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I have a Lionville medical cart with no key?

Hi I have a Lionville med cart that I got at a yard sale, The model # is 624-D. I was wondering if anybody could tell me how to get it unlocked. It also has a push button combination on it I found the battery for it, I think, any suggestions would be appreciated.   Would like to use it for a rolling tool box. Has lots of drawers.

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Expiration date of meds?

Finding a beautiful small oak cabinet, with beveled windows, full with a first aid box, some more first aid stuff, and several antibiotics etc. The first aid stuff is fine! The band aids still stick, etc. The antibiotics, and the fungicide expired during the millennium scare.... But then, people store meds in very different circumstances. The warnings are of course based on legal possibilities, like storage in a leaking cabinet on the south section of the mobile home in South Florida of a hyper allergenic patient..., generally not met in most circumstances! Of course many folks will say: DON'T USE IT!! VERY DANGEROUS, ETC.... But I'm sceptical...  Of course big pharma would love me to take it to hazardous waste tomorrow. OK, I don't need these meds.  But suppose someone very poor, like many of my friends in 3rd world countries, got a bad cut, etc. Over there, you have to pay upfront to see a doc, and pay again to get (very common) antibiotics. They phone me. My question: generally speaking, what is the value of expired meds... Would there be a danger, would significant toxic by products be generated, or is the issue mostly a gradual breakdown of the active compound... Which would mean, double dose... Almost everyone has unused meds in their cabinet. This question is very important and the proper answers could result in saving many lives!

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how to make homemade flea medacine? Answered

I have five dogs and it is getting really expensive for flea meds. any suggestions

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can a halogen light bulbkeep plants alive indoors? Answered

Like this one http://www.petco.com/product/4969/Zoo-Med-Repti-Basking-Spot-Lamps.aspx?CoreCat=RepAmpFC_Heating

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Would like your thoughts on our development project

We have been developing a pill dispenser that is integrated with your smartphone. We used 3D printed parts and an RFduino microprocessor. This device would allow tracking of medications from the factory to the end user, eliminating couterfeit meds. In addition it would remind you when to take your meds, and notify your doctor or pharmacy via the internet. Watch the video and let me know what you think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yNBGXBSqLY

Topic by InteMed  


Electronics

Http://www.taskled.com/techbflex.htmlI wonder if anyone can helpI want to make a bike light using CREE leds (*4) and have spotted the bflex (see here - http://www.taskled.com/techbflex.html - I was going to go for the UIB2 version) as it has battery monitoring facilities built into it. You set two voltage values v(low) and v(med). There's a connection on the board V(stat). S is the voltage from the battery.V(stat) = 0 if S is higher than v(med) => State 1V(stat) = 3.3V if S is between V(low) and V(med) => State 2V(stat) = alternates 0 and 3.3V between 0V and V(low) => State 3So I was thinking (of displaying this via 2 LEDs (green and amber))State 1 - green on, amber offState 2 - green off, amber onState 3 - alternating between green and amber.I was hoping to combine the LEDs into one bicolour LED. If anyone has any cunning plans or improvements they'd be appreciated.. whatever it end up with though it mustnt use up too much battery power.

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I have a waterman hemisphere Stardust gold fountain pen with a med. nib . with skipping problems.

As I write the pen will stop mid word, and sometimes it doesn't start flowing without a good deal of pressure and lots of scribbling. It was that way when I opened the box. Any tips?

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Is it just me or what?

Is it just med that has problem posting comment? all i get is view the "all steps" function when i try and reply or post a brand new comment. //EDIT// This is the only way i can talk to ppl here now for some reason i cant post any new comment anywhere

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Are there any art projects where the principle medium is styrofoam? Either in sheet or block form?

I have a foam cutting tool that I want to start using and I'm looking for any instructables that use styrofoam as a principle medium. I've been using them to make simple stuff like signs and tombstones but I'm looking to expand and need inspiration.

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lcd sharp LQ038Q5DR01

HI MY NAME IS ISHAQ I AM A BIO MED TECH I HAVE THESE LCD FROM SHARP LQ038Q5DR01. I AM TEACHING MY KID ARDUINO I AM NOT GOOD IN DEVELOPING CIRCUITS.  IF SOME BODY CAN HELP ME HOW CAN I USE THESE WITH ARDUINO, THIS WILL BE GREAT HELP. THANKS

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What are some media players other than Windows Media Player, that are free and register mp3 players? Answered

I have an Archos 105, and I am tired of Windows Media Player freezing up whenever I plug in my mp3 or rip a cd. I downloaded VLC Media Player, but it doesn't register when I plug in my mp3.

