Dec 30, 2012

TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE SINGING

Ten Thousand People Singing
Beethoven's 
Ode to Joy
from the 9th Symphony
 The performance of "Daiku",
 "The Ninth", 
Beethoven's 9th Symphony,
 with 10000 (amateur) chorus singers is a 
Japanese highlight every year in the end of December. 
Here is the last movement, recorded at the 2011 concert in Osaka,
Dedicated to the memory of the victims of the
 disastrous tsunami in March 2011.
Best watched by clicking icon for large screen.
George

Dec 29, 2012

DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

Introduction to Digital Surveillance Systems
Digital Surveillance Cameras
IP Surveillance Cameras
Digital Surveillance System Administration

Occasionally one finds a nugget among all the worthless material
posted to YouTube and the Internet.
Eli the Computer Guy is an exceptional nugget.
Click the Link.

His playlists on YouTube can be found by


George

Dec 28, 2012

GOVERNMENT CAN READ ALL YOUR EMAILS

Your emails are private and remain private?
OH NO!
You have a Big Brother!
 Watch the Video.
George

Dec 22, 2012

HOME SECURITY ON THE CHEAP



Turn Your Webcam Into a Streaming, Motion-Detecting
 Surveillance System

Purchase one or more WiFi web camera(s).

Download free iCam software from
CLICK LINK


Also visit

http://skjm.com/icam/support.php

Purchase iCam App S4.99
CLICK PICTURE FOR LARGER VERSION
This app will receive push notifications
when motion has been detected.


The App is also available for Android 2.1+

Cameras?

Ethernet and WiFi Cameras listed
=============
Linksys WVC54GCA
Linksys WVC80N
AirLink101 SkyIPCam500W
AirLink101 SkyIPCam747W
AirLink101 SkyIPCam1500W
AirLink101 SkyIPCam1747W

The cameras listed on the page linked above
are cameras listed at Amazon.
None are highly sophisticated.
Reading the Amazon reviews is educational.
Also Googling for IP and Wifi Cameras
is recommended.

I would prefer WiFi cameras
 so I can change locations.
If IR is available you may be able to get
push notifications on your bed stand
when that annoying skunk is stinking 
up the premises at night.

Total Cost Estimate for one camera:
About $125.00
If you choose an Ethernet or USB Camera
you wil have to figure on additonal cost
for cable.

I would be tempted to give the Foscan a try
LINK
Foscam Wirelss IP Camers FI8910W (Unboxing)
How to Setup & Configure Foscam FI8910W Wireless
How to access a Foscam FI8910W from an iPhone, Android, etc
THE FOSCAM FI8910W IS THE LATEST AND NEWEST
CLICK HERE
AT EBAY

FOR A REVIEW AND SETUP LINKS CLICK HERE

George
Postscript
This video is for another model Foscam FI8918W


CLICK LINK NO 1

CLICK LINK NO 2

Another Foscam Model FI8916W

For More Videos Click: LINK
or
THIS LINK FOR A PLAYLIST

FOR AN EXPLANATION CLICK THIS LINK

Schematic of remote monitoring
Click Image for larger version



Dec 17, 2012

RECOVER DATA FROM DEAD HARD DRIVE


How to recover data from a dead or erased hard drive.

George

BRAIN REJUVENATION

Use It or Lose It:
The Principles of Brain Plasticity

LINK

Quote:
"So if you were 60 years old, you'd suddenly 
have the cognitive abilities of a 49 year old. 
The same was true in 40-50 year olds, 
proving the
"there's no way to replace dying brain cells"
myth is wrong..."

George 

GETTING HIGH

Once in a while I receive an email
with a YouTube link.
The full size video has a pro- slant but I do
think that it has some value as background.

Below is the trailer.

Caveat: It is a full 1 1/2 hour long movie.
I watched the first 10 minutes.
Smoking in any form is repulsive to me.
So I have no interest in using it.

Long Destructive War on Drugs has been lost
CLICK HERE

Wall Street Journal
Quote:
"The total number of persons incarcerated in
 state and federal prisons in the U.S.
 has grown from 330,000 in 1980 to about 1.6 million today.
 Much of the increase in this population is directly due
 to the war on drugs and the severe punishment
 for persons convicted of drug trafficking. 
About 50% of the inmates in federal prisons
and 20% of those in state prisons have been convicted
of either selling or using drugs.

