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Tomorrow, on the 20th of January 2017 my nightmare will become a reality. I’ve been dreading this day for months hoping that either he or I would die before President Day. But tomorrow is Inauguration Day and unfortunately neither of us are dead. I don’t know what he’s gonna do and I’m honestly hopeless at this point but I’m still gonna fight. Cause the good people have been fighting for so long and look at us we elected Obama twice! Now we just need to get trough the next 4 years, then elect Bernie Sanders/Michelle Obama. That needs to be our goal. These next 4 years are gonna be hell but I ask you to wear a symbol of peace, love, unity or whatever it is you stand for tomorrow or/and Saturday to show that you care and that you’ll fight back. Wherever you are just show that you don’t support this hate symbol that has been elected president.
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郝龍斌:年輕人是天然台非天然獨
中國時報【王正寧╱台北報導】
國民黨副主席郝龍斌昨天表示,台灣新世代年輕人是「天然台」,和「天然獨」不太一樣;新一代的年輕人,真正主張台獨的比例並不多,大家只是越來越強調台灣主體性,包括他這一個世代的人,認同台灣很自然,這與認同兩岸同屬一個中華民族的概念不衝突,「一個是文化、民族的認同,一個是生長家園的認同」。
對於兩岸政策,郝龍斌表示,「九二共識,一中各表」是目前台灣2300萬人最大共識,國民黨一向主張兩岸平穩、善意交流,「也希望中國大陸必須正視中華民國存在的事實」。
郝龍斌認為,國民黨不需要走在民進黨背後,把天然台的年輕人或民眾都標籤為「天然獨」,大陸或國民黨若如此狹隘,將會自絕於年輕人,更喪失年輕人的認同;所以他仍希望大陸對台灣民眾,還是應保持善意,文化、經濟、青創都應持續交流互惠。
郝龍斌強調,他支持的是「和平統一」,所謂和平是沒有任何一方能強迫對方,台灣希望的統一是兩岸都要在自由、民主、富庶的狀況下再來談,所以這個統一應該是沒有時間表。
隨後在接受廣播節目專訪時,面對有多人參選國民黨主席,可能因為首輪無人單獨得票過半,需要進入第二輪選舉,郝龍斌表示,他有信心可以擠進第二輪,甚至還可能在首輪就拿下第一。他並澄清自己不是只靠黃復興黨部,更不是「靠爸族」。郝強調,在台北市長選舉時他拿下80萬票,還順利連任,這都不是靠爸爸郝柏村就能做到。
對於這次黨主席選舉傳出他要跟前副總統吳敦義合流,他說,「絕對不是這樣」。他指出,這次參選人要有基本體認,都要全力以赴,不能打假球,他希望這次選舉可以改變國民黨的宮廷文化,告別「喬來喬去」文化,透過民主公平競爭,成為符合時代潮流、民意趨勢的政黨。
雖曾承諾若選上黨主席就不選2020總統,但是否會回鍋參選北市?郝龍斌只表示,會贏最重要。他強調,現在這個年齡該做的是建立平台,讓年輕人表現。
童子賢:2017年是VR應用年

工商時報【何英煒╱台北報導】
台北國際電玩展昨(19)日開幕,台北市電腦公會理事長童子賢表示,2016年是VR(虛擬實境)硬體產品蓬勃發展的一年,而2017年將會是VR應用年。他說,2015年的全球遊戲產業產值(約915億美元)就已經超越筆記型電腦,新世代的AR、VR及繪圖技術,如果加入文化元素及創意,將會有更龐大的商機,「很高興創造夢想的同時,也能創造產值」。
台北國際電玩展於19日開展,今年的主題為「穿越遊戲時空 In The Game,To The World」。今年參展廠商有311家,共使用1550個攤位。預計有3,000位專業買主入場,玩家區預期五天將湧入40萬參觀人次。童子賢表示,台北國際電玩展不但是技術交流的場合、同時也是商務媒合的重要平台。
遊戲已經是全球重要產業,並帶動就業機會及新經濟形態。童子賢表示,因技術的進展、加入人文和創意的元素,讓遊戲領域達到空前不一樣的體驗經驗。過去幾年VR(虛擬實境)裝置及技術的進展,開始帶給遊戲開發商及玩家,前所未有的經驗。
因為VR的關係,玩家可以化身為運動健將,童子賢說,「你可以是梅西、也可以是麥可喬登」,也可以搖身一變成為蝙蝠俠,去拯救人類;這些體驗都是十年前很難想像的。「在這樣提供娛樂及創造幻想的世界,很高興同時也能創造就業機會和產值」。
而VR相關的展覽也是今年台北國際電玩展的一大焦點,包括日商索尼互動娛樂將有PS VR機台及相關遊戲的展示。宏達電(HTC)攤位規模倍增,將展示VIVE移動定位器,及VIVE專屬頭戴式耳機。而軟體開發商如鈊象、昱泉及唯晶科技都有VR遊戲的研發展示。
2016年台灣遊戲產值為新台幣572.4億,年成長7.6%,而根據Newzoo報告指出,2016年全球遊戲市場的成長有58%來自亞太地區,顯示亞太市場不容小覷。而根據SuperData的估計,2016年VR公司吸引投資金額達28億美元,專家也推估2020年時VR產值可望大幅翻漲10倍。
童子賢說,10幾、20年前很難想像目前的遊戲技術,但VR技術也不是一夜之間就發生的,也歷經很久的時間,而2016年是VR產業的轉捩點,各家業者紛紛推出硬體產品,可以預見2017年將是相關應用發展的一年。