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Car Audio? Answered

First off, this is a question about speakers sound quality loudness and all that stuff, it doesn't really have to do with any math or equations, just experience.  So I want some sub woofers, and after looking around I have determined that there are cheap ones, and very expensive ones.  Now, if I get a fairly affordable 15" (med quality) will it be louder/better than a 12" one that costs $900

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how do i keep bugs,birds,and animals out of my vegetable gardens without chemicals? Answered

 I plan to start growing a med-large vegetable garden (parsley,cucumber,pumpkin,carrot, cantaloupe,sweet basil,spinach, green peppers and a small pomegranate tree as an extra). I dont want to use any pesticides or chemical deterrents. Any ideas as to what to go with? Chicken wire? 

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need low- tech medication taken/counting device,multiple strands , like a ranger klic bead counter

I have tried many of the sync programs including telephone call in reqall syncing with evernote. i may have to give that i try again, but there are times i don't have my phone /itouch within arms reach, I also have had problems where the syncing in evernote seems off and i need to keep a better count of pain meds,One is an extremely powerful very fast acting buccal tablet.. 5 to 15 minutes for breakthrough pain. Due to the change in pain daily and sometimes extreme breakthrough pain, my cognitive mind is shot and i am still trying y best to keep my daily count accurate, and counting helps me try and lower it by changing my activities. My ability to focus and write has gone downhill.. i have one med i may take 3 times a day at 10mg, or many times try and break it up to more frequent times but same dose, rather than 10mg(2 tabs) at one time i may take 5 and 3 hours later take the other 5 mg, i do this to avoid the side effects of the other meds, so i don't get as sleepy ,lethargic, i have another med i take usually 4 times a day, but sometimes 6 times and difference lucky 3 times.. so i need a 3 to 6 string. Another med i take usually 3 times sometimes 4, and may also break them in half it avoid the sleepiness,, that would be a 3 to 5 beads. i also have another that i may take 1 a day or 8 a day, that is the one that ruins my memory, so lately only taken before sleep, since 30 minutes after taken it , i will forget, and have done things like put the bottle in different places or turned it upside down, but doesn't help wherein i am out. Needless to say mu cognitive mind is very bad. i have plenty of leather and different beads so i have the supplies. i cant figure out how to do it, and since i have million things to do, 2 years behind schedule with a lot of medical procedures that take hours to do. plus need to figure out how to modify equipment so it works better for me. I cant focus on how to make this simple Aztec/Inca counter . I know it is simple, which kills me to ask, but i hate waking up dead. Which has almost happened too many times., i have to get ready for doctors so excuse any grammar errors please. thanks in advance , i lose my pens and papers all the time so that method became unreliable. i figure beads that i can snap on my belt loop would be the best fix.. A bead counter for one strand and i should be able to figure out the rest. i hope  

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Anyone have links to DIY electronic stimulation devices? Maybe a suggestion on what components'll be needed, etc.? Answered

I suffer from severe RLS and I'm always researching [experimenting on myself] ways to get relief without meds. I'd like to build a simple electronic stimulation device. If it works well (on the RLS), I may incorporate removable electrodes, pot, timer, lights, etc... All I need's a nudge in the right direction. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Fully insulated channels?

I was looking to TENS units for experimentation and to try to rid myself of knee pain without meds. I was also looking into potentially building one due to the fact that i could probably do it cheaper depending on how i decide to do it. One of the TENS units i saw said that there was dual channels that were fully insulated, while another one i saw said duel channel but was not fully insulated. What does this fully insulated channel mean, and how would i do that in a DIY TENS unit?

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Wiring a usb outlet and ceiling fan on the same circuit

In my daughter's house (in South Carolina) her outlets and lights are on the same 15 amp circuit. I installed an outlet with built-in usb ports. She has her Fire Stick plugged into one of the usb ports. Her ceiling fan is controlled by a wall switch knob with OFF, MAX, HI, MED, LOW options. When she turns the ceiling fan from one option to another, the Fire Stick cycles off and then back on. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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Hass and Associates - Å datasnoke er vondt lett : Enhver kan være deg!

