"Alright. alright. Space. What about Space Mr.Anythingispossible"
"Well just give a 360 camera to some astronauts and have them float around."
There's a website http://www.kids-in-mind.com that gives you movie ratings to see if it's safe to have your kids watch. It breaks it down on sex & nudity, violence & gore, and profanity. If you want to know more it will tell you all the scenes that are bad in the movie so you can decide.
"To draw an analogy: a man's suffering is similar to the behavior of a gas. If a certain quantity of gas is pumped into an empty chamber, it will fill the chamber completely and evenly, no matter how big the chamber. Thus suffering completely fills the human soul and conscious mind, no matter whether the suffering is great or little. Therefore the "size" of human suffering is absolutely relative." Viktor E. Frankl. -Man's Search for Meaning
I honestly don't pay much attention to this stuff and have just now noticed Norton is my AV. Why is it bad?
Edit: Someone linked this. Looks like Norton is one of the top picks. Almost a perfect rating. In fact if I change it to Windows 7 - it is perfect.
Seriously. Do it. They don't just pollinate hops, but we'd lose at least 60% of all crops if we were to lose bees. They even sell "bee-friendly" garden packets at grocery stores, hardware stores, department stores, you name it.
You can also buy small, inexpensive housing for bees to flock to, just like birdhouses. I actually just installed mine today.
SAVE THE BEES Y'ALL
E: flock, not clock.
E2: Since I've had a couple people asking for it, here is the Amazon link for the house I bought. From what I could tell, this was the best balance of cost/review score, so that's why I chose this one.
They already have this feature, though it's only available in their 64-bit Canary build.
Congrats, you can now mute each individual tab by clicking the little speaker icon. Enjoy!
EDIT: For normal Chrome 32-bit users, use /u/Phyisis's solution below.
Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy series. Either the 2nd or 3rd book I believe? They're all fairly short, I bought ultimate edition on Amazon and get all like 5 of them together.
Edit: for everyone asking, here's the book I got
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Learn to use https://autohotkey.com/ and write a script to screen shot each page in 4k. Then use one of the many jpeg2pdf programs out there to pack it all together. Organize with your classmates and boom $10-20 text book.
Edit: As the cost to make an additional unit approaches zero, the price should reflect that. Copyright law can get fucked. They didn't need it during the renaissance and we don't need it now.
8 hour battery life, charges in under 90 minutes. 10 minutes gets me an hour or two in an emergency. Lightweight. Waterproof.
I don't understand why people still have wires. I shower with my headphones.
EDIT: Galaxy S8 checking in. I haven't used apple in years. I work indoors and carry a 20000 miliamp battery in my work/gobag. My headphones pretty much never die before my S8. I listen to a lot of podcasts and difference in sound quality is negligable.
What I use and Amazon link:
Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones
If you think "The Intelligent Investor" and "Security Analysis" are books on how to make a million dollars, then you haven't actually read those books at all. The idea behind "The Intelligent Investor" is precisely that don't EVER EVER go into trading expecting to make a million dollars, thats the WHOLE point of the book.
Edit: And while we're at it, lets be serious here, Buffett's story isn't exactly rags to riches either. Sure, he is an incredibly astute investor who's portfolios have one of the highest rates of return and his wealth has grown exponentially, but the only reason he got into investing in the first place was because his father owned a brokerage firm. His wealth essentially came from his own initial inheritance and the fees he charged from his clients, which he got largely from his fathers reputation and connections.
Depends on what organization you donate to, if it’s the Red Cross, get the app, and you will 100% be notified of that units journey.
Edit: putting this into parent comment as well
If you have a donor card (unless it’s the NBCS card, which is mostly red), and a smart phone, you can use the Donor ID to log in to the app. It’ll show you the last time you donated, the next time you can donate, and all your vitals from your last 30 donations
lots of people are having trouble finding the app
Looks like they might be US only as well
They are ruminates, like cows, they have a completely different digestive system then most mammals. From what I can remember, correct me if I'm wrong (you always do), cannot vomit the way we do.
He was zero black. As a Hebrew/Israeli/Jew, he was Hebrew/Israeli/Jew.
EDIT: For clarity and mostly because people are nit-picking the semantics of things.
EDIT 2: I did not mistype. Semantic is a real word too and the one I used on purpose because people were arguing about my choice of words. That is literally the definition of semantics.
Up your diction, foo.
