Technology now more meaningful

Posted on Friday, January 11th 2008 4:08 pm by menj in Internet

The wonders of Moore’s Law and Lab Hot Plates for silicon chip technology are marvelous. And sure, it’s great to see that new 45-nanometer transistors are helping create new and better energy-efficient devices. But it’s more meaningful when we can see how businesses and people are able to use technology in new ways to really improve what they do. That’s why I enjoyed seeing an Intel keynote that didn’t run down a laundry list of new products and feature. Instead, what we saw were a few great show-and-tells that focused on people and how Internet technology is helping us express ourselves, and connect easier and more deeply with those we care about. Sharing more of our interests on the Internet is “feeding the machine,” making the Internet more human-like and part of our daily lives.

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    • blarg blarg says:

      July 18th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Your two closest friends each get you a gift. You don’t have to choose between them–you will get both.

      Your friend who’s loyal and hard-working gives you a new computer, way better than the one you have now. This friend doesn’t make a lot of money, certainly not enough to pay for it by saving a healthy portion of 2 or even 3 pay checks. On top of that they have a lot of bills to pay, and inescapable debt and interest to pay down on some pretty big loans. You know they’ve been saving up for a really long time and sacrificing a portion of what little spending money they have in order to get you this computer. It’s apparent from the signed business card attached to the box that a tech person picked out the features you would like with your friend’s help, and they did a pretty good job. It’s the perfect computer for your needs, and you know they paid extra to have it customized, and probably even more for the help from tech support. It’s evident that your friend has made serious sacrifices to get you the computer you always wanted. The card they wrote explains how much they want to see you succeed and that they bought the computer so you will finally have technology powerful enough to turn your favorite hobby into a real business. They close the letter by expressing hope and sincere wishes that you’re future will be bright,

      Your other friend is a creative and talented artist, and gives you a photo album that they clearly made by hand. The book itself was sewn from materials they selected and it’s obvious that they spent a very long time tediously drawing, painting, and engraving every single detail–they spared nothing in the way of their abilities to make this–drawing on every bit of their talent. The album is, in the opinion of everyone who’s seen it so far, finely crafted and of the highest quality. They drew in some nostalgic doodles you remember from childhood–you can’t believe they remembered that–and somehow they fit together in a meaningful way. Inside, half the pictures are of your friend that made the album, and the rest are of total strangers. all the pictures are of either your friend or a stranger giving poor and homeless people blankets, food, a hug–some are smiling, some are crying, others are crying and smiling at the same time. You can tell they were all taken by your friend (who’s also pretty handy with a camera) during the past week sometime because it was obviously pretty cold out when they took them. On the last page is a wonderful picture of the two of you, and a touching short poem about the real meaning of Christmas, which they somehow tied in perfectly with how meaningful your friendship is.

      Taking into consideration what was required from each of your friends for them to give you these gifts, and what you believe their motivation was for acquiring and giving you their respective gifts, which gift is more meaningful to you personally? Do these gifts measure up to what you believe is the ideal reasoning and purpose behind gift giving?

    • Krazy Bob says:

      July 20th, 2012 at 5:43 am

      Your two closest friends each get you a gift. You don’t have to choose between them–you will get both.

      Your friend who’s loyal and hard-working gives you a new computer, way better than the one you have now. This friend doesn’t make a lot of money, certainly not enough to pay for it by saving a healthy portion of 2 or even 3 pay checks. On top of that they have a lot of bills to pay, and inescapable debt and interest to pay down on some pretty big loans. You know they’ve been saving up for a really long time and sacrificing a portion of what little spending money they have in order to get you this computer. It’s apparent from the signed business card attached to the box that a tech person picked out the features you would like with your friend’s help, and they did a pretty good job. It’s the perfect computer for your needs, and you know they paid extra to have it customized, and probably even more for the help from tech support. It’s evident that your friend has made serious sacrifices to get you the computer you always wanted. The card they wrote explains how much they want to see you succeed and that they bought the computer so you will finally have technology powerful enough to turn your favorite hobby into a real business. They close the letter by expressing hope and sincere wishes that you’re future will be bright,

      Your other friend is a creative and talented artist, and gives you a photo album that they clearly made by hand. The book itself was sewn from materials they selected and it’s obvious that they spent a very long time tediously drawing, painting, and engraving every single detail–they spared nothing in the way of their abilities to make this–drawing on every bit of their talent. The album is, in the opinion of everyone who’s seen it so far, finely crafted and of the highest quality. They drew in some nostalgic doodles you remember from childhood–you can’t believe they remembered that–and somehow they fit together in a meaningful way. Inside, half the pictures are of your friend that made the album, and the rest are of total strangers. all the pictures are of either your friend or a stranger giving poor and homeless people blankets, food, a hug–some are smiling, some are crying, others are crying and smiling at the same time. You can tell they were all taken by your friend (who’s also pretty handy with a camera) during the past week sometime because it was obviously pretty cold out when they took them. On the last page is a wonderful picture of the two of you, and a touching short poem about the real meaning of Christmas, which they somehow tied in perfectly with how meaningful your friendship is.

      Taking into consideration what was required from each of your friends for them to give you these gifts, and what you believe their motivation was for acquiring and giving you their respective gifts, which gift is more meaningful to you personally? Do these gifts measure up to what you believe is the ideal reasoning and purpose behind gift giving?

    • Ryan Dunn says:

