The Planets Gratitude for Your Gadgets: How Your Smart Phone is Helping the Planet

Gadgets are quickly taking over our everyday lives. Laptops, iPods, kindles and handheld gaming devices are now a common site amongst the population and nearly everyone now carries a mobile phone or smartphone with them.

With so many gadgets floating about, not many of us will stop and think about their impact on the environment.

Whilst the increased use of gadgets can have a negative impact on the environment due to their overuse, constant charging and increase in electronical waste they can also have a positive impact.

For example, on a smartphone there are a number of apps that will help you monitor your carbon footprint, encourage living a healthier lifestyle and give you information on what you can recycle and where. In fact this article from the Guardian shows the top ten green apps for the iphone.

Developments in technology are now allowing us to charge our phones using wind and solar power and by recycling our smartphones, not only can you get paid to do so, you will also be doing your part in helping the environment.

How Your Gadgets are Helping the Planet

How Your Gadgets are Helping the Planet

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What You Can Do for Your Country… Right Now!

Fight to Maintain Medical Research!

The US Congress is currently considering the passage of a bill, effective this fiscal year which will cut the research budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $1.3 billion in allocated funds. The irreversible damage and regression in medical and scientific advancement resulting from the passage of this bill will not only be felt by us and our families, but we will passing the destruction on to future generations.

An interesting example of another financial projection for this fiscal year is a projected $3.6 billion to be allocated to the Secure Border Initiative (SBI) government program. This $1.2 billion dollar increase from the previous fiscal year fund allocation has been designated to finance the construction of an additional 27 miles to the southwest border fence. This will be added to the presently 670 mile long stretch of fencing that sits on the border between the United States and Mexico.

This is the same “border” which has proven to be not only ineffective, but where US law is unrecognized and unenforced by our current administration. A President who publicly strongly supports a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and refuses to enforce United Stated border law is choosing to increase the spending on a fence that he, himself has deemed unworthy of even his attention.

Does anybody else believe that these facts simply just do not add up?

This would not just be another inarguable senseless act of spending to add to the laundry list of the Obama Administration financial failures. If this bill passes, the ones who will pay the biggest price, both physically and psychology for this colossal lapse in judgment are the patients who are in need of medical attention. Patients who are in need of continued, not dismantled medical research.

The proposed bill to cut medical research funding by such financial extremes would be an ultimate travesty to the progress that’s been made in medicine and science. This halt to medical research would set back decades of uncovered neurological pathology and connection to the etymology of epilepsy, as well as an umbrella of chronic disease research and discovery.

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If you support the maintaining of medical research funding, raise your voice!

Tell your Representative to uphold their investment in research at the NIH.

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If you live in Palm Beach or Broward County, please contact Congressman Allen West to speak out against the passage of this bill!

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Main headquarters of Congressman West:

140 North Federal Highway

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

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Direct number to Congressman West Main headquarters:

(561) 655-1943

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Email Congressman West:

Link to Email Congressman Allen West

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The ‘Other Side’ of Immigration – Watch two teenage girls hop the border fence in under two minutes!(alexgulkingazette.com)

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Quite the Conundrum!

Oh, (Go)Daddy!

A Catch 22 Has Presented Itself, An Algorithm Of Sorts, That Lies Within This Phrase:

“Godaddy Offers WordPress Hosting.”

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Apparently, there are a variety of common issues, such as having to recreate your Host Settings, Mail Exchange, Name Servers and create a Cron Command in order to even enter your own Domain.  They’re successful at their sneaky little scam approach of providing of services, though.

It’s all actually quite impressive, and if it hadn’t been at two days of my expense in time invested to find the root of the problem, I’d find the whole debacle quite humorous.  It’s getting there….”actually quite impressive, and if it hadn’t been at two days of my expense in time invested to find the root of the problem, I’d find the whole debacle quite humorous.  I’m getting there…


The GoDaddy.com Hosting Awesomely Awful Algorithm:

Individual “X” purchases a domain through GoDaddy.  In regard to hosting this domain, “X” has been consistently and successfully utilizing the GoDaddy Shared Linux System Hosting Service to upload and publish to their domain. However far below mediocrity as they may proudly hover in technical support and quality, GoDaddy.com, Inc. is now, by all logical definition, responsible for:

