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Is multithreading possible with Symfony?

2020.06.12 23:45 JumpyAd3 Is multithreading possible with Symfony?

I have a controller calling a slow method multiple times. The method calls don't rely on each other so I want them to be called in multiple threads to speed up the process.
my code looks like this:
public function myController(MyServive $myService, EntityManagerInterface $em, DataSet $dataset) { foreach ($datasets->getSetsAsArray() as $set) { $set = $myService->performTask($set); $em->save($set); } return ... } 
The whole operation takes around 10 seconds I want the inside of the loop to be performed on multiple threads to speed it up. Is this possible?
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2019.07.24 04:14 Dizzyrooster8 Time for some game improvements/changes

Many of us, especially those of us who have been around since launch, have noticed, read, or even voiced our opinions about this latest patch. The legendary change is honestly quite game breaking for those who have multiple triple digit characters. Fact is, it is also game breaking for those who dont, but it doesnt have to be.
Post after post about legendaries not dropping legendaries. A "hot fix" was announced and honestly didnt fix anything. Well, it fixed enemies with a star(s) and they are now the only ones that drop legendaries. This is still an issue.
On a bit of a side note this comes shortly after the legendary vendor. This vendor was a bit of a shock honestly and was still a slot machine but at least you could get a 3* item on demand and scrip wasnt too bad because anything with the word legendary in front of it, and some areas diseased, would also drop legendaries. Legendary items were and still are the real end game for people. Searching, farming, trading for that next piece of desired end game loot, that's it. There are no high level raids, no high level locked areas, not even a boss that drops a 3* item 100% of the time but at least there was this vendor.
Why? Why was the vendor the only way to get 3* items in a farming sort of fashion? Why was it even introduced to begone with? It is my belief this vendor became along part as a beginning idea that was never realized but more so because it was a way to control the market and try to bring desire to items that were never sought after. This attempt to ignite desire to those items failed, the market never really dropped for certain pieces, and some would argue things got more expensive because now there was an easier way to get 3* items. It backfired.
Now we are left with a legendary system that drops about 50% less items so the scrip is harder to obtain, yet the same slot machine exists with still not other means to try for 3* gear. The only end game just became more of a grind with a ton of issues still present that should have been fixed months ago. At least finally, 7 months after release, you can view all of the legendary effects without inspecting and while player trading. Why did this take so long?
Segwaying back, it is time to introduce a new legendary system. Obviously the new system is going to stay because complaint posts are down and people either have said I'm moving on or are just dealing with it while gritting their teeth waiting for the next promise-full DLC to drop only to find returning bugs, same issues, and nothing of the end game variety.
So what could they do? Why not flip the legendary system on its head. Take the word legendary out as it means nothing now. Seriously, the only thing that drops legendaries now are those enemies with 1-3 *. Instead of the word, which is highly misleading, just have them have the stars and heres the kicker, make them drop the equivalent and on rare cases better star rated stuff. So now a single star always drops a one star, syringer, or drill but on rare occasions could drop a two or three star item. For two stars take away the syringer and drill and make them drop only two or three star items. Finally, the three star enemies, which could be slightly more rare then now, only drop three star legendary gear. This would make all of the "end game" bosses actually worth it to farm.
Finally, hold the NPC huge DLC off for a while and irong out some bugs. In the mean time, introduce a new 4 man vault that is instanced and has tiers. One tear you must be lvl 75 or higher, second tier 100 or higher, and third 150 or higher, these tiers could be higher based on level data. Make the rewards worth it. If you servive and complete it you get 1, 2, or 3, 3* items and maybe some plans. If you die during this you have to start over and get nothing. This would give the end game people something to do with friends and build it in such a way that requires teamwork, you know have the first tier be something a 150 could possibly solo but the 3rd tier it would take multiple people activating different things to advance the level. I dont get why this is such a crazy concept and not part of this game yet. The current "end game" bosses just dont do it.
Thanks if you read all the way through, I know it was lengthy. This is the outlet for the direction of the game whether you believe it or not so it's time to start bringing ideas to the table with clear direction. As someone with roughly 1000 hours in the title since beta I dont want to just walk away but people like myself need some more challenging and rewarding things to do. The new NPCs just wont cut it.
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2019.01.18 13:58 ttt2512 noticed a lot of sketchy name in Services

I'm not sure if i'm being paranoid since I've seen a lot of people accessing my stuff ( EA's origin, Netflix and Uplay) so I changed my password. Anyway, I opended the task manager and see this servives called
Connected Devices Platform User Service_320d8e42
So I open Services and noticed that a lot of them is ending with 320d8e42 and I don't remember seeing these before, these are the list:
CaptureService_320d8e42
Contact Data_320d8e42
DevicePicker_320d8e42
DevicesFlow_320d8e42
GameDVR and Broadcast User Service_320d8e42
MessagingService_320d8e42
PrintWorkflow_320d8e42
Sync Host_320d8e42
User Data Access_320d8e42
User Data Storage_320d8e42
Windows Push Notifications User Service_320d8e42
I'll appreciate any support, thanks guys
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2018.11.13 05:35 PepperStar # Looking to push further Exotic DPS, end game setup

Temporal Multi-Mission Science Torp-Exotic

Hi, I've been a weekend warrior at STO now for over a year slowly reading posts and updating my build as I learn. I feel I have hit the wall recently with my exotic build and I am looking for some insight into how I could push it further.

Xbox console player

Player Info --------------
Captain Name  
Captain Faction Federation
Captain Race Human
Captain Profession Science
Primary Specialization Temporal
Secondary Specialization Miracle Worker
Intended Role exotic damage
Captain Outfit [ "Image Description" ]( "Image Link here" )

Skill Tree

    Engineering   Science   Tactical  
Lieutenant   Advanced Hull Restoration 3 Advanced Hull Capacity Advanced Shield Restoration Advanced Shield Capacity    
               
Lieutenant Commander   Improved EPS Flow 2 Improved Impulse Expertise Improved Control Expertise Improved Drain Expertise    
5 Points       Control Amplification        
               
Commander   Hull Plating   Advanced Shield Regeneration Advanced Shield Hardness    
15 Points   Energized Hull Plating          
    Ablative Hull Plating          
               
Captain   Defensive Subsystem Tuning Offensive Subsystem Tuning Advanced Exotic Particle Generator      
25 Points            
    Auxilliary Subsystem Performance        
               
Admiral   Improved Warp Core Potential Engineering Readiness Shield Mastery Advanced Scientific Readiness    
35 Points     Shield Absorption      
    Warp Core Efficency   Shield Reflection      
               
Total of 46 of 46 Points   Engineering Points: 20 Science Points: 26 Tactical Points: 0

Skill Tree Unlocks

Points to unlock Engineering Unlocks Science Unlocks Tactical Unlocks
Unlocks After 2 Training Manual: Hazard Emitters III Training Manual: Science Team III Training Manual: Tachyon Beam III
Unlocks After 5 Hanger Health Sector Space Travel Speed  
Unlocks After 7 Training Manual: Feedback Pulse III Training Manual: Photonic Shockwave III Training Manual: Jam Sensors
Unlocks After 10 Subsystem Repair Maximum Shield Capacity  
Unlocks After 12 Training Manual: Polarize Hull III Training Manual: Gravity Wel III Training Manual: Tractor Beam III
Unlocks After 15 Shield Subsystem Power Control Resistance  
Unlocks After 17 Training Manual: Transfer Shield Strength III Training Manual: Tyken's Rift III Training Manual: Viral Matrix III
Unlocks After 20 Auxiliary Subsystem Power Subsystem Energy Drain Resistance  
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Unlocks After 24 (Ultimate)   Probability Manipulation  
Unlocks After 25 (Ultimate)   Probability Shell  
Unlocks After 26 (Ultimate)   Probability Collapse  
Unlocks After 27 (Ultimate)      

Skill Tree Information

Type Your info here

Build Description

Exotic Build, trying to push exotic damage as far as it will go. Not married to torps or any weapon set, but from what I could gather this seems the best way to go. I find I have enough servivability right now, although I can tell that if I drop my shiled battery I get squishy. Also, in PVP I pretty much get mowed.
Basic Information Data
Ship Name U.S.S Washington
Ship Class Temporal Multi-Mission Science Vessel
Ship Model Eternal Class
Deflector Visuals  
Engine Visuals  
Shield Visuals  
[ Starship Beautyshot ]( Insert Image Link here )  
Basic Information Component Notes
Fore Weapons: 3 Epic Gravimetric Photon Torpedo Launcher Mk XV [CrtH]x4 [Ac/Dm]  
  Epic Neutronic Torpedo Launcher Mk XV [CrtD] [CrtH]x2 [Dmg] [Ac/Dm]  
  Epic Particle Emission Plasma Torpedo Launcher Mk XV [CrtD]x3 [CrtH]x2 [Ac/Dm]  
     
