“IBM MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR DATA TO BE STORED ON INDIVIDUAL ATOMS”
at IBM have figured out a way to encode data on individual atoms, which
would be the most compact information storage ever achieved. The
common thinking amongst hardware designers is that as digital storage
continues to get smaller, the basic unit of information storage is also
shrinking as well. Eventually the amount of atoms required to store data
will become so small that storing a single bit will someday require
only a single atom. This is what IBM researchers have brought to
life. Using holmium atoms embedded on a magnesium oxide base and a
scanning tunnelling microscope, they have managed to encode data on an
atom and managed to read the same data right after. Since the
atom has a special characteristic called magnetic bistability, it has
two different magnetic spins. Using the microscope, the researchers
applied about 150 millivolts at 10 microamps to the atom. This
electricity acted as a sort of lightning strike that caused the atom to
switch its magnetic spin state (one state represents 1, the other 0 in
binary code). "To demonstrate independent reading and writing, we built an atomic-scale
structure with two Ho bits, to which we write the four possible states
and which we read out both magnetoresistively and remotely by electron
spin resonance. The high magnetic stability combined with electrical
reading and writing shows that single-atom magnetic memory is indeed
possible,“ the abstract read.
How do you feel about the costumes in the new beauty and the beast? I've seen a couple people shame them over historical inaccuracy what do you think?
Short answer: VERY inaccurate, but I don’t really care :) I’ll watch it anyway.
For starters I think it’s pretty ridiculous to complain about historical accuracy in a Disney film based on an inaccurate animated film. Disney have never ever been a guideline for accuracy. Never.
Now, I really don’t see why to shame them. This is a film based on an animated film from the 90s, this film is only inspired by the 18th century, not actually set in the 18th century, just inspired to give the overall feel of the 1700s (even though everything is supposed to happen in the 1740s, let’s face it, it is not). We have the village, Gaston’s fashion, the Beast’s embroidered coat and that’s pretty all that looks (less vaguely) 18th century both in the animation and in the live action.
What I mean is: what do people shaming this film think? Why shaming a project that from the beginning was not going to deliver nor promised any kind of accuracy?
This is a fantasy film, a fairy tale, the kind of story that does not require historical accuracy (of course, if it had it it would look and feel totally different… perhaps less “Cinderella” and more “Outlander”. I would have enjoyed see such a film.)
Now, as usual I remind everyone that the work of a costume designer is not historical accuracy. A good costume design is to match a period in time (either if it’s a period film or not) and the place in space with each character. Good costume design talks about the character and sets him/her in time and space. So we can have great costume design without being totally accurate (”Bram Stocker’s Dracula”, 1992, costume design by the legendary Eiko Ishioka):
Costume design being rather accurate but pretty awful (La La Land, 2016, costume design by Mary Zophres) For me this film’s costume design is the poorest and laziest I’ve seen in a while:
or inaccurate and rather “weird” design (Frontier, 2016, costume design by Michael Ground, I loved this series but the costume was rather… wrong):
Now, for The Beauty and the Beast (based in the animation) looks rather good (usually not my cup of tea, but I have eyes and I will not shame a good work just because is not the kind of thing I like):
Of course I would prefer that it looked more for a cinema screen than for a musical theatre stage, but it’s pure joy for our inner child.
Also, the costume design is by Jacqueline Durran, who we LOVE. You know who this woman is? Well, the costume designer for Anna Karenina (2012), Pride and Prejudice (2006), Mr Turner (2014) and Atonement (2008); and she was an Oscar nominee for all of these films and won for Anna Karenina (that fits in the category of great costume design without being totally accurate).
So, I really think this film will not be amazing (apparently is a perfect remake of the animated movie, so there will be nothing new nor any kind of risks), but I love the cast and I the flashback to childhood so I’ll go see it :)
Judaism: “So, the Messiah is gonna come and it’s gonna be fab! World peace, no hatred, full understanding of divinity. Heck, G-d is gonna even make pork kosher so we can celebrate Messiah time with bacon! And EVERYONE is invited!!! EVERYONE. Jews, non-Jews! IT’S GONNA BE SO GREAT!!! Even bad people are gonna just spend like a 1 year cooling off period in hell and then they can TOTALLY JOIN THE PARTY!!! EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!!“
Christianity: "THERE SHALL BE THE TRIBULATION AND ALL THE NON BELIEVERS SHALL ENDURE YEARS OF TORTURE! Those who have not accepted Jesus shall spend their eternity burning in the lake of fire! He is the ONLY WAY! There shall be NO FORGIVENESS for those who have rejected our lord!”
Christians to Jews: “OMG, Jews, why don’t you accept Christianity?? It’s full of love and forgiveness. Your old testament god is so cruel and barbaric!”
Don’t worry if you missed that question on that test!
Don’t worry if you missed out on an opportunity in life!
Don’t worry if you don’t get the girl/guy you liked!
Don’t worry if you weren’t able to tell someone you loved them before it was too late!
Don’t worry if you don’t get the job you always wanted!
Don’t worry if you don’t get the car or apartment you always wanted!
Don’t worry about any of that!
Because in the end, we all die and your entire legacy will become only a distant memory, and you will have no knowledge of what other people think when the universe inevitably reaches either a violent heat death, or an inevitable cooling period and a universal stasis is reached.
Numerous spikes and protruding minor blades covering Daedric weapons are oftentimes not a result of a conscious design choice of their creators, but rather a side effect of their origin. Made from fossilized blood of a Padomaic and purified by Daedric substances, they “…retain echoes of preternaturally prolonged suffering endured during manufacture…” which results in spontaneously sprouting such appendages during both the cooling off period and after drawing blood from the enemy.
Daedric weapons grow more and more spiky over time, with the oldest of them becoming nigh unusable. Some say that eventually such weapons transform into some kind of Dremora-like minor daedra, but such metamorphosis has never been recorded and issurely just another hearsay.
i have to go to work tomorrow very early. if i don’t go to bed in the next five minutes, i am going to be useless tomorrow. i haven’t packed my lunch, picked out clothes or set out my makeup for the morning and i just keep refreshing tumblr and thinking about how much i love swimming.