'How I Met Your Mother' Season 9 Episode 12 Recap: 'Rehearsal Dinner' - "How I Met Your Mother" pulled some of its favorite tropes out of the closet for last night's episode, which did not end in a laser tag rehearsal dinner. There was a joke-off at MacLaren's. We heard for the umpteenth time about how Lily can't keep a secret. Everyone hated on Canada. And Alan Thicke was there. Season 9's staple jokes even hung around for a bit: Ring bear vs. ring bearer, that autographed Wayne Gretzky photo and, of course, Marshall's absence. In a flashback, we learned that Robin originally wanted their wedding to be in Canada (cue joke-off). It was no surprise that everyone shot the idea down. But, the surprises were just beginning. As payback for his surprise bachelor party, Barney fake broke up with Robin and kicked her out of his apartment just before the wedding. When she went to pack a suitcase ... PUPPIES! The couple then agreed, "No more surprises." That stuck until the rehearsal dinner. Barney seemed convinced Robin had planned a surprise laser tag party in lieu of an actual, tasteful rehearsal dinner. She had not. He snuck out in the middle of the party she planned and headed to the "laser tag" arena in Farhampton. Robin had to pick him up from "laser tag jail" and they fought like mad in front of a "laser tag security guard."
Thursday, December 5, 2013
PCI Express SSD Industry Standards - The Electronics Presentation is about PCI Express SSD Industry Standards. The Industry Standards for PCIe SSD’s it's standsrds, status and benefits. The NVM Express: NVMe is defined to scale for future NVM in which Host controller standards live for 10+ years and Future NVM may have sub microsecond latencies. 1M IOPS needs highly efficient driver approach is Benefits from removing OS queues, IO scheduler, and SCSI layer while optimizing for NVMe. the Block layer attach reduces overhead > 50% which Block layer: 2.8μs, 9100 cycles and Traditional: 6.0μs, 19500 cycles. the SCSI express consists Marketing name for T10 SCSI over PCIe (SOP) project and Utilizes the decades of existing SCSI software infrastructure. the Driving technological advances that both establish and maintain high levels of standards-based innovation. SNIA: NVM Programming TWG Status in which the Founding members are Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, NetApp, Oracle, QLogic and Symantec. the Charter: Develop specifications for new software “programming models” as NVM becomes a standard feature of platforms. the scope: In-kernal NVM programming models and Kernal-to-application programming models. the Programming models specify the exact technical behavior, up to (but not including) the OS specific API semantics. the APIs consists ach OSV codes the programming models to specific to OS and Linux Open Source project underway to provide the Linux.PCIe* is becoming the primary SSD interconnect. the NVM Programming TWG will drive significant change to computer architecture.
Healthcare Access Reform for Immigrants - The medical presentation is about Healthcare Access Reform for Immigrants. The Affordable Care Act Access to Health Care for Immigrants and Refugees. We will try to answer the following questions in this presentation: Why is health insurance important?, What does this new law change?, Who is eligible for health insurance?, How can you sign up for health insurance? and Who should you call for more information?. Why Health Insurance is Important because Medicine, visits to the doctor, and medical treatments are often very expensive. Health insurance helps people afford health care. You pay a “premium” to buy health insurance, which is like investing money in a bank. When you need to use health services, the health insurance pays for some of your medical costs. Your medical costs are lower when you have health insurance. Why did the government decide to make a new law about health insurance? There are 50 million people in the United States who have no health insurance. The government believed that if more people had insurance they could go to the doctor when they need to and get the medicine they need. The NEW Health Insurance Marketplace where you can shop for health insurance. If you cannot get health insurance through your job you can go to healthcare.gov where you can apply for: MaineCare or Medicare–OR Private Health Insurance (with subsidies). Eligibility based on Immigrant Status If you are low income and fit into a coverage category, you may qualify for MaineCare. If you are 65 or older or have a disability, you may qualify for Medicare and If you make between 100% - 400% FPL, you will be eligible for subsidies to help you buy insurance in the marketplace. You will NOT be eligible for MaineCare (unless you are under age 21 or pregnant) or Medicare. You will be eligible for subsidies in the marketplace if you have income below 400% FPL. Asylum applicants are eligible for subsidies once they get their work authorization.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
