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Legends of Korra: What Is So Special About Yakone’s Bloodbending?

Posted by Alessia Martine on September 03, 2020

 
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Yakone is probably the scariest Avatar villain, even though his presence on the show may only be limited to flashbacks. He was still able to leave his mark on the show. He was one of the few enemies who was able to affect Aang. He was a ruthless criminal who almost succeeded in taking Team Avatar down on his own. Using his forbidden bloodbending abilities which were cruel, he was able to hold a lot of power in the Republic City. He was so powerful that Aang had to use his Avatar state to finally put an end to his sinister plans.

But his influence still lurks around decades later as his son Noatak who under the alias Amon has led an Equalist revolution to ensure chaos and devastation on Republic City. He almost achieved his evil goals before Avatar Korra, and her brother Tarrlok came in his way. Korra’s brother killed Noatak along with himself to finally end the circle of terror and destruction started decades ago by Yakone.

The story of Yakone’s power and abilities makes for a gripping tale in Book One of The Legend of Korra. Still, it clashes with the narrative of bloodbending that was established in Avatar: The Last Airbender. The Book 3: “The Puppet Master”, introduces a waterbender named Hama, who has escaped from prison. She was captured by the Fire Nation and kept in jail for decades. In prison, after years of practice, she was able to develop her unreal ability to bend blood. She was able to do it because of her spiritual connection with the full moon when her bending skills were at their best. Hama’s ability of bloodbending developed under very intense conditions during her imprisonment. 

Hama’s story was not the only one, in Book 2 when Toph was also imprisoned and left in a metal box she too, like Hama, developed bending abilities. Her newly developed metalbending helped her escape the metal box. She also had a spiritual connection, but unlike Hama, it was rooted in her bending. Toph was unusual in other ways as well, since she learnt earthbending at a very young age from the very first earthbender which puts her in a league of her own.

The practice of sub-styles like lightning-bending, metalbending and bloodbending is not something that people are born with. But these are skills that can only be developed by great benders by practice and persistence. But these theories fall flat when Yakone claims that her bloodbending abilities have been something that has descended to him from a long line of bloodbenders. Although Tarrlok and Noatak have to practice their sub-styles in the full moon, they too have inherited their abilities from their fathers. 

The Last Airbender does not explore the story of bloodbending beyond “The Puppet Master”, therefore it left a lot of room for the Legend of Korra to fill in the gaps with more depth. But by portraying sub-styles as something that can be inherited rather than learnt in harsh conditions and years of practice, raises a conflict with the narrative that the Last Airbender has set. The benders are only born with the ability to bend their respective elements. So, going by this narrative, it should be impossible to be born with sub-styles in the first place. The control of the sub-styles requires a different understanding of one’s bending abilities. Even though it is rare, there is no doubt that sub-styles can be learnt. So, going by Last Airbender’s storyline, a toddler won’t be able to develop a sub-style since it would be too early to have the required unorthodox bending understanding and practice. So, when Yakone claims that he was born with the sub-style, it is really something unconventional and unprecedented. 

What’s even weirder is the fact the Yakone not only inherited his sub-styles, but he passed it on to his son. It is not uncommon for a storyline to change as it progresses but to introduce something that completely contradicts the basic understanding that was established before, seems illogical. Yakone’s character has created contradictions for the Legend of Korra as the narrative set by the Last Airbender is completely disregarded while explaining Yakone’s bloodbending abilities. 

Source:https://mcafee9.uk.com/legends-of-korra-what-is-so-special-about-yakones-bloodbending/

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Legends of Korra: What Is So Special About Yakone’s Bloodbending?

Posted by Alessia Martine on September 03, 2020

 
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Yakone is probably the scariest Avatar villain, even though his presence on the show may only be limited to flashbacks. He was still able to leave his mark on the show. He was one of the few enemies who was able to affect Aang. He was a ruthless criminal who almost succeeded in taking Team Avatar down on his own. Using his forbidden bloodbending abilities which were cruel, he was able to hold a lot of power in the Republic City. He was so powerful that Aang had to use his Avatar state to finally put an end to his sinister plans.

