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A product guide to fluorescence and Photoluminescence
Above Photo: Glow Paint Industries 250ml UV Neon Face and Body Paints. Black lights emit UV Ultraviolet light that cannot be seen by humans The fluorescent paint absorbs the ultraviolet light and then re-emits the visible wavelengths that we see as fluorescence. It works in the way of one colour in one colour out. Fluorescent Paints are fluro – Neon coloured in normal day light conditions but when exposed to a black light in dark or semi lit conditions will illuminate (Fluoresce). Above Photo: Bonapartes bar in W.A Australia. Fluorescent Face and Body Paints Bonapartes bar W.A Australia. This photo is from there Glow Party. For fluorescent face and body paints click here Above Photo: A painting that was painted for a New Years Eve Glow Party. Above Photo: Fluorescent Paints used on walls at a home Glow Birthday Party. Above Photo: Green Glow in the dark Christmas tree. Green glow in the dark Pigments mixed with paint and then applied to a Christmas tree A Christmas tree painted by Glow Paint Industries in 2006. As you can see the glow in the dark Christmas tree was a great success. Common Questions Q) Should Fluorescent Paints be used outdoors? A) Fluorescent Paints will work fine outside but over a number of years the paint will fade in colour. Fluorescent Paints are best used indoors. Q) Is there a black, Gold, Silver or Gray Fluorescent paint? A)No all these colours do not have fluorescent properties. Q) Are black lights dangerous? A) Most black lights that are available for sale in Australia are safe to use. UV Blacklights with dangerous wavelengths are not normally available for sale to the general public. Q) What type of Black Light do I need for a Fluro Party? A) To light a large area we recommend getting a 400W UV Black Light cannon. You can get these UV black lights from your local d’j supplies shop. Most d’j shops rent and sell their range of black lights. Types of Black Lights Black Light LED panels these black lights also work well and are suitable for both home fluro parties and professional use, but give inferior performance. UV Black Light Tubes are good if you are trying to light an area where there are only normal white light fluorescent lighting. You can get these from electrical wholesalers. Black Light bulbs are a good, cheap and cost effective method of buying UV black lights. We recommend buying energy efficient globes rather that the old style globes. The old style globes don’t work as well as the new energy efficient globes. You can get these from your local hardware store. You will need to check your light fittings before buying black light bulbs to check if you have bayonet or screw in fittings. The type of UV Black light you buy will determine how well the paints work under UV Black light. Above Photo: Pro black lights for large events. Above Photo: 12 Volt DC UV Black Light Is Glow in the dark the same as fluorescence? No they are not the same at all. Glow in the dark pigments in the paints absorbs light from artificial light or natural light sources and then when placed in the dark the pigments in the paint discharge and light up and Glow. There is no scientific research or evidence to prove that Glow pigments are safe to use on skin or in face and body paint. A new emerging trend is to use glow in the dark Face and Body Paints. After many years in selling glow in the dark powders and paints we know that this type of Glow paint is inferior compared to UV reactive paints. This is why 1) Glow in the dark Face and Body Paints need very dark conditions to see the glow effect. 2) This make their use dangerous. 3) They are expensive 4) They have limited colours 5) To have a good glow effect these paints need large glow powder particle sizes. This makes them look like sandpaper. Other useful information about Fluorescence in general Is there Organic Fluorescent things in nature? Yes some flowers have UV Properties which helps bees and other small insects find flowers. Fluorescent rocks and minerals Some rocks and minerals will fluoresce when near a black light. Above image owned by: Hannes Grobe (Hgrobe 06:16, 26 April 2006 (UTC)) - Own work Fluorescent minerals. Above image owned by Didier Descouens - Own work Fluorescing fluorite from Boltsburn Mine Weardale, North Pennines, County Durham, England, UK Above Photo: Parrots under UV Black Lights. Do animals see Fluorescence? Yes they sure do. Some animals that can see in UV, are some species of Parrots (Some Male parrots have UV markings to attract mates). Some fish can see in UV, This has lead to some fishing lure manufactures to make Neon lures that are more attractive to fish. Budgies under UV Black light. Our uv fluorescent face and body paints Many jar, tub and pail sizes to choose form. Click here to view all our fluorescent face and body paints. Our uv fluorescent interior paints Many jar, tub and pail sizes to choose form. Click here to view all our fluorescent interior paints. New Artificial Neon Snow Six neon snow colours to choose from. Non toxic and good for Neon Snow fights at Glow Paint Parties. 1KG of this Neon Snow Powder makes a whopping 20L~40L of Neon Snow. Click here to see all of our neon snow products. Our glow in the dark powders Many bag sizes to choose form. Click here to view all of our glow in the dark pigments and powders. Snapchat: glowpaint (c) Copyright Glow Paint Industries Queensland Australia, 20/05/2015
Hurts interview: Positivity is harder for us to express
