Daily Archives: September 2, 2017

Revisiting the Chris Wondolowski argument, now in a bigger and better context

The book on Chris Wondolowski has usually read like this: sensational striker in league play who may be stretched to make an impact internationally.

It’s really not an awful thing to pin on someone; nobody is accusing the man of drowning kittens here. Taylor Twellman and Jason Kries were other examples of terrific strikers in Major League Soccer who probably reached their top level in league soccer.

Only, with Wondolowski, a few fans and a selected bunch from the chattering class got caught up in the moment and lost some larger context recently. The Earthquakes’ forward did hit six goals in three matches – but the quality of competition was league level. Given international caliber service and backed by international level teammates, Wondolowski is certainly capable of doing the business against overmatched regional small fries.

But it always looked like typical sports overreaction, this flawed tendency to make big, sweeping judgments from every match. (Or, in this case, the false bottom of a short series of them.)

So a week ago, some people were already handing him a ticket to Brazil. Very prematurely so. I wrote as much six days ago.

Now here we are today with two more samples to study. Wondolowski went 77 minutes last week against Costa Rica and then 60 on Sunday against El Salvador. Total goals: zero.

(MORE: What we learned about the United States vs. El Salvador)

He wasn’t awful, not by any stretch. “Wondo” is just not the difference maker that Landon Donovan is. He’s not the athlete that Eddie Johnson is. He doesn’t have the ability to create on his own the way some others in the U.S. player pool can. Wondolowski’s game gets somewhat limited at international level.

Here’s what MLSSoccer.com’s player ratings had to say: “One simple assist pass aside, Wondo was often either stranding himself from the offense or slowing it down. It didn’t help his cause that Eddie Johnson replaced him with such a strong display.”

The New York Times was more harsh still in its ratings. “Never seemed to find a place in the quick-moving U.S. attack.”  Jeff Carlisle at ESPN FC did like the striker’s link-up play, offering that is “was miles better than it was against Costa Rica, as he set up Corona’s goal and sprung Donovan with a telling through ball.” But he also noted the struggle “with some of El Salvador’s physical antics.”

It’s not over; two matches remain. The problem is Johnson, the Seattle Sounders’ striker scored immediately upon coming on Sunday. He seems certain to start in Wednesday’s semifinal, which means the San Jose man’s minutes will dwindle fast.

As I also wrote last week, roster spots are always a zero-sum game; for every roster winner there is a roster loser, in other words. Wondolowski may or may not make the final 23 for Brazil, but you have to circle the man you want knocked aside.

Jurgen Klinsmann pattern of player selection says that Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Herculez Gomez and Eddie Johnson are all ahead of Wondolowski in the forward depth  pool. (Depending on how you want to count Dempsey, that is.) Landon Donovan is, too; we can probably all agree on that.

Today, Joe Corona looks more likely to make the roster than Wondolowski, even if he is  playing a slightly different position. Either way, it’s a roster spot, and that’s one more obstacle in a very good forward’s path to Brazil.

Leap Motion Controller, Great Hardware in Search of Great Software

By now, we all know what the future will be like; movies and TV shows have described it in detail. We know about the flying cars (thank you, “Blade Runner”), holograms (thank you, “Star Trek”) and robot butlers (thank you, “Jetsons”).

The Leap Motion Controller is a solution in search of a problem: its hardware is simple, but it needs a killer app.

So when will we really get those technologies? Probably on the 11th of “Don’t hold your breath.”

There is, however, one exception. As of this week, you can buy your own little piece of “Minority Report” and “Iron Man”: controlling your computer by making hand motions in the air.

The Internet has been buzzing about the much-delayed Leap Motion Controller ($80) since its first public demonstrations over a year ago. Imagine controlling on-screen objects just by reaching into empty space, just like Tom Cruise! Imagine gesture recognition just like Microsoft’s Kinect game controller, but on a much smaller, more precise scale! Imagine the future, plugged into a USB jack on the Mac or Windows PC you own today!

The Leap Motion sensor is beautiful, tiny and self-contained. If Wrigley’s ever comes out with a Juicy Fruit Designer Pack, it might look like this: a sleek, glass-and-aluminum slab (1.2 by 3 by 0.5 inches), with nonskid rubber on the bottom. A single USB cable (both a long one and a short one come in the box) stretches away to your computer; a light comes on when it’s working.

(Please note that Leap Motion has nothing to do with Leap Pad, the children’s toy. That gadget is educational in a completely different way.)

