The First Implantable Pacemaker is the way to change..

A pacemaker (or artificial pacemaker, so as not to be confused with the heart’s natural pacemaker) is a medical device that uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes contracting the heart muscles, to regulate the beating of the heart. The primary purpose of a pacemaker is to maintain an adequate heart rate, either because the heart’s natural pacemaker is not fast enough, or there is a block in the heart’s electrical conduction system. Modern pacemakers are externally programmable and allow the cardiologist to select the optimum pacing modes for individual patients. Some combine a pacemaker and defibrillator in a single implantable device. Others have multiple electrodes stimulating differing positions within the heart to improve synchronisation of the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart.

The most often used codes are:

AAI: The atria are paced, when the intrinsic atrial rhythm falls below the pacemaker’s threshold.
VVI: The ventricles are paced, when the intrinsic ventricular rhythm falls below the pacemaker’s threshold.
VDD: The pacemaker senses atrial and ventricular events, but can only pace the ventricle. This type of pacemaker is used in patients with a reliable sinus node, but with an AV-block.
DDD: The pacemaker records both atrial and ventricular rates and can pace either chamber when needed.
DDDR: As above, but the pacemaker has a sensor that records a demand for higher cardiac output and can adjust the heart rate accordingly.
Biventricular pacemakers (CRT-P): Leads in both ventricles are present for synchronized contraction. The lead pacing the left ventricle is usually positioned in the coronary sinus. This cardiac resynchronization therapy can improve symptoms and survival in some heart failure patients. Several optimizing methods are being evaluated to find the most effective pacing delay between left and right ventricles. They include echocardiography, finding the narrowest QRS, and invasive hemodynamic measurements with pressure and flow wires.
ICD (Internal Cardioversion Device): This device can detect and treat Ventricular Tachycardia and Ventricular Fibrillation. ICDs are a separate category and usually not considered pacemakers although they do have a pacing function. Usually the first treatment is anti-tachy pacing (pacing at a rate +- 10% above the ventricular rate in ventricular tachycardia, which can convert the rhythm to sinus rhythm). If this is not effective, a defibrillator shock is delivered, usually with 16-36 Joules of energy. ICDs can save lives in patients who have a high risk of ventricular arrhythmias. All ICDs have optional pacemaker activity to treat bradycardias. New biventricular ICDs have 3 leads: an atrial lead, a left ventricular lead and a right ventricular lead.
Biventricular ICDs (CRT-D): an ICD with biventricular pacing option.

The first implantable pacemaker

World’s first Lithium-iodide cell powered pacemaker. Cardiac Pacemakers Inc. 1972
History

In 1958, Arne Larsson (1915–2001) became the first to receive an implantable pacemaker. He had a total of 26 devices during his life and campaigned for other patients needing pacemakers.
In 1899, J A McWilliam reported in the British Medical Journal of his experiments in which application of an electrical impulse to the human heart inasystole caused a ventricular contraction and that a heart rhythm of 60–70 beats per minute could be evoked by impulses applied at spacings equal to 60–70/minute.

In 1926, Dr Mark C Lidwell of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital of Sydney, supported by physicist Edgar H Booth of the University of Sydney, devised a portable apparatus which “plugged into a lighting point” and in which “One pole was applied to a skin pad soaked in strong salt solution” while the other pole “consisted of a needle insulated except at its point, and was plunged into the appropriate cardiac chamber”. “The pacemaker rate was variable from about 80 to 120 pulses per minute, and likewise the voltage variable from 1.5 to 120 volts”. In 1928, the apparatus was used to revive astillborn infant at Crown Street Women’s Hospital, Sydney whose heart continued “to beat on its own accord,” “at the end of 10 minutes” of stimulation.

In 1932, American physiologist Albert Hyman, working independently, described an electro-mechanical instrument of his own, powered by a spring-wound hand-cranked motor. Hyman himself referred to his invention as an “artificial pacemaker”, the term continuing in use to this day.

An apparent hiatus in publication of research conducted between the early 1930s and World War II may be attributed to the public perception of interfering with nature by “reviving the dead”. For example, “Hyman did not publish data on the use of his pacemaker in humans because of adverse publicity, both among his fellow physicians, and due to newspaper reporting at the time. Lidwell may have been aware of this and did not proceed with his experiments in humans.”