進軍DRAM產業 紫光再下一城

旺報【記者葉文義╱綜合報導】
大陸紫光集團繼日前宣布砸460億美元在成都、南京各建晶圓廠,18日紫光再度與南京市就半導體產業項目簽約。加上,去年底宣布聯合武漢新芯共組長江存儲,有意從3D NAND Flash進入記憶體產業,投資240億美元,總計3大項目投資金額高達700億美元,旺盛企圖心可見。
有資料統計顯示,大陸記憶體的消耗量占全球總消耗量的50%以上,但是當中能由大陸國產廠商供應的存儲產品則是屈指可數,基本為美光、三星、東芝等少數幾個廠商壟斷,這個對發展自主可控的大陸資訊技術產業是一個很大的挑戰。
一期月產能達10萬片
據陸媒報導,此次紫光在南京的半導體基地投資,主要將用於生產3D NAND Flash、DRAM等記憶體晶片,土地面積約1500畝,一期將投入約100億美元,目標月產能約10萬片,但官方並未透露量產的明確時程。
紫光與成都政府去年12月13日已簽署《紫光IC國際城項目合作框架協議》,規畫於成都建廠,18日再與南京市政府簽約。
年產值上看百億美元
去年12月30日,紫光宣布動工,興建3座全球最大3D儲存型快閃記憶體(NAND Flash)廠,地點選在武漢東湖高新區,占地1968畝,投資金額240億美元,第一期計畫2018年建成啟用投產,2020年全部完工,月產能將達到30萬片,年產值超過100億美元。
紫光的下一步,恐怕將跨足DRAM製造,找來台灣DRAM教父高啟全擔任重要高層幹部,預料對半導體業界人才挖角態勢,會更加明顯。

陸新能源車產量 2020年拚200萬輛

工商時報【李書良╱綜合報導】
經歷「騙補」籠罩的2016年之後,中國大陸的新能源汽車產業今年能否恢復高速增長,備受關注。中國工信部官員近日表示,2020年大陸新能源車產量要達到200萬輛,引發業界熱議。若以2016年的產量推估,未來幾年每年都得維持40%左右的高增長。
每日經濟新聞報導,近日舉行的「百人會論壇」上,中國工信部部長苗圩表示,工信部已經編制「汽車產業中長期發展規劃」,明確規劃2020年,大陸新能源汽車產量要達到200萬輛;到2025年,新能源汽車銷量占總銷量的比率達到20%以上。
對此,大陸汽車業界先是出現質疑聲,因為2016年大陸新能源汽車界屢傳車廠以此騙取補貼的消息,並有業者受到官方懲處,其中不乏有上市公司。
中汽協資料也顯示,2016年,大陸新能源汽車的銷量為50.7萬輛,年增達53%,雖然增長迅速,但仍未能完成原定70萬輛的銷量目標。
同時,如以2016年50.7萬輛的銷量為基礎,未來4年按每年50%的增速增長,到2020年,銷量可達到257萬輛。但是隨著大陸官方補貼政策的逐步退出,要想實現每年50%的遞增,存在一定難度。
但專家認為,大陸政府對新能源汽車產業的支持態度並沒有改變,同時還寄予更高期望,將新能源汽車列為未來支柱產業。
北京清華大學教授陳全世表示,官方目前在政策上的扶持力度還是很高,不僅僅表現在補貼方面,諸如限牌、限號等因素也會促進電動車的購買,加上從使用成本方面考慮,「2020年200萬輛的產量目標,不難完成」。
大陸業內人士則強調,新能源車要實現快速增長,現階段還離不開政府強有力的政策支持。比亞迪董事長王傳福在百人會論壇上指出,「推動中國新能源車發展的是,我們有一套全球最全面的、最系統的政策體系。在『十三五』期間,這一套體系也將繼續發揮效用。」
中國財政部經濟建設司副司長宋秋玲也在會上明確表示,官方對新能源車的政策支持將保持穩定,也就是在「十三五」期間補貼政策總體穩定的前提下,支持的方向、期限保持不變,支持力度總體保持穩定。

