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Tuesday's ETF Movers: REM, MOO

By MarketNewsVideo In trading on Tuesday, the iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF (REM) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 2.2% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of American Capital Agency (AGNC), up about 6.3% and shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment (MTGE), up about 5.2% on the day. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Markets

Inside REM's Final Days

By Evann Gastaldo After completing his final performance with REM, a teary-eyed Michael Stipe quietly mouthed, “Hooray, we’re done.” Working on their last album, the band had chosen Berlin‘s legendary Hansa TonStudio for the final recording session. Since there was to be no tour for the album, a camera crew was brought in… …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Newser – Great Finds

A SOX 1KHz Sinewave Generator Using A Batch File…

By wisecracker

Hi all…

I don’t think this has been done before but I am open to being corrected…

This batch file generates a 65536 byte binary file to give 8 seconds of pure sinewave at the earphone/speaker output(s)…

It uses ONLY a default Windows 32 bit installation, to Windows 7, except for the installation of SOX

Notepad was the _main_ editor… ;o)

Hopefully the code section does NOT corrupt the binary part which is 8 bytes in size.
If it does then let me know on here and I will post a pointer from where to grab it…
(Hmmm, just did a preview and it looks as though it does… ;o( )

Enjoy…

Code:

REM Prevent echoing to the CLI...
@ECHO OFF
CLS

REM Generate a pure 1KHz sinewave using SOX...
REM $VER: SOX_DEMO.BAT_Version_0.00.10_(C)2013_B.Walker_G0LCU.

REM This script uses standard Notepad and a default Windows 32 bit install ONLY...
REM It requires no extra installs except SOX itself...
REM The 8 bytes of binary was also generated inside the default Windows OS to windows 7... ;o)

REM Create an 8 byte binary _string_ first for 1 complete sinewave cycle...
SET "rawfile=€&&€ÙþÙ"

REM Write the 8 bytes of binary data to disk in your default TEMP folder...
ECHO | SET /P="%rawfile%" > %TEMP%.SINEWAVE.RAW

REM Append to the file in powers of 2 to 8*(2^13) = 65536 bytes...
FOR /L %%n IN (1,1,13) DO TYPE %TEMP%.SINEWAVE.RAW >> %TEMP%.SINEWAVE.RAW

REM The path is where a default install of SOX resides...
REM Now play the tone burst for around 8 to 9 seconds...
C:PROGRA~1SOX-14-4-1SOX -b 8 -r 8000 -e unsigned-integer -c 1 %TEMP%.SINEWAVE.RAW -d

REM 1KHz sinewave demo end...
REM ENjoy finding simple solutions to often very difficult problems...


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Sprint Expands Environmental Commitment with Energy Management System in Retail Stores

By Business Wirevia The Motley Fool

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Sprint Expands Environmental Commitment with Energy Management System in Retail Stores

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– During the next 10 years, Sprint expects to save approximately $15 million with the implementation of a new Retail Energy Management (REM) system. The system, which has been installed in more than 1,000 Sprint retail stores to date, is expected to reduce Sprint’s retail energy costs by 15 percent, a $1.5 million annual savings, an 18-month payback on the program.

The system will enable a Web-based energy management system that can remotely control heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). Ultimately, the new system should reduce Sprint’s monthly spend on electricity and natural gas and enable more energy efficient operations.

The expected reduction in utility costs and bottom-line benefits are complemented by the positive effect on the environment and reduction in greenhouse gasses. The environmental impact is often measured as CO2 produced or fossil fuels burned. By controlling mechanical systems through the new REM system, Sprint estimates it will reduce its electrical usage by 11 million kilowatt hours (kWh) per year.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, to generate 11 million kWh of electricity, a power plant would need to burn 5,830 tons of coal or 880,000 gallons of oil. In effect, the energy savings achieved will allow Sprint to reduce its carbon footprint by more than 17 million pounds of CO2. According to the U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, that’s the same amount generated by electricity use in 422 single-family U.S. homes in one year.

Other projected REM system benefits include:

  1. Reduction in response time for HVAC reported issues. The REM System can identify mechanical issues before they affect our retail locations.
  2. Reduction of maintenance costs and reduced time on site for maintenance technicians.
  3. Sprint will also implement a proactive unit replacement plan based on unit efficiency.

“We recognize that all Sprint facilities contribute to operating expense and our overall carbon footprint,” said Jaime Jones, senior vice president-Consumer Sales. “We will continue to improve our bottom line and reduce our environmental impact by controlling our behaviors, monitoring for inefficiencies in mechanical performance, and by identifying additional areas for improvement.”

Sprint’s next retail energy savings effort will come from the installation of LED lighting in more than 600 retail stores. The project is estimated to …read more
Source: FULL ARTICLE at DailyFinance

6 Things Your Dreams Can Tell You About Your Health

By The Huffington Post News Editors

The last time you woke up from a dream, you may have wondered why exactly you were back at high school, standing in front of your locker, unable for the life of you to remember the combination. When it comes to dream meanings, most of us expect those visions to reveal mental health truths, whether they be feelings about a life event, relationship or simply a memory.

