Monday, December 28, 2015

short story slam week 35, and sunday whiligig

Whirligig 39

a mother bears a child
the world screams aloud
cherry trees bloom in snow
woodlands sprout green bough
never know why
not sure how
the springs flow outside my bedroom
with seventy wearing sharp brow
please not assume a complete suspension
also do stop, and admire the spring
and the frozen field in between
there is wish
there is dream
the tie from parents to children
the bow under a prideful man
joy to jenna hager
bless the small thing who vows to be unique

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the arkansas city of Ks and the newkirk herald journal writers

just listing:

Scott Cloud
Jason Orr
Joe Anderson
Larry Klumpp
Julia Peri
Michaela Bascue
Daniel Fenn
Madison Eubank
Nancy Langdale
Dave Phipps
Gary Kopervas
Emily Elliott
Kori Walters
Sheridan Luis
Jenna Barr
Jill Traveler Hunter
Kevin Slimp
Jordan Day
Robert Ladell Ball
Cathy Oller
Dan Jurkovich
Jim Mitchell
Marcy Sugar
Sam Brownback
Matt Bergles
Rob Peters
Jack Bowker
Peter Constantin
Sarah Constantin
Hannah Constantin
Brad Henry
Julio Ottino
Bertrand Ottino-Loffler
Jolou Trujillo-Ottino
Avis Trujillo
Jason Grife
Emily Sttatton
Patricia Goettel
Frank Huang
Nathan Greenwood
Ann Hargis
Burns Hargis
Mimi Schapiro
Julie Cohen
Eric Wu
Wenjia Xu
Anne Wojcicki
Lucinda Southworth
George Wilson
Bob Wood
Tom Steed
Larry Gosney
Scott Leming
Scott Pippen
Amy Storm

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Yunnan University, 云南大学, Min Wang, Moonie Peng, Yuewan Peng


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yunnan University
Yunnan University logo.png
Motto 自尊 致知 正义 力行[1]
Motto in English
Perfection in Moral Integrity, Excellence in Scholarly Attainments, and Greatness in Career Pursuits[citation needed]
Established December 1922
Type Public
President Prof. He Tianchun
Administrative staff
Students 31,141[2]
Undergraduates 16.330[2][1]
Postgraduates 14.811[2][2]
Location Kunming, Yunnan,  People's Republic of China
Campus Urban
Nickname Yunda
Affiliations Project 211, GMSARN
"Spirit" of Yunnan University[3]
Yunnan University (Chinese: 云南大学; pinyin: Yúnnán dàxué) is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in Yunnan province, China. Its main campuses are located in the provincial capital city of Kunming. It has been developed into the only "National Key University" in Yunnan province, having trained over 17,000 specialist professionals in various fields.
Founded in December 1922, Yunnan University started to enroll in April 1923. It began as a privately run institution called the "University of the Eastern Land" and its name has changed six times since then. Currently, Yunnan University is one of the "Project 211" universities in China authorized by the central government to be specially developed. Yunnan University has also been included on the list of the key national universities for the "China Western Development" program.
Yunnan University Science Park (YNUSP) was established as an experimental site of University Science Park in 1999 and was awarded the status of national university science park in May 2001. The Park is supported by Yunnan University, Kunming University of Science & Technology and Yunnan Normal University.


