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Bradley Research Group Member: Mark Bradley

Dec 19, 2014

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Status: New

Principal Investigator - Professor Mark Bradley mark.bradley@ed.ac.uk   Curriculum Vitae - Professor Mark Bradley FRSE, FRSC   Professor Bradley is currently Professor of High-Throughput Chemical Biology in the School of Chemistry at The University of Edinburgh.   After gaining a First class Honours B. Sc. Degree in Chemistry with Distinction in Biochemistry, he carried out a D. Phil under the supervision of Professor Sir J. E. Baldwin FRS – both at the University of Oxford. On gaining both a Lindemann Trust and SERC/NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships, he continued with postdoctoral work under Professor C. T. Walsh at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA (1989-1991) before moving to the University of Southampton as a Royal Society University Research Fellow. In 1997 he was awarded a Professorship in Combinatorial Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton where he founded the Combinatorial Centre of Excellence. He continued to direct this centre until moving to Edinburgh in 2005.   Over the past 10 years, Mark has been invited to speak at over 250 lectures, meetings and conferences. As well as academic lectures, Mark also gives public service and educational lectures. In addition, Mark has been the main organiser and on the organising committee of several international conferences.   Of the many prizes and awards Mark has won, the most recent include:   • 2010 - Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry • 2009 - SCS Award of the Society of Combinatorial Sciences. Awarded for the most significant scientific and technological advancement in the field of combinatorial sciences over the past 4 years. • 2008 - Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Elected to the Fellowship of Scotland’s National Academy of Sciences and Letters • 2008 - Merck Frosst Lecturer at the Chemistry Department, University of Waterloo,Ontario, Canada. The Merck Lecture is sponsored by Merck Frosst (Montreal) with lectures at the company site in addition to the Chemistry Department at the University of Waterloo. • 2007 - Novartis Chemistry Lectureship Award. “This award was created to honour individuals for outstanding contributions in natural product synthesis and the development of synthetic methodology. The focus of the lectures is on synthetic organic chemistry to enhance the exposure of the Navartis chemical community to cutting edge chemistry”. The lectures are given at carious Novartis research sites around the world throughout a selected year • 2006 - Netherlands Science Foundation, Sigma-Aldrich Lectureship, Netherlands • 2004 - Leo-Lectureship of Leo Pharma/TU Denmark • 2003 - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science, Van’t Hoff lectureship priz

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Deep Blue Publications Group LLC: How Retirement Funds Could Turn On You

Dec 19, 2014

1 Vote

Status: New

One of the biggest dilemmas people face today is what financial experts like to call the "variation of outcomes". In a more practical sense, it would mean the difference between those students who were on the top 10 during your high school, for example: 5 made it into Ivy League schools, 3 got into other universities, one went to work and the other took a break. In short, even in a supposed set of people, you can never predict what will happen in the future.   And when it comes to retirement investments, people tend to have similar strategies on withdrawal that consequently points to various outcomes. Case in point: how investors could have survived the peak of the 90s bull market which was viewed as one of the worst times to start withdrawing.   For example, you had 1 million USD invested by the end of 1999 and then decided to withdraw a fix rate of 5% (50,000 USD) every year. Five percent turns out to be a sustainable enough withdrawal rate, even with the inflation taken into account according to Deep Blue Publications Group LLC planners. (Note:  There really is no recommended sustainable percentage of withdrawals as brokers themselves admit they get antsy when clients begin to take more than 6% annually.)   Naturally, the outcome will be widely different depending on one's timing and specific investment. Then what's the lesson learned from that period of 2 consecutive bear markets?   * Do not withdraw from stock funds during a bear market for this will significantly increase your losses. Besides, once the fund rebounded, your withdrawals will decrease in value.   * Most popular funds of the month are not always recommended. They could have been overpriced and overstuffed which is perhaps why it had a supposed 'good' performance during previous quarters.   * Don't bet all your shares during retirement especially if you retire at the start of a multi-year bear market.   It does make a great difference if your investments are not that closely related with stocks as a safeguard for any unexpected outcome. The usual choice in making a diverse portfolio today is bonds but this could also mean you'll get hit once the interest rates increase. Consider foreign bonds instead, or get into real estate and gold, all of which are not that related with stocks.   In the end, the amount you withdraw at a given year is still based on a number of factors such as life expectancy, existing loans and lifestyle. Just make sure you avoid a wide "variation of outcomes" from your investments

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Categories: Small Business,

Eye Mouse

Dec 18, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

With an additional 'eye button'  key on the keyboard, pressing the new button will move/click the cursor on what part of the screen you are looking. Using an additional button ensures the mouse doesn’t move around when you look at other parts of the screen Using the button enables you to move quickly between areas of the screen more efficiently then a mouse of keyboard shortcuts. It would be very handy when using a spreadsheet or most data entry type task. This is especially usefully if you use multiple screens. All you need to do is look at the new screen, press a button on your keyboard and type away on a different application. This would be very useful to businesses. 

