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Scribble Ink lets users draw with colors that they find around them
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If you want to sample a color that you encounter in the real world and then reproduce it on your computer, you might already be interested in devices like the SwatchMate Cube or the NODE Chroma module. Sometimes, though, you might just want to do some freehand pen-and-ink drawing using such “captured colors.” That’s just what Scribble’s upcoming Ink color picker pen is designed to let you do. The Scribble Ink has (or will have) a 16-bit RGB color sensor on one end, that is held up to the leaf, brick, person’s face, or whatever it is that you like the color of. An integrated ARM 9 microprocessor subsequently analyzes the color and stores it. When you later want to draw or write in that color, the pen reproduces it by mixing ink from its cyan, magenta, yellow, white and/or black refillable cartridges. It’s reportedly possible to reproduce over 16 million colors, 100,000 of which can be stored on the Ink’s 1GB of memory at one time. If you want to use and/or manage those colors on your smartphone or computer, the device also has a Micro USB port and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Power is provided by an onboard rechargeable lithium-ion battery. (via Scribble Ink lets users draw with colors that they find around them)

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Talent hits the target no one else can hit; genius hits the target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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Quantum computing researchers develop paramount components - Logic gate and switch

By William Herkewitz -It’s a machine that could calculate solutionsto problems so impossibly time-consuming that even the most powerful supercomputers could never handle them. And it would do so in an instant. This is the quantum computer, made possible by the bizarre nature of quantum mechanics. And though the idea is still in its infancy, it’s no fantasy. Two research teams, at Harvard University and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany, have just announced that they have independently forged the building blocks for tomorrow’s quantum computers. As they published today in the journal Nature (1, 2), the scientists discovered a way to hook up atoms and particles of light to create a new type of switch and logic-gate‚ quantum versions of the connecting structures that link bits of data in modern computers. READ MORE ON POPULAR MECHANICS

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Quantum computing researchers develop paramount components - Logic gate and switch

By William Herkewitz -

It’s a machine that could calculate solutionsto problems so impossibly time-consuming that even the most powerful supercomputers could never handle them. And it would do so in an instant. This is the quantum computer, made possible by the bizarre nature of quantum mechanics. And though the idea is still in its infancy, it’s no fantasy. 

Two research teams, at Harvard University and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany, have just announced that they have independently forged the building blocks for tomorrow’s quantum computers. As they published today in the journal Nature (1, 2), the scientists discovered a way to hook up atoms and particles of light to create a new type of switch and logic-gate‚ quantum versions of the connecting structures that link bits of data in modern computers. 


READ MORE ON POPULAR MECHANICS

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lorinaz:

I would like to go to the Grotta Palazzese in Puglia, Italy. “Tucked inside a limestone cavern, this summer-only spot (open May through October) has hosted elegant dinners since the 18th century, when Italian nobility held banquets in the space.” - Conde` Nast Traveler

lorinaz:

I would like to go to the Grotta Palazzese in Puglia, Italy.
“Tucked inside a limestone cavern, this summer-only spot (open May through October) has hosted elegant dinners since the 18th century, when Italian nobility held banquets in the space.” - Conde` Nast Traveler

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The 7 Things I Would Tell Myself 25 Years Ago

Since starting Smartfish two years ago, one of the things I have most enjoyed is being able to take the time to speak at marketing classes and universities around the Northeast. I cover a wide variety of marketing topics, but one of my favorites as I look across the rooms and lecture halls and see the faces of graduating students who are on the verge of starting their own careers is, knowing what I know now, “What I would tell myself 25 years ago”.

1. Follow Your Passion

I was fortunate, I spent most of career in the beer industry (to most 22-yr old males, this is a passion area!). It is so much easier to work in a field that you have passion for vs. doing something that does not inspire you to pop out of bed in the morning. Whatever it is- Athletics, Environmental Causes, Fashion, etc., if you are going to sacrifice your early years of low pay and long hours, put it in to something that inspires you. I have often spoken to peers who have been in industries they don’t love and the difference in how we talked about our careers was always fascinating. When you love what you do, life is going to be that much better!

