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Jester s- Not the Fools You May Think

A jester or fool was a type of entertainer and archetype in Medieval Europe, similar to a modern clown or comedian. With their colorful, eccentric outfits and repertoire of juggling, acrobatics and wit, jesters were a favorite of commoners and noblemen alike. Jesters were commonly travelling minstrels and acrobats, performing at village fairs and festivals. Those who were especially lucky or talented would be hired as court jesters, becoming a regular fixture of a noble or royal court. They would perform tricks, sing fables and satirize daily court life in front of the upper class. Court jesters were granted special privileges, and were allowed to speak in a way that other commoners were forbidden to. With this license to offend, court jesters served as a “voice of the people” in a culture with rigid social barriers. A court jester could openly mock and satirize their social betters without consequence, and were often favored by their lords as trusted advisors who could always speak their minds. Queen Elizabeth I is recorded as having scolding her court jester for not being harsh enough on her. A successful jester had to be skilled in both physical acts and possess a quick wit and knack for singing and storytelling. Jester performances were usually a mix of juggling, acrobatics and magic combined with fables, songs, jokes and political commentaries. There was no fixed costume for a jester, but costume usually involved loud, motley colours, bells and baubles and a hood with tr...
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WEB DESIGN USING GRID-BASED LAYOUT METHOD

With any beautiful design or structure, from architecture to painting, there lies beneath it a grid-based layout from which these creations were originally derived. It is, in essence, the unseen mathematical component of all design that, for many web designers, has become standard in the pursuit for the perfect web design. To understand what a grid-based layout for web design is, we first need to understand why it is referred to as “grid-based.” A grid is a structure consisting of intersecting straight vertical and horizontal guidelines that are made up of margins, flow-lines, columns, rows, gutters, modules, and spatial zones. This potentially complex composition provides the perfect structural base that allows a web designer to create graphic elements from, or to organise content within. It is this reason that grid-based layout is used in web design. By using grids in the website design a sense of uniformed structure is achieved for the overall website, this helps achieve better usability for website visitors as they are able to navigate and engage with the website much easily than if the content was simply thrown together without structure. Another reason grid-based layouts are used is efficiency. By designing to a grid, the actual design process is simplified because design guidelines are already in place, therefore making it easier to decide on design elements, such as width and height. When using grid-based layouts in our web design, we can either create our own grid, o...
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Forensic Analysis Developments

Mirroring the rapid evolution and ubiquity of technology over the last few decades, advances in technology has made sizeable contributions to the field of forensics. These manifest themselves not as entirely original technologies, but innovations in existing technologies in order to increase effectiveness and reduce costs. Some of these advances include: Automated Sniffer Dogs Police dogs such as bloodhounds are a legendary image of policework and forensics, and their ability to identify and track scents have made them invaluable police assets for decades. They are especially useful in the location and identification of cadavers. However they may soon become anachronistic, as Agile Technologies has developed a device that serves the same function with much more accurate readings. The Light-weight Analyzer for Buried Remains and Decomposition Odor Recognition, or LABRADOR for short, is an apparatus made up of 12 sensors that can identify 30 classes of chemicals that are emitted by decaying bodies. Using the visual display, the LABRADOR can identify bodies with a higher accuracy than dogs can, which can be misled by false readings by air and water movement. Operated like a metal detector, a LABRADOR can find a body buried in a 40 acre field to an accuracy of 15 metres. This drastically reduces the time and labour required to locate missing bodies, and removes the cost of raising and caring for specialized police dogs. Fluorescent Fingerprint Enhancement Forensic investigation o...
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Buy local timber to avoid trouble: it works best, looks great and lasts longer

Have you ever stood on a timber deck and been concerned for your safety? Following a spate of “deck disasters” a group of Queensland timber merchants are encouraging consumers to use locally grown and manufactured building materials instead of imported products of dubious quality and origin. The Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network says builders and DIYers often receive bad advice, being told a timber species is suitable for certain applications when it’s not and sometimes sold a dodgy product. Spokesperson for the Network Rod McInnes said Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network members sell fit for purpose and true to label timber products grown and processed in Queensland from legally sourced logs grown in well managed forests. “This timber meets our high Australian standards so you can be confident that it will deliver the best performance,” said Rod McInnes. “Using Queensland grown timber also removes any risk of not complying with the Federal Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation that started in 2014,” he said “Consumers can rest assured that they’ve bought the right product for the job when the Accredited Queensland Timber Product logo is featured on the packaging.” Responding to a market need for practical advice all Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network staff receive training on the latest building regulations and technical aspects of timber application and use from Australia’s leading timber experts. “So you get the right product, the right a...
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History and splendor of a villa in Seminyak, Indonesia

Seminyak has risen from being a poor fishing village to a highly sought after place by the rich and sophisticated crowd. It offers modern spas, great bars and restaurants but to find a villa in Seminyak is the real deal. This up market secluded town is the best place to be if you have some cash to burn. Attractions of Seminyak The temples 1. Pura petitenget   It is a beautiful Balinese temple that forms one of the six temples on the coastline of Bali. It is famous for its spectacular adrenaline filled beach ceremonies. The temple has been here since the 16th century and links to other temples on the west coast. 2. The Tanah Lot Temple It is stunning especially at sun set when the sun illuminates on it to form a glorious scene. If you want a perfect picture complete with tradition and natural wonder then visit this temple. Seminyak beach Situated in north of the Legian Beach it is a stunning white sandy beach. Seminyak beach is quite and less crowded than its neighbors making it ideal for those who want to sun bathe, swim or surf in seclusion. It is surrounded by great hotels and bars, spas, shopping centers and malls. Activities 1. Scuba diving   Whether you are a beginner or an advanced scuba diver there is a place for you to do that in Bali. Also if you want to learn there is a world class trainer who can be found in the area. Diving in Bali gives you the best value for money. The snorkel dive in Tulamben is amazing there is a lot of marine life to see and the ...
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The Benefits of Hiring a Building Inspector Brisbane

Purchasing a house is one of the biggest financial investments that most people make in their entire life. However, buying a house is not an easy thing for anyone to do. This is particularly true for homebuyers who are making their first purchase or those who are not prepared. Having a professional home inspection will significantly lessen the risk involved in purchasing a home. Provided below are the benefits of hiring an outstanding building inspector Brisbane residents trust. Save money Even though a building inspection will cost you money, one should never miss an additional expense. This is because it will help the buyer to save cash in the end. This is because you will know the true value of the house that you are purchasing. This can come in handy as you can negotiate the price of the house with the seller depending on whether there are repairs to be made or not. Save on time Hiring an inspector will save you lots of time. This is because a building inspector will help you to identify any problems that the house may have before you buy it. This way, you will not spend your time negotiating for a faulty house, as you will have adequate time to look for other buying options. A worthy investment A professional home inspector will help you to define the structure of the building you want to purchase. This is because these professionals have been trained to properly inspect any type of building. Therefore, he/she will easily spot all the shortcomings that were made by a par...
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