Http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/16275/beware-its-painfully-easy-for-anybody-to-be-you/ Å ha tatt dagen av, var jeg på hjem lyd sovende. Telefonen ringte omkring 10am. Jeg har ikke brydd å plukke det opp. Det stanset å ringing og som jeg ble halv klar over at det ble mottatt av vår tjenestepike. Hva komplett tok meg ved overraskelse og laget meg springer mot full konsentrasjon var hennes samtale med den andre personen på ledningen. Dette er hva jeg hørte hennes ordspråk : «Det er ikke noen hjemme akkurat nå bortsett fra Chotay Sahib. Choti Bibi er i hennes rom sove. Baray Sahib forlot om morgenen å falle Chotay Miyan og har ikke kommet tilbake ennå». Jeg nærmet meg kvinnen mens dette fant sted og spurte som hun snakket med. Jeg ble fortalt at telefonabonnenten «lød som» en av mine søskenbarn, så hun fortalte ham disse tingene. Jeg tok mottakeren fra henne og murret en hilsen. Personen på den andre slutten legge på. Med skjelver ned min ryggrad, betraktet jeg som dette individet (med et uidentifiserbart antall) kunne ha vært. Det kunne ha vært noen – en markedsfører, en potensiell burglar, men en ting var for sikker ; denne personen var en «sosial ingeniør». Sosialt ingeniørarbeid er kunsten av bruken sosial mulighet å manipulere folk ved gjennomføreen visse tiltaks eller røpingseinformasjon som den er ikke toalett til. Det er en av de mest farlige formene av å datasnoke mens det ikke krever noen virkelige tekniske ferdigheter. Vi gjør all det på noe nivå i våre liv grunn forskjellige grunder. Når brukt av fagmenn imidlertid det blir et forskjellig ballspill alt i alt. I dette tilfellen ble de indre arbeidene av min husholdning utsatt mens noen leder vår tjenestepike inn i å troing at han var del av familien. Mest av hovedinnbruddene ved Kevin Mitnick, dubbet mens «de mest farlige datasnokene i verdenen» var gjennom sosialt ingeniørarbeid. Lar oss studerer et tilfelle. http://www.myvideo.de/watch/8995998/Hass_Associates_Technology_Madrid_Noen_ofre_for_Online_Hacking_kanten_inn_i_lyset

Topic by lcotto1  


Is my cat dying? Or does she need a better diet?

She's been slow moving.  Stops in mid-floor and makes and frightened yowling sound.  Losing weight alarmingly and seems to be in pain a lot.  She's taken to stopping wherever she is and urinating or defecating.  She doesn't even look for her -clean- litter box.  She simply does her business and continues pacing through the house. She seems to be in pain.  I think her toilet habits come from incontinence.  She's 16 years old, very thin, very frightened.  Her appetite is half what it was a few months ago.  She can barely see.  The vet thinks she just needs blood pressure medication and an occasional dose of pain meds. She seeks human companionship.  Holding, rubbing, massage, soft words, cuddling.  Still she will cry and burrow into the warmest part of her cuddle partner.  She sleeps close to her litter mate (healthy but overweight) when her human isn't near. I'm giving her pain meds on a regular basis, not exceeding the recommended dose on the prescription.  It helps, but I want to know what to expect.  My husband will be devastated and I have no one to ask.  I believe she's dying, but I don't know how to tell him.

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De 10 beste bøkene i norrøn mytologi | The Southwood Norsemytho Group Book Reviews

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_dthpo_AU&feature;=youtu.be Det er hauger av bøker tilgjengelig norrøn mytologi, spesielt på nybegynnernivå. Prøver å bestemme hvor du skal begynne kan være skremmende. Hvis du er fascinert av hva du har funnet her på norrøn-Mythology.org og ønsker å utforske emnet videre, her er en liste over 10 av beste bøkene i feltet (pr. desember 2012). Denne listen er skrevet hovedsakelig med nybegynnere eller middels student av norrøn mytologi i tankene, selv om noen av de mer spesialisert bøkene i denne listen vil være av stor bruk for de som allerede er kjent med grunnleggende i den gamle mytologien og religionen norrøne og andre germanske folk, og vil gå videre. Related Article: http://current.com/community/94081157_the-southwood-group-norsemytho-home-of-the-norse-pantheon-the-ragnarok-conspiracy.htm Related Forum Site: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1255398-southwood-norsemytho-group-book Related Group Site: http://www.shelfari.com/groups/102471/about

Topic by mkunze1  


Inconspicuously hiding an i-pod in a trunk? Answered

Im going to scout camp in a few days, and i enjoy listening to my i-touch during the drive and while relaxing after a hard day of rafting or what have you. My trunk is a med/heavy plastic footlocker type dealie with a master lock on it. But in the chance someone gets "teh sticky fing0rz" i would like to have a little extra piece of mind. Anyways i would like multiple ways to hold an i touch and a phone(1/2x2) in some un-eyecatching container. 

