This mouse isn't just cordless, it's Mouseless | Crave Mouseless is a project by Pranav Mistry of the MIT Fluid Interfaces Group. He calls it an "invisible computer mouse" that creates the feeling of using a mouse without actually having a physical device. This is achieved via an infrared beam and sensor, which will help detect the hand's position. This is a research project, so we won't get to try it out unless it goes commercial. (Source: Crave Asia via Make) BASIC LIST OF SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR LONG TERM SURVIVAL Some people are saying we should prepare for at least 7 days, but the way things go after a hurricane, tornado, floods, loss of electricity and the fact that these disasters will continue and perhaps even get worse in coming years according to trends, one week is not enough. Some have said 7 years, but that seems too long so do what you can. Be sure to use the older stocked goods first and replace them with new. Otherwise you will end up with all old food you might not even want to eat. Always check canned tomatoes for spoilage, as even in the can they can spoil. Most other foods last a long time. 1. Homeland Security recommends 7 days for survival, but in recent years, some people don't have electricity or heat for up to 3 weeks, so to be really safe - plan for at least 3 weeks. 2. Note: I have received arguments that boiling for longer than 5 minutes will just waste good water, but 15 minutes is safer to kill Cryptospiridium. 3. Wheat - 300 lbs. Rice - 100 lbs. Honey or Sugar - 60 lbs.
NLP Meta Model, by John David Hoag The function of the Meta Model is to help us identify and transform problematic deletions, distortions and generalizations in our thinking and communication with others, How The Language We Use Can Delete, Distort and Generalize Our Thinking and Communication "The basic principle behind the Meta Model is Korzybski's notion that 'the map is not the territory.' That is, the models we make of the world around us with our brains and our language are not the world itself but representations of it." -- Dilts and DeLozier, Encyclopedia of Systemic Neuro-Linguistic Programming and NLP New Coding, 2000. History The Meta Model, NLP's first formal model, was published in 1975 by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in their ground breaking book, The Structure of Magic, Vol. 1. META MODEL VIOLATIONS with examples and additions by John David Hoag 1a. Vague nouns (or pronouns) which create confusion and ambiguity. Negative Examples: a. 1b. Adjectives the meanings of which are unspecified. 1c. 2. 3. 4. 5.
NLP Not to be confused with Natural language processing (also NLP) Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. Its creators claim a connection between the neurological processes ("neuro"), language ("linguistic") and behavioral patterns learned through experience ("programming") and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life. Bandler and Grinder claim that the skills of exceptional people can be "modeled" using NLP methodology, then those skills can be acquired by anyone. Bandler and Grinder also claim that NLP can treat problems such as phobias, depression, habit disorder, psychosomatic illnesses, myopia, allergy, common cold, and learning disorders, often in a single session. NLP has been adopted by some hypnotherapists and in seminars marketed to business and government.
Improvised Seating *Improvised Seating With a Towel and Para-cord*By: RollingHitch04 April 2003 Situation- You're on a camping trip, boating, or having a picnic and for whatever reason there aren't enough chairs to go around. The ground is wet or not level. Your MacGyver mindset clicks into gear and you take a look and what you have on hand. In mere moments, you are swinging gently in the breeze, off the ground, repelling request to try out the "chair" you just made with a towel and some cord. The Details- This article should probably be called, "Creative uses for the Sheet bend", but I got so many accolades the first time I did this, that I thought it would be worth sharing. So here we go. The Sheet bend- As a brief refresher, a knot is tied in one piece of rope or cord and a bend is used to tie two pieces of rope or cord together. For ease of understanding, I've tied the bends in cordage so you can get a better visual reference. Here is what it looks like when the towel and cord are tied together.