The many minor drug traffickers and drug users who 
spend time in jail find fewer opportunities for legal employment
 after they get out of prison, and
 they develop better skills at criminal activities."
CLICK HERE

George

Dec 14, 2012

VEGAN DIET HELPFUL AGAINST CANCER

A Vegan Diet (Hugely) Helpful Against Cancer
CLICK ON THIS LINK
to access an article written
by Kathy Freston
Quoted from this article:
"How may a simple dietary change make one's bloodstream
 so inhospitable to cancer in just a matter of days?
 The dramatic improvement in cancer defenses after two weeks
 of eating healthier is thought to be due to changes in 
the level of a cancer-promoting growth hormone in the body called IGF-1.

Animal protein intake increases the levels of IGF-1 in our body,
 but within two weeks of switching to a plant-based diet,
 IGF-1 levels in the bloodstream drop sufficiently
 to help slow the growth of cancer cells."
In addition:
"All cancers are caused by changes to materials in our bodies
 called “genes.”
These are units of information in every cell of our bodies.
Genes tell our bodies which proteins to make based
on the type of cell and its needs.
Some genes tell our bodies how to fix damage accumulated
over time from normal aging, environmental toxins, sun exposure,
dietary factors, hormones, and other influences.
These damage-controlling genes can repair cells or tell cells
when to stop growing and die
if there is too much damage to repair.

When genes themselves are damaged,
they can develop changes called “mutations.”
When mutations occur in the damage-controlling genes,
cells can grow out of control and cause cancer.

For most people who develop cancer,
the cancer-causing gene mutations happen over
the course of a lifetime, leading to cancer later in life.
Some people are born with a gene mutation
that they inherited from their mother or father.
This damaged gene puts them at
higher risk for cancer than most people.
When cancer occurs because of an inherited gene mutation,
it is referred to as "hereditary cancer."

Suppression of IGF-1 hormone seems crucial.
From:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/igf-1-as-one-stop-cancer-shop/
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS VIDEO

Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) is a natural 
human growth hormone instrumental in 
normal growth during childhood, 
but in adulthood can promote
 abnormal growth—the proliferation, spread (metastasis), 
and invasion of cancer.

George
 



FIELD MICE INVASION

I found this video on YouTube
Made a similar one.
 Plastic 5 gallons bucket. 
Empty water bottle and OA welding rod.
Two gallons of water.
It works.
 I used cream cheese with bacon bits.
The cream cheese holds the bacon bits.

Peanut butter has no attraction for our mice.

Peanut butter in traps is never touched.
Finicky rodents.

This fall the rodent invasion was particularly populous.
Many have found a heavenly ride due to d-Con.
But some persist.
So another trap.

I will try Nutella as bait.
Nutella is reported to be an attractive bait.
George
 

Nov 16, 2012

WORLD MUSEUM OF MAN

The World Museum of Man and Prehistory
is an online digital collection of
tools, artifacts, weapons, human and
animal fossils from
 nearly every period of Man's History.


Neanderthal
Middle Paleolithic Period  70,000 years  ago

This digital collection is worth visiting
any day, any time.


George


MESSAGE TO HUMANITY


A Message to Humanity.
Speech by Charlie Chaplin from the film: 
'The Great Dictator'
Chaplin's first true talking picture and
commercially his most successful film.


Music is called 'Time' from the
Inception Soundtrack by Hans Zimmer

George

Nov 14, 2012

THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY - FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL HIGHWAY

CLICK IMAGE FOR A LARGER PICTURE
The Lincoln Highway was America's
 first transcontinental highway.
It was conceived in 1913 specifically
 with the automobile in mind.
The highway paved the way for the
 development of a nationwide highway network.

The Lincoln Highway Association
has a web site where at lot of additional
information is available.

George

LABELLING OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS

It would seem that labelling genetically engineered
foods should be a NON-ISSUE.
However, it is not.
Watch this video in which
Michael Fox speaks out along
with several artists, actors, chefs, 
and other well-known celebrities voicing their support
for labeling GMOs and our right to know.





 George

Nov 5, 2012

THE BEAUTY OF POLLINATION

Watch the video and then 
click on the link shown below
for more beautiful videos like this one.



