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24 May 2015 (updated 24 May 2015 at 16:33 UTC) »

From Xi xiaoxing's Temple Univ. profile:

Biographical Sketch

Xiaoxing Xi is the Department Chair and the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Physics at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple in 2009, he was a Professor of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his PhD degree in physics from Peking University and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, in 1987. After several years of research at the Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Center, Germany, Bell Communication Research/Rutgers University, and University of Maryland, he joined the Physics faculty at Penn State in 1995.

Research Interests

Xiaoxing Xi’s research focuses on the materials physics underlying the applications of oxide, boride, and transition metal dichalcogenide thin films, in particular epitaxial thin films and heterostructures at the nanoscale. Using various deposition techniques including Laser Molecular Beam Epitaxy and Hybrid Physical-Chemical Vapor Deposition, his group is currently working on the atomic layer-by-layer growth of artificial oxide heterostructures, magnesium diboride thin films for electronic and radio frequency cavity applications, iron pnictide superconductor thin films for phase sensitive measurements, and thin films of 2D layered materials transition metal dichalcogenides. He has published over 300 papers in refereed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings, and holds three patents in the area of thin films of high-Tc superconductors and magnesium diboride.

Another arrest as reported by New York Times that put to an end a scientist's public service at whose expense and cost ?

Art for Aunty's sake

Art Appraising and it's Lunacy

I find this below the fold dialogue on able2know.org posted in 2010 interesting after reading "Chaotic Art Fraud Case Ends in Guilty Verdict by Ross Todd, The Recorder " as verdict/sentence coming down upon the mockery in court ...



Harris, who was wearing a business suit, said Brugnara was making a "mockery" of the court and making it impossible for the government to get a fair trial by talking over objections.

"If any attorney did what Mr. Brugnara did today, they'd be thrown in jail," she said.

Alsup agreed. The judge said he'd "never seen such an abusive performance" as Brugnara's cross-examination of Long, adding that she'd likely have some sort of "post-traumatic stress" as a result of the experience.

Read more: http://www.therecorder.com/id=1202725294902/Disruptive-Defendant-Keeps-Testing-A
lsups-Patience#ixzz3ahIfsQGQ


BusterSiren

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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 09:51 am

I've found this conversation very helpful - even stuff that was posted in 2004, 6 years ago!

I too got caught up in a Picasso scam involving Yamet Arts. A woman named Rose Long who presented herself as an art dealer/appraiser from Memphis, TN was here in New York and she sold me a Picasso litho (don Quixote) for $4,500, which she said was an original numbered Picasso. However, when she delivered it, I noticed it wasn't numbered. I asked her about that and she said "oh, that doesn't mean anything"!

Not knowing much about art, I didn't think much of it until a few months later my girlfriend said, "hey, how come that's not numbered!? And where's the certificate of authenticity!"

So I called Rose and asked about the CoA and she said she'd send me one. Well, what she sent was a fax from 1971 from Yamet Arts simply stating that they had "the following Picassos in stock"! Then it listed several Picassos. That told me nothing! How was that a certificate of authenticty?

So now I started to get mad. I called her up and said "how is this a certificate of authenticity - it's merely a statement of inventory - from 1971!" She went through some long convoluted explanation and then said, "hey, if you don't feel comfortable with it or if you feel like I'm in some way lying to you or cheating you, then you can always return it."

Well, being the sucker that I am I decided that Mrs. Long (wife of Memphis attorney Mike Long), must be telling the truth so I said, "no, no problem, don't worry about it."

Well, a few years later my girlfriend said, "Why don't we take that to Sotheby's and get them to give you an appraisal." I had no idea you could even do that! But that's what we did. When the appraiser walked out and saw it she immediately began shaking her head as if to say "that's worthless"!

She walked over, took a look and said, "$300". Which is basically her way of saying, "worthless." I think the frame was probably worth $200 of that!