      July 30th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      I pondered about this a few days ago and I realized that it is quite possible the idea of religion might have been created by the governments of many countries. Answerers, if you’re going to try lecturing me about me needing to be saved from the so-called “Savior”, or you’re going to use your feelings to try disproving anything, you might as well just not say anything at all. I will ignore such answers, as they will only get me irritated and not answer the thought.
      Now, I’m going to focus Catholicism, Christianity, and other Abrahamic religions for a second. In bible school, the bible is read by the priests to the students, instead of vice versa (correct me if I’m wrong); there really isn’t proof, as to which of the MANY versions of the Bible is the original; and the bible went through a few translations, going from Hebrew to Latin to English or whatever happened in that hot mess. Now, given that people have to go to school for a few years to become a priest, is it possible that the government influences what is being taught in the universities, or influence what’s being said in the bible?
      Another thought: universities and colleges invest lots of money in research, which is what allows for discoveries to be made. If you’ve ever watched the Discovery channel and see archaelogists or whatever talk about ancient Mayan religions and such, you’ll see there catacombs, tombs, stones, etc.
      Has it ever occurred to anyone that the people may have rehearsed those “rituals” and such to capture media attention? Think about it: it is only common to see archaelogists say a stone or room was used for this and that. They really don’t know what rooms and whatever were used for thousands of years ago. It’s like proving why the Mayans disappeared from their towns seemingly overnight; you just can’t do it. Universities want money from their investments; making up these rituals (meaning “results”). And people buy what’s being shown on these so-called “educating shows”!
      Also, there have been a few paintings that have been claimed to be of the original “Jesus Christ”; every one of these paintings have been proven to be too young to have been the holy carpenter himself; you really can’t prove Jesus existed at all. No, delusions of seeing him, dreams, passages from the Bible, etc. don’t count as substantial facts.
      Obviously, everyone knows that walking on water, parting the Red Sea, living for 300 years, etc. is impossible with today’s technology; so why do people insist that these events actually occurred?
      Now, has it occured to anyone that religion might have been created by the government for the sakes of control? Think about it: many people ponder about what happens after death because many fear death and the short span of mortality. Religion gives people hope and allows for them to make their lives more meaningful, influencing people to act more moral. If everyone thought that all there is to life is food, water, and the rest of the basic needs, there isn’t much to live for. When religion and the idea of love come into play, people clean their act up because they believe it will allow them to be better in the afterlife, or to some, in the next lifetime(s). Given that people are more “sane” when there’s more to life than just the basics, people are more self-controlled. When that comes into play with the rules, people want to follow the rules more because they believe it’s the right thing to do, right?
      The idea of government is to bring order; following rules is part of what order is all about. We all know that. So if religion brings in room for morality; religious leaders have to go to school to be qualified to lead religious followers; and the government has influence over what is taught in schools, is it possible that religion has been created by the government for the sakes of control?
      Read the whole question before answering, please. There IS a point to this question.

    • PoohBearPenguin says:

      August 8th, 2012 at 9:35 am

      I want honest opinion of those who have tried making money online and building an internet business. For the last ten years, I have done nothing but learned, learned and learned technology. Now, I’m at a point that I literally know dozens of complicated technologies and as a result I can build a great looking site within days. All of these have been done with the hope of an online success that makes me independent of my day to day job as a contractor. However, putting aside the pack of lies and hypes that is on the Internet, it is difficult to the extreme to make any meaningful money online. The hurdles that you have to overcome such as getting traffic from search engines, mixing technologies to create features, converting users to subscribe to your service are so difficult even for someone like me who has mastered so many technologies.

      Let’s face it, a plumber comes to your house to just inspect pipes and he hands you a $100 bill. A dentist spends half an hour on your tooth, and hands you a $500 bill. But put up an ad on craiglist that says you want a web site to be built for you for under $300, and you literally get dozens of responses from people who say that they would do it for under $250. Even consider a tool such as Youtube; do you have any idea how extremely difficult and complicated it is to run a Web site such as Youtube? Yes, if Youtube even suggests a montly $2.99 a month, it will die an agonizing death. How much do you think a dentist or a banker would have charged you if they were to offer you a service as great as Youtube or MySpace?

      In any case, the point of all this is to say that developing even a barely successful online business is probably 10 times more difficult than setting up a grocery shop. Do you agree? And why do you think is that?

    • simply complicated says:

      August 9th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      I pondered about this a few days ago and I realized that it is quite possible the idea of religion might have been created by the governments of many countries. Answerers, if you’re going to try lecturing me about me needing to be saved from the so-called “Savior”, or you’re going to use your feelings to try disproving anything, you might as well just not say anything at all. I will ignore such answers, as they will only get me irritated and not answer the thought.
      Now, I’m going to focus Catholicism, Christianity, and other Abrahamic religions for a second. In bible school, the bible is read by the priests to the students, instead of vice versa (correct me if I’m wrong); there really isn’t proof, as to which of the MANY versions of the Bible is the original; and the bible went through a few translations, going from Hebrew to Latin to English or whatever happened in that hot mess. Now, given that people have to go to school for a few years to become a priest, is it possible that the government influences what is being taught in the universities, or influence what’s being said in the bible?
      Another thought: universities and colleges invest lots of money in research, which is what allows for discoveries to be made. If you’ve ever watched the Discovery channel and see archaelogists or whatever talk about ancient Mayan religions and such, you’ll see there catacombs, tombs, stones, etc.
      Has it ever occurred to anyone that the people may have rehearsed those “rituals” and such to capture media attention? Think about it: it is only common to see archaelogists say a stone or room was used for this and that. They really don’t know what rooms and whatever were used for thousands of years ago. It’s like proving why the Mayans disappeared from their towns seemingly overnight; you just can’t do it. Universities want money from their investments; making up these rituals (meaning “results”). And people buy what’s being shown on these so-called “educating shows”!
      Also, there have been a few paintings that have been claimed to be of the original “Jesus Christ”; every one of these paintings have been proven to be too young to have been the holy carpenter himself; you really can’t prove Jesus existed at all. No, delusions of seeing him, dreams, passages from the Bible, etc. don’t count as substantial facts.
      Obviously, everyone knows that walking on water, parting the Red Sea, living for 300 years, etc. is impossible with today’s technology; so why do people insist that these events actually occurred?
      Now, has it occured to anyone that religion might have been created by the government for the sakes of control? Think about it: many people ponder about what happens after death because many fear death and the short span of mortality. Religion gives people hope and allows for them to make their lives more meaningful, influencing people to act more moral. If everyone thought that all there is to life is food, water, and the rest of the basic needs, there isn’t much to live for. When religion and the idea of love come into play, people clean their act up because they believe it will allow them to be better in the afterlife, or to some, in the next lifetime(s). Given that people are more “sane” when there’s more to life than just the basics, people are more self-controlled. When that comes into play with the rules, people want to follow the rules more because they believe it’s the right thing to do, right?
      The idea of government is to bring order; following rules is part of what order is all about. We all know that. So if religion brings in room for morality; religious leaders have to go to school to be qualified to lead religious followers; and the government has influence over what is taught in schools, is it possible that religion has been created by the government for the sakes of control?
      Read the whole question before answering, please. There IS a point to this question.

    • Splash Log Level 2 Again says:

      August 10th, 2012 at 4:49 am

      I was born in 1993. I didn’t really get to enjoy my childhood in the 90’s since I was far too young. Although my memories are a bit of a blur I do remember good cartoons I used to watch from the 90’s. I mean there’s absolutely no good cartoons or cartoons AT ALL on tv for kids now. At least I was lucky enough to have watched good innocent cartoons compared to what’s on tv now.