“How is it that GoDaddy can renew hosting service, charge a fee, and not 22 hours later claim that they are in no way responsible for maintaining the relationship between the data in my computer, a secure network and internet connection?   If you guys are in no way a Host, what service exactly am I paying you for?”-Individual “X”          Can You Simplify The Question, M’am?”-GoDaddy Rep

The Fun Part:

For the same price, and for the same exact hosting option, GoDaddy advertises the WordPress Application in your Hosting Management.  Seemingly, they’re throwing you a bone for having to delete the three daily email advertisements of purchasing more domains from them (even after taking yourself off the mailing list AND reporting the emails as SPAM) and simply giving you a direct link to (a quote from their site): “A GoDaddy Supported Application: WordPress”

If I am mistaken, please do correct me.  In this instance, the average person assume that their domain should function once the Application has been installed?  Well, of course.  Yet, there’s always troubleshooting, etc. and all options should be explored and attempts at successful connection and communication of your Domain IP Address, the GoDaddy Network, and the WordPress Application.  Conclusively, this is the ultimate knee slapper:     Conclusively, If you experience any of the plethora of issues associated with GoDaddy’s Hosting in WordPress, as in being disabled permanently as an administrator, or having your account hacked (as documented here), there is absolutely nothing that they will do to assist you.  As a matter of fact, they even refuse to discuss these issues with customers who have uploaded the WordPress Application advertised so brilliantly in their Hosting Options.  The Reason:  “We cannot provide technical help for a Third Party Provider.”  THE END.

Conclusively, yes, GoDaddy is paid to provide Hosting. However, should their network or security settings fail, both of which are outside the customers control, they accept no responsibility.  While, theoretically, one would expect for them to at least pretend that an attempt will be made to resolve the problem at hand, that possibility will not even be entertained by the GoDaddy team.

I have to add this, while I know it’s not kind, and this lady has done nothing to harm me in any way, but…I am so sick of seeing Jillian Michaels‘ “I look way so much like a horse that it’s perplexing” face plastered everywhere on the GoDaddy site.  This is the broad that screams at people on losing weight show, with the wildly inappropriate and degrading remarks and insults. Meanwhile, the chick had her stomach stapled something like seven years ago and only then did she developed her whole fitness guru persona.  So, check yourself Miss Michaels…

It seems as though GoDaddy.com, Inc. has actually managed to launder fraudulant services, like an internet wanna-be mofia!  They’ve conned their way through channels to ultimately ensure that GoDaddy, as the “provider,” has no responsibility to the customer whatsoever.  Furthermore, they leave the customer with no obtainable option for technical support.  Most importantly, all while still earning themselves a nice little profit.

Odd, in the mirror like similarities between GoDaddy’s approach to Service and Quality and MAC !  I’m not sure who wins as the better scam… The Macbook that is a failure in product design, 100% was much more expensive of a mistake.  However, thousands of people lost eternities of time and creativity into WordPress Sites on GoDaddy that were completely deleted without any feesable option for recovery.  For now, I call tie.

This was an extreme learning experience, a crash course even, in the core elements of internet publishing.  Upon a skimmed review, this appears quite similar to a simple rant…and yes, it partially is.  I just view the practices of this Company as absolutely unethical and completely fraudulent.  I obviously do acknowledge, for all of you GoDaddy advocates out there, that YES, of course WordPress as an Application is an entirely separate entity than the GoDaddy responsibility to provide the communication between your content, their network and an eventual corresponding internet connection where your content will be published on your purchased domain.  However, there is no possible way that it can be defended that they do not connect you to WordPress for Hosting Management Options, and by accepting their hosting option to use WordPress as your php platform, they successfully remove themselves from any Hosting Management as well.  This leaves the customer with no viable option for assistance.  Nowhere is there any fine print or disclaimers that they relinquish any responsibility.  Quite the opposite, they advertise and sell this option as though nothing will change about technical support or connection issues that are outside the customers control.  The End.

http://GoDaddyCatch22Scam.com 🙂


Genius Genes At Work

IN OTHER NEWS:

Taking lessons from the master on internal structures

AND setting up my desk this weekend!

I love my new green chair. It’s glorious.

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