In 2001 Venezuela was the richest country in South America; it is now among the poorest https://t.co/2bWTIBWzXv
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) March 25, 2017
It’s time for the Pentagon to create an independent orbital military service
Source: America Needs a Space Corps
As some of you may know, I’ve spent the past year coding a point of sale system for Mid America Appliance here in Wichita. The software I created is “cloud” based, which means I’ve created a point of sale system that uses a web browser as the interface, and will work on any computing platform that fully supports web browsing. That means my software works on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS operating systems. The software also works on touch screens, which means it will work with the iPad, Surface, and other tablet systems. It even works on most small smartphones, although the screen formatting is still a work in progress.
I want to continue the development of this software and start offering it to local Wichita businesses who want a simple, easy to use point of sale system. As such, I need to get the word out there, so if you know of any business that’s in need of a point of sale system, please send them my way.
That’s not the only reason I created this site. I’m also a “party photographer”, which is my term for a photographer who can navigate the social intricacies of an event such as a rave, a bar, or a private party.
It’s great to have a photographic record of an event, but sometimes an event of that nature might have some risque activities occurring, which shouldn’t be photographed. I have a good eye for avoiding such things, yet I can still gather well over 600 images in a few hours.
In the past I never charged for my photography work, but I have to start putting some value on myself and my work, so I’m here to offer my photography services for $100 for no more than 500, unprocessed, raw images over a 2 hour period. If the time exceeds 2 hours, the rate is an additional $25 charge per hour, which is billed in increments of an hour, or for an additional 100 images.
Another things I also wish to relate is this; I’ve been an angry person. Very angry about life and other things. I’m not going to bore you or myself with tales of how unfair it’s been or the like, but from time to time I do feel the need to scream to the roof tops what I see in the world. It’s my way to keep my sanity in what seems like an increasingly insane world.
Read what I have to say, or the articles I post, and if you disagree with any of it, hit me with your logic and sell me on your ideas. My ideas and philosophy on life makes me quite amiable to new information, but you better have all your ducks in a row, because I can tear apart an argument quite well.
An almost-classless society
I’ve noticed that most Americans roughly have the same standard of living.
Everybody has access to ample food, everybody shops at the same supermarkets, malls, stores, etc. I’ve seen plumbers, construction workers and janitors driving their own sedans, which was quite difficult for me to digest at first since I came from a country where construction workers and plumbers lived hand to mouth.
Also, (almost) all sections of society are roughly equal. You’ll see service professionals owning iPhones, etc. as well. This may be wrong but part of it has to do with the fact that obtaining credit in this country is extremely easy. Anybody can buy anything, for the most part, except for something like a Maserati, obviously. As a result, most monetary possessions aren’t really status symbols. I believe that the only status symbol in America is your job, and possibly your educational qualifications. — via (352) Aniruddh Chaturvedi’s answer to American (U.S.) Culture, Habits, and Behavior: What facts about the United States do foreigners not believe until they come to America? – Quora.
It’s undeniably true.
Several years ago, America was a gigabit desert. No American communities had the prospect for the world-leading broadband enjoyed in Korea, Japan, and Sweden. Now, with Google and AT&T negotiating to build such networks in dozens of communities and with others now stepping up, America may soon enjoy a gigabit garden.
Of course there’s a wrinkle.
Many factors could derail the progress. One is a complaint sometimes raised when Google, in particular, starts negotiating with a community. The complaint? The new investment will create a digital divide because Google does not commit to connect every neighborhood. The argument, while sometimes well-intentioned, ignores history, economics, and the reality of the digital divide. Moreover, its proponents fail to acknowledge the consequences of their arguments.