Futurism
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South China Morning Post
8 hours
It can take most people a decade or two to realise what theyre good at, but virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine found her calling a little earlier. I first heard the violin when I was three there were some schoolgirls playing in a church, and I was absolutely intrigued by the sound of the instrument, says Pine, by telephone from Chicago, where shes based. I begged my parents for lessons, and luckily there was a violin teacher in the neighbourhood. I...
South China Morning Post
10 hours
It can take most people a decade or two to realise what theyre good at, but virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine found her calling a little earlier. I first heard the violin when I was three there were some schoolgirls playing in a church, and I was absolutely intrigued by the sound of the instrument, says Pine, by telephone from Chicago, where shes based. I begged my parents for lessons, and luckily there was a violin teacher in the neighbourhood. I...
Autocar
18 hours
Our Golf goes in for its first service after reaching 18,000 miles, just after some warning lights pinged up on the dash Our Volkswagen Golf 's schedule is set to ‘long lifemode, and a warning indicator diligently popped up on the dashboard 300 miles before the first service was due at 18,000 miles. Then the tyre pressure warning indicator pinged up on the instrument panel a couple of days before the service and the ECU light joined it as I drove to Volkswagen Twickenham, so I mentioned them both while dropping the car off. Although the service seemed relatively pricey at just over £200 for an oil and filter change, it included an Express Visual Check, which gave me a written report on how much tread was left on the tyres and how worn the brake pads were. As someone with a busy life, I appreciated having these checks done for me. My mentions of the warning lights were heeded, too.
The Sun Daily
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Ars Technica UK
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Juno's highly elliptical orbit also takes it over both poles, allowing them to be imaged in greater detail than ever before. And every instrument on the probe managed to capture some data. Read 13 remaining paragraphs | Comments
BMW Blog
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In a world first, the face of this singular Rolls-Royce clock is also handmade of the thinnest Macassar veneer, visually embedding the clock into the fascia. The delicacy of this particular piece of veneer allows for its rear illumination to pass through to show the hour marks, meaning the only physical elements on the clock are its hands that are precision machined from titanium. This use of titanium then extends to the faces, numbers and hands on all three hand-assembled instrument dials. Two final surprise and delight features have been secreted inside ‘Sweptail’ to the stringent standards of the client. Concealed in the outboard walls on either side of the motor car, behind the opening of the coach doors, are two identical panniers. Each pannier, when activated, deploys forward to present the owner’s bespoke made attaché case which has been carefully packaged to exactly house his personal laptop device.
BMW Blog
2 days
In a world first, the face of this singular Rolls-Royce clock is also handmade of the thinnest Macassar veneer, visually embedding the clock into the fascia. The delicacy of this particular piece of veneer allows for its rear illumination to pass through to show the hour marks, meaning the only physical elements on the clock are its hands that are precision machined from titanium. This use of titanium then extends to the faces, numbers and hands on all three hand-assembled instrument dials. Two final surprise and delight features have been secreted inside ‘Sweptail’ to the stringent standards of the client. Concealed in the outboard walls on either side of the motor car, behind the opening of the coach doors, are two identical panniers. Each pannier, when activated, deploys forward to present the owner’s bespoke made attaché case which has been carefully packaged to exactly house his personal laptop device.
Liverpool Echo
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Politico
2 days
Even though he won a favorable outcome in court , Balistreri remained saddled with debts four years later. Enter the National Rifle Association. Stories like Balistreri’s have motivated some gun owners to purchase insurance policies that could cushion their financial burden in the event that they shoot someone. Such policies have been available for years, but last month the NRA announced a new insurance product, Carry Guard, which they marketed to their millions of members online and at their annual meeting in Atlanta. The idea of firearms liability insurance has been previously championed by gun safety advocates on the left, who envisioned insurance as an instrument of public safety that could encourage safer guns and safer behavior. As implemented by the NRA, though, firearms liability insurance has a different function—to insulate gun owners from the expense and other possible consequences of a shooting.
Autocar
2 days
The rear of the car is tapered with a raked stern, a design nod intended to evoke racing yachts. The rear brake light is housed in a ‘bullet-tip’. At the side, the bodywork has been designed to wrap under the car with no visible boundary, which is designed to mimic the hull of a yacht. The most notable exterior feature is the large panoramic glass roof, which Rolls-Royce says is one of the largest and most complex ever produced for a car. Inside the Rolls-Royce Sweptail The interior is Sweptail was designed to be clean and minimalist. The customer chose a two-seater, according to Rolls-Royce, to exude “the romance of travel for its own sake”, and place the car “in the grand pantheon of the world’s great intercontinental tourers.” Rolls-Royce has kept controls to a minimum on the dashboard, with only control on the dashboard. The clock is embedded into the fascia, with the hour marks for that, along with the faces, numbers and hands on the instrument dials, machined from titanium.
BBC News 24
3 days
in exchange for bonds for shares in it. What's a bond? It's a debt instrument. It's borrowing. The bond is a government bond which would be serviced.
The Economic Times
3 days
Bitcoin may boost black money, terror finance: PanelMPs also cautioned FinMin against any move to legalise Bitcoin and wanted the government to look into the vulnerability of this instrument.
