This app lets you donate wish list items to homeless people you pass every day

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Marcellus has lived on the streets of Philadelphia for more than four years, and he wants you to know that being homeless isn’t easy.

“It’s, like, waking up hungry. Going to sleep hungry,” he says in a new video, as he fiddles with a small piece of blue plastic in his hands. “But this right here — this got me some food. This got me clothes. This got me a shower and all that.”

It’s not just any piece of plastic. Marcellus is holding a Bluetooth-connected beacon — a small component of an app called StreetChange that could transform how passersby help curb homelessness in their cities.

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Did Prehistoric People Watch the Stars Through This 6,000 Year Old ‘Telescope’?

Prehistoric humans may have observed the sky via primitive lens-less “telescopes,” according to a team of British astronomers who have studied the long passageways of ancient megalithic tombs. The details were presented today by Kieran Simcox, a student at Nottingham Trent University, at a meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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Facebook testing ‘Discover’ for Groups to help you find other weird people to talk to


Facebook Groups aren’t often talked about, but they’re a great resource for finding a community around specific topics. Whether it’s parenting, photography, food or sports, there are groups for nearly every topic — even a few that shouldn’t exist at all. Facebook is now testing a dedicated ‘Discover’ feature to help you find these groups. The feature pulls from your geographic area, your interest and those of your friends in order to suggest new Groups you may be interested in. The feature isn’t available for everyone, but as one of the lucky few, I can confirm that it’s remarkably intuitive and the…

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FBI: People have sent $2.3BN to scammers sending emails ‘from your boss’ in just 2 years


The FBI has released some pretty awesome figures showing just how much money is being sent to scammers pretending to be your boss asking for you to wire some cash – amounting to $ 2.3 billion lost in just over two years. Turns out, the person responsible for that embarrassing incident that happened over at Snapchat recently is just one of more than 17,000 red-faced victims of executive impersonators. And given that it appears to be very lucrative, these types of incidents are on the increase, with a 270 percent leap in victims reporting losses since January last year. To be fair, scammers “go to…

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Here’s the one VR concept that the smartest people at Oculus admit they’re nowhere near figuring out

Yes, there is something that Abrash doesn't know how to do.

We finally have a workable virtual-reality platform, but plenty of obstacles are between us and a Star Trek-style holodeck.

If you reach out to touch a table, you’ll feel the molecules of that piece of furniture push against your hand. Do the same thing in virtual reality, and you’ll feel nothing. This is a problem — and it’s one of the few that Oculus VR says it has no idea how to solve.

The company held a keynote address as part of its annual Oculus Connect developers conference today, and it put on something of a parade of its top talent. Business-development leader Anna Sweet, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, and even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg all took the stage. But one of the more interesting points came when Oculus chef scientist Michael Abrash gave an in-depth speech about everything the company needs to do to go from where VR is today to where it should get to in the future.

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Abrash talked about improving the visuals with a wider field of view. He talked about providing 3D audio. He even speculated about creating a chemical-based way to deliver various smells to Rift users.

For every problem, he posed a solution that is either possible today or one that the company sees a way to work to in the future. Well, he did that for every problem except one.

Abrash pointed out that no one is even working on a technology that will make it feel like your hand is touching a table where no table exists.

This is something I asked Palmer Luckey about in a conversation we had a few months ago. He told me — and Abrash’s talk today reiterates this point — that the company wants to solve every aspect of VR. He essentially wants Oculus working on a way to fool every one of your senses. When I asked him about touching an object and feeling like it exists, that led us to the aforementioned Star Trek holodecks. That sci-fi technology manifests protons that it can give mass to. When I posed that idea to Luckey as a joke, I was surprised that he had already considered the idea.

“Photons are a dead-end,” said Luckey then.

So while Oculus doesn’t know what will work to make objects feel real in VR, it has already scratched one idea off the list.

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Do people go to heaven after they die or do vermins in them go to clouds after they eat their hosts?

Question by earthbeashen: Do people go to heaven after they die or do vermins in them go to clouds after they eat their hosts?
Question is addressed to people and not religious monsters that eat people. E-mail me at [email protected]
Do we go to heaven after we die?
No, we don’t go to heaven after we die. The bacteria living in us while we are alive and that eat our body after we are dead lay eggs on the floor and use the wind to carry them to the clouds to live as viruses like they have done to us. These bacteria are from the sea since this place is piece of land that rose above the sea level.

We are possessed by tiny creatures that live in the soil and that are invisible to the eyes and worms that live in our intestines that use us as their shells like discarded shells abandoned by conch and that hermit crabs use. The creatures here on the planet can only mimic what they sea and they told us that vermins have used us to wage war for them against each other. They live in our intestines and contaminate us. That is why we are stock in this place. This place is not our place. We are living under the sea and everything is contaminated.
The vermins have turned us into their pods and monsters that eat our own kind and our own species. The animals, flesh and blood types, that are here are here to help this planet be free of vermins. But the vermins entered us and turned us against each other and instead of annihilating them, they use us to annihilate each other. They even made us believe that they are our dead. Our dead people, the air that leave them, are recycled by many insects and they are being held hostage, just like they hold us hostage. These animals are not our dead. If our dead could communicate with us, they would tell us that they are hostages just like we are hostages. The psychics, the mediums, and the palm readers are all possessed by sea insects and bugs and they only talk to each other and not to us people. Bugs communicate only with bugs. Since we are objects for them, they never address us. Flesh and blood, they eat, enslave, and kill, they as entities turned the planet into their own home using us to keep it going for them. That is why they claim to be eternal. People don’t have gods or goddesses. The tiny creatures of the sea that infect mankind have gods and goddesses.

