A doctor won't be able to find a vaccine, as doctors are usually not schooled in virological research and are useless without the proper hightech facilities and armies of research helpers. A mechanic can only repair things that's older than 50 years and still requires gears, he is useless when it comes to anything modern with microchips, not speaking of software. The only useful guy would be the guy who knows what to eat and how to hunt. Be he is the guy you want to hang around the least.
hehe but that kinda sounds of a solution if you are a billionaire. A heavy armored vehicle will run out of gas in the middle of nowhere and then you'll have to do with some lightweight toyotas with aluminium doors and plastic shields.
Does anybody know how to conserve fresh food correctly so that it stays eatable for longer times? I know salt and drying can keep it from going bad. But other than that?
For my BOB.
Obviously we will also need weapons. If there are zombies, we will probably need handguns with silencers or sniper weapons as well as some melee weapons. But long weapons are heavy and they really arent useful besides for killing. So I guess maybe a light axe is a better investment?
As for flash lights, some lights you can mount on your head, a vest light for emergencies as well as a strong focusable flash light in case you walk in a deep fog at night.
What are you going to take with you for navigation? I take it that GPS will still work.
Also I think it might be good to carry things that are complementary so that we dont all have to carry 4-5 axes and 4-5 tents. But we should all carry navigational instruments and maps in case we get separated and one of us goes missing.
Yeah, it's a good idea. We can find a nice looking map for the scenario and then plan our escape route together and in order to mimic the chance of nature, we can come up with a Magic 8 like Luck Scenario scala from 1-17 where 1 is death and 17 great luck, and something in between can have scenarios like dangerous rain, or low food, or wild animals or zombie attack. We can let the dice decide if our decision was good or bad, if we are lucky or not, if the weather plays out well etc. If we only had a map (from google maps) and a Chance scala from 1-17 then we could already start recruiting for the zombie war
In order to create some atmosphere we can insert pieces of newspapers, movie scenes, music, or manga pages
On the other hand, I really do wonder what the first things would be that I'd do, if there was some kind of outbreak. The first hours would be crucial, because there just arent enough supplies to sustain a population like ours without constant production going on.
If it is a virus, we should try to stay away from crowded places. Anyway, I wonder if some military training could be self taught by reading the right books and if, which ones
While I'm at it, I'd probably try to become a blademaster and a sharpshooter. What kind of skills do you guys bring to the table? We probably should form a jCafe squad or something and roam the streets, looking for pillagable stores.
Well id the danger is a virus infection, then travelling to relocation centers might be more dangerous then staying in rural areas. On the other hand crime is rampaging where there is no law enforcement.
I thought about the things I'd definitely like to keep with me. Fully charged macbook air with 14h battery life, now I just need to get internet access via 3G or something. Now, where to get Solar panels? Solar panels. I feel like a bit like from the manga Donyatsu http://www.mangahere.com/manga/donyatsu/c001/
Now that I think about it, I'd probably spent hours downloading survival ebooks and medical treatment books as long as the internet works as well as spent time finding out what kind of crisis hit us and where to go. The highways will be filled up soon. Accidents will block roads. Nobody would be working, maybe plunder a shop?
This is a semi-realistic scenario where the world as we know it is about to end, and the government are preparing an evacuation and the only thing we know are what they say on TV and in Radio and on the internet: GO TO A SAFE PLACE! NOW!
So what would be the first things you'd consider doing? I'd think about fueling up gas for our car and call all family members, trying to pack while discussing at the same time what we should do next.
Net Neutrality is Dead: The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday struck down the FCC’s 2010 order that imposed network neutrality regulations on wireline broadband services. (bgr.com)
The original FCC order said that wireline ISPs ”shall not block lawful content, applications, services or non-harmful devices, subject to reasonable network management” while also mandating that ISPs “shall not unreasonably discriminate in transmitting lawful traffic over a consumer’s broadband Internet access service.”
In its ruling against the FCC’s rules, the court said that such restrictions are not needed in part because consumers have a choice in which ISP they use.
“Without broadband provider market power, consumers, of course, have options,” the court writes. “They can go to another broadband provider if they want to reach particular edge providers or if their connections to particular edge providers have been degraded.”
For anyone who lives in a market with limited competition for home broadband services, the court does acknowledge that you might have some “difficulty” in finding another provider but says that it’s still not reason enough to restrict what an ISP can do when it comes to managing its own traffic.
China still needs another 10 years war preparation. If both were to go to war, it would mean a world war. As it would involve all ASEAN states and the Nato. It is much more likely that China wants to conquer Taiwan before they continue their expansion.
Following in the footsteps of Facebook, anything you post, like, comment or review on Google or tied-in services can in future be used in product endorsement ads.
It means that starting Nov. 11, when Google’s new terms of service go live, all content (video, brands or products) Google+ and YouTube users publicly endorse by clicking on the “+1” or “Like” button can appear in an ad with that person’s image.
Such “shared endorsements” ads will also appear on millions of other websites that are part of Google’s display advertising network.
Google+ users will have the ability to opt out by turn the setting to “off,” but at the same time it “doesn’t change whether your Profile name or photo may be used in other places such as Google Play.”
“For users under 18, their actions won’t appear in shared endorsements in ads and certain other contexts,” the announcement on Google’s website reads.
Another way to “opt out” is just stop “liking”, sharing and publicly checking-in.
Google’s move follows a similar change Facebook imposed in August. There it is called “sponsored stories.” It works almost exactly the same way – a recommendation made through the social network’s “like” button appears as advertising endorsement on a friend’s Facebook page.
While both companies say the service will be helpful for users, Google’s revised terms of service have again raised privacy concerns.
“It’s a huge privacy problem,” Reuters cited Marc Rotenberg, the director of online privacy group EPIC, as saying.
