‘I looked like a clown’: the truth about shopping on Instagram | Fashion

The clothes that had been chasing me around my feed for months looked good in the adverts. Would they stand the test of being worn in real life? It started last summer. Clothes adverts flooded my Instagram feed, and it was uncanny. One minute, I’d be envying a friend her Agnès B boiler suit (it has a bumflap, so you don’t have to take it off when you go to the loo: so French); the next, I would be served an ad for a more or less identical boiler suit, except without the flaps, and only £24.95. Had Instagram accessed the microphone on my phone and listened to my chitchat? But I hadn’t even spoken that envy out loud. They had seen inside my head. I wanted dungarees, because they reminded me of the 80s, when I had a babysitting racket and spent all the money on them. I also wanted a maxi dress, because it seemed to meet my newly acquired aversion to tights. These things, while not profound, were intensely personal, or so they seemed. And yet there they were, telepathically, on my feed. Steadily, I also started to see people wearing these clothes in real life. The world and her dog suddenly had the dungarees. When I went into the kind of bar whose uniform would once have been tight...

Make Sure You Know These Fire Protection Standards for Telecom Facilities

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SIL keynote and Plenary speakers explore the past and future of LEDs and SSL (MAGAZINE)

With a backdrop of a 20th anniversary celebration, the featured speakers at Strategies in Light 2019 discussed the history of LEDs, gains the technology might make in the next two decades, how that translates to innovation in lighting design with SSL products, and market projections, reports Maury Wright. Strategies in Light 2019 was a special event from many perspectives. It was the 20th anniversary event and a number of attendees indicated that they had attended all 20. LEDs Magazine hosted its 5th annual Sapphire Awards Gala highlighting innovation in the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) sectors (http://bit.ly/2FMIdXR). The conference was as packed with learning opportunities as ever with presentations running the gamut of LED quality to connected lighting and Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities. Still, the 20th anniversary afforded Plenary and keynote speakers the opportunity to look back and forward at LEDs, SSL systems, and LED-based lighting design. FIG 1. Bob Steele presided over his 20th Strategies in Light conference and took a revealing look back at the history of the high-brightness LED. Bob Steele (Fig. 1), one of the Strategies in Light founders and co-chair i...

Linde and Liebherr-Aerospace collaborate to optimise additively manufactured aluminium aircraft components

Linde’s ADDvance® O2 precision technology was implemented to improve Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse’s AM process (Courtesy Linde) The Linde Group, a leading industrial gases and engineering company has collaborated with Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, France, part of the Liebherr Group, Switzerland, in a project set to optimise the benefits of Additive Manufacturing for aluminium aircraft components. To date, the project has reportedly delivered definitive results in terms of improvement of product quality and production repeatability, with Linde’s ADDvance® O2 precision solution gas analysis technology reported to play a central role in the research. According to Liebherr-Aerospace, it is keen to integrate the fabrication of additively manufactured parts into its established automated workflow to enhance manufacturing efficiency and reduce production surplus. As AM represented a new manufacturing approach for the company, a pilot project was launched in collaboration with Linde to develop aluminium components, including bleed air valves. Liebherr-Aerospace installed its first metal AM system at its manufacturing centre in France, but initial tests indicated that oxygen levels fl...

2019 Children’s Socks Market Total Mechanical Outline Including – Market Development, Market Request and Gauge Exploration Report up to 2024

Global Children’s Socks Market Latest Updated Research Report 2019-2024 spreads a total market structure over the world with the detailed industry examination of significant key elements. This report Managed Children’s Socks Market gives vital suggestions counseled by the industrial specialists including market figures, benefit, supply, raw materials, work cost, producing costs, the extent of assembling cost structure, most recent Managed Children’s Socks Market patterns, requests, and significant development. Get Sample Copy Of Children’s Socks Market Report @ https://www.360researchreports.com/enquiry/request-sample/13837580 The “Children’s Socks Market” study report will provide valuable insight with an emphasis on the global market including some of the major players such As A sock is an item of clothing worn on the feet and often covering the ankle and some part of the calf. Some type of shoe or boot is typically worn over socks. In ancient times, socks were made from leather or matted animal hair. In the late 16th century, machine-knit socks were first produced. Until 1800 both hand knitting and machine knitting were used to produce socks, but after 1800, machine knitting ...

Even With Tariffs, Some Companies Struggle To Beat China

A woodworker making furniture in Asheville, North Carolina. China has taken a larger chunk of U.S. furniture manufacturing and is doing the same now with kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities. Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg Beating China at its own game is a moving target. And you’re trying to strike it blindfolded, usually facing the other direction. Despite tariffs on plywood and other items, one industry with around 250,000 employees nationwide is struggling to keep up with the inroads China is making here in the U.S. A massive American flag is splashed on the website of Jeffersonville, Indiana-based cabinet builders, Kitchen Kompact. It takes up the entire page, frozen and unfurled, with the hint of cherry kitchen cabinets barely visible. In writing across the stars and stripes: family-owned, Made in the U.S.A. “We have been reducing work hours, slowing production lines done, doing everthing we can to hold on,” says John Gahm, the company’s owner, talking about competition from China.  “It’s not because of the economy. Construction is doing well. Remodeling is doing well. It’s imports from China that’s making a serious impact now.” Kitchen Kompact woodworkers build out the ca...