anonymous asked:

But the recent predictions said H will meet his destined one soon and they will marry in a couple of years, maybe in 2020. why give up hope?

That’s the spirit anon :)

Since Lockkeepers will be on hold until probably 2020, my current project(s)  will probably be ACFS/AHBR and Blades of Hope. List to self:
1. Finish AHBR Novel and reread and edit it.
2. Draw all the characters and make intro animations.
3. Make small animations for the crew. Will not animate the book since it’s complicated lol.
4. Blades of Hope plot (since I rebooted the while thing for the 5th time)
5. Blades of Hope Casting Call.
not to be done in any order. just has to be done someday soon

anonymous asked:

Your words about Obama made me really verklempt and I'm not even American but German. I hate what lies before us with Trump and I will never understand how so many people could fall for such a con-artist. I didn't understand it with Hitler and I don't understand it with Trump. I hope it will all turn out better than we fear, but I am not even sure he will last more than one year in office. And Pence might be even worse. Anyway, thanks for your beautiiful words about Obama.

Unfortunately, there’s a large segment of the voting population that thought his “say anything, drain the swamp” approach was going to become a reality. Meanwhile he’s filling positions with the same people who filled that so-called swamp in the first place. He’s a con artist and frankly, he’s illegitimate. I hope he’s impeached, but I don’t want Pence either. 2020 cannot come quickly enough. Actually, 2018 cannot come quickly enough because I hope Republicans are voted out of office.

Brexit - Pros and Cons?

All over the news recently, there has been debate over whether or not our decision to leave the EU was at all beneficial. This comes in the wake of the Pound depreciating in value, allegedly as a result of the verdict, and rumours of popular brands such as Nandos and Nutella no longer operating in this country. These brands have directly refuted these rumours; however they still continue to circulate.

This piece will explain whether I feel the decision to leave the EU was a positive one or a negative one.

There are allegations that, in the short term, each British home will be up to £2000 worse off each year by 2020 after we leave. Indeed, these claims have been backed up by the CDI, which has claimed that leaving the EU could cost up to £100 billion overall, probably due to the idea that the Pound itself is set to become much weaker in the short term, discouraging importing and exporting and shattering trade negotiations.

However, the counter argument to this is far more long term. Per year we spend around £13 billion on the EU, receiving only about £4.5 billion in return. To worsen this, our trade between member states of the European Union has been rapidly reducing- it is found that only 45% of all our trade is now within the European Union. Although the removal of trade barriers has led to lower priced goods, it has also led to significant trade diversion away from more efficient countries that have had high tariffs imposed on them by the EU. Leaving the EU will now allow us to trade with a broader range of countries, especially growing countries such as the BRIC economies (Brazil, Russia, India and China), while expanding our own economy, rather than leaving it constrained to just the countries within the European Union. Even during our time within the trade bloc, the UK’s biggest trade partner has always been the USA, importing over 12% of all of the UK’s exported goods and services.

Those that are pro-Remain also suggest that international cooperation is needed for reasons of security, in that an international agreement makes the sharing of intelligence and the enforcing of sanctions upon dangerous countries far easier to do, as all countries involved know that they can trust each other and that their aims are the same.

However, a lack of EU obligations results in Britain itself being able to control who is and who isn’t associated with on the world stage, and that we can control our own borders and implement our own immigration policies. Under EU law, a huge influx of immigration has occurred into Britain, both legal and illegal, leading to benefit, job and housing shortages. Without the EU influence, we will be able to crack down on unlawful immigration, and have complete control over our own borders to allow only lawful and safe immigration. It was a former work and pensions officer, Iain Smith, that said that we are leaving the ‘door open’ to terrorist attack by remaining with the EU and its open border, as it 'does not allow us to check and control people.’