An external pacemaker was designed and built by the Canadian electrical engineer John Hopps in 1950 based upon observations by cardio-thoracic surgeon Wilfred Gordon Bigelow at Toronto General Hospital . A substantial external device using vacuum tube technology to provide transcutaneous pacing, it was somewhat crude and painful to the patient in use and, being powered from an AC wall socket, carried a potential hazard of electrocutionof the patient by inducing ventricular fibrillation.

A number of innovators, including Paul Zoll, made smaller but still bulky transcutaneous pacing devices in the following years using a large rechargeable battery as the power supply.

In 1957, Dr. William L. Weirich published the results of research performed at the University of Minnesota. These studies demonstrated the restoration of heart rate, cardiac output and mean aortic pressures in animal subjects with complete heart block through the use of a myocardial electrode.

In 1958 Colombian doctor Alberto Vejarano Laverde and Colombian electrical engineer Jorge Reynolds Pombo constructed an external pacemaker, similar to those of Hopps and Zoll, weighing 45 kg and powered by a 12 volt auto battery, but connected to electrodes attached to the heart. This apparatus was successfully used to sustain a 70-year-old priest, Gerardo Florez.

The development of the silicon transistor and its first commercial availability in 1956 was the pivotal event which led to rapid development of practical cardiac pacemaking.

In 1958, engineer Earl Bakken of Minneapolis, Minnesota, produced the first wearable external pacemaker for a patient of Dr. C. Walton Lillehei. This transistorized pacemaker, housed in a small plastic box, had controls to permit adjustment of pacing heart rate and output voltage and was connected to electrode leads which passed through the skin of the patient to terminate in electrodes attached to the surface of the myocardium of the heart.

The first clinical implantation into a human of a fully implantable pacemaker was in 1958 at the Karolinska Institute in Solna, Sweden, using a pacemaker designed by Rune Elmqvist and surgeon Åke Senning, connected to electrodes attached to the myocardium of the heart by thoracotomy. The device failed after three hours. A second device was then implanted which lasted for two days. The world’s first implantable pacemaker patient, Arne Larsson, went on to receive 26 different pacemakers during his lifetime. He died in 2001, at the age of 86, outliving the inventor as well as the surgeon.

In 1959, temporary transvenous pacing was first demonstrated by Furman and Schwedel, whereby the catheter electrode was inserted via the patient’s basilic vein.

In February 1960, an improved version of the Swedish Elmqvist design was implanted in Montevideo, Uruguay in the Casmu Hospital by Doctors Fiandra and Rubio. That device lasted until the patient died of other ailments, nine months later. The early Swedish-designed devices used rechargeable batteries, which were charged by an induction coil from the outside.

Implantable pacemakers constructed by engineer Wilson Greatbatch entered use in humans from April 1960 following extensive animal testing. The Greatbatch innovation varied from the earlier Swedish devices in using primary cells (mercury battery) as the energy source. The first patient lived for a further 18 months.

The first use of transvenous pacing in conjunction with an implanted pacemaker was by Parsonnet in the USA,[10][11][12] Lagergren in Sweden[13][14] and Jean-Jaques Welti in France in 1962–63. The transvenous, or pervenous, procedure involved incision of a vein into which was inserted the catheter electrode lead under fluoroscopic guidance, until it was lodged within thetrabeculae of the right ventricle. This method was to become the method of choice by the mid-1960s.

The preceding implantable devices all suffered from the unreliability and short lifetime of the available primary cell technology which was mainly that of the mercury battery. In the late 1960s, several companies, including ARCO in the USA, developed isotope powered pacemakers, but this development was overtaken by the development in 1971 of the lithium-iodide cell by Wilson Greatbatch. Lithium-iodide or lithium anode cells became the standard for future pacemaker designs.

A further impediment to reliability of the early devices was the diffusion of water vapour from the body fluids through the epoxy resin encapsulation affecting the electronic circuitry. This phenomenon was overcome by encasing the pacemaker generator in an hermetically sealed metal case, initially by Telectronics of Australia in 1969 followed by Cardiac Pacemakers Inc of Minneapolis in 1972. This technology, using titanium as the encasing metal, became the standard by the mid-1970s.

Others who contributed significantly to the technological development of the pacemaker in the pioneering years were Bob Anderson of MedtronicMinneapolis, J.G (Geoffrey) Davies of St George’s Hospital London, Barouh Berkovits and Sheldon Thaler of American Optical, Geoffrey Wickham ofTelectronics Australia, Walter Keller of Cordis Corp. of Miami, Hans Thornander who joined previously mentioned Rune Elmquist of Elema-Schonander in Sweden, Janwillem van den Berg of Holland and Anthony Adducci of Cardiac Pacemakers Inc.

