Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Newspaper Solutions

In this day and age of electronic technology, ecological awareness and other social and resource movements, newspaper magnates around the world are in a quandary about which technologies to diversify into, how to reduce there greenhouse gas emissions, and still be able to make money. Paper newspapers are reused by millions around the world for a myriad of tasks, from boot polishing through to art production. Have you ever noticed that products offered to be removed are often the most reused, such as newspapers, which are already recycled, instead of bulky "use once" packaging? Here is an idea that increase their profits, is cheaper for the customer, and reduces the overheads of material costs, transport costs, and also greenhouse gas guilt/costs.
As well as branching into electronic technologies, it could be good if the newspaper sold their newspaper SECTIONS, so that the customer could select the sections of greatest interest to them. So, if they are looking for a car, like the horoscope, want to know the local and/or world news, and the T.V. times, they can buy those particular sections, and leave the rest. Or if they work the stock market and have children, the business section, news section, and cartoon/ kid's entertainment pages. Or if they love gossip, hate sport and like political debate, the social pages and political news/commentary section might suit. If they like sport, are looking for a house, and the Mrs. likes the crossword puzzle, they can buy the sports section, real estate section, and the crossword/horoscope pages. A billion other examples could be given.
This means the customer is more satisfied (they don't have to dig through a huge, cumbersome newspaper for a small section) and pays less. The "landfill" potential, and production/transport costs/greenhouse gases are reduced. Also, the newspaper would benefit in three ways. Firstly, they can charge more for less. If a section costs 5c to produce (which doesn't change), earns 13c, buying the individual section could cost 20c, thereby increasing profits at less material effort, except at point of purchase. Also, for profitability and customer research, it makes it easier as an editor to see what sections sell the most. "Prime" sections can sell at a higher price. Also, it looks good for the company, making both the "greenies" and the "sensible" Conservative pragmatists smile and approve. Anyone who doesn't like it can buy the whole paper! Most people would react to it a as a revolution of something sensible finally being done.

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Making of the Mitotic Apparatus

The mitotic apparatus is a transient cell structure that is used for cell division. This includes the splitting and reforming of DNA strands into, firstly two halves, and then into two complete strands, which are polarised into two ends of the cell on spindles of tanulin, ready for the last part, splitting and reforming the phosolipid bi-layer of the parent cell's wall to form two separate cells. This is a very useful device for research purposes in DNA production, DNA amino acid isolation and general splicing. Here is a suggestion, although the three part structure of the mitotic apparatus has only relatively recently been located in a studiable fashion, and there are still chemical components that have yet to be identified.
After finding out which chemical elements are actually in the molecular structure of every part of the mitotic apparatus (tanulin in the spindles, calcium for initiation and inhibition, zinc likewise, also what "motivates" kinesin to move, and what the rest of the mechanism is made of), which involves breaking samples down, trying to create a similarly acting device through nanotechnology could prove to be enlightening whether the goal is reached or not.
Firstly, trying to chemically recreate the device through nanotechnology will inevitably show the ease in some things and, more interestingly, the difficulty in other parts. This will lead to a greater understanding of both why and how certain features of biology occur on a chemical level. This is great for medical research, as well as general knowledge in the fields of biochemistry and genetics. There will be mysteries and surprises, but that is where the discoveries and breakthroughs lie.
If the rather complex mitotic apparatus is successfully artificially built, the uses for it are boundless. You could post any DNA strand through for splitting, breaking down and doing research, as well as combining and building. It could be used for the "unwinding" of DNA (taking apart), if the full stages of the mitotis is cut short (maybe by having no cell wall in some cases). This is great for gene isolation, and research by deduction and/or mutation. It could be used, in future medical sciences, to splice a gene, or gene sequences, in or out of the daughter cells. Working with what is already there, it can be used to turn genes on and off. It can, naturally, be used to "put things together", as well as pull them apart. It is better to work WITH how the biology is designed to (with prods in the wanted direction), then against it (inhibition, chemical blocking, physical removal). For example, initiating a cancer specific cell death is both what the body is trying to do, and has a millennia designed mechanism already in place (cell suicide for the health of the greater organism). However, trying to block cancer cell reproduction is swimming against a tide of evolutionary built mechanisms (cell recreation and growth with the chemical signals normally reserved or interpreted as such by embryos, foetuses and infants; have you ever noticed that many cancer cells behave like the newly conceived of any animal in their explosive growth?), although working on it from both ends will probably result in a more thorough treatment.
Of course any ensuing medical industries would have to be closely monitored, so the technologies are used voluntarily by patients wishing to prevent the suffering in genetically inherited diseases and conditions that are life threatening or high maintenance, such as cancers, congenital blindness, cerebral palsy, dangerous allergies, severe growth disorders etc., as opposed to "designer" babies with just the right shade of eye colour or ability.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Looking For Love?

