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Stargate SG-1: Earth's Defence / ????????
« on: August 13, 2013, 03:25:52 PM »
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The Xbox One controller has a proprietary port on the button for headset and accessory connectivity while the PS4?s DualShock 4 controller sports a 3.5mm headphone jack for use with standard headphones, earning some extra brownie points. It?s also got built-in speakers for developers to take advantage of.
Flashy tricks
There?s plenty of potential for the extras in both controllers, though it?s up to developers to take advantage of them all. At the end of the day, the controllers won?t be the make-or-break decision for most gamers when it comes to choosing which console will sit beneath the coveted spot under their tellies.
Wrap up
Buttons and d-pad
The PS4?s thumbsticks have also improved, with grippy concave tips to ensure that your thumbs will stay in place during frantic firefights. The Xbox One controller gets our vote in this department though, thanks to its asymmetrical thumbstick placement which we find to be more comfortable.
The Sony DualShock 4 will cost US$85, while the Xbox One controller?s price has yet to be revealed. It?s listed on Amazon US at US$60 (the same price as the DualShock 4) so we expect it to land at around the same price.
The PS4 sticks with Bluetooth for its controller connectivity, while Microsoft is opting for Wi-Fi Direct.
The PS4?s controller finally, at long last, has got? curved triggers. We?re happy to wave goodbye to those rubber trigger conversion kits and this is the way it should have been from the very beginning. Sony?s seen the light at last.
Microsoft on the other hand had less work to do, as the Xbox 360 controller itself was already a top-notch. A sleeker look and tighter controls, coupled with clever vibration technology means that the Xbox One controller should make both Xbox One and PC gamers very happy indeed.
Design and build
We had the pleasure of holding and prodding both the Xbox One controller and the PS4 controller this week at E3. But which is best? Find out right here:
The Xbox One controller feels a little smaller in the hands than its 360 predecessor but it?s still just as comfortable to hold. We felt right at home the instant we picked it up thanks to its well-balanced weight and familiar shape. We quite like the new understated look of the ABXY buttons while the Xbox guide button sports a shiny silver paintjob,???.
Similarly, the PS4 DualShock 4 controller now has a Share button for easily sharing screenshots and videos along with an Options button for menus.
Both controllers are great in their own right, but each one comes bundled with a few techy extras that set them apart.
The PS4?s controller also has a clickable touchpad which will come in handy for web browsing and offers another control option for developers to take advantage of. Flicking up on the touchpad during our Thief demo at E3 brought up the weapon selection menu for example.
The Xbox One controller?s thumbstick tips are 25 per cent smaller, and you?ll definitely feel the difference. It?s off-putting at first, but their rough texture provides much better grip than the smooth ones on the Xbox 360. They?re also more sensitive, have a wider range of motion, and we found that their tighter action offered more control.
Sony has improved the DualShock greatly, addressing its many niggles to produce a comfortable controller packed with exciting tech to boot, though its non-removeable battety might be a little annoying for hardcore gamers with back-to-back wireless play sessions in mind.
The Xbox 360?s Start and Select buttons have been booted for new View and Menu alternatives. The right Menu button brings up in game menus while the View button switches between views or provides more information in games and apps.
A car was also brought to an extra level of immersion with the engine shudder felt in both the palms and our fingertips, with subtle gear change feedback to boot. The Microsoft rep also told us that the vibrations can change acpower cording to how much ammo you have left, letting you know you?re running low without having to check onscreen. Needless to say, unloading a virtual minigun felt very satisfying indeed.
Clicking the left thumbstick in to run on Battlefield 4 was problematically stiff for us however, although we were playing the PC version which might not translate as well with the new controller at this early stage.
The Xbox 360 controller?s Achilles heel has always been the d-pad, and Microsoft has addressed this a less chunky 4-way design which is a definite improvement over it?s bulging and inaccurate predecessor. We didn?t really use either controller?s d-pad during our time with them, but we can?t imagine any glaring problems with either.