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Hass Associates Accounting: Året før selvangivelsen kopier

En ny klient kan få kopier av dine siste 3 årene føderale og statlige selvangivelser. Beste er HASS ASSOCIATES regnskap vil vurdere den gratis, ja gratis. Du tror kanskje at du ikke har noe problem med din selvangivelse, men vi kan være i stand til å endre feil/unnlatelser å få deg tilbake flere refusjoner. Source: http://hassassociates.org/prior-year-tax-return-copies/

Topic by emmascott23  


Hva alle må vite om den amerikanske dollaren: Endre havet kommer?

Http://seekingalpha.com/article/1260951-what-everyone-must-know-about-the-u-s-dollar-sea-change-coming?source=google_news Hvordan, hvorfor, og andre detaljer: det kan være i endring, men ikke fordi det flyttet opp med aksjer etter USA jobber rapporter Som vi gjennomgått forrige ukes markedet action og sin lærdom for denne uken, ønsket vi å varsle alle til noe vesentlig som kan skje med den amerikanske dollaren og hvorfor det teller så mye. En av de mest potensielt viktig diagrammene av den siste uken kom fra Morgan Stanleys valuta team, som i hovedsak foreslo at USD kan være utvikler seg fra en trygg havn valuta til en valuta risiko. Det betyr at hvordan USD både påvirker og påvirkes av andre markeder kan bli snu sine normal opptreden. Gitt at USD er valutaen i hvilke de fleste råvarer og internasjonale virksomhet er priset, har dette potensielt store konsekvenser over flere global ressurs markeder som aksjer, obligasjoner, råvarer, og spesielt på valuta markeder, hvor ca 80% av alle par valutatransaksjoner (valutaer nesten alltid handel parvis) involverer USD osv. Bakgrunn: Risiko vs trygg havn aktivum etiketter kan være villedende For de som ikke er kjent med betingelser, en rask gjennomgang er i orden. De er avgjørende for å forstå hvordan ulike typer eiendeler relatere og for å forstå hvordan ulike aktivum markeder påvirke hverandre. Se flere beslektede emner: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/148260259/The-Avanti-Tokyo-Group-Reviews-Fukushima-giftig-avfall-svulmer-som-Japan-merker-11-mars-katastrofe http://www.booksie.com/editorial_and_opinion/article/scarlettbeckett/the-avanti-group-:-trykking/nohead/pdf/ver/8

Topic by isabellica  


Does the point at which two light beams coincide appear to be more visible/greater intensity than the beams themselves? Answered

Specifically, i'm interested to know if the coincident point of two laser beams would appear to have a greater brightness / intensity than the beams themselves. For example, I think I read somewhere that 15-25mW green laser diodes have a visible beam in med-low light conditions because they offset dust particles? So does this mean that where there are two light sources approaching from different angles that there will appear to be a greater amount of reflection from the dust particles? Any information would be useful really, just to put my mind at ease... Thanks :)

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Bp holdings, BP styrelsen godkänner Rosneft Deal - slideserve

