History of Technology Heroes and Villains – A little light reading Here you will find a brief history of technology. Initially inspired by the development of batteries, it covers technology in general and includes some interesting little known, or long forgotten, facts as well as a few myths about the development of technology, the science behind it, the context in which it occurred and the deeds of the many personalities, eccentrics and charlatans involved. You may find the Search Engine , the Technology Timeline or the Hall of Fame quicker if you are looking for something or somebody in particular. Scroll down and see what treasures you can discover. Background We think of a battery today as a source of portable power, but it is no exaggeration to say that the battery is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind. Volta’s pile was at first a technical curiosity but this new electrochemical phenomenon very quickly opened the door to new branches of both physics and chemistry and a myriad of discoveries, inventions and applications. The electronics, computers and communications industries, power engineering and much of the chemical industry of today were founded on discoveries made possible by the battery. Pioneers It is often overlooked that throughout the nineteenth century, most of the electrical experimenters, inventors and engineers who made these advances possible had to make their own batteries before they could start their investigations. They did not have the benefit of cheap, off the shelf, mass produced batteries.
After once again encountering the Rachni Queen, Garrus jokes in 3 that Paragon Shepard seems intent on wandering the galaxy in order to find the most deadliest things imaginable and then make friends with them. Now, if you can only pacify the Reapers, they’d make you a saint. In the Control ending, Shepard can do just that, becoming an immortal god-like being in the process.
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Not an American user? Description Saren and the Sovereign have been defeated and the Citadel has been saved. Depending on the player’s choices made in the first Mass Effect , humanity may be all that’s left of the Citadel Council. Of course that doesn’t keep them from ignoring the former war-hero Shepard who knows that the threat from the Reapers is still real. Instead they send him or her on a boring mission to find some Geth in the Terminus system.
Cerberus, a known right-wing network, believes the threat from the Reapers to be real and only sees one chance of saving the human race: So they invest millions upon millions of credits into the Lazarus project, and two years after Shepard died floating in space, he she reawakens on-board the Cerberus Station.
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Chapter 1. Introduction The concept of the phenomenon of a dissipative structure has become an extremely useful concept in explaining how the world works. It appears that entities such as the Web, mankind, life, the earth, the solar system, the Milky way, and our universe are examples of this phenomenon [Prigogine97, Smolin97, Langton80].On the other hand, the fact that all of these massive.
In addition to her duties as yeoman, she is also a psychologist and will offer insight into each new addition to the squad. She is a potential romance partner for either a male or female Shepard. Mass Effect 2 Edit Kelly’s primary job on the Normandy is to keep Commander Shepard abreast of new e-mails and pass on meeting requests from Shepard’s squad mates. In addition, Kelly provides counselor support and monitors the psychological state of Shepard and the crew, offering input on mission outcomes and impressions on Shepard’s team.
Her abilities as a counselor and her impressions are influenced by her education where Kelly graduated with a psychology degree. In the Cerberus organization, she is identified as a member of the Lazarus Cell. If Shepard asks her about Cerberus’ notorious reputation, Kelly refutes the notion that she or the organization is anti-alien. While she does believe in the importance of Cerberus’ agenda to benefit humankind, Kelly doesn’t believe that it means they hate other species by default.
You’ll get it back in ME3 regardless of whether you accept it in ME2. Tali’s Loyalty Preventing her exile and not implicating her father makes it easier to make peace between geth and quarians. His dialog will change depending on the status of his brother.
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Plot[ edit ] The Reapers invade and quickly overwhelm Earth. After being reinstated by Anderson, who stays behind to rally resistance, Shepard is ordered to Mars by Hackett. The Alliance begins construction on the superweapon, dubbed the “Crucible”, while Shepard is ordered to earn support from other species. The krogan leader, either Urdnot Wrex or Wreav, refuses unless the genophage is cured.
Shepard and the krogan leader travel to the salarian homeworld, Sur’Kesh,  where they rendezvous with a salarian ally, either Mordin Solus or Padok Wiks, along with a female krogan named Eve. After the salarian formulates a cure, they hatch a plan to disperse it using a tower called the “Shroud” on the krogan homeworld, Tuchanka. She offers salarian support if Shepard leaves the sabotage intact.
If Shepard reveals the sabotage or allows the cure to proceed, the salarian will sacrifice his life to deploy the cure.
A soldier who served as a gunnery chief on Eden Prime. A sentinel and staff lieutenant of the SSV Normandy. Edit Attraction — When waking after Eden Prime , Shepard will find either Ashley Williams or Kaidan Alenko waiting at the Commander’s bedside in the medical room, feeling guilty over getting snagged by the Prothean Beacon.
Shepard can be reassuring and claim there was no way to know what the beacon would do, at which point Williams or Alenko will look much happier and a little intrigued. Courting — After completing a primary mission on either Therum , Noveria or Feros , Shepard can speak about the mission with either Ashley or Kaidan and begin building up rapport that gradually grows into a romantic interest. Although temporarily stopped, this rapport can continue after Shepard’s second encounter with a beacon through another set of dialog options with Liara.
