วันอาทิตย์ที่ 22 เมษายน พ.ศ. 2555

Fans chant 'We want LAN!' at recent StarCraft II tourney

Fans chant 'We want LAN!' at recent StarCraft II tourney screenshot

weekend A couple of years, there was some controversy. In addition to stirring at PAX East, which has fallen into the IGN sponsored Starcraft II

IPL four tournaments in Las Vegas the weekend of the month of April 7 to 9. MarineKing won the World StarCraft League Team for the first final to be held at 4 IPL. The interesting thing is that

almost did not. It was too close to losing in his first round match. This is how it all went down. MarineKing lost significantly farewell. He was an accomplished fact. It not MarineKing was average to get by. That was until it happened. In a way, the machine suddenly lost Internet connection MarineKing and the game ended prematurely. Before deciding to have the players GSL contrast, the 3000 spectators were heard and began singing "We want to LAN!" Dustin Browder (Lead Designer StarCraft II ) watched in horror. So what happened? David Ting (in charge of the IPL) said on his Twitter and in an interview that this was the result of the team to lose connectivity to the LAN and even helped to avoid the problem. This has not prevented the angry fans who do what they do best: running to the Internet to do things

two different themes in

StarCraft 's sub-Reddit discussed whether or not the LAN support should be implemented. This scandal is not new. A few years ago, fans were so angry at Blizzard when they heard one of the most revered in games, and


similar, was taken Battle.net and support to promote the prevention of piracy. Apparently, everyone understands this, and now fans are demanding instead a kind of reconnection option allowing players to join and continue where they left off.

is very interesting to reflect on the results of the tournament had been there an option to reconnect existing. MarineKing certainly would not win that first game, let alone the rest of the end STLG as he had done. Who knows? Perhaps the events of last Saturday finally convince Blizzard that something like this should be implemented. Blizzard, meanwhile, did not respond when asked to comment.

With so many people watching, there is no room for dining rooms of this type. The IPL has announced that over 340,000 people were spectators of the 4 IPL online. Twitch.tv announced today that CBS has partnered with them (and MLG) to a wide audience an even wider audience. Can you imagine if this agreement was 340k and suddenly became more than a million? Two million? This would have seemed equally shameful in the IPL and Blizzard alike. Photo

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Game on: Sniper Elite V2

third game with the sophisticated stealth person, waiting for your air-and-pick-the-moment, sniping, but this time you can see from the chart that the X-ray target Nazi dies

Take a moment to pity the Nazis of video games for his life is nasty, brutish and short. He was born in this world only to be killed moments later, a convert born of an ideology of hate. Is it bubbled into being, examined his uniform, perhaps wondering why he keeps a gun and exactly what is ailing and, within seconds, has a shot in the head. Or chest. Or stabbed or strangled or blown and scattered like chaff in the wind.

often his angel of death is a unique command of the United States, a man trained from birth to fight this battle and this one, a man who mocks the odds against him. Call, for argument's sake, Jimmy Patterson. He laughs, partly because - as the hero of the game - which is better, smarter and stronger than all the military might of the Third Reich. And partly because he knows that, unlike the horrible death of his enemies, his own death is a temporary setback. When Patterson died, returns, regenerated at a checkpoint a few minutes before, reset and ready to begin his new assault. Over time - as long as the player's clubs with him - the order will be victorious and alive. The game will remember the Nazis only as a statistical level of the order.

course, each assignment of a man through Germany needs its own unique selling point, and selling V2 is clearly the point of kill-cam. Snipe an enemy far enough and the game film lurches in slow motion as you follow the path of the ball on the roofs and terraces. And when it comes to your man, you look at the graph of X-rays as it finds its mark, penetrating the flesh and bone, and emerges again in the blood of the body behind your target and guts.

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Eurozone crisis live: Spanish PM sticks to budget plans as bond yields rise crisis live: Euro slides as Spanish bond yields break through 6%

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Human Head teases Rune sequel, stays quiet on Prey 2

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Daniel Everett: 'There is no such thing as universal grammar'

The rules of language are not innate, but are born of the need and circumstances, said Daniel Everett

Daniel Everett is a linguist who is best known for his studies on the language of the Pirahã people of the Amazon basin. His new book,

Language: Tool of Culture (Profile Books, £ 14.99)

explores his theory that the Language is not innate, but a tool developed by humans to solve problems.

You started out as a. Missionary and later became a linguist Can you tell me how this happened?

I joined an organization called Wycliffe Bible Translators who had the goal of translating the Bible into all languages ??of the world, which has been studying the language, and so that was my first exposure to linguistics. The first phase of translation of the Bible is how language works. I realized that I wanted to go to a diploma work.

Can I have a very quick summary of the essential demand of this book?

There are two applications, the first is that universal grammar does not help there seems to be much evidence of that. What can we implement? A complex interplay of factors, including culture, the involvement of human values, plays an important role in structuring the way we speak and the things we talked about.

his experience in the Amazon, and, in general, which makes language possible?

Language is possible because a number of cognitive and physical characteristics that are unique to humans, but none of them are unique to that language. Meet make language possible. However, the fundamental building block of speech is the community. Humans are a social species than any other, and build a community, which for some reason humans have to do for a living, we must solve the communication problem. Language is the tool that was invented to solve this problem.