What Does a Culture of Safety Look Like? - The Business presentation shows the Culture of Safety Look Like. All good organisations strive to provide a safe place of work. But Many things compete for a limited pot of resources like R&D, Salaries, Shareholders, Maintenance and Safety. The Safety Reputation is With Radiation and Nuclear safety the public’s potential perception of the consequences the reputational risks are much higher. Consequently the safety culture at a facility with these hazards needs to be (and be seen to be) a Culture of Safety first and foremost. So, What is it? (IAEA Definition) Safety culture is that assembly of characteristics and attitudes in organizations and individuals which establishes that, as an overriding priority ionising radiation safety issues receive the attention warranted by their significance. So, What is it? (INPO Definition) the ionising radiation safety culture is defined as the core values and behaviors resulting from a collective commitment by leaders and individuals to emphasize safety over competing goals to ensure protection of people and the environment. So, What is it? (Foy’s thoughts) A Culture of (Radiation) Safety is How we behave individually and collectively to make sure that we have (and maintain) a safe place of work. A set of good rules and safe behaviours. Based on Honesty, Integrity, Openness, Respect and Reasonableness. Who Creates the Culture? everybody CEO, Senior Managers, Managers, Supervisors, Operators and Support Staff Contractors. Starts at the top A clear, unambiguous Safety Policy, Signed and owned by the C.E.O. and ALL workers know, believe in and refer to. the Safety Policy Provides every worker with a clear and visible mandate to put safety first. Clarifies that everybody is responsible for their own and everybody else's safety. it Is advertised and is visible. Everybody knows what it says, what it means and lives it.
SSD Buyer Behavior - The Electronics Presentation is about SSD Buyer Behavior. IT Consists SSD Brand Leaders and SSD Buying Behavior. IT requires all flash NAS SSD, all DRAM SAN SSD, all flash unified SAN/NAS SSD, PCIe adapter SSD, SAS/SATA SSD modules, cache SSD (system, adapter or SW), NAS Cache appliances, SSD controller chips and hybrid HDD/SSD systems. My organization’s spending for storage in the next 12 months I have already purchased the following brands of SSD. I will purchase the following brands of SSD in the next 12 months. My organization has deployed the following types of SSD products (select all that apply): As cache inside a storage array, USB interface SSD for workstations/PCs, PCI Express SSD card installed inside servers, Ethernet interface NAS SSD shared by servers, SAS interface DAS SSD, iSCSI interface SAN SSD, Fibre Channel interface SAN SSD, SAS/SATA and it Have not deployed SSDs. Percent of servers in my environment accessing some type of SSD storage. The following type of server most driving the adoption of SSD in my environment is: Virtualized servers with an aggregation of I/O from multiple VMs/applications, Database servers, Other, File servers, Email servers and Video servers. the SSD will comprise approximately this percentage of my organization’s combined SSD and HDD disk capacity is 24 months from now and 12 months from now. What I value most from SSDs is: Deployment is simplified when I meet my I/O performance needs with one SSD versus many HDDs. Service is simplified because SSDs don’t crash like HDDs do and Management is simplified because I don’t need to load balance HDDs. SSDs with the following type of NAND Flash are best suited for my environment: Single-Level Cell (SLC) for highest performance and write endurance and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) for lower cost. We loved CDs and HDDs because They were breakthrough technologies which brought high quality music and random access storage to the masses. Even though they often fell apart, and consumed a lot of space and power, we were proud of our vast collections. Why we don’t anymore Flash memory is an innovation which gave us solid-state media players and storage. No moving parts, lightning-fast, high-fidelity, and vast amounts of data fit in the palm of our hand or a single array. Media player customers recognize the added value of solid-state and pay a premium up to 10x (1,000%).The IT pro community is conflicted. Not planning to replace HDDs, but forecasting growth which would impact Tier-1.
