“Predicting the probability of death using proteomics”. Eiriksdottir et al, 2021. Nat Comm Bio. “We could identify the 5% at highest risk in a group of 60-80 years old, where 88% died within ten years and 5% at the lowest risk where only 1% died.”
“Now, and here, let me guard a little against being misunderstood. I do not mean to say we are bound to follow implicitly in whatever our fathers did. To do so, would be to discard all the lights of current experience—to reject all progress—all improvement. What I do say is, that if we would supplant the opinions and policy of our fathers in any case, we should do so upon evidence so conclusive, and argument so clear, that even their great authority, fairly considered and weighed, cannot stand; and most surely not in a case whereof we ourselves declare they understood the question better than we.”
“If any man at this day sincerely believes that a proper division of local from federal authority, or any part of the Constitution, forbids the Federal Government to control as to slavery in the federal territories, he is right to say so, and to enforce his position by all truthful evidence and fair argument which he can. But he has no right to mislead others, who have less access to history, and less leisure to study it, into the false belief that “our fathers who framed the Government under which we live” were of the same opinion—thus substituting falsehood and deception for truthful evidence and fair argument.”
Make a dish based on Voronoi diagrams. Made an Inkscape extension (jim_voronoi.py) that does recursive Voronoi diagrams with optional Lloyd’s relaxation. Seed point layouts can be random or normally distributed from the edge, center, or two or more foci arranged about half way between the center and edge.
Plan is to make a nonogram outline, and do two levels of Voronoi regions. The first level is normally distributed at the edge, the second level is randomly distributed and has one round of Lloyd’s relaxation. Try several layouts, pick one that looks appealing.
Make the main color opaque blue. Cut with a tile saw, clean up on the grinder. Print out the design on two pages, tape together, and match pieces to the design to check while grinding.
Cut a base glass of 3mm transparent, place over the design, glue the tiles in place. Place paper over the glass leaving the main lines uncovered, use Bullseye True Blue Transparent power. Add Glastac glue to fix in place, remove excess, clean up. Mix Glastic Gel glue with powder, add to edge to give a border. Let dry overnight. Clean up some more, use vacuum to remove excess powder.
Mask main lines with blue tape, add Bullseye Aquamarine Blue Transparent powder to fill in secondary lines. Add Glastac glue to fix in place, clean up excess, and let dry. In places, the powder compressed when the glue was added–add more powder of both colors to fill remaining gaps, let dry, clean up. For detail clean up, hold the vacuum close by and scrap off excess powder / glue.
Fuse on ceramic paper: 400F, 1 hr 1000F, 2 hr 1250F, 1 hr 1250F, 30 min 1465F, 1 hr 1465F, 30 min 960F, 1 hr 960F, 30 min 700F, 75 min let cool.
Facial recognition to tag photos: Shotwell, digiKam imgSeek Galapix face_recognition
Aging Is Reversible—at Least in Human Cells and Live Mice: Changes to gene activity that occur with age can be turned back, a new study shows by Karen Weintraub “In living mice they activated the four genes (known as “Yamanaka factors,” for researcher Shinya Yamanaka, the Nobelist who discovered their combined potential in 2006). This approach rejuvenated damaged muscles and the pancreas in a middle-aged mouse, and extended by 30 percent the life span of a mouse with a genetic mutation responsible for Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome.” “A damn stupid thing to do”—the origins of C. Today, C may be a lingua franca among programmers. This is its (abridged) history. by Richard Jensen
I found an online vendor selling cracked firmware that ignores the page counter chip and resets the internal page count to zero. The package came with a firmware image (V4.00.01.41) matched to the version installed, and download_0.bat, upgrade.prn, and usbprns2.exe
I ran into trouble–the firmware update wouldn’t take, it stalled when installing the image. So I downloaded the Samsung firmware updater, planning to replace the official image with my image (by changing the filename and putting it where the updater expected it. But the updater first updated the firmware on me (to V4.00.01.49), and then it wouldn’t use my cracked firmware because the cracked firmware was now an earlier version.
I finally got the firmware replaced.
Turn the printer on. Don’t hold down the orange “X” when turning it on, but press the orange “X” button immediately after starting it. The display jumps right away to “Wait Image”.
Now run download_0.bat and drop the firmware on usbprns2.exe. Now the firmware updated, then the printer reset. Worked!
Also note from the service manual: ‘Entering Tech Mode • Press “Menu > Back > Left > Right > OK > Stop” on the control panel continuously. The Tech Mode menu has an ‘F/W Upgrade’ option, but using it I couldn’t upgrade the firmware.