Zachary Confections is recalling certain production lots of its Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs because they

Zachary Confections is recalling certain production lots of its Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs because they have the potential to be contaminat… Zachary Confections is recalling certain production lots of its Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall was initiated in response to a test result indicating the potential for Salmonella contamination in a sample taken during routine post-production testing from one of the production lots of product that is the subject of this recall. The product is packaged in white egg crates with purple, green and yellow lettering. The specific Case UPC numbers, Unit UPC numbers, Code Dates and Best Buy Date for the recalled products are: The recalled product was manufactured February 20-21, 2013, and was shipped from the Zachary Confections’ facility February 21-22, 2013.The product was distributed to some retail stores in sections of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Production of the product has been suspended while the investigation continues into the source of the potential problem. Consumers who have purchased the recall...

SNL season 44 has wrapped and rather than crying because it is over, we simply must smile

SNL season 44 has wrapped and rather than crying because it is over, we simply must smile because it happened. On the whole, it was a very solid season for the show. There were highs (pretty much every cold open) and lows (Teacher Fell Down), but we stuck with it because even in these uncertain times, at least someone is trying to make light of it all and get us to remember how to laugh. It’s essential that we must now look back fondly oat another exceptional feat in sketch comedy. An impressive 22 live shows produced some snort-inducing laughter and memorable moments this fiscal year. Along with ‘Is the towel drying me or am I wetting the towel?’, one of eternity’s long-unanswered questions is ‘Why did all four of Charlie Bucket’s grandparents sleep in the same bed?’. Unfortunately, SNL didn’t really answer that question, but they answered the usual follow-up query, which is ‘How did they fuck?’. Claire Foy played the role of Charlie excellently, adopting a suitably horrified disposition that any grandson would suffer while witnessing their grandparents going to town on each other in the kitchen come living room come b...

Millions of Texans anticipate heading to wild and not-so-wild destinations as Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches,

Millions of Texans anticipate heading to wild and not-so-wild destinations as Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches, a stunning diversity of outdoor-related activities and recreation on their collective agendas. Fishing. Hiking. Camping. Boating. Picnicking. Maybe just a backyard cookout, or a long drive to visit relatives or friends. Maybe an early trip to the deer hunting lease to begin work on food plots or just spend time afield. The gear they bring with them will reflect this great range of outdoor recreation. But almost every one of them will share one item, a piece of equipment so universal and almost requisite to just about every outdoors activity that its presence and importance often is taken for granted: the ice chest. Those portable insulated containers, usually made of hard plastic, range in size from just big enough for a half-dozen cans or bottles of liquid refreshment to gigantic enough to hold a field-dressed, 200-pound feral hog or enough food and other perishables to sustain a family of four for a week. “Ice chests” are what those of us of a certain age learned to call them. “Coolers” is the later-arriving term most-used today. Whatever they are called, the...

Our Favorite Memorial Day Gear Deals from Huckberry

When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy. We crowned the Hornet one of the best backpacking tents. “As the ’2′ suggests, this is a two-person tent, but I think it makes more sense as a roomy one-person shelter,” our tester writes. “At about 2.4 pounds, and 19 inches by 5 inches when packed into its cylinder case, it was no burden on a Canadian Rocky Mountains backpacking trip.” We picked the 10-Year as one of our favorite hoodie upgrades. “The cotton-polyester blend is warm enough for cool-weather workouts,” our tester says. Flint and Tinder made it durable enough to last for the next decade, so if you rip it or tear it, they’ll repair it for free. Form•Function•Form took the simple and sleek Timex Weekender Chronograph watch face and paired it with a tanned Horween leather strap to make a winning combo. A solid choice for everyday wear, the Weekender line is among our favorites . These slippers are one of our gear editor’s all-time favorites. Each pair is handcrafted from toasty 100 percent pure, natural wool, which natural...

voxeljet signs contract to supply TEI, largest user of 3D printed sand in the US

voxeljet, a manufacturer of large-format 3D printers and casting molds has announced a 3-year Volume Contract with Tooling and Equipment International (TEI), a producer of cast metal parts. As part of the deal, TEI will purchase over 500,000 liters of 3D printed sand from voxeljet, which will also install its large-format 3D printers at TEI’s facility in Livonia, Michigan. Sand casting is a process where molten metal is poured into molds made of sand and cast into shapes. These molds can be produced using a binder jetting 3D printing process, where sand is applied in layers and selectively bound with an agent into the desired shape. 3D printing is an economical way of producing casting molds without the need for complex and expensive tools. voxeljet 3D prints sand molds using its large-format 3D printers, which have a build volume of up to 4,000 x 2,000 x 1,000 mm, and bind the sand using cold-hardening furan resin. Binder jetting produces molds with sophisticated geometries, undercuts, and a smooth surface quality. The sand can also be removed and recycled after casting. TEI is the largest user of 3D printed sand in the USA, producing prototypes and low volume components in alu...

Bitcoin Cash Miners Undo Attacker’s Transactions With ’51% Attack’

Two bitcoin cash (BCH) mining pools recently carried out what is known as a 51 percent attack on the blockchain in an apparent effort to reverse another miner’s transactions. The move is tied to the bitcoin cash network hard fork that occurred on May 15. The two mining pools — BTC.com and BTC.top — carried out the move in order to stop the unknown miner from taking coins that they weren’t supposed to have access to in the wake of the code change. That day, an attacker took advantage of a bug unrelated to the upgrade (and subsequently patched) that caused the network to split and for miners to mine empty blocks for a brief time. In the context of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash, a 51 percent attack involves an entity or group controlling a majority of the hash rate which thereby allows them to execute several things they aren’t normally allowed to do, such as attempting to rewrite the network’s transaction history. It’s long been a controversial topic and other cryptocurrencies have suffered similar attacks due to a decline in their hash rates. At one point BTC.top did alone control more than 50% of the power. But BTC.com and BTC.top they were able to join together to reverse ...

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