Yunnan University was founded in December 1922 by General Tang Jiyao, the warlord who controlled Yunnan province in the 1920s. The University began to enroll students on April 20, 1923. It started as the privately run "Dong Lu University" (Dong Lu means "Eastern Road" or "Eastern Land"). The name has changed six times in the past 80 years, but the present name dates from 1934. It is known locally as "Yunda". Following typical abbreviations for Chinese universities, "Yun" is an abbreviation of "Yunnan" and "da" is an abbreviation of daxue, the Chinese word for "university".
Yunnan University became famous during World War II. Since Kunming was not directly involved in the fighting, a great many excellent Chinese scholars, in particular from Beijing and Nanjing, many of these with PhDs from well-known American universities, retreated from the northern war zone. Most of them taught at a newly created National Southwestern Associated University (also called "Lianda"). Several of them, however, for various reasons, ended up teaching at Yunnan University. There they found a distinct French influence. The president of Yunnan University had a PhD from the Sorbonne. The university also had an active language training program in French, which has continued to this day.
From 1937 through to 1947, the noted mathematician Professor Xiong Qinglai was invited to become the President of Yunnan University, under whose leadership Yunnan University was restructured along the same academic model as Tsinghua University. A cluster of famous scholars, such as Fei Xiaotong, Chu Tunan, Chen Xingshen, Hua Luogen, Yan Jici, Feng Youlan, Lü Shuxiang came to teach at Yunnan University, and thus gradually turned the institution into a general university that had exerted a certain degree of academic influence at home and abroad. In 1946, Yunnan University had five faculties and 18 academic departments, and was included in the Concise Encyclopædia Britannica as one of the fifteen most prestigious universities in China.
During the early 1950s, the government began reforming the Chinese education system which had affected every university. Most departments were weeded out, and by 1958, there were only two faculties and six academic departments left in Yunnan University. Again like all other Chinese universities, Yunnan experienced a difficult period from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s due to events such as the Cultural Revolution. However, the situation improved remarkably thereafter when the reform era began in the late 1970s.
According to his confession, biochemistry student Ma Jiajue killed his four roommates between February 13 and 15 in 2004. On February 23 of that year, the bodies were discovered.[4] The Intermediate People's Court of Kunming sentenced Ma Jiajue to death. On Thursday June 17, 2004, Ma Jiajue was executed.[5]


Yunnan University is situated in the city of Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan noted for its mild climate. The university occupies an area of 426,669 sq m, of which 350,000 sq m are built up with teaching, library and research facilities. Its main campus faces the Green Lake Park, a winter haunt for the Siberian black-headed gull. The campus is covered with the green shade of ginkgo and is surrounded by stretches of cherry and plum trees. The university is also next to the Yuantong Hill, a zoological park known for its rare animal and bird species.


Yunnan University has now developed into a National Key University with a large group of academic professionals offering courses covered by a comprehensive curricula in the fields of the liberal arts, law, science, technology, economics, and management.
Students studying on the campus of Yunnan University have reached 19,872, of whom 9,919 are full-time undergraduates, 2,853 are postgraduates (94 are studying for their doctorate, 684 are studying for their master's, 1,842 are studying advanced postgraduate courses, 170 are studying for their degrees in the specialist law programs, and 63 are studying for their degrees in the advanced class for teaching), and 7,100 are students under night-class and correspondence programs.

Faculty and staff

Yunnan University retains a faculty and working staff of 2,372 persons, and among them 1,981 persons are the specialized professionals. 222 persons are full professors, 409 are associate professors, and 987 are full-time instructors. 683 instructors have an obtained a doctorate or master's degree.

Academic departments

Yunnan University currently has the following schools, colleges and institutes under its administration:
  • School at Dianchi
  • School of Economy
  • School of Adult Education
  • School of Humanity and Liberal Arts
  • School of Life Science and Chemistry
  • School of Information
  • School of Science
  • Institute for Development Research
  • School of Occupational Technology
  • School of Law
  • School of Public Management
  • School of Business Administration and Tourism Management
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • International College of Modern Design Arts
  • School of Medicine
  • School of International Relations
  • School of International Cultures
  • School of Tourism and Culture (at Lijiang)
  • School of Software Engineering
In these schools, colleges and institutes there are more than 30 teaching departments and divisions that offer 65 major fields of study for the four-year programs for undergraduates to obtain baccalaureates.
Additionally, Yunnan University also has 16 centers for research and development, 25 research institutes, ten research offices, and four teaching-oriented service centers.
In the above-described major fields of study, History, Biology, Mathematical Science are established for the purpose of training teaching and research professionals at the national level (and Yunnan University is applying to the Ministry of Education for its approval to set up a state-level experimental base for the comprehensive quality training in liberal arts.) Yunnan University also has established a state-level base for training professional teachers.
Among its disciplinary branches, Yunnan University has two key state-level disciplinary groups under the current construction, sixteen key provincial-level disciplines, four doctorate degree conferring points, one post-doctorate-degree-related mobile station, forty-eight master's degree conferring points, three specialized degree (law, occupational education and MBA) conferring points, one state-level center for new product research and development, and one key laboratory of the Ministry of Education.


