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This picture is a continuation of a previous work which is a continuation of another work. Why am I bothering? Well, first off, I'm unhappy. Don't ask. So my first thought was to not do JF Making Of. Well, I'm very determined. So I did the least that I could. What is different between this Jeep and the jeeps before? First off, it has seats. That's pretty important for even slightest semblance of realism. Secondly, this is smooth. I didn't know that a person has to clear the smoothing groups in order to get smooth shading with MilkShape. That was forty-nine days ago. What will JF be like in forty-nine days from now? Even smoother. My lesson for the day could be that a person should stick to the basics when s/he is angry, but I won't say that. I'll say that a simple set of lines and a box can make a fine texture when used properly. All I did was make a good 3d model and throw the lines where they ought to go and bingo. Add a circle, a curve and you can make a very powerful texture. Add anything else and you get crap. Stick with the basics for your texture. If your Sci-Fi flick requires a messy texture, you're better off skipping it. 3d models in themselves are far too complex to have complex paint on them. Just "keep it simple, stupid." Read below, it might help you make an informed decision about something very important that affects you.

Might I suggest that the USA Patriot Act of 2001 is the largest breach of Constitutional rights since ... the writing of the Constitution. Many liberals and left-wing activists are scared (rightfully so) that they would be labelled as terrorists under the new act and would be persecuted and jailed for crimes they have not committed or in the inforcement of unjust laws. This is the tip of the iceberg. The article below was published by the researchers at my university, the University of Washington. It explains that most of the current University researchers are ineligable to do any physics research under the university or otherwise. The first group is those who are citizens of countries deemed to be sponsors of terrorism. Since that ought to include America, no domestic students should be allowed to do physics research. More likely, hundreds of completely innocent physicists vital to research will be drummed out of the profession and/or drummed out of the country. The second group is felons. Remember that it is a felon to purposely cause $250 of property damage. That includes throwing a baseball at your apartment window to figure the Coefficient of drag, which I know that one professor of mine has done. I have a friend who was convicted of felony harassment for throwing condoms at a prostitute. He will never become a physicist while the USA Patriot Act stands. In fact, he cannot get a degree in Physics while the USA Patriot Act stands. A degree requires three credits of research. The third group includes those like myself who will under no circumstances allow myself to be treated like a criminal until it has been proven to be true in a court of law. That is, I will not allow an employer to test for drugs. It is against my morals to subject myself to such treatment. By definition, taking a drug test assumes that a person is a criminal. It also assumes every co-worker of the person a criminal. How am I to work with people who are assured that I am a criminal? How am I to work with people who I assume are criminals? I know of one drug test that works 100% every time, that is PV=nRT. Given three of these variables (R is a constant), find the fourth. If a person can do their work, it is a sure sign of competence. It should be no surprise to anyone.

Office of Research Newsletter, March 25, 2002, Volume 10, Issue 3
University of Washington

"Strengthening Lab Security"

Federal requirements relating to the possesion, storage, and security of biohazardous materials were broadened recently when President Bush signed the USA Patriot Act of 2001. One of the most challenging aspects of this Act is the requirement that prohibits people who have certain background characteristics -- such as felons, drug users, individuals who have been dishonorably discharged from the military, and citizens of countries determined by the US State Department to sponsor terrorism -- from handling research agents that could potentially be used as tools for terrorism.

Although it remains to be seen how the Patriot Act will be interpreted and enforced, all research institutions are being asked to review and, where needed, strengthen their procedures for handling biological, chemical, and radiological research agents.

Traditionally, laboratory safety guidelines have emphasized the use of good work practices, appropriate containment equipment, well-designed facilities, and administrative controls to minimize risks of accidental infection or injury for laboratory workers, and prevent contamination of the environment outside the laboratory. "Since September 11, our priorities have changed," says Alvin L. Kwiram, Vice Provost for Research. "There has been a growing and understandable concern about the possible use of biological, chemical, and radioactive materials as agents for terrorism."

In response to these concerns, UW researches are being asked to examine and adddress security issues in their labs, such as preventing unauthorized entry to labs, or the unauthorized removal of any laboratory chemical, radioactive materials, or dangerous biological agents.

"These agents are also essential to the research work conducted daily at our institution," add Kwiram. "We believe that it will be possible to satisfy the growing need for security without compromising the University's research mission."

A number of groups across campus (including the UW's Environmental Health and Safety Department, UW Campus Police, and task forces that include faculty and administration) are currently assessing the UW's vulnerabilities in this area, and the University's ability to respond to emergencies.

The University's full response to these new challenges will continue to develop over the coming months. In the interim, all laboratory researchers should carefully follow the basic guidelines for laboratory safety, all of which have taken on a new significance in recent months. Here are some of the fundamental guidelines researchers should follow:

-Review and update all inventories of hazardous materials in your laboratory.

For chemical inventories, the laboratory listing contained on the Laboratory Safety System (LSS) should be updated. If you are not on the LSS, call EH&S at 206-543-0467. or visit the EHS web site at: http://www.ehs.washington.edu/Services/lssinfo.htm

-Review your infectious agents. If your reserach involves infectious agents, check their categorization on the CDC's web site: http://www.cdc.gov/od/ohs/lrsat/42cfr72.htm, which contains a list of Select Agents and the Select Agents rule.

If the agents are on the CDC's recognized Select Agents list, please contact the EH&S Institutional Biosafety Officer at 206-543-9510.

Dispose of items that are no longer used. Cal EH&S at 206-543-9510 for biological agent disposal options. For chemical agent disposal options, call EH&S at 206-685-2848 or see the following web site: http://www.ehs.washington.edu/waste/wastechemical.htm

-Ensure that invectious agents are secure. Coding the container and placing it in a locked freezer, lock box, or cabinet may be possible options.

-Secure points of entry. Identify points of entry into the laboratory and measures that can be taken to secure hazardous chemicals and infectious agents.

-Lock your lab.
Keep your laboratory doors closed, and lock your lab when not in use or when left unoccupied.

-Discuss security and safety with all your laboratory personnel.

-Confront strangers who enter the lab.

-Wear identification badges.

-Contact EH&S at 206-543-9510 if you have additional lab safety concerns. The UWPD can be contacted at 206-543-0521 for additional security information, or to report anything suspicious or missing in your lab.

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