Good vibrations
Actual battery life tests will have to wait until review units have shipped in, but we?re hoping for at least six hours for long blocks of uninterrupted gaming goodness.
The PS4 controller has a light bar which is used for accurate tracking with the PlayStation camera. The light bar can also be used by games. Killzone: Shadow Fall for example ,uses green to show you?re in tip-top shape, with a gradual change to red representing your ineptness in battle and the diminishing of your health bar.
We tried out a controller demo at E3 which showed off some nice examples of how this effect can be used. One demo showed off a beating heart and we felt an unnervingly realistic ?pulse? in each of our trigger fingers which was very impressive, if not a little spooky.
What the Xbox One?s controller lacks in flashing lights and touch sensitivity, it makes up for with new vibration motors in the actual triggers themselves which adds another level of feedback.
The PS4?s DualShock 4 controller has greatly improved over its PlayStation 3 brother and we?re happy to report that Sony has opted for a larger controller with extended grips. Finally, we have a PlayStation controller that doesn?t feel like a toy. It?s also mercifully heavier, making it feel less cheap and more stable to hold.
The LB and RB bumpers took some getting used to however. They?re? much larger now and are almost hidden as they melt into the glossy black plastic across the top of the controller itself. We found them a little hard to press at first but got used to them after a short session with Battlefield 4. We were chucking panicky grenades in no time.
The Xbox One controller?s curved triggers met our fingertips with a comfortable familiarity and we liked the response from its new magnetic lifteric sensors which the Microsoft rep told us offers more precision.
The Xbox One and PS4 controllers retain their iconic ABXY and triangle, circle, square and X buttons, with both sets offering enough resistance to avoid accidental presses. The Xbox One controller?s ABXY buttons are a little curved compared to the PS4 controller?s flatter ones, but we really can?t see that making any difference in actual use.
The Xbox One can also do this, thanks to the scarily accurate Kinect which can tell which person is holding which controller, courtesy of some clever facial and controller recognition.
Triggers and bumpers
Not only that, but the PS4 can shift split-screen windows around acpower cording to where players are sitting, thanks to its light bar detection which supports up to four controllers at a time.
The PS4 controller also keeps the rechargeable battery, though it?s built into the controller with no way to replace it, which could be a disadvantage for impatient games who want to jump in cable-free.
The Xbox One controller has ditched the bulky battery compartment which is now built in. Gamers will be able to buy play and charge kits with rechargeable batteries or they can opt to shove in a pair of normal batteries to keep the fragging marathons going without delay.
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“Swallowing incidents have often resulted in considerable damage to the gastrointestinal tissues and required emergency surgical treatment. For survivors, there can be serious long-term health consequences.”
“The results of swallowing small powerful ferrites can be very serious and life-threatening,” Health Canada says on its website.
The small, powerful magnetic liftersic balls, distributed by Montreal-based NeoMagnetic Gadgets Inc., are used to build sculptures, puzzles, patterns and shapes.
For more information, visit the Health Canada website.
If children swallow or inhale more than one,景观设计, the casting alnicos could join together in the digestive tract, create a blockage and tear through the intestinal walls.
The agency says people who own the following channel magnets sets should stop using them and find out from their municipality how best to dispose of them.
NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm RED COPPER
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  Neoguitar magnetic Cube 5mm Metallic Rainbow Glazed Spheres
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  Buckyballs Original
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  About 4,000 of the sets have been sold in Canada since February 2010.
Health Canada has ordered several toy level magnet sets off the shelves because it says they could cause serious damage to children’s intestines.
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The M6090 shredder features a 2,500 hp DC motor and a disc rotor made by Bowe Knives, Bettendorf, Iowa. The shredder is equipped with an infeed conveyor, Wendt auto-driver controls, modular design features that include a pre-fabricated motor enclosure and remote pre-wired E-house, and a ferrous downstream with dual electro-drum sm2co17s and a picking house.