     
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Aft Weapons: 3 Epic Omni-Directional Chronometric Polaron Beam Array Mk XV [Dmg]x2 [Acc] [Arc] [Ac/Dm]  
  Epic Chronometric Polaron Beam Array Mk XV [CrtD] [Dmg]x3 [Ac/Dm]  
  Epic Advanced Thoron Infused Polaron Beam Array Mk XV [Acc] [CrtH] [Dmg]x2 [Ac/Dm]  
     
     
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Experimental Weapon    
Deflector Epic Elite Fleet Preservation Protomatter Deflector Array Mk XV [CtrlX] [EPG]x2 [Sh/HullCap]  
Secondary Deflector Epic Deteriorating Secondary Deflector [+Chance] [CtrlX] [EPG] [EPG/ShdHeal]  
Impulse Engines Epic Temporal Defense Initiative Combat Impulse Engines Mk XV [Spd] [SecSpd-2]  
Warp Core Epic Temporal Phase Overcharged Warp Core Mk XV [AMP] [W->S]  
Shields Epic Iconian Resistance Resilient Shield Array Mk XV [Reg] [Cp/Rg]  
Devices Rare Red Matter Capacitor  
  Rare Subspace Field Modulator  
  Shields Battery  
     
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Engineering Consoles: 3 Epic Console - Universal - Bio-Neural Gel Pack Mk XV  
  Epic Console - Universal - Causal Anchor  
  Epic Console - Universal - Tactical System Stabilizer  
     
     
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Science Consoles: 5 Epic Console - Science - Exotic Particle Focuser Mk XV [EPG] [CtrlX]  
  Epic Console - Science - Exotic Particle Focuser Mk XV [EPG] [CtrlX]  
  Epic Console - Science - Exotic Particle Focuser Mk XV [EPG] [CtrlX]  
  Epic Console - Science - Exotic Particle Focuser Mk XV [EPG] [CtrlX]  
  Epic Console - Science - Exotic Particle Focuser Mk XV [EPG] [CtrlX]  
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Tactical Consoles: 3 Epic Console - Tactical - Chronometric Capacitor Mk XV  
  Epic Console - Universal - Delphic Tear Generator infin  
  Epic Console - Universal - Constriction Anchor  
     
     
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Hangars: 1 Ultra Rare Hangar - Elite Obelisk Swarmers  
     

Officers and Crew

Bridge Officer Information Power Notes
Officer 1: Lt. Commander ( Science ) Jam Target Sensors I  
Trait: Efficient & Pirate Feedback Pulse I  
  Gravity Well I  
     
Officer 2: Lieutenant ( Tac/Temporal ) Channeld Decontruction I  
Trait: Pirate Torpedoes: Spread II  
     
     
Officer 3: Lt. Commander ( Engineering ) Emergency Power to Shields I  
Trait: Efficient Emergency Power to Auxiliary II  
  Structural Integrity Collapse II  
     
Officer 4: Commander ( Eng/Temporal ) Entropic Redistribusion I  
Trait: K13 Survior - Engineering Entropic Cascade I  
  Timeline Collapse I  
  Gravity Well III  
Officer 5: Ensign ( Science ) Hazard Emitters I  
Trait: K13 Survior -Science    
     
     
Officer 6: [rank] ( [profession] )    
Trait: [name]    
     
     
Duty Officer Information Power Notes
1 Biochemist Ch'zilt'la
2 Projectile Weapons Officer ulta rare
3 Projectile Weapons Officer ulta rare
4 Projectile Weapons Officer ulta rare
5 Gravimetric Scientist ulta rare
6 Maintenace Enigneer Exocomp

Character, Reputation, and Starship Traits

Personal Space Traits Description Notes
Astrophysicist +10 Exotic Particle Generator (Improves Exotic Damage) +10 Drain Expertise (Improves Shield Drain & Energy Drain / Resistance to Same) +10 Starship Perception (Improves Defection of Cloaked Ships)  
Conservation of Energy Gain 10% bonus damage on Exotic damage powers when struck by Energy damage. Stacks up to 3 times.  
Inspirational Leader 10% chance: Activating any Bridge Officer Ability grants +10 to Most Starship Skills for 15 seconds (may stack up to 3 times).  
Particle Manipulator Gain .2% Critical Chance and .1% Critical Severity for Exotic Damage abilities, per point you have in the Starship Exotic Particle Generator skill. The Critical Chance bonus gained from this Trait is capped at +50% (attained by having 250 Particle Generators skill), but there is no cap on the Critical Severity bonus. +% Critical Hit Chance for Exotic Damage Abilities +% Critical Hit Severity for Exotic Damage Abilities  
Innocuous +1.5% Critical Severity -25% Threat Generation  
Fleet Coordinator +2% All Damage per Team member (Self included), up to 10%  
Warp Theorist +10 Warp Core Potential (Improves Power Levels) +10 Electro-Plasma System Flow (Improves Power Transfer Rate)  
Projectile Training +5% Projectile Weapon Damage  
Operative +1% Critical Chance, +2% Critical Severity  
     
Space Reputation Traits Description Obtained from
Particle Generator Amplifier 5% Bonus Exotic Damage T2 Iconian
Auxiliary Power Configuration - Defense T4 Nukara
Auxiliary Power Configuration - Offense T4 Nukara
Controlled Countermeasures +7% Bonus Energy Weapon and Projectile Damage against Controlled targets T4 Temporal
Torpedo Astrometric Synergy Using a Torpedo Bridge Officer ability reduces remaining recharge of Science Bridge Officer abilities by 15% T4 Terran
Starship Traits Description Notes
Checkmate Activating a control Bridge Officer ability will provide a boost to your Exotic Damage and Projectile Weapon damage for a short time.  
Unconventional Tactics Brace for Impact grants Damage Buff  
Exotic Modulation While this trait is slotted, using Directed Energy Modulation or any Temporal Operative ability will provide a large boost to Exotic Damage for a short time.  
Pilfered Power Enemy Weapon and Auxiliary Power Levels are drained to enhance your own power levels. + Weapon Firing Speed.  
Improved Feedback Pulse While slotted,Feedback Pulse will deal additional damage. Each time you are hit while Feedback Pulse is active you will gain a buff that boosts your Critical Hit Chance and Critical Severity. This buff stacks up to 10 times.  

Other Information

Subsystem Power Settings Value (Target/Display) Notes
Weapons 87 / 50  
Shields 62 / 25  
Engines 53 / 25  
Auxiliary 130 / 100  
Set Name Set parts: # of # Effects Notes
Delta Operations 3 of 3    
31st Century Temporal Technologies 2 of 3    
Chronometric Calculations 3 of 4    
Temporal Defense Initiative 2 of 4    
5 #    
Ship Stats Value Notes
Hull 80,332 unbuffed
Shields 25,160 unbuffed
Global Critical Chance 7.50% unbuffed
Global Critical Severity 73.50% unbuffed
EPS/Power Transfer Rate 210% unbuffed
Hull Regeneration Rate 105% unbuffed
Turn Rate 24.4 deg./sec. at 1/4 impulse
Flight Speed 37.41 unbuffed

I'm open to purchasing ships or special consoles but I would like to stay away from lockbox roulette if at all possible.

Xbos Concole user
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2018.07.18 23:15 NEOhippy3 How would some one restore data and purchases on ark servival mobile if all the obvious ways didnt work?

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2018.07.08 09:24 Englandpeoplergay Thekey Big Number.

Tky Big Number.

