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The Emperor has long loomed over the Star Wars saga. Sometimes, he’s manipulated events from the shadows. Other times, he’s stepped onto the screen and shocked audiences with his crazy powers. From his days as an apprentice to his appearance in Episode IX, here’s the entire Emperor Palpatine story.
Sheev Palpatine, the man who would become a Sith Lord and the galactic emperor, was born on the planet Naboo. According to the novel Darth Plagueis, young Palpatine first discovered the temptation of the Dark Side of the Force while collecting Sith artifacts. As a young man he met Plagueis. The encounter led Palpatine to kill his entire family and dedicate himself to becoming Darth Plagueis' Sith apprentice. As a result, Plagueis gave him the name of Darth Sidious.
Like Plagueis before him, Sidious carefully maintained his non-Sith identity as Sheev Palpatine, and he became active in politics on Naboo. He rose in rank to become a senator after secretly arranging the assassination of his predecessor, representing Naboo in the Galactic Senate. He remained in that position for years, methodically working to accumulate more power, gaining strength both politically and in the Dark Side.
Today, we explore whether memory still has a practical place in the world of big data and computing.
As a science writer, Lynne has written 18 books including The Memory Code. Her research showed that without writing, people used the most extraordinary suite of memory techniques to memorise massive amounts of practical information. This explains the purpose of monuments like Stonehenge, the Nazca Lines and the statues of Easter Island. Her next book, Unlocking The Memory Code explains the most effective memory methods from around the world and throughout time. Lynne shows how these can be invaluable in modern world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
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The PBS NewsHour and POLITICO are hosting the sixth Democratic debate on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The debate will feature Andrew Yang, former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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Tuesday on the NewsHour, the House Rules Committee considers procedures for Wednesday’s impeachment proceedings, as President Trump unleashes outrage to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Plus: Rep. Jason Crow on impeachment, the latest in Boeing’s 737 Max saga, the Sackler family and opioids, refugees in Kentucky, how maternal stress can affect unborn babies and children’s author Mo Willems.
How long have you been working on your idea? Or looking for that next disruptive investment? Better still, how do you perfect your skill in doing all that? How do you lock-down your idea, your technology, your business or even your approach to investments? Consider this: the key stems from a very practical understanding how the abstract world (where disruptive innovations come from in the first place) actually works. Amazingly, it is something we were never accurately taught. Hard to believe right? But change that…and we change everything. So take a step into both the past and future. Come to a talk that will change the way you understand the world forever – something that will actually make you smarter. How cool would that be?
Winston is the founder of a discipline called Concept Modeling, which is at the root of all other disciplines – but don’t let the word “discipline” scare you. This talk will be very practical and may just be the key to your success going forward. He is the author of an award (Visionary Award) winning new book, Concerning the Nature and Structure of Concept. Reviewers have called his book (thus his work) “brimming with insights,” “intellectually fun,” “a startling fresh perspective on our world.” NY Times has called him “the guru of concept modeling.”
With past and present clients that include Warner Bros., Dreamworks, NBC/U, Interscope, Relativity and many others, Winston works on films, TV Shows, technologies, businesses and management models for executives. How cool is Bug Bunny? Very. With dozens of movies, technologies under his belt, his presentations are unique, insightful, informative, and yes, fun — he even concept modeled baseball. Love that! As Winston always says: “Let’s rock this thing!”
As featured in the New York Times, and Deadline.com, Winston is the creator and founder of Concept Modeling, and author of his coming award (Visionary Award) winning book, Concerning The Nature And Structure Of Concept. His concept modeling helps studios and companies perfect films, ideas, technologies, science or businesses. It is considered revolutionary (truly, no cliché) by more and more professionals. The NY Times called Winston the “guru of Concept Modeling.”
Based on a discovery made on Feb. 6, 1989, -- a massive eureka moment as described in his book-- Winston developed a unique practice of deconstructing ideas based on deep insights on how the abstract world actually works or doesn’t – his past and present clients include Warner Bros., Dreamworks, NBC/U, Interscope, Relativity and many others.
His work may just represent a revolutionary advancement that launches you and your successful idea or investment, right here, right now. As Winston is fond of saying: ‘Let’s rock this thing!”
The real value of a lot of this is in some of his examples. There are also some interesting thoughts for applying this to linguistics and early languages with smaller vocabularies compared to more developed modern languages with much larger vocabularies.
Ideas are infinite and free. Concepts are not. How can you get to the end of an idea?
Cup conceptually is a container.
Example of pictures of an airplane on the ground versus in the air. The picture of the airplane in the air is better because it contains the concept of what an airplane is.