      After 9/11 I felt as our childhood was taken from us. Even though I was still too young to fully understand what was going on. I do remember it being a bit harsh on us and a lot of things changed afterwards. Growing up has been a bit dull for me and painful due to the fact of seeing my family/friends being affected by the recession. I don’t feel as I had a meaningful childhood to be honest. I don’t know maybe it’s just me.

      Now that I’m 18 turning 19 looking back I don’t think I’ll miss or have anything special to tell my kids in the future. There’s nothing really unique about our generation such as the disco scene in the 70’s or the awesome 80’s where there was so much diversity in music and fashion. I mean even the dating scene was different. In the 50’s a boy would ask you out on a date and take you out for shakes. That was a normal thing to do. Most couples who married in those days are still TOGETHER!

      What’s anyone’s opinion or comment on this? Maybe we’ll see better times in the future but right now everything just seems to “suck” haha I mean just look at the gas prices for godsakes! College tuition rates! I bet most of older adults feel sorry for us. Everything seemed a lot more simple back then. Maybe it didn’t have the technology we have now but certainly more rich in culture.

    • thexbox360player says:

      August 18th, 2012 at 8:18 am

      I know the obvious answer for people who are religious is that Humanists don’t believe in god. I’m looking for a more meaningful answer. Humanism doesn’t equate with Atheism. If I had more space above, I would have extended my question to ask, Do people have so little faith in themselves that they fear a belief system that puts the burden of ethics, morals and values — not to mention thinking — directly on their shoulders rather than giving them a deity who can tell them what to think and believe? Humanists and religious people share so many values — love, caring and doing good in this world — that I don’t know why they can’t have more respect for us. Basically, I just want them to stop trying to convert me. ;D A Curious Secular Humanist

      The Affirmations of Humanism:

      A Statement of Principles

      We are committed to the application of reason and science to the understanding of the universe and to the solving of human problems.

      We deplore efforts to denigrate human intelligence, to seek to explain the world in supernatural terms, and to look outside nature for salvation.

      We believe that scientific discovery and technology can contribute to the betterment of human life.

      We believe in an open and pluralistic society and that democracy is the best guarantee of protecting human rights from authoritarian elites and repressive majorities.

      We are committed to the principle of the separation of church and state.

      We cultivate the arts of negotiation and compromise as a means of resolving differences and achieving mutual understanding.

      We are concerned with securing justice and fairness in society and with eliminating discrimination and intolerance.

      We believe in supporting the disadvantaged and the handicapped so that they will be able to help themselves.

      We attempt to transcend divisive parochial loyalties based on race, religion, gender, nationality, creed, class, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, and strive to work together for the common good of humanity.

      We want to protect and enhance the earth, to preserve it for future generations, and to avoid inflicting needless suffering on other species.

      We believe in enjoying life here and now and in developing our creative talents to their fullest.

      We believe in the cultivation of moral excellence.

      We respect the right to privacy. Mature adults should be allowed to fulfill their aspirations, to express their sexual preferences, to exercise reproductive freedom, to have access to comprehensive and informed health-care, and to die with dignity.

      We believe in the common moral decencies: altruism, integrity, honesty, truthfulness, responsibility. Humanist ethics is amenable to critical, rational guidance. There are normative standards that we discover together. Moral principles are tested by their consequences.

      We are deeply concerned with the moral education of our children. We want to nourish reason and compassion.

      We are engaged by the arts no less than by the sciences.

      We are citizens of the universe and are excited by discoveries still to be made in the cosmos.

      We are skeptical of untested claims to knowledge, and we are open to novel ideas and seek new departures in our thinking.

      We affirm humanism as a realistic alternative to theologies of despair and ideologies of violence and as a source of rich personal significance and genuine satisfaction in the service to others.

      We believe in optimism rather than pessimism, hope rather than despair, learning in the place of dogma, truth instead of ignorance, joy rather than guilt or sin, tolerance in the place of fear, love instead of hatred, compassion over selfishness, beauty instead of ugliness, and reason rather than blind faith or irrationality.

      We believe in the fullest realization of the best and noblest that we are capable of as human beings.

    • kevindiking67verizonnet says:

      August 18th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      I was born in 1993. I didn’t really get to enjoy my childhood in the 90’s since I was far too young. Although my memories are a bit of a blur I do remember good cartoons I used to watch from the 90’s. I mean there’s absolutely no good cartoons or cartoons AT ALL on tv for kids now. At least I was lucky enough to have watched good innocent cartoons compared to what’s on tv now.

      After 9/11 I felt as our childhood was taken from us. Even though I was still too young to fully understand what was going on. I do remember it being a bit harsh on us and a lot of things changed afterwards. Growing up has been a bit dull for me and painful due to the fact of seeing my family/friends being affected by the recession. I don’t feel as I had a meaningful childhood to be honest. I don’t know maybe it’s just me.

      Now that I’m 18 turning 19 looking back I don’t think I’ll miss or have anything special to tell my kids in the future. There’s nothing really unique about our generation such as the disco scene in the 70’s or the awesome 80’s where there was so much diversity in music and fashion. I mean even the dating scene was different. In the 50’s a boy would ask you out on a date and take you out for shakes. That was a normal thing to do. Most couples who married in those days are still TOGETHER!

      What’s anyone’s opinion or comment on this? Maybe we’ll see better times in the future but right now everything just seems to “suck” haha I mean just look at the gas prices for godsakes! College tuition rates! I bet most of older adults feel sorry for us. Everything seemed a lot more simple back then. Maybe it didn’t have the technology we have now but certainly more rich in culture.

    • Agent 47 says:

      August 20th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      I want honest opinion of those who have tried making money online and building an internet business. For the last ten years, I have done nothing but learned, learned and learned technology. Now, I’m at a point that I literally know dozens of complicated technologies and as a result I can build a great looking site within days. All of these have been done with the hope of an online success that makes me independent of my day to day job as a contractor. However, putting aside the pack of lies and hypes that is on the Internet, it is difficult to the extreme to make any meaningful money online. The hurdles that you have to overcome such as getting traffic from search engines, mixing technologies to create features, converting users to subscribe to your service are so difficult even for someone like me who has mastered so many technologies.