So.. i just want to do some simple math for people who r currently holding TKY.
Before we go into the math problem, here are some numbers that we need to know.
Catherine said the social insurance in china is around 1.5 trillion usd annually, and the population in china is 1.4 billion. usd to rmb exchange rate is 1= 6.64. tky is currently 1 cent each or less but jus go with 1 cent and that would be 6.6 rmb cents
Here is a simple Math.
1,500,000,000,000 DIVIDE 1,400,000,000 EQUAL 1071
1071 usd is the avarge number of social insurance pay to per person.
why is it important? with this number, i think we can come up with a reasonable price for the servive offer through TKY.
i think 1-2 usd is a good realistic number. and that would equal to 13.28 rmb which in china i dont think its a lot.
https://www.google.com/search?ei=5ZxBW-SHBIikjwSBwpLAAw&q=a+burger+in+china+cost&oq=a+burger+in+china+cost&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i22i29i30k1l4.410079.413725.0.414125.22.21.0.1.1.0.197.2161.16j5.21.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.22.2158...0j0i131i67k1j0i67k1j0i131k1j0i3k1j0i22i30k1j0i22i10i30k1.0.2qhZPwS2r-c
So because there are 1.4 billion people in china, thats mean the amount of time TKY will be use is 1.4 billion also. and lets say that each TKY is still 1 cent by the time mainnet launched(just so its easier for me to do the math ok.) and lets agree that tky service fees is 2 dollars, and tky token is sitting at 1 cent. that would mean we need 200 tokens for a service.
1,400,000,000 MULTIPLY 200 EQUAL 280,000,000,000
280 billion tky tokens are being use just by social insurance ALONE, and tky total supply is less than 10 billion.
this is not include backgrounds check, credit score check etc....
Dear friendly holders, blockchain is still in it infancy stage, while a lot of top 20 coins already 100x plus, theres still a biggest problem they r facing, who would be using their products in the next 5 years. would there be million of users using it everyday like TKY? i do not know. however i want to remind u all of something.
To Holders.
Rome wasnt built in a day.
Thank you for reading this and good luck to us all.
EDDITED
if u like wat u read, upvote, if u dont like, downvote, all these are based on my assumption, yes, but it comes to a very realistic number but it based on solid research. plz read. this is from Catherine herself, so if u want me to point finger, i ll point it to her and be like she said it, not me, i just put in some numbers, that is all. if u dont like wat u see, and how active i am in this room, block me, thx:-)
We are greatly honored to have this unique opportunity to serve the Chinese social insurance. What I must point out, not only THEKEY but the entire blockchain world, are now provided with an unparalleled real-world application scenario by the Chinese social insurance.
  1. The Chinese social insurance scheme has covered nearly 1.4 billion people and has collected the most valuable real-name social insurance data of the whole population in China. The proper use of these data across different entities through blockchain technology will immediately lead to a clear and high profitable business model for THEKEY.
  2. The existing Management Information System of the Chinese social insurance can be used by THEKEY, with slight modification, for the application and promotion of blockchain technology nationwide, which will greatly reduce our investment in the corresponding infrastructure.
  3. As the largest payer in country, the Chinese social insurance has very strong power to lead the society to reach a positive and healthy consensus, from which THEKEY will be greatly benefited.
  4. The social insurance system has universal coverage in China. More importantly it is indispensable and frequently used in the people’s life. Therefore, the related blockchain products can be promoted quickly and widely to form an extremely large user base of THEKEY at very low cost.
    So far, blockchain application mainly focuses on the issuance and payment of cryptocurrency and generates profit from the token price fluctuation. It cannot yet be called as another industrial revolution. Only if blockchain technology can be utilized to address a fundamental issue of the national economy and people’s livelihood, will it realize its social, economic and commercial value. Having said the above I strongly believe that THEKEY will make a historical breakthrough by utilizing blockchain technology for the first time in the world, and there is no doubt we will become the best blockchain project covering the largest population and generating optimal social and commercial value in the world.
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2018.06.04 14:54 cryptolover_786 OneLedger: A killer Blockchain

OneLedger is a cross-ledger agnostic protocol that enables high-performance scaling using a sharded and modified practical Byzantine Fault Tolerant consensus scheme. The OneLedger architecture relies on two core principles: Side chains and business modularization. OneLedger defines a three-layer consensus protocol to enable more effective integration of different blockchain applications. • Side-Chains: Side-chain is essentially а scalable “off-chain” solution from the main chain that offloads the consensus to the corresponding OneLedger side-chain which inherits all of the properties of the OneLedger protocol. Тhe side-chain can be permissioned(private) or permissionless(public). The user can implement the Smart Identity System to search for identities with a particular trust rating for infrastructure services, node operations and/or assign particular identities to maintain the side-chain. This side-chain can be synchronized with any public distributed ledger that supports hashed-time lock contracts(HTLC). Advantages of “off-chain” technology is: thousands of transactions per second, no need of any confirmation; very low commissions, which will also allow micro-payments; instant payments, as you will not have to wait for the miners to confirm. • Business Modularization: Businesses will be able to create specific modules for their needs (via user-friendly API system). This way businesses would easily access the OneLedger consensus protocol allowing their off-chain data to first interact with the OneLedger Blockchain, but also- connect and interact with all other Blockchains available on the platform. This way, businesses will preserve their internal access controls and specifications without suffering from any separations from the existing technologies. • Smart Identity: User will be able to manage an identity across multiple distributed networks. This is done by assigning a master key pair (private and public) to an identity. OneLedger also allows one identity to assign a trust value to another identity, thus creating a “web of trust” combined with PKI. • Chain Code Servive (dAPPs migration): OneLedger is developing SDKs to ease the process of porting and deploying smart contracts across multiple platforms. The end result is launching a dAPP on multiple platforms without the need to learn or write in different languages (Solidity, C++ etc). Some of the competitors include ArcBlock, NEM, AION and more. To sum it up: Cross blockchain interoperability, public and private side-chains, sharding, dAPP migration and smart identity, role control, high scalability, business modularization, crosschain wallet are all key components of OneLedger’s platform. OneLedger offers a wide range of improvements for the overall blockchain infrastructure that will help with the adoption and integration of blockchain technology from various businesses. I do like the idea a lot and I see solid use case for OneLedger if they are able to execute their plans successfully.
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2018.06.04 14:22 hengoz Oneledger (Three-layer consensus protocol).

OneLedger is a cross-ledger agnostic protocol that enables high-performance scaling using a sharded and modified practical Byzantine Fault Tolerant consensus scheme. The OneLedger architecture relies on two core principles: Side chains and business modularization. OneLedger defines a three-layer consensus protocol to enable more effective integration of different blockchain applications.
Side-Chains: Side-chain is essentially а scalable “off-chain” solution from the main chain that offloads the consensus to the corresponding OneLedger side-chain which inherits all of the properties of the OneLedger protocol. Тhe side-chain can be permissioned(private) or permissionless(public). The user can implement the Smart Identity System to search for identities with a particular trust rating for infrastructure services, node operations and/or assign particular identities to maintain the side-chain. This side-chain can be synchronized with any public distributed ledger that supports hashed-time lock contracts(HTLC). Advantages of “off-chain” technology is: thousands of transactions per second, no need of any confirmation; very low commissions, which will also allow micro-payments; instant payments, as you will not have to wait for the miners to confirm. Business Modularization: Businesses will be able to create specific modules for their needs (via user-friendly API system). This way businesses would easily access the OneLedger consensus protocol allowing their off-chain data to first interact with the OneLedger Blockchain, but also- connect and interact with all other Blockchains available on the platform. This way, businesses will preserve their internal access controls and specifications without suffering from any separations from the existing technologies. Smart Identity: User will be able to manage an identity across multiple distributed networks. This is done by assigning a master key pair (private and public) to an identity. OneLedger also allows one identity to assign a trust value to another identity, thus creating a “web of trust” combined with PKI. Chain Code Servive (dAPPs migration): OneLedger is developing SDKs to ease the process of porting and deploying smart contracts across multiple platforms. The end result is launching a dAPP on multiple platforms without the need to learn or write in different languages (Solidity, C++ etc).
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2018.04.13 14:21 Arthur_C_Doge Why staking Wanchain might be the best financial decision you ever make

Disclaimer: I'm not associated with the Wanchain team but hold some Wancoin. This is not financial advice, just my personal opinion on the outlook of this project.
As many of you have heard, Wanchain will implement Proof-of-Stake in June and a few weeks or months after that enable the possibility of anyone with enough WAN to become one of nodes who receive rewards based on their staked amount and the type of node they are running.
There will be verification nodes requiring a higher amount of WAN to run and general nodes for those who don't hold a high enough stake in the network. At this point it is known that the verification nodes fall into three categories:
Vouchers receive a security deposit from the transaction fee. In return, they provide proof of the transaction between the original account and the Wanchain locked account. If this proof is false, the security deposit is taken from the holding account, and the Voucher will no longer be able to authorize transactions.
Validators record the transactional data on Wanchain’s blockchain in exchange for a portion of the transaction fee.
Storemen must stay online and maintain their own key shares (more on this below) to receive their portion of the fee.
If you don’t hold enough Wancoin to run a verification node, you can still operate a general node. As a general node, you don’t directly validate transactions. Instead, you entrust your stake to a verification node who, in turn, distributes a portion of the transaction fees back to you.
At this point we DO NOT KNOW how much WAN is required to run a validator node, but as WillyWanchain pointed out a few weeks ago, the % of total supply required to run validator nodes on other networks is about 0.01%. If Wanchain took a similar approach, it would come down to 21,000 WAN (given a total supply of 210m). That is quite a lot but with a lesser amount you will still be eligible to run a general node or maybe participate in a staking pool.
We don't know what 'dividends' a node will receive but let's assume it is 5% of staked coins per year. Staking 21,000 WAN would generate 1074 extra WAN at the end of the year or 5950 WAN after 5 years, assuming a monthly compound interval. Most other PoS coins do payouts on a daily or weekly basis and if WAN did the same, the returns would be higher still.
With Wanchain being what it is (you already know this project's potential, otherwise you probably wouldn't be here), I can easily see it being worth at least a quarter of what Ripple is - both of the projects focusing on the financial servives industry. Personally I think Wanchain could surpass Ripple once it is interoperable with Ethereum and Bitcoin, but lets be conservative here. At its peak, Ripple had a market cap of 120b... a quarter of that would be a valuation of 30b. At the current market state these numbers are a bit hard to imagine but when the next big wave comes, and it eventually will, these are not unrealistic at all.
At 30b marketcap, each WAN would cost about $280 which would bring the yearly staking returns to $300,000. Or if you truly believe in this project long-term as I do, and let your coins compound for 10 years, your initial 21,000 WAN would be now 34,500 WAN.
If Wanchain succeeds at placing itself in the center of the new digital economy... I thought of including a speculative number of the possible value of WAN if that happens, but I really can't estimate the size of the whole financial industry, to which the current cryptocurrency total supply is just a drop in the ocean.
To wrap it up, it seems to me that accumulating enough coins to run a Wanchain validator node could be the best financial decision you ever make.
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2017.09.07 09:45 WofenKin Wofen's Brain dump (Or the start of a tactic guide)(WIP)

