How To: Do Things You Didn’t Know You Could

Finding out how to do anything useful is always great. It’s not like having to learn stuff in school, and you come to find out, everything you spent all of that time learning, is only useful playing Trivial Persuit! So much for getting straight A’s on your report cards, but at least when you play Trivial Persuit, you’re a winner every time.

Did you know your body emits electrical energy? Of course you did, because you did get straight A’s in school. Yes, but did you know you could you use your own body to charge your phone? Pretty cool huh? Here are a few How To videos, to help you out in a pinch, or if you want to amaze your friends at parties.
Human Energy Charges Cell Phone… WOW!

How to Charge an iPod using electrolytes and an onion

Uploaded on Nov 10, 2007

In this episode we show you how to charge your iPod (or other mp3 player) for up to 20 minutes using electrolytes derived from Gatorade or Powerade which are then stored within the cells of an onion.

How to view blocked numbers

Change traffic lights with a universal remote!

I don’t really advise doing this, at least during the daytime, when you may cause more harm than fun. But the idea is a great one.


 

Pareidolia – What’s That?

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Pareidolia

Pareidolia is the phenomenon of recognizing patterns, shapes, and familiar objects in a vague and sometimes random stimulus. It’s the result of your brain trying to “make sense” of input that really has no sense to find in it.

photo-Pareidolia - Chiesa Madre di Nereto - Teramo, Italy

Pareidolia – Chiesa Madre di Nereto – Teramo, Italy

 

This is seen often in inkblot tests, where random splatters of ink suggest different images to different people (look, it’s a conspiracy, they’re all deliberately made to look like vaginas!) but also in cases of people seeing visions, ghosts and other likenesses in what is actually just random patterns that happen to look like those things.

Examples
The Rorschach test, or the famous “inkblot” test asks people what they see in otherwise random blobs of ink. The accepted standard answers for the first four are A) a bat, B) a bat, C) a bat, and D) my father killing my mother with a hypodermic needle

photo-inkblot test - Google Search

inkblot test – Google Search

1-dollar bill
($1 bill must be not too new and not too old) Hold dollar bill with pyramid and eagle facing you. fold eagle behind the pyramid. If folded exactly in half the two circles will align on top of each other and touching on both sides. Hold up to an old light bulb to see the face of Baphomet come through the pyramid side. (The eyes will come through in the two circular clouds just below the eye on the pyramid).

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_Baphomet.png – RationalWiki

5-dollar bill
Repeat the same steps. The result is the Pentagon before the attacks.

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]10-dollar bill
Repeat the same steps again. The result is the Twin Towers on fire.

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50-dollar bill
And again. This time, you get the building collapsing.

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100-dollar bill
All you get this time around is a bunch of smoke, which looks more like someone played around with the MSPaint airbrush tool. Just a bunch of smoke, presumably a result of a fallen building, perhaps after being hit with an airplane. When was this dollar bill made? Well before 9/11. So what is with the Twin Towers, in a mass of smoke?

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A picture made by NASA’s Viking 1 orbiter in 1976 showing a hill that looks like a face started a new hobby – looking closely at images returned by Mars probes and trying to find as much “evidence for extraterrestrial life” as possible.

photo-RationalWiki

RationalWiki

 

Contrary to expectations, magnifying images to the pixel level and repeatedly applying the “sharpen” tool are not considered cheating. Notable participants in this quaint activity are Richard Hoagland and the Mars Anomaly Research team. Not only a ‘face’ but whole pyramids and causeways are claimed to be seem – with the ‘face’ being ‘identical’ to that on the Sphinx at Gizeh. Sci-fi pedants have been amused to note that long-running BBC sci-fi show Doctor Who broadcast a serial in 1975 called The Pyramids of Mars, featuring a baddie called Sutekh the Destroyer who was imprisoned in a pyramid. On Mars. “coincidence??” etc. etc.

Giant Amphibian Ruled Ancient Rivers

Giant Amphibian Ruled Ancient Rivers

Nurses and Patients Demand Equal Rights!!!

This is another issue that needs to be brought forward to the public. The treatment of everyone needs to be both fair and just. Those that are treated poorly have the right to say so, in this country. If those at the top of the pyramid don’t like the bad press, they should take more care, to prevent atrocious acts. Punishing those that speak out against unfair treatment, is why we have so many problems in our society. I urge others to help make this known!

Psych Circus

Ideas, organization, and effort bring power and results! Ideas, organization, and effort bring power and results!

With this post, I introduce a project still in its infancy: its planning stages, really.

