Monday, September 25, 2017

Download | Duke University School of Law





Download | Duke University School of Law

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Physics - Viewpoint: Hydrogen Hides Surprises at High Pressure

Chang-sheng Zha at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and co-workers [3] have carried out high-precision measurements of the melting curve of hydrogen, which traces the melting temperature of solid hydrogen as a function of pressure. Measuring such a curve in a range of pressures extending up to 300 GPa, they found that it is substantially lower and has a different slope than what’s predicted by virtually all existing theoretical models. The findings thus call for a significant revision of our theories describing hydrogen under extreme conditions.

Acknowledgment

This work was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.

This research is published in Physical Review Letters.

Physics - Viewpoint: Hydrogen Hides Surprises at High Pressure

My Mom Grew Up in a Utopian Colony in Iowa - Atlas Obscura





If Amana sounds familiar it may be because it’s the name of your fridge or microwave. Although the Germanic religious group embraced separatism and outdated fashions in a similar way to the Amish, the Amana Society has always had a comfortable relationship with technology.



Amana is the tech-savvy religious group that gave us the freezer.

A very good short read by ELLIE GORDON-MOERSHEL



My Mom Grew Up in a Utopian Colony in Iowa - Atlas Obscura

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Can an Outsider Ever Truly Become Amish? - Atlas Obscura





The Amish don’t have any spiritual attachment to a geographical location, the way Jews have to Jerusalem or Mormons to Salt Lake City; this spot, along with Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is probably the closest they come to an idea of God’s Country.



This story is a little long but is a great read. -ctoney



Can an Outsider Ever Truly Become Amish? - Atlas Obscura

Searching for the Last Bottles of a Cult-Classic Dr Pepper - Atlas Obscura





Dr Pepper has always been most popular in the American South: in a 2010 report, the company reported proudly that Dr Pepper was available at every single franchise of southern chains Jack in the Box, Arby’s, Chick-fil-A and Whataburger.



Searching for the Last Bottles of a Cult-Classic Dr Pepper - Atlas Obscura

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Polk-Burnett’s member appreciation open house is August 18 | Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative

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Join Solar Sam this Friday.

Polk-Burnett’s member appreciation open house is August 18 | Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative

20 Apple keyboard shortcuts from Yahoo Tech!

Here are some Mac keyboard shortcuts that will improve your workflow.
Command + Tab
This key combination will allow you to cycle through open applications. Start by holding down the "command" key and pressing "tab" to cycle through applications. Each time you press tab, it will switch to the next application in line.
Command + Spacebar
This shortcut simply opens the spotlight search and moves your cursor into the search bar. This is a great tool to help you quickly get to a buried file or folder.
Shift + Control + Power button
If you use multiple displays this will be especially helpful, as this combination immediately puts all displays to sleep.
Command + Shift + G
When you have a finder window open, use this shortcut to open a direct line to a specific folder. Simply put the folder path in the space the appears and it will take you directly to the folder.
Command + Bracket
By pressing "command" and the left bracket ([) you can move to the previous folder. By pressing "command" and the right bracket (]) you can move to the next folder.
Option + Shift + Command + V
This shortcut is a life-saver for anyone who regularly works in Safari. This is the shortcut for "Paste and Match Style," which basically means you can copy and paste something without its previous formatting.
Command + Shift + 3
If you need to quickly take a screenshot of your full screen, this shortcut will do that, and save it as a file on your desktop. If you modify it as Command + Shift + Control + 3, it will save it to the clipboard.
Command + Shift + 4
If you want to screenshot a selection from your screen, this shortcut will give you the option to select what you want in a box and save it as a file on your desktop. If you modify it as Command + Shift + Control + 4, it will save it to the clipboard.
Command + Semicolon
Use this shortcut to find all misspelled words in a given document. By holding command and continuously hitting the semicolon (;) it will cycle through the misspelled words. Modify this as Command + Colon (Shift + Semicolon) to open the spelling and grammar window.
Command + F
This shortcut will find text in a document, using a search bar functionality.
Command + H
Hide the windows of the application that is currently running. Modify as Command + Option + H to hide windows of other applications that are running.
Command + Z
While fairly common, this shortcut is an important one. Use this to "undo" the previous action.
Command + Shift + Z
This shortcut operates as a "redo" functionality to put back the last change that was undone with an "undo" function.
Command + Arrow
While working in text, use the command key with one of the arrow keys to move the cursor to different parts of a document. Using command with the left arrow key will move it to the beginning of the current line, while using it with the right arrow key will move it to the end of the current line. Using it with the up arrow will move it to the beginning of the document, while the down arrow will move it to the end of the document.
Control + D
For those who may have moved from a PC to a Mac, this shortcut will operate like the delete key on a Windows PC, deleting the character in front of your cursor.
Command + Accent (`)
In the currently frontrunning application, using this shortcut will activate the next window in line in that application. Modifying this as Command + Shift + Accent will activate the previous window in the application.
Command + Option + A
This is the companion shortcut for the commonly used Command + A shortcut for select all. Using Command + Option + A will deselect all selected items.
Command + I
Once you have selected a file or folder, use this shortcut to quickly get the information on the file or folder that is selected.
Option + Double-click
This shortcut opens a folder in a separate window, while simultaneously closing the current window.
Command + Delete
Using this shortcut will move any selected items to the trash. Modifying this shortcut as Command + Shift + Delete will empty the trash, and modifying it as Command + Shift + Option + Delete will empty the trash without the confirmation dialog box.
Hopefully these tips will make you a more productive user of your Apple machine at work.


20 Apple keyboard shortcuts business users need to know