Knuth reward check
>Knuth reward checks are checks or check-like certificates awarded by computer scientist Donald Knuth for finding mistakes in, or making suggestions for, his publications. According to MIT Technology Review, "Knuth’s reward checks are among computerdom's most prized trophies".
>In the preface of each of his books and on his website, Knuth offers a reward of $2.56 (USD) to the first person to find each error in his published books, whether it be technical, typographical, or historical. Knuth explains that $2.56, or 256 cents, corresponds to one hexadecimal dollar. Valuable suggestions are worth 32 cents. In his earlier books a smaller reward was offered. For example, the 2nd edition of The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 1, offered $2.00.
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You’re not wrong. Even in developing countries it’s better than at any time in history. Check out the book Factfullness if you like to read. It’s pretty amazing.
And four elephants on that turtle, with the Earth on their back.
Legends have it that there was once a fifth elephant, but he fell off.
Recommended reading for anyone wanting to know more:
Humans are funny about certain things, and spending money is definitely one of them. I don't like paying for apps either, and I'm about to graduate with a CIS degree. I know full well the kind of work that goes into one, but there's still a weird wall of resistance to paying for an app.
It largely has to do with comparisons, I think. There is not free version of extra guacamole, at least, not any more. Since we're accustomed to paying for extras on our food we don't balk at the idea.
Conversely, there are tons of free apps available. When we see one someone is charging for an app our brains immediately reach for comparisons that include free software. This makes is devalue a thing that is clearly worth a lot of money.
If you like this kind of weird quirks in our thinking try out books like Predictably Irrational.
You already can tell Amazon not to use specific prior purchases to make recommendations, whether because it was a gift, or you don't really need another horse head mask.
> Holiday Hole
How am I supposed to feel about this?
You're supposed to think it's funny. You might not get it for a while, but some time next year you'll chuckle quietly to yourself and remember all this business about the hole.
Here you go did it for you
there are a surprisingly large amount of music bands with TNT
I'm a fan of Sleep As Android. Mostly I just love the slowly increasing volume thunderstorm in the distance alarm. Very mellow to wake up to. I also like the math catchpa to turn off the alarm.
You need this website! http://everynoise.com
It has over 3000 genres mapped with each genre having the artists mapped inside of it. You can search for artists you like and find the genre and then find new artists. You could also try listening to genres you didn't even know existed.
it's run by a dude who works at Spotify as an engineer working on their recommendation platform.
Atleast for most of the hacks you do.
To download paid apps for free, just use mobo genie:
To be able to do in app purchases without actually paying, use Lucky Patcher:
Note: Mobogenie works completely without root. But to do most features with lucky patcher you'll need it. You can still modify apps to be able to do fake in app purchases without root. Lucky patcher doesn't work on online games ofcourse.
Alt-Js most famous song is about three men raping a transvestite prostitute with a broom stick, but we all still dance to it
Edit: if you're interested in what I'm talking about...
>Two women wear long gowns that reveal bare arms and shoulders. A woman wears a long gown with a slit that reveals one leg to the top of the thigh.
To be fair Windows Defender has typically scored very low in anti-virus certifications the last few years. As you can see on AV-Comparatives last annual test (page 9), Windows Defender did worse across the board than even McAfee.
A few years back Microsoft had this to say (emphasis mine):
> "We’re providing all of that data and information to our partners so they can do at least as well as we are," she said. "The natural progression is that we will always be on the bottom of these tests. And honestly, if we are doing our job correctly, that’s what will happen."
> She added that Microsoft wants "everyone to do better than us because we know that makes it harder for the bad guys".
Peetty sure this is all covered in the psychoanalysis book of batman. Let me see if i can find a link to it
Found it, a friend mentioned this to me once, he briefly went over what was in it, i wanna say he mentioned the analyzing his villians and how they represent different aspects of bruce wayne
Made a twenty-two pound turkey this year, and I'm legitimately worried I won't have enough for the inevitable turkey tetrazzini.
People overcook the shit out of their turkey. Get a decent digital thermometer, the kind you can stick in at the beginning, and leave for the whole cooking process. Stick it in the dark meat between the leg and the breast (not touching the bone), and pull the turkey out when it hits 155. Let it sit for a while, and the dark meat will hit the magic ~165 or so. It can sit an hour easy (for a big bird) and still be burn your fingers hot when you cut it, and it'll be tender and juicy.
Realising that that song was about ugly chicks made me realise that kids are exposed to so much shit they don't understand growing up and it honestly doesn't matter.
