If an inventor creates something...and that invention does not live up to his expectations...?
You are assuming that the expectations of the invention count, rather than the expectations of the inventor. If I build something tomorrow, for no purpose but to please me, and you come over to my house and tell me it's a piece of crap... is that your fault you view it that way? Because if I invented it for me and it satisfies me, it certainly isn't my fault you don't like it. It certainly isn't my fault you don't like the reasons I invented it either. As the inventor, I can do whatever I please with the materials I own. The reasons and the intentions belong to the inventor, as does everything that the inventor produces. I say either invent something you feel produces better, or get over it and accept you aren't at that level to comprehend it all. Why get frustrated over something so grand you couldn't possibly grasp its concept in the first place? We're not talking about a machine, about speakers for a computer. Or are we? In that case, take it up with the manufacturer, or again, invent something that is more pleasing to you in its place. Then again, if the speakers were given to you for free, you have little room to complain in the first place.
Let me draw a diagram.The horizontal axis represents the immediate feeling you may get when doing an activity. It ranges from unpleasant to pleasant feeling. The vertical axis represents the long-term benefits you can get from that activity, starting from zero long-term benefits to significant long-term benefits. This leaves us with the four following quadrants in our diagram: Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4.Q1 refers to activities that may be of benefit to you in the long run but are quite boring and/or unpleasant to perform. For example, in order to develop better piano skills, piano players have to do finger exercises which are designed to increase the flexibility of their five fingers. While these kinds of exercises may be painfully repetitive, they are nevertheless necessary if you wish to become a world-famous pianist. Consider them as a kind of investment which must be made to reap huge profits in the future.Q2 refers to activities which may be beneficial in the long run and yet remain rather enjoyable. For example, talking with a very wise and knowledgeable man. While his encouraging words may immediately inspire you or give a quick lift, his wisdom and perspective may also continue to influence you for the rest of your life.Q3 refers to activities that give you both an unpleasant feeling and do not provide any long-term benefits. Sometimes, we may act out of anger. Imagine a quarrel with your girlfriend after she maxed out your credit card on Black Friday.Q4 refers to activities which give you a “high” when doing them but leave you with feelings of regret and guilt. We all do a number of these things: binge-watching TV shows, chain smoking, cheating on our spouse, the list goes on and on. For most people, playing video games falls under the Q4 category. While you might get a buzz out of playing addictive games, you will very likely blame yourself for wasting so much time on them later on. (You all know what I’m talking about!)If you’re an ambitious guy with big plans for the future, you should try your best to avoid Q3 activity and focus on tasks in Q1 and Q2. Furthermore, you might want to consider not getting involved in too many Q4 activities unless you’re an extremely disciplined person.
Cookies are simply small pieces of data, kind of like a “Post It” note that a web site can leave on your computer. The next time you visit the web site, your browser reminds the site that it left the note by sending the site a copy.In and of itself, this is neither good nor bad.Cookies can have good uses—as mentioned in other answers, they provide a way for the server to remember that you previously logged in, who you are, and where you left off the last time you visited.Cookies can also have bad uses. The main problem with cookies is that they can be used to track how you use the internet.As I’m writing this, the input box has little icons at the bottom for Twitter and Facebook. Both of these were loaded from those servers, and sent the cookies those sites left on my computer, so both Twitter and Facebook now know I visited this page.To the extent that they might use this information in ways I don’t approve the cookies are bad.
Internet is a DEVIL in disguise!! TRUE or FALSE??
This statement is neither absolutely true or absolutely false. The Internet is a human invention and construction, just like the car, money, the camera, etc. The nature of the Internet, or anything else in the created world, is amoral. The problem with the Internet is that mankind is basically depraved and morally corrupt. We all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Therefore, the Internet is often used to disseminate the corruption of our minds, but this is not always the case. Those whose minds are being changed into the likeness of Jesus Christ often use the Internet for God's glory (IE: Biblegateway.com, sermonaudio.com). Advantages: Access to large amounts of information Communication is greatly increased Very fast transfer of data Exposure to a wide range of ideas Disadvantages: Temptation to misuse the Internet is great with very limited safeguards A time waster Promotes laziness Anyone can post anything without any credentials People treat an anonymous poster with similar authority as a well educated, well documented expert. Requires much cross referencing and source checking to be validated (basically, you get what you pay for) People make stuff up in Yahoo! answers (See: Mark the PHD in BS) Basically, every sin found in the human mind can be found on the Internet.