Triple M says the transportation savings gained from having a shredder on site justifies its investment in the equipment. ?We were looking at pricey shipping costs if we didn?t invest in a shredding facility for this yard,? says Tom Anderson, Triple M?s vice president of engineering. ?We would have had to ship shreddable materials to one of our Southern Ontario shredders and then transport the finished goods back up to our local steel mill customer in Sault Ste. Marie.?
Triple M, founded more than 40 years ago by Mike Giampaolo, is a ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal recycler with 16 facilities in North America.
When determining what shredder to purchase, Triple M says it found the M6090 to be the appropriate fit. ?The Model M6090 was the right size for this yard,? says Anderson. ?Our material flow was not sufficient enough to support anything larger and the decision supports regional shredding as opposed to centralized shredding.?
Triple M Metal LP has commissioned a new Wendt Corp. Model M6090 shredder in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
Wendt says the recent installation of the M6090 will provide Triple M with the opportunity to sell the majority of its scrap metal locally while growing its customer base in and near Sault Ste. Marie.
Anderson says Triple M?s existing relationship with Wendt also was helpful in getting the project completed. ?We looked at other suppliers, but we liked the compactness of the unit. We?re running a Wendt 130-inch shredder successfully in Hamilton (Ontario) and currently installing a large Wendt nonferrous processing plant,???,? Anderson adds. ?We deem our relationship with Wendt as a strategic partnership.?

Tesla also designed the world’s first hydroelectric plant at Niagara Falls in 1895 and started the electrification of the world. The first hydro-electric power plant in the world, Adam’s Power Station is what remains of the old Niagara Falls Power Plant. This location is a great turning stone in the history of electricity. Adam’s Station Power House is a National Landmark Historical Site. About eight million tourists a year visit the American side of Niagara Falls. About 20 million tourists a year visit the Canadian side. Niagara Falls is one of the most beautiful places in the world, where the electrification of the world started. Niagara Falls are the final victory of Tesla’s Polyphase Alternating Current (AC) Electricity, which is today lights the entire globe.
In his late 30′s in 1884 Tesla moved to the United States and worked as an assistant to Thomas Edison. Edison had just invented the electric light bulb, but he needed a system to distribute electricity to houses. He designed a DC (direct current) system, but never worked the way it was supposed to. Edison promised Tesla lots of money in bonuses if he could figure out the problems. Nikola Tesla took the challenge and ended up saving Edison thousands of dollars, which was millions of dollars by today’s standards. Edison later refused to keep his promise and never paid those promised bonuses. Tesla quit not long after that broken promise and Edison spent the rest of his life discrediting Tesla. This is the main reason Nikola Tesla was never credited for his achievements.
At the World’s Fair, Tesla developed and used florescent bulbs in his lab 4 decades before the power industry “invented” them. Tesla took glass tubes and bent them into famous scientists’ names and these became the first neon signs ever to be seen by the public.
Tesla was one of the world’s most original and greatest inventors and thinkers the world has ever known, but because he was so original and out of his time, his genius was mistaken for insanity and science fiction.
Still today there are untested theories found in countless notebooks written by Tesla.
When working at Westinghouse he was owed a million dollars and settled for a fraction of the amount to avoid Westinghouse going bankrupt. Tesla could have become one of the richest men in the world but instead sold his patents for pennies.
One of the greatest minds of the 19th and 20th centuries, responsible for today’s modern world, NikolaTesla is still virtually unknown to the general public. In fact who do you remember as the inventor of radio? The name that probably comes to mind is Guglielmo Marconi. X-rays, you’d probably say Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. A vacuum tube amp, probably Lee De Forest. Who do you think invented the florescent bulb, neon lights, speedometer,冷凝水回收装置, auto ignition system, and the basics behind radar, the electron microscope, and the microwave oven? Chances are you see little, if any, mentions of Nikola Tesla. Very few people today have ever even heard of him. The all-around nice guy and business man Thomas Edison made sure of that.