Nurses have long known that countless abuses and misbehaviors against us go unreported and unaddressed. Perpetrators are valued sources of revenue and prestige, and much protected. Nurses know from bitter experience: honest reports of real abuses through official channels more often result in retaliatory punishment of the nurse reporters than any accountability for perpetrators harming both nurses and patients. The only savior for such nurses has been publicity. My project aims to help nurses aim this light of day. The usual status quo severely risks patient safety and protects both fraudulent ‘care’ and malpractice. Nurses demand better! Our current path seems to lead ever deeper into such corruption, protected and encouraged by powerful interests that care only for profit, not patients. These interests have largely silenced nurses with ruthless retaliation against any…

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Google Data tools – Download your data!

Here is another useful piece of information.  Just like keeping a back-up copy of important data, you may want to keep a second copy of all of your personal data, where you can access it at a moments notice.  If the internet went down, and you needed your information in a hurry, hoe would you access it?

Put your data on a dvd, or a set of them, and tuck them away in your file boxes or safe, just in case.

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Think About Removing Your Data from a Service Before You Need to

Most people don’t give a thought to whether they would be able to export their personal content from online services until they need to because they want to change services or whatever. Unfortunately, they often find that the service providers have put up walls presumably to lock people in by making it difficult or impossible to export your content.

Google believes you own your content. They honor that by providing tools that allow you to export your content easily, at no cost, and in a standard format that can be used elsewhere.

h/t +Google+ Top Contributors

Google+ Top Contributors originally shared:

Google Data tools – Download your data

Your account, your data.
Download a copy.

Create an archive with your data from Google products:

Choose the Google products to include in your archive and configure the settings for each product. This archive will only be accessible to you.

It’s important that you can access your Google data when you want it, where you want it – whether is it to import it into another service or just create your own copy for your archives.

People usually don’t look to see if they can get their data out of a product until they decide that they want to leave. For this reason, we always encourage you to ask these three questions before starting to use a product that will store your data:

★ Can I get my data out in an open, interoperable, portable format?
★ How much is it going to cost to get my data out?
★ How much of my time is it going to take to get my data out?

The ideal answers to these questions are:

✫ Yes.
✫ Nothing more than I’m already paying.
✫ As little as possible.

There shouldn’t be an additional charge to export your data. Beyond that, if it takes you weeks to get your data, it’s almost as bad as not being able to get your data out at all.

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The Rise of YouTube Plagiarism Bots

This is almost Plagiarism, as I didn’t change any part of it.  I know at some point I will get in trouble over some of my posts.  I found what I was looking for.   Everything on my site is under a Creative Commons license that allows reuse with attribution.

bit.ly/1wE6w2N .

So I used part of this post to help inform you all.  Again, I wrote none of the post you’re about to read, and you must follow the link to finish it.

The Rise of YouTube Plagiarism Bots

By Jonathan Bailey on Mar 17, 2015 03:47 pm

YouTube Logo

For almost as long as there’s been a YouTube, there’s been spam on it.

Traditionally this spam has taken the format of garbage accounts uploading misleading videos, often with fake thumbnails, for the purpose of promoting products, services or some cause.

But while that type of spam still certainly exists on YouTube, it’s now being joined by a new kind of spam, automated videos that plagiarize content from blogs, news sites and other text sources.

For the spammer, this is a very easy way to flood YouTube with a large number of low-quality topical videos. The result for content creators, especially those who produce text or image content, is that your hard work is being used to fuel spam videoblogs and those spammers will have an upper hand in search results because of the way Google shows preference to YouTube in its algorithm.

This raises two difficult questions: What can YouTube do to battle this problem? And what can creators do to protect their work?

Understanding YouTube’s Plagiarism Bots

I would like to thank Jonathan Bailey for allowing me to use some of his material for the preceding post.  You can find more information at his site plagiarismtoday.com/stopping-inter…

 

Creationism Or Evolutionism?

Well here’s something to get everyone wondering where I’m coming from. I believe in God and I believe there is an intelligent design to the universe. I don’t believe all of what we are capable and can see and do, is just a fluke.

I also believe in evolution. If we say: On the first day God created….What day would that be?

I am a Latter-day Saint, a member of the Mormon Church. If our Heavenly Father resides on ” Kolab ” as in the ” Pearl Of Great Price ” according to the book of Abraham, one day there represents 1000 years here.

There is nothing in Biblical scripture that says ” On Monday this, and on Tuesday that. The Bible only states ” On the first day ” and then it states, ” On the next day….Who is to say how many days went by before the next day was to happen.

