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  1. What is Nanotechnology?

    What is nanotechnology? Well, it has many different definitions, but the most basic and most agreed upon is that it is the study of and use of structures at the molecular scale (between 1 to 100 nanometers). Though, another more traditional meaning of the concept of nanotechnology is building things from the bottom up, with atomic precision. Nanotechnology encompasses many different types of sciences such as molecular physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. The word nanotechnology was popularized in the 1980s by K. Eric Drexler, a researcher, whose work focuses on advanced nanotech. He wrote a paper in 1981 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences which ...

    Updated 11-19-13 at 12:12 AM by i8pptuakamonstercam

    Provocative Thought , Technology
  2. Active Team Awareness: Effectively Using The Radar as a CT

    To all the counter-strike players out there,

    I want to point out something here that I think is wrong. Apparently, many players neglect their radar and other tools that are presented to them. Especially in TPG, the radar can be used to easily identify enemy team movement and specific enemy locations. Being aware of this fact is a key to success that shouldn't be ignored--not at any time in a round. Communicating this knowledge to your team can give you an advantage over your enemy tremendously. If you're playing defense, simply calling out what you see on radar can help your team to gather the information and deduce what is going to happen next. A Counter-Terrorist team that rotates quickly when they see the bomb will find it ...
  3. Are we as a society becoming OK with failure?

    Throughout my life, I've asked this question several times.

    Let's look at some examples where we're basically saying "it's OK you failed, let's make it so that you don't have to learn from your failure":

    Grade curves in school/college. Why do we offer curves for classes that you either pass or fail? If you did really bad on a test, you should get a really bad grade. Why should someone who got a 50% all of a sudden get a 65%, when they didn't know the material the first time around? Curves don't affect people who score consistently well anyway, so curves can just be considered a way to tell people it's OK to be mediocre. If I were to have things my way, anyone who gets below a 50% on a test immediately gets ...
  4. My journey through schizophrenia

    My descent into schizophrenia began in the 7th grade. I had started being overconfident with HW and tests. So, the first test of every six weeks, I would generally only get a B. Getting As on every other test and HW was no big deal, so I would retain my A+ GPA easily, but my parents took issue with that. A B wasn't good enough and that meant getting beaten. So, I started to lie to them when it came down to progress report time. To lie effectively, I started having mock conversations in my head covering every possible question my parents might ask. This worked quite well. Realizing this, I soon extended the technique to preparing for Socratic seminars and debates. Again, it worked quite well. For some reason though, no matter how nice I was, ...
  5. Programming Overload!

    It's been a while since my last blog and I'm not following what I laid out for myself at all. However, I've been feeling pretty good for the last two months and decided to take on three small-to-medium-sized projects:
    • Teamspeak 3 Query Plugin,
    • C++ 'Windows Made Easy!',
    • and Some Recent PHP Work that will come to light soon.

    For the Bad-Company 2 Fans
    We (TPG) recently fired back up our Bad-Company: 2 server due to popular demand (and because EA decided to get off their butts and fix some major issues, i.e., networking). However, in EA's haste to throw Bad-Company: 2 to the way-side, they forgot to fix the VOIP (Voice over IP). Some (unnamed) TPG junkies approached me and asked if I could write an addition ...
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