Anyway, I got scammed by Rose Long on this Picasso, using a 1971 fax from Yamet Arts. I don't think Yamet had anything to do with this, but a search on Yamet turns up a lot of stories of involvement in scams.

Oh, I keep meaning to finish a website I put up about Rose Long and this art scam, Edit [Moderator]: Link removed. I want to copy all the unbelievable emails I got from her husband Mike Long, as well as a copy of the Yamet supposed "certificate of authenticity."

URL: http://able2know.org/topic/21658-4

Poll --> Can you see the character of Mr. Brugnara in any of our beloved K5 superhero?

I'll be traveling from this Thursday for 10 days. May Peace and wonder surround y'all.

http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-i-fired-top-performing-employee-yuriy-boykiv

place marker to Gary Benson...more later
10 Dec 2014 (updated 10 Dec 2014 at 20:51 UTC) »

my last entry was Nov. 30th. There were 25 other people's entry between then and now. Need to mail a package to my brother in Shanghai. And also work on streaming data from WeChat to other data sources. site monitoring service:

http://www.isup.me/

I'd like to know how to turn-off my BIGmon.net account alerts.

New Jersey Lawyer Magazine Dec. 2014/No. 291
"LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW"

Message from the Special Editors
Brian R. Lehrer is with the law firm of Achenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP and is a member of the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board
Francine Esposito is a partner with the law firm of Day Pitney LLP.

When one individual inflicts bodily injury upon another, such injury that death results, we call the deed manslaughter; when the assailant knew in advance that the injury would be fatal, we call his deed murder. But when society places hundreds of proletarians in such a position that they inevitably meet a too early and an unnatural death, one which is quite as much a death by violence as that by the sword or bullet ... its deed is murder just as surely as the deed of the single individual...

When Friedrich Engels wrote these words in The condition of the Working Class in England, he was discussing more than the conditions of the workplace. Engels was sickened by the abject poverty of a working class experiencing true income inequality with no recourse against their employers. Of course, Engels would go on to co-author the Communist Manifesto with his hero Karl Marx, and ignite a catastrophic experiment in social engineering. Meanwhile, in the United States, capitalism thrived, after surviving the Great Depression. Within that framework, laws were passed to protect employees, and courts interpreted those laws to balance the interests of employers and employees in the workplace.

The 23 articles in this issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine demonstrate the continuing importance the Legislature and courts have placed on that balance, and our society's belief that the workplace should be tolerable and productive -- from the wages paid to the conduct of supervisors. Whatever side of the fence you are on, the authors demonstrated the complexities of the employer-employee relationship and offer everything from practical tips in drafting severance agreements and restrictive covenants, to a discussion of cutting-edge issues such as medical marijuana in the workplace and the potentital dilemmas involving unpaid interns.

....

Darren Wilson resigned from police force. He married his fellow officer Barbara who had a child from a previous relationship. They are expecting their first child. Wilson has supporters. For another local news, parents are looking for missing college senior since eve of thanksgiving day. $10,000 reward posted for any info lead to his safe return.

Whats-that-poem-on-Slit-of-Cloud

八雲立つ 出雲八重垣 妻籠みに 八重垣作る その八重垣を
WAKA0001

Izumo as the 'Other Japan'

万葉集

見渡せば 花も紅葉も なかりけり 浦のとまやの 秋の夕ぐれ



WORD of the day: JAD - Joint Application Design

11 Jul 2014 (updated 14 Aug 2014 at 16:33 UTC) »

bought FreeBSD colo from johncompanies this week. installed MySQL 5.5, Apache 2.4 with portsnap... persistent 'libpkg(3) is newer' error went away after reinstall pkg 1.0.11 to 1.3.6...