In 1888, Tesla devised a better system of transmission, the AC (alternating current) system used in houses around the world today. By using Tesla’s newly developed transformers, AC could be stepped up and transmitted over long distances through thin wires. Edison’s DC couldn’t be stepped up, required a large power plant every square mile and thick cables for transmission.
Although Tesla made every attempt to clear his name and try to convince the public that his AC technology was far more better than DC but without any success due to his honest nature, and generosity.
He was so intelligent and ahead of his time that he attempted to create free energy when he began construction of “Wireless Broadcasting System” tower on Long Island, New York. Tesla intended to use it to link the world’s telephone and telegraph, to transmit pictures, stock reports, and weather information. When capitalists learned of this free wireless energy all funding was cut. Tesla ended up selling what was supposed to be the greatest gift to mankind for scrap to pay off creditors.
By that time Edison had too much money invested into his DC system and he tried his best to discredit Tesla by showing that AC was more dangerous than DC. Edison paid local children 25 cents for each stray dog they could bring him. Then he would hold press conferences and electrocute the dogs at public gatherings to frighten people. He claimed that DC could not kill just to discredit the AC technology that Tesla invented.
I hope to write more articles about this great inventor and True Father of Electricity. Please take the time to learn more about this phenomenal kind and honest inventor Nikola Tesla and pass it forward.
The man who invented the modern world died nearly penniless at age 86. Tesla died quietly and alone in room #3327 on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker in New York City.
Word of AC eventually got to George Westinghouse. In 1893, Tesla signed a contract with Westinghouse to get $2.50 per Kilowatt of AC sold. Nikola Tesla finally had the money to conduct all of the experiments.
Edison did everything in his power to discredit Tesla. We’ve always lived in a society filled with greed. Everything Tesla lived for kept been taken away from him.
Electricity is useless if it can’t do anything, so in 1890 Tesla invented a motor to run on AC, the same type of motor used in every household appliance today. Scientists of the late 1880′s were convinced that no motor could work with AC. Tesla solved this problem and proved them all wrong.
While researching this magnificent inventor Nikola Tesla, I was touched and fascinated by his dedication towards electricity. Not only did he invent alternating electricity and the AC motor but as much as 500 US patents related to electricity.

Stargate SG-1: Earth's Defence / The Dating Game
« on: August 06, 2013, 12:49:13 PM »
good guy which one wins the girl? Researchers put it to the test,????.
The dictionary defines a narcissist as a person who is overly self-involved, and often vain and selfish.
If you find that're in good company!
German researchers tested the notion that narcissists are chick "compass magnets" by running a series of tests...including sending 61 men out to see how many phone numbers they could collect from unsuspecting women.
The men had personality evaluations before they hit the streets. The results?
Those who ranked high for narcissism collected the most contact information. The participants who were successful also ranked high in physical attractiveness and social boldness.
Bottom line...being handsome and daring are attractive qualities to many...proving narcissists often DO get the girl.
I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news doctors are reading health news that matters to you.

The UAB researchers concluded [pdf]:
Androids have all the different types of sensors needed for sensory channel attacks; these sensors run in the background as Android services. You might think you’d notice a battery drain if malware utilized those sensors, but the researchers found that the ambient light sensor and alcomax4ometer cause virtually no change in battery life; tapping into the microphone for 10 continuous minutes consumed only 1% of battery charge. They developed a prototype Android malware app and installed it on an HTC Evo 4G smartphone running Gingerbread. Then they used “different flavors of command and control channels based on acoustic, visual, alcomax4ic and vibrational signaling.”