This is a WIP, but wanted to get it online so that I can get feed back and see how many people call me crazy.
Mech tactics
Mech roles
Tank 
Designed to Take damage and be a target. You normally want them to be shooting your tank, while you do NOT want to shoot their tanks. Should always be moving or bulwarked. Simples
Brawler 
Designed to do massive damage quickly when and where you need it, armour is important, but less important then the damage output. Perfect example is the Kintaro, lesser example would be the commando 2d.
Scout 
Sensor lock is NOT REQUIRED! A scout is designed to find them via LOS and use speed to stay alive. Think along the lines of the LL Commando, something that can spot for you while staying at max LOS. Tactics 8 is required for this role.
Spotter 
Sensor lock is required. The spotter is the cheapest mech you can take with Sensor lock…. I do not use spotters and consider them a waste of a mech.
Indirect fire 
Cats and Trebs…. They do what they do. A High tactics skill is more important than anything else. Again… I do not like them as I believe that LRM’s just don’t do the damage that’s required.
Sniper 
High Tactics with long range weapons designed to finish targets with called shots, or apply that last bit of stability damage.
Bowling ball 
This mech has ONE purpose… knock other mechs over. It is almost always Paradise in a JJ mech…. 90% of the time it’s a fire starter, but Vindicators also work well, and Quickdraws also work, but at a higher cost.
Lance Comp
The Bowling Ball Lance 
This is the lance that I am best with and carried me 30+ games in a row without a loss. The aim of the lance is simple, Kill a single mech a turn after contact is made. This is achieved by using knockdown and heat damage from the bowling ball mech (using ether a 2nd bowling ball mech, a scout or a sniper to apply the knock over) to setup called shots from the brawlers. Next turn you repeat, then you melee, then you use your focus to nuke that last light.
Target the largest mech you can find first.
Do not be scared to sprint right up to them and take a round of fire; while you are able to remove the pips, it normally takes a few mechs to get it down to the point where an alpha is worth it, where as you will kill a mech the next turn.
One DOA (if both hit) and a PPC is enough to knock over a mech.
All of this can be combined into the follow “light phase” attack: Paradise in a FS, Apex in a panther (Or Someone else in a commando 2d, or a 2nd FS (but without AoD, FS are less good)) and Arclight in a Kintaro. Paradise DoA’s, Apex Snipers and Knocks down, Arc Calls 230 damage with 95% hit rate and a 68% chance of hitting the CT is on avg 150 damage to the CT. Most things die shortly afterwards and then its 4v3.
Sniper Lance 
This lance is designed for long range direct fire, normally based around PPC’s and AC. If you can manage the scouting and keep it alive it can do massive amounts of damage, but if they just ignore the scout and rush your ranged mechs, you are in trouble. Pick a scout unit that can not be ignored, Commando 2d or a Vindicator with Paradise will really help, as they can both keep 6 evasion pips and brace (Vin JJ’s) each turn. The idea is that this gives your ranged units 2-3 extra turns of fire before contact is made. Currently with the visibility ranges this is a harder lance to play, but it can still be amazingly powerful when you play your scout right… but it lives and dies on that scout. When your scout dies, send your heaviest mech in to be a tank and hope you can win before he cracks. The other biggest concern is how you remove evasion pips: The “best answer” I have come up with is a bowling ball…. But I use that for everything.
Indirect Fire Lance 
I have to include this to hopefully educate people on what NOT TO DO!!!!!
It sounds like you get all the bonuses with no negatives, you can see the enemy mech without being seen, you get to shoot them without being shot in return, you get to pick where you stand and wait… but as everyone will know by now this is the weakest lance by the design.
By Design it is 3v4…. One of your mechs is using sensor lock…
By Design you have based your lance around the weapon with the worst DPT and DPH
Be Design you have less amour (LRM boats (awesome excluded) have low armour).
So, if you still want to use this lance, here are my tips.
Apex is the best LRM pilot full stop. Apex in a Terb is the only LRM boat I consider to be worth it; but put Apex in your largest LRM mech if you take more than one.
Tactics decides your indirect fire chance, gunnery your direct fire chance. Tactics also decides your called shot chances, so your normally best using your indirect LRMs to finish mechs off.
Don’t keep all your LRM mechs standing next to each other…. But try to keep them in LOS of each other at max range of there secondary weapons.
Do not waste your sensor lock on a target that has not moved this turn, unless all of your mechs move before it does.
Target the smaller faster mechs first, unless you can knock a large mech over easily (Have a Bowling Ball), then target the largest and used those called shots.
Poptart Lance 
This is the best “counter” to the bowling ball lance that I have found. Basic idea is to use 3 mechs with JJ’s to “pop tart”, while you have a LRM mech flank hard and get behind them (but WAY out of sensor range). The poptarts use the terrain, reserving and jump jets to try and never be in LOS during the enemy’s phases, while the LRM mech moves into place and the starts hitting back armour. They are left with ignoring the LRM mech, or rotating while the poptarts PPC them. 3 Vindicators and a Terb make a good example of this lance, the Vins also rock with DoA with pilots that do not have AoD (they get 3 jumps and servive).
Why I dislike Sensor lock: You lose turn, it does not share armour, if you build your lance around it and lose the sensor lock mech, you lose the game. I sometimes use sensor lock if I am taking Showboat and her mech is F’ed up at the end of a game…. In the start its better to brace/sprint.
**Terrian types** 
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Open Ground 
The most basic, provides nothing, does nothing.
Road 
The next closet to open ground, provides the benifit of increased movment (think its 50%, might be 25% (Please feel free to correct me)), while the negitive is that you are in open ground. You want your brawlers near roads, you want your LRM mechs away from them. Roads also increase evasion pips for heavier mechs, as it is based hexs moved.
Forest 
The next "standard" type of terrian. Provides a 25% damage reduction from ranged attacks, and a -1 to visability (not to hit) per hex of forest. Things to note, Brace and Cover does not stack but Cover can not be removed. This means that if they are unable to make it too melee range, Bracing on a road is better then in a forest, but if they are able to reach you and remove brace, the forest is your best option. Can also be used to abuse the visability advantage of high tactics pilots; They can see through 2 more hexs then a standard pilot. This means that sometimes you can stand at the back of a forest and see through it, while being unseen.
Rocky ground 
Rocky ground will increase all stab damage that you take by 150% (I think this means it is a 50% on top of the normal amount, not an extra 150%), but adds +4 to all Melee attacks againts you. This makes it the most "all or nothing" type of terrian. If that +4 makes the attack miss, its good, but if you get hit you will lose evasion and likly fall over next round. Personally this is the type of ground that I avoid the most.
Mineral Deposits 
Makes all ranged attacks vs the person standing in the deposit have +4 to hit but also adds +2 to hit for any attack made by someone standing in the deposit. This can stack to be +6 if you are shooting someone standing in the deposit. Also does not modify melee/DoA percentages. Great place to cool down or brace for a turn: can also be abused by JJ mechs. With 6 evasion pips, brace and the +4 from the deposit you are at +16 to hit mod with a 50% damage reduction. With these around, I will almost always try to ensure that contact is made so that I can end my sprints/jumps in the field: this will basiclly counter any Alpha attack they make.
Mud 
This is the lesser used type of ground, it reduces stab damage by 50%. This is the only counter to the first turn KO using my Bowling ball lance. A pilot with higher then 5 piloting can not be knocked over standing in mud by 2 mechs (even 2 DoA's that land both of there attaks will take it too max, requires a 3rd to complete the knockdown). The trade off is that you are standing in open ground, but if you are facing someone with mass PPC's or SRM's Mud and brace can be a life saver. You also always want to be braced in the mud. Finial point, mud is normally near water.... this is worth keeping in mind as being able to step back and cool off, is good to remember.
Water 
Water increases heat sinking by 50%. This is a bonus that will often make or brake a battle. You want to retreat to the water, not start your fight in it. If you start your fight in the water, you remove your ability to fall back or advance, so are forced to hold ground. If you start out of the water, you are able to push into it,or fall back to force them out of the water.
Hills 
Provides an increase in sight distrance down and an decrease in sight as you look up (I need more data about this, if anyone can please provide the numebrs?). I believe the slope also changes the movement for some mechs, but I have not noticed this so am unsure if it is in the betav2.
Cliffs/Mountians 
Provides LoS and blocks movement. Is normally used/abused by mechs with Jump jets for poptarting/avoid melee. Pretty simple, but a word of advice; it is not always a good idea to have a mech without JJ's on a cliff vs mechs with JJ's, as it can be easily trapped. Some cliffs have "cover" on the edge of them to simulate "ridge" poking.
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Shielding Basics 
The basic idea of shielding and torso twisting came from MWO, but can be applied in a limited sense to BT. The idea is that as your armor is ablative and in 2 layers, you always want to "show" the side that has the most armor. While sadly you can not twist your torso, you can control this via the fire "archs". If the front of your mech is open, turn your back to them; lost your right side, turn so that they are at your left facing. All your weapons on one side (ie, hunchie), make sure they are shooting your other side (except for the AC20... the ammo is currently in the other side, so lose ether side, lose the AC20). I abuse the hell out of this to ensure that my mechs take as much damage as they can When someone is focusing down a mech, most time they will focus it till it is dead compared to unless, use this to your advantage! You legged light mech that only has 10% armor left, get as far as you can and ensure that you face your legged side to them.. I have had a FS survive down to 29HP (TOTAL! 20 on the head, 9 on the ct) by abusing its jump jets and facing.
This is also something that you need to remember: Sometimes its better to go defensive for a turn and cool down then it is to waste shots on a useless side. If the back of a heavy+ mech is open, I will not bother shooting the front even with a 95% to hit (unless its for stab damage), as I know that damage is wasted if I can shoot someone else. Remember, to kill a Mech you have to "drill" through it.... its much easier if you drill the same spot.
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Called Shots:When **NOT** to shoot the CT 
This is a complex point and something that I believe needs to be tweaked a little by the devs. At the moment there are only a very few times you will ever target anything other then the CT... BUT they are the times the turn the tide of war. The first clean example of when not to shot the CT is vs Paradise in an heavy+. Aim for the legs, and not just ONE leg (if you have 2 mechs that can call the shot, one targets left, one right). This will lower the number of DoA's that he can do, and at best force the OpFor to miscount the number of jumps and kill his own assault, at worse it will make him use his low gunnery/low alpha mech as a shooting mech. Other examples are when you do not have the damage to kill, but have a high number of attacks (LRMs and MG's (Crit seekers)), target any open part with ammo hoping to pop it. While I wish/hope that the "chance to hit" the arms will be increased, at the moment there is no point to targeting the arms... target the ST and remove both at once.... (The one exception would be vs the victor with crit seekers if his arm is open but his ST is full (so you can crit the AC20)). But, as always, if in doubt... target the CT
(As a side note to this section... there is something to be said for targeting the head, but ONLY vs and atlas (Maybe Awesome) with crit seeker weapons with someone with tactics 8. Say something with an LRM 30... as at 11% chance to hit the head on a 95% chance to hit, thats an avg of just under 3 hits to the head (does not work like this in real life due to something to do with scatter I would LOVE more details about this part of the code!!!!, but works out to one or two head hits a turn... which can down a low guts pilot with abit of luck), Or the ML based Hunchback (so many laser, its a good chance one will hit... and they do decent damage)).
Mech positioning. 
This is again something that comes with time and knowledge, but is the most powerful tool. If you had a great awareness of Mech positioning, every other point would just fall into place. This will be a big section, and built over time... as I am not perfect, and TBH... my positioning is quite poor (but I am aware of it!). The biggest single tip I can give you about positioning is this: While there are "right" and "wrong" moves when it comes to positioning... the advantage comes from being able to change on the fly and turn that horrible position into something that you can survive... If you can ride out your bad mistakes, taking advantage of someone elses mistakes becomes easier, as you know what they SHOULD have done. Also, have confidence in your plan! If you moved into that Hex for a reason, and it looks like a mistake... momentum makes up for alot of mistakes in a plan.
Most to come.... lots more.
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2016.11.21 05:45 microwavedindividual [Medical Experiments] 'Acres of Skin—Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison: A True Story of Abuse and Exploitation in the Name of Medical Science' by Allen M. Hornblum (1998)