But his influence still lurks around decades later as his son Noatak who under the alias Amon has led an Equalist revolution to ensure chaos and devastation on Republic City. He almost achieved his evil goals before Avatar Korra, and her brother Tarrlok came in his way. Korra’s brother killed Noatak along with himself to finally end the circle of terror and destruction started decades ago by Yakone.

The story of Yakone’s power and abilities makes for a gripping tale in Book One of The Legend of Korra. Still, it clashes with the narrative of bloodbending that was established in Avatar: The Last Airbender. The Book 3: “The Puppet Master”, introduces a waterbender named Hama, who has escaped from prison. She was captured by the Fire Nation and kept in jail for decades. In prison, after years of practice, she was able to develop her unreal ability to bend blood. She was able to do it because of her spiritual connection with the full moon when her bending skills were at their best. Hama’s ability of bloodbending developed under very intense conditions during her imprisonment. 

Hama’s story was not the only one, in Book 2 when Toph was also imprisoned and left in a metal box she too, like Hama, developed bending abilities. Her newly developed metalbending helped her escape the metal box. She also had a spiritual connection, but unlike Hama, it was rooted in her bending. Toph was unusual in other ways as well, since she learnt earthbending at a very young age from the very first earthbender which puts her in a league of her own.

The practice of sub-styles like lightning-bending, metalbending and bloodbending is not something that people are born with. But these are skills that can only be developed by great benders by practice and persistence. But these theories fall flat when Yakone claims that her bloodbending abilities have been something that has descended to him from a long line of bloodbenders. Although Tarrlok and Noatak have to practice their sub-styles in the full moon, they too have inherited their abilities from their fathers. 

The Last Airbender does not explore the story of bloodbending beyond “The Puppet Master”, therefore it left a lot of room for the Legend of Korra to fill in the gaps with more depth. But by portraying sub-styles as something that can be inherited rather than learnt in harsh conditions and years of practice, raises a conflict with the narrative that the Last Airbender has set. The benders are only born with the ability to bend their respective elements. So, going by this narrative, it should be impossible to be born with sub-styles in the first place. The control of the sub-styles requires a different understanding of one’s bending abilities. Even though it is rare, there is no doubt that sub-styles can be learnt. So, going by Last Airbender’s storyline, a toddler won’t be able to develop a sub-style since it would be too early to have the required unorthodox bending understanding and practice. So, when Yakone claims that he was born with the sub-style, it is really something unconventional and unprecedented. 

What’s even weirder is the fact the Yakone not only inherited his sub-styles, but he passed it on to his son. It is not uncommon for a storyline to change as it progresses but to introduce something that completely contradicts the basic understanding that was established before, seems illogical. Yakone’s character has created contradictions for the Legend of Korra as the narrative set by the Last Airbender is completely disregarded while explaining Yakone’s bloodbending abilities. 

Source:https://mcafee9.uk.com/legends-of-korra-what-is-so-special-about-yakones-bloodbending/

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How to Check iPhone IMEI Free Online & Track iPhone via IMEI Tracker

Posted by Track imei on August 12, 2020

 
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Here you can check your iPhone IMEI or serial number on model, size, color, serial number, coverage status, find my iPhone status, sim lock and other information. Also, you can check any Apple device with s\n Macbook or iMac or iPad or AirPods any device. Before trying anything else, you can try simply dialing *#06# on your iPhone (or any mobile phone), this should retrieve the IMEI number. Give it a moment and the IMEI will appear on the screen this little number dial trick actually works to retrieve the IMEI on other cell phones too, not just the iPhone.Track IMEI offers the following services, which are given below:-

IMEI tracker iPhone

iPhone IMEI check free online

iPhone IMEI check

 

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How to Check & Track IMEI of Lost Cell Phone with Google Maps

Posted by Track imei on August 08, 2020

 
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Track IMEI provides the lost mobile phone tracking services. Inculcate the habit of regularly updating your mobile phone with the latest software versions and patches for which you receive notifications on your mobile phone. However, when such mishap happens the following simple steps can really help:-

 

How to track lost phone with google

How to track lost phone location with google maps

Cell phone IMEI check

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how do i install mcafee with a product key

Posted by systemactivation on June 19, 2020

 
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 Use the quick how to Install Mcafee Activation Antivirus guide it. Mcafee antivirus is designed exclusively for devices connected to the Internet.