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A man who survived New mosque attacks told a crowd of about 20,000 people on Friday that he forgives the terrorist who killed his wife and 49 others. Farid Ahmed was speaking at a national remembrance service held in Christchurch to commemorate those who died in the attacks two weeks…

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Police Send Jussie Smollett Bill for $130,000 – Tell Him to Pay Up or Get Prosecuted (Video) — The Gateway Pundit

The Police sent actor Jussie Smollett a bill for $130,000 on Wednesday demanding payment for his false statements. The police letter to Jussie Smollett said, “The Chicago Police Department take seriously those who make false statements to the police, thereby diverting resources from other investigations.” The Chicago police told Smollett to send them the […]

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Google pulls controversial anti-LGBTQ religious app from the Play Stores

The same day the Human Rights Campaign downranked the company in its index of the best LGBTQ-friendly employers, Google decided to yank a controversial app accused of promoting conversion therapy from the Play Store. On that list, known as the Corporate Equality Index, the HRC, a prominent LGBTQ rights organization, included a footnote that it…

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Republicans in Congress Finally Went Wolverine on Schif

Great job team. This is exactly what’s needed. More of this trumpet… keep fighting back with the atomic sledgehammer of truth. HPSCI committee member Mike Conaway tells HPSCI Chairman Adam Schiff he’s a corrupt, lying, disengenuous crapweasel. The calls from Republicans for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) to step down as head of the House Intelligence […]

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TrackRbravo Lament — lifelessons

Lament There was a little gadget I bought two years ago but when it came to using it, I was a little slow. Since instructions were too difficult, I maintained the status quo and continued, when I lost my keys, to seek them high and low, looking in the old way by fumbling through […]

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Peek into an empty Steve Jobs Theater before tomorrow’s big Apple events

What are you up to this afternoon? If your answer is anything “watching the livestream of an empty Steve Jobs Theater,” honestly, I’m not sure how you call yourself an Apple fan. A day before the company’s event in Cupertino, Apple’s streaming video of what looks to be an empty theater, bathed in darkness, with…

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MELISSA SZEWCZOK

Melissa Szewczok is an actress, known for Lions, Tigers, Bears (2009), The Actress Diaries (2010) and The Red Umbrella (2011). Actress (3 credits) 2018 The Actress Diaries (TV Series) Erica – Braveheart (2018) … Erica 2011 The Red Umbrella (Short) Lea’s Friend 2009 Lions, Tigers, Bears (Short) Annette

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Everything to Expect From Apple’s Big Video and News Event On Monday

When Apple boss Tim Cook takes the stage at the Steve Jobs Theater in Silicon Valley on Monday, he will usher in a new era for the world’s largest technology company. The chief executive officer is expected to unveil streaming video and news subscriptions, key parts of Apple’s push to transform itself into a leading…

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Everything You Need to Know About the Lyft I.P.O.

Good morning, and welcome to a special edition of the DealBook Briefing, where we’ll take a deep dive into Lyft’s upcoming public offering. It’s the first of many decacorns about to go public. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here.) And … they’re off! Lyft plans to make its public market debut […]

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Air-Breathing Rocket Engine Promises Future Space ✈️

If you are a certain age, you probably remember the promise of supersonic transports. The Concorde took less than 4 hours to go across the Atlantic, but it stopped flying in 2003 and ended commercial supersonic passenger flights But back in the 1970s, we thought the Concorde would give way not to older technology, but…

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What can machine learning reveal about the solid 🌍

The ability to recognize patterns in Earth’s behaviour by sifting through masses of geological data could be programmed into machines. Scientists seeking to understand Earth’s inner clockwork have deployed armies of sensors listening for signs of slips, rumbles, exhales and other disturbances emanating from the planet’s deepest faults to its tallest volcanoes. “We measure the […]

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Reasons to Love Editing Your Novel

Originally Many writers have a love/hate relationship with editing. My favourite writing quote, and one I refer to often: “I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.” – Shannon Hale I love the idea of shovelling…

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SSB Sunday Gathering – March 24, 2019 — Spiritual Sounding Board

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format. Photo credit: Kathi -by Kathi *** Scripture is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, Readings for Lent, Year 1 and may be found here. Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the […]

