This chart is a winner!
Originally posted on Fill Up:
We all know who “that guy” is in your seminary class. He’s the one who can’t resist the opportunity to ask a question or make a comment. He’s the one trying to show he knows more than the professor, and perhaps more than the apostle Paul himself. He’s the one who thinks that your class of 40 students is really just his personal independent study that everyone else is observing.
How can you avoid being “that guy” in your class? And, as importantly, how can you spot “that guy” in class and snuff him out?
Southern Seminary dean Randy Stinson developed this chart (pdf) designed to guide students on when they should ask questions or make comments in class so that they avoid being “that guy”:
Even if there’s a grain of truth behind this, the notion itself that people would resort to eating their own offspring in a time of severe famine is in itself inconceivable! For a country we know nothing about, I really hope this is just some kind of 1st world propaganda and not the actual situation on the ground.
Originally posted on The Extinction Protocol :
January 28, 2013 – NORTH KOREA – Hungry parents in North Korea have been caught eating their children to avoid starvation, according to reports. One father is said to have been executed by firing squad for killing his two kids for food. And it has sparked fears there could be further cases of cannibalism in the country. The Sunday Times told how undercover reporters recorded several horror stories from inside the poverty-stricken nation. They included one man who dug up his grandchild’s corpse to eat and another who boiled his child and ate the flesh. Thousands of North Koreans are feared to be starving to death while their chubby leader Kim Jong-Un regularly dines on banquets. It is claimed that more than 10,000 people could have died from in the provinces south of the capital Pyongyang alone. One informant in South Hwanghae, said: “In my village in May a man who killed his own two children and tried to eat them was executed by a firing squad.” The informant told how the man even offered meat from his daughter and son to his wife when she returned from a business trip. He was arrested and sentenced to death after she informed the authorities and the children’s bodies were found. The reports were originally compiled by Asia Press using “citizen journalists” working inside the country. One official told them: “In a village in Chongdan county, a man who went mad with hunger boiled his own child, ate his flesh and was arrested.” There is not enough food to go round the 24 million people who live in North Korea. Many face starvation because of grim conditions for food production including crippling droughts. But it is also under strict sanctions because of its nuclear ambitions. However just last week the defiant country outraged the world as it announced plans for a third nuclear missile test. –Sun
Almost a year after its launch in China, and I still can’t get over this $15m superyacht, owned by billionaire businessman Anto Marden. Imagine, the Adastra is so high-tech that it can be controlled up to 50 meters away with an iPad! Now, for me, the iPad itself is pretty high tech on its own, but controlling a yacht with one is just another whole ball game on its own!
Don’t get me wrong I do appreciate technology and advancement and all that jazz, but $15m for a stupid boat! Okay its a yacht, granted, but it’s just so completely…useless. Yes I know its his money so he can spend it however the hell he wants to, and he did make his fortune in the shipping industry, so spending (wasting) money on a yacht would probably make sense if you were a billionaire looking to throw your mullah around.
So whats so special about this superyacht (apart from its luxurious interior design)? Well lets see.
For one it took 5 years to plan and build. The hull is built from glass and Kevlar which is pretty impressive since Kevlar is super strong. It can get up to 22.5 knots at its max, and at 17 knots it has a range of 4000 nautical miles. That’s enough for a trip from Beijing, China to Cairns, Australia without stopping to refuel!
It’s pretty massive too, measuring 42.5 meters in length, 16 metres in width and weighs 52 tons, and has space for nine passengers and 5-6 crew members. A 3rd world country would fit 500+ people in there but that’s just me and my happy thoughts!
If you want to get technical for all you techie freaks out there, then here’s some tidbits that you might appreciate:
Length - 42.5 metres
Beam - 16 m
Hull Draft - 1.12 m (1.6m to tip of rudder)
Main engine - 1x Caterpillar C18 -1150 hp @ 2300 rpm
Outrigger engines - 2x Yanmar 110hp @ 3200 rpm
Generators - 2 x 36 kw custom in the outriggers linked to 110 Hp Yanmar engines, and 1x 26 kw Northern lights in main engine room
Non crew – 9
Crew - 5 to 6
Displacement light - Fully equipped and full stores and crew, no fuel and no water – 49 tonnes
Displacement cruising max - (normal operational load) 15000 litres fuel – 64.8 tonnes
Displacement ocean passage max - (only for occasional long ocean passages) 32000 litres fuel – 77 tonnes
Speed max - 22.5 knots
Range at 17 knots - 4000 miles
Fuel consumption at 13 knots - 90 litres per hour.
Fuel consumption at 17 knots - 120 litres per hour
I have to admit, I’m a big Google fan. So when the mega giants launch a new product, I’m one of the eager beavers queuing up to get my paws on them. Good news just in, they’ve launched a new product today!
If you’re looking for the full Google experience, then you may not have to wait for long. Google has just launched Google Fiber, where we not only are able to access the internet at 100 times faster than today’s broadband (or so they claim), but we will also be able to access all our favorite TV channels (see full list here)! How cool is that?!
If that’s not enough, customers get the new Android tablet, the Nexus 7, free with the Google Fiber package! In addition, customers will be able to access to Google Fiber all over their homes by directly connecting to one of the four 1 Gbps Ethernet ports, or by accessing the high-speed Wi-Fi, and stay safe with the gigabit firewall.
On top of all that, with 2 terabytes of storage, customers are able to record all their favorite TV shows without worrying about having enough memory or storage. Even better, you will be able to add your own music, photos, and videos, and access them from any connected device in the house.
Unfortunately, this service has at this point only rolled out in Kansas, USA, with the first 2 lucky cities being Kansas City, KS and Kansas City MO. The focused roll-out is due to the scale of the ground work activity needed to get this product out on the market, with the Google Fiber team installing fiber optic cables in the various neighborhoods.
Here’s a video from the Google Fiber team about what to expect from their installation team:
For prices and packages, as well as pre-registration, go to Google Fiber for more information.
Don’t know about you all, but I can’t wait for these guys to come to my neighborhood! In the meantime, check out the Google Fiber Offices:
According to BBC, to be an climate specialist, you can sit in literally any field and still qualify! Not surprising, since everyone has an agenda these days!
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
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