France 24
3 days
For star trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, famed for his award-winning film soundtracks and jazz-inspired mixing of eastern and western sounds, improvisation is "a way of life". "Improvisation is a discipline that people don't understand well," the Franco-Lebanese musician, who has played with Sting and Elvis Costello among others, told AFP. "For me it symbolises and sums up perfectly the best way to live, alongside each other," he said during a trip to Lebanon to prepare for a July concert at a festival in Baalbek. "To succeed in communicating with each other we must listen to each other and have empathy with others, despite the differences." The 36-year-old, born in Lebanon, fled with his parents -- both musicians -- during the country's 15-year-civil war and settled in France. He plays a four-pistoned instrument invented by his trumpeter father in the 1960s, as well playing the piano, composing and teaching.
Autocar
3 days
It also gets gold-plated heat shielding in the engine bay, and the charge coolers have been tweaked to be more efficient at higher temperatures. The P1 LM is 60kg lighter than the P1 GTR thanks to a number of weight-saving measures. The exhaust headers and catalytic convertor pipes are made from Inconel, saving 4.5kg, and race parts like the air jack system have been removed and lightweight seats from the F1 GTR are used. Other alterations include fully exposed carbonfibre for the roof and additional panels, as well as improved aerodynamics from a modified rear wing, a front splitter and dive planes that, Lanzante claims, increase downforce over the P1 GTR by 40%. Inside, the car gets exposed carbonfibre for the dashboard, instrument cowl, seat backs, roof, centre console and even floor mats. Air-con comes as standard. Just one grey experimental prototype has been produced so far.
BMW Blog
3 days
It keeps the rider connected while riding, thereby expanding his mobile world by providing him with new opportunities. Among other things, the Concept vehicle knows what’s in the rider’s calendar and therefore his next destinations. As a result it can plan the fastest or most scenic route and even select the most suitable music if required. The focus is also on being able to enjoy the riding experience without any distractions. The classic instrument cluster has been dropped. Instead speed, navigation and battery information is projected onto the windshield directly into the rider’s field of vision. Secondary information is displayed on the large-surface panel, which matches the design perfectly and is located below the handlebars. The panel enables a large number of possible ways of interacting with the outside world and for communicating with other vehicles.
BoingBoing
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Glastonbury Festival
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BBC Radio Wales
4 days
cars as grilling with not know what that stupid being bitten as soon as I realise oh this is serious I'll tell you to translate that kind of a word that know where your fat around will you for your life so we did not know I'll wait to go and everything that I went there was no time for caring in the instrument or anything so we'll Soi instrument so it was a really kind of emotional but I'm sure the best way now is to take the positive way of embrace life is it is we are here to win and to lose you never win all the time but in fact that our negative vs positive yeah.
China Daily
4 days
Do you know what a pangolin is? An instrument, guessed one friend. Term for a baby panda, perhaps? A tropical fruit grown in Indonesia, was another oddly specific response.
BBC Radio Wales
4 days
Ansell retailers have been essentially trying to provide continuous my Internet access by having Wi-Fi now there's Wi-Fi is is is fantastic instrument for them to essentially get access to the sharpest trajectory as a walk around in his moles that give them a tremendous amount of information about dinner with their shopping preferences like what the brand preferences like in a water consumer spending habits like and so on so I go into a ball I don't tell anybody that I'm there except that because my location is constantly revealed by myself phone I can be tracked and that amounts to valuable data that is huge um and I think that's a nice appointment from you to mention that you know when to use the word tracker generally has a negative connotation.
BMW Blog
4 days
Inside is the more interesting bit of the video, though. We get to see the controls up close and see the swarovski glass-covered iDrive rotary dial and new shift lever. These are actually exciting pieces as they are the first new variants of each for BMW in awhile. I also like the starter button by the shift lever, it looks sportier and more premium. We also get to see the fully-digital instrument display, which is a BMW first. It's very similar to Audi's Virtual Cockpit in design, as it fills the shape of the housing, rather than just being a tacked on screen like in a Mercedes-Benz. However, its capabilities are impressive and its graphics are crisp. But the best part of the video, without a doubt, is the part where we get to hear the exhaust note. It's incredibly deep and burbly. It has a hairy-chested growl followed by bassy barks that make it sound powerful.
Ars Technica
4 days
That's about the same distance as that from the cloud tops to the core of the planet. Juno's highly elliptical orbit also takes it over both poles, allowing them to be imaged in greater detail than ever before. And every instrument on the probe managed to capture some data. Read 12 remaining paragraphs | Comments
BMW Blog
4 days
These aren't your granddad's luxurious leather thrones, but the seats of a high-end sports car. The new steering wheel features three hand-polished aluminum spokes with the rim wrapped in alcantara and red shift paddles. There are also little red paddles on the steering wheel of the upcoming BMW M5 , so we hope this is something BMW continues on its sportier cars as it adds a nice little pop. The center console beautifully flows up to the instrument panel, which is fully digital, in a similar vein as the recently-departed 6 Series Coupe. That was the 6er's best interior quality and we're glad some semblance of that still remains in the 8 Series. The center console also flows upward to house the iDrive screen, which looks like it could be production ready right now. The flowing carbon fiber, aluminum and piano black trim all look great. What's also interesting is the completely new shift-lever, which is small and sporty looking, far superior to the funny looking wedge of modern BMWs.