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White House Announces Curious Dates for Next Face-to-Face U.S-China Trade Discussions… — The Last Refuge

Something slightly delayed next weeks schedule by a few days. Quite possibly the issue with the “Sanctions”, discussed yesterday. However, that said, the next two face-to-face discussions between USTR Lighthizer and Vice Premier Liu He have been scheduled. Statement from the Press Secretary – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, United States Trade […]

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Sarah Hyland Hospitalized Amid Ongoing Health Battles Following 2 Kidney Transplants — Hollywood Life

Sarah Hyland has always been an open book about her health struggles, & the star revealed to fans on Instagram that she’s been hospitalized once again.

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KIRSTEN COMERFORD — Ed B on Sports

Kirsten Comerford is an actress, known for Supernatural (2005), Sandra Brown’s White Hot (2016) and Lucifer (2015). Actress (12 credits) 2015 How You Think of Her (Short) (completed) Emily 2018 Willing To Lie (Short) Lucy 2016 Sandra Brown’s White Hot (TV Movie) Jessica DeBlance 2016 Lucifer (TV Series) Buxom – Manly Whatnots (2016) … Buxom […]

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Diddy Shares Sweet Tribute To Kim Porter 4 Months After Death With Post About Her Look-Alike Daughters — Hollywood Life

Diddy took to Instagram on Mar. 23 to share a sweet and loving tribute to his late ex Kim Porter, and he included a photo of their 12-year-old twin daughters, D’Lila Star and Jessie James, and a throwback pic of her.

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Spring Cooling: Hamburg’s Forsythia Blossoming Whopping 17 Days Later Than 30 Years Ago! — Iowa Climate Science Education

Forsythia are an indicator plant used by the German DWD Weather Service for marking the beginning of spring in March. The trend of spring blossoming show that springs in Hamburg have been cooling over the past 30 years. The north German port city of Hamburg happens to have a long data series on the the […]

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A family tracking app was leaking real-time location database

A popular family tracking app was leaking the real-time locations of more than 238,000 users for weeks after the developer left a server exposed without a password. The app, Family Locator, built by Australia-based software house React Apps, allows families to track each other in real-time, such as spouses or parents wanting to know where…

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Big Brother – A

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio: Hello, I started this serial way beck in September of 2018 and then, with the stress of a new job and other commitments, I never continued it. I thought I would go back and post Part 1 and then try to continue the story in installments each week. So…

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What’s the cost of buying users from Facebook and the other ad networks?

Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor Founder Stories: Webflow’s Y Combinator Journey This post reveals the cost of acquiring a customer on every ad channel my…

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Mueller’s Investigation Lasted 674 Days. Here’s How That Compares to Other Probes

Longer than Watergate, but much shorter than Iran-Contra or Whitewater. That’s how Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation stacks up compared to other independent probes by the Justice Department. The investigation concluded Friday when Mueller sent a final report to Attorney General William Barr — 674 days after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed him as…

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Elon Musk defends tweets in SEC’s contempt proceedings

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk argued Friday that his Twitter use did not violate a settlement agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and that the agency’s request to have him held in contempt is based on a “radical interpretation” of the order, according to court papers filed in Manhattan federal court. The SEC has asked…

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Elon Musk defends tweets in SEC’s contempt probably

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk argued Friday that his Twitter use did not violate a settlement agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and that the agency’s request to have him held in contempt is based on a “radical interpretation” of the order, according to court papers filed in Manhattan federal court. The SEC has asked…

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Energy giants spent $1bn on climate lobbying, PR since Paris

Oil extraction It would be optimistic to expect any business to willingly cave in to pressure to become less successful, or let attempts to demonize it go unchallenged, especially for the sake of shaky climate theories. As long as the demand for their products is there, so will they be. World demand […]

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How the World’s Leading Banks Help Launder $2 Trillion a Years

Some of the most well known banks in the world are also the biggest money launderers. The recent Troika Laundromat affair added another $8 billion to the trillions financial institutions wash every year. Over $2 trillion is laundered annually by criminals who utilize various ways to hide money in banks, which […]

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What We Want This Weekend

HEX Terra Sneaker Duffel The Sneaker Duffel features a roomy center compartment for travel clothes and a padded and faux-fur-lined laptop pocket that will accommodate up to a 13″ laptop. The duffel offers a padded tablet and phone pocket and the two side ends of the bag house the innovative sneaker pockets. Each of these […]