After the slightly more darker and harder tone of 2013's Exile, synthpop duo Hurts are returning to a lighter, pop-driven soundscape for their next collection Surrender. Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson are leading the campaign with uplifting new single 'Some Kind Of Heaven'; a soaring anthem that nods back to their debut Happiness with its soft bells, surging strings and chanting refrain. Digital Spy caught up with the band to talk about their new approach to Surrender, regaining focus after Exile, and why music snobbery is the worst. How long have you been sitting on Surrender for? Theo: "It's finished. It was all there by the end of last year, but we just slowly finished it. It wasn't down to the wire this time. We had a bit of breathing space." Do you enjoy the breathing space or do you get restless sitting on new music? Adam: "We just carry on writing tunes. We never stop writing songs. Once one lot is finished we then move on. That's what we did with the last record. We wrote a super heavy album, then the day we handed it in we started writing a different type of song." Theo: "It's just a snapshot of a period of time really, and then you've got release schedules. But with this one we're very excited about what we've made and what's going to happen with it. We've done something different in some ways, so that's what gives you the energy." Surrender sounds a lot lighter than Exile. Was that your intention? Adam: "Perhaps on some level a reaction to the previous one, but also it's unrelated. We just make music that reflects how we feel in our lives at that moment in time. On the one hand it's easy to say it's reactionary because the last one was quite intense, but the reality is more that we were just in a bit of a better place mentally, and that comes across in the music." And it's a lot funkier than we've heard you before. Theo: "We don't really hide the fact that we love Prince and that sort of soul music that it references. 'Wonderful Life' has a lot of Prince's influence. It's exciting for us because we always try to push the boundaries of who we are. If there's territory that's still unexplored, that's all we want to do. If we make it, it sounds like Hurts I guess." Adam: "If you're an indie band or a guitar band, you are basically limited in a sense to what type of music you can make. I know some constraint can be quite good sometimes, but for us as a pop band, if you don't try and explore genres and have that freedom of creativity, you're just wasting your position as a pop band. For us, because we're not associated with any particular instruments, we can do whatever we want." Theo: "It's fun as well, which is part of our personality that we've found a way to express!" Adam: "Positivity is harder to express. Not for all people, but for us it is. Our default by nature is probably a more sombre tone. We had Surrenderas a title at the beginning before we'd written any songs, so there's a lot about letting go of things in our approach to this album." Your fans were uncertain about the harder sound of your last album Exile, so did that affect your approach to this music in any way? Adam: "It's pretty dangerous if you approach music trying to please other people. We've never really been in the business of doing that. That sounds perhaps like we're cutting ourselves off, but it's not like that at all really. We're just trying to be honest about it." Theo: "We're just trying to make great pop music and that's our plan." Do you think pop music has an unfair reputation in general? That people assume it's the lowest common denominator when it's actually not? Theo: "I think a lot of people are confused by it. Every band that is successful has pop songs. I don't really know what people mean by it. I know what we mean and that's songs that are in the business of forever. Those songs that last. We want to write songs that sound great in 10 years' time. That to me is a pop song. People often get confused by what it means. Do they mean music that's in the charts? Do they mean Rihanna? But then if they mean that, do they also mean ELO? Or The Beatles?  "The derision comes from snobbery, which I think is the worst thing for art and music. I don't think there's any place for it and it comes from insecurity. You either like something or you don't like it. Nothing is a lower form of anything else. Classical music is a genre of music. It's no more complex or less complex than pop music or R&B. The elitism is weird." Which means getting the opportunity to do something different like 'Under Control' with Calvin Harris must be fun for you guys, right? Theo: "We've been friends with Calvin since MySpace, and we've got the same manager, so it wasn't so out of the blue. He makes electronic pop music and so do we. He's got a very clear vision of who he is, and it was just fun to make music with your friend. It was a good exercise at a point between albums." Can we just mention that you've worked with legendary producer Stuart Price for this album? Adam: "Yeah, Stuart brings a precision and he produces a lot of the mess away. When we work it's usually layered. He works quick as well, and within a day you've got a tune at the point where it needs to be. Our music after the last album needed someone to slightly bring us back into focus, and he was perfect for that." It's interesting that you say you needed Stuart to bring you into focus. At what point during the last album did you feel like you'd lost it? Adam: "Well we worked in the same room in a rainy Manchester for about nine months, and I think after six months there wasn't much communication, and we just lost perspective in a very major way. Which is why some of the songs sound unique from that pressure cooker we were living under. For me, the second album is too layered, partly because we did a lot of it ourselves, so we needed that streamline." Theo: "I don't think we particularly lost perspective, though, because we knew what we were doing. We knew the album we were making from the beginning - it was a plan that was executed as it needed to be. It's a very concept-heavy record and I think what happened is, because we were working within the constraints of what that album had to be, we flung open the doors."