That allows for evolution….A friend of mine, a former Bishop of the L.D.S. Church had a theory. It suggested while Adam and Eve were hanging out in the Garden Of Eden, there was no sickness, death, or anything except the two of them frolicking.

Until the serpent convinced Eve to taste of the forbidden fruit, countless eons may have passed. The ” Fruit ” was Knowledge. Eons is considered more than 1, and an eon is thought to be about half of a billion years.

Even if Creationism is correct, there was plenty of time for an intelligently designed system to evolve, and we are constantly evolving, as per our own scientific observations.

Overview: The Conflict Between Religion and Evolution
http://www.pewforum.org/2009/02/04/overview-the-conflict-between-religion-and-evolution/

Almost 150 years after Charles Darwin published his groundbreaking work On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Americans are still fighting over evolution. If anything, the controversy has grown in both size and intensity.

(See The Social and Legal Dimensions of the Evolution Debate in the U.S.) http://www.pewforum.org/2009/02/04/the-social-and-legal-dimensions-of-the-evolution-debate-in-the-us/

But beginning in the 1960s, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a number of decisions that imposed severe restrictions on those state governments that opposed the teaching of evolution.

Teaching creation science, either along with evolutionary theory or in place of it, is also banned.

In the last decade, some local and state school boards in Kansas, Pennsylvania and elsewhere have considered teaching what they contend are scientific alternatives to evolution –
Notably the concept of intelligent design, which posits that life is too complex to have developed without the intervention of an outside, possibly divine force.

(See Fighting Over Darwin, State by State.)
http://www.pewforum.org/2009/02/04/fighting-over-darwin-state-by-state/

Evolution is “a theory, not a fact [and] … should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered.”

(See Darwin and His Theory of Evolution.) http://www.pewforum.org/2009/02/04/darwin-and-his-theory-of-evolution/

Others dismiss creation science as religion, not science, and describe intelligent design as little more than creationism dressed up in scientific jargon.

(See Evolution: A Timeline.) http://www.pewforum.org/2009/02/04/evolution-a-timeline/

So if evolution is as established as the theory of gravity, why are people still arguing about it a century and a half after it was first proposed?

For many, the Darwinian view of life – a panorama of brutal struggle and constant change – goes beyond contradicting the biblical creation story and conflicts with the Judeo-Christian concept of an active and loving God who cares for his creation.

(See Religious Groups’ Views on Evolution.) http://www.pewforum.org/2009/02/04/religious-groups-views-on-evolution/

Evolution: A Glossary of Terms

Creationism – The belief that the creation story in the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible book of Genesis is literally true and is akin to a scientific explanation for the creation of the Earth and the development of life.

Creation science – A movement that has attempted to uncover scientific evidence to show that the biblical creation story is true. Some in the creation science movement, known as “young Earth creationists,” reject not only evolution but also the idea that the universe and the Earth are billions of years old.

Darwinian evolution – The theory, first articulated by Charles Darwin, that life on Earth has evolved through natural selection, a process through which plants and animals change over time by adapting to their environments.

Intelligent design – The belief that life is too complex to have evolved entirely through natural processes and that an outside, possibly divine force must have played a role in the origin and development of life.

Social Darwinism – A belief that Darwin’s evolutionary theory can be applied to human society and that groups of people, just like life in the wild, are subject to “survival of the fittest.” The now discredited idea influenced many social theories and movements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from laissez-faire capitalism to various eugenics movements.

Scientific theory – A statement or principle, honed through scientific observation, reasoning and experimentation, that explains a natural phenomenon.

Theistic evolution – A belief held by some religious groups, including the Catholic Church, that God is the guiding force behind the process of evolution.

This report was written by David Masci, a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project.
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The above post is a short summary of the article. The article explains what “evolution is, as opposed to “creationism”. The post was very explicit, in that it was totally neutral.

Because of the Church and State, separation issues, it has been mandated Creationism, is a religious belief, and therefor can not be taught in schools.

If someone were to gather enough scientific evidence for the proofs of Creationism, the debates over what to teach in schools might turn the other way.

The Bible is not considered a proof as it was a compilation of many different books, written over a great timespan and heavily edited numerous times.

Although the Bible may be a narrative of the beginning of this world and the people here, there are no scientific proofs that it is anything more than a story.

There are torches and pitchforks in the corner, should you feel the need to use such tools to make your beliefs known. This website is protected by a shield of energy ( Force Field ) which uses all negative energy as further protection.

I hope no ideals or beliefs were hurt in the writing of this post.