost expected as much from Bush, whose name is almost always accompanied by the ‘moderate’ modifier.
An atomic clock that sets the time by the teensy oscillations of strontium atoms has gotten so precise and stable that it will neither gain nor lose a second for the next 15 billion years. The strontium clock , which is about three times as precise as the previous record holder, now has the power to reveal tiny shifts in time predicted by Einstein's theory of relativity, which states that time ticks faster at different elevations on... "Our performance means that we can measure the gravitational shift when you raise the clock just 2 centimeters [0. 79 inches] on the Earth's surface," study co-author Jun Ye, a physicist at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of... Atomic clocks typically work by measuring the vibrational frequency of atoms, such as strontium or cesium, as the atoms jump between different energy levels. Currently, a cesium clock at NIST defines the second, where 1 second is 9,192,631,770 oscillations of the cesium atom. In the new clock, thousands of strontium atoms at extremely cold temperatures are essentially pinned into a narrow column by intense laser light. To measure time, the clock hits those atoms with just the right frequency of red laser light to make the atoms jump energy levels.
Clock keeps ticking toward North Dakota oil tax break
The clock kept ticking in March on a potential $5.3 billion, two-year tax break for North Dakota's oil industry after a state-calculated average of the month's crude price fell below $52.59 per barrel. The state waives its 6.5 percent oil extraction tax ...
April 4, 2015
HangTime Designs Blackberry Clock
HangTime Designs presents the art of Dlynn Roll on this unique wall clock. Each image is beautifully printed reverse on the backside of acrylic. An attached frame allows for the clock to float off the wall. Quartz movement is operated by one AA battery.
September 27, 2014
Blomus Era White Wall Clock, Small
Add a sleek accent piece to your office or kitchen using the Blomus Era White Wall Clock ... Hang it alongside modern design elements for a clean, polished look. The clock's silent quartz movement eliminates ticking noises. One AA battery is included.
December 10, 2013
With Time Against Them
I work well under deadline. There's something about the watch at my wrist, the calendar on the wall, that energizes me. This kind of urgency carries over to fiction, where a ticking clock—a sense of time running out—can make the pages seem to snap by ...
March 22, 2013
Clock Is Ticking on Debt Agreement
Television networks have started displaying countdown clocks to the Aug. 2 deadline by which the Treasury ... seem incapable of functioning without their backs up against the wall. After yet another meeting at the White House Monday, the bipartisan group ...
July 12, 2011
Howard Kurtz finds there are news nuggets in the tough, often tacky blog world
I didn't get into journalism to write about Brett Favre's private parts, and I suspect most of my colleagues would like that story ruled out of bounds. But our ability to spike such tawdry tales ended many seasons ago. The story of whether Favre sent racy ...
October 17, 2010