There are hundreds of millions of people in the world looking for romantic love. In the developed world, as about half marriages end in divorce, and everyone else is too young, or never was or is no longer interested, kinda seeing someone, it can be presumed that a lot of people are in some state of being single and available. So why do some struggle to find "the right one" when it is something they very much desire? I think it may be WHERE they look. Here is some suggested places to look for certain types. Nightclubs are too loud to talk often, and are only really good for finding some fast fun. Having some basic sign language you share with your friends is good for gigs like that, though terrible for chatting people up and getting to know a prospective mate. It is fast and often fruitless, and a bit awkward during and after. Dating sites are good, but you are searching through thousands, and you are looking specifically often. Also you can't smell them on a computer screen! You need to be able to smell someones pheromones to gage whether you are suitable on an animal level.
Also, if you ask, people always say they want someone "nice"or "good", who is honest, and can make them laugh, etc. They always describe a generic saint (watch out saints, you are hot property!). Actually they want someone who will slot into their emotional comfort zone. If you are looking for a long term mate, if you can accommodate their human condition you have more hope at something healthy and realistic.
FAST FUN? Nightclubs, parties (at party houses), pubs and hotels, specialist clubs.
Comedy clubs, comedy movies, the person making the jokes people want to laugh at at social events, preforming arts schools, comics store, amusement parks, or the comedy section of the video store. The people with the sense of humour are in the audience too, you don't have to headhunt the main comic. Make sure it is a compatible kind of humour.
Volunteer organisations, charity shops, working bees, working in child care, social work, human services, nurses, doctors, art therapists, complementary health practitioners, or teachers (of soft subjects). Volunteer yourself for causes you believe in, and you will meet someone, or someone who knows someone, who has the same values in kindness as you. With professional carers, if you know where they work (or play is better), make excuses to be there or where they stop to eat and drink. Then make excuses to start conversations, especially ones where you have to see them again. Two bits of advice though. First, volunteers and professional carers are not there for you to harass. Be kind as well, and respect their space. Do not stalk them. They are doing an essential job, so you don't want to put them off. Secondly, not everyone who does volunteer work does it because they are nice. Sometimes they are appeasing their consciences for some vice or vices, or occurrence from the past. Also, if you are thinking of preying on the do-gooders by getting one for yourself to serve you, that is something that will inevitably backfire.
Find out where the biggest or interest specific firms are. Go to nearby take aways and cafes (and bars for the more risque suit) at lunch time. Also at the time they end their working day. Dress the part (what would be appropriate?), and start a conversation (take an ice-breaker, like a restaurant brochure, if you need to). There are many suits in the making at university. Commerce students, law students etc. are often also working. Doing a course in money matters can give you a chance at meeting them, as well as give you jargon knowledge, so when they tell you about what they are doing, you can understand. However, becoming a businessperson or lawyer might give you the respectability, ambition and security that you may be looking for.
Modelling/acting agencies. Fashion houses (and clothing shops), both male and female. Gyms, beaches and swimming pools. Photographers and modelling shows. Dance classes, beauticians, hair dressers. Strip clubs and escorts (however, don't look for anything permanent and expect to be charged). "In" crowds at nightclubs often have divas at the centre, though they are not the hub of all things beautiful, which they may have forgotten. Some good looking people hide for their own functionality, so look in back rooms and quiet places with security. Healthiness is the best looking, so try joggers and tai chi practitioners early morning in the park or beach. Health food shops, and sports venues are a good spot too.
If you are of a particular faith, or wish to find someone of a faith, try their/your temples, churches, mosques, synagogues, places of worship and religious gathering. If you do not find someone of preference, you can go to similar gatherings further afield, or larger mingling of similar ilk. If you are more broad-minded, but like a person with a sense of the spiritual, yoga classes, tai chi classes, meditation groups, healing centres, interfaith prayer groups, spiritual retreats, acupuncture waiting rooms, book shops specialising in spirituality or spiritually orientated Societies are good places to look. However, a few may be recovering from a life confronting experience, so preying on them is again unethical, and loaded with trouble.
Go and walk on the beach while the sun is setting. There will be other singles doing the same, for the love of it, if you are anywhere near civilisation in a beach orientated geography. Repeat as necessary, start conversations about the tide, the sunset, or something else beachy.
If you are looking for a beach babe or surfer, hang around the beach kiosk, swimwear and surf shops, get to the beach when the tide is high (or dropping so they start getting out of the water) for surfers. Dress appropriately, take up swimming/surfing/tanning/sand castle building!
Sex toy shops (the kinky end), adult book shops (the R-Rated or XXX section), hardcore nightclubs, seedy suburbs, B&D or S&M parlours all have beats for the bent to follow up whatever fetish they are after. Look on notice boards, in magazines, ask at the counter if you are unfamiliar with where to get what. Realise there will probably be financial (as well as other) expenditure along many channels. Places NOT to look for your fetish fulfillment in or around schools (including colleges and universities), in places of worship, in general accommodation, or anywhere obviously straight. DO NOT try and prey on innocents outside of the places where it is OBVIOUSLY on offer. There are reasons why it is restricted by law. If you are looking for a particular type of fetishist like, or suiting, yourself, go find the ones who are ALREADY into it, where they gather, leave the straight (vanilla) people alone. There are nightclubs and parlours available. If you have a sexual addiction that you have lost control of, which is messing up your life, there is help, such as your doctor, counsellor, psychologist or sex therapist, some religious service people, Sex Addicts Anonymous, and Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous.