Ethics “can” be presented or thought of differently in different cultures across the world. The perspective can be different, narrower/wider when dealing in a certain function. Organisational, structural, family, religiously etc.It is not easy and humans generally have a difficult time with this. Even those who are most vocal about ethics and morality.Below are some basics precepts to follow; concentrate on one at a time. Do what you can where you can, if you deviate or don’t follow the advice (and I’m calling it advice not a rule). Think why you didn’t, how you could have and what you’ll do about it next time. The only person watching you is you. Don’t judge yourself but be self-aware.You actually already know how, just keep it in mind.RespectWe have an obligation to respect the Independence and decisions of other people especially concerning their own lives. Offer them basic human dignity. Empower those whom you have responsibility over.HonestyBe honest with those you interact with, this means keep promises and in not making promises you can’t keep.JusticeProvide others with what they are owed and or what they deserve, without seeking reprieve. Treat people fairly and try to be impartial. Don’t be unfair.Do no harm.You have an obligation to do no harm.If harm cannot be avoided then minimize the harm you do.Don’t increase the risk of harm to others.Don't waist resources that could be used for good.Consider No.1 when thinking about No.4.IntentYour thoughts, actions & decisions should have the intent to produce good with those you interact with.Respect and love yourself.The world we live in is not easy, and very few actually manage to get this right. But considering these in your every day actions helps; you and those around you.
Hello Lav Manocha,Good QuestionNow a Day's social media is a very important part of people's life peoples cant live without social media In my opinion it has had a positive impact. I am all for the widening of the world we live in, and easy communication around the world.Social media has definitely made us closer to other parts of the world, I am the one who can totally appreciate it!Good PartFirst, we have the obvious: communication. We are living in a time where the world is open to us. We can contact anyone around the world, at any time, We can also share elements of our life, from what we enjoy to photos of ourselves and those in our lives. It is like being a part of that person’s world, even though distance keeps you apart.We also have the communication between people and businesses. Since they have paved a new way for interaction between the two, customers can now tell brands exactly what they want. Businesses can then use that information to tailor their products of more appeal. They used to have to spend a ton of cash for this kind of marketing data.Bad PartLike the way it has allowed us to hide behind screens and limited our social interaction face to face. You get the feeling of being social without having to go out and socialize. In the same vein, it gives you the feeling of being a friend without having to put in any actual work to build the relationship. Just think of how many people you have on your Facebook friends list. How many of them do you see on a semi-regular basis?Then we have the issue of how it has taken over our lives. I hate being out in public and seeing people on their phones. Seeing them talking never bothered me as long as they weren't being obnoxious. Nor does sending off a quick text bug me; maybe they are meeting someone and telling them where they are, or something. It is the obvious Face booking or tweeting or whatever else that keeps people’s eyes glued to their phones.I think that the effects of social media have been somewhat balanced, to be honest. There are many good things about it, and many bad things. In the end, if you can keep your own life centred in reality and use social networking as a small part of it, you should be just fine.
According to the scientific community, anything invented is like a knife. A knife can be used to cut throats and spill blood. It can also be used for good purposes like cutting fruits and vegetables. It depends on the person who uses it. Likewise science can also be used for the benefit of living beings as well as for their destruction. Which way it goes is in the hands of the person who uses it. The choice is definitely yours, Homo sapiens.My art work based on the theme:Choice is Yours
No.One of my mum’s favourite sayings is ‘don’t ask, don’t get’, and she’s been right on more than one occasion!Last year I booked return flights from London to Montreal, to visit a friend that had just moved there and make a trip by train to New York. When I got to Heathrow, my flight was delayed by 9 hours. Slightly annoying, but they gave me a £20 voucher for Pret-a-Manger and a $100 airline voucher, and I had several episodes of Mad Men to watch. I just bought loads of snacks, curled up under a blanket and pretended I was binge watching in bed.When I got back from the trip, I decided to send a letter of complaint to the airline, with my mum’s ‘don’t ask, don’t get’ policy in mind. I wasn’t expecting to get anywhere, but a template was available online which could be emailed directly to the airline, and it took me less than five minutes to sort.Two days later, I had an apology from the airline and the full cost of the flights refunded - all £500 of it! So I got to live on Rue St Denis for a week, hike up Mont Royal and chow down on stacks of poutine… FOR FREE!It turns out that some pretty strict EU legislation was put in place a few years ago about delayed flights and your right to claim. I’d recommend anyone checking it out, since it’s applicable to any flight you’ve experienced a delay of over 3 hours on, spanning back to 2010. In particular, get looking at it if you’re British, since we may lose our right to this EU perk, post-Brexit!You can read an FAQ about it here, as well as downloading templates for complaining: Flight delay compensation: get up to �510/person for free � MSEP.S. Montreal is beautiful!