One frustration in teaching Socrates' allegory of the cave in the last decade has been that its parallels with the movie 'The Matrix,' once indicated, tend to overwhelm the young mind with inopportune imageries, such that the original point is rather lost. Yet on the other hand, the students taught also me some new insights I did not expect, and one of those was the role of fear.
Jefferson's greatest failure may have been his inability to make education a natural right under God. Most do not realize how that failure could lead to the end of United States in this century. So here is an explanation.
This Max object provides a thumbnail of the current pitch tracking that, when clicked, opens a window for fine-tune control. The tracking may be disabled overall providing a uniform shift; or adjusted with one breakpoint with linear or adjustable curvature above and below the breakpoint.
This cycling74 Max patch generates chords from an on-screen keyboard or MIDI, with dynamic voice allocation and transposition, key, scale, and velocity remapping. When the note is turned off, the other notes in the generated chord are turned off. The number of active generated notes can be changed at any time.
There's a number of scale remappers for Max. This one is optimized for real-time performance. It prebuilds 160 pitch remap lists during load. Subsequently, only one lookup operation on the selected pitch, key, and transposition is required during performance.
Polyvoice 3 is a Max 7 object for managing polyphony. While Max has its own polyphonic management objects, there's a number of reasons you might wish to manage polyphony yourself. The first and most obvious is that you can then create a display which shows the actual playing notes. The demonstration patch shows, for example, if you click and drag across the keyboard, the older notes turn themselves off automatically. Also, you can change the maximum number of playing notes dynamically, which is even useful as a performance tool.
yTools is an integrated suite of functions in one plugin providing: targeted page caching; content SEF; smooth scross and animated back-to-top button; extended TOCs with headings, pagination, and repagination; CSS styles in Geshi code syntax highlighting; client page preload for accelerated display; image lightboxes with thumbnails; in-content video players for Youtube; enhanced microdata and metadata for Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.; and minification/prettification of the HTML output. It is designed so all the parts work together seamlessly, and you can use only those features you want in any particular site.
In STRIP mode, this tiny little plugin strips all whitespace it can from the HTML output, leaving scripts and content inside PRE tags unperturbed. In beautify mode, it pretty-prints the HTML with uniform indenting.
yView 2.0 is a lightbox and youTube video plugin with enhanced metadata and performance features, including thumbnail generation, automated image deferred load, and metadata for Google, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, etc.
A number of Youtube viewers are available for Joomla, but all the ones I checked have the same problem. They install the entire Youtube video player and start downloading the video before the page is fully loading, causing a long hang for end users. This small script instead displays a picture of the video and puts a play button over its top. The Youtube player and video itself are not loaded until the user clicks on the link. Here is a demo.
In 1995, firearm homicides were falling dramatically. But in 1999, the direction reversed, and killings started increasing...until about 2005, when they started falling again. Best-fit curve algorithms show the direction could go either way. Is the overall trend down or up? Are there trends in components of overall firearm fatalities that illuminate the answer? What lessons can we learn from the trends for ourselves?