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The Lone Ranger’s Last Request

The Lone Ranger was ambushed and captured
by a hostile Indian War Party.

The Indian Chief proclaimed,

“So, YOU are the great Lone Ranger“…

“In honour of the Buffalo Hunt,
YOU will be sacrificed in three days.”
“Before we kill you, I grant you three requests.”

“What is your FIRST request?

The Lone Ranger said,
“I’d like to speak to my horse.”

The Chief nodded and Silver was brought
before the Lone Ranger
who whispered in
Silver’s ear, and the horse galloped away.

Later that evening, Silver returned with
a beautiful blonde woman on his back.

As the Indian Chief watched,
the blonde
entered the Lone Ranger‘s tent
and spent the night.

The next morning the Indian Chief admitted
that he was impressed.

“You have a very fine and loyal horse,”

but we will still kill you in two days.”

“What is your SECOND request?”
The Lone Ranger again asked to speak
to his horse.

Silver came to him,
and he again whispered in the horse’s ear.

As before, Silver took off and disappeared
over the horizon.

Later that evening, to the Chief’s surprise,

Silver again returned,
this time with a voluptuous brunette,

even more attractive than the blonde.

She entered the Lone Ranger‘s tent
and spent the night.

The following morning the Indian Chief

“You are indeed a man of many talents,”

“But we will still kill you tomorrow.”

“What is your LAST request? “
The Lone Ranger responded,

“I’d like to speak to my horse – alone.”

The Chief was curious, but he agreed,

and Silver was brought to
the Lone Ranger‘s tent.

Once they were alone,
the Lone Ranger grabbed Silver
by both ears,
looked him square in the eye and said,

Listen Very Carefully! FOR…THE…LASTTIME


Jorge Castro: My FIRST robot competition

I did the coolest thing last weekend, I volunteered as a judge for the FIRST Robotics Competition here in Livonia, Michigan. The short story is Dean Kamen, the guy who is most famous for inventing the Segway (even though his other inventions seem way more interesting) decided that young people should be motivated by Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. So he created this idea of a robot competion. I know right?

So how it works is that high schools across the country make robots to compete against a certain goal. This year’s contest is called the Ultimate Ascent. The idea is that the robot not only shoots discs for points, at the end of the challenge for the max points it needs to ascend a pyramid. Check out the video, this is not an easy task.

My job was to judge the regional competitions, the winners would go on to the State champtionships, and from there, move on to the Nationals.

So … high schools, competing, with robots … count me in …

And to my luck, I even met a student at Code Red Robotics who know what Ubuntu was, here’s his picture:

I am really glad I got to learn what FIRST was. It is amazing to see what high school kids can come up with. When I was in High School my idea of “awesome” was a SEGA Genesis, and if lucky, I got to be in the Science Olympiad. Meanwhile these kids are making robots capable of shooting disks at over 65 miles an hour.

On top of that as a judge I got to meet some pretty amazing people. People from General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, and Nissan, as well as other companies, I am really proud to be included with such accomplished engineers.

Over the next few days I will post videos from the competition, it gets pretty brutal to watch robots compete; and to me this is the best part, FIRST isn’t just a kid version of a robotic reality show, it has built in governance, with a concept of Gracious Professionalism. So it’s just not about building great robots, it’s about driving kids towards a greater good over elementary, junior high, and high schools.

Wanna get in on FIRST? It’s all over the US, get started here: http://www.usfirst.org/

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at Planet Ubuntu

Kettering University, Hendrickson Team up for Co-Op Reception for Chicago-Area High School Students

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Kettering University, Hendrickson Team up for Co-Op Reception for Chicago-Area High School Students

WOODRIDGE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Kettering University and Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems, one of the University’s top co-op partners, are teaming up for a reception for high school students interested in Kettering University in the Chicago area from 6-8 p.m. April 8.

The event will give students an opportunity to learn more about Kettering University‘s innovative co-op and experiential-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education model and will give insight into what both a co-op and career with an international industry leader like Hendrickson entails. Along with meeting Hendrickson officials, attendees will also be able to meet with Kettering University admissions and co-op representatives as well as talk with current Kettering University students who co-op with Hendrickson and alumni who work there.

