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Small Business and Computers by Schmungles on September 8th, 2009, 9:12 pm
So, after a few experiences dealing with repairing a computer for people who own their own business, I thought I'd write a blog post about it. What I've noticed, in a general sense, over the course of these interactions is the general ineptitude with which many small business owners approach technology. That people in general have an alarming lack of knowledge about technology they use probably every day (computers, the Internet, wireless networks, digital cameras, etc.) isn't new to me. Further, it's not new that average consumers often fail to apply basic common sense when it comes to their technology. For example, I am constantly amazed at the woefully inadequate passwords people use to log into their computers, e-mail accounts, banking and credit card accounts, and accounts they have to shop online with websites like Amazon. I thought that small business owners would do this better, since if an average consumer's computer stops working it's more of an annoyance than anything, but if...

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Instinctive Self Care Practices by Mossling on September 30th, 2009, 11:40 am
A cat instinctively stretches and licks it's fur. What is a human being's instinctive 'self care' routine? Do we have one? And if so, how can we know what it is? It seems likely that a human's instinctive health care routine would be more complex and developed than a cat's.

Yoga and personal hygiene practices have been known for thousands of years, but when should we stop? And when to know when we should be more active? There are so many philosophies which can contradict one another that is seems human beings are often swamped in teachings from different cultures and laboratories.

We can turn our awareness towards our more constant reflexive behaviours; such as our breathing, in order to tap in to our deeper neural impulses, and from that state of attention feel how other activities (or lack of activity) sits with us at certain times. This appears to be the only method of discovering what our instinctive nature holds, otherwise our focus will be lost in a tangle of concepts.
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Presentation to the Parish Council Meeting by goingtothedogs on May 11th, 2009, 1:24 pm
Tonight we're attending the Parish Council meeting. They've given us a ten minute slot. My partner is going to talk about building development on the farm and I'm going to talk about what we're doing with the land.

I've drawn up a few bullet points as a handout. Here it is:

VINE TREE FARM
PROPOSED USE OF LAND


1) Land Consists of 62 acres made up of:
a) Two large meadows of “equine” quality grassland
b) Flattish area of scrubby and marshy grassland leading to steep hillside gorse and bracken - Faces roughly north-west. Hillside land is slipping
2) Intended Usage of Land
a) Grassland – very suitable for hay and grazing. No intention to change in immediate future. Currently to be grazed by cattle and sheep.
b) Scrubby and Marshy Flatland & Hillside
i) Not suitable for much of value in conventional agriculture. Therefore to be developed as forest farm.
ii) This will consists of a variety of species of trees; canop...

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retardedness by zetreque on April 7th, 2016, 10:40 am
Humanity is finally showing it's true light of just how retarded it is. This morning 6am to 7am was non-stop HONKS, beeps, and dings as people around me went in and out of their cars getting ready for and leaving to work. Some day I will escape this madness and be able to sleep and relax in peace.... Some day. If only I could subject everyone to this madness they have allowed to be created in the world.
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Why is relativity so hard to learn?[10X] by BurtJordaan on May 5th, 2017, 12:13 am
This is a "whiteboard dump" for a post following on part [9] of a Philosophy of Science thread with the above name. I have thought to move things deemed too technical here for reference (As sort of Appendices).

BurtJordaan » 04 May 2017, 11:44 wrote:That said, in the next piece we will make Alice turn around en head home, and provided that her long-playing rocket has enough fuel left, make it little swifter.

As Mitchell has indicated above, there is a slight possibility that a future super-dooper technology could perhaps bring Alice back home with the amount of fuel that she has left. As we also discussed, if you have the technology, a higher acceleration would be better, so let us look at a one earth gravity (1g) setting ...

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