 Several comments correcting me on this. I heard otherwise and it made sense but am happy to be corrected. In that vein of thought, from here
> We have yet to meet someone who can remember any words to this song other than the chorus, which is: "Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof." The song does have verses and even a hint of meaning - the lyrics are about disrespectful men who hit on women at a party.
I still believe in the main point of my comment but my example was poor which was how it was related to anything in this discussion in the first place so I'm sorry I brought it up.
Also, as in AWS developer, if anyone is interested in doing anything similar, it uses services that are open to the public:
For speech recognition it uses transcribe: https://aws.amazon.com/transcribe/
For detecting the emotion of something it uses comprehend: https://aws.amazon.com/comprehend/
In one of my English classes my teacher gave us a quiz and one of the questions was "In your opinion what is the moral of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian"". I wrote "You should never give up hope" and it was marked wrong, I was confused and went to ask her why it was wrong and she told me "The moral was actually that "You should always be yourself, not what other people want from you"".
Edit: Better grammar
Did you know Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase if you shop by going to smile.amazon.com instead? Over $50,000,000 has been raised for charity - all you need to do is change the URL!
Here are your smile-ified links:
^^i'm ^^a ^^friendly&nbsp;bot
Fandango confirms closest place it suggested is Paramount, CA.
edit: Google agrees
Rise, and speak wisely, man--but hark; I see thy rug, as woven i'the Orient, A treasure from abroad. I like it not. I'll stain it thus; ever thus to deadbeats.
[He stains the rug]
Sir, prithee nay!
Now thou seest what happens, Lebowski, when the agreements of honourable business stand compromised. If thou wouldst treat money as water, flowing as the gentle rain from heaven, why, then thou knowest water begets water; it will be a watery grave your rug, drowned in the weeping brook. Pray remember, Lebowski.
Thou err'st; no man calls me Lebowski. Yet thou art man; neither spirit damned nor wandering shadow, thou art solid flesh, man of woman born. Hear rightly, man!--for thou hast got the wrong man. I am the Knave, man; Knave in nature as in name.
Thy name is Lebowski.
You can write Shakespeare easily enough.
DNS adblocking. Never have to worry about it.
You can go here on changing your DNS to block ads
Or if you want to go a different route, research Pi-hole
Edit: You can configure your router to cover all devices or do it individually. I'm able to configure it on my cellular network also
Edit, lots of people are having trouble finding the app
This is also the Red Cross app I’m linking to, so if you donate to a different blood service I unfortunately don’t know much about them sorry!
For IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blood-donor-american-red-cross/id911428916?mt=8
For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.blood&hl=en_US
This is why I use an audio normalization filter.
Movies constantly do this shit. I don't want quiet dialog and super loud explosions. I just want to listen to things at a normal volume.
If you're on arch, install swh-plugins, then create the file ~/.config/pulse/default.pa and add the following lines:
load-module module-ladspa-sink sink_name=ladspa_sink plugin=dyson_compress_1403 label=dysonCompress control=0,1,0.5,0.99
load-module module-ladspa-sink sink_name=ladspa_normalized master=ladspa_sink plugin=fast_lookahead_limiter_1913 label=fastLookaheadLimiter control=10,0,0.8
Reload pulseaudio (pulseaudio -k) and presto, now all your audio is normalized. You can quickly toggle the filter on and off through the pulseaudio GUI or even set it to only run on certain streams. I have the filter set to my Chromium and VLC streams, but not my music player stream because that's the only one where I appreciate the higher dynamic range.
VLC has a built-in normalization setting. You can just use that if you're not on Linux or don't feel like fucking with pulseaudio.
Download Toddler Keys! It's a very tiny program that sits in your system tray where you can disable your power button, drives, keyboard, and mouse. Convenient for the eponymous toddler hands, but also very useful for cleaning!
You can use real private messaging. Right now virtually uncrackable encrypted messaging exists but no one uses it for some reason.
For the people asking about it: https://www.openpgp.org
It looka like Signal is a better solution: https://signal.org/
Have you read anything by Viktor Frankl, laddergoat? I wonder if by now you're sick of people trying to give you snippets of comfort in the form of 'nuggets of wisdom,' but I couldn't help but be reminded of this passage from Man's Search for Meaning. Whether it will mean anything to you I don't know, but I thought it worth sharing at least.
