This Glass Sphere Will Revolutionize Solar Power On Earth |Higher Perspective

German architect André Broessel, of Rawlemon, has looked into his crystal ball and seen the future of renewable energy. In this case it’s a spherical sun-tracking solar energy-generating globe — essentially a giant glass marble on a robotic steel frame. But this marble is no toy. It concentrates both sunlight and moonlight up to 10,000 times — making its solar harvesting capabilities 35 percent more efficient than conventional dual-axis photovoltaic designs.

This Glass Sphere Will Revolutionize Solar Power On Earth |Higher Perspective.

The Codeless Code: Case 140 Heartbleed

A novice asked of master Bawan: “Say something about theHeartbleed Bug.”

Said Bawan: “Chiuyin, the Governor’s treasurer, is blind as an earthworm. A thief may give him a coin of tin, claim that it is silver and receive change. When the treasury is empty, which man is the villain? Speak right and I will spare you all blows for one week. Speak wrong and my staff will fly!”

The novice thought: if I say the thief, Bawan will surely strike me, for it is the treasurer who doles out the coins. But if I say the treasurer he will also strike me, for it is the thief who takes advantage of the situation.

When the pause grew too long, Bawan raised his staff high. Suddenly enlightened, the novice cried out: “The Governor! For who else made this blind man his treasurer?”

Bawan lowered his staff. “And who is the Governor?”

Said the novice: “All who might have cried out ‘this man is blind!’ but failed to notice, or even to examine him.”

Bawan nodded. “This is the first lesson. Too easily we praise Open Source, saying smugly to each other, ‘under ten thousand eyeballs, every bug is laid bare’. Yet when the ten thousand avert their gaze, they are no more useful than the blind man. And now that I have spared you all blows for one week, stand at ease and tell me: what is the second lesson?”

Said the novice: “Surely, I have no idea.”

Bawan promptly struck the novice’s skull with his staff. The boy fell to the floor, unconscious.

As he stepped over the prone body, Bawan remarked: “Code as if everyone is the thief.”

The Codeless Code: Case 140 Heartbleed.

OpenCart SEO: 11 SEO Tips to BOOST Your OpenCart Online Store

Search Engine Optimization SEO is a popular technique used to help search engines find a website on the Internet easily. High ranking on search engines is a clincher to the success any online business. This is the best way to increase sales for your store.Last time, we showed you how to start an online store with OpenCart. In this article, I’m going to show you how to do SEO and improve ranking for your OpenCart online store. Below are eleven SEO factors that you should apply for your store right away.

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Homemade Toast: How to Make a Leak Proof Water Blob without tape!

Homemade Toast: How to Make a Leak Proof Water Blob without tape!.

By now, I am sure you have seen these water blobs circulating on Pinterest and all over your favorite blogs. And – for good reason! Water blobs will keep the kids entertained for hours.
The only problems that seem pretty universal with the duct tape method is that they take a long time to prep – and they leak within minutes!
This tutorial is a little different. I used about 6-inches of duct tape on the entire thing! It has been sitting in our yard for 3 days now – with NO leaksat all. And – it only took about 20 minutes to get ready!
*Update: I just drained our water blob. The grass under it was dying and stinky. :( I’m hoping that it will perk back up in a few days – but I definitely won’t leave it out for more than 2 days next time!

I knew there had to be another (better, faster, & easier) way!

I had used a similar method in making my own walls-of-water for my tomatoes earlier in the spring, and so I knew right away how I would put together our water blob!

The secret ingredient: an iron

 

I literally melted the ends of the painter’s plastic together to form a leak-proof seal. I was done before “I Feel Better” started playing on Doc McStuffins. (Someone, please relate!) For those of you without toddler girls, that translates to about 15 minutes.

How to Juice | MUNCHIES

How to Juice | MUNCHIES.

Everybody wants to juice, so we enlisted the help of legendary Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph to show us how to make a proper juice and smoothie. We were expecting a nice rundown with maybe a funny story or two thrown in. What we got was perhaps the most in-your-face talk about the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables ever given. Want to know how to regain energy after a night of busting nuts? WATCH THIS! Plus, both of his books—Meat is For Pussies and his autobiography The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon—are extremely inspirational and informative.

Lastly, we would like to combine to of John’s best quotes “Meat is for pussies, and diets are for jerk-offs”.

Connect to MSSQL Server on Mac OS X Mavericks | SQLServer Client for Mac

Step 1:
Download SQL Development. Oracle has an excellent FREE SQL development tool, SQL Developer that will allow you to connect to a MSSQL database server.

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Step 2: Update JDK if needed. As of writing this, the SQL Developer requires Java JDK 7. You can download a version for Mac or any other OS Here:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index-jsp-138363.html

Step 3: Download MSSQL JDBC driver. You’ll need to add an open source MSSQL JDBC driver to your computer. the jTDS driver allows you to connect to Sybase and MSSQL. Download a copy here.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/jtds/files/ (thanks to ickzon for developing and maintaining this project!)

Extract the jtds-x.x.x.jar and put it in your favorite java extensions directory. I put mine in /Library/Java/Extensions.

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Now you’re setup and ready to connect to MSSQL on your Mac OS X computer.

Step 4: Run Oracle SQL Developer Application. I’m running v4.x. Under the main menu you’ll find the Preferences option.

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Inside of Preferences click the “Database” and then “Third Party JDBC Drivers”

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Click the “Add Entry” at the bottom of this screen. Then navigate to where you placed the jtds.jar on your hard drive in Step 3. I put mine in /Library/Java/Extensions/

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After you’ve completed these steps, you can now make a new connection to a MSSQL or Sybase database server! Navigate to “File -> New”

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You’ll now see a SQLServer and Sybase Tab

 

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