Regarding music, if there is enough bass thumping, the vibrations from a subwoofer could activate the malware. But attackers could even successfully use “low-end PC speakers with minimal amplification and low-volume.” Previously dormant malware could kick in via audio in a movie theater, or via a covert message hidden in the music playing a crowded hallway. An “embarrassment attack” would also use audio such as when “a person may be using her (infected) phone to project a presentation in a conference.” The researchers wrote, “As the person starts to speak, another infected phone in the room can trigger the phone malware (via some out-of-band channel), which would then project an embarrassing video onto the screen.”
The team found that using the light channel works best at night or in a dimly lit place, but could work from the lighting of a large screen TV, computer monitor or overhead lights. Attackers could use neodymium iron borons attached to NFC readers to tap into a mobile phone’s magnetic sensors and activate embedded malware. The researchers discovered that “command and control trigger messages” in music could be sent over 55 feet indoors and 45 feet outdoors.
We’ve all heard of subliminal messages hidden in advertisements, but most of us have not thought about “subliminal” messages to trigger malware that was dormant until it is set off by sounds from a TV, radio, music, P2P TV, or even musical greeting cards. Besides successfully using audio as a mode of transport,Ferrite, the researchers also used light, hook magnets s and vibration as other trippy malware triggers.
Right before a movie starts at a theater, you are advised to avoid being a jerk by turning off your mobile phone. If you chose to ignore that, imagine if the screen’s flickering lights or music within the movie could trigger your Android to call all the other “infected” Android smartphones in the theater, shortly before they all start shrieking with a loud siren sound. That was dubbed an “annoyance attack” by security researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) who developed nearly impossible-to-detect sensory methods that can trigger embedded malware in mobile phones.
Distraction attacks would activate the malware to play a ringtone or to vibrate in order to distract the user who is trying to perform a security task such as reading a warning, or pairing devices. Context-aware malware could also be used for an interference attack. Infected smartphones at an airport could be used as a botnet to launch a denial-of-service attack to bring down the Wi-Fi or other systems. The researchers wrote, “The infected mobile devices can selectively interfere with an aircraft radio system at the time of take-off or landing, or with the medical devices in a hospital.”
Security research into sensory malware is few and far between, but previous work used an Android Soundminer app that listened to phone calls and stole credit card numbers either spoken or entered onto the keypad. Another used a smartphone’s accelerometer to turn an iPhone into a spiPhone to eavesdrop and track what you type on a nearby keyboard. Other researchers created an Android PlaceRaider app for visual malware that secretly snaps a picture every two seconds. Now the UAB researchers proved the feasibility of using sensing-enabled covert channels.
In the paper, "Sensing-Enabled Channels for Hard-to-Detect Command and Control of Mobile Devices" [pdf], the researchers explained how sensor-based covert channels could activate malware in mobile devices from up to 55 feet away. “Malware with the capability of using such sensor-based covert channels can also open up new threats such as the creation of localized botnets and geo-targeted attacks.”
Images courtesy of UAB.
Malware using such channels will be very difficult or impossible to detect using traditional means, because such the underlying command and control channels exploit non-network air-gaps to communicate. Our proof-of-concept prototype exemplifies this emerging problem – using off-the-shelf hardware and popular Android-based mobile phones, we were able to send surreptitious command and control messages without using any wireless or cellular networks. Our prototype malware application received the messages embedded in music, video, household lighting, or fecrcoic fields.
How could an Android sensing vibration be used by context-aware malware as a public safety hazard? The researchers suggested, “The malware on the phone can be triggered when the infected phone is inside a driving car; the malware may then interact with the car’s internal network and cause some serious problems. Similarly, a malware may get triggered inside a home/company and may then interfere with the home’s wireless security system – perhaps dismantle it. This will clearly prompt the possibility of theft or burglary and may endanger the lives of the inhabitants.”
“When you go to an arena or Starbucks, you don’t expect the music to have a hidden message, so this is a big paradigm shift because the public sees only emails and the Internet as vulnerable to malware attacks,” stated UAB professor Ragib Hasan. While you probably have anti-virus or other security products installed on your phone, they only protect against traditional communications channels. “But when bad guys use such hidden and unexpected methods to communicate, it is difficult if not impossible to detect that.”