He has called on the US Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the policy change violates a 2011 consent order that prohibits Google from retroactively changing users’ privacy settings.
The announcement also was harshly criticized on Google’s profile, with users expressing dismay and disappointment. Some users suggested they might pull down all their current pictures or change profile pictures.
This is random but I remember some guy my class back in gr. 12 who gave the photography teacher a USB that contained his assignment. Turns out it had a gb of porn in it as well XD Practically scared the teacher to death...
Question #1: Write in words the following: 0.5764 0.000003 0.123416 653.0965 43.37
Question #2: Solve: 35.7 + 4 5.8 + 5.14 - 59.112
Question #3: Find cost at 12½ cents per sq. yd. of kalsomining the walls of a room 20 ft. long, 16 ft. wide and 9 ft. high, deducting 1 door 8 ft. by 4 ft 6 in. and 2 windows 5 ft. by 3 ft. 6 in. each.
By the way, "kalsomining" is whitewash, a calcium-based cheaper paint. A quote: "Too rich for whitewash, too poor for paint".
Question #4: A man bought a farm for $2400 and sold it for $2700. What percent did he gain?
Question #5: A man sold a watch for $180 and lost 16⅔%. What was the cost of the watch?
Question #6: Find the amount of $50.30 for 3 yrs., 3 mo. and 3 days, at 8 percent.
Question #7: A school enrolled 120 pupils and the number of boys was two thirds of the number of girls. How many of each sex were enrolled?
Question #8: How long a rope is required to reach from the top of a building 40 ft. high, to the ground 30 ft. from the base of the building?
Question #9: How many steps 2 ft. 4 in. each will a man take in walking 2¼ miles?
Question #10: At $1.62½ a cord, what will be the cost of a pile of wood 24 ft. long, 4 ft. wide and 6 ft. 3 in. high?
Question #1: How many parts of speech are there? Define each.
Question #2: Define proper noun; common noun. Name the properties of a noun.
Question #3: What is a Personal Pronoun? Decline I.
Question #4: What properties have verbs?
Question #5: "William struck James." Change the Voice of the verb.
Question #6: Adjectives have how many Degrees of Comparison? Compare good; wise, beautiful.
Question #7: none
Question #8: Parse all the words in the following sentences:
"John ran over the bridge."
John is a ran is a over is a the is a bridge is a
"Helen's parents love her."
Helen's is a Parents is a love is a her is a
Question #1: Define longitude and latitude.
Question #2: Name and give the boundaries of the five zones.
Question #3: Tell what you know of the Gulf Stream.
Question #4: Locate Erie Canal; what waters does it connect, and why is it important?
Question #5. Locate the following countries which border each other: Turkey [Ottoman Empire], Greece, Servia [Serbia today], Montenegro, Roumania [early spelling of Romania].
Question #6: Name and give the capitals of States touching the Ohio River.
Question #7: Locate these cities: Mobile, Quebec, Buenos Aires, Liverpool, Honolulu.
Question #8: Name in order of their size three largest States in the United States.
Question #9: Locate the following mountains: Blue Ridge, Himalaya, Andes, Alps, Wasatch.
Question #10: Through what waters would a vessel pass in going from England through the Suez Canal to Manila?
Question #1: How does the liver compare in size with other glands in the human body? Where is it located? What does it secrete?
Question #2: Name the organs of circulation.
Question #3: Describe the heart.
Question #4: Compare arteries and veins as to function. Where is the blood carried to be purified?
Question #5: Where is the chief nervous center of the body?
Question #6: Define Cerebrum; Cerebellum.
Question #7: What are the functions (or uses) of the spinal column?
Question #8: Why should we study Physiology?
Question #9: Give at least five rules to be observed in maintaining good health.
# Civil Government
Question #1: Define the following forms of government: Democracy, Limit Monarchy, Absolute Monarchy, Republic. Give examples of each.
Question #2: To what four governments are students in school subjected?
Question #3: None
Question #4: Name and define the three branches of the government of the United States.
Question #5: Give three duties of the President. What is meant by the veto power?
Question #6: Name three rights given Congress by the Constitution and two rights denied Congress.
Question #7: In the election of a president and vice-president, how many electoral votes is each State allowed?
Question #8: Give the eligibility of president, vice-president and Governor of Kentucky.
Question #9. What is a copyright? Patent right?
Question #10: Describe the manner in which the president and vice-president of the United States are elected.
Question #1. Who first discovered the following places: Florida, Pacific Ocean, Mississippi River, St. Lawrence River?
Question #2: Sketch briefly Sir Walter Raleigh, Peter Stuyvesant.
Question #3: By whom were the following settled: Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Florida?
Question #4: During what wars were the following battles fought: Brandywine, Great Meadows, Lundy's Lane, Antietam, Buena Vista?
Question #5: Describe the battle of Quebec.
Question #6: Give the cause of the War of 1812, and name an important battle fought during that war.
Question #7: Name 2 presidents who have died in office; three who were assassinated.
Question #8: Name the last battle of the Civil War; War of 1812; French and Indian War, and the commanders in each battle.
Question #9: What president was impeached, and on what charge?
Question #10: Who invented the following: magneto, telegraph, cotton gin, sewing machine, telephone, phonograph?
Man look at what I found the regular US citizens believes is gonna happen if the USA goes bankrupt:
1) Your life savings could be reduced to nothing almost overnight. 2) Your taxes will skyrocket. 3) Your life could be in danger. 4) Your payments from the government will dramatically decrease or stop altogether. 5) You will have a dramatically reduced standard of living.
Face palm. Jesus, you can't beat false information intelligently spread among a lowly educated population.
Technically if they go bankrupt they can start anew and their economy would recover much faster. Right now the US gov uses a big part of the tax income to pay just the interests on almost 100 year old debts.