“This is an amazing opportunity for potential students to see firsthand the value of cooperative education from one of Kettering University‘s premier co-op partners,” said Lisa Macon, assistant director of admissions at Kettering University.

High school juniors and seniors interested in attending should RSVP to Lisa Macon at lmacon@kettering.edu by April 5.

About Kettering University

Kettering University is a nationally-recognized STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Business university and a national leader in combining a rigorous academic environment with rich opportunities for experiential learning and cooperative education and a focus on the learning experience of the individual student. Kettering students develop globally competitive skills and knowledge, along with the soft skills needed to apply both successfully in real-life situations. Kettering was one of the first universities to recognize the extraordinary talents and promise of FIRST students and has awarded $2.5 million in scholarships to FIRST participants since 1999. Kettering’s 1,900 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students choose from 15 undergraduate and 9 master’s degrees, plus more than 50 minors, specialties, concentrations and courses of study. Some of Kettering’s fastest growing academic majors are Bioinformatics, Chemical Engineering and BioChemistry. Visit www.kettering.edu.

About Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of medium- and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions; integrated and non-integrated axle systems; auxiliary lift axle systems; parabolic and multi-leaf springs; bumper and trim components to the global commercial transportation industry. Visit www.hendrickson-intl.com.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at DailyFinance

Microchip Announces Results of 2013 FIRST® Robotics Competition Arizona Regional

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Microchip Announces Results of 2013 FIRST ® Robotics Competition Arizona Regional

50 Teams Participated, Including 44 from Arizona; Any Student Participating on a FIRST Team Eligible to Apply for Over $16M in Scholarships

CHANDLER, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Microchip Technology Inc. (NAS: MCHP) , a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the resultsof the 2013 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) Arizona Regional, held March 22-23, 2013 in Chandler. Phoenix’s Carl Hayden High School; Tempe Preparatory Academy, Tempe; and Buena High School, Sierra Vista qualified to compete in the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, April 25-27, 2013 in St. Louis, MO. Kingman High School/Kingman Academy of Learning, Kingman; Yuma High School, Yuma; and Rockwell-Collins & Escondido Charter High School, Escondido, Calif. were Regional Finalists. Students had six weeks to build a robot capable of competing in this year’s competition, the game called Ultimate AscentSM, where teams joined forces to fling saucer-like discs through various slots during several two-minute and fifteen-second matches. Extra points were scored for robots that could hang from a 10-foot tower in the final seconds of the match. Any student participating on a FIRST team is eligible to apply for more than $16 million in scholarships.

“The engineering challenge presented by FIRST to build a functioning robot that must accomplish specific tasks inspires students to find creative solutions using math, science and engineering, while adhering to strict deadlines. Working with industry mentors, students learn marketable skills such as working on a team, critical thinking, marketing and problem solving, while having fun at the same time,” said Steve Sanghi, president and CEO of Microchip Technology, co-chair of the FIRST Arizona Regional Planning Committee, FIRST sponsor and member of the FIRST Board of Directors.

Chandler, Ariz.-based Microchip Technology is the organizing sponsor of the FRC Arizona Regional. Fifty high-school robotics teams competed in the 2013 FRC AZ Regional, including 44 teams from Arizona, three from New Mexico, two from California and one from Mexico. AZFirst, a non-profit organization, awarded the Steve Sanghi Scholarship to Bianca Rodriquez, a senior at Carl Hayden High School, Phoenix, AZ. Funded by Steve and Maria Sanghi, this scholarship totals $16,000 over four years, and is awarded to an outstanding FIRST participant who intends to pursue a college degree in science, technology, engineering or math. Coconino High School won the Regional Chairman’s Award, which recognizes the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate, and embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. Christine …read more
Source: FULL ARTICLE at DailyFinance

The Media Are Invited to Attend the FIRST® Robotics Competition Arizona Regional

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The Media Are Invited to Attend the FIRST ® Robotics Competition Arizona Regional

–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Microchip Technology Inc. (NAS: MCHP) :

The Media Are Invited to Attend the

FIRST ® Robotics Competition Arizona Regional
March 22-23, 2013
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Hamilton High School
3700 South Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85248

Key Facts:

  • High-school robotics competition
  • Any student participating on a FIRST team is eligible to apply for $16 million in scholarships