http://www.constantinereport.com/acres-skin-human-experimentation/
Book review by Anil Pundlik Gokhale
Acres of Skin—Human experiments at Holmesburg Prison, A widely reviewed Book and a true story of abuse and exploitation in the name of medical science, is written by Allen M. Hornblum. It was published in 1998 by Rutledge New York and London. The title signifies the thousands of prison inmates (vulnerable trial subjects) whose skin was the playground for Dr. Kligman (Dr. Albert Kligman, Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. When Dr. Kligman entered the aging prison, he was astonished to see hundreds of inmates walking aimlessly before him and in a flash of second he greedily realized the potentials it held for Experimental Research on the ‘Imprisoned Subjects’. In 1996 Interview with Press, Dr. Kligman imagined himself to be a “farmer seeing a fertile field for the first time”. Allen Hornblum’s Book is an agitating and moving response to the torturous experiments he initiated in Holmes burg Prison, Philadelphia during 1951 to 1974. These abuses “terminated with scandal surrounding the Tuskegee syphilis Experiments”.
The Book is a breakthrough storey narrated by a man named, Allen M. Hornbun, who initially engaged himself to conduct Adult Literacy Program for Holmesburg Prison Inmates in 1971 and for a prolonged period of two decades. In the course of it he developed close friendship with prisoners. During his stay as Literary instructor he keenly observed the deadly abuses inflicted on Prison Inmates The horrors of the stories these Prisoners told him pierced through his mind, heart and whole of his being. After resigning from Philadelphia Sherif’s office in 1994 he decided to undertake his passionate assignment.
Scope & Coverage of the Book- Conspiracy of Silence
acresofskinThe title signifies the thousands of prison inmates (vulnerable trial subjects) whose skin was the playground for Dr. Kligman and Associates to carry out the torturous experiments. A quote by Leo Tolstoy aptly fits the scene, “I sit on a man’s back, chocking him and making him carry me. And yet assure myself and others, that I am very sorry for him and wish to lighten his burden by all possible means. Except, by getting off his back.” The book is divided in to three parts; Part one introduces the readers to the Subjects, the Doctors and the Experiments. Part Two describes the Twentieth-century American Penal Experiments, whereas Part Three sheds light on the Cruel and Inhuman Experiments. The Fourth & the last part describes the End of the Experimentation at Holmesburg. Part Three is the central chapter that details and describes the inhuman actions meted out to the trial subjects. The Book spans 297 pages, with the last 40 pages dedicated to Acknowledgements, Notes, Bibliography and Index. The book begins with a short note on the Nuremberg Code, Introduction and a Note on sources. Hornblum critique of Dr. Kligman is not limited to considering him as stooge or representing the Greed of the prominent manufacturers testing their products of all kinds. But he has selected dermatology experiments for facial creams, hair lotions, skin moisturizers, foot powders, deodorants, detergents, anti-rash treatments as most abusive expressions of Capitalist greed rooted in American Society..
Holmes burg Prison & Nuremburg Trials
The story centers around Holmesburg Prison—the largest of Philadelphia’s county jails—which became the epicenter of troubling research. It was for many years the professional base for the career of the story’s central character, Dr. Albert M. Kligman, architect of the prison’s experimental research program. Acres of Skin is an attempt by the author to show how American prisoners were exploited in the name of medical science just as senile hospital patients, retarded orphans and other institutionalized populations were exploited in postwar America. The author hopes that this story will finally give voice to a segment of society that volunteered their minds and bodies so that physicians could acquire scientific advancement, fame and fortune; volunteers who were forgotten and tossed aside—in a utilitarian age in which ambition and profit became the ultimate good and the pursuit of scientific knowledge took precedence over the rights of individual human beings.
Hornblum being closely associated with the prison and prisoners has firmly established his Target after through research findings – the prominent manufacturing Giants – particularly those in Dermatology, who were greedy to find out ‘low cost’ Research Facility as extention of Manufacturing Arm. The most dramatic and well-known chapter in the history of research with human participants opened on December 9, 1946, when an American military tribunal opened criminal proceedings against 23 leading German physicians and administrators for their willing participation in war crimes and crimes against humanity. Among the charges were that German Physicians conducted medical experiments on thousands of concentration camp prisoners without their consent. Most of the participants of these experiments died or were permanently crippled as a result. Dr. Robert Rose, department head for Tropical Medicine of the Robert Koch Institute, Germany was convicted on August 20, 1947 for a broad range of ghastly and hideous malaria, mustard gas, bone transplantation, sea water, sterilization and incendiary bomb experiments in concentration camps. However, Dr. Rose was aware of the American medical history and he escaped the hangman’s noose and was given a life sentence. The Nazi doctor stated that America’s experiments with prisoners occurred in the Phillipines, then an American territory in the early years of the 20th century. Another German doctor at Nuremberg, Dr. George August Wetz who was on trial for his high altitude and freezing experiments at Dachau, mentioned in his defense the experiments of Dr. Joseph Goldberger, a U.S public health official involved in experiments involving pellagra. There were close to 2000 deaths in 2 years in the state of Mississipi. As a direct result of the trial, the Nuremberg Code was established in 1948, stating that ‘The voluntary consent of the human participant is absolutely essential,’ making it clear that participants should give consent and that the benefits of research must outweigh the risks. A generation after American judges sentenced Gerhard Rose and his Nazi colleagues in the Palace of Justice, the Nuremberg Code took up residence in America.
Marginalization of ‘Code’ and Breathing Walls
The research for this book began in 1993 and involved a thorough search of government documentation on the Holmesburg medical research program. The author has interviewed hundreds of prisoners, doctors and others who had come in contact with the experiments. Other individuals and resources also contributed mightily to this project. The clinical trials were going on at the prison many years before 1960. Many research experiments were underway at the House of Correction and still more at Holmesburg Prison, where three quarters of the inmate population was involved. All this in spite of the Nuremberg code crafted by American jurists in August 1947 after the Doctors’ trail in Nuremberg, Germany. The code intended to satisfy moral, ethical and legal concepts in the conduct of research and strove to safeguard the health and rights of individuals who chose freely to participate in human research. Rather than embracing the Nuremberg code, the opposite occurred. Society’s marginal people and Black- Negro population were the grist for the medical–pharmaceutical mill and prison inmates in particular became the raw material for profit making and academic advancement. In the eyes of medical practitioners, the well-being of research subjects was not as important as scientific advancement. The Hippocratic ideal of primum non nocere (first of all, to do no harm) seemed to be too restrictive, leading to marginalization of the code and creation of a loophole. Issues such as ‘conflicting obligations,’ ‘factual ignorance,’ ‘culturally induced moral ignorance in hobbling judgments of wrongdoing and blameworthiness inform and impel the writing of this book. The book is an attempt of show how American prisoners were exploited in the name of medical science just as senile hospital patients, retarded orphans and other institutionalized populations were exploited in postwar America. Author has titled the subject as “The walls seemed to be breathing”
Fertile land of SKIN – Gift to Pharmaceutical Giants!
The story centers on Holmesburg Prison, which became the epicenter of troubling research. It was the professional base for Dr. Klingmon, who saw ‘Acres of Skin’ when he first visited the prison. Almost all the inmates agree that those who did succumb to the doctors’ overtures had very little idea, if any of what ingredient, solution, chemical or drug they were actually testing. Informed consent was nowhere in the picture. The Holmesburg Prison was designed such as not a window could be seen. It gave an impression that light too was denied to the unfortunate who spent years of seclusion inside. Dr. Kligman, Ph.D and M.D, University of Pennsylvania began his dermatology research before 1951, when he visited the prison. He selfishly envisioned the skin of the prison inmates to be used for his dermatology trials. He performed trials on anti-obesity drugs, viral infections and bacterial infections. Both white and Negro subjects were made guinea pigs for the studies; however the ratio of the Negro to White patients was highly skewed. There were all kinds of tests—foot powder tests, eye drop tests, face creams, underarm deodorant, toothpaste, liquid diets and more.
The author has included a photograph of an aerial view of Holmesburg prison and the laboratory where the experiments were conducted. The book illustrates the cruelty with the help of photographs of patch tests, malaria tests, vaccine tests. Some of the participants of the experiments, Al Zabala, Withers Ponton, William McCafferty, Roy Williams have posed for pictures and described the ordeal. Kligman’s assistant however adds that Kligman was not a good researcher in true sense. He stopped the experiments ahead of schedule and assumed an outcome that had not been proved. Prisoners were used because they were cheap and nobody gave a damn what happened to them. Pharmaceutical companies sponsored trials of anti-anxiety medicines and tranquilizers and sleeping pills on the prisoners from 1959 to 1965. Klingman’s wife at the time, Dr. Beatrice Troyan, who was a gynaecologist, carried out trials on healthy adult female inmates. Their experiments and data were questioned by the FDA, the individual case reports and data were not maintained in Dr. Klingman’s experiments. Despite this, numerous radioactive isotopes and unprecedented dioxin testing were tested by mid 1960s. The FDA charged Dr. Kligmanin 1966 as the experiments did not enroll the reported number of subjects, studies ended before the estimated time frame, severe adverse drug reactions were not reported, blood samples were drawn from inmates who were not in the prison hospital when the samples were taken, no records for the study were maintained. FDA struck Dr. Kligman’s name from its approved list of researchers who were entitled to test new investigational drugs on human subjects. However, his privileges to investigate new drugs were restored in less than a month by the FDA.
Cowries for Human Breath!
Nevertheless, the Holmesburg medical experimentation program was shut in 1974 and the prison was no longer viable as clinical test on human experimentation and past practices were severely criticized. In 1967, a detailed article about the experiments was published in The Prison Journal by Dr. Heller. It addressed issues such as informed consent, free choice and free will, the element of risk, financial rewards and several other key aspects of the increasingly controversial practice.
Some of the experiments that were underway in the prison included:
A number of tranquilizers, analgesics and antibiotics that were being tested for dosage and toxicity for various pharma companies. A dental study on 100 inmates testing toothpaste and mouthwashes for toxicity sponsored by Johnson and Johnson. Inmates received $ 20 – $ 25 extra for any blood tests. A wound healing study for Johnson and Johnson in which absorbency and wound adhesion properties of various dressings were examined. Inmates were paid $ 5 per wound. An antiseptic lotion study for Johnson and Johnson that utilized 70 inmates An antiperspirant preparation for Helena Rubenstein that paid 20 inmates at the House of Correction $ 2 per day. A napkin absorbency study for DuPont that paid 150 female prisoners 50 cents for each used napkin. Numerous skin sensitization studies including sodium lauryl sulfate solution that left inmates with broken skin, swelling and pustules. Inmates received $ 13 for 28 days. A conspiracy of silence
For 2 decades — from the early 1950s to the early 1970s, Philadelphia’s Holmesburg Prison played host to one of the largest and most varied medical experimentation centres in the country. Only the inmates and the doctors who experimented on them knew just exactly what took place but, the latter choose not to discuss their medical exploits, the prisoners are not asked. This sad but widespread 20th century phenomenon has much to teach us about our ethical standards and our capacity for human participation.
A question is likely to be asked whether it was legitimate to defy the Disciplinary Norms of the organizational and legal discipline ? Nuremburg trials in which NAZI Doctors performed the horrendous experiments on the prisoners of concentration camps, did provide him the yardsticks to weigh the ethical, moral, psychological and scientific aspects and he decided to break the Silence.
It is argued by few critiques of Hornblum that the comparison is unjustified since NAZI experiments ended only in deaths. They were not paid, the prisoners did not have the right to refuse to the terminal experiments and were not the beneficiaries of the experiments! Secondly vaccination trials were underway in many Prisons and Jails.
However if one realizes that the individuals are confined and have an idea of cost of refusal may result into enhancement of punishment. The lurking compulsive fear amounts only to the dangerous llusion of free will of participants. More importantly the experiments were conducted at the behest of Capitalists- Pharma Giants having hold on the institutions of Justice and may be on the Prison Authorities! Hence his bold exercise to break the silence is stupendous in the Books of Medical History! .
Genesis of Torturous Abuses- For Lowest Cost Pharmaceutical Research
