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0 Posted 15/02/10 15:28:48
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so anything epic happening lately?
1 Posted 15/02/10 15:30:08
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2 Posted 15/02/10 15:47:48
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Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is a public interest research group in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values in the information age. EPIC pursues a wide range of activities, including privacy research, public education, conferences, litigation, publications, and advocacy.

EPIC maintains two of the world's most popular privacy sites - epic.org [1] and privacy.org [2] - and publishes the online EPIC Alert [3] every two weeks with information about emerging privacy and civil liberties issues. EPIC also publishes Privacy and Human Rights, Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws, The Public Voice WSIS Sourcebook, The Privacy Law Sourcebook, and The Consumer Law Sourcebook. EPIC litigates high-profile privacy, First Amendment, and Freedom of Information Act cases. EPIC advocates for strong privacy safeguards.

In addition to maintaining privacy.org, EPIC also coordinates the Public Voice coalition [4], and the Privacy Coalition [5]. EPIC also established the National Committee on Voting Integrity [6].
3 Posted 15/02/10 15:49:33
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Electromagnetic Personal Interdiction Control (E.P.I.C.) is a weapon of the U.S. Navy that works by sending out an electromagnetic pulse that affects the sense of balance and makes the target feel ill and throw up. This is a most effective way to neutralize an enemy without actually harming him or her.

The weapon has not been developed further than to a prototype.
4 Posted 15/02/10 15:49:56
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Standing for End Poverty in California, EPIC was an effort for well-known muckraking writer and former Socialist Upton Sinclair to implement socialist reforms through California's Democratic Party during the Great Depression by recruiting supporters into the party and then securing that party's nomination for the 1934 California gubernatorial election.

The EPIC plan was based on Sinclair's proposal that the state of California take over idle factories and farmland, which would then be run as cooperatives in the theme of production for use, instead of production for profit. The idea was to use these cooperatives to put the unemployed back to work. To run the cooperatives, Sinclair proposed the formation of an agency to be called the California Authority for Production. The proposal received widespread attention, and supporters formed EPIC clubs to promote it.

Sinclair's movement aroused the strong opposition of business leaders and Republicans in the state, including Louis B. Mayer, head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio, who was chair of the California Republican Party in 1932 and 1933. Meanwhile, many moderate Democrats and Republicans alike, who found Sinclair's proposals extreme, rallied around third-party candidate Raymond L. Haight of the Commonwealth-Progressive Party The effort to stop Sinclair marked the birth of modern media politics including the use of ad agencies, attack ads, motion picture propaganda, and professional campaign strategists.

Upton Sinclair received 879,537 votes, or 37% of the vote in the 1934 election. His Republican opponent, Frank Merriam, won the election with 1,138,620 votes, or 48%. Raymond L. Haight took 13% of the vote (302,000 votes), making Merriam a minority governor.

The Sinclair campaign did inspire many young idealists who would become future leaders of the California Democratic Party - like Jerry Voorhis, who was to serve 10 years in Congress before being defeated by Republican Richard Nixon - and set the stage for the 1938 election of Democrat Culbert Olson as Governor. Later State Supreme Court Justice Stanley Mosk, who began his political career as Olson's secretary, remembered that EPIC was “the acorn from which evolved the tree of whatever liberalism we have in California.” [1]
5 Posted 15/02/10 15:50:18
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The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) is a not-for-profit association with headquarters in Paris, France.[1] EPIC serves the photonics community through a regular series of workshops, market studies and partnering. EPIC focuses its actions on LEDs and OLEDs for lighting, optical fiber telecommunications, laser manufacturing, sensors, photovoltaics and photonics for life sciences. EPIC coordinates its activities internationally through its membership in the International Optoelectronics Association.[2]

EPIC was founded in 2003 by five companies: Aixtron, CDT, Osram, Philips, and Sagem.[3] Today, more than 80 companies, research laboratories and universities are members of the consortium. The membership works together to execute the mission by proposing and implementing influential initiatives of significant impact on the industrial landscape. The strength of EPIC comes from its capacity to represent the European photonics industry with a clear and articulate voice.