George

Sep 9, 2012

CREATING AND SHAPING OBJECTS WITH 3D PRINTING

3D printing also called "Additive Manufacturing" is
a process of making three dimensional solid objects
from a digital model.
3D printing is accomplished by using additive processes.
An object is created by laying down
successive layers of material.
3D printing is different from traditional
machining techniques
which remove material by drilling, cutting etc.
(subtractive processes).


Below is a picture of a machine used for additive printing.

Even musical instruments can be created
with 3D printing.To view an explanation about a printed guitar

For other objects

TEDtalks published a primer on 3D Printing

George

Sep 5, 2012

CONTROVERSY: ORGANIC FOODS HEALTHIER?


A meta-analysis study by University of Stanford researchers
suggests that organic food may not be beneficial.

A Mother Jones article suggest that the study has
five flaws in it.
LINK TO MOTHER JONES ARTICLE

Final conclusion of
Food and Ag Blogger
at Mother Jones:
"The Stanford study seriously underplays the benefit 
of going organic to avoid pesticide traces,
especially for vulnerable populations like pregnant women and kids."

An abstract of the study can be found by clicking

Quote from the
Los Angeles Times
LINK
"What's most glaring about the Stanford review is
what's missing from it,

 which is any examination of processed foods. 
You can't get a realistic picture of health effects by looking at 
fruits, veggies and meats 
but none of the processed items that make up
the bulk of the American diet.
 
 

Mayo Clinic Assessment of Organic foods.

George

Aug 28, 2012

GREEN COFFEE BEAN WEIGHT LOSS




Dr Oz Weight Loss.
No exercise, no diet, just 2 capsules a day.
Average weight loss is 17 lbs over 12 weeks.


One 60 capsule bottle $49.95




George

Aug 13, 2012

TYPE 2 DIABETES DISCUSSION

If you click on the link
you will be directed to the web site of
The Endocrine Society
At the web page you will be shown five links to
a FREE Panel discussion of
Individualizing Diabetes Treatment for 
Improved Glycemic Control and Management.
The panel discussions are synchronized with
a Powerpoint presentation.
Click on the View button.
You can keep the original page open
by right clicking on the links and select
Open in a New Tab.

Official Logo of
the Endocrine Society

George

HOW TO RUIN A SATURDAY

This YouTube Video has to be watched
to the very end.

George

Jul 26, 2012

SYNCHRONICITY IN NATURE

If you are bored with TV sitcoms etc.
You should point your browser to

TED TALKS (LINK)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading
Recently I watched this video as part of a selection on Netflix.
"How things in Nature tend to sync up"

On Netflix it is part of a selection of nine episodes
gathered from "TED TALKS" 

George

Jul 17, 2012

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR - DIABETICS

Research shows that adding
Apple Cider Vinegar
to the diet
helps control blood glucose.
 
George

Jul 6, 2012

BANKING PIRATES

London is the World's Number One Financial Center.
It is also home to the world's most rapacious
Banking Pirates.
These pirates break numerous laws.
Their financial shenanigans cause millions of people across
the civilized world to lose their pension assets.
Yet they get away with piddling fines and no jail terms.
YOU MUST WATCH THIS 26 MINUTES VIDEO.


The Banking Scandal keeps growing.
It has become clear that the Banking Industry is
a criminal enterprise.


George

Jun 26, 2012

REASONS FOR BLOOD SUGAR VARIATIONS


"Blood sugar can rise after drinking coffee
-- even black coffee with zero calories --
thanks to the caffeine.
Likewise, black tea, green tea, and energy drinks
can hinder blood sugar control in people with diabetes.
Each person reacts differently,
so it's best to track your own responses to foods and activities."


George



YOUR NEW FACEBOOK EMAIL - MAKE CHANGES

Your viewable email address
has been changed to an
"@facebook.com" email address.

Here is how to change it or hide it.

In FB select your profile.
Click the "Update Info" button to the right of your name,.

Click the Edit button in the Contact Info box as shown above.
Under “Emails”, click the little circle icon that corresponds to your
@facebook.com e-mail address and select “Hidden from Timeline”

If you want a different e-mail address to be shown on your profile,
click the little circle icon that corresponds to it.
 Then choose “Shown on Timeline”.
Click the blue “Save” button to make the changes stick.


You have now switched back to your preferred e-mail address
or hidden your e-mail info from your FB profile.
George

Quoted
from
LINK

TWITTER STARTS THE COFFEE POT


Twitter can start your coffee pot.
 It can also be used as a command system for
the home devices you use every day.