UPDATE: The article below I wrote over two years ago. Yesterday it happened again, another mass shooting, this time at a high school in Florida. Our thoughts and prayers go out to families and friends of those 17 students who lost their lives.
The form Christenmas was also historically used, but is now considered archaic and dialectal;  it derives from Middle English Cristenmasse, literally “Christian mass”. In the Gospel of Luke account, Joseph and Mary travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem for the census, and Jesus is born there and laid in a manger. In the Matthew account, magi follow a star to Bethlehem to bring gifts to Jesus, born the king of the Jews.
King Herod orders the massacre of all the boys less than two years old in Bethlehem, but the family flees to Egypt and later settles in Nazareth. History Nativity of Christ, medieval illustration from the Hortus deliciarum of Herrad of Landsberg 12th century Adoration of the Shepherds by Gerard van Honthorst depicts the nativity of Jesus The Nativity stories of Matthew and Luke are prominent in the gospels and early Christian writers suggested various dates for the anniversary.
The first recorded Christmas celebration was in Rome in In the early Middle Ages, it was overshadowed by Epiphany. The feast regained prominence after , when Charlemagne was crowned emperor on Christmas Day. Associating it with drunkenness and other misbehavior, the Puritans banned Christmas in the 17th century. In the early 19th century, Christmas was revived with the start of the Oxford Movement in the Anglican Church. Around AD , Clement of Alexandria wrote: Solstice date December 25 was the date of the winter solstice on the Roman calendar.
He, therefore, who bent low and lifted us up chose the shortest day, yet the one whence light begins to increase.
Richard Proulx and Mary Berry have been promoting Gregorian chant successfully for decades. Alan Rees, who has composed introits and antiphons for the entire church year at Belmont Abbey. Like Jeffrey Tucker Why do you keep posting the same thing over and over? I would comment back but the comment is essentially incoherent. All things equal means that it is still primary even when it is not possible to sing it. They were little more than campfire song celebrations.
This is an image of a turtle-like cyamodont, which went extinct about million years ago when the oceans became too toxic.
Date rape The term “date rape” is used to refer to several types of rape, broadly acquaintance rape , which is a non-domestic rape committed by someone who knows the victim,  and drug facilitated sexual assault DFSA , where the rapist intentionally drugs the victim with a date rape drug so that they are incapacitated. Acquaintance rape constitutes the vast majority of reported rapes, while DFSA is infrequent.
A frequently overlapping category is incapacitated rape, where the victim is incapacitated and unable to give consent — this is often the result of intoxication, but can also simply be because the victim is asleep or has a medical condition. DFSA is when the rapist intentionally incapacitates the victim via drugs, while acquaintance rape can occur when the victim is not incapacitated. Acquaintance rape can occur between two people who know one another usually in social situations, between people who are dating as a couple and have had consensual sex in the past, between two people who are starting to date, between people who are just friends, and between acquaintances.
They include rapes of co-workers, schoolmates, family, friends, teachers and other acquaintances, providing they are dating;  it is sometimes referred to as “hidden rape” and has been identified as a growing problem in western society. In addition, there have been reported incidents of colleges questioning accounts of alleged victims, further complicating documentation and policing of student assaults, despite such preventative legislation as the Clery Act.
Gang rape Gang rape occurs when a group of people participate in the rape of a single victim. Rape involving at least two or more violators usually at least three  is widely reported to occur in many parts of the world. Systematic information on the extent of the problem, however, is scant. One study showed that offenders and victims in gang rape incidents were younger with a higher possibility of being unemployed. Gang rapes involved more alcohol and other drug use , night attacks and severe sexual assault outcomes and less victim resistance and fewer weapons than individual rapes.
Mass Effect 2 has been hailed by many as the high point of the series, featuring re-tooled movement and gameplay that rectified every major concern of the first game. Keep in mind though that the game does not have controller support. Something BioWare vehemently defended post-release. This is the case with Mass Effect 3 and Mass Effect 1 as well. You can claim Mass Effect 2 for free here.
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Setting[ edit ] The Mass Effect games take place in the 22nd century. In , mankind discovers an alien artifact on Mars that shows that humanity had been the study of an intergalactic species since the Cro-Magnon period. Research of the artifact, in addition to providing new technologies for humanity, led to the discovery that Pluto ‘s moon Charon was really a “mass relay”, an alien construct that is capable of transporting any ships faster than light to a nearby mass relay on the galactic scale.
The mass relays work by creating a “mass effect”, the production of dark energy from a reaction with Element Zero to slingshot spacecraft to the next relay; Element Zero is found to also react with biological entities to give them “biotics”, limited powers that evoke the mass effect on a much smaller scale. Though casualties were small on both sides, the war was interrupted by the Citadel Council, members of three alien races that oversaw maintaining peace in the galaxy.
Humanity was then welcomed into the collective group of aliens, and learn that the artifacts, mass relays, and the giant station that serves as the seat of power in the galaxy, the Citadel, are all remnants of the Protheans, believed to be a progenitor race to all alien species in the Milky Way but have since disappeared.