You studied the Pirahã community in central Amazonia. Is there something particularly interesting Pirahã language?

was assigned there to translate the Bible for them, because nobody could understand the language - which is not related to other known living language. All languages ??have unique characteristics, but the Pirahã appears to have unique features to many others. Things did not expect. I mean the absence of figures, the lack of counting and colors, the absence of creation myths, and refusal to talk about the distant past or distant future. A number of things like that, even the particularity of recursion, the ability to maintain a process that continues indefinitely syntax. This constellation of features really screamed for explanation, and it took me 20 years to realize that there could be a unifying explanation for all these things. My experience with the Pirahã was absolutely fundamental in shaping my ideas about human language.

How long does it take to learn?

There is no common language, so just point and started to learn nouns and verbs below. I was in town with my family for one year initially, and at the end of this year, he could speak, he could say a few things. In the next two years, more or less told me what he meant, and now is a cumulative total of nearly eight years in the city and speak the language very well.

What are you doing?

Well, I first saw as a kind of talking parrot. It was difficult for them to understand when I was learning the language to really understand something of what they said. They thought I was just imitating an animal of the jungle, and I want to say something to them and they would say: "See that sounds like us" and spoke of me. And I said, "But I understand you, I speak Pirahã" and it was difficult for them first, and the children looked at me with his mouth open. But I agree very well now.

You speak of a grammar of happiness - it's a good idea, but are just perpetuating a myth

So they were not at risk?

Initially, I was, of course. They first did not see me as a human being in the same way they are. And he felt a little threatened at first when I started working there, even though I was the third missionary group that met. They threaten our lives for our first visit.

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Toulouse shooting: failure to find first target led assassin to Jewish school

The 23 year old petty thief who killed three Jewish children and their teacher had accumulated a deadly arsenal and lived a life at odds with his unemployed status. How could this have happened under the nose of the intelligence services?

The murder of three Jews and one teacher who would never have taken place, it became clear this weekend, if the Toulouse Mohamed Merah gunman had killed his initial goal on Monday. Before being killed in a shooting at his apartment, told police Merah is not intended to kill his victims in a school in the French southern city, but there was "improvised" after missing the opportunity to kill a French soldier.


school killings, following previous Merah execution style killing of three soldiers who served in Afghanistan, traumatized France before the presidential election.

During a 32-hour siege, told police after shooting three parachutists who had already identified another member of the armed forces in Toulouse that his next target. After climbing to kill the man on Monday morning, he discovered that his fate had left home earlier than expected. In the heat of the moment, given the great-power scooter Merah and went to a Jewish school nearby. He came out and put the bike on the shooting range before the three children under ten years of waiting for a bus.

also revealed how Merah, who said he was a marginal group linked to al Qaeda, had misled investigators after being summoned to explain visits to Pakistan and Afghanistan in November. The 23-year-old said he went on vacation to find a girlfriend and showed them he had charge of tourism snaps into a pen drive to check its history.

Once released, began to collect an arsenal of weapons Merah which are then used in his murder, three pistols, Colt .45 and a Uzi and a pump shotgun.

Merah brother of Abdelkader, and brother of the bride, who were arrested Wednesday, were transferred to Paris for questioning by French specialists on terrorism agents. Abdelkader, 29, said to have refused to promote Merah to commit murder, but reportedly said he was "proud" of their actions. Merah mother, who was arrested at the same time, was released yesterday. Police are trying to determine whether it had any help in achieving the murders, which have refocused attention on the threat of radical Muslim terrorists.

Squarcini Bernard, head of the intelligence services of France, told the story Merah after he was taken for interrogation in November was convincing, saying he had shown "excellent cooperation, education and courtesy. "

Merah was killed in a hail of fire in his apartment in the southwestern French city of Toulouse. He hung up and hid in the bathroom, hoping to deceive the police think he committed suicide. When police entered the apartment started shooting in all directions. Merah has presented a series of obstacles, including a washer and a large black leather sofa. On the balcony of the apartment were making materials petrol pumps.

The revelations raise questions about how Merah has assembled an arsenal of weapons - and while the benefits of unemployed - without arousing the suspicions of the intelligence services that were supposed to keep him under surveillance. Research will focus on how unemployed petty thief could afford ? 500 (£ 418) per month flat and rented a garage and two cars.

The autopsy revealed that his body was riddled with 30 bullets. One in the head and a second in the abdomen that would have been fatal. A total of 300 rounds were fired by Merah and police during the operation at the end of the seat. French researchers say they found no evidence that Merah was connected to a group of al Qaeda.

The identity of the murderer was greeted with dismay by the Muslim community in France. "Until then, had been praying, praying there was someone with foreign roots, a Muslim," says Khadija Ba, defender of a French woman who was born in Morocco. "When they said his name, our hearts sank Then we knew that once again be blamed for the terrible murders. The error." He added:

"It was a French citizen, who killed the other French citizens, but all I heard was that his name was Mohamed, was a Muslim."

The killings have also transformed the approach of the first round of presidential elections in April. Before Toulouse, the Socialist candidate Francois Hollande, makes most of the polls to become the next president of France. The expected margin between Holland and the current president, Nicolas Sarkozy, was close to the first round on April 22, but all investigations Holland gave a clear majority in the second round two weeks later.

After Toulouse, Super Sarkozy "President Protector" - as described by one analyst - is back. Crime and safety are the specialty of Sarkozy. Last week, the confrontation between police and triggered memories Merah longest siege ever in France in 1993, when a man took hostage the children in a nursery school in the wealthy Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur- Seine where Sarkozy was mayor. He convinced the attacker, who was later shot by the police to release several children, and most of France, still remembers the pictures of Sarkozy, who leaves school.