>We must never forget that we may also find meaning in life even when confronted with a hopeless situation, when facing a fate that cannot be changed. For what then matters is to bear witness to the uniquely human potential at its best, which is to transform a personal tragedy into a triumph, to turn one's predicament into a human achievement. When we are no longer able to change a situation -- just think of an incurable disease such as inoperable cancer -- we are challenged to change ourselves.
>Let me cite a clear-cut example: Once, an elderly general practitioner consulted me because of his severe depression. He could not overcome the loss of his wife who had died two years before and whom he had loved above all else. Now, how could I help him? What should I tell him? Well, I refrained from telling him anything but instead confronted him with the question, "What would have happened, Doctor, if you had died first, and your wife would have had to survive you?" "Oh," he said, "for her this would have been terrible; how she would have suffered!" Whereupon I replied, "You see, Doctor, such a suffering has been spared her, and it was you who have spared her this suffering -- to be sure, at the price that now you have to survive and mourn her." He said no word but shook my hand and calmly left the office. In some way, suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of sacrifice.
If it makes you feel any better, when the crew realized just how hard it was for McKellen they threw him a "Gandalf appreciation day".
Now, for some whiplash, here's an image of the movie being turned back into the greenscreen set McKellen was on .
^^(I ^^can ^^barely ^^imagine ^^just ^^how ^^draining ^^that ^^must ^^have ^^been ^^for ^^him.)
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Might be Arthur C Clark. He wrote Songs of a Distant Earth in the early 90s but it was based on a short story he wrote in the 50s. What happens when the earliest refugees found a society that then evolves so much future refugees become a huge burden (not a unique story even in our time).
This is a pretty old concept sci-fi wise, from a generation that still remembers World War I started with horses and ended with tanks, and then we went right into flight, atomics, and space flight. That kind of tech tree progression is gonna leave a mark...
I also like how this is explored in Forever War.
Women are especially prone to Narcissism, but the word has taken on a new meaning and it's worthy of clinical study.
More specifically, you're referring to internalization. Which is a significant symptom of a number of issues including depression and borderline personality disorder.
Basically, once food and shelter become commonplace our internal shit gets all scrambled.
There is a google cardboard app that lets you swap perspective with someone. Once the full featured VR comes out, and peripherals are made, you could probably simulate this pretty well. It wouldn't be perfect, obviously, but would still be trippy as fuck.
Chekhov's gun: Chekhov's gun is a dramatic principle that suggests that details within a story or play will contribute to the overall narrative. This encourages writers to not make false promises in their narrative by including extemporaneous details that will not ultimately pay off by the last act, chapter, or conclusion.
There's this book called So Good They Can't Ignore You . It talks about a few people who did just that. The guy who quit to go be a monk, the successful lawyer that quits to be a yoga instructor, the man who quits his job to become a farmer.
What it found was that "follow your passion" was bad advice. People became passionate after becoming proficient and skilled at their job. With that career capital, they got more money, had more options, and free time cause they were so valuable, they could ask so much of their workplace.
When you examine the people who quit to follow their dreams, you notice a pattern with the successful people vs the people who failed. That lawyer that quit to become a yoga instructor and failed? She had no credentials and no reason for clients to join her. The guy who quit his job to become a farmer and succeed? He has been planting plants and studying agriculture as a kid growing up all this time as a hobby.
The people who succeeded and quit to follow their passion actually accumulated the skills that made them valuable by the time they were ready to pursue their passion through things like deliberate practice.
People who quit to follow their dreams think "what does the world owe me?" when the book asks you to rephrase it to "what can I provide the world" is the key to making your dreams come true.
PGP is hard to use and not very practical for direct messaging.
Signal is a much better suggestion, slick UI and easy to use. Also very secure (especially if you verify each other's private key) and open source.
Jaynes. I actually remember a sentence from the first chapter (probably not an exact quote, but I can't be bothered to go find my copy), "When asked, 'What is consciousness?' people become conscious of consciousness, and believe that consciousness of consciousness to be what consciousness is. This is not the case."
It's engaging and well-written, but his theory wasn't all that influential in the long run. The brain is so much more complicated than left brain/right brain...We as humans definitely have a friction between our logical minds and our impulsive instinctive minds, but it's deeper than they believed back then.
An interesting modern read would be Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman...He's a Nobel prize winning economist who has done a lot of work about human decision making in an attempt to figure out how it drives economic decision making. He's coming at it from a completely different direction, but if anything, that makes his stuff more interesting.
