Saturday, October 11, 2008

Animal Cruelty

Animal cruelty is a subject sensitive to many people because they own and have developed some sort of love for their pets, or at least this is the most common reason. Their love for their pets eliminates the chance that they can look at animal cruelty with any semblance of objectivity, contributing to a hysterical response to any occurrence of this supposed brutalization. This all seemingly contrasts, however, with the notion that animals are inferior to humans (which they are) and that we may then logically do with them whatever we want (not true).

I do not endorse a crazed abuse of animals to satisfy some desire to be cruel. this is probably a genuine 'sickness' and, if not 'sick', certainly highly illogical. There is nothing to be gained from doing this that is productive.

I also do not support abuse to pets to make them do something better. This is, of course, viewed as abuse more in regard to activities like animal fights, but typically not if performed to instruct one's one one's pets, which is a gross hypocrisy. This is a foolhardy way to attempt to differentiate. A better separation between instruction and abuse here is how wanton it is or with the temperament in which it is applied as a detriment. If one relentlessly beats a dog for biting a stranger, then it is abuse, but if one hits it and firmly tells it 'no!', then it is obviously instructive. The difference in temperaments here is fairly clear: in the former, the beating is too severe because of some stupidity or anger or a genuine satisfaction in beating the dog, or maybe even to overcome inadequacy, or some mixture thereof; the second situation, however, implies a calm and rational demeanor and approach.

Though I do not support beating the animal to make it fight better, I do support making it fight or race or lead a blind human or whatever logical means the owner wants to use an animal toward. If done with no sense of malice, and with no abuse involved, then it is not cruelty. It might become cruelty, but it might not lead to, and while something like pure 'dogfighting' is going to be more seemingly cruel, I do not want to try and make a distinction between that and horse racing, which is seemingly less cruel to most, but probably is of the same pain for the animal; both are unpleasant, but it is using the animals for a profit. It is not a malice filled endeavor, even if the animal experiences pain, and it is perfectly acceptable because animals are our tools. there is nothing wrong with being detached of emotion in regard to animals instead of assuming an emphatic and indignant love of them. I find many animals awesome, but it does not make me sad when one dies, and I will not feel badly if I kill one incidentally to something I do such as driving. They are our tools and we have the right to utilize them in whatever intelligent manner we choose.


nigger said...

An interpretation centre, or interpretive centre, is an institution for dissemination of knowledge of natural or cultural heritage. Interpretation centres are a kind of new-style museum, often associated with visitor center's or ecomuseums, and located in connection to cultural, historic or natural sites.[1]

Interpretation centres use different means of communication to enhance the understanding of heritage. To aid and stimulate the discovery process and the visitor's intellectual and emotional connection to heritage, the main presentation strategy tends to be user-friendly and interactive, and often use scenographic exhibitions and multimedia programs. Many interpretation centres have temporary exhibitions related to a specific aspect of the site.

An interpretation centre can be a viable solution for effective communication of heritage information in municipalities and rural areas where resources may not exist to establish a traditional, full-scale museum, and where heritage can be an important factor for tourism development.

Unlike traditional museums, interpretation centres do not usually aim to collect, conserve and study objects; they are specialized institutions for communicating the significance and meaning of heritage. They work to educate and raise awareness. Non-core jobs as conservation and research are services usually done by specialized, external entities.

nigger said...

Selene may refer to:

* Selene, a lunar deity in Greek mythology.
* Selene (Underworld), a character in the film Underworld
* Selene (comics), a Marvel Comics supervillain
* SELENE (also named Kaguya), a Japanese lunar orbiter
* Selene, another name for the Moon of Earth
* Selene (genus), a genus of fishes in the family Carangidae
* An alias used by Lanfear in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series
* Selen - an Italian actress and former porn star
* Actias selene a species of moth

Similar names are Selina and Selena

Celene may refer to:

* Celene (Greyhawk), a nation in the fictional World of Greyhawk
* Celene (Kule), a moon of the fictional planet Oerth

Similar names are Celina and Celine

nigger said...

Falkenberg Municipality (Falkenbergs kommun) is a municipality in Halland County on the Swedish west coast. The town Falkenberg is the municipal seat.

The municipality was created in 1971 when the City of Falkenberg was amalgamated with six rural municipalities (themselves formed by the 1952 local government reform) and part of a seventh. There are 24 original entities within the area.

Today, Falkenberg holds a strong position in the food and beverage industry with companies such as Arla Foods, Carlsberg and SIA Glass having plants in the city. In the inland Gekås, a major department store draws visitors from all over the country. Falkenberg is also a tourist city, mainly for its many beaches.

The Right Party was the major party until 1931, when the Social Democratic Party gained that position. With the exception of the 1946 election the social democrats won a majority of the seats from 1938 until 1966. Falkenberg has remained a stronghold for the social democrats even after the municipal reform in the early 1970s. The municipality has, however, been run by the centre-right, except for 1994-1998.

nigger said...

Frequency response is the measure of any system's spectrum response at the output to a signal of varying frequency (but constant amplitude) at its input. In the audible range it is usually referred to in connection with electronic amplifiers, microphones and loudspeakers. Radio spectrum frequency response can refer to measurements of coaxial cables, category cables, video switchers and wireless communications devices. Subsonic frequency response measurements can include earthquakes and electroencephalography (brain waves).
Frequency response of a low pass filter with 6 dB per octave or 20 dB per decade
Frequency response of a low pass filter with 6 dB per octave or 20 dB per decade

The frequency response is typically characterized by the magnitude of the system's response, measured in dB, and the phase, measured in radians, versus frequency. The frequency response of a system can be measured by applying a test signal, for example:

* applying an impulse to the system and measuring its response (see impulse response)
* sweeping a constant-amplitude pure tone through the bandwidth of interest and measuring the output level and phase shift relative to the input
* applying a signal with a wide frequency spectrum (for example digitally-generated maximum length sequence noise, or analog filtered white noise equivalent, like pink noise), and calculating the impulse response by deconvolution of this input signal and the output signal of the system.

These typical response measurements can be plotted in two ways: by plotting the magnitude and phase measurements to obtain a Bode plot or by plotting the imaginary part of the frequency response against the real part of the frequency response to obtain a Nyquist plot.

Once a frequency response has been measured (e.g., as an impulse response), providing the system is linear and time-invariant, its characteristic can be approximated with arbitrary accuracy by a digital filter. Similarly, if a system is demonstrated to have a poor frequency response, a digital or analog filter can be applied to the signals prior to their reproduction to compensate for these deficiencies.

Frequency response measurements can be used directly to quantify system performance and design control systems. However, frequency response analysis is not suggested if the system has slow dynamics.

Frequency response curves are often used to indicate the accuracy of amplifiers and speakers for reproducing audio. As an example, a high fidelity amplifier may be said to have a frequency response of 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz ±1 dB. This means that the system amplifies all frequencies within that range within the limits quoted. 'Good frequency response' therefore does not guarantee a specific fidelity, but only indicates that a piece of equipment meets the basic frequency response requirements.

"By measuring gain and phase over a range of frequencies, the full frequency response of the system can be plotted."

nigger said...

Boldklubben Avarta is a Danish football club currently playing in the Danish 2nd Division East which ranks as the third best league in Denmark. The team was relegated from the Danish 2nd Division East following the 2005-06 season, but spent only two seasons in the Denmark Series Pool 1 before gaining promotion back in to the Danish 2nd Division East for the 2008-09 season. Avarta's home ground is Espelundens Idrætsanlæg in Rødovre, Copenhagen, which has a capacity of 6,000.