 

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how to install norton antivirus with product key

Posted by systemactivation on June 19, 2020

 
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Norton com setup Product Key antivirus is one of the security design for multiple operating system. Their versions detect threats like spam, spyware and removes them.

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Delhi surface drains-a beginning has been made to clean up

Posted by Susan Sharma on February 07, 2017

 
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Delhi surface drains-a beginning has been made to clean up
Delhi has three major surface drains.  Najafgarh plus Supplementary, Shahadra and Barapullah.  Najafgarh traverses a length of 40 km from Dwaraka to Wazirabad with a catchment area of 374 sqkm.   According to the Central Pollution Control Board, almost 70 tributary drains join it and total 17,288 industries from across the Capital pour their effluents into it.  

Apparently, all the major drains of Delhi have not undergone a comprehensive desilting and cleaning process since their inception.  Delhi's drainage system was laid in 1976 by the Irrigation and Flood Department, taking into account the urbanisation limits upto 1981.   

Ayala Water and Ecology Limited has now been engaged by the Delhi Government to spruce up an 8-Km  stretch of the supplementary drain that joins Najafgarh drain and finally falls into the Yamuna.

Ayala  specializes in phytoremediation and constructive wetlands.   This involves planting specific shrubs and trees, besides placing elements like gravels and limestone, which will absorb chemicals and pollutants from homes and factories.  This will be an inexpensive, natural and benign method of cleaning the river.  

Besides the floating and sedimentary sludge and solid waste will be collected and treated suitably so that it can be recycled in the form of bricks or bio gas.  

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Trash Buster

Posted by Susan Sharma on September 09, 2016

 
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In 2013, a teenage Dutch student named Boyan Slat came up with an idea to corral the ocean's plastic pile-up:  What if we could use natural ocean currents to gather bottles and bags inside long, floating barricades? He raised $2.2 million via crowd-funding for a research expedition and founded the Ocean Cleanup.  The organization aims to launch its barriers in 2020, with a goal to remove nearly half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within 10 years. 
-artice in Fast Company Innovation by Design 2015

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Novel waste water treatment technology from IIT Bombay- Soil Bio technology

Posted by Siddharth Biyani on September 29, 2011

 
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CAMUS‐SBT  is an  oxygenation  engine that outperforms  conventional  technologies

likeActivated Sludge Process (ASP), Sequential Batch  Reactor (SBR),  Membrane  Bio Reactor

(MBR)and Moving Bed Bio‐reactor (MBBR). Our technology harnesses a  special set  of

 bio‐chemical reactions  to deliver  the  oxygenation required for effluent treatment. 

 

In  conventional technologies,  aeration isachieved mechanically, which is very energy

intensive.  At higher ambient  temperatures (like inIndia) the solubility of oxygen in water

is  low, therefore  energy  requirements of mechanical  aeration  used by  conventional

technologyincreases.  Moreover, air contains only20% oxygen, the rest being nitrogen that

ispassed into water wastefully, further adding to process inefficiency.

 

CAMUS‐SBTresolves this problem  using a  bio‐chemical method  of  oxygenation, which

notonly uses the atmospheric oxygen, but also uses the  nitrogen  from the  atmosphere  in  a

specially  engineered natural  ecology  to achieve the desired level of purity.

 

In  addition conventional  technologiesgenerate  large  amount of  sludge  for which

additional  disposal facilities  have  to  becreated.  CAMUS‐SBT  does not  face  any such

problems.Theschematic of the process is shown below.  