Highly recommend the book How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler
It goes through and humorously explains everything you'd need to bring the world back up to speed
Adding directly into PayPal, Coinstar charges a 9.8% fee. (source)
For gift cards and eCertificates, there are no fees, however. (source)
So did all of the other VPNs that used to work. The reason they try and lock you in for 3 years is because NordVPN will go the way of all the other VPNs and stop working as soon as the streaming services find a way to block access.
A quick Google search of 'Reddit demographics by country' yielded me this:
Scroll down to "Audience Geography" and check the percentage of US visitors, if you require a source about something so incredibly obvious.
Yeah, but those are knockoff darts. Here's an official refill pack.
Edit: huh, you can get 75 official darts for $12.99 on Amazon.
It's been around for years. $13.89 on Amazon.
There was actually a man-in-the-middle attack for Google Glass where a QR code coming into view caused it to connect to a wifi connection specified in the QR code and allowing the controller of that wifi to sniff traffic.
Try a hammock
Edit: something like this: Https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016KUWT5M/
Also, always get double-wide hammocks unless you're 5'5" or less. I made that mistake, I'm 6'.
Try to get a cotton hammock for the inside of your house, and hook it so the edges almost droop. There are different ways of hammocking, but laying at around a 30° angle is flat for me.
If you can touch the ground with your butt (in your hammock), put the hook 2 links/holes up until you don't, then adjust for droop.
EDIT 2: I forgot to mention the whole bar thing. You know those wooden/metal bars at either end of the hammock? Yeah don't get those, they make it easy to fall off. You have to actually put effort into rolling out of a regular double-wide, it's your fault if you do.
Speaking of rolling out... You won't roll over in a hammock. Rolling over in your sleep is because you aren't comfortable enough or there's too much pressure on your back somewhere. Hammocks literally are the first memory foam mattresses. I like my hammock better than the store's billion dollar mattresses. You can use a sleep apnea machine in a hammock, too!
"Um" also communicates that you're not done with your sentence, and therefore serves an important function in informal dialog. Linguists call such things "fillers" and they're different in different languages.
I haven't read this book but it makes the argument that no more than 1 in 4 soldiers actually fired their weapons at the enemy during world war II. https://www.amazon.com/Men-Against-Fire-Problem-Command/dp/0806132809
Shamelessly plugging Signal (android, ios).
It works great, has basically all the features of hangouts/imessage/messenger, and is open source, secure and audited.
Everyone should be using this. It's a gift to mankind.
My friend group has had no problems transitioning to it (edit: well ok, the non-techies moaned about a new app but came around)
>Sorry but it's Microsoft that didn't make ntfs an open standard, you've got it backwards
OSX can write to NTFS, it's just that it's disabled by Apple. You have to open terminal and bust out some UNIX skills to enable it. Which is ridiculous to do in 2015 to enable what should be a standard feature.
>The Mini DisplayPort saves space so you can have USB ports, and it's since become thunderbolt which is super versatile.
I will agree that there is a ton of cool stuff that can be down with Thunderbolt, but that doesn't make the lack of a HDMI port less annoying.
>There are a million different phone charger cables out there, Apple isn't alone.
Almost all Android phones, Windows phones and Blackberry Phones have used Micro USB for years now. Apple is the only major company that still uses a proprietary charging port. If Apple does ever add a Micro USB port, it will be because they were forced to.
Google-fu tells me it's from The Uncanny X-Men: From the Ashes
I know at least one blind person who uses the app Be My Eyes, which instantly connects him with volunteers who will - for example - read the label out loud on a tin of something if he holds it up to his phone for them to see.
I signed up as a volunteer, but there are far more volunteers than there are blind people who are using the service, so I have yet to be contacted to help out.
Spread the word, people :)
The primary source is the Greenland chapter in Jared Diamond's "Collapse Another book on the pre-Columbian North American ivory trade is Farley Mowat's "the Far Farer's Mowat's book "West Viking" in 1961 had endorsed the theory that the Vikings had really made it to North America. When they found the Viking settlement at L'anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. Mowat realized that it was not an agricultural settlement but a pirate outpost to prey on existing shipping.
Even Columbus sailed off the shores of Greenland in 1477. His brother was in Bristol England advocating for a trans-Atlantic voyage, when Columbus made his first 1492 voyage. When news of his success reached England, the Bristol traders sent Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) to re-establish their trade with North America. They made more money off fish and fur than the Spanish made in gold.
Seriously this entire thread is just to shit on hip-hop artists/producers that aren't Eminem.
EDIT: Just gonna add this here because I don't want to post is as another comment.
