Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A laptop (also known as a notebook) is a personal computer designed for mobile use small enough to sit on one's lap. A laptop includes most of the typical components of a desktop computer, including a display, a keyboard, a pointing device (a touchpad, also known as a trackpad, or a pointing stick), speakers, as well as a battery, into a single small and light unit. Laptops are usually shaped like a large notebook with thicknesses between 0.7–1.5 inches (18–38 mm) and dimensions ranging from 10x8 inches (27x22cm, 13" display) to 15x11 inches (39x28cm, 17" display) and up. Modern laptops weigh 3 to 12 pounds (1.4 to 5.4 kg).
Monday, March 23, 2009
- Young, Arizona, United States
- Young, Indiana, United States
- Young, New South Wales, Australia
- Young, Río Negro, Uruguay
- Young (crater), a crater on the Moon
- Young Island (disambiguation), various
Friday, March 20, 2009
Here's how it works. Imagine you're a caveman or cavewoman alive 100,000 years ago — and you come face to face with a hungry saber-toothed tiger. You have two choices: 1) Run for it (that's flight), or 2) pick up your club and battle with the tiger (that's fight). A final choice (be eaten) doesn't seem like such a good one!
Today, you can apply fight or flight to that bully who confronts you and won't listen to reason. You have two choices: 1) Turn and walk away (flight), or 2) fight, even though you know fighting won't solve the problem.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The tiger (Panthera tigris) is a member of the Felidae family; the largest of the four "big cats" in the genus Panthera. Native to much of eastern and southern Asia, the tiger is an apex predator and an obligate carnivore. Reaching up to 4 metres (13 ft) in total length and weighing up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds), the larger tiger subspecies are comparable in size to the biggest extinct felids.Aside from their great bulk and power, their most recognizable feature is the pattern of dark vertical stripes that overlays near-white to reddish-orange fur, with lighter underparts. The largest subspecies of tiger is the Siberian tiger.
Monday, March 9, 2009
These Greenbelt shoes tell their own story as they have traveled between four to six decades. By looking at the shoes, viewers can create their own ideas of what shoes like these meant to the owner. By looking at shoes like these, the viewers may become more interested regarding their personal value, price, and how they differ from other shoes between 1937- 1945...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
A sword-drawing art that includes cutting rolled straw targets
Martial or Fighting Arts
The Way of the Warrior
Straight sword used in Japan's early history
Samurai's two swords (one long - katana, one short - wakizashi)
1600 - 1867 when Tokugawa government ruled Japan
Divided skirt-pants Samurai wore
782 - 1184 when Japan's capital was located in Kyoto
Art of Drawing the Sword
1185 - 1332 when the capital of Japan was in Kamakura. Known as the "golden age" of the Japanese sword.
Sword - refers specifically to an ancient, two-edge sword made before the ninth century
Art of the Sword
Swords made before the Edo Period
Bow and arrow fighting
Kyuba no michi
The Way of the Horse and Bow
Name of a sword
1573 - 1599 when Samurai began wearing daisho. Also beginning of the Shinto (new sword) period.
Family crest worn on montsuki
Kimono top Japanese wore at formal occasions
Muromachi Period - 1392 - 1572 when constant civil wars greatly increased the production of swords.
Long pole with curved blade on one end
Way of the Naginata
1333 - 1391 when two emperors were vying for power in Japan
Particular school or style of martial arts
Member of the warrior class
"New New Sword" - any sword made after Meiji Restoration (1870)
"New Sword" - any sword made between 1596 and 1870
Barbarian subduing General (war lord)
Long, deeply curved sword that mounted Samurai used in ancient Japan
"Inside sword" - a term for the longer of two swords Samurai wore
Samurai's sensing danger