"Does it change the election? It changes everything 100%," said Ali. "And I could not have come at a better time for Nicolas Sarkozy. The sad thing is that it was to divide the country, turning right, long before it happened."

Thierry de la Cruz, 54, the principal of a school, said: "The problem is that Sarkozy is seeking the votes of the extreme right, picking up their songs and now you will find these votes It plays a lot .. in favor of Sarkozy. He played on the fears and these fears have come true. For those who expect to be elected Holland, which is far from over today. When we learned that the suspect's name was Muhammad, well, it was a gift to the right. "
Even before the shooting in Toulouse, Sarkozy has been gradually increasing in the polls. The trend seems to continue after Toulouse, but Frederic Dabi, IFOP pollsters said it was too early and too "prudent" to make predictions about its effect on voters.

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Birdbooker Report 214 | @GrrlScientist

Compiled by a dedicated bibliophile, this weekly report includes books on human evolution, wildflowers, polar bears and many others that have recently been published in North America and the United Kingdom

Books ceiling Books

in the sky

my pile of books is a mile high.

How I love them! How do I need!

    I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.

  • ~ Arnold Lobel [1933-1987] author of many popular books for children.

    compiled by Ian "Birdbooker" Paulsen, the

    Birdbooker Report is a weekly report that was published online by more than four years, with the wide variety of nature, natural history, ecology, animal behavior, science and history books that have been recently published or republished in North America and the UK. The books listed here were received by Ian during the previous week with the permission of several publishers.

  • Title

    the day:

  • Warakagoda, Deepal, Inskipp Carol, Tim and Richard Grimmett Inskipp.

    Birds of Sri Lanka.

    2012. Field guides at the helm. Paperback: 224 pages. Price: £ 24.99 (about U.S. $ 39.50). [The Guardian bookshop, Amazon UK, Amazon U.S.]. Summary: With a rich avifauna of more than 350 species including 29 endemic species, the island of Sri Lanka is one of the most popular birding in South Asia

  • This new field guide provides comprehensive coverage of all species on the list of Sri Lanka, including most of the homeless, with special emphasis on endemic species and races. Detailed text highlights the main criteria for the identification and detailed color maps. Plates full of dramatic and detailed leading artists such as birds Alan Harris, Tim and John Cox Worfolk

    birds of Sri Lanka

    is the ultimate tool for identifying the observer and other birds visit the majestic addition Helm Field Guides series.

  • IAN

    RECOMMENDATION: When compared to the Oxford Guide to Sri Lanka, this guide has the text to the plates with larger cards distribution. I think birders who prefer this design over the Oxford one.

  • new titles and years:

  • Lovitch, Derek.

    How to be a better birder.

  • 2012. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 192 pages. Price: $ 19.95 U.S. [Guardian bookshop, Amazon UK, Amazon U.S.]. SUMMARY: This unique, illustrated manual provides all the essential tools you need to become a better birder. Derek Lovitch here offers a more efficient way to go on the identification - he calls the "whole bird and more" approach - allowing you to identify other birds, faster, more often. It shows how use geography and understanding of the habitats, ecology, and even the weather to improve your birding experience and help you find anything unusual. Lovitch shows how to follow the night commuters who use radar to collect Data for the conservation of birds, discover interesting rarities, develop lists of patches - and more.

    This is the ideal resource for birdwatchers, intermediate and advanced. If you want to build a more or simply learn more about birds,

    How to be a better birder

    their birding skills to the next level. This feature of the book:

  • says "whole chicken and much more" to bird identification

    Shows how to use the geography, ecology, habitat, and time to be a bird-watcher
  • shows how the birds at night using radar, the collection of data retention, the development of lists of patches - and more provides essential tools for intermediate and advanced birders
  • RECOMMENDATION: This book will be useful for intermediate birders. The section on the NEXRAD radar is useful for all birders.

Derocher, Andrew E. And Wayne Lynch.

polar bears. A complete guide to their biology and behavior

2012. Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardcover: 249 pages. Price: $ 39.95 U.S. [Amazon UK, Amazon U.S.]. Abstract: The polar bear, the king of the Arctic, is one of the most recognizable animals in the world. The images of the majestic animals roaming through the ice, plunging into the frigid waters, and play with the puppies fur have come to symbolize the beauty and grandeur of the Arctic. Andrew E. Derocher and Wayne Lynch has spent decades as a result of the bear, and this book offers the most comprehensive review and read its biology, ecology, behavior and conservation.

With pictures gripping Lynch, a nature photographer par excellence, and personal stories of Derocher, this book is so great to see because it is a fascinating read. He weaves his remarkable experiences of the last search to tell the incredible story of these predators of the Arctic, the tracing of animals to their evolutionary roots and looking to the future of polar bears in warming of planet Earth.

through language informative and interesting, Derocher explains carefully the ecosystem of the sea ice is essential for the survival of polar bears. It deals with the threat of global warming in the Arctic - polar bears home for tens of thousands of years - and impressive details of their eating habits, distribution, ecology, and breeding den. Striking photos of Lynch capture all this and more, as the chronicle of the wide range of behavior of polar bears, the rituals of the family of predatory beasts.

captivating, accurate and challenging polar bears
belongs in the hands of all who love nature.