      Let’s face it, a plumber comes to your house to just inspect pipes and he hands you a $100 bill. A dentist spends half an hour on your tooth, and hands you a $500 bill. But put up an ad on craiglist that says you want a web site to be built for you for under $300, and you literally get dozens of responses from people who say that they would do it for under $250. Even consider a tool such as Youtube; do you have any idea how extremely difficult and complicated it is to run a Web site such as Youtube? Yes, if Youtube even suggests a montly $2.99 a month, it will die an agonizing death. How much do you think a dentist or a banker would have charged you if they were to offer you a service as great as Youtube or MySpace?

      In any case, the point of all this is to say that developing even a barely successful online business is probably 10 times more difficult than setting up a grocery shop. Do you agree? And why do you think is that?

    • norrin_shadowwolf says:

      August 22nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE EXISTENCE OF EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL LIFE, AND YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO KNOW THE TRUTH.. would you be ready to expect it, and forget you’re own theories on what you thought was the truth??= seeing is believing right? wait and see then;P

      IF SO,PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ ALL THE INFO BELOW.
      Aliens, Extra-Terrestrials, UFO’s. whatever you want to call them, If you had the chance to know that Extra-Terrestrial life does exist, meaning if you could make contact with them, at which they would respond to you.. would you want to know the truth? would you want to see??
      –If you could see them for yourselves, and find out what the truth really is, would you wanna know?? I know this sounds crazy, in fact, it is and will be STRANGE and WEIRD(in a good way), but it will blow your mind and change the way you view our universe and everything in it. if you REALLY want to know what this, here it is from me —-You really want to have contact with ET’s for yourself?.OK then, believe me when I say this, TONIGHT or on a CLEAR night go outside with a clear mind, and LOOK TOWARDS THE STARS, look up and in YOUR MIND or either with words from your mouth,tell them with a loving intent that you would like to see them, and depending on your desire you will see for yourself their answer. TRUST ME ON THIS!! if you do not get a answer right away its either because you are not taking it serious or lacking the desire to;).

      —–Not all of us can see them, just only the narrow-minded one’s who are not open minded to it cannot, but for those who desire to see them and believe with a loving heart, PLUS will take the time out of their night to look up at the stars with all those things considered “say I would like to see you” then they will see that you’re words are meaningful and you WILL get an answer.

      Now people can laugh at me and call me Iill, or tell me I need help and things like that, but to be honest I find it hilarious, because my friends bout said the same **** before they seen it with their own eyes. its so unbelievable how someones mind set can change just like that.-for grammar troll whores-I don’t give to shits how my grammar is, I am in a rush to write this.. so so sorry. =just sayin;)-here is a feedback from someone who messaged right after trying this exercise, saying “HOLY ****, IT WORKED!!” then the same guy the next night messaged me again saying “IT WORKED AGAIN!!”..was great;). my results differs, and the same will go for you guys, some A LOT more stranger then other encounters(the first kind:P-true). when I do see something I normally would call it Fly By’s.. looks like a shooting star but only the activity like I said before, will be STRANGE!.. ONCE YOU DO THIS they will rejoice and acknowledge you in their OWN WAY. just say hello;) — I know from experience that there are people that will doubt this.. that’s the kind of narrow mined thinking that makes them NOT want to show themselves. the people that keep an open mind and who believe will see for themselves, just how quickly they will respond to you. now I gave my info on this, its up to you on what you do with it. Thanks ~J –. if this worked for and you have questions send me a email to Thearmsman@yahoo.com-Here are some videos that will help you and will blow your mind;). what you do with this info is what matters.–

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0oLJNfs_rM

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VK4WnWX2x4

      LAST THING>> A MUST READ
      —FWI on Hostile aliens.. Dr. Steven Greer:~It is unfortunate that Stephen Hawking has added his voice to a growing chorus of xenophobia and fear regarding what he terms “Aliens.” —
      Secondly, as a scientist, he should know better: Any interstellar civilization would possess such technologies that the meager resources of Earth would be unneeded. If you can travel faster than the speed of light, you can manifest what is needed. Period. Moreover, IF they were hostile- since ETs are already visiting Earth (see http://www.DisclosureProject.org)- this would have been made crystal clear when we detonated the first atomic weapon in 1945. To date, no place on Earth has been invaded or attacked or colonized.
      Hawking should refrain from stirring the war-mongering fear pot that attends all things “alien.” And one might ask: Why would he make such statements, unless he is carrying water for the military-industrial-financial complex which profiteers off of the wars that fear breeds?
      Steven M. Greer MD
      April 26, 2010–
      “The fact that you and I are still breathing the free air of Earth is abundant testimony to the fact that these civilizations are not hostile.”
      P.S. if this was not true then I would not waste my time putting this info on here just to have only a few people comment.. and half of them being skeptics. meaning I did this in hopes that at least one person can see for him/her self.
      Don’t forget to look towards the stars:P

    • Franklin Bluth says:

      August 22nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      I can’t wrap my mind around it. How real and scary it is, and potentially amazing. How can your brain create images, voices, and touch? That if something was created that wasn’t there you would leave the room and return with it still there, in all it’s complexity, exactly as you left it? Do you really see it as you did before you left or are you tripping so hard you simply believe you are?

      (you don’t have to read this next part if you don’t want to, just might help you answer the question and if you are bored you can) I only truly hallucinated once and didn’t realize it was even a possibility I was until about 2 hours in, and wasn’t positive i had until a day or two after. And it wasn’t even from a hallucinogenic, it was Wellbutrin. It was so messed up. There were spider webs everywhere! They appeared over seconds and grew for feet, they were unbreakable, bendable, i could feel them, and i ran up and down our street and they stuck to me and i ran for a block and it stretched for a block and it was 3 am and i was convinced i was going to die, i thought about warning all the people in the houses and wondered if they were already dead. It seemed SO real i didn’t even consider it was my mind until i asked woke my dad up and he said he didn’t see anything. then i felt even more terrified, what if he was possessed and lying? what if i was going to die? i was so tired but what if i was killed in my sleep, all these things. then apparently the next day i had a bunch of seizures which I don’t remember. (side effect of Wellbutrin)

      But as terrible as that was, I now can’t get out of my mind how wonderful it could have been if my trip had been a good one. And if i knew I was taking something that would cause hallucinations maybe my mind would create the scene i wanted. I’ve never tried LSD or shrooms, or really anything apart from weed and alcohol. and I know weed doesn’t make you hallucinate, but it widens your imagination. I don’t usually get all the giggles, sometimes i do. Sometimes i talk a lot and get really excited over the stupidest stuff. But usually i look outside, or am outside, and imagine everything. What is happening in the houses, their story, because it can be whatever i want it to be and i love that. Or i can even close my eyes and imagine funky stuff and zone out so completely that it seems so amazing.