Art galleries, avante garde film nights, independent cinemas, theatre sports, art classes/schools, studios and artistic co-operatives, arts and crafts fairs/shops or suburbs, creative cooking courses, pottery and sculpture studios, haberdasheries, design and fashion supply shops or houses, landscaping supply shops, writing groups, architecture clubs or conventions, rock and pop gigs, the opera or ballet, symphony under the stars, photographic services, entertainment venues, the spray paint or carpentry section of the hardware store!
Need to find someone to have babies with? Child care workers and training facilities, au pair services, teachers (especially primary school), people in and working in baby ware shops or sections of shops, midwifes, maternity nurses or education institutions, anywhere with babies will gather cooing breeders (borrow a friend or relatives baby and go for a walk and you will see what is meant) including men, country people (male and female), poorer people (generally, the poor have more children then the rich, ironically), the devout faithful (barring a few who have devoted themselves purely to religion) of just about any religion (Ba'hai for instance), people of simple ambition (the Michangelos, Joan of Arcs, career or cause orientated are often too busy or even avoiding it), single parents social clubs. Here's a tip. People, both male and female, who are single parents, or weekend parents, want someone who likes children (especially theirs) to help them rear their young as well as to love. They are often quite willing to have more children to establish that bond for permanence. It also makes them seem more legally stable. Their thinking is very practical by this stage. Again, if you are honestly looking for breeder love look in those places. However, preying on these people, whose lives are already difficult, for money or access to children is deeply wrong.
These incorrigible romantics tend to live in a fantasy, and are a bit perfectionist orientated. In their heads they are heroes and heroines, defeating the bad guys to win the day and the girl at the end. Life is not really like that, so a lot of them like fantasy stuff. The fantasy section of the library or bookshop has many a misty eyed browser. So do shops selling gaming paraphernalia (Lord of the Rings figurines, do it yourself Dungeons and Dragons kits). Gothics tend to be quite straight, but tragedy orientated. Poetry sections of the book store are good as well (Yeats, Keats, Browning), as well as the romance section (Mills and Boon etc). The romantic comedy (usually girls)/sci-fi fantasy (usually boys) section of the video shop is quite fruitful. Florists, wedding gown/jewelry shop windows (and people working or enquiring there). They may like proper places and things, so antique shops, high quality food or home wares shops are good, as long as it is a bit different (cultured). They like meaning to be part of it. They are often looking for something pure and noble in other areas of their life, so may be doing anything from voluntary land care, working in an charity shop, to martial arts. They may very well be trying to save something in a noble cause. Anywhere that attracts idealists. Historical appreciation societies, old building conservation societies, Knights of the Holy Order of Whatever, archives, museums and anywhere else sentimental.
Like your men beefy and strong? Try heavy sports venues (football, squash, triathletics), builders/labourers, farm workers. And of course, body builders at the gym. Emergency service workers, firemen, warehouse workers, anyone who lifts and carries heavy items regularly, roadies, and furniture removalists. Watch out for anyone who might be using steroids, as long term use harms their ability to preform in bed, and also makes them moody and aggressive. Balding men tend to have higher testosterone levels, producing more of the other sex hormones to compensate, so are more well rounded.
Debutantes are presented regularly for the right type at gala charity events. Any expensive charity dinner, or finishing school, or private school for girls churns out proper young ladies, who cross their legs in the right way, accessorise demurely, quietly achieving their goals in non-threatening ways. However, just because they got the "right" education, does not mean that is their natural inclination. Occasionally they rebel in the opposite, or are bent in some way, especially if their education was unreasonably strict. A lot of "working class" girls will fight tooth and nail for their honour (as their poor status makes them vulnerable), are loyal to their partners, and would never accept an expensive gift for their favour, however they may not always know what is alright to discuss in polite society, or which eating utensil to use.
Hang out at car rallies and race tracks. Look around at what the talent is at car accessory shops and at the mechanics where people get their motors beefed up. If you see a car you like in a car park, hang around to see who owns it, and if they are bearable, work from there. Check out cars at the motor shop and you could pick up the talent, the customers or the workers! Getting a job selling cars or as a mechanic would be perfect for the hardened car fanatic. It might be better to just get your own car. It won't argue with you about where you are going.

You also have to take into account what you are bringing to the table. Having children may seem a problem, but not if the other has or wants children. Being overweight may seem a problem, but not if the other culturally thinks big is beautiful, or they like large as a preference ie. "chub chasers". Being inexperienced may seem a problem, but many wish to guide the virgin hand. Just choose confident and healthy teachers. The seeds of the solution are in the problem.