Industry associations such as EPIC have a key role to play in identifying market opportunities and in helping their members to work together to capture the opportunity. The European photonics industry is made up of a broad community of highly innovative small companies. When economic pressures create turbulent markets and make planning difficult, an association can help companies to create partnerships and find a better way through the crisis by finding new revenue streams.[4]
6 Posted 15/02/10 15:50:29
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The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study is a Europe-wide prospective cohort study of the relationships between diet and cancer, as well as other chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. With over half a million participants, it is the largest study of diet and disease to be undertaken.
EPIC is coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization, and funded by the 'Europe Against Cancer' programme of the European Commission as well as multiple nation-specific grants and charities.
521,457 healthy adults, mostly aged 35–70 years, were enrolled in 23 centres in ten European countries: Denmark (11%), France (14%), Germany (10%), Greece (5%), Italy (9%), The Netherlands (8%), Norway (7%), Spain (8%), Sweden (10%) and the United Kingdom (17%). One UK centre (Oxford) recruited 27,000 vegetarians and vegans; this subgroup forms the largest study of this dietary group. Recruitment to the study took place between 1993 and 1999, and follow up is planned for at least ten years, with repeat interview/questionnaires every three to five years. The main prospective data collected are standardised dietary questionnaires (self administered or interview based), seven-day food diaries, blood samples and anthropometric measurements, such as body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio. Additionally, the GenAir case-control study is studying the relationship of passive smoking and air pollution with cancers and respiratory diseases.
Up to 2004, there were over 26,000 new cases of cancer recorded among participants, with the most common being cancers of the breast, colorectum, prostate and lung. Current analyses are focusing particularly on stomach, colorectal, breast, prostate and lung cancers. The different dietary patterns in the different countries should enable reliable associations to be made between particular diets and cancers. The analysis of stored blood samples should also allow dissection of genetic factors involved in cancers, as well as the effects of hormones and hormone-like factors.

Edited on 02 August 2010 10:04 by Rick Hendricksen.
7 Posted 15/02/10 15:50:31
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8 Posted 15/02/10 15:50:42
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explicitly_parallel_instruction_computing
9 Posted 15/02/10 15:50:59
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Embedded Platform for Industrial Computing (EPIC) is a computer form factor standard put forth by a combined effort from WinSystems, VersaLogic, Octagon Systems, Micro/sys, and Ampro.

EPIC is a new standard that solves the need for an industrial-quality SBC that fits in size between PC/104-Plus and EBX standards. EPIC is endorsed by major SBC companies. It supports both PC/104 and PC/104-Plus expansion to take advantage of the hundreds of I/O modules available worldwide. It also has the flexibility to support high speed, serial buses like PCI Express.

Designers are always striving to add more functionality in less space. Embedded systems manufacturers who require faster CPUs and/or more I/O than found on a PC/104 CPU can now design in a broadly-supported, standardized, full-featured platform. Advances in semiconductor density, packaging technology, and connector technology have made this new EPIC form factor possible. This is especially important for applications that can’t accommodate larger, industrial grade EBX-sized boards. With EPIC, there is finally an industry standard for a mid-sized board.

The key features of the EPIC platform include:

1. Small, industrial-grade, embedded SBC; 2. Full compatibility with existing PC/104 and PC/104-Plus expansion; 3. Fundamentally an I/O platform with processor; 4. Open industry standard administered by an independent standards body; 5. A bridge from current technology into the future—the ability to support PCI Express, ExpressCard, and other technologies, as they become available.;
10 Posted 15/02/10 15:56:06
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11 Posted 15/02/10 16:04:19
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12 Posted 15/02/10 16:10:19
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een van mijn favoriete filmscenes

13 Posted 15/02/10 16:10:32
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kut verkeerde topic :P
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