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'My food is really emotional' | Heston Blumenthal

Your kitchen is a famous multi-sensory experience. But Heston Blumenthal said he is not a workaholic, obsessed temperature, and expects its airline meals Olympic-themed try

With its oversized sunglasses, a shaved head and slightly mechanical movement, there is something in the brain of the Thunderbirds on Heston Blumenthal. And as puppets of Gerry Anderson, the owner of the famous Michelin-starred restaurant, The Fat Duck emerges an obsession of scientific discovery.

"A counselor friend of mine said that I might be ADD," admits the 45 years of age. "I said, 'If I'm ADD so how I can get past so much time and effort every day for many years, he said? "It's classic ADD. You have no patience for most things and then you find something you like and go the other. "

obsessive or not, the famous cooking technique Blumenthal seems to have survived a three-year trial. In 2009, the restaurant was closed for six weeks after an error vomiting, thought to be caused by norovirus and linked to shellfish, affected 500 customers. Three years later, despite the price tag of ? 180 per person, the waiting list for the tasting menu is a backup of two months.

last year opened its first restaurant in London, dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and was used last year by British Airways as part of its program of Britain promote British talent in the years of the London Games. It is the tutorial for Torquay based on a star chef Simon Hulstone to create four Olympic-themed menus that serve three million passengers on BA flight distance long summer.

transfer of responsibility in the theft of a famous person menus may seem difficult to cook a risky proposition, but Blumenthal - also renewed dining chain drive from the little menu manager in 2009 - says he enjoys

"I was fascinated," he said. "It's weird with food from the plane. It's like they expect to be bad. In the context of eating in the sky, if you paid six pounds for most of the bar food, you would return. But we are happy to sit on the plane, open these small containers, and still expect it to be - or at least I hope -. a highlight of the trip expect have created menus and Simon will be the highlight of the trip. " curious diners can sample menus for next week in a pop-up restaurant in Shoreditch.

Last year was also a time of personal crisis Blumenthal, who is separated from his wife Zanna, and they have three teenage children. His new partner is the actor in the kitchen became a writer Suzanne Pirret. He also lost his father. "My father died and he was very, very difficult, and it was all happening while the Mandarin was the opening. Things like that, you have to deal with depth. Very deep. It is much easier now, but of course none of this will affect the development. "

"But I still have the disk. I have not emotion. I still love what I do and I feel very fortunate to get up in the morning and want to work. And with television, books, restaurants and Waitrose, at any point we have 600 dishes in development and many of those that feed back in restaurants, and this is where I have more fun . "

As if to illustrate this point, he launches into a surprisingly quick and detailed explanation of the lengths of which is currently hard to perfect each dish, which culminates in the assertion that the 72C (161F) is the only temperature at which to cook a lemon pie.

is this level of precision molecular Blumenthal is known for: not for him the more casual, family cooking approach promoted by celebrity chefs than others. Last year, Marco Pierre White cooking Blumenthal called "a well-oiled production line, technically impeccable," but lacks romance. Blumenthal turns pink when I raise this issue and said. "I like to think that my food is very emotional," then tells the story of one of their dishes, where diners enjoy the sounds of breaking waves in iPod, while enjoying the knives, shrimp and oysters.

Device made famous admirers

Blumenthal won. Just three years after the opening of the Fat Duck in 1995 in a dilapidated 450 year old pub in Bray, Berkshire, was his first Michelin star. He received his third in 2004, and the best restaurant in the World award in 2005 was followed by an OBE in 2006. Then came the honor of the Food Guide UK Restaurant Good first time in 2007 and 2009 and the Year 2010 BAFTA Award for celebrations of the Channel 4 show Heston.


had the luxury of a large support network of talented chefs, psychologists, cognitive scientists experimental neurologists, musicians and writers, collectively responsible for generating a mutli sensory experience superlative. All this is a million miles from its earliest days.

"When we started, I worked stupid hours," said Blumenthal, whose first paid job as chief was to the Fat Duck.

"I worked 120 hours a week for eight years. This is from 20 to 22 hours a day every day and one week I sleep only 15 hours. "

surely this kind of sleep deprivation caused an urgent need to attack the aliens with a kitchen knife?

"I kind of did. Not literally attacking someone with a knife, but in the early years, it was very quiet, "he says with admirable modesty.

said a lot of therapy and some faith healing and a course of cranial osteopathy, has helped to improve their mental health. "The time he took responsibility for everything, that's when my stress level right down, and it has been 10 years since one of these explosions."

"Before, if someone does something wrong, I had a go and blame them, but I realized that if they took full responsibility for everything, we must always be my fault, I have to be used the wrong person for the job, I expected a lot from them, or I have not properly trained. "
It is the stereotype of the clutch chef's knife, reducing their lead Commission to a collapse of blancmange, a thing of the past?

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George Osborne faces revolt over 'tax on giving' as charity donations dry up

National Theatre chief budget calls move "strange" in the midst of the turmoil in the supply cabinet of Chancellor to target rich

a powerful alliance of aid groups, charities and arts organizations is launching a frontal assault on the Treasury plans to limit tax breaks for philanthropists, warning that they will a devastating impact on the culture of giving in the heart of the "Great Society" by David Cameron.

Revolt - with organizations as diverse as Unicef, Macmillan Cancer Support, the National Theatre and the Royal Academy of Arts - comes amid signs of pressure from several ministers for a quick return U

Charities and Donors

are also warning that the "summit to give" in Downing Street next month fall as donors, unless the measures in the past month's budget Chancellor, he has invested.