If you have a desktop computer, you put the sensor between your screen and keyboard. If it’s a laptop, you park it on the desk just in front of the keyboard. Soon, Leap says, you’ll be able to buy a PC from H.P. or Asus that has the sensor built right in.You download the Leap software, and presto: a somewhat buggy tutorial instructs you to insert your hands into the space — an invisible two-foot cube — that’s monitored by the Leap’s cameras and infrared sensors.

This device is like the Kinect in that it recognizes body parts in space. But not only is the Leap far smaller and less expensive, it’s also far more precise. According to the company, it can detect the precise positions of all 10 of your fingers simultaneously, with a spatial accuracy to a 100th of a millimeter — 200 times as accurate as the Kinect.

And remember, the Leap adds gesture recognition not to your TV, but to your computer. A machine that can run millions of different programs for all different purposes. Games, sure, but also office work. Creative work. Communication. Entertainment. Surely this little wonder is a very big deal.

Unfortunately, it’s not. The Leap’s hardware may be simple, attractive and coherent — but its software is scattershot, inconsistent and frustrating.

The first crushing disappointment is that no software recognizes your hand motions unless it’s been specially written, or adapted, for use by the Leap.

There are 75 such apps already on the Leap’s app store, Airspace; some are free, some cost a few dollars. Not all work on both Mac and Windows.

Most are games. In the best of them, you control the action in 3-D space, just as with the Kinect but without having to stand up. For example, Boom Ball ($5) is the classic Breakout game, where you try to knock out bricks by bouncing a ball against them — but your paddle is attached to your finger in vertical space.

In Disney’s clever Sugar Rush ($2), a spin off from the “Wreck-It Ralph” movie, you bake yourself a racing car shaped like a wedge of cake, and then steer it by holding both sides of an invisible steering wheel. When you play Dropchord ($3), you hold two index fingers out in space; you’re defining a line between them that you use to slice dots and avoid X’s. Cut the Rope is here, too (free).

There are some interesting music-making programs, which makes sense, since hand motions are generally associated with playing instruments. Air Harp ($1) is just what it sounds like. Chordion Conductor is a sweet-sounding arpeggiator (generates music from chords you select).

A few simple educational apps are available, like Molecules (rotate molecules on the screen; free), Cyber Science 3D (pull apart a skull; free) and Frog Dissection (you guessed it; $4).

How Indonesia World Education Today

Dated May 2, 1889 is the day was born Raden Mas Soewardi Soerjaningrat better known by the name of Ki Hajar Dewantara. College Park Student pioneer who later became the National Education Mr birthday and set a National Education Day by the government in 1959.

Continuing the spirit of national education day itself, of course, many efforts have been made by the government in promoting education in this beloved Republic, one of the government’s efforts to raise the passing grade to improve the quality of education and eliminate school fees ranging from elementary to junior high. After all, however, still many who say not optimal and have not fully enjoyed by the people, actually had a chance to go there and available, stayed back to each individual – each want memanfaatkanya or not, because the potential is certainly there.

I believe every human being on this earth comes from the same basic as being born into the world. This means that there is no certainty that ensure that certain groups better (or worse) than other groups.



There is no single perception or assumption that can assess the education in Indonesia in general. Generalization assumptions about education in Indonesia is something that has no scientific basis.


tutwurilogoData-data shows that education activities in Indonesia experienced a variety of striking growth between rural and urban areas. The difference is the speed of education grew strongly influenced by the level of population growth and economic growth rates in each – each region. Areas that are now grown into urban areas has increased the quality of education better and advanced than the territory – territory that until now is still a rural area.

The difference happens to be very far between, such as Jakarta and the island a thousand, or, for example, between Bandung and Leuwi Rosin (Cibeo, Baduy), or, especially, such as between Jakarta and parts of Papua. Therefore, in my opinion, no one ukurpun scale that can be used to generalize the education in Indonesia. Even if it was imposed it would happen “dishonesty” in view of Indonesia as a state entity, or maybe a kind of “selfishness” in the name of the theory.

So in my opinion, education in Indonesia is the world that has many advantages and many left behind. Top keunggulanya we must grateful, and the remaining ketertinggalanya should be felt and in sikapi as part we must think together as members of a major union, the Republic of Indonesia.

Indonesia education forward …

Come with us Cerdaskan ourselves and this nation …

What Is Conficker Virus What Does It Do

In our modern society today, it seems like everything is being powered by computers – from large-scale corporations to small-scale business that range from banks, malls, oil companies, etc. Everything is all computer-generated. But what will you do if suddenly your business, being all powered by your computer, is bugged down? Have you heard of the Conficker Virus?

