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I am an honours graduate (BSc. Hons. Strath-Glasgow) coupled with an MBA-ICG (Paris) , experienced, Metallurgist - Materials Scientist and Engineer & Manager turned Consultant & Blogger. I specialised in Superalloys (aero-engine_Seminal Work peer reviewed & published IOM3_MST, Feb.1985, the 2nd issue of this now well known journal dedicated to the fundamental aspects in our multidisciplinary subject area ) My experience over a wide range of Special Alloys is extensive. (Cryogenic,Controlled Expansion-Dilatometric,Magnetic, Corrosion Resistant Grades and finally HSLA-Aircraft Undercarriage. (Great Stuff-I was lucky) My responibilities were especially in Melting & Refining to 1st Forming stage. Responsibilities include QC,QA & Accounting, Melt/Remelt Process  & Products, R&D.  Bilingual English-French. 
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jeudi 31 décembre 2009

Video Lectures

Be sure to visit this Video Lectures site, a true centre of excellence in Learning, online and free to all, an open University for students of post high school, graduate post grad. Make it your Life-Long Centre of Education.

jeudi 21 mai 2009

Political Solution to combat Climate Change effectively_One and only one indispensible measure required to substantially reduce CO2-GHG emissions

Jean-Marc Jancovici, from the prestigious applied mathematics and engineering school in France, Polytechnique, is one of the most prominent teachers, consultant experts engaged in the energy and climate change issues. He is a strong advocate for urgent action to fight the now widely known adverse effects of fossil fuel consumption, on greenhouse gases (GHG) levels and global warming (GW).

I have added the permalink to J-M Jancovici's Daily Motion video giving his analysis and strongly argumented plea on what he and several of his more courageous colleagues consider to be the one and only one most important measure required to combat effectively, CO2-GHG emissions: namely to increase the price of fossil fuels.

Jean-Marc's video may be viewed, in french for the time-being, at the link below and also at the link on the RHS-right hand side menu bar "Environment Videos-Confs, Reports"

J-M discusses this in depth in his book "C'est maintenant, 3 ans pour sauver le monde- Now is the time-3 years to save the world". In order to succeed in this herculean task he and his colleague polytechnicien and economist Alain Grandjean seek a socially equitable and acceptable taxation system and propose that at the beginning of each year (or period) a fund be set-up through the taxation system whereby at the end of the the year (or period) the cost increase be redistributed in such a manner that the more modest recover more than they pay and the richer pay the difference.

1. Video Link

2. C'est Maintenant! 3 ans pour sauver Le Monde (Now's the time! 3 years to save The World. by Jean Marc Jancovici et Alain Grandjean, Ed du Seuil (in French)

mardi 17 février 2009

New Video Embeded: Mars "Explorer" Revolutionary Wind Power Generator shows Wind Power that is Good for the Neurons

The Magenn Power's MARS Revolutionary Wind Power Generator Video in now embedded on my page and added to my video link list.

Magenn Power's MARS Revolutionary Wind Power Generator describes it's self as "a Wind Power Anywhere™ solution" which the company claims distinct advantages over existing Conventional Wind Turbines and Diesel Generating Systems including: global deployment, lower costs, better operational performance, and greater environmental advantages.

Magenn Power Announced First Distributor of its 'Floating Wind Generators' Jan 10, 2006 and claims cost of electricity generated is less than 10 cents per kWh.


Acknowledgement:my friend, J-P Genin, Ingénieur Conseil, Expert en Énergies... -Consultant Engineer Expert en Energies... Mainland and Islands, Isolated Regions, Developing Countries
Systèmes Continentaux, Îles, Besoins en régions isolés.

jeudi 12 février 2009

10 Predictions for 2009_Online Video and one example of Semantic Processing on online Video,_

Longstanding-long suffering friends at the independent software company Asksam base in Florida drew my attention to the semantic processing in online Video by the company Delve Networks. The example Delve uses is the historical inaugual speeck of Presidend Barack Obama.

As usual on the web one search leads to another.

10 Predictions for Online Video and one example of Semantic Processing of online Video are due to Alex Castro the CEO and co-founder of Delve Networks, a complete end-to-end online video platform providing all the tools needed to publish Internet TV channels and online video.

Castro undelines such technological advances and innovations in online video as:
- the introduction of semantic processing,
-video hosting solutions, SaaS-Software as a Service
- monetization of video content.
And claims that it’s obvious that things have progressed from beyond "just" YouTube.
To be brief I have listed Alex's 10 Predictions eliminating comments. (Unpretentiously Alex invites interested readers-viewers to Add their own predictions to the comments below.)

1. Record year for video content consumption2. YouTube loses market share as market fragments.
2. YouTube loses market share as market fragments
3. Advertiser dollars will shift to more measurable and targeted online video
Traditional ad dollars will continue to migrate online as advertisers seek to ensure the most impact for their advertising dollars in these difficult economic times. The availability of detailed data about the performance of their ads and the viewers and customers who interact with them makes web video an extremely attractive medium for advertisers. (note for AdSense user)

4. Video monetization becomes reality – or at least starts to!

Professionally-produced content, targeted to specific audiences, will see a burst of excitement as advertisers will see this as a safe bet to put their money on. In response to the influx of advertising dollars, video publishers will need scalable platforms with a wide range of performance metrics.

Also, sites that offer a player with more “bells and whistles,” (end-user branding, video tagging, semantic widgets, etc.) will win out as viewers become more engaged and watch longer.

5. On-demand video platforms gain as the economy slumps.

6. Semantic web technologies emerge and prosper.

7. Syndication of content.

8. Small businesses embrace video advertising.

Back in 2001, small and medium sized businesses began to embrace search advertising. It was a way for them to grow their business in a tough environment, while making sure they had measurable results for their advertising spends. As companies deal with the worst of the recession in 2009, they will have to work even harder to be noticed by customers. Video advertising using self-service tools like Jivox, will be embraced by small and medium sized businesses looking to stand out.

9. Mobile video finally breaks out.

10. Barack Obama reinvents the fireside chat.

Link to Video of Obama's Inaugural Speech

Full comments by Alex Castro including reader comments not to mention Thumbnail leads to other general advanced information, gadgets, plugins
LINK via Mashable

vendredi 23 janvier 2009

NEW Video Links List for Metallurgical, Superalloy Processing

A new video (and articles) links list on Metallurgical, Superalloy Processing has been added to my Materials Science and Engineering DefinedThe links list may be found on the RHS-right hand side menu of Materials Sci. and Eng. Def.

samedi 10 janvier 2009

Introducing Snap Shots from Snap.com- New Widget with Enhanced Reader Functionality

Introducing Snap Shots from Snap.com

I just installed a nice little tool on this site called Snap Shots that enhances links with visual previews of the destination site, interactive excerpts of Wikipedia articles, MySpace profiles, IMDb profiles and Amazon products, display inline videos, RSS, MP3s, photos, stock charts and more.

Sometimes Snap Shots bring you the information you need, without your having to leave the site, while other times it lets you "look ahead," before deciding if you want to follow a link or not.

Should you decide this is not for you, just click the Options icon in the upper right corner of the Snap Shot and opt-out.

However please do not hesitate to comment on this widget or on any other widget or issue for that matter.

Hope you enjoy the experience.

vendredi 2 janvier 2009

NEW Link to Book and Video Reviews

Here are some good reviews of Quality Management books and Videos from my bookmarked Archives, a rather old but none the less interesting site (2004)
LINK to J Fullerton's website...