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iOS Development with Swift: Apple’s Programming Language of the Future
The Swift programming language is making huge waves in the world of iOS App development. Its popularity over the prevalent Objective-C can be attributed to the relative ease of avoiding programming errors and additional features like bug detection and higher programming speed. All about iOS Development with Swift Apple Inc designed the compiler-based Swift. It was made to develop apps compatible with Apple devices. Swift is quickly being adopted as the industry standard. Built as an alternative, Swift has several benefits over the preceding Objective-C. The standout feature is its open-source nature, allowing it to be used on different non-Apple platforms like Linux. Global Trends on Swift Programming Language Apple’s latest programming language venture is firmly cementing its position in terms of popularity among programmers, according to research conducted by StackOverflow in 2018. With 8.1% votes, Swift was the 14th “most popular programming language”. A significant achievement, considering the fact that it did not exist ten years ago. It had also secured the 6th position as the “most-loved” language among programmers. If we consider the search analytics data of language tutorials by Google Trends, Swift occupies the 9th rank in the PYPL(Popularity of Programming Language) Index. Proficient Swift developers also enjoy attractive remuneration for their services, often surpassing the more popular languages (JS, Java, C#, or Python). The demand for Swift language proficiency has skyrocketed in 2020. There are over 6,000 job openings in the USA, and an average annual salary of $125000 as per the recruitment website Indeed. Rankings-wise, it occupies the 2nd position, trailing only behind Ruby. History Here is all you need to know about the history of the Swift programming language. Swift was created by Chris Lattner and was launched worldwide in June 2014. Swift was brought over to the open-source platform in December 2015. There have been periodic Swift version updates- Swift 1.0,1.1(2014); 1.2, 2.0, (2015); 3.0 (2016); 4.0 (2017); 4.1 (2018); 5.0, 5.1(2019); 5.2(2020). Over six hundred worldwide coders have been tirelessly working- enhancing the scope of Swift. The updated Swift 5.3 arrived on September 16, 2020. Swift codes were first hosted at Github. Being open-source, anyone can obtain the code. Programmers can also build or contribute back to language development. Compatibility with Ubuntu’s Linux has existed since Swift 2.2. The 5.2.4 version saw accessibility with CentOS and Amazon Linux. The iPad-only app titled Swift Playgrounds appeared worldwide in 2016. It had a 3-D-video game-like interface. The aim was to teach beginners how to code with Swift. Read more on ios development with swift apples programming language of the future
The Soundtrack to Life New Playlist Challenge!!!
The time has come my dear friends for another Playlist challenge but before we get into that I want to thank my lil sis @jiggzy19 for challenging us all to look outside of K-Pop for our last challenge, it was a lot of fun, and actually the most popular challenge we have done so far ^^ Okay now to the matter at hand, this time our challenge comes from @PassTheSuga, and it was seconded by @aabxo !!! its a pretty easy one this time guys, unless you're like me and are going to have trouble narrowing the immense list of songs down to fit on a card... XD the playlist theme this time is.... SUMMERTIME!!! (Or if you live in the southern hemisphere like me, the theme is "I Wish it was SUMMERTIME!!!") 1. You create a playlist according to the given theme. 2. You can use any Asian music you like, doesn't just have to be K-Pop, but it must be relevant. 3. You can basically add as many songs as you like, (has to be more than 2) the normal amount is about 10 songs. 4. Remember to tag me (@MattK95) in you card so that I will definitely see it and clip it to "The Soundtrack to Life" collection, and tag the person who came up with the playlist theme, in this case (@PassTheSuga & @aabxo) that will change with every playlist theme though! 