  • 50 teams
    participating, including 44 from Arizona, one from Mexico, three from New Mexico and two from California
  • Teams had six weeks to build a robot that can throw Frisbees to score points. Teams can score extra points if their robots climb towers in the final seconds of a two-minute and fifteen-second match. Three teams are grouped into “alliances” for each match.
  • Winners are eligible to attend the FRC World Championship in St. Louis, Apr. 24-27, 2013
  • Free and open to the public


  • Still and video photography permitted
  • Media interview opportunities with FIRST students and their mentors from the community

Chandler, Ariz.-based Microchip Technology is the organizing sponsor of the FRC Arizona Regional. For more information and to schedule interviews, contact:

Terri Thorson, Public Relations Specialist
Microchip Technology Inc.

On-site media contact:

Carol Popovich, Regional Director, Cell 480-335-2091

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at DailyFinance

Find and split the list of files with suffiz of seg**

By Satish Shettar


I am writing a script to get the new files and split them.

Find the new files under the path “/wload/scmp/app/data/OAS” (There are 5 sub folders).
Gunzip the files which are having .gz suffix.
Put the list of files in the filename in the format “fiels_to_split_2013012911300.txt where as the numeric part is date and time.
Perform the split command on the files to split each file containing 50000 lines.
The output of the split filename should have the same file with suffix seg** where ** can be either numbers or alphabets.

I got the code from Pikk45 and tried to add/modify as per the need.

find /wload/scmp/app/data/OAS -name “*.gz” -size +100000000 -type f -mtime -1 -exec gunzip {} ;
FILENAME=new_fiels_to_split$(date +”%Y%m%d%H%M”).txt
find /wload/scmp/app/data/OAS -type f -mtime -1 > /wload/scmp/app/data/OAS/$FILENAME
while read file; do
if [ -e “${FILE}” ]; then
while [ $SPL -le `wc -l $FILES`]
sed -n ‘$FIRST,$SPLp’ $FILES > $FILES.seg{$FILE}
done < ${FILES}
FIRST=`expr $FIRST + 50000`
SPL=`expr $SPL + 50000`
FILE=`expr $FILE + 1`

for example
the source files

-rw-rw-r– 1 scmpadm scmpuser 755861762 Jan 26 20:04 activity.log.20130125.gz
-rw-rw-r– 1 scmpadm scmpuser 0 Jan 26 20:05 trigger.activity.log.20130125
-rw-rw-r– 1 scmpadm scmpuser 913911244 Jan 27 20:24 activity.log.20130126.gz
-rw-rw-r– 1 scmpadm scmpuser 0 Jan 27 20:25 trigger.activity.log.20130126
-rw-rw-r– 1 scmpadm scmpuser 329351168 Jan 28 19:10 activity.log.20130127.gz

After gunzip

-rw-rw-r– 1 scmpadm scmpuser 3012939863 Jan 28 19:10 activity.log.20130127

Files after split

-rw-rw—- 1 scmpadm scmpuser 49877675 Jan 29 07:04 activity.log.20130127.segaa
-rw-rw—- 1 scmpadm scmpuser 47552800 Jan 29 07:07 activity.log.20130127.segab
-rw-rw—- 1 scmpadm scmpuser 45867421 Jan 29 07:08 activity.log.20130127.segac
-rw-rw—- 1 scmpadm scmpuser 48985303 Jan 29 07:09 activity.log.20130127.segad
-rw-rw—- 1 scmpadm scmpuser 50846638 Jan 29 07:10 activity.log.20130127.segae
-rw-rw—- 1 scmpadm scmpuser 50946829 Jan 29 07:13 activity.log.20130127.segaf
-rw-rw—- 1 scmpadm scmpuser 50968144 Jan 29 07:14 activity.log.20130127.segag
-rw-rw—- 1 scmpadm scmpuser 51758156 Jan 29 07:18 activity.log.20130127.segah
-rw-rw—- 1 scmpadm scmpuser 52290589 Jan 29 07:23 activity.log.20130127.segai
-rw-rw—- 1 scmpadm scmpuser 19329024 Jan 29 07:26 activity.log.20130127.segaj

Source: FULL ARTICLE at The UNIX and Linux Forums