The Fatal Flaw of Security Systems

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Intruders can take down virtually any home security system, and older commercial security systems because they all have one fatal flaw in common; each are based upon and run off of an existing home telephone line. If the intruders cut the home phone, the security system is rendered effectively non-existent

Difference Between Art and Fine Art

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The difference between “art” and “fine art”, is that “art” is a “piece which moves the observer” whilst “fine art” is a “piece which moves the observer without directing them where to go and allows the observer to feel as though they understand the artists intention when creating the piece”. Fine art can relay messages across generational time gaps accurately, with force and measure. This is why many fine artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Pablo Picasso are so famous across decades and centuries; everyone who views their work, appreciates their work, and understands that their work is not just a picture, for the sake of creating a picture

The Contradiction of Radical Islamic Terrorism

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Radicalized Islamic terrorists and their supporters say that Jihad states in the Quran to “kill the un-believers, wherever you find them” which they use to justify terrorism and murder. In reality, they are twisting the actual words and context of the Quran. If read from front to back, reading Verse 1, and then after Verse 5, instead of only Verse 5, of Surah at-Tawbah, the Quran states [This is a declaration of disassociation, from Allah and his Messenger] “to those with whom you had made a treaty among the polytheists”, meaning “to the pagans you have drafted a treaty with”, “expected are those with whom you made a treaty among the polytheists” meaning that “the statement only applies to the pagans, not the polytheists who did not break the treaty and fight against Muslims, simply because they followed Islam”. The context is incredibly specific and only applies to a small group of individuals, but radicalized Islamic terrorists and their sympathizers, either purposefully or unknowingly (it doesn’t matter, as they are both incorrect) are going against the word of the Quran

S.O.S.

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The acronym S.O.S. does not stand for anything, contrary to popular belief. It is commonly believed that S.O.S stands for “save our souls” amongst other variations of this motif which eludes to a need for rescue, salvage, or salvation. The acronym S.O.S was invented during the early 20th century as it was simple to send via morse code which only requires the operator send “dot-dot-dot, dash-dash-dash, and finally dot-dot-dot” to get their message of a need for help, across to another party

Hair Growth

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Hair grows at a rate of 4.6 yoctometres per 1 femtosecond. The yoctometre is the smallest derivation of the meter within the standard SI unit of measurement. 1 meter is equal to 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (1 septillion or 1024) yoctometers. 1 femtosecond is nearly the smallest derivation of the second within the standard SI unit of measurement (the smallest being an attosecond which is 1017). 1 second is equal to 1,000,000,000,000,000 (1 quadrillion or 1015) femtoseconds

Vision of Toads

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If a toad is put into a tank with dead worms, it will starve to death because it won’t recognize the worms as food. Toads have evolved to only see horizontal lines moving as food. This theory was tested in the 1970’s, when scientists put a toad in a glass jar and had a vertical line pass by to which the toad did nothing, almost as if it has no clue of the line in front of it which looked like a worm standing straight up. Once the line was changed to become horizontal, the toad immediately tried to eat the horizontal line which mimicked a wormlike insect. Toads have a very unsophisticated visual spectrum. They basically think that if whatever they’re looking at appears to be a worm, then chances are it is and that it’s safe to ingest. This visual model is flawed because the toad is easily fooled giving it a disadvantage both in catching prey, and in becoming prey

Abraham Lincoln Ending Slavery

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Abraham Lincoln very much wanted to end slavery in the United State of America but he was rational enough to assume that doing so would require more than simply becoming president and signing its abolishment into law. The American Civil War was not fought to end slavery. It was fought to stop the rebellion and secession of slave states from the United States of America. The Southern states wanted to secede from the Northern states because they understood that Lincoln was going to work to end slavery with or without their support, during his presidency. However, even after ending the long and arduous American Civil War, slavery still thrived in the Southern states. The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, ultimately ended the practice of slavery and slave trading. As the American Civil War was waning and it became apparent that the Confederacy would indefinitely lose to the Northern states, Lincoln fought hard to have Congress pass the 13th Amendment, so that it would be added to the United States of America Constitution. He signed it into law after the American Civil War ended, and doing so effectively ended slavery in the United States of America on December 6, 1865. Incidentally, the 13th Amendment passed the Senate on April 8, 1864 but was not signed into official law being that it is now part of the United States of America Constitution until 1865 

Roger Stone

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The term “super pac” is an acronym which stands for “political action committee”. The idea was created by political mastermind Roger Stone in the 1970’s, as a way to help boost a Republican presidential candidates chances of winning the presidential election. Stone created many concepts in politics including using fear as a motivational tactic to vote for the opposition, using dirty tricks so long as they were legal to help smear a rival candidate therefore boosting the opposition’s chances of winning, and promoting a candidate by advertising smear campaign advertisements on television. Stone understood that half truths and distortions were the most powerful tools within his disposal because when he was a child he promoted John F. Kennedy within his elementary school mock election and debate by spreading the rumor that Richard Nixon wanted to extend the school week an extra day by having children attend school on Saturday. The trick worked and it was at that moment that Stone realized he wanted to create a career in politics instead of cinema

Professional Career In Sports

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Specializing in a sport early on does not guarantee success, except with the exception of gymnastics and figure skating which seem to contradict this statement. Over 80% of top tier athletes played multiple sports, and never focussed with tenacity on any specific sport. When children play pick up games, they statistically have better decision making skills because there is no adult intervention. Organized sports which have adult intervention tends to have the opposite effect and provides a higher chance of less competitive children, who  do not participate, and do not have strong management skills because typically if teams are lopsided in a pick up game, children are apt to change the players on each team, but if teams are lopsided in an organized game, the game continues on until the end