I think (and I'm not saying this is correct, just speculation) that the primary reason artists do this kind of things is because it works. If it was actually detrimental and not beneficial I would imagine it would be gone by now. It makes me think of something I read in "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg.
You know that tingling feeling when you use toothpaste? It actually doesn't mean anything. Toothpaste can exist without it, and did before Claude Hopkins added the elements that cause the tingling sensation. Only after the addition did brushing your teeth become a popular thing.
You might be unaware of it, but the tingling is like a cue for your brain that the toothpaste is working, though it doesn't actually change anything. Same thing with shampoo. It doesn't actually need to foam up but agents are added in to make it foam, because it is familiar and expected. I don't know for sure, but I think artists adding these "taglines" or whatever to the beginnings of their songs works similarly. It creates familiarity with their product. Think of your favorite YouTube content creators, I bet they have repeated introductions to their videos, AS WELL as repeated endings to their videos. Hell, I'd even compare this to the opening title sequence TV shows use, or used to use. I bet you still know the words to the Full House opening or something similar.
Maybe this is just nonsense but even if you don't fuck with DJ Khaled or Pitbull I bet you'll remember their taglines 20 years from now.
I'm a sound engineer, but /u/iridisss pretty much hit it on the head, so read their comment for the simple version. In techie terms, there's a lot more waveform differentiation within consonant sounds than there is in vowels, and that makes them both easier to distinguish by looking at a Fourier transform and easier to account for in code.
If you have a microphone or headset or something, you can try this yourself. Download Audacity, record yourself speaking, then in the track header, click the downward triangle and change "Waveform" to "Spectrogram." You should be able to look closely, zoom in, and see where you're saying vowels and where you're saying consonants. Don't worry about being able to identify specific sounds from their waveforms or spectrograms, even I can't do that.
As for where I learned it, from doing audio work for a while, a mix of programming and audio engineering courses at university, then before that from a private tutor guy my piano teacher was friends with. This has been a bit of a life's pursuit for me.
The father of the race of centaurs was Centaurus, himself the offspring of Ixion who had made love to Hera, or more precisely, a cloud made by a jealous Zeus to resemble Hera.
Print up your own label, say the pharmacist compounded it or whatever. "Take 8X daily with 8 ounces of water".
There is no such thing as a "British billion" any more. ~~I can't find a date for the switch but according to multiple sources it was "some time ago".~~ The Wikipedia article below says the UK switched to the "American billion" in 1974. In all forms of English, a billion is 1000000000.
Also a lot of kids now are using strategies compiled by the playerbase, not really their own making. It used to be that without access to the internet and limited access to paper strategy guides (the first I used), games measured your problem solving skills. Nowadays, there's more of a focus on data mining, number crunching, and performance of a community optimization.
Get them real, nice, earplugs. like $20+
I use LiveMusic HearSafe plugs and refuse to go to shows without them ever since
And as soon as I my subs in my car working again, I guarantee I will be using them in my car also.
Doesnt affect the mix of the sound, can still talk with them in...
You can even still FEEL the bass on your body, but it is no longer actually literally shaking your ear drums.
This bluetooth'd my car inexpensively.
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Nah, there are only two games in the PewPew series. PewPew and PewPew 2.
This is the reason why most big software is offered for free for non-commercial use today. Imo the best marketing model is the one Unreal Engine 4 uses, one of the most advanced game engine on the marked today: Pay 5% of what you gain that is above $3K per quarter. If you gain less than that - it's completely for free. Zero risks on the user. This is how you gain people who know how to use your software.
I was thinking that too, so I checked their website.
>> To better simulate user behavior TrackMeNot uses a dynamic query mechanism to 'evolve' each client (uniquely) over time, parsing the results of its searches for 'logical' future query terms with which to replace those already used.
I think they means relapse into substance abuse. Through much of King's most prolific period of writing in the 80's he was getting all sorts of high/drunk/both. There's some good articles about it, but my favorite snippet is:
> King "spent most of the Eighties on an extended drug and alcohol binge which so fogged his mind that even today he cannot remember working on many of the books he wrote during that period."
If you're interested in it, I am big fan of his book "On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft" which essentially an autobiography braided into a functionally useful treaties on how he approaches his craft for any aspiring writers.