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Answer by Josh S
Yes, we are decomposed by tiny creatures like bacteria and worms, but that doesn’t there is no heaven. Sure it sounds impossible and clearly doesn’t sound logical, but I at least can imagine a place where our spiritual energy can be put to rest, or in other people`s words, I release my soul.

What do you think? Answer below!

Q&A: Do people go to heaven after they die or do vermins in them go to clouds after they eat their hosts?

Question by earthbeashen: Do people go to heaven after they die or do vermins in them go to clouds after they eat their hosts?
Question is addressed to people and not religious monsters that eat people. E-mail me at [email protected]
Do we go to heaven after we die?
No, we don’t go to heaven after we die. The bacteria living in us while we are alive and that eat our body after we are dead lay eggs on the floor and use the wind to carry them to the clouds to live as viruses like they have done to us. These bacteria are from the sea since this place is piece of land that rose above the sea level.

We are possessed by tiny creatures that live in the soil and that are invisible to the eyes and worms that live in our intestines that use us as their shells like discarded shells abandoned by conch and that hermit crabs use. The creatures here on the planet can only mimic what they sea and they told us that vermins have used us to wage war for them against each other. They live in our intestines and contaminate us. That is why we are stock in this place. This place is not our place. We are living under the sea and everything is contaminated.
The vermins have turned us into their pods and monsters that eat our own kind and our own species. The animals, flesh and blood types, that are here are here to help this planet be free of vermins. But the vermins entered us and turned us against each other and instead of annihilating them, they use us to annihilate each other. They even made us believe that they are our dead. Our dead people, the air that leave them, are recycled by many insects and they are being held hostage, just like they hold us hostage. These animals are not our dead. If our dead could communicate with us, they would tell us that they are hostages just like we are hostages. The psychics, the mediums, and the palm readers are all possessed by sea insects and bugs and they only talk to each other and not to us people. Bugs communicate only with bugs. Since we are objects for them, they never address us. Flesh and blood, they eat, enslave, and kill, they as entities turned the planet into their own home using us to keep it going for them. That is why they claim to be eternal. People don’t have gods or goddesses. The tiny creatures of the sea that infect mankind have gods and goddesses.

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Answer by Josh S
Yes, we are decomposed by tiny creatures like bacteria and worms, but that doesn’t there is no heaven. Sure it sounds impossible and clearly doesn’t sound logical, but I at least can imagine a place where our spiritual energy can be put to rest, or in other people`s words, I release my soul.

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Q&A: What do people use Amazon EC2 for?

Question by : What do people use Amazon EC2 for?
What do you use Amazon EC2 for? Can you earn money somehow by sharing files (not even sure that’s what it’s for) or do you pay Amazon for some service? I’ve just began exploring cloud computing so please keep in mind that I know almost NOTHING about what it is, don’t get in too much detail. I just want to know what people use it for day-to-day and what potential it has for people who want to share files or servers or whatever. Thanks a lot

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Answer by Ratchetr
EC2 lets you run 1 or more “computers” in the cloud. Suppose you want a server, a dedicated server, not a shared hosting service. You can go to BestBuy and buy a desktop machine, and try to make it a server. Ok for small ventures, but not for an real business. So maybe you would go to HP or Dell or someone and buy a rack mount server. You’ll spend a bunch of money, and a bunch of time setting that all up, right? But in the end you’ll have a server.

Or, you can fire up an EC2 instance. Instead of having a box with a monitor and a keyboard, you’ll have to connect to it using Remote Desktop if it’s Windows, or SSH if it’s linux. Instead of paying big bucks up front to BestBuy or Dell or HP, you’ll pay Amazon an hourly fee for running your machine.

You can only make money doing it if you already have an idea for making money if you have a server at your disposal. If you don’t have a money making idea, then no…you won’t make money. Amazon will. If you do have an idea for making money, then you would have to do the math to see if EC2 is more economical than the alternatives.

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Need advice from smart IT people. Will Cloud Computing Destroy The IT Field?

Question by Rob: Need advice from smart IT people. Will Cloud Computing Destroy The IT Field?
I am think about majoring in MIS, but in an MIS introductory course we discussed cloud computing. My feeling is that clouds will allow companies to reduce their IT staff.

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Answer by Fowler Fan
Not in the slightest. I see no reason to believe that it will. Not every company will use cloud computing. And you’re also suggesting that the entire IT field is built around servers and networking. And add to that, that the IT field is ever-evolving. What is hot tomorrow will be gone tomorrow, and the day after there will be something new that will come around that will replace that.

Remember outsourcing development to India? That was going to destroy North American coding. Yet, I still can’t find a good dev in Canada to hire – because they’re all busy still.

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Is there a site or app that offers people to install and use programs over the net like any other browser apps?

Question by John: Is there a site or app that offers people to install and use programs over the net like any other browser apps?
Can I stream an operating system with programs from something like a cloud or server?

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Answer by ANNA<3
hmm im not sure look around

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