As part of an assault on the so-called aggressive tax evasion - considered a tax on the bumps - George Osborne announced a limit on the amount of the tax cut that wealthy donors could receive , for large donations. This significantly reduced the amount that philanthropists can claim back if they gave more than £ 200,000, which means it would cost much more to give the same sums to charities, aid projects, new hospitals , academia, the arts and other charitable causes.

David Bull, Executive Director of UNICEF UK, said his work, including efforts to fight against the effects of food shortages in Africa, could be seriously hampered. "In short, this new legislation will have the unintended consequence of discouraging charitable donations by philanthropists, leaving the most vulnerable children in the world that the real losers." UNICEF has already been warned by a donor who was lining up a six-figure gift that you can now get because of changes in the budget.

Nicholas Hytner, director of the National Theatre, said that since the budget of their fundraising had been contacted by a donor who had given £ 250,000 intended to say he was having second thoughts.


describe the tax hit as foreign philanthropists, Hytner said he was going directly against the entire government, in particular, the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt had previously indicated the need to encourage people make richer civil society. "Specifically, we asked to act together in our call to the very rich to cover the shortfall in our funding that had been created by spending cuts," said Hytner.

Business Secretary Vince Cable and David Willetts, the universities minister, were both strongly pressure from key stakeholders that grant funds will dry. Close friends of the work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith said he would resist the movements affecting the charitable sector.

former spokesman for the Liberal Democrat Treasury, Lord Oakeshott, offering large sums to charity, described the policy as an example of "society is not bad, the whole society ", adding:" It is absurd to try to insult people give generously to charity to avoid taxes. "

Charles Saumarez Smith, chief executive of the Royal Academy of Arts, said: "At a time when the establishment of government policies to encourage greater philanthropy to the arts, it is completely ridiculous to provide limits on the amounts indicated. "
higher rate taxpayers currently donate to a charity can recover a significant part. In April, the maximum is £ 50,000 per year, or 25% of the income of the person.

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Colombia's architectural tale of two cities

Although success of Bogotá went bad design, architecture emblematic of Medellin is reviving once a city plagued by crime

During the last decade, Colombia has been the cornerstone of what a good design and enlightened policy can do for the cities. If Barcelona was the example in urban 1990s, city planners today are more likely to report the capital of Colombia, Bogota, and its second city, Medellin. In both cities, a succession of mayors has used dynamic transport infrastructure and new public buildings as tools for social change. But this tale of two cities does not come with two happy endings.

In Bogota, two mayors, particularly the former philosophy professor Antanas Mockus and Enrique Peñalosa, has had a dramatic impact. Famous, has decent sidewalks, bike paths and bus service to avoid traffic Transmilenio paralyzing the capital - measures that favored the lack of confidence in his possession. His achievements were even more celebrated in a documentary. But this success story gone bad. Today, TransMilenio is so crowded, even the passengers went on strike (probably a victim of its own success), there are many road projects under way that traffic has come to a standstill, and the mayor last Samuel Moreno, awaiting trial for corruption. "Eight years ago who believes in this city, is currently in crisis," says Giancarlo Mazzanti, Colombia's most famous architect.

could not be said of Medellin, which has undergone an incredible transformation. In the 1990s, Medellin is the capital murder of the world. Then, the home of Pablo Escobar and the drug cartels at war, this is a city where almost everyone has a tragic story of a friend or relative. Violent crime remains a problem, especially in poor neighborhoods, but nothing like in its heyday. Medellín today is more likely that the news of a new building photogenic. In recent years there have been architectural magazines sink fed with self-consciously flagship projects of its kind that has been thin on the ground since the recession.

even more important that the library is the cable for him from the foot of the hill, residence registration at least one hour to climb the stairs of concrete. It is unlikely, even if it is in this context, the cable has become a trope in the cities of South America, as is often cling to the steep hills slums where it is difficult to build roads . There is one in Caracas and Rio de Janeiro, but the first was completed in Medellin. In fact, this Colombian city is a test of urban innovations. There are several wind hybrid library (central part of the community and some very necessary public spaces), both cable and, more recently, an escalator running out to about 400 meters from the problematic area of ??the City 13.

The man who usually gets the credit for initiating this sequence of urban interventions is, again, a mayor. Sergio Fajardo was a brilliant mathematician who was mayor of Medellin 2003-7. He was obsessed with the idea of ??public space, especially in poor neighborhoods - which attributed the drop in crime during his tenure, in part to the increased amount of public space per capita. The first is the Park Greetings, a stone plaza with fountains that function as a theater for film screenings outdoors. Fajardo, a good architecture and public spaces are a way to generate civic pride, and today Medellin is a product of that vision.

However, Fajardo, the son of an architect, was the man for the times - and like any politician (currently the Governor of the State) who will be happy to take credit. The true story of the transformation of Medellín has its roots in a civic movement that began in the mid 90s and saw politicians, captains of industry and architects working with a common goal. "The most important thing that happened in this city was not architecture, but a" social architecture "consisting of people - politicians and businessmen knew that you must build a future for all" says Jorge Perez, former head of urban planning for the metropolitan area.

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TARGETjobs: Graduates shun banking in favour of careers in retail

Finance decreased from five career options graduate to be replaced by the opportunities in the retail sector

Picture the scene. You sit around with their classmates and one of them announces. "I worked what I do with the rest of my life I want to join a leading investment bank." A horrified silence ensues. OK, this is perhaps an exaggeration, but it seems that the bad press - to say the least - the banking sector has seen since the 2008 financial crisis has had a psychological effect on many of today's graduates. This is one of the findings of a survey of more than 25,000 graduates released this week by the Institute Trendence to coincide with the TARGETjobs National Awards for graduate recruitment.

