Bob Eisenman

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  1. You and a lot of others I'm sure. There is a tutorial for 'dynamic breasts' that this shape of a female might be most appropriate. https://youtu.be/k5TeXW11TUw Fret not 'BlendSwap ' has a collection. It (the render) looks better here than on 'discord'. Conservative minded animators leave the middle torso below the clothing out completely. What happened in Manchester, UK? Recent news.
  2. Andrew Price, the Blender Guru , posted a hair rendering tutorial using 'Sintel' as the mesh model. His tutorials (lighting and hair) plus another unrelated tutorial on 'cloth sewing' was used to improve my own mesh models look (by adding clothing). My arms were really sweating on the day I rendered the view. Despite cool ambient temps where I live the apartment was in the 80's. With new AC I hope to sweat less when performing at home physical therapy for my shoulder that broke in March during a fall to the street on my Ninebot. The Ninebot looks about the same as before the fall that occurred. There is a method of animating a character by moving the bone armature as the audio track plays back. Repeat as needed for other 'bones' and add keyframes as needed for emphasis. It works but the motion looks somewhat loosely reactive to the music.
  3. Shoulder healing has progressed. I decided to buy a two wheeled truck, portable AC and stay cool. Physical therapy started last week.
  4. In 1975 a co-worker with my first post college employer used to talk my ear off about Ilie Nastase and his great looking legs. She was from or had relatives in Lithuania. She talked about a vacation flight she took to Lithuania (about 1974) where a woman wearing a Babushka came out to the plane to refuel it on the tarmac. I was just getting interested in playing tennis, a sport I would find myself coaching daily in another 5 years for a decade. Gut strings for the tennis racquet were the cats meow and synthetic was a second place choice. I hardly followed the tennis world at that time but sensed the attraction she had for the playing style and body style of tennis great Ilie Nastase, despite his seeming 'foreign persona'. When I started coaching tennis, a sport which I haven't really played much since 1990, it became important to instruct the sport. At the time there was the 'eastern' and 'western' grip. Dual handed anything didn't really exist in 1980. A recent Google search reveals several new grips 1-continental 2-eastern 3-semi-western 4-Western 5-full Western 6-backhand 7-two handed backhand A recent news story about Ilie Nastase says that this year he will not be invited to the 2017 Wimbledon 'Royal Box'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2017/05/04/ilie-nastase-calls-wimbledon-royal-box-ban-small-minded/ I played tennis with some older guys when I was younger (1989s) and now I'm one of them. It must be tough for a champ like Nastase to be banned from the Royal Box at Wimbledon.
  5. Speaking of switching (topics) it was maybe 2002 when Sinnika retired. She was from Finland. Having worked 3 jobs a day over most of her life in the Boston area, she paid for her house in Roxbury. After retiring she went back to her family in Finland. The head lab director gave her a big retirement party. Sinnika , shorter woman than I, made 'media and plates' (very much needed) for people in the labs from chemical 'recipes' stored on cards or sheets of paper. When I first met Sinnika the latest Mac was but a modest cube with a screen but only in the possession of the PhDs. Several times a week she would walk into the lab and say 'you know what' and then delve into a conversation. She exchanged letters with someone young (maybe in Africa) and sent them money. She would sometimes ask to have her English phrases corrected before mailing her letter. One day she bought the game 'Pokemon' for her relatives kids. She said it was a really popular game with kids. Who knows maybe her family has recently played pokemon-go with her. It's been over ten years since she sold her house and went back to Finland. One day I was working in the lab alone. She stepped into the doorway and snapped a picture and gave me a copy. Russians, she once said, 'you can't trust them' as I described a flight sim game called ef2000 (sorry Russian readers). http://www.csoon.com/issue13/ef2000.htm Those were strong words from the meek Finnish woman who worked three jobs a day in the Boston area, when she was younger, to buy her house before her retirement caused her to sell and return to Finland. I don't know where though. The same people threw a departing party for me when I left in 2006. It was much smaller than Sinnika's party.
  6. I'd like to agree with Meep on that one.
  7. Sounds like https://www.japancentre.com/en/recipes/301-japanese-chicken-katsu-curry And a Japanese curry pick from http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/06/taste-test-japanese-curry-roux-mixes-golden-torukero-vermont-java-kokumaro.html
  8. I disagree with the notion of regenerative braking because unlike the simple electric motor bolted in place (allowing torque)to a fixed surface the EUC is a space age electronic balance between the riders weight applied to the pedals below the center of the wheel and a self balancing current applied to parts of the 'wheel motor' as determined by a logic circuit. Going uphill or downhill or level or remaining stationary requires self balancing current to the wheel via a circuit. While some riders report battery level increases while going downhill, the thought of simply reversing current through the main board to the battery seems unlikely if not hazardous.
  9. Thanks, I'll have to watch it. I haven't been a part of the sequencing scene since 2006. The core sequencing facility went private later and became Claritas Genomics (ask for Hal Schneider) http://claritasgenomics.com/ordering/tests/all https://www.linkedin.com/in/hal-schneider-6ab6722a/ I'm about as sequencing literate as using 'Mutation Surveyor or picking a PCR primer from scratch using the rules: aim for an 18 to 21 mer with about 50 % GC no more than three or four consecutive bases of the same call no hairpins end the primer on each end with a G or C to hold it down or just use a Primer3 website http://www.simgene.com/Primer3 There is an interesting isothermal amplification company parented off New England Biolabs called 'Biohelix'. Their kits use a helicase and isothermal amplification system. They weren't interested in hiring another tech in 2007.
  10. For the real deal try ($80) (Google search hit) http://www.swabtest.com
  11. Probably not in its current state (paternity and forensic ID differ) and sample prep method(mechanical shearing) but according to https://www.nature.com/articles/srep41759 "This study demonstrates proof-of-concept forensic SNP genotyping using the Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencing platform and shows the current capabilities of the system. " "All but one of the 52 loci were genotyped correctly. We identified two SNP loci that prove to be problematic to genotype robustly using nanopore sequencing." "When these loci are avoided, correct forensic genotyping using nanopore sequencing is technically feasible. " "The technique is however still subpar compared with current techniques such as capillary electrophoresis and Illumina sequencing in terms of costs, analysis time, sequence error rate, representation bias and allelic imbalance. With the ongoing improvements, nanopore sequencing may become suitable for routine use in the future." Maybe a pcr based DNA sample amplification (requires a lab, pcr primers, tech and whatever software they use to work out DNA based paternity IDs) of a common paternal genomic SNP testing region could be used. For $1000 a person a whole genome could be obtained by better methods.l
  12. Maybe this YouTube video gets closer to an answer to your question. SNP (single nucleotide polymorphisms) identification are places where your dna differs from someone else. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgtmA88XYxQ
  13. https://www.illumina.com/company/news-center/feature-articles/illumina-scales-for-growth-in-china.html "What applications are really growing right now? The first application that comes to mind is population-scale sequencing programs and services. Illumina’s HiSeq X Ten, which enabled the $1,000 genome, has been strongly adopted inside China. "
  14. Maybe if she cut her hair and took guitar lessons she would look and seem more like Jess Lewis
  15. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathleen_Rubins Dr. Rubins looks about the same as her Wikipedia photo. Paternity tests... Humm...Maybe 'ramma' would be a better source of authority.