Generally, I continue to be pro-Brexit despite the initial economic setback of the Pound depreciating. In the long term, I feel that Britain will be better off economically without EU influence, and I also feel that Britain will be safer without the open border that the EU enforces. While I understand that trade links may be temporarily damaged, these can be quickly rebuilt as we are an important trade partner to many EU countries, who would be eager to maintain strong trade links with us. This is further enhanced by the fact that the UK’s main exports are within the tertiary sector, such as insurance, accounting and other services, which have very inelastic demand. Therefore, small price fluctuations (due to tariffs being imposed) are unlikely to discourage trade significantly. We would also be able to begin trading more with Commonwealth countries and others that do not reside within the EU, meaning we could have a situation alike to that of Norway or Switzerland - cooperative with the EU but not restricted by its treaties, regulations and directives.

Taking all these factors and opposing viewpoints into consideration, I think we’ve definitely made the smarter choice.

PurpleStride Miami Aims to Double Pancreatic Cancer Survival by 2020

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

For the third consecutive year, the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer increased and is now nine percent. However, the disease remains one of the nation’s deadliest. The Miami Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network invites the community to change the course of the disease and improve patient outcomes by attending PurpleStride Miami 2017 presented by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on Sat., Feb. 11, at Tropical Park.

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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is the global leader in the fight against pancreatic cancer with an urgent mission to improve outcomes for patients battling the disease today and double patient survival by 2020. PurpleStride events support this critical work and the organization’s key initiatives, including Precision Promise, Know Your Tumor and the Patient Registry.

“I lost my brother, Gerry, to pancreatic cancer. He was 59 years old and died 11 months after diagnosis,” said Anita Marks, PurpleStride Co-Chair of the Miami Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. “PurpleStride Miami allows me to work harder to raise funds and awareness for this horrible disease. I not only participate in memory of my brother, but for everyone fighting the fight, and the ones who have lost – they are all my heroes.”

PurpleStride Miami, hosted by veteran TV news journalist Vickie Frazier-Williams, includes kid-friendly activities including a purple play zone and live entertainment. The Miami event is supported by national presenting sponsor Celgene, gold sponsor Barry Katz and Sandra James Charitable Foundation, gold media sponsor NBC 6 and bronze sponsor Community Medical Group.

To register, donate or learn more about PurpleStride Miami, please visit www.purplestride.org/miami. Watch the PurpleStride PSA here and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s organizational PSA here.

About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is the global leader accelerating the pace of research progress for one of the world’s deadliest cancers. With an urgent mission to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and double survival by 2020, the organization, founded in 1999, executes a bold and comprehensive strategy to Wage Hope through research, patient services, advocacy and community engagement. The organization’s visionary goals, world-class programs and services, extensive grassroots network, patient-focused outcomes and advisory board of scientific and medical leaders, provide the critical backdrop to help pancreatic cancer patients today and create transformational change for all patients in the future.

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Segundo a Organização Mundial da saúde (OMS), em 2020 a depressão vai ser a doença do século. Estamos inseridos em uma sociedade que exige demais, é intolerante demais, causando nas pessoas crises de ansiedade, ataques de pânico, estresse pós traumático, depressão. Esse vídeo mostra uma pequena demonstração dos principais sintomas da depressão. É normal ficarmos tristes às vezes, afinal somos seres humanos carregados de sentinentos e pensamentos. Mas é preocupante quando sai do nosso controle, prejudicando nossa relação com a família, amigos, o cônjuge.
Assim como outros transtornos e doenças mentais, depressão não é frescura, se não tiver um tratamento adequado, as consequências podem ser terríveis. Cuide da sua saúde mental. Consulte um psicólogo/psiquiatra #saúdemental #psicologia #janeirobranco

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What do you not understand when I say NO

NO

NO I won’t be doing this

NO I don’t want you to hire an intern to do this in my place

NO I won’t have this tremendous amount of data dumped on me once again to analyse and valorize while IT IS MY LAST YEAR AND I PLAN TO HAVE DEFENDED MY THESIS BY DECEMBER 2017, which is when my contract ends and I stop being paid for this shit. I’ve not been paid enough to bear your stupid arse constantly on my back, and I won’t be working on my unemployment benefits, thank you.

2017

NOT 2020

SCIENCE, OUT

(okay for reals it went not that badly, when I realized she had not understood that I said NO textually three times, I just said “we’ll see” when I have absolutely no intention to see anything, and just - okay gotta go goodbye. Balls, people, balls.)