Such experimentation had begun in America in the early years of 20th century. In 1906, Dr. Richard P Strong, an American, performed a series of experiments with the cholera virus upon inmates of Manila prison. The experiments resulted in 13 deaths. In another incident, the Louisiana State Board of Health put Negro prisoners on a steady diet of molasses for 5 weeks to test the effect of sulphuric acid which is used in making molasses. In California, hundreds of prisoners had taken part in bizarre testicular transplants between 1919 and 1922. In 1934, 2 Colorado prisoners were selected to participate in unprecedented tuberculosis drug trials in Denver’s National Jewish Hospital. In 1942, the U.S Army carried experiments of testing beef blood on Massachusetts prison inmates. The best known example of human experimentation in a state prison was in 1944. More than 400 inmates of Statesville had volunteered as experimental subjects for malaria trial. The inmates had to contend with periodic mosquito bites, fever, nausea, vomiting and occasional relapses.
Dr. Andrew C Ivy of the medical school of University of Illinois had conceded in the Nurember’s testimony, ‘prisoners made good subjects because they had nothing else to do except render servive.’ With the arrival of the 1950s and the onset of the Korean War, the federal prison system embarked fully on human experimentation and numerous penal facilities played host to major research initiatives. In 1956 to 1957, 133 inmates at the federal Ohio facility had participated in a study of a low cost oral Polio vaccine.
The number of experiments, test subjects and prisoners involved in medical research grew steadily and the tests were as diverse as the prison systems. Research on cancer which had become the deadliest disease confronting Americans, was carried out on Ohio prison inmates. They volunteered to receive needle injections in the form of live cancer cells. One of the most egregious examples of penal medical abuse is the case of Austin R Stough, an Oklahoma physician who sold blood plasma extracted from prisoners and using the prisoners as subjects for repeated, wide scale drug testing. This led to increasing incidence of viral hepatitis. Several deaths occurred every month. One of the inmates described this as ‘They are dropping like flies out here.’
Genocide of overwhelming Blacks- dropping like flies out here
By 1973, the pressure on state and federal penal systems that performed medical research on prisoners had reached critical mass. Critics were growing rapidly in number and their criticism were increasingly hostile. Jessica Mitford devoted a revealing chapter entitled, ‘Cheaper than Chimpanzees’ to prison experimentation, placing particular emphasis on America’s departure from the spirit of Nuremberg in its use of prisoners as research subjects.
What was once a lucrative growth industry in medicine had become a victim of its own excesses and changes in community ethics.
An article appeared in the April 1981 issue of Correction magazine on the Holmesburg prison experiments. It spoke about a dangerous chemical named dioxin and described the story of one of the inmates, Al Zabala. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received a flood of correspondence from concerned inmates and former prisoners ever since the story had been published. Mr. Verald Keith Rowe, director of toxicological affairs and health and environmental research contacted Dr. Kligman and began the first scientifically monitored tests of dioxin in humans. The experiment started in late 1965 and was completed in early 1966. However, African–American prisoners were represented in disproportionate numbers. The Philadelphia Tribune devoted several news articles to the genocide as the test population was over-whelmingly black and non-white.
In January 1974, the Philadelphia prison system’s Board of Trustees decided to abolish the program in the prison. Solomon McBride, longtime administrator of the program found the termination of the once thriving unit hard to accept. But there were other illegal activities going on in the prison. Several assaults in the Philadelphia Prison system were an epidemic. To save money, operators of the projects used inmates as laboratory assistants.
The disproportionate wealth and power in the hands of a few inmates led to favouritism, bribery and jealousy among the guards. Also, African–American inmates were particularly fearful of genocide and suspected that black prisoners were recruited for the more dangerous experiments.
The first significant legal problem regarding human research at Holmesburg arose when 9 Black male subjects volunteered to test the safety and tolerance of a new medication. Jerome Roach of these 9 subjects developed various symptoms of physical illness 4 days after taking pills different from those described to him. His condition grew serious enough for him to be transferred to the hospital where he remained for several weeks. He had permanent liver damage. He sued Dr. Kligman, Ivy Research laboratories, the prison system and the city for $ 400,000 for violation of his civil rights.
Subversion of Philosophy of Science and turn to Barbaric Sadism
Miamonides, a 12th century philosopher, who followed the footsteps of Aristotle, as Physician had advised his colleagues to treat patients not merely as means to the acquisition of knowledge, but as valuable in themselves. 800 years later, another physician, Dr. Kligman advised his colleagues and taught his students that ‘rules don’t apply to geniuses. An uninformed and desperate group of prisoners met an unrestrained and ambitious doctor and largest, nontherapeutic, human research factories. Even more remarkable is how such a large and intricate operation in a public facility went so long unnoticed and unchallenged. Several reasons for this lapse in social and political sensitivity suggest themselves, beginning with this nation’s failure to take seriously the Nuremberg code. According to the American medical community, this code of medical ethics was designed for Nazi physicians, ‘written for the specific purpose of preventing brutal excesses from being committed or executed in the name of science. It was argued that the prison research in America was ideal and all subjects had volunteered in the absence of coercion in any form. The physicians interviewed for this book report that Nazi medicine was a horrible but distant medical aberration and the moral superiority of American research was the received norm which Nazi doctors were judged. American Medical Association adopted its own ‘Rules of Human Experimentation.’ The doctors who entered Holmesburg Prison a few short years after Nuremberg were conditioned to see the mass of idle humanity before them as a ‘fertile field’ of investigating opportunity. Dr. Kligman framed it as prisoners had become a new experimental resource, they had become ‘acres of skin.’
The healing/harming paradox that enveloped Kligman and his medical research program left its mark literally and professionally on all its participants. As Kligman’s research program, which was established to investigate diseases and to train residents in dermatology grew, it is supposed to have strayed from its mission. Couple of Reviewers have identified the value of the Book as locating the roots of the Evil in the reduction of Science to a “pragmatic and Utilitarian course” In fact In time, no protocol was too risky, no relationship too troubling, no code immune too violating. Kligman’s blatant medical abuses allow the Holmesburg experiments to be compared to the barbarity and sadism of the Auschwitz and Dachau. In fact the Author holds far more radical view that the intended experiments were subversive from the beginning till end. Uneducated and isolated, desperately short of money, the inmates were an easy target of medical mercenaries looking for test subjects. Today, the physical and phychologial scars from their days as only disdain for the eminent men of medicine who offered them ‘money for a piece of their skin.’ Many former test subjects and their families now regard the medical profession as torturers rather than healers.
Lessons – Unparallel Sacrifices by Helpless Prisoners.
The book seems to be an attempt by the author to summarize the inhuman treatment towards the prisoners and to make the readers aware of their fundamental rights. We could summarize the sufferings of the test subjects by knowing their current statuses. An inmate of the dioxin test, Al Zabala, later realized that he was exposed to a potential carcinogen then. Roy Williams lost all his hair after participating in a shampoo trial. Johnnie Williams has many scars and skin discolouration after the tests. The most sensitive and helpless reaction was of an inmate named Withers Ponton who endured dozens of experiments during his 3 years at the prison. In need of money he went to the H block each morning and asked, “Do you need me today?” This shows the helplessnessof the subjects and the forced volunteering carried out in the prison. It is because of the innumerable sacrifices made and pain undergone by the inmates that we use so many drugs and formulations as treatment today.
The book aptly describes the inhuman medical malpractices going on in America since early 20th century. It opens our eyes to the world of unimaginable experiments carried out by the ‘messiahs’ whom we call doctors.
The Nuremberg Code (1947) and later the Declaration of Helsinki (1964) are important in the history of research ethics. They deal with the fundamental principles of respect for the individual, their right to make informed decisions regarding participation in research. The Declaration of Helsinki was replaced by Good Clinical Practices from October 2008.
Acres of Skin makes us aware of our fundamental right of willing consent as potential test subjects and at the same time emphasizes how the law should be in favour of the common man, rather than pharmaceutical giants who sponsor the clinical trials and the medical industry who is part of such wrongdoings.
Case Studies of Torture through Toxic Radiation
Below are a few examples of the clinical trials
Al Zabala, a 27 year old American prisoner was a guinea pig for the testing of chemical agents in Holmesburg Prison. He believes he was given an injection of a substance 10 times stronger than LSD. He was real subdued and quiet for a month after the test. He had problems swallowing food and a constantly dry throat. For a few years his body would periodically break out in ‘strawberry reashes.’ He began to wonder if the tests had altered the biochemistry and chromosomes of his body after he read newspaper articles describing the extent of Holmesburg medical studies.
William Robb at the State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh had participated in 3 different types of tests, 2 of which were nicknamed ‘The Patch Tests’ by inmates. These were new experimental products not yet released in general public. The inmate was exposed to a sunlamp once a day for 30 days. After about 5 days of exposure, some section of the skin were burnt a deep brown and the skin started to peel, itch and blister.
In August 1938, 4 prisoners were cooked to death in a simulated oven over a protest. The prison was called the ‘torture chamber.’
In the early 1960s, radioactive iron and phosphorus were used on inmates of Colorado State Penitentiary to study characteristics of red blood cells during periods of rapid red cell formation and iron deficiency. Radiation experiments in Oregon and Washington form 1963 to 1973 were designed to measure the effects of radiation on male reproductive system. 5 or more testicular biopsies were carried out on each subject and they were vasectomized at the end of the program. Subjects endured skin burns, pain from biopsies, testicular inflammation and bleeding.
Lompoc (California) and Stafford (Arizona) were holding weightlessness experiments, simulated by extended bed rest for NASA at the U.S Public Health Service Hospital in San Francisco. They were conducted between 1969 to 1975 and more than 50 individuals had taken part. They were forced to wear compression suits and endure endless blood and calcium tests, numerous radioactive isotope injections.
Worse than NAZIS?
Intelligence Review (EIR) Volume 26, Number 31, August 6, 1999 – Marianna Wertz Author quotes Hornblum that he believes what was done to the men in Holmesburg Prison was actually worse than what the Nazis did to slave laborers in their concentration camps. “Frankly, I think it pales in comparison to what the men went through here. They were really used as guinea pigs. They were brought out of a cage, they were dosed up with all sorts of things, that were either placed on them, or that they were made to swallow or injected with. They rarely or ever knew what it was, or what the ramifications would be. So, I think it’s actually worse than the use of slave laborers.” Americans drafted the Nuremberg Code, and Americans should make sure that it is implemented here, and that those who suffered from its violation are given justice. We say that we would not stand for less from others—what about America itself?
These are the burning remarks and eye opening comments. Crying voices of those who fell victims to NAZI gruesome experiments have continuously surfaced in the Book like background music of a sad Piano. The reciprocal relationship of Holmesburg prison and NAZI experiments and their semblance has been brought out to create empathy of readers. However this moving story goes beyond it as scathing criticism of Bourgeoisie – capitalist system or capital in General, irrespective of Nations which treats Prisons as extended ‘cost reducing’ Research Facility. The Book written way back in 1998 articulates pains of those who have suffered for our Benefits and exposes the ruthless face of modern capitalism!
Acres of Skin—Human Experiments at
Holmesburg Prison: A True Story of Abuse and Exploitation in the Name of Medical Science
by Allen M. Hornblum
New York: Routledge, 1998
297 pages, paperbound, $16
Anil Pundlik Gokhale is an Engineer by profession and have been a reader and student of Marxist and Freudian literature for last four decades.He has been a professional translator of medical and other literature from English to Marathi. As a non regular writer on political literature he has always been attempting to intigrate Psychology and Marxism.He has recently published books ‘Condensation And Condescension In Dreams And History: Essay – From Sigmund Freud To E P Thompson’ by Author House London. Psychoanalysis & A- Historical Story of GENGHIS KHAN, Author House- London
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2015.09.13 16:46 bibear54 Do you guys host your data for private use?