If a regular on the career destinations of the top five, banking, financial and insurance this year has been completely removed, with detail - that even in the top 10 in 2011 - the zoom to take place.

"We have not seen any reduction in applications for ourselves, but that's probably the case that the sector as a whole continues to suffer the most extensive coverage of the media, Just as we have seen, "said Gregg Carnaffan, emerging talents and executive recruitment manager at HSBC, who won this year in the category of banking, insurance and financial services prices.

This year, the bank is charging about 450 graduates, and competition remains fierce, with nearly 9,000 applications for the system of retail, commercial and businesses and approximately 17,000 for the banking system investment, he said. "It's probably still a legacy industry view -. If someone went to college in 2009, which was when most banks were to cut the numbers were often recruited, there may be a lag of one to two years of time in these things. "

One reason for the renewed interest in the retail sale may be the enormous amount of job opportunities for a large retail chain, said Carole Donaldson, director of resources at the John Lewis Partnership - Category winner of retail prices. "We saw a 20% increase in applications, with about 14,000 applications for 26 places. We do a lot of work on campus and invest much time and energy for graduates.

"detail is, I think, go into your account. Large retailers now cover many different areas. You can join a graduate program in detail and work online, developing new branches, personnel, legal, finance, purchasing and so on, "she said.

TARGETjobs National Graduate Awards are the most driven Graduate Scholarships, with 25,000 students who took the survey in the world. The awards were presented on April 4, with nearly 1,000 guests gathered at Grosvenor House in London to see who had won 25 trophies.

and global employer of the year - won this year by KPMG - there were 14 industry awards, as determined by the online survey. There were also scholarships to students of the panel, in which a small team of students from SIFE, nonprofit organization of students and businesses, meeting in the offices of the Guardian to decide seven awards including the Rising Star Award ( see below).

AA experience

work, as always, will be one of the key selling points for graduates of this year's winners recruiters say.

"It will be difficult, but I think there are more jobs through examples of work experience is still important -. Although not necessarily be in the same area - as you adapt your application, "said Rob Farace, national director of NHS resources - winner in the public sector." We all know people will ask a lot of places, but be sure to follow instructions and get to the closing date. It is notable number of people traveling up simple things like that, "he added.

Interestingly, despite the financial pressures facing the public sector is the second consecutive year, the most popular choice for graduates.

For the NHS scheme, which this year is taking on 150 graduates about 12,500 applications, the controversial NHS reforms, the government, if any, has managed to attract graduates, Farace said. "There's enthusiasm for the amount of change in the movement. Feels almost like one of those moments that define what people may feel about the politics of it, there is a feeling of being able to lead and shape this change, "he said.

The survey also allowed Trendence interesting conclusions about the spirit and optimism (or lack thereof) of current graduates when it comes to employment. Women were generally more concerned with their careers than men, and most agree that it is "difficult" to get a job during 2012.

concern for universities, only about half of the graduates believed that the course had provided them with the skills necessary to glow in the labor market. And there was a weary acceptance that unpaid internships will probably be a necessary evil to get your foot in the door, almost half of female graduates and more than four in 10 male graduates, saying he would be willing to work at nothing to get a good internship.

A little better news, at least, is that employers seem increasingly to be recognizing that "2:1 or bust" approach, applications can be shortsighted, says Donna Miller, Director of Human Resources in Europe Enterprise Rent-a-Car, which won the special.

The company, which has long defended its right to acquire the graduates of any level, is this year, taking on 750 graduates, and had 22,000 requests, said Miller.

"There are several reasons why people get the title you are and if it's because maybe they had to work to finance their education, additional skills they acquired more attractive to an employer. "But in practice if you have a ratio of 2:1 or more to pass the" computer says no 'syndrome you may need to do some serious footwork, he said .

"It's important to talk to people face to face, we must go in many career fairs and campus events as possible."

share experiences more tips and stars

The Rising Star of the Year is chosen by the panel TARGETjobs elderly. We asked three of the finalists of this year how they are advising graduates to stand out from the crowd.

Chris Peatfield, 23 (winner), Technical Coordinator, Barratt Developments

The labor market was very hard when I got my degree in 2009 from a degree in architecture at the University of Sheffield. So, yes, I took a year off, some of which I spent working at a temp agency, while seeking a job, which taught me a lot and gained a lot of transferable skills.

I joined the graduate program in the evolution Barratt 2010. This is a regime of two years, the first year six of the eight weeks of practical work in various disciplines and the second specializing in a specific field, which for me was the design. You must put your all in all and be excited about what you do. Eight weeks is not much time to make an impression you have to work very hard to understand the business and take every opportunity.

Barratt Developments

invites you to participate in broader issues. I was involved in the volunteer section, which includes working with homeless charity Centrepoint.

with four other graduates also helped me to work with our local district council in green initiatives. He donated trees last winter. It was very cold and I stood there in the snow with something like five pairs of gloves, but it was very rewarding!

However, this summer it will be difficult, but try to find the positive in everything you do, even if it is not related to the area to be in. aa

Notton Eddie, 24, an analyst at JP Morgan

As part of my professional career at the University of Bath has two six-month internship working with the other with HSBC and JP Morgan, through which I arrived on the status of graduates , from September 2010.

are usually two or three rotations. I started in equity derivatives and now I work on the transaction report on the FSA. You must pick up things quickly and have a good eye. We deal with large amounts of data on a daily basis and even a small mistake can have a significant impact.

should try as much as you gain experience, even unpaid internship. Also, do not narrow the options too early. No need to close the doors before you have to.