Inspecting Photovoltaic Systems for PV Code Compliance - This energy presentation is about Inspecting Photovoltaic Systems for PV Code Compliance. Why do we need Permit Guidelines? Variations in compliance requirements—some are insufficient to protect the public, others may not be consistent with established standards. Need a predictable process with uniform enforcement of code requirements for jurisdictional authorities and installing contractors. the Overview of Presentation is PV System Basics, Introduction to relevant Codes and Standards, Permit and Field Inspector Guidelines for PV Systems and Summary of Changes in 2005/2008 National Electrical Code. he objectives of the guidelines are Facilitate the installation of safe systems at a minimum of cost. Provide guidance on what information should be provided for permitting. Discourage “fly-by-nights” from the industry by making them do all the steps that a good installer does. and Raise the professionalism of installing contractors. What is the basic approach used to develop the guidelines? Originally based on the 2002 NEC, Article 690, and various guidelines from a few jurisdictions and using input from several experienced professionals including installers and inspectors throughout the U.S. It has since been updated for the 2005 National Electrical Code. In addition to national experts, California has over 45,000 systems that have been inspected by local jurisdictions. This is an experience base not previously available. Approach is to establish a set of best practices that will help ensure that the public safety is preserved when an installation meets these guidelines. Who will benefit from these guidelines? Jurisdictions in charge of public safety in the built environment (authority having jurisdiction or AHJ). Plan checkers and field inspectors tasked with reviewing PV systems. Installers who need consistent criteria in which to have their systems reviewed.What are the applicable codes and standards for PV systems? Electrical codes - NEC Article 690 - Solar Photovoltaic Systems – NFPA 70, Uniform Solar Energy Code – ICC, Building Codes – ICC, ASCE 7-05, UL Standard 1703, Flat-plate Photovoltaic Modules and Panels, IEEE 1547, Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems and UL Standard 1741, Standard for Inverters, Converters, Controllers and Interconnection System Equipment for Use With Distributed Energy Resources.
Pharmacognosy - History and Origin of Drugs - The medical presentation is about Pharmacognosy which include History and Origin of Drugs. The Pharmacognosy consists Study of the structural, physical, chemical character of the drugs which Originated from vegetables, animals and minerals, along with their History, cultivation of the medicinal plants and Collection and other particulars related to the treatment and preparation to the market. The ancient Egyptians 3000 B.C. were experts in using drugs for curing diseases. The healing of the sick was undertaken by priest doctor and pharmacist ""Son"" who prescribed and prepared medicines. Crude drugs of vegetable origin used included Aloes, Gum, Myrrh, Poppy, Pomegranate, Colocynth, Linseed, Squill, Coriander, Onion, Anise, Melon, Castor, etc. The first recorded prescriptions were found in Egyptian tombs. These were the Hieratic papyri, Ebers papyrus, the Gynecologic papyrus. The Babylonian medicine was known (Laws of Hamorabi 772 B.C.). the drugs used were mainly of vegetable origin. The drugs used include 250 materials of plant, and 180 materials of animal source. Many of these drugs were known to the ancient Egyptians. The Old Indian Medicine consists The ""Riveda"" and Ayurveda, contained the sacred medicinal plants. The collection of plant materials was done only by an innocent, pure, religious person. The fresh plants were considered to be the most effective. The most celebrated Indian drugs were; Sandal wood, Clove, Pepper, Cardamom, Caraway, Ginger, Benzoin, Cannabis, Castor oil, Sesame oil, Aloes, etc. The old chinese medicine Beside the famous acupuncture, the Chinese medicine is very acknowledged for the herbal medicine. The Pen Ts'ao Kang Moa 1000 B.C. contained an incredible number of medicinal plants and drugs of animal origin. Their book includes many recipes for every disease. Among the plants and minerals highly esteemed for its magic health including power were; Ginseng, Rhubarb, Ephedra, Star Anise, Pomegranate, Aconite. Opium is a very old Chinese drug for diarrhea and dysentery. In the 19th century, the chemical structures of many of the isolated compounds were determined. In the 20th century, the discovery of important drugs from the animal kingdom, particularly hormones and vitamins. Microorganisms have become a very important source of drugs.
Safety Reputation - The Safety Reputation is With Radiation and Nuclear safety the public’s potential perception of the consequences the reputational risks are much higher. Consequently the safety culture at a facility with these hazards needs to be (and be seen to be) a Culture of Safety first and foremost.