5. Be as creative as you wish, and have fun!!!!! \(^O^)/ here are some random yet awesome examples :) sherrysahar's non K-Pop playlist kpopandkimchi's no K-Pop playlist jiggzy19's minus the K-Pop playlist stevieq's non K-Pop playlist @aabxo @DancingPartyTme @PassTheSuga @kpopandkimchi @sherrysahar @snowinseoul @poojas @KpopJunkiesTV @chandnip804 @xoxoaudra98 @nielswife @TaehyungKey @LydiaPark14 @christy @SivegechHeang @harmonico @Allyphernelia @shashae5296 @jroffen @YeseniaLira @chelsiec25 @jimberlykemp @TheKS3D @StarBabes @SamanthaDuron15 @XiaoKaiTien @B1A4BTS5ever @Uniangel18 @kimjongdaily @ChesterH @Igot7BTS @StephanieDuong @stevieq @DannyNeders @KpopGaby @bts486 @sanazssanaz @LmJSuper @netchtiBates @danidee @blackkatt2345 @whissy44 @lollipopdollie @heirress @GraceDowns97 @SunnyV @deemonster100 @JackieMurrayCab @Dahliadang @kimikodragon @MayraGrijalva @casiegarza0330 @Rhia @erlindafishy @hamxerh @WiviDemol @LinnyOk @rem191997 @happyface1497 @SakuraBlossom96 @AmberMaze @sosm @adikiller @nieva28461 @Ambie @SashaLove @divalycious @callmekaren @Aero2042 @jiggzy19 @MinionPeach17 @nenegrint14 @Cryomorph @chasinghapiness @Miss148 @NanaSomon @alwaysdream @jpandajackie @honeysoo @OctaviaHawkins @panopticlove @shannonl5 @cindystran @MichiGo4L @veselovskayavic @kpopgirly101 @kkkc @DocLee @KDramaKpop1015 @MirandaTuan @AraceliJiminez @MimiKawaiiGirl @MercyJackson @AnnaNaumova @Eesis @cheesm @chrissy @KpopGirl17 Ok so if we forgot to tag you I am so sorry, me and jiggzy just tagged everyone we could think of, so if we missed you and you would like to be tagged next time let us know in the comment section :) Also don't forget that you aren't obligated to do this whether we tagged you or not, if you are interested in doing this I hope you have fun!!! If you want to see everyone's awesome playlists, or catch up on past ones or any you may have missed, you can follow the collection >>here<< if you want to :D And if you havent checked ou the community guidlines please do so by clicking >>here<< Good Luck everyone!!! Credit to the owners of these photos and gifs (I DO NOT own any of these photos or gifs)
Acoustic KPOP: Park Bom (2NE1) - "Don't Cry"
Park Bom from 2NE1 Singing Don't Cry Lyrics: 사랑은 너무 쉽게 변해만 갔죠 Love seems to change so easily, 서로 욕심 속에 아픈 상처만 남아 In place of our own greed, a painful scar is left, GOTTA LET YOU GO and please don’t cry 나 라는 사람 참 그대에겐 못됐죠 I guess I was not really the person for you 바보 같은 내 맘을 못 잡고 I couldn't hold back my stupid heart 널 아프게 했죠 Which pained you and please don’t cry 여기까지가 우리 둘의 끝인가요 Here is the end for the both of us, 세상이 우릴 허락할 때 그때 까지만 And until the world would allow our love then, IT’S OKAY BABY PLEASE DON’T CRY 기나긴 여행이 끝났지만 This long journey is about to end. 또 언젠간 마주치겠지 But someday, we will meet again, 다음 세상에서 꼭 다시 만나 In the next life, we will see each other again 하루가 멀게 우린 매일 다퉜죠 Everyday, we are blinded by our anger, 그땐 뭐가 그리 분했던지 What we were fighting about every minute, 매일 밤을 울었죠 I cried every night, Baby I cried 너 라는 사람 참 내겐 무심했죠 All the long nights 길고 기나긴 밤을 지새는 날 I stayed up late crying, 홀로 두었죠 I spent them all alone Baby I cried 여기까지가 우리 둘의 끝인가요 Here is the end for the both of us, 세상이 우릴 허락할 때 그때 까지만 And until the world would allow our love then, IT’S OKAY BABY PLEASE DON’T CRY 기나긴 여행이 끝났지만 This long journey is about to end. 또 언젠간 마주치겠지 But someday, we will meet again, 다음 세상에서 꼭 다시 만나 In the next life, we will see each other again 가끔 눈물이 날 찾아 올 때면 Sometimes, when tears come to me, 아름다웠던 우릴 기억 할게요 I remember our beautiful memories 그대 더 이상 아프지 말아요 제발 I hope that you won't be hurt more, And please don’t cry IT’S OKAY BABY PLEASE DON’T CRY 기나긴 여행이 끝났지만 This long journey is about to end. 또 언젠간 마주치겠지 But someday, we will meet again, 다음 세상에서 꼭 다시 만나 In the next life, we will see each other again IT’S OKAY BABY PLEASE DON’T CRY 기나긴 여행이 끝났지만 This long journey is about to end. 또 언젠간 마주치겠지 But someday, we will meet again, 다음 세상에서 꼭 다시 만나 In the next life, we will see each other again Eng Lyrics Credit: Whimsical Being