      And yesterday someone gave me a lecture about how school didn’t matter, they were an adult running their own successful business and said school was just because they want us to have a paper to show we learned something. he said it was unimportant. and i was thinking he had some points, about we learn by experience and observation, but at the same time i disagree. You use math everyday, well written books can be more meaningful and seem more real than reality sometimes, and history amazes me with how much people could do with such little technology and also how horrible and heartless some rulers were. It makes me question humanity. Science is also very interesting, both my parents are scientists. But i also realized a lot of stuff out of textbooks is BS and boring as f*ck.

      So I have decided I want to start learning what I want to learn about, and what fascinates me is literature, how people interact with each other, lying, pyschology, travel, being outside, music (wow how have I not mentioned music before, it is so important to EVERYTHING in life), and so on. I bought a yoga book yesterday and I want to start doing it to become more flexible also more in touch with myself. I love observing people. I want to change the focus of my life and I’m not sure how to go about doing this. So can you help?

      But back to my original question, how do people hallucinate? I just do not understand how you can see (and believe) in something that’s not there. And i love my imagination, you may say reality is better, but reality from different perspectives is the best way to live. A lot of people don’t get it, or maybe just don’t like it. But to be open minded and able to really feel a lot of different ways is something I love, but hate, because I always crave whatever I can’t feel in the moment. I get overly happy or suicidal for no reason, but it is SO real feeling. right now i am pretty mellow. But i just remembered how powerful and scary that hallucination was, and how enjoyable pot is. And if i were to take something stronger than pot that would help me hallucinate or see the world from a different perspective would i be able to keep my head knowing what i was about to do would mess up my view of the world? and what is the best? LSD or shrooms? and i have always had this craving to try coke, i KNOW addiction is powerful. But I feel like it could be what is missing from my life. A substance that allows me to deny all the pain and feel alive, confident, optimistic while all your problems seem unreal is what i want

    • Zack Faria says:

      August 27th, 2012 at 9:39 am

      Your two closest friends each get you a gift. You don’t have to choose between them–you will get both.

      Your friend who’s loyal and hard-working gives you a new computer, way better than the one you have now. This friend doesn’t make a lot of money, certainly not enough to pay for it by saving a healthy portion of 2 or even 3 pay checks. On top of that they have a lot of bills to pay, and inescapable debt and interest to pay down on some pretty big loans. You know they’ve been saving up for a really long time and sacrificing a portion of what little spending money they have in order to get you this computer. It’s apparent from the signed business card attached to the box that a tech person picked out the features you would like with your friend’s help, and they did a pretty good job. It’s the perfect computer for your needs, and you know they paid extra to have it customized, and probably even more for the help from tech support. It’s evident that your friend has made serious sacrifices to get you the computer you always wanted. The card they wrote explains how much they want to see you succeed and that they bought the computer so you will finally have technology powerful enough to turn your favorite hobby into a real business. They close the letter by expressing hope and sincere wishes that you’re future will be bright,

      Your other friend is a creative and talented artist, and gives you a photo album that they clearly made by hand. The book itself was sewn from materials they selected and it’s obvious that they spent a very long time tediously drawing, painting, and engraving every single detail–they spared nothing in the way of their abilities to make this–drawing on every bit of their talent. The album is, in the opinion of everyone who’s seen it so far, finely crafted and of the highest quality. They drew in some nostalgic doodles you remember from childhood–you can’t believe they remembered that–and somehow they fit together in a meaningful way. Inside, half the pictures are of your friend that made the album, and the rest are of total strangers. all the pictures are of either your friend or a stranger giving poor and homeless people blankets, food, a hug–some are smiling, some are crying, others are crying and smiling at the same time. You can tell they were all taken by your friend (who’s also pretty handy with a camera) during the past week sometime because it was obviously pretty cold out when they took them. On the last page is a wonderful picture of the two of you, and a touching short poem about the real meaning of Christmas, which they somehow tied in perfectly with how meaningful your friendship is.

      Taking into consideration what was required from each of your friends for them to give you these gifts, and what you believe their motivation was for acquiring and giving you their respective gifts, which gift is more meaningful to you personally? Do these gifts measure up to what you believe is the ideal reasoning and purpose behind gift giving?

    • MentallyCryppled says:

      August 31st, 2012 at 8:01 am

      1.Nanobots?

      What are they?
      Nanobots are a technology that science apparently engineered to make you terrified of the future. We’re talking about microscopic, self-replicating robots that can invisbily build–or destroy–anything. Vast sums of money are being poured into nanotechnology. Sure, at some level scientists know nanobots will destroy mankind. They just can’t resist seeing how it happens.

      How it can result in zombies:
      Scientists have already created a nano-cyborg, by fusing a tiny silicone chip to a virus. The first thing they found out is these cyborgs can still operate for up to a month after the death of the host. Notice how nano scientists went right for zombification, even at this early stage. They know where the horror is.

      According to studies, within a decade they’ll have nanobots that can crawl inside your brain and set up neural connections to replace damaged ones. That’s right; the nanobots will be able to rewire your thoughts. What could possibly go wrong?

      Chances this could cause a zombie apocalypse:
      Do the math, people.

      Some day there will be nanobots in your brain. Those nanobots will be programmed to keep functioning after you die. They can form their own neural pathways, meaning they can use your brain to keep operating your limbs after you’ve deceased and, presumably, right up until you rot to pieces in mid-stride.

      The nanobots will be programmed to self-replicate, and the death of the host will mean the end of the nanobots. To preserve themselves, they’d need to transfer to a new host. Therefore, the last act of the nanobot zombie would be to bite a hole in a healthy victim, letting the nanobots steam in and set up camp in the new host. Once in, they can shut down the part of the brain that resists (the cortex) and leave the brain stem intact. They will have added a new member to the unholy army of the undead.

      Now, it should be more than clear by this point that our goal is to be responsible researchers. We don’t want to create a panic here. All we’re saying is that on an actual day on the actual calendar in the future, runaway microscopic nanobots will end civilization by flooding the planet with the cannabalistic undead.

      Source: Cracked.com

      So what do you think? How does this effect your religion or spirituality?

