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I was in a bike accident, what do i do?

27 Oct

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Types of Accidents

There are two types of bike/car accidents that are more common than any others:

  • The left-hand turn, where a vehicle turns left directly into the path of a cyclist going the opposite direction. In this situation, the motorist often never even sees the cyclist until it’s too late.
  • The right hook, where a vehicle passes a cyclist who’s riding in the bike lane or right shoulder going the same direction, then immediately makes a right turn directly into the cyclist’s path.

Other situations pop up, such as vehicle doors opening into a cyclist’s path, or rear-ending situations. Whatever the case and however severe, they should be treated in a specific manner…

No matter how mild you think it might be call the police in the event of an accident. If a police report is filed based on information gathered at the scene, the story can’t change later on if you need to submit an insurance claim.

In addition, it’s important that you obtain the vehicle driver’s insurance information, address, phone number and license plate number. If there are witnesses on the scene, get their names and phone numbers, as well.

As with vehicle-on-vehicle accidents, don’t admit fault, and don’t minimize your injuries or your bike damage. There’s no reason to.

The reason you exchange information is to protect yourself, always get the police involved.

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Life without Money

27 Oct

If there was no need for money like that on episode of Duck Tale then this is how it would be.

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What if money was no object?

But are you Gay. Kinsey scale -Heterosexual-Homosexual Rating Scale

15 Jul

Kinsey scale -Heterosexual-Homosexual Rating Scale

This scale attempts to describe a person’s sexual history or episodes of his or her sexual activity at a given time. It uses a scale from 0, meaning exclusively heterosexual, to 6, meaning exclusively homosexual. In both the Male and Female volumes of the Kinsey Reports, an additional grade, listed as “X”, was used for asexuality.[2][3] It was first published in Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) by Alfred Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy and others, and was also prominent in the complementary work Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953). Numbers between 1 and 5 indicate bisexuality.

 

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

15 Jul

 

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is often portrayed in the shape of a pyramid, with the largest and most fundamental levels of needs at the bottom, and the need for self-actualization at the top. While the pyramid has become the de facto way to represent the hierarchy, Maslow himself never used a pyramid to describe these levels in any of his writings on the subject.

The most fundamental and basic four layers of the pyramid contain what Maslow called “deficiency needs” or “d-needs”: esteem, friendship and love, security, and physical needs. With the exception of the most fundamental (physiological) needs, if these “deficiency needs” are not met, the body gives no physical indication but the individual feels anxious and tense. Maslow’s theory suggests that the most basic level of needs must be met before the individual will strongly desire (or focus motivation upon) the secondary or higher level needs. Maslow also coined the term Metamotivation to describe the motivation of people who go beyond the scope of the basic needs and strive for constant betterment. Metamotivated people are driven by B-needs (Being Needs), instead of deficiency needs (D-Needs).

The human mind and brain are complex and have parallel processes running at the same time, so many different motivations from different levels of Maslow’s pyramid usually occur at the same time. Maslow was clear about speaking of these levels and their satisfaction in terms such as “relative” and “general” and “primarily”, and says that the human organism is “dominated” by a certain need, rather than saying that the individual is “only” focused on a certain need at any given time. So Maslow acknowledges that many different levels of motivation are likely to be going on in a human all at once. His focus in discussing the hierarchy was to identify the basic types of motivations, and the order that they generally progress as lower needs are reasonably well met.

 

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Google Goggles…simply amazing

15 Jul

Next wave…actually…current wave of technology in the world

Google Goggles Image Search and OCR Translation (MWC10)

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Google goggle simple review

 

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Traveling to another country can be an amazing experience. The opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture can give you a new perspective. However, it can be hard to fully enjoy the experience if you do not understand the local language. For example, ordering food from a menu you can not read can be an adventure. Today we are introducing a new feature of Google Goggles that will prove useful to travelers and monoglots everywhere: Goggles translation.

 
Here’s how it works:
  • Point your phone at a word or phrase. Use the region of interest button to draw a box around specific words
  • Press the shutter button
  • If Goggles recognizes the text, it will give you the option to translate
  • Press the translate button to select the source and destination languages.
  • The first Goggles translation prototype was unveiled earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and could only recognize German text. Today Goggles can read English, French, Italian, German and Spanish and can translate to many more languages. We are hard at work extending our recognition capabilities to other Latin-based languages. Our goal is to eventually read non-Latin languages (such as Chinese, Hindi and Arabic) as well.
     
    Every new release of Google Goggles contains at least one new feature and a large number of improvements to our existing functionality. In addition to translation, Goggles v1.1 features improved barcode recognition, a larger corpus of artwork, recognition of many more products and logos, an improved user interface, and the ability to initiate visual searches using images in your phone’s photo gallery.
     

    Computer vision is a hard problem. While we are excited about Goggles v1.1, we know that there are many images that we cannot yet recognize. The Google Goggles team is working on solving the technical challenges required to make computers see

 

Question?: Whole 9 yards origins

15 Jul

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Origin of the phrase “the whole nine yards”

There are a number of hypotheses which attempt to explain where the phrase “the whole nine yards” came from. Unfortunately, none of them can be proven to be correct, and most of them don’t pan out when subjected to scrutiny. The only facts known are that the phrase means “everything, the whole of something, the works” and it appears to have originated in the United States in the 1960s.

