Here are 5 more things you should know.
01. TEDx is not the same as TED
TEDx is produced independently of TED and talks can be given by anyone, regardless of their education or experience. TEDx is significant brand dilution and confusion, a lesson for other organizations to draw from. Many quacks and charlatans have peddled their wares on TEDx, seeing it as a low-budget platform to get attention.
02. Starting December 1st any salaried employee making below $47.5k a year…
Will be required compensation for overtime in USA. Just a few months heads up. Talk to your boss about it, make other workers aware and make sure you’re getting paid what you earn, since it’s going to be required by federal law.
03. How deletion works on a computer and smartphones
Content can still be pulled from your phone even when it’s deleted. Any file you have on your computer is assigned some space on the hard drive. When you delete that file using the recycle bin, all you’re doing is telling the computer: “OK, you can use that space for something else now if you’d like.” But the computer isn’t actually going to do that until you have new files that it decides to put there. In short, nothing is ever really “deleted”, it just gets eventually overwritten with something new. So if there’s nothing new, the old file is still there.
If you want to actually delete something, what you need to do is (a) tell the computer it can use that space on the HDD and then (b) tell the computer to use that space on the HDD for something else so it gets overwritten. There are lots of programs to do this, and even built in tools in your OS (at least for the desktop OSes). Here’s a wikihow article that’ll give you some places to start. These programs overwrite the file you want to delete with random 1s and 0s, and tell the computer that space is still free.
04. If you decide to help a turtle cross the road…
Always move her in the direction she was heading, even if it’s away from the water. She is likely laying eggs, and will go back the same way, making it more likely to get run over, and making her journey more taxing than necessary. Also, most common tortoises/turtles (think the common box turtle) can’t swim very well. So by putting them in water you may just kill them.
There are 3 kinds of testudines in the US; turtles, terrapins, and tortoises. Turtles (those with flat bodies) are aquatic and can swim very well. Tortoises (with dome-shaped bodies) are land animals and don’t swim well. Terrapins are swamp and coastal animals. They swim.
05. Nikola Tesla’s 3 Best Productivity Tricks
- Take time to really think before building
- Take a walk
- Work through problems with a bit of solitude
I have never understood why Americans couldn’t differentiate between turtles and tortoises. Even if they don’t think they can when you show a picture of one to a Brit they will automatically know that turtles are the aquatic ones and tortoises are not. It’s more amazing considering we don’t have any native ones… I think it might be because of David Attenborough who I was sickened to find out had been replaced in all his programmes by Oprah Winfrey in the US. I mean what on planet earth were they thinking, that’s like replacing Usain Bolt with Roseanne Barr in a running competition. But I digress, looking at the shell to see if it is dome shaped is an odd way to do it. Why not look at it’s legs? If it has flippers it’s a turtle, if it has stumpy feet it’s a tortoise if it has clawed flat feet it’s a terrapin. That’s much clearer than looking for a dome shape to guess how aquadynamic it might be. After all they are all domed to an extent. None are flat.
I agree that it is hilarious how US people are retarded. It is preferred, as stupid people buy more useless stuff and generally make poor decisions that lead to unnecessary expenses. In order for the rich to become richer, the uneducated must stay stupid. Nature dictates that only the strong survive, but the smart ones will keep the retards alive as a source of income. Stupid people procreate faster as well, and a higher pop means a higher borrowing limit for the gov’t.
As for the other things you said, I think you sound like a stupid American. The last 6 sentences you typed above are drivel. Your argument should focus on language–instead you just sort of made stuff up. The word ‘turtle’ is not a scientific name, so shut up about it. Your system for classification is completely flawed. Most all have claws, there are many flat-shelled species, and flippers =/= webbed digits