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Keeping You Safe: Two-Way Radios in High Security

With a huge amount of information on the internet about earpiece‘s it is hard to discover the top and most honest articles. here is a piece of writing from a reputable blog that i believe as accurate, do not quote me on it but please read and enjoy

These are troubling times for our nation and indeed for the world at large. Our little corner of the history books will be blighted by a global recession and civil unrest as political opportunists fan the flames of religious and racial tensions. In the midst of all this turbulence, there’s us, the regular people, caught up in the middle of the maelstrom.

In a world fraught with buzzwords like ‘terrorism’ ‘counter-terrorism’ ‘contamination’ ‘organized crime’ and ‘data theft’, its easy to feel like you’re always at risk, only ever one diplomatic blunder or power hungry madman away from World War 3. In such a world, an increase in security is often felt to be the only way to achieve peace of mind. Enter the world’s high security professionals.

Whether providing security for public figures, guarding prominent buildings, patrolling national boundaries or keeping the Internet safe from hackers, high security is an enormous and varied industry that demands much from its workers. Public and private security firms are stretched to deal with all the issues and potential problems that they have to tackle.

Fortunately, two-way radios make their work a lot easier. The same type of radios that are used by the military can be affordably purchased by the security services, as and when needed.

These radios are rugged and durable, they can withstand almost any weather type and they have strong, long lasting batteries that allow for hours of field work. Two-way radios are by far the quickest and most reliable form of portable communication, not as clumsy as a pager or as temperamental as a phone. In addition, two-way radios are incredibly easy to use, meaning that training is a doddle.

Working alongside state-of-the-art surveillance technology, non-lethal weaponry and bleeding edge computer security programs, the simple, effective (and simply effective) two-way radio is still the security services first and finest friend.

Whether on foot or in vehicles, whether standing guard or co-ordinating the efforts of a team, two-way radios are an absolutely indispensable part of the high security industry, making them a vital component of the nation’s peace of mind.

You’ll find two-way radios helping to keep secure our data centres, cash warehouses, government buildings, military bases, secure storage facilities and even more sites than we have the space to name.

The world may be a conflicted, sometimes frightening place, but the high security workers around the globe are helping us to sleep at night and using two-way radios to do it.

Google buses have security guards

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Google employees might be feeling a little more secure about their morning commute.

Reuters is reporting that two men with earpieces may be providing security services for the tech giants corporate shuttle buses. The men were spotted on two consecutive days near a Google bus stop in San Franciscos Mission District.

Reuters described their behavior: Dressed casually in jeans and wearing black ski hats or hoods, the two men did not stand out from the dozens of other young tech workers waiting for the Google bus. On close inspection, each sported the curly wire of an earpiece (hanaghansarah.wordpress.com), and one occasionally jotted notes down on a yellow stick-it pad.

The men did not board a shuttle, according to the report. When asked about their presence, one of the men requested a badge from the Reuters reporter, while the other denied working as a security guard for Google.

This news comes weeks after shuttle buses were stopped in Oakland and San Francisco by protesters angry over tech-boom gentrification. Activists shattered a window and slashed the tires of one bus in Oakland, which was stopped near the West Oakland BART station.

Shuttle operators will soon be charged to use public bus stops to pick up employees. The fee will be $1 per day per stop.

“Pee As You Go?” – Urine Can Recharge Smart phones, Apparently

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Scientists working at the University West of England (UWE) in Bristol, UK, have worked out a way to power a mobile phone with Human urine.

The company have been in a position to recharge a Samsung mobile by placing the liquid through a surge of microbial energy cells. Using this process, enough energy is produced to send text messages, browse the Web and even make a brief phone call.

As outlined by the scientists responsible, the next phase is to completely charge the phone with pee…Presumably cleaning their hands straight afterwards.

Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos has labored for a very long time with microbial energy cells; he’s considered a specialist in harnessing energy from extraordinary options. The potential applications of his work are very attractive from an environmental point of view.

Dr. Ieropoulos said, “We are very excited as this is the world’s first, no-one has harnessed power from pee to do this so it is an exciting finding. Using the final waste product as a supply of power to produce electrical energy is about as eco as it takes.” Eco-friendly tech is, obviously, the good doctor’s main area of curiosity.

The microbial cells work as a energy converter, they turn the natural matter directly into electrical energy, via the metabolism of live bacteria. The electricity is the by-product of the microorganism’s natural life phase, meaning that as they ‘eat’ the urine, they produce power the energy that powers the phone. Now that is what we call ‘pee as you go’.

Toilet humour aside, the team have engineered a world first, as nothing as large as a mobile battery has ever been charged using this method before.

There is, at present, no plans to promote this technology on a large scale, but perhaps someday we can be signing a ‘P’ mobile contract, the trick, as they are saying, might be pissistance.

PS – I’m apologetic about this one. The task and its implications are actually astonishing. All credit to the UWE team. Though, I constantly needed to do one to those ‘And Finally’ type tales and now I finally get to. Please forgive me, one and all.