Just wondering if anyone here hosts their own data online (privately and locked down of course) through a file/web server? What services do you use?
I'd love to just go to my domain and securely access the files I choose to be accessible from anywhere. I'm looking for an alternative to the usual dropbox/owncloud servives.
I've constantly tried to mess with php settings to allow for larger files but no luck.
Thanks
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2015.07.16 22:22 shockpower GPS keeps searching, can't use navigation, but can use apps like Swarm. (Galaxy S5, Lollipop)

Hi everyone,
So I use my phone as navigation in my car. Last week I don't recall having any issues with either Google Maps or Waze. This week however I need to drive somewhere frequently I really have to use navigation with and I noticed neither Waze nor Google Maps could find a GPS signal. Halfway through my ride, it could maybe pick up something, but then lose it again or say that I'm on another road than the one I'm actually on... In the notification bar, location servives keeps saying that it's looking for a signal, same for the Google Maps and Waze app.
Apps like Swarm or something similar still allow me to find places to check in. I recall on my Galaxy S2 I could use Swarm with just WiFi and not having to turn location services on. On my S5 however, I have always needed to turn location services on. Don't know if that normal or not.
Anyway, this is what I have already tried:
... and that's about it.
Some more information:
Anyone know how I might be able to fix this problem? It would really be a bummer not being able to use my phone as my navigation...
Thanks in advance.
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2015.04.20 14:14 Toakan Don't be a (Bad)min...

