The infographic below analyzes the value of a website — it won’t be as much as you might think!
Did you know there are more than 600 million websites now? What’s yours worth?
This won’t come as much of a surprise, but people under age 18 text the most, averaging 113 text messages per day. The number falls almost in half after 18.
But 25-34-year-olds download more data, averaging 19MB per day versus 11MB for kids.
Don’t let your chronological age get you down–let your biological age determine when to have your midlife crisis!
In five to ten years medical researchers believe that a $650 test which measures the length of your telomeres will be available to the public. What are telomeres? They are “structures” located at the tips of your chromosomes and by measuring the length of them you can figure out how long you have left to live!
When your telomeres get contrasted to the normal length of a telomere found in the human body, scientists are able to deduce whether you are more susceptible to desises, such as heart disease and pulmonary fibrosis, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer; as well as if your just inherently going to die early.
While this crystal ball process is still in the works, it brings up ethical and personal issues. Should man ever really know how long he has to live? Would you change your financial and sexual habits? Would you actually stop smoking? My personal fear: what if my life insurance company gets a hold of the results…
Once again, it appears we need a “conspiracist” — in this case, the indefatigable Alan Watt — to remind us that the National Academy of Sciences long ago stated the obvious: That there is no safe level for radiation exposure.
Listen to the archive of Alan’s April 8 radio program (you’ll find it via the link, below), and re-remember your basic biophysics.
Alan always writes a wee poem to accompany his archive posts. Here’s a portion:
Power-Elite and Scientific Combination, Guaranteeing Life’s Ruination:
There’s Radiation Swirling Around Each Head
It Will Add Many to the Great Book of the Dead
Over Many Years Propagandists Will Shout, Blustering, Denying the Effects of Fallout
Whilst Elitists, Comfortable in City-Size Bunker
And the Common Fearful in Cellars Hunker…
James Wesley, Rawles has been in law enforcement for the past 18 years. He recently wrote a blog on SurvivalBlog expressing his concern with law enforcement teachings, specifically in regards to potential domestic terrorism.
Wesley points out the change of law enforcement training sponsors.
Before they were supported by the “local community” but now Big Brother ( represented here by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Transportation Security Agency) dominates the training sessions and is concerned with profiling potential terrorists.
According to Wesley this list contains traits and characteristics that Big Brother believes make you a potential terrorist:
- Holding Second Amendment-oriented views. (NRA or gun club membership, holding a CCW permit)
- Reading survivalist literature. (fictional books such as “Patriots” and “One Second After” are mentioned by name)
- Being self-sufficient (stockpiling food, ammo, hand tools, medical supplies)
- Fearing economic collapse (buying gold and barter items)
- Holding religious views concerning the book of Revelation (apocalypse, anti-Christ)
- Expressing fears of Big Brother or big government (Oops)
- Being homeschooled
- Declaring Constitutional rights and civil liberties
- Believing in a New World Order conspiracy
Wesley observes how easy it can be to target someone as a potential terrorist. Here he remembers a lecture that uses a plumber as an example:
The officers were told how to use his employment as a plumber as further evidence of terrorism. The suspect’s employment would be described as an elaborate scheme to justify possessing pipes and chemicals so as to have bomb making materials readily available
To drive the point home Wesley puts it in laymen’s turns:
It is easy to frame anyone for possessing bomb making materials (or other crimes) if the officer knows what items to list in the report and how to link these items to terrorism.
Wesley goes on to provide multiple ways to calm polices’ phobia of anything without a badge. But after reading this article, meant to enlighten us on how to avoid an ignorant fascist militant dictatorship, my fear of Big Brother’s constant oppressive presence has only been reinforced.
Via: Survival Blog
Well cows do.
Just when you thought that mankind couldn’t abuse the Bos taurus in any other way, apparently Chinese scientists got bored and decided to insert 300 human genes into a cow to make it produce what they call ’human milk’.
What was surely a drunken bet between two scientists has developed into a highly controversial issue.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Animals as well as Helen Wallace, the director of GeneWatch, join natural breast milk stock holders in thier concern about the genetic alteration of cows.
The leader into the frontier of ‘human-like-milk’, Professor Li, claims
Human milk contains the ‘just right’ proportions of protein, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and vitamins for an infant’s optimal growth and development.
And not only is it good for your children, but Li’s got plans:
We aim to commercialize some research in this area in coming three years. For the “human-like milk”, 10 years or maybe more time will be required to finally pour this enhanced milk into the consumer’s cup.
Got that? In tens years mothers’ breasts across the world will be liberated from their children! The scientific drive to eradicate any maternal connection among man perseveres!
Folks visiting America’s consumerist mausoleum, the Mall of America, are getting a lesson in dieting from a guy in living in a fish bowl for four weeks:
Scott, “The Human Do.ing,” will live at Mall of America from March 18 – April 16 to model daily physical activity and healthy eating and show how community support is a key factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He will encourage others to join him in getting fit and eating right, thereby involving all of Minnesota in his quest and inspiring others to start their own healthy lifestyle journeys.
via PR Newswire.
“At such temperatures we expect the brown dwarf to have properties that are different from previously known brown dwarfs and much closer to those of giant exoplanets — it could even have water clouds in its atmosphere,”
said Michael Liu of the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy.
CFBDSIR J1458+1013B is the coldest (100C) and furthest (75 million light years ) brown dwarf to date.
Essentially brown dwarfs are unable to create a nuclear reaction, setting them apart from being stars.
And though CFBDSIR J1458+1013B is 75 million light years away, the idea of water clouds and bearable surface temperatures existing elsewhere only motivates telescopic gazing scientists to continue their search into parts unknown.
For More: MSNBC