Featuresof our technology:

 

  • ·         Low‐energy consumption

  • ·         All green natural process

  • ·         No moving  parts  apart from pumps

  • ·        No bio‐sludgeformation

  • ·         Efficient removal  of  COD and nitrogen

  • ·         Near drinking  water  quality after treatment

  • ·        Treatment  cost Rs  3‐5  per 1000L

  • ·        Garden likeambiance

  • ·         Bio‐tower designs  available for spaceconstrained areas.

  • ·        One time mediainstallation

  • ·         Long life

  • ·         Unskilled personnel  sufficient to operate

  • ·        No foul Odor

 

Varioususes of the technology

·        Sewage treatment plant(STP)  and industrial effluent treatment plant (ETP)applications.

·        Retrofit ofpre-existing STP/ETPs with SBT/CAMUS-SBT systems. 

·        Laundry EffluentTreatment for total water reuse. 

·        Distilleryspent-wash treatment. 

·        Coffee Effluenttreatment.

·        Hospitals waste water ,Hotels waste water,Municipal waste water can all be treated using SBT.

·        Design of zerodischarge air scrubbers for removal of waste noxious gases (Sulphur, NOx  

              and organic pollutants from Industrialprocesses). 

 

 

Common Mancan help

Currentlyaverage consumption of an individual per day is around 135 Liters per day (mayvary with climatic conditions) and it is increasing with the increasingstandards of living and to add to it our fresh water source are continuouslydepleting. Out of this 135 liters around 50% is being used for secondarypurposes like toilet flushing and bathing etc. which can easily be treated andrecycled which will save a lot of fresh water It’s high time now that we throwour water in the municipal sewer lines and depend on the government to takecare of it which is extremely difficult. The better approach can be to treatthe water locally at our housing complex or bungalows or your commercialcomplexes and reuse it for secondary purposes which doesn’t really requirefresh water sources .The recycled water can be used for gardening and flushingby providing a separate lines but people have a mental block for using therecycled water.

 

To Take aninitiative to recycle waste water in there facilities one has to do following

1.)   Assess the water consumption which can be doneby the total number of residents and multiplying by average water consumption.

2.)   Decide an area for the STP. Preferably itshould be an open area but not accessible to children

3.)   IF you wish to install SBT units the pleasemail us at vec@visionearthcare.com with theabove details .

4.)   It generally takes 2-3 months for a new SBTunit to be installed and get functional.

5.)   If you already have an STP working and if youwant to retrofit it then also please mail us and we will retrofit your existingplant using SBT

6.)   Typically SBT unit require 1-1.5 m2 per KLD(can be included under garden area and design is flexible)of sewage to treat withan operating cost of 3-4 Rs. Per KL

7.)   Various designs are available for spaceconstraint area and for hilly regions where laying of sewerage pipelines isdifficult.


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Application to identify trees

Posted by Susan Sharma on June 23, 2011

 
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"Scientists have developed the first mobile app to identify plants by simply photographing a leaf. The free iPhone and iPad app, called Leafsnap, instantly searches a growing library of leaf images amassed by the Smithsonian Institution. In seconds, it returns a likely species name, high-resolution photographs and information on the tree's flowers, fruit, seeds and bark. ...
Leafsnap debuted in May, covering all the trees in New York's Central Park and Washington's Rock Creek Park. It has been downloaded more than 150,000 times in the first month, and its creators expect it to continue to grow as it expands to Android phones.

Smithsonian research botanist John Kress, who created the app with engineers from Columbia University and the University of Maryland, said it was originally conceived in 2003 as a high-tech aid for scientists to discover new species in unknown habitats. The project evolved, though, with the emergence of smartphones to become a new way for citizens to contribute to research.
..Leafsnap cost about $2.5 million to develop, funded primarily by a grant from the National Science Foundation. It will cost another $1 million to expand it within the next 18 months to cover all the trees of the United States, involving about 800 species.

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