checking out packages from /usr/ports/chinese


====> Compressing man pages (compress-man)
===> Staging rc.d startup script(s)
===> Building package for dictd-1.12.1
Creating package /usr/ports/net/dictd/work/pkg/dictd-1.12.1.tbz
Registering depends: libmaa-1.3.2_1,1.
Creating bzip'd tar ball in '/usr/ports/net/dictd/work/pkg/dictd-1.12.1.tbz'
===> Installing for dictd-1.12.1
===> Checking if net/dictd already installed
pkg_install EOL is scheduled for 2014-09-01. Please migrate to pkgng
http://blogs.freebsdish.org/portmgr/2014/02/03/time-to-bid-farewell-to-the-old-pkg_-tools/

==================================================================

This port installs the dict daemon but does not envoke dictd
by default.

To invoke dictd on startup, put the following in /etc/rc.conf:

dictd_enable="YES"

The dict client can be found within /usr/ports/textproc/dict

Don't forget to install /usr/ports/net/dictd-database
to run a dictd server without pain.

==================================================================

===> SECURITY REPORT:
This port has installed the following files which may act as network
servers and may therefore pose a remote security risk to the system.
/usr/local/sbin/dictd

This port has installed the following startup scripts which may cause
these network services to be started at boot time.
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/dictd

If there are vulnerabilities in these programs there may be a security
risk to the system. FreeBSD makes no guarantee about the security of
ports included in the Ports Collection. Please type 'make deinstall'
to deinstall the port if this is a concern.

For more information, and contact details about the security
status of this software, see the following webpage:
http://www.dict.org/
===> Returning to build of zh-dictd-database-1.6_1
===> Generating temporary packing list
for f in cedict pydict moecomp netterm; do install -o root -g wheel -m 444 /usr/ports/chinese/dictd-database/work/dict-zh-1.6/${f}.dict.dz /usr/ports/chinese/dictd-database/work/stage/usr/local/lib/dict; install -o root -g wheel -m 444 /usr/ports/chinese/dictd-database/work/dict-zh-1.6/${f}.index /usr/ports/chinese/dictd-database/work/stage/usr/local/lib/dict; done
====> Compressing man pages (compress-man)
===> Building package for zh-dictd-database-1.6_1
Creating package /usr/ports/chinese/dictd-database/work/pkg/zh-dictd-database-1.6_1.tbz
Registering depends: dictd-1.12.1 libmaa-1.3.2_1,1.
Creating bzip'd tar ball in '/usr/ports/chinese/dictd-database/work/pkg/zh-dictd-database-1.6_1.tbz'
===> Installing for zh-dictd-database-1.6_1
===> zh-dictd-database-1.6_1 depends on file: /usr/local/sbin/dictd - found
===> Checking if chinese/dictd-database already installed
pkg_install EOL is scheduled for 2014-09-01. Please migrate to pkgng
http://blogs.freebsdish.org/portmgr/2014/02/03/time-to-bid-farewell-to-the-old-pkg_-tools/

*****************************************************************************

You need to add following to /etc/rc.conf:

dictd_flags="--locale zh_TW.UTF-8"

And, you also need adding the following to /usr/local/etc/dictd.conf:

database moecomp { data "/usr/local/lib/dict/moecomp.dict.dz"
index "/usr/local/lib/dict/moecomp.index" }
database netterm { data "/usr/local/lib/dict/netterm.dict.dz"
index "/usr/local/lib/dict/netterm.index" }
database pydict { data "/usr/local/lib/dict/pydict.dict.dz"
index "/usr/local/lib/dict/pydict.index" }
database cedict { data "/usr/local/lib/dict/cedict.dict.dz"
index "/usr/local/lib/dict/cedict.index" }

*****************************************************************************


MLP of Aug 8, 2014
http://www.elance-odesk.com/team

MLPs of the day:

http://www.amren.com/features/2013/11/we-are-at-the-end-of-something/#

http://www.uta.edu/huma/agger/fastcapitalism/5_1/Jacoby.html

http://www.uta.edu/huma/agger/fastcapitalism/1_2/luke.htm

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674024458

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