What is it and what does it do?

Recently, a computer virus called Conficker Virus that is also known as a Downadup had caused major problems in some huge corporations in Britain. They have found out that it all started on October or November last year (2008) when computers began to malfunction in the said company. This virus is still very new and they are still on the process of studying its full capability to destroy computers headed by the British Technology Security Experts.

A Conficker Virus is a clever computer program developed by hackers for mischievous intents. As previously discussed, this computer virus also called as Downadup has only been recently discovered after it affected millions of computer in a huge corporation in Britain.They still do not know yet the Conficker Virus’ full potential but as far as the incident in Britain showed, these are what this virus is capable of doing at the moment:

1. Even if you have a backup service in case you get hit by a virus, Conficker Virus instantly disables this backup service so you will definitely be left with nothing.
2. Conficker Virus will also not allow you to enter security websites.
3. It will erase all your recently saved important and official documents.
4. Conficker Virus will also not give you access to security sites and services.
5. It will make your computer vulnerable to infected machines making you get more programs from the malware’s creator.

Now, if you think you are infected, it is not yet too late. There are helps available online or you can ask for a computer virus expert knows to inspect on your computer and specifically look for a Conficker Virus.

Now Do you want to remove downadup fast?

Confickerwormremoval.com site shows you how to determine if you are infected, with detailed step by step instructions to get rid of downadup, and protect your pc from other worms, viruses, trojans, and many more.

How To Buy Online From Clothing Boutiques

A lot of people love visiting clothing boutiques, but there are times where it’s just more convenient to shop for outerwear online. If you ever choose this method, there are a few things that you’ll need to keep in mind before you hit the “buy” button.

The first thing you’ll want to do is honestly determine your actual size. There’s nothing more frustrating than purchasing things from online clothing boutiques that don’t fit. Even if you have to take some time to break out the measuring tape, it will be worth it to have the best possible chance of buying something that will fit. There are several websites that have measurement instructions and charts that could be a big help. Some sites of clothing boutiques will also have tips on how certain styles fit, whether they tend to run a size large or small.

Security is another top priority when making any sort of online transaction. While the vast majority of retailers are completely fine, one unscrupulous site can put you at substantial risk. Only buy from companies that you trust. If you are interested in newer clothing boutiques, check different review sites to see what others think of them. Your local chapter of the Better Business Bureau can tell you if the retailer has been the target of any complaints. If there are, look to see how the company handled them.

Make sure the site you are using is encrypted for an extra level of security so that your information cannot be stolen. You should also update the security software on your computer and add other measures such as browser filters. If a site ever asks you for your Social Security or bank account number, move on to another retailer. No reputable site would ever ask you to supply that type of information.

While shopping at online clothing boutiques can be fun, paying attention to the details isn’t. However, if you want to be as secure as possible, it will be a must. Read the “fine print,” or the transactional details, before you make any type of purchase. For example, look at the shipping terms so that you know how much you’ll be paying. Check the payment terms as well. Not all sites will take all forms of credit and debit cards, so make sure that yours will accept your preferred method of payment before you fall in love with that sweater or dress.

Check the return policy as well. See if your retailer will include a shipping label if you need to send something back for whatever reason. You’ll also want to know whether the retailer will refund your money or will simply offer an exchange.

Horror Rap On Film Shockumentary And Other Icp Videos

Horror rap, by its very definition, is not for the faint of heart. How many music fans could honestly say theyd prefer to be scared while listening to music rather than enjoy it sonically? Juggalos will argue the case that they can do both, which may seem absurd at first, but the claim can be legitimized thanks to an early Insane Clown Posse movie, Shockumentary.

Shockumentary rhymes with documentary for a reason its a documentary of the rise of ICP in the early 90s. This Insane Clown Posse movie does not have a plot or anyone acting in it. If thats what youre looking for, then this writer would recommend the Insane Clown Posse movies Big Money Rustlas and Big Money Hustlas (both with plenty of Psychopathic Records artists cameos).

Instead, the ICP video Shockumentary is an ICP video depiction of the fans and horror rap movement of the time. Rarely has any Insane Clown Posse movie, or any other musician documentary thats not an Insane Clown Posse movie, provided such a candid insight into the behind the scenes life of some of musics biggest stars.

In fact, most viewers might be surprised that Shockumentary was an Insane Clown Posse movie intended to market the band to those who had never heard of them. I say that because much of the video focuses on parents disapproval of their children listening to the groups horror rap music and message, but then again, this exact point is the reason why the group blew up to begin with. Kids love to do anything their parents hate!

