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daily 03/30/2013

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daily 03/28/2013

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daily 03/27/2013

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    • On average, when I’m studying a new topic, I’ll add 3-20 questions a day. Combined with my particular memory, I usually review about 90 or 100 items a day (out of the total >18,300). This takes under 20 minutes, which is not too bad. (I expect the time is expanded a bit by the fact that early on, my formatting guidelines were still being developed, and I hadn’t the full panoply of categories I do now – so every so often I must stop and edit categories.)
    • TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space)
    • This time it’s Clara Oswin Oswald, a human woman whom he’s met twice before.
    • Clara, therefore, is the most attractive of things to the Doctor: not only a fearless, snarky, potential partner-in-crime, but also a mystery waiting to be solved.
    • At its heart, Who is a show with all-ages appeal, and one that tends toward fairy tale logic in its storytelling, particularly since the fifth season of the reboot when actor Matt Smith took over as the Doctor (and even more importantly, Steven Moffat took over as head writer and showrunner).
    • At its best, this fairy tale quality evokes an epic scale for the stories: Characters wait thousands of years for their true love to return, romances survive death and even the rewriting of history.
    • Doctor Who is a series about smart; not only is the Doctor a character who prefers to outwit (or, if needs be, outrun) trouble rather than overpower it,
    • Doctor Who is a show about the triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism. On top of that, it’s simply fun to watch. If you haven’t checked it out, you could do much worse than trying out this Saturday’s new episode.
    • Long thought of as a US-focused company, international sales now account for 61% of Apple’s revenues.
    • Not long after the announcement, Cook donated $100 million of his own money — $50 million to Stanford Hospital and $50 million to Project RED, which works to combat the spread of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. 
    • the direct result of our relentless focus on tightly integrating world-class hardware, software and services.
      • services are the weak link here

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daily 03/26/2013

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    • The trickiest part is that combining all these documents requires several steps.  The Combine function lets us combine two documents at once, so we have to go through the process multiple times, once for each beta reader to integrate their changes into a master copy.
    • If you send a document for review to several reviewers, and each reviewer returns the document, you can combine the documents two at a time until all the reviewer changes have been incorporated into a single document.
    • The highest court in Italy has ordered Amanda Knox to stand trial again for the killing of her former roommate, British exchange student Meredith Kercher, overturning Knox’s 2011 acquittal.
    • If she and Sollecito are re-convicted of Kercher’s murder, Italian law will require her to serve out her life sentence, though it remains to be seen whether or not the U.S. would approve an extradition request. In a statement, Knox called the high court’s ruling “painful” and “unfair.”
    • “This place predicates their attitude on basically the A&M and the Oklahoma game,” said Brown over a lunch with two reporters. “Well A&M’s gone, and Oklahoma, we’ve stunk two years in a row, so they’re mad. And that’s fair.”
    • “I’m really having fun,” said Brown. “My buddies worry about me because people are more critical. You know, I’ve had everything bad said about me you can have. Really and truly, I have matured enough, it’s not about me anymore, I really could care less. I don’t care about a legacy; I don’t care about a record. I want to help kids, I want to help football and I want to win all the games. That’s all I want to do.”
    • “What’s here is reality. What’s out there is whatever,” said Dodds from his perch atop a tower. (Literally, Dodds’ office is on the seventh floor of a tower in Royal-Memorial Stadium overlooking the north end zone.) “I know the reality, Mack knows the reality. Mack is as good as I’ve ever seen. … I like stability, I like continuity.”
    • Then, in 2012, coordinator Manny Diaz’s previously stout defense imploded: Touted younger players struggled to replace four NFL-caliber starters, while two key veterans, defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat and linebacker Jordan Hicks, suffered early season-ending injuries.
    • After horrid early performances marked by poor tackling against high-powered offenses from West Virginia and Baylor, the ‘Horns actually led the Big 12 in total and scoring defense over their last five conference games, then notched a staggering 10 sacks in their 31-27 bowl win against the Beavers.
      • what’s the catch here? is this somewhat misleading?
    • “Two years ago we stunk on offense, and we were good on defense. Last year we stunk on defense but were pretty good on offense,” said Brown. “Next year we’re going to be older, everything’s come together. We’ve got depth, the quarterback’s older, he’s been in that Oklahoma game two years. I finally think that all comes together and we’re a lot better.”
    • Texas’ primary emphasis this spring has been tempo. After experimenting with a package of no-huddle plays in the bowl game, Brown and offensive coordinator Major Applewhite — who takes over play-calling duties this season from Bryan Harsin, now the head coach at Arkansas State — want the ‘Horns to go full-on hurry-up like so many of their Big 12 competitors. Brown wants to see fewer worn-down linemen and defenders with hands on their hips.
      • less muscle then – you’ll need a different type of conditioning and nutrition. 
    • As Texas coach, he recently hired former Nick Saban support staffer Patrick Suddes as his first-ever director of player personnel, an administrative role that similarly deep-pocketed programs like Alabama, LSU and Michigan created several years before.
    • “We have been kind of ‘mom-and-popping’ it here for a long time,” Brown said at a press conference. “I really appreciate DeLoss and [Texas president] Bill Powers stepping up and helping us with the level of personnel that we need to be the best in the country at everything we are doing again.”
      • Why? No excuse for that. 
    • Muschamp, now the head coach at Florida, unintentionally created a Twitter parody meme when he reportedly told his team at halftime of last year’s A&M game: “We recruited [Manziel] to play safety at Texas, and you’re letting him beat you.”
    • Ash did not win the Heisman last season
      • The team looked at physical attributes instead of charisma and leadership. To be fair, from a character perspective, it was the right choice. 
    • Former star Vince Young, back on campus this spring finishing his degree, underwent a similar transformation and has spent time counseling Ash to be more relaxed around his teammates to help build chemistry.
      • No – VY did not undergo a transformation. VY was never quiet. 
    •  Big time QBs put up big numbers but they tend to have at least one or two games a year where things are not clicking or they play a scheme that is making their life hard.
    • Safety Jay-T Rysaac, who played at NAIA Georgetown (Ky.) College, posted the fastest time among defensive players in the morning group, running 40 yards in 4.44 seconds. Even more impressive: Rysaac is 33 years old.
    • But perhaps the most impressive athlete was University of Idaho defensive end Benson Mayowa, who, at 6-3 and 252 pounds, ran the 40 in 4.65 seconds and had a 38-inch vertical jump.
    • Former pro basketball player and Lincoln High graduate Maurice Shaw looked like he belonged on the field, running the 40 in 4.81 seconds, and moving well in agility drills at 6-10, 265 pounds.
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    • To become a CCNA, “simply”  pass the exam 640-507

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daily 03/25/2013

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daily 03/24/2013

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daily 03/22/2013

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