Due to the limited ability to expand in the center of the city, the university has recently developed a second main campus at Chenggong, roughly a 45-minute bus or subway ride from its original campus. Its first year of operation was the 2010-2011 academic year, though the campus has expanded considerably since then.
Undergraduates were transferred to the new campus one year at a time. All have now been moved out to the new campus. It is a much larger campus than its counterpart at Green Lake, which is being retained as the focus of graduate study.

Monday, November 30, 2015

T is for Texas Roadhouse and Torrey Pines Beach

Bluebell Books Twitter Club!

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T is for Texas Road house and Torrey Pines Beach

after halloween,
we land on thanksgiving 
life is heaven

when we take a vacation
and visit Texas Road House from Perkins,
also do sight seeing from Torrey Pines beach

the day is blue
when big ocean waves splash the shore
and remove those sands prints to invisible door

family meals by four
and thanksgiving night by pacific floor
do you think that you agree with Del Mar Al Gore

the sky is blue
when icy snow hits OKlahoma city roads,
and American airline conceals its flights

until next morning 6:30am,
and Tom, Jim, and Gina decide to reside Los Angeles
and obtain support from Concourse HYatt

that's not for all
until Cafe Bakery, Hudson Bookstores give us news
and Sammy's pizza warms us 

cold feet hit
when we open our Celia street door, discovering Black Lawrrence
and have a book to study poetry enterprise. 

today, tomorrow, typos,
all t words push us to freshens and pizza hut,
and sherri decides next valentine prize

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Blue Monday - Family Meal

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

short story slam week 32, ABC Wednesday: Q is for quiz

  short story slam week 32: how about stories or experiences unexpected?


Q is for quiz questions of college algebra

{palm, figures, nails, hands, thumb, index figure,...}, 
that is a set of words defining math concept, SET,
{1, 2, 3, ...x, y, z), finite set,
{paper, pen, pencil sharpener, notebook, computer...}, infinite set
A={1, 3, 5, 7}
B={7, 3, 5, 1}
we conclude A=B, as a finite set of numbers,
If A={1, 2, 3}, B={3}, then B is included in A, B is a subset of A
if A={ }, then A is empty,
if A is the nations at north pole, than A is also empty,
empty set is a subset to itself, and to all finite or infinite set,
and we say the order of a set is the number of objects in it, A={5, 3, 9} has order 3.
math is hard,
math is cool,
when you study math and set,
you know the answers and the quiz question is: what is set? finite set? subset? empty set?

or what is the order of the set?

the set of shoes, socks, pants, which is finite here?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


When it comes to the word V,
We often think of vines, vivid imagery, or victory,
Today I consider V as a physical term,
V is for Velocity,
This implies the ratio between displacement and time taken
When you sit at a figure skating game,
You see ice, 
You see figure 8,
You see jumping bodies,
But you feel grand to see V in people’s faces.
V is such a special letter to begin with,
The Velocity in a sport’s feet is vital,
The blood running through that being also has impacts on Veins
And it indeed says something individual:
V is for nerve, expertise, speed, horizontal
And vertical movements intertwined with skills.
V is in the force your feet step on gas petals,
V is in the thoughts your brain generates under specific circumstances,
V is the answers you write on exam papers,
V is the dreams you unintentionally launch in your sleep,
V is the pace you radiate your energy toward outer space.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015



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Monday, September 7, 2015

reall verdun

The group teased and baaed like sheep,
toying with the weekend
to the flashing cliff,
A shaved dog with a suitcase followed behind.
Bodies dived down bitterish daydreams,
Limitless confusion, some groaned for
years about sins that's hurtful,
Perhaps hope hid in acid rain.
The July vacation, under floods of loss,
Friendship halts under foolish clouds,
I fear of nothing penitent, no crime,
You're the first and only contradiction, glittering death.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Heidi Hankins (Haidi Han Jin si)

Heidi Hankins: Mensa girl with IQ of 159 set for first watercolour art exhibition aged FIVE

Brainy Heidi won global fame last year as one of the youngest to join Mensa with an IQ almost as high as Stephen Hawking