    • davemc74656 says:

      September 4th, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Chip Assembly A 4 × 4 microelectrode array comprising of platinum electrodes
      (diameter: 80 ?m, center-to-center spacing: 200 ?m) spanning a surface area
      of 0.88 × 0.88 mm2 on a silicon/silicon nitride substrate with electrode leads (6 ?m
      thick) terminating at electrode pads (100 ?m × 120 ?m) has been fabricated using standard
      microlithography techniques [102]. To achieve a stable local microenvironment for
      sensing, the microelectrode array has been integrated to a silicone chamber (16 × 16 ×
      2.5mm3) with a microfluidic channel (50 ?m, wide); to pump in the testing agent and pump
      out the test buffer once the sensing process has been completed. The flow rate of the buffer
      was 40 ?L/min. The silicone chamber was provided with an opening (8 × 8 × 2.5 mm3)
      and covered by a glass cover slip for in-situ monitoring. Simultaneous electrical and optical
      monitoring has been achieved by using a MicrozoomTM(Nyoptics Inc, Danville, CA)
      68 CENGIZ S. OZKAN ET AL.

      http://s271.photobucket.com/al.....titled.jpg

      FIGURE 4.5. Schematic representation of the measurement system. It provides simultaneous electrical and optical
      monitoring capability [105].

      optical probe station under 8 × and 25 × magnification. The electrical stimulation and
      measurements were achieved by using micromanipulators (Signatone, Gilroy, CA).
      4.3.6.2. Environmental Chamber The optical probe station along with the chip assembly
      was enclosed by an acrylic chamber (S&W Plastics, Riverside, CA). The environment
      in the chamber is controlled so as to maintain a constant temperature of 37?C. A heat
      gun (McMaster, Santa Fe Springs, CA) inside the chamber heats the air in the chamber and
      this is linked to a temperature controller (Cole Parmer, Vernon Hills, Illinois) that stops the
      heat gun from functioning above the desired temperature. A 6” fan (McMaster, Santa Fe
      Springs, CA) inside the chamber circulates the hot air to maintain temperature uniformity
      throughout the chamber and is monitored by a J-type thermocouple probe attached to the
      temperature controller. The carbon dioxide concentration inside the chamber is maintained
      at 5% and is humidified to prevent excessive evaporation of the medium. This chamber
      with all of its components will ensure cell viability over long periods of time and stable cell
      physiology in the absence of the chemical agents.
      4.3.7. Cell Culture
      4.3.7.1. Neuron Culture The H19-7 cell line is derived from hippocampi dissected
      from embryonic day 17 (E17) Holtzman rat embryos and immortalized by retroviral transduction
      of temperature sensitive tsA58 SV40 large T antigen. H19-7 cells grow at the
      permissive temperature (34?C) in epidermal growth factor or serum. They differentiate
      to a neuronal phenotype at the non-permissive temperature (39C) when induced by basic
      CELL BASED SENSING TECHNOLOGIES 69
      fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in N2 medium (DMEM-high glucose medium with supplements).
      H19-7/IGF-IR cells are established by infecting H19-7 cells with a retroviral vector
      expressing the human type I insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-IR). The cells are
      selected in medium containing puromycin.H19-7/IGF-IR cells express the IGF-IR protein.
      IGF-IR is known to send two seemingly contradictory signals inducing either cell proliferation
      or cell differentiation, depending on cell type and/or conditions. At 39?C, expression
      of the human IGF-IR in H19-7 cells induces an insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I dependent
      differentiation. The cells extend neuritis and show increased expression of NF68. This cell
      line does not express detectable levels of the SV40 T antigen. Following spin at 100 × g
      for 10 minutes at room temperature; cells were re-suspended in a separation buffer (see
      Table 4.1). The density of the re-suspended cells (2500 cell/mL) ensured single cell positioning
      over individual electrodes. Separation buffer used for neurons contained 250 mM
      sucrose/1640 RPMI (Roswell Park Memorial Institute), with a conductivity of 1.2 mS/cm
      and a pH of 7.48. The separation buffer was replaced by a buffer comprising of minimum
      essential medium/10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS)/5% Phosphate buffer saline (PBS) of
      conductivity 2.48 mS/cm and pH of 7.4 suitable for cell viability.
      4.3.7.2. Primary Osteoblast Culture Primary rat osteoblast cells were cultured to a
      concentration of 10,000 cells in 1 mL for sensing experiments. To achieve the patterning
      of a single cell over a single electrode, a 10 ?L of cell culture solution was mixed with
      500 ?L Dulbeco modified eagle medium (DMEM; Gibco, Grand Island NY) supplemented
      with 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS; Gibco, Grand Island NY), 100 ?g/mL penicillin, and
      100 ?g/mL streptomycin (P/S; Gibco, Grand Island NY). The cells were centrifuged and
      re-suspended in 1 mL of separation buffer consisting of 1:9 dilutions of Phosphate Buffer
      Saline 250 mM Sucrose (Sigma, St Louis) and de-ionized water (weight/vol

    • Mr SoLo DoLo says:

      September 10th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

      Israeli nanotechnology scientists have succeeded in printing the entire “Old Testamant” in Hebrew on a silicon chip “smaller than a pinhead,” reports the Internet news source Science Daily. The feat was accomplished by shooting a focused beam of tiny particles, called gallium ions, to etch the text onto the gold-covered surface of the chip. “The nanobible project demonstrates the miniaturization at our disposal,” explains Professor Uri Sivan of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. It also paves the way for “storing information in very small spaces.”

    • kiltakblog says:

      September 15th, 2012 at 1:40 am

      Here is a list of Israel’s

      1) The cell phone was first developed at the Motorola plant in Israel.

      2) Most of the Windows NT and XP operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel.

      3) The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel.
      Both the Pentium-4 microprocessor for desktop computers and the Centrino processor for laptops were entirely designed, developed and produced in Israel.

      4)Voice mail technology was developed in Israel. The Israeli company Amdocs is the largest company in the world in this field.

      5) The program ICQ, which is the technological basis for AOL Instant Messenger, was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis.

      6) Israel has the highest number of personal computers per capita in the world.

      7) Israel has the highest number of university degrees per capita in the world.

      8) Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin — 109 per 10,000 people — as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.

      9) In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the US.

      10) With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and startups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world — apart from Silicon Valley. Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind the United States. Outside the United States and Canada, Israel has the largest number of companies listed on NASDAQ.

      11) Israel has the highest average living standards in the Middle East. The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500, exceeding that of the United Kingdom.

      12) On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of biotech startups.

      13) Twenty four percent of Israel’s workforce holds university degrees — ranking third in the industrialized world, after the United States and Holland — and 12 percent hold advanced degrees.
      Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship — and the highest rate among women and among people over 55 in the world.

      14) Disk on Key — a portable, virtual hard disk — was developed by the Israeli company M-Systems.