One thing I've done is enter a competition organized by the bank philanthropy. The idea is that I was browsing through the small change to your employees' wages and give to charity.

Obviously, this is something you can not do much without the agreement and sign, so it's still something that only on the drawing board, but the answer we had to address the issue has been very positive. And it was a great revelation to speak with people on this level.

Andy Bottomley, 24, a specialty retailer of software, IBM

is important in any place or work experience to use your time wisely. In my diploma sandwiched in business and information, Sheffield Hallam University, I did an internship in my third year with IBM, which led me directly to the system of higher education.

I found it really helped me understand what he wanted in the long run. I did so, too, I called a lot of doors and showed great interest in what was people did. It was great exposure for the company.

I am the first graduate who has gone the way of sales. So I put in a new area of ??society, which is a challenge.

What helped me was to get experience. Not necessarily need to be a location, just need to get some exposure to the world of work.


was very welcoming and helped me to establish and understand the goals and just seize the opportunities presented.

TARGETjobs Awards 2012

Rising Star of the Year: Chris Peatfield

AGCAS Award of Excellence from the commitment to career:



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The neuroscience of Bob Dylan's genius

How can we have seen, and when inspiration? Jonah Lehrer

happening inside the brain of Bob Dylan to know

Bob Dylan

seems boring. It is May 1965 and is buried in an armchair at the Savoy Hotel in London. The camera filmed the documentary does not look back on the tour Dylan, turns his back - Dylan fatigue feels like an accusation - and begins to cross the room, capturing irregular procession folkies and groupies who follow the singer in the last weeks of his European tour.

For the last four months, Dylan had difficulty maintaining a grueling schedule of performances. He had been paraded before the press and asked an endless series of stupid questions. Sometimes Dylan has lost his cool and they presumed to reporters. "I have nothing to say about these things I write," he said. "There's no great message. Stop asking me to explain. "

Although creativity Dylan has remained constant - I wrote it because I did not know what else to do - there were growing signs that he was creating a lack of interest music. Talent alone mattered was ruined by fame. The breaking point probably came after a short holiday in Portugal, where Dylan was a vicious case of food poisoning. The illness forced him to stay in bed for a week, giving the singer a rare chance to reflect. "I realized that I was very tired," Dylan later admitted. "I played a lot of songs that would not play. It is very tiring to other people tell you how much you dig, if you do not dig. "

In London, a room in sold-out Royal Albert, Dylan told his manager that he has retired from the music industry. He had finished singing and writing songs and was going to happen in a small cabin in Woodstock, New York.

Every journey begins with a problem of creation. It begins with a sense of frustration, the dull ache of not being able to find the answer. When you tell other stories about creativity, we tend to neglect this phase of the creative process. We should mention the days when they wanted to quit, when we thought our problems were insoluble. Instead, skip forward. The danger of telling this story is that the frustration - the act of being blurred - is an essential element of the creative process. Before we can find the answer - before probably did not even know the question - we must be immersed in disillusionment, convinced that the solution is beyond our reach. Often it is only at this stage, after we stopped looking for the answer, the answer comes. Suddenly, the answer to that seemed so vast that it becomes very obvious.

This is the time of the stereotypical view that people know so many stories of Archimedes in the bathtub and Isaac Newton under the apple tree. When people think about creative breakthroughs tend to imagine that the flash bulbs, like a light bulb goes on in the brain.


These stories share certain essential characteristics that scientists use to define "the experience of knowledge". The first step is deadlocked. If we are lucky, however, that despair over time leads to a revelation. This is another essential characteristic moments of introspection: the feeling of certainty that accompanies the new idea. After Archimedes had his eureka moment - he realized that moving water could be used to measure the volume of objects - that immediately jumped out of the tub and ran to tell the king about his solution. He reached the palace and tempered, frozen.

At first glance, the timing of the idea may seem like an impenetrable enigma. We are caught and then we are not, and we have no idea what happened between the two. It is as if the crust is to share one of his secrets. The question, of course, is how these ideas become reality.

was 1990 and Mark Beeman, a young scientist from the National Institutes of Health in the United States, was the study of patients who had suffered damage in the right hemisphere of the brain. "The doctors always say to these people:" You're lucky, "says Beeman." They spoke of how the right hemisphere is the lower hemisphere - there are no long, and does nothing with the language "These words. comfort reflects the scientific consensus that the right brain half was almost useless in his 1981 Nobel lecture, neuroscientist Roger Sperry summarized the prevailing view in the right hemisphere at the time:. the right hemisphere was "not only stupid and unable to write, but also dyslexic, word-deaf and apraxic, and generally do not have higher cognitive functions." In other words, they thought it ' was a useless piece of cloth.


But the fact that many patients with right hemisphere lesions, but had serious cognitive problems, even if the left hemisphere had been saved. "Some of these patients could not understand jokes or sarcasm or metaphors," says Beeman. "Others have had a difficult time with a card or make sense of the painting."