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Apple Inc.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the technology company. For other companies named "Apple", see Apple (disambiguation).
Coordinates: 37.33182°N 122.03118°W
Apple Inc.
Traded as
Founded Cupertino, California, U.S.
(April 1, 1976; 39 years ago)
Headquarters Apple Campus, Cupertino, California, U.S.
Number of locations
453 Apple retail stores in 16 countries (March 2015)[1]
Area served
Key people
Revenue Increase US$ 182.795 billion (2014)[3]
Increase US$ 52.503 billion (2014)[3]
Increase US$ 39.510 billion (2014)[3]
Total assets Increase US$ 231.839 billion (2014)[3]
Total equity Decrease US$ 111.547 billion (2014)[3]
Number of employees
98,000 (2014)[4]
Apple Inc. (commonly known as Apple) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, online services, and personal computers. Its best-known hardware products are the Mac line of computers, the iPod media player, the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, and the Apple Watch smartwatch. Its online services include iCloud, the iTunes Store, and the App Store. Apple's consumer software includes the OS X and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media browser, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites.
Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976, to develop and sell personal computers.[5] It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. on January 3, 1977, and was renamed as Apple Inc. on January 9, 2007, to reflect its shifted focus towards consumer electronics. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 19, 2015.[6]
Apple is the world's second-largest information technology company by revenue after Samsung Electronics, world's largest technology company by Total Assets and the world's third-largest mobile phone maker. On November 25, 2014, in addition to being the largest publicly traded corporation in the world by market capitalization, Apple became the first U.S. company to be valued at over $700 billion.[7] As of March 2015, Apple employs 98,000 permanent full-time employees,[4] maintains 453 retail stores in sixteen countries,[1] and operates the online Apple Store and iTunes Store, the latter of which is the world's largest music retailer.
Apple's worldwide annual revenue in 2014 totaled US$182 billion (FY end October 2014[8]). Apple enjoys a high level of brand loyalty and, according to the 2014 edition of the Interbrand Best Global Brands report, is the world's most valuable brand with a valuation of $118.9 billion.[9] By the end of 2014, the corporation continued to manage significant criticism regarding the labor practices of its contractors, as well as for its environmental and business practices, including the origins of source materials.


Main article: History of Apple Inc.

1976–84: Founding and incorporation

Home of Paul and Clara Jobs, on Crist Drive in Los Altos, California.
Home of Paul and Clara Jobs, on Crist Drive in Los Altos, California. Steve Jobs formed Apple Computer in its garage with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976.
The Apple I, Apple's first product, was sold as an assembled circuit board and lacked basic features such as a keyboard, monitor, and case. The owner of this unit added a keyboard and a wooden case.
Apple was established on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne[10][11] to sell the Apple I personal computer kit. The Apple I kits were computers single handedly designed and hand-built by Wozniak[12][13] and first shown to the public at the Homebrew Computer Club.[14] The Apple I was sold as a motherboard (with CPU, RAM, and basic textual-video chips), which was less than what is now considered a complete personal computer.[15] The Apple I went on sale in July 1976 and was market-priced at $666.66 ($2,763 in 2015 dollars, adjusted for inflation).[16][17][18][19][20][21]
Apple was incorporated January 3, 1977,[22] without Wayne, who sold his share of the company back to Jobs and Wozniak for $800.[11] Multimillionaire Mike Markkula provided essential business expertise and funding of $250,000 during the incorporation of Apple.[23][24] During the first five years of operations, revenues doubled every four months, an average growth rate of 700%.[citation needed]
The Apple II, also invented by Wozniak, was introduced on April 16, 1977, at the first West Coast Computer Faire. It differed from its major rivals, the TRS-80 and Commodore PET, because of its character cell-based color graphics and open architecture. While early Apple II models used ordinary cassette tapes as storage devices, they were superseded by the introduction of a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk drive and interface called the Disk II.[25] The Apple II was chosen to be the desktop platform for the first "killer app" of the business world: VisiCalc, a spreadsheet program.[26] VisiCalc created a business market for the Apple II and gave home users an additional reason to buy an Apple II: compatibility with the office.[26] Before VisiCalc, Apple had been a distant third place competitor to Commodore and Tandy.[27][28]
By the end of the 1970s, Apple had a staff of computer designers and a production line. The company introduced the Apple III in May 1980 in an attempt to compete with IBM and Microsoft in the business and corporate computing market.[29] Jobs and several Apple employees, including Jef Raskin, visited Xerox PARC in December 1979 to see the Xerox Alto. Xerox granted Apple engineers three days of access to the PARC facilities in return for the option to buy 100,000 shares (800,000 split-adjusted shares) of Apple at the pre-IPO price of $10 a share.[30]
Jobs was immediately convinced that all future computers would use a graphical user interface (GUI), and development of a GUI began for the Apple Lisa.[31] In 1982, however, he was pushed from the Lisa team due to infighting. Jobs took over Jef Raskin's low-cost-computer project, the Macintosh. A race broke out between the Lisa team and the Macintosh team over which product would ship first. Lisa won the race in 1983 and became the first personal computer sold to the public with a GUI, but was a commercial failure due to its high price tag and limited software titles.[32]
On December 12, 1980, Apple went public at $22 per share,[33] generating more capital than any IPO since Ford Motor Company in 1956 and instantly creating more millionaires (about 300) than any company in history.[34]