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Geologists may have traced the source of last year’s unexplained massive Earth shakes

Location of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa Epic. Why are ‘schools of dead fish appearing in the water?’ Last November, a huge seismic event that shook the planet left experts wondering about its possible source, says ScienceAlert. Researchers now think they know what might have caused it: an offshore […]

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Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany, Italiane

When it comes to versatile, widely available, and affordable Italian wine, Castello di Volpaia sets a standard. The winery’s 2016 Chianti Classico is listed in almost 100 stores on the pro version of Wine-Searcher, with good distribution across the United States. And that’s fortunate, because this $20 wine is a top Chianti Classico at this…

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gsmarena.com | Moto Z4 Play passes through the FCC revealing its spectacular

You heard it here first…if you haven’t already heard it elsewhere”… Moto Z4 Play passes through the FCC revealing its specs On Wednesday, we reported about some renders that were released by 91Mobiles containing the alleged Moto Z4. There are conflicting reports about whether this render represents the Moto Z4 or the Moto […]

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gsmarena.com | Moto Z4 Play passes through the FCC revealing its spectacular

mukeshbalani.com | “You heard it here first…if you haven’t already heard it elsewhere”… Moto Z4 Play passes through the FCC revealing its specs On Wednesday, we reported about some renders that were released by 91Mobiles containing the alleged Moto Z4. There are conflicting reports about whether this render represents the Moto Z4 or the Moto […]

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March 19 Claiming Your New Position Where!

Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:1–17 Key Verse: Colossians 3:3 You died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Although financial poverty can occur through uncontrollable events, spiritual poverty is inexcusable for any born-again Christian. Because we have been placed in Christ by God, we have constant, unlimited access to the Source of all spiritual […]

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RENA RIFFEL morning

Rena was born March 5, 1969 in Los Angeles. She was raised in the Central Coast of California. Rena competed in gymkhana and rodeo events and was crowned Princess Of The Mid-State Fair. There she was photographed with her horse and her picture took first place in a photo contest. This launched Rena’s modeling career. […]

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The Will Be a Super Worm Moon on the Spring Equinox. Here’s How to See It — TIME

Another month, another “supermoon”. On Wednesday, the “super worm moon”—the third supermoon of 2019 to be exact— will light up the sky in all its slightly-larger-than-usual glory. What makes this full moon extra special is that it is coinciding with the Spring Equinox, or the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere, a rare…

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Review | Martin Ott’s Lessons in Camouflage

New South

by Aaron Bristow-Rodriguez

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Martin Ott’s third book of poetry, Lessons in Camouflage, explores violence in public and private spaces through a haunting variety of open and closed poetic forms. Tragic and personal, the collection ultimately delivers a message of hope and recovery.

The collection opens with “King of Camouflage,” a tightly packed poem that conflates theater and war. Often enjambing dense images between lines, what exists is a poem that defies interpretation and avoids location. This indeterminate quality works because the poem actively creates its own camouflage through its images and style:

See the tapestry of faces flickering in
the cracks of the windshield, the haze
of suffering to raise your children
to crush third grade, seize glory days.

The broken syntax across lines and the speed at which images evolve, techniques Ott applies frequently throughout the collection, create momentum while inflicting violence on faces, children, and time…

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Breast Cancer: A Poem in Five Acts is in the World! — Voice Break

Order now through Finishing Line Press! Also available through Amazon and Ingram.

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Trapped in the 80s! — A Reading Life

I find myself talking more and more these days about things that happened 40 years ago. In an effort to move towards the present, today we look at music that was recorded 30+ years ago. It’s a small step but… hey, get off my lawn! Synthesizers became commercially available in the 1960s, and one can […]

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A Brief MIDI History and it’s Glorious Future (MIDI 2.0)

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Uli Behringer’s Dream of Synthesizer Domination (Update)

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As and avid collector of music instruments, effects and general gear, if someone asked me 10 years ago if I would ever be excited about a piece of Behringer gear, I would have laughed out loud.  I had just destroyed (seriously, broke to pieces) my Behringer FCB foot controller as yet again, it was sending random MIDI CCs to Ableton while I was preparing a live performance.  In a fit of rage, I grabbed the board from the ground, lifted it over my head like the angry simian in the opening scenes of “2001:  A Space Odyssey” and with wild anger and exhilaration, smashed it on the cold concrete of my dingy basement.  As the pieces flew in all directions, my rage quickly receded into that form of shame that comes once you realize how foolish you are behaving.  From that point on I swore “NEVER AGAIN ULI!!”

