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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Walking on water with Jesus, Moses and the children of Israel..

  • B)Walking on water with Jesus, Moses and the children of Israel. Now we can all do it - thanks to Dutch engineering technology - the "Moses Bridge"
    We can all use it, cross the water and stay dry. Jesus walked on water, Moses walked the children of Israel on dry land, and now in the 21st century the Dutch are having fun themselves. And so could we too!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Google users: You are advised to read this carefully today...

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    EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE... Google's privacy policy changes tomorrow.
    Today is your last chance to adjust your Google privacy settings ahead of a major change to the way Google collects and collates data about you, its users.
    From March 1, the company will begin to aggregate all the information it acquires about its users who are logged in to Google services into a single, unified pool of data.
    This collectable information is what Columbia Law School professor and privacy advocate Eben Moglan refers to as the "data dandruff of life". It comprises the obvious and the obscure.
    Details you expect to be logged as well as inferred data that is created as a result of joining the dots.
    In the past, data collected in the course of a web search would be kept separate from, for instance, your YouTube viewing activity, your Gmail usage or your Map queries.
    From Thursday, that will cease being the case.
    And unless you specifically scrub your Google Web History, everything that has been collected about your past search activities and the sites you clicked through to, can be scooped up and combined with information gleaned from usage on other Google-owned sites.
    The changes will allow Google to better target ads to users and in doing so, enable the company to extract a higher price from advertisers. This is not unusual; all web publishers are attempting to deliver more targeted advertising. But not all publishers can combine as much information as Google can.
    In tandem with the impending changes, Google has taken the opportunity to unify some 60 separate privacy policies into one simpler document.
    The company has also been up front about the coming changes and for the past few weeks has posted notices on its websites and emailed its users explaining the changes.
    However, it's fair to assume that many users have been oblivious to the new policies either because they may be more relaxed about privacy on the internet or because they haven't drilled down into the detail.
    Despite the advance warning, not everyone is comfortable about the impending changes. A letter sent to Google's CEO Larry Page by a group of US state attorneys-general earlier this month characterised the move as an invasion of consumer privacy and criticised the company for failing to provide a proper ability to opt out.
    The US-based Electronic Frontier Foundation points out that disabling Web History in your Google account will not prevent Google from gathering and storing this information. But it does mean the information will be partially anonymised after 18 months and that Google will abstain from using it for certain purposes.
    Many people are comfortable with a lowering of the privacy bar that has come about in recent years as a result of the advent social networking sites such as MySpace and then Facebook today.
    However, if you're not one of those, here's how you can quarantine your Google Search History from the new data aggregation process.
    Go to the Google History page and sign in.
    If your Web History has been activated, you should see a button which says: "Remove All Web History". Then click "Okay" to confirm.
    When this is done you will see a "Resume" button, which you can click if at any time in the future you change your mind.
    If you want even more control, you can also try these additional tools:
    Google Dashboard: A place where you can control the data associated with your Google Account.
    Ads Preferences Manager: A place where you can manage Google's advertising cookie.
    Eject button: And if you're still not satisfied and want to opt out altogether, Google provides a one stop shop to opt out of everything and take your "data dandruff" with you.
    Source: © Fairfax NZ News
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Happy Birthday to me haha...

Thanks for the best wishes friends...

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bees like their caffeine and nicotine fix too...

Nicotine: cigarette tin
Nicotine: cigarette tin (Photo credit: lydiashiningbrightly)

:yes:Bees like their tipple of nectar - loaded up with caffeine and nicotine...

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

My travels...

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B)My Travels...
I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots.
Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.
I've also never been in Cognito.
I hear no one recognizes you there.
I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there.
I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.
I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.
I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.
I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.
Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older..
One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense!
It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart!
At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!
I may have been in Continent, but I don't remember what country I was in. It's an age thing.
Today is one of the many National Mental Health Days throughout the year.
You can do your bit by remembering to send an e-mail to at least one unstable person.
My job is done!
Life is too short for negative drama & petty things. So laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!
From one unstable person to another... I hope everyone is happy in your head - we're all doing pretty good in mine!

With thanks: Barbara MacLennan, Taita, Lower Hutt

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

All about conservation, ecology, the environment, climate change, global warming, earth- watch, and new technologies etc.


Today we introduce a very popular GREEN Blog from the blogesphere. Why don't you go for a visit, read a few posts, make a few comments and tell your blogging friends.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pureflame: Hang your fireplace on the wall...


Pureflame: Hang your fireplace on the wall...

B)At this time of year, many of us living in the upper reaches of the Northern Hemisphere start wishing that we had a fireplace in our home. Unfortunately, installing a fireplace and chimney in a house that doesn't already have them is quite an involved and expensive process. Here's a solution in the form of a functioning fireplace that you simply hang on the wall like a picture - it's made by a company called Pureflame.

Willie Nelson and 300,000 other activists sue Monsanto...

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;DWillie Nelson and 300,000 other activists sue Monsanto...
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Secretly recorded video from Monsanto shareholders meeting...

Monsanto owns Blackwater...


Sunday, February 12, 2012

GBE2: Blog on. Upset and angry...

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English: Governor Mitt Romney of MA
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I've been upset and angry about a number of things this week. So much so I missed the deadline here; this comes through in overtime.

As a consequence I couldn't settle on any particular subject until now. But one of your Republican candidates, Mitt Romney,  who has spent close to ten million dollars just to earn the right to challenge your sitting  President Barack Obama for the presidency later in the year, really got up my proverbial nose considering the poor and disadvantaged in both the United States and New Zealand. Ten million is a despicable waste of good resources better spent  in other areas.

This has nothing to do with the philosophy and politics of the eventual presidential candidates and the money that will be spent during the actual campaign.

Other things that upset me during the week was when I watched a television movie, "In Front of the Class" a true depiction of a young disabled American man with tourettes syndrome whose goal in life was to become a teacher.

He eventually achieved this despite the prejudices and handicaps put in his way by society and individuals.

During the week my own medical issues also got up my proverbial nose: My ongoing problems with an injured heel caused by long term  walking on concrete footpaths (sidewalks in the US); the loss of my big toenail on my left foot; and a bad cut on the base of my thumb opening a can of baby beetroot, caused by my own carelessness upset me. That really was an understatement. Yes, it was pretty dumb of me too.  But as they say, such is life!
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Valentines Day fellow bloggers...

Whitney Houston dies aged 48 yrs...

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  • :**:Whitney Houston has died aged only 48 years...
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