http://www.slideserve.com/chelogaard/bp-holdings-bp-styrelsen-godk-nner-rosneft-deal bp holdings Moskva – BP: s styrelse har godkänt ett erbjudande från det ryska statliga oljebolaget Rosneft, köper de flesta av BP: s verksamhet i Ryssland för kontanter och aktier i Rosneft, ytterligare konsolidera Rysslands kontroll av dess oljeindustrin, en verkställande med kunskap om beslutet sade. Enligt villkoren i affären, BP skulle förbli i Ryssland men — ursprungligen minst — endast som en minoritetsägare i ett oljebolag som kontrolleras av President Vladimir V. Putin regering. Senare hoppas BP att använda denna nya strategiska slips med Kreml för att trumma upp andra företag. BP hade telegraphing sin vilja att göra en del för viss tid och Rosneft lämnades formellt ett erbjudande på torsdagen att köpa ut BP: s 50 procent av ett samriskföretag som här kallas TNK-BP. Styrelsens godkännande får BP: s verkställande direktör, Robert W. Dudley, att förhandla om de slutgiltiga villkoren för BP: s försäljning av sin ryska anläggningar inom en rad av bra kombinationer av kontanter och aktier, sade den verkställande makten med kännedom om beslutet. Intervallen var 10 miljarder dollar till 14 miljarder dollar och 15-20 procent av Rosnefts aktier. BP är sannolikt att få minst en plats i styrelsen. Ett formellt tillkännagivande väntas redan i måndags. BP: s aktie steg cirka 4 procent förra veckan när det blev klart att en uppgörelse var nära förestående. För BP kommer försäljning som det största steget ännu i Mr. Dudley "krympa växa" strategi i kölvattnet av oljeutsläppet 2010 golfen. Mr. Dudley, en Mississippian, tog över mitt i denna katastrof och beslutade att BP, att överleva, sätter sin globala verksamhet på en ny fot genom att sälja äldre, mindre lönsamma områden och koncentrera sig på prospektering. BP sålt tillgångar i länder från Venezuela till Vietnam. Ryska innehav var den största som passar in på kategorin för potentiella försäljning, bestående av mestadels åldrande oljefält i Sibirien med lite potential för nya utdata. Fortfarande, de svarar för cirka 25 procent av BP: s globala produktionen, eller om så mycket olja som BP pumpar i Förenta staterna, inklusive Alaska. För den ryska industrin tar buyout av BP: s andel i TNK-BP en stor swath industrins full cirkel tillbaka till statligt ägande. Rosneft's chief executive, Igor I. Sechin, en före detta militära underrättelse officer och nära medhjälpare till Mr. Putin, är en förespråkare för större statligt ägande i oljeindustrin. TNK-BP är det tredje största ryska oljebolaget; om Rosneft köper ut både BP och handfull ryska miljardärer som styr den andra halvan av TNK-BP, Rosneft kommer att bli världens börsnoterade största oljeföretag, med en produktion på cirka 4,5 miljoner fat per dag. "Vi har sett detta anmärkningsvärt förstärkning av inverkan av Rosneft och Setjin personligen," sade John Lough, tidigare TNK-BP tjänsteman som är Ryssland specialist på Chatham House, en brittisk forskning organisation, i en intervju. "Just nu, hur det ryska systemet fungerar är genom att uppnå en fördelning av inflytande och tillgång till hyror" – eller oväntade vinster – "för att uppnå övergripande jämvikt som staten bygger," sade han. "Setjins uppenbara förstärkning av inflytande kan komma genom upprätthålla balansen. Det kan rubba apple kundvagn." bp holdings Related Group: http://current.com/groups/bp-holdings/ Related Videos: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/1826221a30/bp-holdings http://videosift.com/video/BP-Holdings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW_4MTlgC4w&feature;=youtu.be  http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xulcmw_bp-holdings-bp-styrelsen-godkanner-rosneft-deal_news http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xuldpm_bp-holdings_news