Now back to…

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The Act of Finishing

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I’m a 36-year-old musician. I’ve been playing music seriously since the age of 16. Over 20 years most would expect to see a large catalogue of music…they don’t. Why? Because most everything I’ve ever written is unfinished. It sits in a notebook, or in one of two massive 4 terabyte hard drives or it’s been clanging around in my brain like an itch that can’t be fully scratched. I just cannot seem to cross that finish line and because of it, I’m still out looking for meaningless work and always keep at least one leg in the box 📦 of depression I keep in the corner of my studio.

In that box lives moments like my father telling me he showed an unfinished track off an album to a very well known producer and that person said “he doesn’t have what it takes.” In that box is two separate, career…

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The Good, the Bad and the Fugly: Garageband IOS Edition

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When I started making music with computers, I got a crunchy (literally, remember the white polycarbonate?) Macbook off of Craigslist. Part of the deal was a legit license for Logic 8 and a few plugins. Starting off with what I still consider a very professional DAW right away caused me to turn my head, like a snobby ass, away from Garageband users and spit on the ground when they walked past… okay that’s ridiculous. In real life, I simply considered it a toy; a software designed for the bedroom singer songwriter who ends up with a horrid sounding demo. I didn’t even install the Garageband sound banks compatible with Logic.

Well I’m writing this post to say I was wrong. Dead wrong! Though I’m still an avid Logic user, I probably use less than half of it’s capabilities. Had I not gotten my license essentially free, Garageband IOS Garageband would have been…

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MOD Duo X – Step One: Put Your “Everything” in a Box

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                                                  One Box to Rule Them All!

As a multi-instrumentalist who enjoys looping, my dream setup includes a bunch of instruments (guitars, keys, percussion, etc…) connected to a mixer with a sub group/aux send where I can decide what instrument or loop can run to that sub/aux containing effects to manipulate my sound on the fly.

What my dream setup was always missing was a small footprint, high quality device to give me a plethora of audio effects and MIDI control. Something to replace my bulky stereo effects pedals, my non-stage friendly laptop, and also give me new possibilities to explore.

Well, the wait is over. The MOD Duo X has arrived and it is literally a dream come true. mod-devices-duo-x-first-assemblyAt about the size of large…

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A Classy USB Knob For The Discerning Computerist

The keyboard and mouse are great, we’re big fans. But for some tasks, such as seeking around in audio and video files, a rotary encoder is a more intuitive way to get the job done. [VincentMakes] liked the idea of having a knob he could turn to adjust his system volume or move forward and…

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Why convertible notes are safer than SAFE

Emerging Companies partner at Egan Nelson LLP, a top-tier boutique law firm delivering lean, world-class legal counsel to startups underserved by traditional firms. As the saying goes, where you stand on an issue often rests on where you sit. Translated into startup law and finance, your views on…

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Google Stadia can create in-game art styles in real-time using ‘Style Transfer ML

Machine learning opens up a world of possibilities in technology, and Google is bringing some of its advancements in that area over to gaming soon. With Google Stadia, game developers will be able to use an impressive new tool called Style Transfer ML. more… The post Google Stadia can create in-game art styles in real-time…

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ICSC SIGNS OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMPS

March 19, 2019: ICSC (as an organization) and our Chief Science Advisor,(as an individual), have signed the open letter on climate security to President Trump coordinated by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. The letter starts: Dear President Trump, The undersigned organizations and individuals write to express our strong support for the proposed […]

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Targeting payday lenders, Branch adds pay on-demand features for hourly workers in.

Branch, the scheduling and pay management app for hourly workers, has added a new pay-on-demand service called Pay, which is now available to anyone who downloads the Branch app. It’s an attempt to provide a fee-based alternative to payday lending, where borrowers charge exorbitant rates to lenders on short term loans or cash advances. Borrowers…

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Successful launch propels OneWeb to $1.25B in new funding to.