Riveting, Nimble & Elegant Thriller ‘Grand Piano’ Starring Elijah Wood & John Cusack

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earpieceA welcome reminder that high-concept thrillers neednt rely on stupid coincidences and even stupider characters in order to succeed, Grand Piano turns the unlikeliest of scenarios into a riveting battle of wills. The story of a concert pianist whose comeback performance gets hijacked by a sniper with a secret agenda, director Eugenio Miras latest film breathlessly combines artistic anxiety and personal desperation, providing its character with a journey as intense emotionally as it is physically. In fact, probably the best Brian De Palma movie he never made, Grand Piano expands the boundaries of single-location, real-time mysteries like Phone Booth and Panic Room with a brilliantly simple concept and nimble, elegant style.

Elijah Wood plays Tom Selznick, a master-class pianist set to play in public for the first time in five years. Having famously choked during a performance of a piece by his late mentor, he is understandably nervous about his return to the stage. But shortly after he begins playing, he discovers that someone has marked up his sheet music with threats to murder him and his wife Emma (Kerry Bish) unless he performs flawlessly. Receiving an earpiece that allows his would-be puppetmaster (John Cusack) to communicate with him, he’s confronted with a challenge that has multiple repercussionsnamely, in delivering a performance that not only saves his career, but his very life.

As loath as I am to describe the music in the film as another character, the concerto written by Victor Reyes is absolutely essential, providing a (no pun intended) meticulously orchestrated through line that frames and enhances each new development in the story even as it serves as a ubiquitous reminder of Selznicks past failures. That it occasionally allows him to depart the stage mid-performance constitutes great planning on Miras part, but the fact that it provides a parallel line for Selznicks emotional state as he embarks on this unexpected rollercoaster is truly masterful. There are few modern examples of music being truly integrated into storytelling, certainly as well as this film does, and even without an appreciation for classical composition, theres much to admire about its use and effectiveness.

As the man behind the keys, Wood carries the film, finding a believable and compelling arc for a character whose default setting might in lesser hands be desperation. Selznicks paralyzing fears of choking a second time are echoed repeatedly in dialogue in opening scenes, first during a particularly contentious phone interview commemorating the performance, then from virtually everyone he encountershes not allowed to forget how grandly he flopped five years prior, even if he could manage to forgive himself. But through Wood, the character convincingly evolves over the course of the film, initially aiming for perfection out of fear, and then slowly building his confidence as he begins to devise a way to turn the tables on his unseen adversary.

Wood is an ideal casting choice for a role like thishandsome and obviously gifted, but overshadowed physically by the actress who plays his more-successful movie star wifeand he turns an otherwise self-contained journey into an opportunity for personal empowerment and professional redemption. Meanwhile, Cusack has less to do physically as the voice on the other end of Selznicks earpiece, but he nevertheless communicates a palpable sense of danger that his victim is right to take seriously. Together, they create a psychological duel worthy of the films theatrical pitch, cementing its intensity as the final, crucial notes of Selznicks performance rapidly approach.

Serving as more than a welcome contrast to the handheld, improvisational camerawork of too many other movies these days, Miras direction is a marvel of fluidity and poetry. The careful composition of each shot enhances the films melodramatic sweep without distracting from the story and performances; whether simply taking inspiration or outright stealing pages from (classic) De Palmas playbook, Mira distinguishes his film with a classical, muscular visual style that suits its high-society backdrop, and mirrors Selznicks mental scramble to focus on his performance and his potential murder at the same time.

Although hes occasionally distracted by expository or plot-lengthening devices such as the snipers accomplice and Selznick’s wifes obnoxiously self-involved friend, Mira makes a breakthrough here as a storyteller and visual stylist that should pay great dividends, regardless of whether or not he chooses to migrate from Spain to Hollywood. But regardless of his own future, Mira makes Selznicks comeback a remarkably immediate experience by dropping the audience into the middle of his implausible, heightened concept and then enabling them to identify with the characters anguish. Ultimately an expertly timed, painstakingly assembled and endlessly engaging game of cat and mouse, Grand Piano succeeds as a whole for the same reasons that Selznick doesnamely, because Mira brings all of its elements to work together in concert, and then executes them like a virtuoso.

Other methods to charge your mobile, Pee as you go

headphonesThis website is an old one, but still very relevant. Without saying i told you so…. but it was always inevitable!

Scientists functioning at the University West of England (UWE) in Bristol, UK, have figured out one way to power a mobile phone with Human pee.

The company has been in a position to charge a Samsung smart phone by placing the fluid through a cascade of microbial energy cells. With this method, enough energy may be generated to send text messages, browse the Web and also make a quick phone call.

As outlined by the scientists responsible, the next step is to totally recharge the device with pee…Seemingly cleaning their hands straight afterwards.

Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos has worked for a long time with microbial fuel cells; he is thought to be a specialist in harnessing energy from strange options. The possibe purposes of his work are very appealing from an environmental standpoint.