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The 20th Anniversary 1965 Firebird VII Reissue comes equipped with an ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge, a Maestro vibrola with long cover, and a set of period-correct banjo tuners, which were originally included in the design to avoid spoiling the radical profile of the Firebird headstock. All hardware is gold-plated. The guitar features a period-correct black truss-rod cover with gold Gibson logo, gold Top Hat knobs with gold inserts,magnetic lifter, and three-ply white pickguard with red Firebird graphic.
Only 100 models are to be built, and Gibson is clearly aiming this guitar at the collector market - the Firebird even ships with a pair of white gloves so that owners can handle the instrument without damaging it. Which is kind of depressing when you think about it.
The "reverse bodied" Firebird VII was a revolutionary design when it first left Kalamazoo 50 years ago, and has remained about as "custom" as it gets in the years since. This special 20th Anniversary 1965 Firebird VII Reissue captures all the radical design elements and key features of this groundbreaking instrument in a guitar whose looks befit its status, with a stunning Golden Mist Poly finish in nitrocellulose lacquer, gold hardware, a 20th Anniversary medallion covering the rear control access cover, a custom-fitted dust cover with retro 1993 Gibson Custom logo, and a one-of-a-kind, hand-made, framed Certificate of Authenticity. It's such a stunning collector's piece we're even including a pair of white gloves for careful handling. Only 100 will be available worldwide.
The 20th Anniversary 1965 Firebird VII Reissue carries three of Gibson's new breed of re-engineered Firebird Mini Humbucking pickups for superb tonal power and versatility. Loaded with ceramic ferrites and wound with 44 AWG wire in the neck position and 45 AWG wire in the hotter bridge position, these dual-blade humbuckers achieve classic Firebird tone with added punch and clarity. They're wired in the traditional manner through a three-way toggle switch, with two volume and two tone controls.
  Hardware and plastics
For more information visit the official Gibson website.
White gloves aside, should you decide to actually play it, you'll find that the guitar benefits from a nine-ply mahogany and walnut neck-through design with solid mahogany wings, a Golden Mist Poly nitrocellulose finish, and Maestro vibrato gold hardware. It's a hell of a guitar and, as you might expect, comes with a hell of a price tag of $9411 (approximately 6245).
Gibson has announced a 20th Anniversary 1965 Firebird VII Reissue to commemorate two decades since one of the company's most eye-catching designs was reissued.
Like the original 1965 Firebird, the 20th Anniversary Firebird VII Reissue is based on the complicated "neck-through" design that includes a multi-ply mahogany and walnut neck and body-center section with solid mahogany wings, all resulting in superb resonance and sustain. The iconic "reverse-bodied" styling was named for its approximation of a more conventional offset double-cutaway guitar flipped front to back. The neck is carved in a period-correct Firebird profile, and measures 0.830" at the 1st fret and 0.980" at the 12th. A genuine ebony fingerboard carries 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional pearl block inlays, and is topped with a nylon 6/6 nut cut on Gibson Custom's PLEK.
  Pickups and electronics
Gibson press release
Period-correct features on the 20th Anniversary 1965 Firebird VII Reissue include the labor-intensive nine-ply mahogany and walnut "neck-through" design, solid mahogany body wings, three Mini-Humbuckers, banjo tuners on a stylish reversed-six-in-line headstock, nylon 6/6 nut, Maestro vibrato, a three-ply white pickguard with Firebird emblem, and of course the accurate "reverse-body" styling conceived by legendary Duesenberg car designer Ray Dietrich. In addition, the 20th Anniversary 1965 Firebird VII Reissue will be among the last Gibson guitars to be made with an ebony fingerboard. All in all, it's a gorgeous tribute to the world's best-respected Custom house.