Shockumentary was so successful that it helped boost the sale of ICP albums from 17,000 a week to 50,000 a week. One of the reasons Shockumentary was such a success, aside from the reasons listed above, is for the fact that it was aired on MTV for its release.

Now remember, MTV may not be very influential any more, but in the late 90s it was dominant. Getting exposure on MTV for anything was bound to skyrocket your career. Even if youre the Insane Clown Posse and youre demographic is nothing like the demographic that watches MTV. How many one-time haters were converted once they saw the Insane Clown Posse movie Shockumentary or any other ICP video on MTV? Probably many.

What else has MTV done for the career of ICP? Most obviously, theyve featured a number of ICP videos (music videos, the kind that are traditionally intended to market albums) back in the day when MTV still played videos. Some of the most popular ICP videos are living on YouTube today, first and foremost being Miracles and Hokus Pokus. What was your favorite ICP video? Did you ever watch it on MTV? Where else do Juggalos watch ICP videos?

Animation Institutes In Pune, Honing The Students’ Creativity.

If, after watching Kung Fu Panda 2, all you could think about was, wish I could create something equally spectacular, then DSK SUPINFOCOM, Pune is the place for you. One of the countrys best animation institutes, DSK SUPINFOCOM will hone your creativity and talent to make you the best in the industry. With a world class campus and amenities you will find the environment at this animation institute conducive for your learning and development. DSK SUPINFOCOM offers industrial design, animation and gaming. DSK Supinfocom is a result of a joint venture between the DSK Group and Globally recognized French Institute – Chamber of Commerce and Industry of North De France, (CCINDF).

The entire course is broken down into the foundation course and advanced course. The foundation course is for 2 years and advanced course is for 3 years. The academics are fully in accordance with the French institute to maintain its international standards. What sets this animation institute apart from the others are its special features. Here, there is a lot emphasis on practical learning along with theory. Guest lecturers from renowned animation artists will help you get a broader perspective. The many projects that you will have to do will give you hands on experience in working on a project. You will be trained in all the latest softwares and tools and also will be exposed to the trends in the animation market. All the trainers are from the industry and have been around for a long time which enables them to be excellent mentors to the students.

The alumni of DSK SUPINFOCOM occupy responsible positions in leading companies in USA, Europe, Japan and across the globe. In the 3rd and 4th year, you will have to complete a company internship which will again provide you with a lot of industry exposure and trends. SUPINFOCOM offers its students a one week of intensive workshop by renowned animators and film makers from all over the world. This week is called as the Masterclass.
Here students will gain expertise in many different tools and softwares that will enable him to become a master in the field. Some of the tools that are taught here are, Game Engines, XNA (Programming : C#), Sound Forge 9, Sony Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii console, Wii Board, Wii Wheel, Console microsoft Xbox 360 premium, Wireless joysticks microsoft for XBox360 and Logitech G25 Racing Wheel.

Students who have completed their 12th standard are eligible for the foundation course and those with a degree/diploma/certificate can join the advanced course. Join DSK SUPINFOCOM and watch your dreams take shape and become reality!!

Better Bbq Challenge Cooking Games

Better BBQ challenge cooking games is same as normal cooking games but different in all of them is the challenge in better BBQ is more as compared to normal BBQ cooking games. The burning rate of food has been increased in better BBQ challenge cooking games.

In normal BBQ cooking games you just need to rotate the unprepared piece of food until their color turn into gold. If the food or chicken pieces burned from fire on stove your will loose the cooking game. To start challenged of BBQ cooking games you just take lipton ice tea. You just need to click on “start cooking” and “how to play” button.

Lipton ice tea is a very good refreshment drink in real kitchen and life. This game is developed by Lipton.com.au Company. You can find different menu and support during play BBQ cooking game. Take the trusty spatula and flip the gourmet items at the perfect cooking point. Flip too early and you will lose points. If you left three cooking items turn to charcoal then it”s game over.
To keep your cool, make sure you click on the Lipton ice tea. If the items overhead your game is over. Then you have to restart the game. Just click on play game button.

During the playing of Better BBQ Challenge cooking games you have to remember one thing in mind always. You have to be stay cool in any condition you temperature means cook temperature must be constant during the whole games. To make this possible the games developer provide you Lipton ice tea, If you suppose that your temperature increase you just need to use that ice tea. You can see the thermometer inside of the game screen. You have to maintain that thermometer temperature. You also have to maintain the food item which you are going to prepare during cooking games.

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