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Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops, Software,

​Fix Alienware 17 Fan Tables

Dec 1, 2014

5 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

The Alienware 17 (and I believe the 18) have a well-documented problem with heat, especially the NVidia 880M GPU. The main problem these laptops have is a locked down fan table, meaning we cannot set the fan speeds higher than the laptop allows. Normally this would not be a problem but for some reason the fans are locked to a lower RPM than they are capable of; 4600 RPMs for the CPU and 3400 RPMs for the GPU. Both fans are capable of ~5000+ RPMs. It is also interesting that the fan CFM has been lowered as well to ~1.66 for the CPU and ~1.7 for the GPU, down from ~3 for the CPU and up to ~11.7 for the GPU in the Alienware M17X R4. The built in fan table is also sluggish to respond and only allows a few set RPMs instead of a smooth curve. For example the GPU can be 0, 1700, or 3400 RPMS. This means that the GPU will become very hot, 85+ degrees Celsius, before the laptop compensates. It is not uncommon to see 90+C on either the CPU or GPU in these laptops. There is also a point when the fans cannot blow enough air to keep the heatsink cool and will either cause the temperatures to become very hot and/or the laptop will shut off. This is especially noticeable for people that have a high end unlocked i7 CPU or a hot GPU like the 880M. At the very least we need the fans to spin at full RPM to allow for max heat dissipation. It would be even better if we could set our own fan speeds/curves through software like the Aurora has or with a key combination like Clevo has implemented (FN+1=100% fan speed) that runs the fans at full speed. A BIOS based option would also work so that we could choose a fan profile, use the default fan table we have now for a quiet option or something but at least allow users to pick a higher performance, more aggressive option. Ideally a fan control software option would be into the Alienware TactX software which would allow users to customize their fans to what they want, similar to what the Auroras have (http://i.imgur.com/ZYX5RCb.png). I would also like to address the overclocking options these machines are lacking but without better thermal dissipation it is a moot point. These machines can barely run stock much less overclocked. In summary, the fan tables and fan spin up temperatures should be variable and/or more aggressive instead of arbitrarily limited. There is no reason to limit the thermal dissipation potential of a laptop. Not only would it benefit customers but I'm sure there would be less complaints and service requests which would save Dell/Alienware money. Besides the fan control and CPU overclocking options these are outstanding laptops. It is odd that machines known for their extreme performance and desktop-esque features would suffer from basic problems no previous generation did. I can only speak for myself, but I think a lot of people would agree with me that these are major flaws. I will not be purchasing or recommending another Alienware product if this is not addressed. Thanks for your time.

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Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Software, Alienware,

GameGirl

Dec 12, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

I wanted to work with Dell or Alienware to make this game system that can play pc games and classic game boy games.It is compatible with any Game boy games and most steam games.

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Categories: Gaming, IdeaStorm, Alienware,

A mobile studio/device for artists

Oct 30, 2014

6 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I want the best touch mobile device that is compatible with the best digitizer accessories (namely, wacom). As a 20 year graphic designer and front-end developer, I have come to love and trust wacom for the best pens and tablets. The last 5+ years I have migrated into UI/UX and my job is to constantly make fast notes and wireframes, quick design drawings, and instant prototypes. I have not found a mobile device that could get me off paper and into a digital studio without a lot of file and hard drive swapping. I was looking at the XPS ultrabook as just the best idea, being a tablet for drawing, and a laptop for my design and dev applications. The biggest reason I wont purchase one right away is that it is not compatible with my trusty wacom pen. I have a bamboo stylus touch, the best stylus on the market. Some tablets will work with the bamboo but these dont feature windows 8.1 or the ability to double as a laptop. I want one device, mobile, touch and cpu, to be everything I need and I believe there is an army of users like me who are waiting for the same device.

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Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops, Mobile Devices,

Use Floating Touch to Enlarge Mobile buttons and links

Dec 9, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

So Sony has this technology called Floating Touch which enables touchscreen mobile devices to use hover commands like a PC would. Where you hover over a link and you get more details on the link. So I had the idea of using this technology to enlarge buttons and links on the mobile browser. Like if you wanted to full screen a video on youtube the button can be rather small to try and touch but if by hovering over it this enlarged the button for you it would be much easier! Same with links and any other thing that would make navigation easier! I know this sounds like an idea for Apple or something lol but hey I can see this (if cost effective) being widely adopted.More info on Floating Touch here - http://developer.sonymobile.com/knowledge-base/technologies/floating-touch/I bet there are a number of ways you could use this for better touchscreen navigation and control like scrolling without touching the screen and worrying about clicking on something.

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Categories: IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas, Mobile Devices,

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