1984–91: Success with Macintosh

The first Macintosh, released in 1984
Apple's "1984" television ad, set in a dystopian future modeled after the George Orwell novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, set the tone for the introduction of the Macintosh.
In 1984, Apple launched the Macintosh, the first personal computer to be sold without a programming language at all.[35] Its debut was signified by "1984", a $1.5 million television commercial directed by Ridley Scott that aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984.[36] The commercial is now hailed as a watershed event for Apple's success[37] and a "masterpiece".[38][39]
The Macintosh initially sold well, but follow-up sales were not strong[40] due to its high price and limited range of software titles. The machine's fortunes changed with the introduction of the LaserWriter, the first PostScript laser printer to be sold at a reasonable price, and PageMaker, an early desktop publishing package. It has been suggested that the combination of these three products were responsible for the creation of the desktop publishing market.[41] The Macintosh was particularly powerful in the desktop publishing market due to its advanced graphics capabilities, which had necessarily been built in to create the intuitive Macintosh GUI.
In 1985, a power struggle developed between Jobs and CEO John Sculley, who had been hired two years earlier.[42] The Apple board of directors instructed Sculley to "contain" Jobs and limit his ability to launch expensive forays into untested products. Rather than submit to Sculley's direction, Jobs attempted to oust him from his leadership role at Apple. Sculley found out that Jobs had been attempting to organize a coup and called a board meeting at which Apple's board of directors sided with Sculley and removed Jobs from his managerial duties.[40] Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT Inc. the same year.[43]
After Jobs' departure, the Macintosh product line underwent a steady change of focus to higher price points, the so-called "high-right policy" named for the position on a chart of price vs. profits. Jobs had argued the company should produce products aimed at the consumer market and aimed for a $1000 price for the Macintosh, which they were unable to meet. Newer models selling at higher price points offered higher profit margin, and appeared to have no effect on total sales as power users snapped up every increase in power. Although some worried about pricing themselves out of the market, the high-right policy was in full force by the mid-1980s, notably due to Jean-Louis Gassée's mantra of "fifty-five or die", referring to the 55% profit margins of the Macintosh II.[44]
This policy began to backfire in the last years of the decade as new DTP programs appeared on PC clones that offered some or much of the same functionality of the Macintosh but at far lower price points. The company lost its monopoly in this market, and had already estranged many of its original consumer customer base who could no longer afford their high priced products. The Christmas season of 1989 was the first in the company's history that saw declining sales, and led to a 20% drop in Apple's stock price.[45] Gassée's objections were overruled, and he was forced from the company in 1990. Later that year, Apple introduced three lower cost models, the Macintosh Classic, Macintosh LC and Macintosh IIsi, all of which saw significant sales due to pent up demand.
In 1991 Apple introduced the PowerBook, replacing the "luggable" Macintosh Portable with a design that set the current shape for almost all modern laptops. The same year, Apple introduced System 7, a major upgrade to the operating system which added color to the interface and introduced new networking capabilities. It remained the architectural basis for Mac OS until 2001. The success of the PowerBook and other products brought increasing revenue.[42] For some time, Apple was doing incredibly well, introducing fresh new products and generating increasing profits in the process. The magazine MacAddict named the period between 1989 and 1991 as the "first golden age" of the Macintosh.[citation needed]
Apple believed the Apple II series was too expensive to produce and took away sales from the low-end Macintosh.[46] In 1990, Apple released the Macintosh LC, which featured a single expansion slot for the Apple IIe Card to help migrate Apple II users to the Macintosh platform;[46] the Apple IIe was discontinued in 1993.