Hey Guys,
It's been a while as i've been caught up trying to stabalise my work and 'Other-work'. For those who don't know, I was an Intern for a global technology company. However at night, I run various services including VoiP, Web and technical support. This story comes from the latter.
I do have one key note about this story, that i may write up properly after this.
Now the clients email is rather strange and requires backstory, I'll cut out the details but essentially their old Web Admin was rather bad at being a Web Admin, and one day decided that he wanted to run the business since he hosted all the services from his hosted rack.
This happened when I was visiting the company for other business, however I overheard some of their suggestions and was quite vocally dismayed at what I heard. I took over service that day.
Friday night, about 11pm. Just turning all the systems off for the night and heading to bed.
Time from attack start : 5 minutes
My phone pings. This ping is recognizable as it's from my alt-work account. No one uses that unless it's urgent.
Damn...
Open it up, Nagios host reports connection time-out errors to Primary Production server. Various other minor details, yada yada...
Two minutes later, I get an email from a VoIP client, service is offline. Then another follows.. Yeah, that notification was silenced very quickly.
So I do what any technically responsible person does; Turn my system back online, and open a can of red bull.
Reading through the emails, I notice this charm.
Toakan,
Our old admin just came onto the VoIP and stated his intention to remove service to prove he was correct about being the best host we require.
Service has now gone dark. Was this planned or has he actually done it?!
Well crap, ok so I now have a starting point. After checking the nagios logs, it seems that there was a lot of traffic being sent to the primary machine, and none was coming back.
However the way the Primary is setup, is there is a second hardwire into my failover box (Local network). So i jumped on the Failover and see connect through the LAN.
Apparently this DOS was killing the NIC in the Primary machine, which couldn't then failover as there was no connection. (My mistake, which i've since corrected)
Kicking up wireshark on Prod, lo and behold there is a lot of packets being sent from an 81.xxx.xxx.xx address, not a usual address for a DOS attack to be sent from, however with the source IP, I quickly setup a rule within the router to ignore all traffic from this address.
I'm pissed at this point, because it's already caused 40 minutes of down time and this guy is still sending the DOS (It's impacting the routers now).
Time from attack start : 45 Minutes
I decided to reverse lookup the IP on a whim, a few dns entries for Badmins websites and even better, it turns out that it's not from a VPN or company, but rather a client connection from a Telecom company! It even had the connection point and Telecom ID for the line!
I decide to call the Telecom, as their online attack form is diabolical...
Tele : Hi this is %Telecom, what is the nature of your enquiry?
Me : Yeah, Hi. I'm currently being subjected to a DOS attack, is there anyway you can throw me to your network guys so we can get this stopped?
Tele : Have you tried restarting your router?
I don't have time for this... I know that a smatter of you guys on the phones read this sub, and i know it's a script, but ... Gahhhh...
After a brief explanation of how serious this is, and that I don't have time for the common user support.
Tele : Oh, can you hold a minute please?
Tele : I'm transfering you to 3rd line now.
Time from start of attack: 1 hour 10 minutes
3rd : Hi this is 3rd, what can I can do for you.
Me : Currently being DoS'ed, please can you verify the traffic from $IP$ and stop the service.
3rd : Under the Data Protection Act, i can't give you any information about the client or account details however.
Me : Not a problem, however this is business impacting of just over 1 hour now, I have a 2 hour window for this type of incident.
3rd : Yeah sure, the monitor shows there is a lot of traffic from that account, hang on i'll get the tools running.
3rd : Alright, I've verified that it's pointed at your address, i'm closing the connection now. You should see servive restore in a couple of minutes.
Me : Yep, system is back online and services are restarting, thanks for your assistance.
Time from attack start : 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Great, so service is back online all clients are connected and happy. No more flags from the alerting. Time to fix those environment issues and write up the incident.
The bit I feel bad about? Badmin also had clients running from the $IP that was disconnected. Hopefully his clients took it as a sign to come away from him.
TL;DR - Jealous ex gets sent to prison for sending new spouse crap in the mail.
Cheers for reading guys!
I may have a look at writing up the story behind the Badmin situation if I can write the story in a decentish format.
The start of the Saga
Edit for formatting I've forgotten in my time away.
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2015.04.18 13:26 Asmor KFC Updated, can now save locally

TL;DR: All saving is currently only done locally. There's no way to sync stuff between machines. BUT, on the bright side, it should work consistently.
Longer explanation: As I mentioned before, I was using a service called Firebase to handle account management and data synchronization. It was pretty sweet, but the free version had a cap of 50 users, and KFC was pretty much always capped. As a result, it was basically impossible for people to log in without being lucky, and nothing beyond encounter building worked without being logged in. So basically saving encounters, managing parties, and running encounters didn't work for the vast majority of people (myself included).
The ideal solution would have been to migrate to a different servive. I've been wanting to switch from Firebase to Dropbox for a while. It would lose the live synchronization that firebase provides (i.e. make an update on your computer and see it reflected immediately on your tablet), but it should work for any arbitrary number of users.
Another good solution would have been to find a way to work around firebase, by gracefully handling things when you're unable to log in (falling back to local storage), and perhaps even managing firebase's connections so they're not "always on" and hypothetically might be able to support a lot more users.
I've been wanting to do one of those for a long time, but both solutions are fairly involved and complicated, and I've never had the time and drive to just sit down and figure it out.
So while I've been sitting here waiting for my muse, KFC has been an unusable piece of shit. And for that, I apologize. So I just decided this morning while adding the monsters from the Princes of the Apocalypse online supplement to go ahead and just use local storage. It sucks, but I figure it's better being able to save locally than not being able to save at all.
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