Following the successful launch and deployment of the first six satellites in a planned constellation of hundreds, OneWeb has raised $1.25 billion in funding to kickstart mass production. It’s a powerful endorsement of and ambitious plan to create an entirely new layer of global connectivity. To blanket the world in internet, OneWeb means to send…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #352

The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Changing Seas: Sea level specialists Nils-Axel Mörner, Thomas Wysmuller, and Albert Parker posted comments on ResearchGate stating TWTW’s comments on sea level rise were too superficial to be useful. Fortunately, Tallbloke posted the section of TWTW and the…

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Which Internet Browser Should You Use

There are a number of popular internet browsers available for the average internet user, and the competition among them is high. The discussion on which internet browser is the best is a hotly debated topic, and you may find yourself wondering which browser is best for your particular needs. This article outlines the pros and […]

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Environmentalist Tells Tucker Carlson: Renewables Can’t Save The 🌚

Environmentalists explained to News host Tucker Carlson that it’s not possible to shift the country’s grid completely to renewable energy. “I was one of the founders of, sort of, the first Green New Deal back in 2003, 2007,” Shellenberger, the founder […]

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New 3D map will help solve long-standing cosmic mysteries.

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US And EU CO2 Emissions Now Insignificant To Global Energy & Emissions Growth

Climate alarmist propaganda activists and their supporting media here in the U.S. and EU have perpetrated a badly flawed fiction that somehow the U.S. and EU have the ability to control how the rest of the world deals with future energy use and emissions growth. The hard and unequivocal reality is that neither the U.S. […]

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Bill Gates says he’s happier at age 63 than 25 because of 4 things.

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2019/03/16/bill-gates-says-hes-happier-at-age-63-than-25-because-of-4-things/”>Bill Gates says he’s happier at age 63 than 25 because of 4 things.

March 17 For the love of God (Vol. 1).

Exodus 28; John 7; Proverbs 4; Galatians 3 the priestly garments God prescribes (Ex. 28) are strange and colorful. Perhaps some of the details were not meant to carry symbolic weight, but were part of the purpose of the ensemble as a whole: to give Aaron and his sons “dignity and honor” as they […]

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$600,000 worth of meth, cocaine, heroin found stashed inside SUV by Border Patrolled

Patrol agents Thursday Morning arrested two men in Temecula on suspicion of having more than $600,000 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin stashed inside their SUV, authorities said. Around 9 p.m. Wednesday, agents observed a suspicious vehicle on Interstate 15 and initiated a vehicle stop near the freeway checkpoint, according to…

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Eggs May Be Bad for the Heart, a New Study Says—But There’s More to the Storyline

Eggs are a staple of American breakfasts, but they’re a highly controversial food. Are they healthy or not? Do they raise cholesterol? Should you eat only the egg whites, or opt for yolks? A new study tries to answer those questions, but it also adds to the long-standing debate around eggs. The research, published in…

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An open letter to #ClimateStrike particularly

Many of you will be marching today, demonstrating for an issue you believe to be very important. Many years ago, I was young, well informed, and absolutely convinced I knew enough to make good decisions for the future of the world, and couldn’t understand just how obtuse all…

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These Are the 10 Journalists Facing the ‘Most Urgent’ Threats to Press Freedom Around the Worldwide

More than 250 journalists were imprisoned around the world last year, and at least 53 journalists were killed on the job — making 2018 the deadliest year for the press in the past three years, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Those stark numbers have fueled calls for stronger protections for journalists and their…

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Scientists say eating eggs for breakfast helps boost brain function

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My Solution To Global Warming ll

Global warming can be solved overnight. Move the experts at NOAA who say winter is hot, to North Dakota. Bottineau, ND just had their second coldest February on record, with an average minimum temperature of -19F. It was also the first February with no nights above 0F, and the -47F on February 8th was their […]

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This Vibrating Continuity Tester Is Quietly Usefully

Continuity testing is one of the most valuable functions on the modern multimeter. It will help you investigate wiring problems in your car, tell you if you’re holding a nullmodem serial cable or the regular kind, and even reveal when you’ve accidentally shorted the data lines right to the power supply. However, all that beeping…

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Rain Stopped, And The Sun Has Returned earth

March 15, 2019 at 12:39AM

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Tesla Model Y orders are now opening

Customers can already place an order for the Tesla Model Y, a mid-sized crossover SUV that won’t go into production until 2020. Tesla requires a $2,500 deposit to complete the order for the all-electric vehicle, according to information posted on its website. A disclaimer on the order form states that “production is expected to begin…

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Learn Digital Logic By Alien Abduction