2. Know Where You Want To Be

There are no guarantees, but why choose a job, industry, or company that does not have a presence in the area of the country that you ultimately want to live in. It does not have to be right away, and its always a good idea to experience other regions/cultures, but ultimately you want all roads to get you back to where you think you want to be. I have seen too many people over the years stranded, with no other options available other than to leave the company they have spent a great deal of time and energy against in order to get back to area that they desired to be in. Think with the end in mind.

3. What’s Your Story

I always like to ask my classes to look at the person next to them and then I let them know they are looking at their competition for the job they want. When you start that first job search and you are likely not able to rely on years of applicable experience, ask yourself what is my story? What internships have you done? What volunteer and/or non-profit work have you done? How have you demonstrated leadership on campus or during your part-time jobs? Your resume is going out with countless others and when someone looks at it, they are immediately trying to develop a picture of who you are and what you have really done. How you ensure your resume stands out is up to you and early on, it can make all the difference.

4. Build Your Network

It is easier now to build a network than it has ever been. You should be graduating with 500+ connections on LinkedIn, plus an even healthier dose of contacts on your more personal social networks. You should be LinkedIn with not just your classmates, but also your teachers, family friends and basically anyone else who you know who is in a professional field. You never know who may be a useful influencer in helping you find your next job.

5. Find Mentors

Everyone needs them. As you move through your career you are going to be lucky enough to work with some special people, ones that you will want as mentors for your entire career. Keeping mentors takes work, you need to ensure you do a good job of staying in contact with them and keep them up to date on what you are doing. I learned the value of keeping a “Relationship Wheel” map. The purpose is to have a wheel with 8-10 people on it, people who are big influencers in your current role and in your overall career. You then keep that wheel and refer to it every 60 days or so. When you pull it out, take a time to write a score down on where you think your current relationship is with each person, if it is less than an 8, develop an action plan on how it can be improved before the next time you review.

6. Be Humble

Everyone wants the dream. The industry, the company, the job, and of course the handsome paycheck. Breaking news, it’s not going to happen. Prioritize what is most important to you and do what it takes to make your priorities a reality. I am a strong advocate that if you truly believe in yourself, do what ever you need to do to get in the door of the company/industry you most want. Once in, everything else will be realized if you are willing to put in the time and effort it takes to succeed.

7. Manage Your Social Media

This is the last thought I like to leave with the class. The reality is that so much of what is being done now has a digital footprint, so don’t be an idiot. Seeing a photo of you online being surrounded by a pool of red Solo cups is not a good first impression. It’s easy to manage what you put out there, but you also have your friends posting stuff as well. Companies are not just looking at your LinkedIn profile, they are looking to see if they can learn something more about you on Instagram, Twitter, etc. The other thing is to make sure your LinkedIn profile is strong. The wide variance in both content and effort that students put in to their LinkedIn profiles is mindboggling. This is your online resume! Take the time and energy to put your best possible self out there or suffer the consequences.

It is both an exciting and anxious time for those of you who are about to take their first career step. Rest assured, not every move you are about to make is going to go according to plan. Just keep in mind the 7 things above and hopefully you will be on your way to realizing the dream situation sooner in life vs. later. After all, it’s one of the big reasons you and your parents just paid all that money for you to go to school for in the first place!

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latimes:

March 31 is Cesar Chavez’s birthday, and three states, including California, officially recognize Cesar Chavez Day as a holiday. Here’s a photographic look at the life and work of the late activist, whose campaign to organize farm workers still inspires.

Top photo: Chavez speaks to members of the United Farm Workers during a rally in the Imperial Valley on Feb. 2, 1979. Credit: Steve Fontanini / Los Angeles Times. Bottom photo: Chavez speaks at the United Farm Workers political endorsement conference in Los Angeles on Sept. 7, 1980. The conference endorsed Jimmy Carter. Credit: Los Angeles Times.

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