But after recent research highlighted a potential link between acting out dreams and a common form of dementia, perhaps there is more we can learn about our physical health from our dreams.

The research, presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, found that men with a risk factor for dementia with Lewy bodies, in addition to what’s known as REM sleep behavior disorder, are five times more likely to have this type of dementia. The same sleep disorder has also been linked to Parkinson’s disease, symptoms of which are similar to those of dementia with Lewy bodies.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at Huffington Post

Maybe The Mayans Were Right Or Was it REM?

By Danny Kennedy, Contributor

Last year was the end of the world as we know it. The end of the world predominately powered by fossil fuels. And to mark the shift in human experience, as led by America since it generalized electricity over a century ago, the month of January 2013 was the first one ever where no fossil fuels were added to our grid. That’s right: …read more
Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

Can anybody change this into Linux shell scripts?

By monisha

Code:

@echo off

SET "p0=%~0"
SET "p1=%~1"
SET "p2=%~2"
SET "p3=%~3"
SET "p4=%~4"
SET "p5=%~5"
SET "p6=%~6"
SET "p7=%~7"
SET "p8=%~8"
SET "p9=%~9"
SHIFT
SET "p10=%~9"
SHIFT
SET "p11=%~9"

SET "zip_path=D:OraOutputinterco%p10%"

echo Program Name : %p0%
rem echo "Next param : %p1%
echo Next param : Username/Password
echo User Id : %p2%
echo User Name : %p3%
echo Request ID : %p4%
echo File Name : %p5%
echo Entity Name : %p6%
echo Email Address : %p7%
echo Extract ID : %p8%
echo path name : %p9%
echo share directory : %p10%
echo Master Request ID : %p11%

rm !(D:tempXX.txt)

echo Process and Mail Output files
echo %zip_path%
IF NOT EXIST D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11% GOTO MAPERROR
cd D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%
echo changed to D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%
IF EXIST D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%chello_compressed_interco_files.zip rm D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%chello_compressed_interco_files.zip
zip -j D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%chello_compressed_interco_files.zip D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%*.*
echo after zip
IF NOT EXIST D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%chello_compressed_interco_files.zip GOTO ENDPROCESS
echo zip file exists after zip
REM rm D:OraOutputinterco%p10%chello_interco*.*
echo Before Mail to %p7%
D:OraOutputintercoes.exe %p7% "Chello Interco Extract has completed" "Please find attached the compressed Intercompany spreadsheets" D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%chello_compressed_interco_files.zip
echo After Mail to %p7%
rm D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%chello_compressed_interco_files.zip
GOTO ENDPROCESS
:MAPERROR<br ...read more
Source: FULL ARTICLE at The UNIX and Linux Forums

HI! Can anybody change this into Linux shell scripts

By monisha

Code:

@echo off

SET "p0=%~0"
SET "p1=%~1"
SET "p2=%~2"
SET "p3=%~3"
SET "p4=%~4"
SET "p5=%~5"
SET "p6=%~6"
SET "p7=%~7"
SET "p8=%~8"
SET "p9=%~9"
SHIFT
SET "p10=%~9"
SHIFT
SET "p11=%~9"

SET "zip_path=D:OraOutputinterco%p10%"

echo Program Name : %p0%
rem echo "Next param : %p1%
echo Next param : Username/Password
echo User Id : %p2%
echo User Name : %p3%
echo Request ID : %p4%
echo File Name : %p5%
echo Entity Name : %p6%
echo Email Address : %p7%
echo Extract ID : %p8%
echo path name : %p9%
echo share directory : %p10%
echo Master Request ID : %p11%

rm !(D:tempXX.txt)

echo Process and Mail Output files
echo %zip_path%
IF NOT EXIST D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11% GOTO MAPERROR
cd D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%
echo changed to D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%
IF EXIST D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%chello_compressed_interco_files.zip rm D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%chello_compressed_interco_files.zip
zip -j D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%chello_compressed_interco_files.zip D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%*.*
echo after zip
IF NOT EXIST D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%chello_compressed_interco_files.zip GOTO ENDPROCESS
echo zip file exists after zip
REM rm D:OraOutputinterco%p10%chello_interco*.*
echo Before Mail to %p7%
D:OraOutputintercoes.exe %p7% "Chello Interco Extract has completed" "Please find attached the compressed Intercompany spreadsheets" D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%chello_compressed_interco_files.zip
echo After Mail to %p7%
rm D:OraOutputinterco%p10%out%p11%chello_compressed_interco_files.zip
GOTO ENDPROCESS
:MAPERROR<br ...read more
Source: FULL ARTICLE at The UNIX and Linux Forums

REM Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level

By ETFChannel.com In trading on Friday, shares of the iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage Plus Capped Index Fund ETF (AMEX: REM) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $14.30, changing hands as high as $14.33 per share. iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage Plus Capped Index Fund shares are currently trading up about 0.8% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of REM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Markets