Sir George Cayley cousin of mathematician Arthur Cayley
Negacept is a concept that defines its nature by the negation of another concept.
- Example: Superman and krpytonite
- Example: brakes on an automobile
Innovation is literally “into” and “new”
The softball is not based on a baseball, but is originally based on a boxing glove.
Concept is not obvious. It is not a structure or bigger idea, it’s not a strategy. Concept is abstract essence. It is nature, structure, activity and philosophy of abstract essence.
An idea is simply a possibility.
Revenge movie versus retaliation movie. Revenge takes time. Don’t take revenge. You can’t relate to movies unless there is a concept, and that is typically hope.
Words were originally based on concepts.
Carcinogenic EMF radiation from devices is transmutable via ancient Egyptian applied physics. Harmonic Artworks also open the gateway to co-create with the higher harmonic engineers of the natural world. The result = EMF shielding + human evolution.
Technology allows us a certain utility upon which we have become dependent, yet electromagnetic radiation entering our body from the devices we carry and wear is a known carcinogen; with scientists and doctors in 40 countries warning us about 5G raising our exposure from 6Ghz to 300Ghz. Harmonic Artworks applies ancient Egyptian physics to design authentic, aesthetic EMF shielding and offer a vital reconnection with higher harmonic intelligence. Known to the ancient Egyptians as NeTeRs, from which the word Nature is derived, these elemental forces hold the keys to sustainable technology and thus our future on Earth. The company achieved the target application in 2015 and after a break is poised to collaborate with producers of wearables and other products used in close proximity to the body.
Jadene Mayla is a multimedia artist with an MFA in Applied Craft + Design from both Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art, a BLA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon, a certificate in Permaculture Design from Cascadia Permaculture Institute, and a certificate in BioGeometry Foundations Training from the Vesica Institute for Holistic Studies. She maintains an active studio practice and has exhibited at the Port of Portland, Gresham Arts Committee Industrial Show, Findlay Group, Spectacular Design, Legacy Modern, Furthermore Gallery, Horsehead Gallery, Bar Maven, Launchpad Gallery, Cascade Gallery, Seven Virtues, Stylus Grooves, The Mansion, the Division Design Initiative, and the Synesthesia and Burning Man arts festivals. Her work
has been published in Nothing Sacred, the Clearwater Environmental Connector, Lake Oswego Neighbors Magazine, Alternatives Journal, the Portland Mercury, the Eugene Weekly, Untitled Magazine, the Center Street Literary Journal, Southern Oregon Magazine, and Natural Awakenings Magazine.
Her awards include May 2016 Artist of the Month for Findlay, a $12K scholarship for strength of proposal to the MFA AC+D program from PNCA/OCAC in 2013, Eco-Biz status since 2007, and first place in the H.O.P.E.S. national design competition in 2005. She has served on the National Honor Society and as Vice President for the American Center for Sustainability, given invited talks at Clackamas Community College and Ujima Center, lead workshops at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, Northwest Regional Permaculture Gathering, Village Building Convergence, and SE Portland Permaculture Convergence, and she was a co-founder of the Eugene City Repair Project.
Here's a quick demo of how I write on my blog. It's more like using Twitter than WordPress.
Mike Bloomberg announces 2020 candidacy for president of the United States. Join Mike at MikeBloomberg.com.
Celebrity chef and Thyme Lord Alton Brown is no fan of "unitaskers" -- kitchen gadgets with only one purpose. But maybe these Amazon offerings aren't so bad.
On this episode of Handmade, ceramicist Jono Pandolfi shows us how his team makes 300 handcrafted plates, mugs, cups, and other dinnerware for some of America’s best restaurants. You can read more about Pandolfi here: https://bit.ly/2N3x9KR
Chef Yumi Chiba has spent her career trying to figure out one of sushi's most illusive specialities at her restaurant Anago no Uotake, Japan.
Social media has become our new home. Can we build it better? Taking design cues from urban planners and social scientists, technologist Eli Pariser shows how the problems we're encountering on digital platforms aren't all that new -- and shares how, by following the model of thriving towns and cities, we can create trustworthy online communities.
I also loved the analogy of Facebook and 1970’s New York… I was sort of surprised at the audience applause at his comment, but this is such a heartwarming sign.
Я очень рад, ведь я, наконец, возвращаюсь домой.
Исполняет Эдуард Хиль.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland shares explosive testimony during the fourth day of the impeachment inquiry’s public hearings. Plus: Counselor to President Trump Kellyanne Conway and Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., respond to Sondland’s claims and a preview of the Wednesday night debate among 2020 Democrats.