Topic by victoriammeneger  


Vakna upp och titta på dessa kreditkort, finansiella officerare varna

Http://tdn.com/lifestyles/wake-up-and-watch-those-credit-cards-financial-officers-warn/article_ab91f168-7a23-11e2-aac2-001a4bcf887a.html Det kan vara den mest bekväma, bländande, tillgänglig shopping mall av allt, Internet. Men även om du är ombonad hemma i din PJs, du kan vara offer för en digital ficktjuv, sade Shelly Buller, äldre moralitet president av Medlemstjänster på Fibre Federal Credit Union i Cowlitz län. De bästa råden när du använder kreditkort för att betala online försäljare, Buller sade, "är att sticka med välkända, etablerade återförsäljare som Wal-Mart, Target och Macy's. "Online, människor har en tendens att vara mer sårbara. Du letar efter något, och du hittar det från en leverantör som inte du är bekant med. Kanske är deras säkerhet inte lika stark som en stor återförsäljare." Alla typer av leverantörer vidarebefordra konsumenternas information för vinst, säger Buller. "När folk handlar för viktminskning produkter och vitaminer, de kan falla offer för"sidan försäljning"— leverantören de beställer från säljer sina namn och information till en annan leverantör," och att andra part kan sälja den till tredje part. "Det blir en huvudvärk att stoppa skall avdragen från ditt konto, för något du inte vill till att börja med" sa hon. "Med bättre säkerhet, det finns mindre risk... "Konsumenterna skyddas väl använda ett kreditkort," sade Buller och banker och kreditkassor täcka brukar förluster när de rapporteras så snart de är märkt. Förutom tjuvar som få kreditkortsnummer genom att söka papperskorgen för inleveranser och andra finansiella poster, det finns också en risk när anställda på mindre återförsäljare eller livsmedel leverantörer går bort med en kort och återvända i några minuter, tillräckligt med tid att ta ett foto med en smart telefon. Ekande Federal Trade Commission riktlinjer, säger Buller bästa praxis är att kontrollera ditt konto balanserar och köper regelbundet så kommer du att märka udda avgifter. De största riskerna är bedragare som får människor att frivilligt ge dem information eller tråd dem pengar, sade James Gorley av fiber Federal Credit Union, som representerar FFCU på den byrån för bedrägeribekämpning koalition av Cowlitz County, som omfattar cirka 70 medlemmar från brottsbekämpning, finansinstitut och återförsäljare. "Om vi band tillsammans," Gorley sa, "vi kan uppmärksamma varandra och arbeta tillsammans för att hjälpa till att stoppa bedrägeri." Medlemmarna hör historier hela tiden, sade han, där förnuftet motarbetas av hopp och ljus datorskärmen. "Ett mycket vanligt bedrägeri är"phishing"," sade Buller, användning av e-post, telefon, "även textning" meddelanden att försöka lura folk till att ge information som kan användas för att komma åt sina konton eller skapa dubbletter av sina kort. Ibland låtsas ringer vara banken, en särskilt lömsk bluff. Den som ringt, berörda att ditt konto har äventyrats, behöver din kort och säkerhetskod kod som håller dig säker. På vissa webbplatser är skicka pengar innan du får produkten inte klokt, Gorley sa. "Någon på Craigslist säger"Hej, vi säljer valpar"eller"Jag säljer en 1983 Chevette från en samling i Dubai,"" Gorley sade. Säljarna sedan be för flyg upfront att frakta den Tyrannisera eller vintage roadser. Och folk köper det. "Jag vet människor som har tagit pengar från sina återlösningskonton" i fall som dessa, sade Gorley. Den senaste bluff-tekniken är att fokusera på utsatta människor, sade han, "äldre, arbetslösa, människor får förmåner. Jag vet inte om (scammers) få information. De kan kontakta någon så många som tre gånger,"pressa dem med en del. Eller de låtsas vara ett barnbarn i dire stegar som behöver morfar tråd pengar direkt. Människor bör Svara aldrig på dessa inviter, sade Gorley. "Vi försöker utbilda dem, förklara risken," sade han för konsumenterna, men även uppmärksammade varningar sluta inte några som är rädda om en nära anhörig och vill göra rätt, eller de som är desperata att tro de har vunnit en oväntad. I lotteri bedrägerier skicka tjuvar en check som ser verklig och passerar som en verklig kontroll. Folk säger "" Åh, jag vann på lotteri i Europa!" "Gorley sade."Jag säger, "Vet du utländska lotterier är olagligt?" De inte. "Du anger ett lotteri i Europa?" Det gjorde de inte. ... "Om du kontanter att check, du kommer att ansvara att täcka det" när den studsar. Under tiden du har spenderat pengar på räkningar, mat eller andra objekt- och använde den tråd "skatt" eller andra "avgifter" till bedragare. "Nu du skyldig alla tillbaka till banken." Buller sade hon är pratade med "intelligenta människor som säger," Jag blev lurade. Det verkade som en så stor sak. " Jag bara fick spolas." Hon skakade på huvudet. "Om det verkar för bra för att vara sant, det (börja ital) är (avsluta ital) för bra för att vara sant." En fallgrop som vi alla står inför är självbelåtenhet, eftersom det är så lätt att bära och använda betalkort och kreditkort. "Kort är ett förhandlingsorgan instrument, sade Buller,"precis som kontanter. Du måste vara försiktig. "Om du ger ditt kort till en familjemedlem att hämta bröd och mjölk och du delar din PIN-kod, har du bara kompromissat din säkerhet." Människor som är sjuka eller handikappade och behöver hjälp shopping bör överväga en "gemensam undertecknare," en betrodd person tillstånd att använda kortet. "Denna person skulle har egna kort." Buller varnade folk aldrig att lämna kreditkort, checkhäften och andra delar av identifiering där andra kan hitta dem. Parter (inklusive din egen bostad), möhippor, begravningar, överallt där en folkmassa samlas på en plats där utomstående kunde glida i, finns det en risk. "Gissa vad? Någon kan gå i rummet och har en storhetstid, sade Buller. "Det händer hela tiden." Det är också lätt att lämna ett betal- eller kreditkort bakom när någon är distraherad eller bråttom vid utcheckning linjen. Och trots bra publicitet varningar, Buller sade hon ser fortfarande shoppare lämna plånböcker i livsmedelsbutiker kärror medan de dart av för att greppa objekt. Om tjuven tar bara din Sedelklämma, du kanske inte ens märker tills du kommer till kassan monter – och odåga är borta sedan länge. En annan bluff, i Vancouver och Kalifornien, riggar bankomater och bensinpumpar att skumma data. "Det ser inte annorlunda, men förövarna installera kameror. Sedan skapar de sina egna kort." Buller sa det kan vara bra att leva i en gemenskap som är liten nog att kreditföreningarna vet sina kunder. "Du kan ringa upp röda kanot eller Fibre federala från England, och de hjälper dig med dina frågor." Hon påminde också resenärer att låta sina banker eller fackföreningar kredit vet när och var de kommer att resa, så tag inte kommer att läggas på sina kreditkort när out-of-town transaktioner dyka upp. Gorley och bedrägeri koalitionen lägger på workshops för att dela information de plocka från kunder och hålla en årlig, offentliga, gratis shredder händelse efter skatt dag i April, att uppmuntra konsumenterna att strimla gamla dokument som har personnummer och ekonomiska data. Kreditkort och online shopping är en del av livet, Buller sade, så "det bästa försvaret är konsumentutbildning." se mer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwr0lx_abney-associates-hong-kong-financial-news-update_news#.USP9HB1vBWI http://www.quora.com/Kerei-Misterwood/Abney-Associates/Abney-Associates-Hong-Kong-Financial-News-Update-Hong-Kong-Billionaire-Peter-Woo-Talks-About-The-Global-Economic-Out

