• Disability Rights California, California’s Protection & Advocacy System
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    Disability Rights California, California’s Protection & Advocacy System

    Disability Rights CaliforniaI see a future where we have independence, and freedom, and inclusion as much as we possibly can, despite California’s budget cuts.I am ready to move into the community. I have been waiting two years and I am going to get out and about… More than 25,000 children, youth, adults, and seniors with disabilities receive services every year from Disability Rights California, California’s Protection and Advocacy System. Founded in 1978, our legal and advocacy services are set up throughout the state we are found in 21 Regional Centers for people with developmental disabilities and all the state hospitals. We are a statewide disability advocacy organization. We provide an…

  • This Special Training Keeps Astronauts From Vomiting Everywhere
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    This Special Training Keeps Astronauts From Vomiting Everywhere

    Some people are incredible human beings, who are mentally and physically so special they earn their place among the select few we call astronauts. And some people get sick to their stomachs riding in a car let alone blasting off on a rocket, or heaven forbid in a car on a rocket. And sometimes those people are one and the same. Thanks to one woman though, talented astronauts don’t have to be sidelined because their stomachs can’t keep their shrimp cocktail down. Her name is Dr. Patricia Cowings, and she led the development of the Autogenic-Feedback Training, or AFT. Your autonomic nervous system controls things you don’t normally think about,…

  • What parts of the law are still relevant to us today? – R.C. Sproul
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    What parts of the law are still relevant to us today? – R.C. Sproul

    Sproul: We make distinctions among the ceremonial law, the dietary law, the civil law, the moral law. To the Jew, every law commanded by God in the Old Testament was moral in the sense that it had moral significance to it. But we make — it’s a useful distinction to distinguish the moral law from the ceremonial law because we know that the ceremonial law has been fulfilled in the perfect work of Christ and we know that the dietary laws have been set apart. They had a historical significance that differs from the moral law of the Old Testament. We make a distinction in theology between the natural law…

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    The History of Paper Money – Lay Down the Law – Extra History – #4

    Last we left off, paper money doctrine was just starting to be established, with people like Nicholas Barbon beginning to explore the radical idea that gold and silver didn’t have any inherent value only the value we gave them. Which leads inevitably to the argument that in using gold and silver, we tie ourselves to a system that has all the disadvantages of a commodity currency without really securing for ourselves anything more tangible than what we get with paper bills. Today we get to watch what happens the first time someone really tries to put paper money doctrine into practice. John Law, the son of wealthy Scottish goldsmiths turned…

  • Moore’s Law Is Ending… So, What’s Next?
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    Moore’s Law Is Ending… So, What’s Next?

    Remember when cellphones looked like this? You could call, text, maybe play snake on it … and it had about 6 megabytes of memory, which was a small miracle at the time. Then, phones got faster and around every two years, you probably upgraded your phone from 8 gigs to 16 to 32 and so on and so forth. This incremental technological progress we’ve all been participating in for years hinges on one key trend, called Moore’s Law. Co-founder of Intel, Gordon Moore made a prediction in 1965 that integrated circuits, or chips, were the path to cheaper electronics. Moore’s law states that the number of transistors, the tiny switches…

  • The power of Moore’s law: Predicting the future | Michio Kaku
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    The power of Moore’s law: Predicting the future | Michio Kaku

    One way to predict the future is to look at Moore’s law. Moore’s Law says that computer power doubles every 18 months. So if you put it on a chart, you can actually see where certain technologies kicked in and where people were ahead of the game or behind the eight ball and lost out, by simply looking at Moore’s law. For example, look at IBM. IBM was king of the heap back in the 1950s. But if you look at Moore’s law, you would basically see that supercomputers would be replaced by cell phones. Your cell phone today has more computer power than all of NASA in 1969, when…

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    Kamehameha the Great – Law of the Splintered Paddle – Extra History – #2

    It’s 1794. For the last four years, Kamehameha has been building his great fleet and amassing muskets through trade with western ships. With his power ascendant, he now faces not just the king of Maui, but an alliance of all the other islands. ♪♪ Actraiser OST – Birth of The People (Arrangement) ♪♪ Already this alliance has tried to depose him with an invasion, but he met their fleet of cannon-armed war canoes with his own, defeating them in a fierce naval engagement off the coast northwest of Hawai’i. Finally, the moment arrived. Two western merchant men brought him vital intelligence. The old King of Maui was dead. His son,…