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Kennon engineers embedded the cover material with ceramic plates to ward off mice teeth, and slathered a test piece with chocolate-and-peanut butter candy and left it in a field to see if the mice liked it. They tried to eat it but couldn’t. A new Kennon product line was born.
As Hall showed off U.S. Air Force unit symbols hanging on the wall, Kensey was on the phone in the back of the shop. It sounded like a customer.
The Kennon Aircraft Covers research and development chief is designing what may be the lining of the future for a Marine transport aircraft — lining that would stop an enemy bullet from hitting troops flying aboard the plane.
Yet not everything the company takes on ends up with a working solution. Kennon couldn’t get right an aircraft covering that would protect a plane from hailstones falling at 120 mph, not even after the company built a snowball-flinging cannon to simulate blows from hail.
He pulls out a jar full of bullets, flattened into heavy, mushroom-shaped slugs from slamming against the material.
“It’s pretty cool,” Weitz said of his job. “Sometimes it’s like, ‘pinch me.’”
Kennon said the company has greatly benefited from cooperation with the University of Wyoming and federal Small Business Innovation Research grants, which help fund the company to take on new challenges for the federal government, and strong support from city officials and Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming.
“This is like a Norman Rockwell town compared to the streets of Los Angeles,” he said.
The company got into the military aircraft business when the Gulf War against Iraq in 1990-1991 baked military jets in the punishingly hot Saudi Arabian sun.
The company also designed and now sells a suicide prevention door. The doors have a strong but pliant foam core that attaches to door frames using powerful magnets and collapses if a patient attempts suicide.
That’s a good thing.
Kennon Aircraft covers was founded in 1984 in a garage in Temple City, Calif., a Los Angeles suburb, by Paul Kennon Chaney and Ron Kensey. They came up with the idea of aircraft window sun shields that would fit inside the window frame without the use of fasteners. Kensey later bought out Kennon, and in 1989, Kensey and his family picked up their lives and his business, packed them into an old school bus, and moved to Sheridan.
SHERIDAN — Inside a one-floor, nondescript building off Main Street, Mark Weitz hasn’t yet figured out how to shoot a bullet through a layer of quilted fabric.
“I’m here all the time,” he told the caller. “We’re always open.”
Kennon also designed and built a natural gas wellhead cover that Velcros together and protects the wellhead from mice. An oil field operator approached Kennon to make the covers after work crews had to fight off rattlesnakes that climbed inside the existing wellhead covers on the hunt for nesting mice.
Kennon Aircraft Covers may be the name of the business, but the company does far more than build covers and window shields for aircraft — its first mission. From the small building in Sheridan, Kennon uses fabrics and other materials to protect anything valuable. The list goes on and on: Marines, mental institution patients, gas wellhead covers, aircraft windows, airframes,代考ORACLE, jet engines and city-cruising tricycles powered by pedals and solar panels.
The inside of most of the building looks like a sewing shop, with employees in front of large industrial sewing machines surrounded by islands of flat space on which to lay fabrics. Holly the shop dog patrols the floor. Kennon employs 30 to 35 people, with one out of four working on the engineering and design side in rooms adjoining the sewing floor.
Aircraft protection was Kennon’s first job and is still the core business. Kennon covers them all — from windows and parts of relatively tiny Cessna 180 personal aircraft to the Defense Department’s Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which can fly at nearly Mach 2 and carry 15,000 pounds of bombs, missiles and ammunition.
The tax climate was friendly, product transportation wasn’t a problem and Kensey could get the employees he needed. Also, it was better for his family, Kensey said.
“We sell a lot of these,” said Dale Hall, Kennon’s vice president of business development, as he illustrated how the door works.
“We’ve been stopping a lot of these,” he said.
Kensey and Hall said the company is always open to coming up with solutions for new needs. Kennon is currently working on a design bid for the redesign of cold water survival gear for Navy fliers, but there’s always another customer who needs the company’s expertise in protecting life and valuable property.

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