Dr. Ieropoulos said, “We are very excited as this is a world first, no-one has harnessed energy from pee to try this so it truly is an exciting finding. Using the final waste product as the supply of energy to provide electricity is about as eco as it takes.” Eco-friendly technology is, apparently, the great doctor’s main area of interest.

The microbial cells work as an energy converter, they take the organic substance straight into electricity, via the metabolism of live microorganisms. The electricity is the by-product of a microorganism’s natural life phase, meaning that as they ‘eat’ the urine, they create energy the energy that powers the phone. Now that’s what we call ‘pee as you go’.

Toilet humour aside, the team have engineered a world first, as nothing as large as a phone battery has ever been charged using this method before.

There are, nowadays, no plans to promote this tech on a large scale, but maybe someday we can be signing a ‘P’ mobile agreement, the trick, as they say, shall be pissistance.

PS – I’m sorry about this one. The task and its implications are instead astonishing. All credit to the UWE team. On the other hand, I continuously needed to do one of those ‘And Finally’ type tales and now I finally get to. Please forgive me, one and all.

Record-Breaking Solar Plane Completes US Trip

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The Solar Impulse airplane has landed at New York’s JFK airport, having done its outstanding trip over the US. This is a 1st time that a solar-powered plane able to flying in both day and night has tried to fly across the United States.

The landing completes the final leg of that Solar Impulse’s across United states transcontinental bid, which began in May.

Earlier in its trip, the Solar Impulse plane broke the flying record for solar-powered flight by staying in the air for a full eighteen hours.

Last year, the Solar Impulse plane became the first solar-powered craft to complete an inter-continental flight.

The record-breaking airplane was planned and built by project co-founders (and Impulse co-pilots) Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg. The team hope to commend the virtues of renewable power with their invention.

Piccard and Borshberg are also behind the ‘Clean Generation’ initiative, which is an endeavor to encourage businesses and governments to develop and adopt sustainable energy resources.

The solar impulse HB-SIA has the identical wingspan as the A340 Airbus, but weighs only 1.6 tonnes (by comparison an A340 weighs, on average, about 370 tonnes). The Impulse’s wing and stabiliser are enclosed with roughly 12,000 solar cells, these make 4 propellers and completely charge the lithium-ion for night flying. The craft features a high speed of 70 kph (45mph) with a maximum cruising height of 8,500m (28,000ft).

Piccard and Borshberg say that their next step is to attempt a journey round the world, which they expect will begin in 2015. But, with a view to attain this, the duo must develop a much bigger airplane, the HB SIB.

US Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, was present to meet the craft, saying,

“When you look at the Department of Energy’s study programmes and tech visions, it involves many of this same type of tech progress that these gentlemen have developed in an integrated technique to achieve something that wouldn’t of been considered a few years ago (…) I think in 10 years we are going to see the fruits of all these technology varying the world.”

In spite of a rip within the wing, which caused the pair to scrap their projected Statue of Liberty fly by, the Solar Impulse airplane succeeded in its aims. The plane has broken records, encouraged improved thought into renewable power and proved to become a flourishing invention. Solar powered passenger jets may yet be a long way off, but the Solar Impulse airplane proves the tech is getting there.

Here one for you, why do People Hate the Sound of Their Own Voice When They Hear a Recording of it?

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Hi Jean-Paul,

This question reminds me of that episode of ‘Family Guy’ where Lois hears her voice on tape for the first time and unhappily remarks that she sounds “all whiny and nasal”, this is, of course, an in-joke for the fans watching at home, because Lois does actually sound like that. However, it is a feeling that most of us can relate to.

The sad truth is that, when you hear your voice on tape, you really do sound like that. Sure, the sound is slightly distorted by whatever microphone recorded it, but not to a great extent. You watch police car sirens on TV and then you hear them in real life and the difference isn’t huge, is it?

So, why is this?

Effectively, when you begin to speak aloud, you automatically trigger your pre-vocalization reflex, which is, effectively, a contraction of the muscles in your inner ear (particularly around your ossicles and your ear drum, which are two of the most important pieces for hearing). The end result is a tightening of the tympanic membrane, which dulls the sound of your own voice, causing the familiar, pleasing sound that you only think is the way your voice sounds to others.

So, you are hearing yourself without the dampening effect of the pre-vocalization reflex, which is unfamiliar to you.

The other reason that you may be inclined to hate the sound of your own voice when played back from a recording is probably psychological. Its only a pet theory of mine, but if the voice you hear is different to you and yet still recognizable as you, its a bit like getting an extreme new haircut when you aren’t prepared for it – its a challenge to self image. This actually causes a bit of a dilemma for the psyche, which is probably why it makes us so uncomfortable.

This may also go some way towards explaining that friend you have (everybody has one) who labours under the delusion that they can sing, when they actually have (to quote Billy Connolly) “a voice like a goose farting in the fog”.

Hope that helps, Jean-Paul, (it was a very good question, by the way), cheers!