Some of the best educational material we’ve seen tells a story. There’s something more fun about reading a story than just absorbing a bunch of dry facts. That’s the idea behind Adventures in Logic Land. In the first episode, you are abducted by aliens trying to decide if humans are intelligent. To prove that, you…

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Witness Says Many Have Died in a Mass Shooting at a New Zealand 🕌

Many people were killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, a witness said. Police have not yet described the scale of the shooting but urged people in central Christchurch to stay indoors. Witness Len Peneha said he saw a man dressed…

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Breedr raises £2M led by LocalGlobe for its livestock data and trading platforms

Startup that wants to help farmers make better use of their livestock data to improve profitability, has raised £2.2 million in funding. The seed round is led by London-based LocalGlobe, with participation from Mons Investment and a number of angel investors. They include Ian Hogarth, Darren Shapland, and Jonathan McKay. The company…

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Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes in the early univers

A Telescope spots 13-billion-year-old quasars powered by black holes Princeton University Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan and Princeton University have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes in the distant universe, from a time when the universe was less than 10 percent of its present age. “It is remarkable that such massive dense objects were…

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HIDDEN HISTORY: Japan’s Secret War’, Japan’s Race Against Time to Build it’s Own AtomicBom

While there were many secrets kept from the public during World War II – the breaking of the German’s Enigma code, the firebombing of Dresden and the swap of nuclear technology to the USA in exchange for immunity for top Nazis – none may have come close to the story of […]

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Web of Distrustful

H/T to follower for flagging up this issue. There is a plugin to chrome which warns people not to trust the talkshop. The plugin owners say this is because Important to know that if you are using sub-domain of wordpress.com that in the past used for fraud and phishing – Our community has rated this all sub-domains […]

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Dancing to the Oldies for Health and Fitnesses

When doctor told her in 2007 that she had Type 2 diabetes she made up her mind to manage it with medication and exercise. That’s exactly what she’s done for the last several years. Jackie, who is 65, volunteers at a senior center near her home and several times a week she…

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Graphene quantum dots for single electron transistors.

The schematic structure of the devices Scientists from Manchester University, the Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology have developed a novel technology, which combines the fabrication procedures of planar and vertical heterostructures in order to assemble graphene-based single-electron transistors. In the study, it was demonstrated that […]

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How to Write for a Blog: 10 Tips for Writing Strong Web Contents

These days, pretty much all writers need to learn to write Web content. Yes, even if you’re a Victorian romance author whose readers care more about reticules and spatterdashers than retweets and SEO. Even if you don’t have your own blog. Any website needs content. Plus you may want to plan a blog tour to […]

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Hands up who wants to be a serious sheriff.

Good people could use classes to stand up to absurdly hypocritical accusations It doesn’t matter what narcissistic hypocrites say, good team-player-type folk seem to apologize so fast, it’s like a reflex. Australia needs a Fox. When SkyNews was tested with Ross Cameron’s four word breach of “permitted” lines, they failed. How big would their ratings […]

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Simple Sensor Provides Detailed Motion Capture for VR Handshakes

Consider the complexity of the appendages sitting at the end of your arms. The human hands contain over a quarter of the entire complement of bones in the body, use dozens of muscles both in the hand itself and extending up the forearm, and are capable of almost infinite variance in the movements they can…

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Facebook Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation, Report Says

Times reports that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook’s data deals with major electronics manufacturers. The newspaper says a grand jury in New York has subpoenaed information from at least two companies known for making smartphones and other devices, citing two unnamed people familiar with the…

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New geologic evidence supports theory of major cosmic impact event about 12,800 years age

This time, unusually, the new Younger Dryas evidence is from way below the equator, which they believe shows that ‘the Younger Dryas climatic onset was an extreme global event’. When UC Santa Barbara geology professor emeritus James Kennett and colleagues set out years ago to examine signs of a major cosmic impact that occurred toward […]

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Whitestone Galaxy S10 screen protector now available w/ support for in-display fingerprint reader

If you just purchased a brand new Galaxy S10, one of the first things you should do is protect your investment with a screen protector. Whitestone has released its Dome Glass screen protector for the Galaxy S10, which protects your device without compromising one of the device’s best features: the in-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader. Get…

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Google Chrome can now share tabs with other devices, starting in Canaries

Have you ever found an article on your phone, but wanted to read it later on your laptop? Or maybe you found something while at work and wanted to read it later when you got home? Google Chrome is getting a new “Send to my devices” option, which makes this common task of sharing a…

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