>East Asian age reckoning is a concept and practice that originated in China and is widely used by other cultures in East Asia. Newborns start at the age of one year, and at the beginning of lichun (usually February 4, sometimes February 5th) which is the first of the 24 solar terms, one year is added to the person's age. In other words, the first year of life is counted as one instead of zero, so that a person is one year old in their first year, two years old in their second, and so on. Since age is incremented on the beginning of solar term rather than on a birthday, people may be one or two years older in Asian reckoning than in the modern age system.
My professor in Anthropology has spent between 2-3 decades with a village in Papua New Guinea that follow a Cargo Cult, it's as hard to believe as it's tragic (note however that all cargo cults are different from one another, it's an umbrella term).
He just published a book about it, A death in the rainforest. I haven't read it myself, but during a lecture on it he argued that Cargo Cults are a way for impoverished and marginalized people to make sense of the astonishing material inequality in the world.
The rich white people have so much cargo, and we so little, that the white man must be a form of divinity. The west is a form of heaven that dead people travel to (christian influence), and if we honor the dead they may return and share cargo.
Kulick was sometimes put in tragic positions as people wanted him to contact their dead fathers and ask for cargo when he returned to 'The West'. Either he had to deny them their faith by acknowledging their request as impossible, or make a hollow promise that would estrage a son from his dead father.
Honestly a lot of environmental impact can be reduced by "Joe Shmoes" like us. Taking steps to reduce how much we consume and reusing what we can adds up, especially when it comes to single use containers. Invest in a reusable cup, straw, and bags and you easily cut out a significant part of your contribution to plastic waste (not to mention discounts for using your own cup/bag). You can even get reusable produce bags.
I agree it takes political power to stop corporations from capitalizing off of the environment and dumping CO2 into the air, but that's where we can step in as well and vote for politicians that will fight for those ideals. This is especially effective at the local level as waste management is often dictated by state, county or even city.
As for the trashtag hashtag, it was positive to an extent, but all of that trash still ends up in a landfill that compounds our issues. To speak to OPs point, if we crowd funded research initiatives or support organizations that are genuinely working to create a more sustainable future like people are for the Notre Dame, leaps and bounds could be made.
Everything said, it's still a devastatingly sad day for France and the world.
TL;DR Make a difference, cut out single use containers, and start with reducing and reusing BEFORE recycling.
Introvert/ extrovert aren’t exact opposites. Most people exhibit tendencies of both. Here’s a good book about it:
Tada! coffee singles
Human population was at 3.8 billion some time in the very early 1970s. It’s currently at more than 7.6 billion. Less than 50 years to double anyway.
Thanos didn’t solve shit. He did make housing cheaper for the remaining people, so we can thank him for the short term perks. But he will have to be back in the 2060s for part two.
Great book on this called "On Killing - the Psychological Costs of Learning to Kill in War and Society
On Killing - Amazon UK
It explores killing in war through history and the effects, largely linked to proximity of the kill, had detrimental effects on the killer.
Some notable facts about the book that I can remember after reading it 10 years ago:
Knife/Bayonett kills, though exceptionally rare in more recent wars, had the most devastating effects. Soldiers cited as feeling a man's last breath had a big hurdle to climb.
American soldiers in WWII were exceptionally bad shots, especially when shooting Germans. Turns out most Americans didn't want to kill people, even during the heroic march to victory. All-time terrible percentage of shooting.
War attracts psychopaths and make up something like 5% of combatants who are out to kill and not the norm.
If you are interested in this topic I highly recommend the book. Things I read have stayed with me and it never surprises me how much this topic comes up in conversation.
Chris Sawyer - something of a savant and a wonderfully strange and reclusive man who sees no need to update his website - and I agree. He's part of the Scottish/British development scene that grew out of the microcomputer revolution in the UK during the early 80s, and at least to me is one of the godfathers of modern gaming; Part of the "holy trinity" of very different developers that includes more "famous" names like David Braben and the now much maligned Peter Molyneux.
It's a bit of a stretch to say he wrote them with no tools, though: Instead he just created many of the tools he used himself.
It's funny because no one really liked to brush their teeth until they highlighted the minty feeling that it leaves afterwards, much like how shampoo isn't really supposed to make foam but it does so, so we feel clean. This is from the book The Power of Habit:
>Unlike other toothpastes of that period, Pepsodent contained citric acid, as well as doses of mint oil and other relatively exotic chemicals. Pepsodent’s inventor had used those ingredients to make his toothpaste taste minty and to make sure the paste wouldn't become gluey as it sat on shelves.
>But those chemicals had another, unanticipated effect as well: They’re irritants that create a tingling sensation on the tongue and gums.