Beeman At first I could not understand what all these shortcomings have in common. What mood is all about navigation? And then, just when Beeman was about to give up, had an idea - perhaps so that the right hemisphere is to do what he was trying to do: find the subtle connections between things seemingly unrelated. Beeman realized that all the problems faced by the patients concerned to make sense of everything, not only for the parties, but how they stand.


language deficits caused by right hemisphere lesions. Beeman hypothesized that, while the left hemisphere is responsible for the denotation - that stores the literal meaning of words - the best deals right hemisphere with all connotations or meanings that can not be found in the dictionary. Metaphors are a perfect example of that. From the perspective of the brain, a metaphor is a bridge between two ideas, at least on the surface, are not equivalent or related. When Romeo says "Juliet is the sun," we know that does not mean that your beloved is a huge ball of burning hydrogen. We realize that Romeo is the trafficking of metaphor. It could not be a star, but maybe she lights up her world just as the sun illuminates the earth.

How the brain understands the lines of "Juliet is the sun"? The left hemisphere is focused on the literal definition of words, but it's not particularly useful. We can understand the link between the two names rely only on their overlapping partnerships, by detecting the nuances that may have qualities in common. This understanding is more likely to occur in the right hemisphere, as is the only one able to zoom out and analyze the judgment of the farthest point of view.

does not apply only to the language. A study in the 1940s asked people of various types of brain lesions to copy an image of a house. Patients who depend on the left hemisphere because the right hemisphere was incapacitated showed a house that was patently absurd: the front doors that float in space, the ceilings were reversed. However, carefully designed details and a lot of effort to capture the shape of the bricks of the fireplace or wrinkles in the curtains of the window. In contrast, patients who have been forced to rely on right hemisphere tend to focus on the overall shape of the structure. His images lack detail.

Almost everyone starts with the display of the pyramid. Your next thought is probably due to some type of crane that lifted the pyramid. (Alas, for example, a device violates the rules.) Then you can find a way to slip some money without breaking the bill. Unfortunately, for most people, there is no viable solutions come to mind, so we reach the stage of stagnation. The subject is nervous and frustrated. At this time, primary topics started giving advice. The subliminal started a sentence with the word fire or told to reflect on the meaning of the deletion. "We want to give people those funny glasses that allowed us to blink an eye at a time advice," says primary. "It was amazing how you can flash a clear sign to the right eye [and of the left hemisphere so] and would not make a difference. Still do not understand. But then, it will flash on the same track in the other eye, and may generate the idea. (If you're still wondering, the solution is to put the hundred dollar bill on fire.)

While the left hemisphere was trying to build the pyramid in the air - the most obvious way to "eliminate" the money - the right hemisphere was thinking about alternative approaches. "I realized that the moments of vision could be a very interesting to see these unique capabilities of the cases the right hemisphere," says Beeman.

isolate brain activity that defines the process of discernment, Beeman is necessary to compare the moments of insight to the answers that came through conscious analysis, that is, people methodically test the ideas one by one. In the analysis of consciousness, people have an idea of ??your progress and can accurately explain their thought processes. The problem is solved thanks to the diligence and hard work, and when you get the answer, there is nothing about this soon. Unfortunately, all the puzzles that scientists use to explore the idea of ??vision required. Or have been resolved of a sudden "Aha!" time or not at all solved. This challenge was Beeman: to achieve a series of puzzles that are often resolved by the vision, but not always. In theory, this would isolate the unique characteristics of neurons that define the process of discernment.
The puzzles like this: a subject is given three different words, such as age, mileage and the sand, and asked them to think of a word that can form a compound word or phrase with each of the three. (In this case, the answer is the stone: the stone age, sandstone marker.) The subject has 15 seconds to solve the problem before the appearance of a new puzzle. If you think of an answer, press the space bar and said that if the answer came through understanding or analysis.

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Natural Selection 2 deserves your attention

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By 2000, Half-Life mods were fashionable. You could spend days browsing Mod DB for something to spice up your FPS experience. People who create legitimate mods you can simply download and play. The modern modding scene seems to have evolved, but not as widely popular as it once was.

Half-Life mods that took off was Natural Selection , a set of humans against the aliens with a basic mechanical ability. It was a game of real-time strategy and first person shooter that makes the tango together! I used to play with friends quite often, but now it's time for part two. Natural Selection 2 has been in development for about five years and I will play and talk to Charlie Cleveland, director of the game at PAX East. Play

Natural Selection 2

was not entirely new to me - I had the game on my PC for some time to Because of my pre order. It can sometimes be difficult to get a game going, because usually there are some servers that work together and are full and foreign. It was really a blast to play with a lot of people who could physically see and communicate. The latest revision to the building visual PAX was the game. In short, the game looks great. The engine is yours and with such a small team that is quite the feat.

Each team has a player who will assume the role of commander. The player has an RTS style view of the map and decide the overall strategy of the team. If you decide that you should focus on defense, updates will be defense related. If the commander tells you to do something, you better do it for the good of the team. Obviously, it takes longer to get used to the position of commander of one of the units in the field, but a good boss behind the wheel goes a long way.

While in the field, you are mobilizing resources to improve yourself or your base while also trying to take the enemy base. I've always been a big fan of foreign material, because, at least on the surface, is different. Many people will try to play, whether foreign or not, similar to how all the losers leave a

Left 4 Dead

pressure if they can play zombies first.
As a foreigner, you can use your resources to become a different kind of exotic species, each with their own specialties. From abroad can climb walls and jump quickly in the sense if you can not afford a development that is not useless. My favorite is by far the Fade abroad, which has the ability to teleport and cause mass hysteria. There is a road which follows the disappearance of teleports so you is not no idea where it came from, but if you carry them often and fast enough to see the sea in search of enemies frantically in all directions but adds nothing of pure joy.

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