      15) Israel has more museums per capita than any other country.
      Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, no-radiation diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.

      16) An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment. Every year in U. S. hospitals 7,000 patients die from treatment mistakes.

      Full list can be found here http://www.levitt.com/news/200.....the-world/
      First of all base ten numbers with number order came that we use came from India. I will admit that Islam preseved Greek documents and such but it still didn’t come from Palestine but mostly in Africa.
      Sumeria and the city state of Ur where Abraham was from is consider by most historians to be the first known civilization. Second Cannites are not todays Palestians who are mostly Arab.
      Let’s see which is worse….

      Cell phone that may create tumors or sucide bomber wearing a vest of explosives deterimined to kill.

    • The Dark Knight says:

      September 26th, 2012 at 9:43 am

      ….good exchanged?

      Price Quantity
      A. Increase Increase
      B.Increase Decrease
      C.Decrease Decrease
      D.Decrease Increase
      E.no change no change

      2.If the demand for a good or service decreases. the equilibrium price and quantity are most likely to change in which of the following ways?
      Price Quantity
      a. increase increase
      b.increase decrease
      c.decrease decrease
      d.decrease increase
      e.no change no change

      26)A decrease in the price of silicon chips and increased population of user-friendly software will affect the price and quantity of computers in which of the following ways?
      price quantity
      a) increase increase
      b)increaase decrease
      c)decrease decrease
      d)decrease may increase,decrease of remain the same
      e)may increase,decrease increase
      or remain the same

      3) an improvment in the technology ysed in the production of automobiles an increase in the need for automobile transportation will most likely cause the price and the quantity of automobiles to change in which of the following ways?
      price quantity
      a.increase increase
      b.increase decrease
      c.may increase, increase
      decrease or stay
      the same
      d.decrease may increase,decrease or stay the same
      e.decrease increase

    • Erin says:

      September 28th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      I pondered about this a few days ago and I realized that it is quite possible the idea of religion might have been created by the governments of many countries. Answerers, if you’re going to try lecturing me about me needing to be saved from the so-called “Savior”, or you’re going to use your feelings to try disproving anything, you might as well just not say anything at all. I will ignore such answers, as they will only get me irritated and not answer the thought.
      Now, I’m going to focus Catholicism, Christianity, and other Abrahamic religions for a second. In bible school, the bible is read by the priests to the students, instead of vice versa (correct me if I’m wrong); there really isn’t proof, as to which of the MANY versions of the Bible is the original; and the bible went through a few translations, going from Hebrew to Latin to English or whatever happened in that hot mess. Now, given that people have to go to school for a few years to become a priest, is it possible that the government influences what is being taught in the universities, or influence what’s being said in the bible?
      Another thought: universities and colleges invest lots of money in research, which is what allows for discoveries to be made. If you’ve ever watched the Discovery channel and see archaelogists or whatever talk about ancient Mayan religions and such, you’ll see there catacombs, tombs, stones, etc.
      Has it ever occurred to anyone that the people may have rehearsed those “rituals” and such to capture media attention? Think about it: it is only common to see archaelogists say a stone or room was used for this and that. They really don’t know what rooms and whatever were used for thousands of years ago. It’s like proving why the Mayans disappeared from their towns seemingly overnight; you just can’t do it. Universities want money from their investments; making up these rituals (meaning “results”). And people buy what’s being shown on these so-called “educating shows”!
      Also, there have been a few paintings that have been claimed to be of the original “Jesus Christ”; every one of these paintings have been proven to be too young to have been the holy carpenter himself; you really can’t prove Jesus existed at all. No, delusions of seeing him, dreams, passages from the Bible, etc. don’t count as substantial facts.
      Obviously, everyone knows that walking on water, parting the Red Sea, living for 300 years, etc. is impossible with today’s technology; so why do people insist that these events actually occurred?
      Now, has it occured to anyone that religion might have been created by the government for the sakes of control? Think about it: many people ponder about what happens after death because many fear death and the short span of mortality. Religion gives people hope and allows for them to make their lives more meaningful, influencing people to act more moral. If everyone thought that all there is to life is food, water, and the rest of the basic needs, there isn’t much to live for. When religion and the idea of love come into play, people clean their act up because they believe it will allow them to be better in the afterlife, or to some, in the next lifetime(s). Given that people are more “sane” when there’s more to life than just the basics, people are more self-controlled. When that comes into play with the rules, people want to follow the rules more because they believe it’s the right thing to do, right?
      The idea of government is to bring order; following rules is part of what order is all about. We all know that. So if religion brings in room for morality; religious leaders have to go to school to be qualified to lead religious followers; and the government has influence over what is taught in schools, is it possible that religion has been created by the government for the sakes of control?
      Read the whole question before answering, please. There IS a point to this question.

    • MAK & CHEESE says:

      September 28th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at age four. Now, I am a teenager in high school. People have accused me of being a troll and an idiot (even though I am not a troll) and I took a test once that called me “dumb.” I can’t snap and I have a hard time tying my shoes, but I get good grades in all my subjects- English, Math, you name it.
      I had a conversation with my boyfriend today, and I spoke to him about this. My boyfriend was the one to comfort me. He told me that to him, I wasn’t retarded. That makes me so jubilant, knowing that no matter who I am, somebody will always love me.
      As I said, I have been accused of being a troll on this website. And it happened twice! Both of them were answers to questions in the R&S section.
      I woudl rather be a cat than a human. If you ask me, cats aren’t going to war with cats in other countries and they spend their lives doing more meaningful things than sitting in front of the TV or using the computer. (which is quite hypocritical of me, because I’m a technology addict myself)

    • Paul M says:

      September 28th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      okay so i have to write two paragraphs regarding my world religions class the topics is the one in italics but i just need someone to edit it for me and sort of make it stronger and if you sentence combine that is great. Also i know my topic and concluding sentence is not tht great so any suggestions would be great the topic is the first paragraph and the rest is my work and i know i dont have a concluding sentence for my first paragraph

      “More and more people in modern Canadian society feel discontented with their hurried lives. They experience stress and fatigue that often accompanies work and family life. They feel unfulfilled, as many of their important questions about life are not being addressed. They have a sense that something is missing in their lives.”