>When researchers at competing companies started interviewing customers, they found that people said that if they forgot to use Pepsodent, they realized their mistake because they missed that cool, tingling sensation in their mouths. They expected—they craved—that slight irritation. If it wasn’t there, their mouths didn’t feel clean.
So, yeah, we've all been Pavloved.
Just Ctrl-F-ing through the text I think he does say monster quite a few times:
>I beheld the wretch—the miserable monster whom I had created.
>I then reflected, and the thought made me shiver, that the creature whom I had left in my apartment might still be there, alive and walking about. I dreaded to behold this monster, but I feared still more that Henry should see him.
>I lived in daily fear lest the monster whom I had created should perpetrate some new wickedness.
> “Abhorred monster! Fiend that thou art! The tortures of hell are too mild a vengeance for thy crimes. Wretched devil! ..."
> I must perform my engagement and let the monster depart with his mate before I allowed myself to enjoy the delight of a union from which I expected peace.
And so on. Other characters refer to Frankenstein's creation as a monster as well.
It's called Demon's Plague. It's a zombie apocalypse book, but unlike every other one it takes place in a semi-realistic version of Medieval England instead of a modern / military setting. When I say "Semi-Realistic," it means a low-fantasy world where the cities and characters are fictional, but the weapons, places, and technology are authentic or at least plausible within the setting. No magic, dragons, or other fantasy creatures. The zombies are heavily inspired by Max Brooks, no runners. I also did my best to avoid common tropes for the genre. Characters are intelligent and learn quickly how to handle the infected. And best of all, the story focuses on exactly zero children or babies.
It's available on Amazon now in digital and paperback.
Like this? I had this model for years and just recently replaced it. It came with 3 different sized pots that fit into the base.
Bonus: July 14, 2013 would have been the date where 9/11 was equidistant to the fall of the Berlin wall, and the current day.
This reminds me of something.
So there is a hypothesis that these ancient figurines are "self-portraits" made by prehistoric women, who were trying to describe the changes that happened to their bodies when they were pregnant and were looking down at their breast and belly.
Here is an article (NSFW in a National Geographic sorta way) with examples of breasts from that POV angle compared to the figurines.
It is a little controversial, namely because it was always assumed that men made these things to look at or to 'worship' or something.
Thanks! I do tell stories a lot, I guess. I often write stories on Reddit, and I used to back them up online HERE, if you are really interested in seeing them. It's a Tumblr account, but I don't think it really fits in the world of Tumblr. I should really back up some more stories there, because I know I have written a lot more of them since the last one was posted...
In a similar, but slightly different vein, I mainly write stories about my children. Every few days I write a memory about our life and my observations as a father. Those are also backed up online if anyone is interested, but it's mostly a project that I'm working on so I can someday give them to my children as a chronicle of their childhood. Those are online HERE.
Some evidence suggests that people who fall asleep and wake up late are at a higher risk of diabetes, depression, early death, and other health problems.
That said, I’m a 3am-to-11am kinda sleeper.
Some sources: https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct-life-night-owls-larks-health-death-0417-story,amp.html
It wasn't too hard to find-- the wording of the quoted joke is a bit different:
>A prating barber asked Archelaus how he would be trimmed. He answered, "In silence."
Hello, how is 2005 treating you?
Norton these days is a better AV than what it used to be. It used to be a resource hogging bitch that wasn't good in detecting anything.
See https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/ and http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php.
It absolutely has!
An average gorilla penis is only 1.25 inches long, erect. Humans and chimpanzees have much larger penises because, unlike among gorillas, females select their mating partners.
I'll hijack your top comment, to offer advice. Buy plastic cereal containers, and you'll never have issues again.
He'd probably just invite you to join his monastery, and the theorem would still be accredited to his name. Pythagoras's followers took a strict vow of secrecy and for centuries any result the monastery came up with was released under Pythagoras's name. It's also likely he got the theorem from the Egyptians, since evidence suggests they already knew about it and he travelled there prior to proving the theorem. Source
> all the people with high karma earned that karma through one method or another. they didn't inherit it from mommy and daddy,
So, they earned it like American millionaires?
Statistically, " About 80 percent of us are first-generation affluent."
> HP M3035
Ummmm, yea, I am in the market for a $100 printer but am willing to go up to $250 or so for a trustworthy printer that will work for years based on customer feedback like yours.
$2000? Hard pass.
Edit: if anyone's willing to help, I'll gladly look at any model numbers you provide (or better yet, Amazon links).