Here are some ideas as to the origin of the phrase:

  • Many people assume it has something to do with the game of American football. The problem is, the length between the yard lines in football is ten yards, not nine. Of course, it’s possible that the original meaning of the phrase was intended to be ironic (as in, falling just short of the goal), but there’s no evidence of this.
  • Other real-estate related ideas: it refers to the amount of dirt in a large burial plot (a “rich man’s grave”) or the number of properties — i.e. “yards” — in a “standard city block” in various cities around the U.S.A. (which city depends on who’s telling the story). The problems: the number of properties in a city block varies from one place to the next. And while burial plots are commonly referred to as being “six feet deep,” people seldom, if ever, refer to the volume of a plot, which makes that proposed origin seem unlikely.
  • Many others attribute it to the length of cloth required to make a garment. Garments suggested include: a man’s three-piece suit, a sarong, a sari, a kilt, a kimono, a bridal veil, a nun’s habit, a maharajah’s ceremonial sash, even a burial shroud. The problem is, none of the garments suggested actually require nine yards of fabric to make. And nine yards is not the length of a standard bolt of cloth, either.
  • Perhaps the most popular explanation of the moment is that nine yards equated to the length of a belt of ammo for a machine gun on a WWII fighter plane. So, giving somebody the “whole nine yards” would mean you’d fired all your ammunition at them. One problem: ammunition is counted in rounds or by weight, not by the length of the belt, so it would have been unlikely for anyone to refer to the it by length. Another problem is that the people telling the story can’t seem to agree on exactly which WWII fighter it was we’re talking about — sometimes it’s RAF Spitfires in the Battle of Britian, sometimes it’s US pilots in the South Pacific. And the third problem is that the phrase itself seems to have originated sometime in the 1960s, well after the end of WWII.
  • Shifting from the air to the sea, some say that the phrase refers to the long spars (or “yardarms”, the crosspieces on the masts, from which the sails were hung) on a square-rigged sailing ship. The problems with this are that square-rigged sailing ships were not in common use in the 1960s when the phrase originated, and that big square-rigged ships commonly had more than nine yards. An alternate explanation is that it refers to the surface area of the canvas sails, but the sails for even a small ship would be much larger than nine square yards.
  • Back on dry land again, another military-related explanation is that it refers to the size of a soldier’s pack. Some quick measurements with a yardstick should be sufficient to convince all but the most obstinate that this idea is untenable. Soldiers carrying packs that large would be hard-pressed to move at all, much less march or fight the enemy.
  • Moving from the military to law enforcement, it has been postulated that the phrase refers to either the length of a hangman’s noose or the distance one would have to run to get from a cell block to the outer wall of a prison. As it turns out, there is no standard length for either of these things.
  • Another possible explanation is that nine yards is the average capacity of a ready-mix concrete truck. While it is true that the average such truck in the late 1980s might have been about nine cubic yards, in the early 1960s when the phrase first appeared the average truck had a capacity of six and a half cubic yards or slightly less, according to a widely-quoted article in Ready Mixed Concrete Magazine (August 1964 issue). Alternative explanations suggest it might actually be the capacity of a coal truck, the volume of trash in a “standard” garbage truck, or the capacity of a West Virginia ore wagon instead — but there’s no more evidence to support this idea than of the concrete truck hypothesis.
  • Some have suggested that the phrase might be related to some mystical significance of the number nine, and is related to the British phrase dressed to the nines, as well as other uses of the word nine such as the nine tailors and the nine muses. While this is a possible explanation, there’s no evidence to either support or disprove it.

So, for the moment at least, it appears that the true origins of the whole nine yards will remain shrouded in mystery.

What Happened to Hechinger (only Home Depot and Lowes nowdays)

15 Jul

John Hechinger, Sr. helped pioneer the do it yourself industry. A single hardware store established by his father (Sidney) in 1911, Hechinger grew to a 64-store chain by the time it acquired Virginia Beach, Virginia-based HQ Home Quarters Warehouse in December 1987 for $66 million.

After several rounds of store closings, Hechinger Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on June 11, 1999, but the reorganization failed. That September, Hechinger’s assets were liquidated, including its 117 remaining stores.

In 2004, Home Decor Products bought the Hechinger brand name and opened an online retailer the following year,[1] which sells the same products as the former brand. On February 5, 2009, it was announced that the site would shut down and Hechinger would no longer sell tools. The site closed shortly thereafter.

Hechinger was one of the first sponsors of network television news in the early 1950s, when television was in its infancy. Their sponsorship of the 11 PM newscast at TV station WTOP in Washington, DC, was a first, according to Walter Cronkite (an anchor of those broadcasts) in his autobiography A Reporter’s Life. Walter Cronkite also reported that the products of this particular business, such as sheet rock, tools, and other appliances, did not compare to their competitors’ quality of products. Therefore, he did not recommend the use or purchase of these products due to the nature of their insufficient qualities.