(Editor’s note: Snopes made an effort to debunk this article. They claim it is misleading to quote the work of a student as a “Harvard Study,” but we specifically said she did “what any person with Google Trends could do.” The original article was published in 2014, and it is still relevant today. The purpose of this article is to get people questioning the incentives and behavior of powerful corporations.)
If you were Apple, what tricks would you utilize to increase the sales of your latest product?
If you know corporations, you’d know they use any possible trick they can as a generality to increase their profit: think of how huge a factor it would make in the sale of new iPhones if the old ones became slower.
People have made the anecdotal observation that their Apple products become much slower right before the release of a new model.
Now, a Harvard student’s study has done what any person with Google Trends could do, and pointed out that Google searches for “iPhone slow” spiked multiple times, just before the release of a new iPhone each time.
There's a vampire on the loose, and he likes to leave the lights on like Motel 6. Whether you're at work, at home or out on the town, this vampire is taking a bite out of your wallet and harming the environment. But, there's no need to barricade the house and stock up on garlic just yet. This vampire works entirely though your electrical outlets and stopping this monster can be as easy as pulling a few plugs. Vampire energy is estimated to cost U.S. Consumers around 3 billion a year.
The villain in question is vampire power, also known as standby power and phantom load, from what is called a vampire device. You can also find it referred to as vampire energy, leaking energy, wall warts, standby loss, idle current, phantom power, ghost load, ghost charge, and vampire load. The terms refers to the electricity many gadgets and appliances waste just by being plugged in (even if they're switched off). After all, what do you think your cell-phone charger does all day while it's plugged into the wall? If it's warm when you get home from work, then it's been using electricity -- even if it had nothing to charge.
Individually, your rechargeable electric toothbrush may not put that much strain on the local power plant, but the big picture is far more troubling. In the United States alone, vampire power costs consumers more than $3 billion a year [source: Energy Information Administration]. Over time, many microwaves and televisions actually consume more electricity during the hours they're not in use than the times you're actually using them to heat up dinner and watch your favorite show.
How do you fight off the ravages of vampire power? In this article, you'll learn why this energy loss happens and how to slay it once and for all.
What does the future hold? Well, if you have the right education, it could mean an exciting new, futuristic career. These 20 jobs are worlds from ordinary and may surprise you. Check out some of the top careers of the future, learn more about new and exciting jobs on the horizon, and learn how you can train to be a pioneer in a futuristic field.
Jobs may be scarce today, but if current trends hold, pretty soon there will be plenty of fun, lucrative gigs. If you have the vision to start prepping now, you could be flying starships, reading minds for DARPA, or manning a fusion or free energy reactor. The jobs are coming. Feel free to thank us over lunch at the hotel you built- on Mars.
Good morning. Here is an updated look at the visible solar disk on Wednesday. Solar activity during the past 24 hours was moderate with a number of M-Flares detected around sunspot 2297. This includes an M2.9 at 00:02 UTC (March 11), an M1.8 at 07:18 UTC and an M2.6 at 07:57 UTC. Neither of these flares looks to have been eruptive, meaning a noteworthy coronal mass ejection (CME) is unlikely. The active region remains magnetically complex with a Beta-Gamma-Delta magnetic configuration and may produce additional solar flares of the moderate to strong variety. A filament located in the northwest quadrant lifted off beginning at 06:30 UTC Wednesday morning and may have flung a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space. Updated coronagraph imagery is required to determine this and an update will be provided once available.
ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2015 Mar 11 1623 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 1461 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.
ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2015 Mar 11 1638 UTC
Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.
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(AT37) As a follow up to our story "Ancient Sacred Symbol Key to Anti-Gravity?", we are listing 21 modern and ancient applications that include in one way shape or form, the swastika symbol.
Is there a connection between this ancient symbol and fallen angel technology, as suggested in comments on our first article?
By now it should be commonly known that the symbol does not strictly mean Nazism, but rather means something positive and enlightening. The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" (meaning "good" or "auspicious") combined with "asti" (meaning "it is"), along with the diminutive suffix "ka." The swastika literally means "it is good." It was used by early aviators as a good luck sign before WWII. Some would even suggest that the swastika was supposed to represent the X chromosome in the human body, which is why Hitler had his SS Super Soldiers program, but that is merely speculation.
We don't want to speculate, we want to investigate. We want to KNOW why it has been used since the dawn of early civilization, and how it could possible play a key role in mankind's future.
How deep are you willing to go in exploring the abyss that is you?
This article is about the possible ‘apps’ or applications that can be adopted for this 12,000 year old good luck symbol. A symbol that has been negatively maligned within the western consciousness.
It soon became clear to me that I would need to find viable applications for such a despised symbol to assist in its reintroduction.
The *new* *improved* SS … based on Swastika Science
Your dive buddy is your shadow. This kind of deep diving firefight involves knowledge of alchemy and how to quell the raging fire that burns deep within.
How deep are you willing to go in exploring the abyss that is you?
As a religious symbol, this symbol has countless interpretations, for good reason…its apparent longevity is witness to its acquiring many profound meanings. For ages it has been used to promote religious, spiritual, superstitious, or scientific ideas, the geometric pattern of the swastika has made its way into many varied centers of human thinking.
Nano the next dimension …
APPLICATIONS for the Swastika PAST PRESENT and the FUTURE
(nano applications are in blue)
#1 To promote LOVE and PEACE and GOODWILL toward all LIFE big and small …
#2 Therapy helping people to come out of darkness
#3 NAZI Swastika to incite FEAR and DISGUST
#4 FALUN DAFA – Law Wheel Design
#5a Shockwave-Generating Wave Discs Could Replace Internal Combustion Engines
#5b GE90 engine and Boeing 777
#6 NANO - scale ‘Light Mill’ Spins Motor Using Light
#7 Sun Catchers – Chiral Metamaterials
#8 Hoberman Sphere - Expansion and Contraction - Inhalation and Exhalation
#9 SOUND Hemi-Anechoic Chamber
#10 NANO - World Applications *video*
#11 SUNGAZING – Helping to Solve the World’s Hunger Problems
#13 A Cloaking Device?
#14 Circularly polarized light
#15 Affordable Housing
#16 Molecular SOLOMON’S KNOT
#17a Micro - Device for processing molecular clusters of a liquid to NANO-scale
#17b Macro - Model for Earth’s Dynamo generating a Magnetic Field
#18 S-Shaped Dipole And Swastika Antennas
#19 Windpower – VAWT and a Sirius Mystery about Windmills
#20 Tornado/Vortex Electricity Generating Plant/Explosion vs Implosion
#21 Bible Ink. ‘Logos’ that became Corporate Inc. Logos
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