      More and more people in modern Canada feel discontented and unfulfilled with their lives because of many factors they face in daily life. Life is becoming expensive and many people are working very long hours in order to support their families and simply don’t have time to do the many things they enjoy anymore. These things include quality bonding time with the family, going to their holy place of worship, rest, exercise, going out with friends, and many more other things . Another factor would be money. Many people make money their first priority and they think that having more things will make them happy but in reality they forget about their other priorities and values like family. People are never satisfied with what they have. People experience stress and fatigue with things that accompany work and family life because their life is not in balance and they can’t handle all that pressure from both parties. In addition, Stress causes people to be unhappy and if the person doesn’t seek help it leads to depression which is problematic as it leads to many health problems. I believe technology is another factor that has caused people to be unhappy. I agree that technology has had many positive aspects but it has had a lot of its up downs as well. For example, with technology we can talk to people any day and time, yes, this is a good thing but people have stopped talking and interacting with each other on a one on one basis. Furthermore, with less human interaction people create a social barrier. This is sad because when you don’t have time to call up a friend when they are sick or on a special occasion to congratulate them people will stop asking about you and as a human being we need the shoulder of others to lean on in happy times and sad times. Individuals that are unhappy start to question themselves by seeking and trying to understand why this is happening to them. Many people start asking what is our purpose in life. Am I living the life of my dreams? Why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? Are you living your life to the fullest right now? What is the meaning of life? How can you make your life even more meaningful starting today?

      I think we can all agree that religion is a word that has many different interpretations and everyone uses religion one way or another. Religion has been widely used over time by individuals for many different reasons and purposes in life and by individuals who are trying to look for a better clearer picture of their lives. Religion serves to satisfy people’s motives, answers, needs, and purposes. Religion has a lot to offer to individuals who are looking for meaning in their lives because it provides them with a sense of hope, wholeness, belonging and a feeling that one is never alone. Religion shows us there are greater things in life like god that are always there when you need him. In conclusion, Religion has so much to offer to individuals who are trying to get a better and clearer picture of their lives. Everyone needs religions and spiritual guidance because it satisfies our needs and shows us that we are not alone.
      the best person who i think edited well i will give them 5 points

    • Sonny says:

      September 30th, 2012 at 8:09 am

      Based on how fast we advanced from, say 1900 to 1973 approximately..after that, we went down hill.

      I would argue that computers have done very little to advance our culture, technology, or society. I am not impressed when people tell me we can now fit exponentially more f-ing transisters on a silicon chip. Who cares. Billions and billions of dollars down the drain.
      What impressed me was how rapid and profound we improved our lives with electricity, airplanes, cars, and the machines that made life a lot easier for housewives and industrial workers.

      Computers don’t help our lives. THey rob us of our lives. Cell phones are even WORSE.
      i don’t think it’s based on “free markets”. People are being tricked into believing what they should have. Even in poor countries, more people in India have a cell phone than indoor plumbing. This is a f-ing disgrace.
      Mike, funny you should bring up Polio and you also implied the 1950s sucked. I would remind you that the last disease to be cured was polio, and it was basically the 1950s and 1960s that were the last decades to explode with creativity.
      Computers have RUINED medicine, not helped it.
      Lest you think i am stuck in the 1950s, you are wrong, I am quite young and was born in the early 80s

    • morbiusdog says:

      October 22nd, 2012 at 5:39 am

      HIGH TECHNOLOGY 1

      Willys cynical thought for the fucking day,

      Many believe that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Yeah, like *that’s* fucking true?

      By WILLY SENKIWSKY 4/17/05 11:30 p.m. Honky Tonk, or Blues Ballad

      People always say, it was better in the days…
      Many weren’t around the times they praise!
      Hmm, so all of a sudden this is night?
      Now with a flick of a switch there is light!
      I wonder what people used to do
      Before radio when they wanted a tune?
      Some learned to play some did without
      Before mic’s and amp’s they had to shout!
      Don’t bother asking you won’t get an apology
      Because I really dig all this high technology!

      I was a ‘shade tree’ mechanic in my backyard
      Now my ride’s fuel injected and turbocharged!
      No way I could’ve ever done that
      Hell, I was lucky to even fix a flat!
      I have a cellular phone and PC
      And ninety percent of my music on CDs!
      Long ago, on a tube, my finger I burned
      Now I use transistors I done learned!
      I don’t believe the bullcrap they call astrology
      Than met Madam Zelda; online, now, that’s high technology!

      Now you don’t talk ya spell
      GTH meaning Go To Hell!
      Stuff that was religion is now theology
      That’s the only downside to high technology!

      Finally, I broke down and got a ‘virtual’ date
      Don’t you know she still made me wait?!
      Even after I bought her FTD flowers
      I had to wait three goddamn hours!
      I bought new batteries for hearing aid
      Not knowing their useless on a ‘puter date!
      I have an insulin pump and plastic thigh
      Pacemaker keeps my heart from saying goodbye!
      Ask all you want you won’t get an apology
      Because I’m really into this high technology!

      I’m the first in line for a silicon chip
      With that I’ll be the hippest of the hip!
      I’ve been told my math will improve
      They have to wait till the FDA approves!
      I already been waiting three years
      It’ll fill, some, the space ‘tween my ears!
      I’ll see a dr. to write a Viagra script
      Than I will be ready to ‘let er rip!’
      Will you stop asking? I ain’t giving an apology
      Because things go better with high technology!!!…

      Copyright 2005 Willy Senkiwsky — All Rights Received — Unauthorized Duplication Prohibited

      “The Blues are the roots, and the other music is the fruits.” One of Willie Dixon’s favorite sayings, from I Am the Blues by Willie Dixon with Don Snowden (DaCapo, 1989)

      “Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.” –Samuel Butler (1612-80), English poet, Author

      “Simple music is the hardest music to play and blues is simple music.” –Albert Collins

      Here’s the link to my site, now I definitely have music, and me singing “That’s Just the Way That I Am,” an original, there and pics too. Don’t just stop at the front page scroll down and check it all out! Keep checking back it just been updated… I made a new page, “Me and Evilbay (A work in progress).” There are pages “How to Know If you’re a New Yorker,” by me and “Willys Jokes.” A little humor on the serious side! Sign the guestbook too y’all!

      http://www.total-knowledge.com/~willyblues/

    • Alex says:

      October 22nd, 2012 at 6:29 am

      What will eventually replace the present silicon chip technology?

      When will that happen?

    • balinderk2000 says:

      November 26th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      I have a science fair in our school and me and my friends are going to prepare a project on working of a bullet train. so plz tell me some good sites in which i can get meaningful information or tell the information.

    • Nick says:

      November 29th, 2012 at 6:00 am

      By cost, I mean “how much will it cost to bring in technology to the company?”. This is a university project I’m doing it. I need to know the rough figure.

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