If you think this is a bit too technical
 then you may find these short videos
more interesting.

or
point your browser to
the Instructables Web Site

CLICK HERE
George

Jun 25, 2012

DROPPED YOUR PHONE IN THE TOILET?

YES!
You have to stick your hand in there!



George

Jun 10, 2012

YOUR BEAUTIFUL EYES

 Suren Manvelyan
has captured magnificent
close up photographs of  human eyes.

Click for gallery

George

YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL!


Wellesley High English teacher David McCullough Jr. told graduates:
"You are not special. You are not exceptional,"


George

Jun 8, 2012

RAINBOW ACROSS THE VALLEY

Photographing a rainbow is never easy.
This time I was lucky and also
caught a hint of the moon.
Click on this picture for a larger version.

George

Jun 6, 2012

PICTURES FROM SPACE BY DUTCH ASTRONAUT


Dutch Astronaut Andre Kuipers aboard the
International Space Station
takes pictures with his Nikon Camera.

George

May 30, 2012

CAN BPA MAKE YOU FAT?


QUOTE:
"One of the most common of these obesogens, as they have become known,
  is bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA,
the ubiquitous chemical found in everything
from the lining of cans
to the paper that most receipts are printed on.
 Research suggest that it's in the urine of upwards of
 90 percent of Americans - evidently at levels high enough to cause harm."


Quote from:
 In September 2010, Canada became the first country to declare BPA a toxic substance.
In the
European Union and Canada, BPA use is banned in baby bottles.
George

May 23, 2012

SCIENCE GAMES FOR THE KIDS


The Federation of American Scientists is
in the process of launching a
Science Game Center

featuring games that teach
biology, chemistry, immunology, etc.
CLICK

Many of the games are in "beta" stage.
I have picked one game site (randomly)
The game features the application of Forensic Science.
It was developed by

George

May 18, 2012

MILKING THE HOUSING CRISIS

Quote:
"While renting out houses has typically been the province
of mom-and-pop landlords,
it should come as no surprise that Wall Street wants in.
For years, a glut of foreclosures has suppressed home prices
even as tighter lending standards and a sluggish economy
have kept many buyers away.
Banks, meanwhile, still sit on huge "shadow" inventories of
foreclosed and abandoned properties,
which means fewer places for people to live.
The result of all this is a red-hot rental market—primed for speculation."
End Quote.


George


CONNIE WHITE - COMMUNITY CHAT - UPDATE

Scotsman Media Group seems to have brought
 the Community Chat by Connie White up to date.
You can access the Community Chat by clicking
or by clicking the link in the right hand column
for the current chat and previous chats.

George

OLD ORDER AMISH LIFE

A Glimpse of Old Order Amish Life in
Minnesota which resembles
Amish Life in the vicinity of Marathon, NY.
(Note: The video shows a commercial first.)

George

May 13, 2012

Early Bacteria Exposure Builds Immunity

Research suggests early exposure to bacteria is
critically important to children to keep
autoimmune diseases at bay, throughout life.


George

JONAH

An amazing little girl.

George

May 7, 2012

MELTING POT: AFRICAN RECYCLING

The Western World has had a fascination with the
cultural aspects of Western Africa for a long time.
This video covers a 45 minute speech by
Historian Emily Osborn
about recycling and creative uses of things.

George

May 5, 2012

HARVARD AND MIT OFFER ONLINE CLASSES

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 have announced a new nonprofit partnership, known as edX,
to offer free online courses from both universities.
MIT and Harvard have committed to a combined

 $60 million ($30 million each) in institutional support,
 grants and philanthropy to launch the collaboration.
Earlier this month Stanford, Princeton, UPenn
 and the University of Michigan announced
their partnership with a new commercial company,
Coursera,
with $16 million in venture capital
.
 Online education, with video lesson segments, embedded quizzes,
immediate feedback and student-paced learning, is evolving quickly.
      

YOGA POWER

Doctors told this disabled Gulf War veteran
that he would never walk again.
He lost his will to live and gained a lot of weight.
Then he saw a video about the positive effects of yoga.
In this time-lapse video this disabled veteran goes
 from a guy who was told he'd never walk again
to a man able to sprint through the park
anytime he feels like it.


George