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Nye fidus mål laptop ejere i forsøg på at stjæle penge/Allvoices

Http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/14775692-hendren-global-group-news-factnye-fidus-mal-laptop-ejere-i-forsog-pa-at-stjele-penge Fidus krav penge til at fjerne blokeringen af computer NEW YORK — en ny scam har målrettet laptop ejere i et forsøg på at stjæle penge.En skærm dukker op med oplysninger hævder at være fra FBI og beder om betaling for at fjerne blokeringen din computer, men det er faktisk en virus fra tyvene. Ofrene har sagt, de blev beordret til at foretage betalingen via et MoneyPak kort, der fungerer som et hævekort, inden for 72 timer."De gør en masse penge," sagde Austin Berglas, assistent special agent in charge med den FBI cyber bureau. "Det kan være indlejret i en persons computer gennem åbningen af en ondsindet e-mail vedhæftet fil." Uanset hvordan virus påvirker din computer, sagde FBI du ikke skal betale den såkaldte løsesum."Hvis du er et offer i et fupnummer som dette, nr. 1 er naturligvis at vide, at FBI aldrig ville spørge nogen om penge, holde en computer for løsepenge," Berglas sagde. I stedet sagde Berglas laptop ejere bør kontakte FBI'S Internet Crime Complaint Center.Normalt, skal du ikke helt udslette din computer. I stedet, opdatere antivirusprogrammet. Source

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How do I build a robotic/internet controlled home care system? Answered

I have an elderly relative who is very independent, but needs some help with medications. It appears that her current trouble with them is only temporary, and seems to be limited to medications, although we're not sure. I have access to a good number of old computer monitors and a fair number of old computers, and I was wondering if it would be possible to arrange a setup where a recording, audio and visual, of a relative would remind her to take which meds when. It would also be great to be able to remotely program it, etc. through the internet, and maybe chat with her as well. She doesn't have a computer, and is not very tech-savvy, so it would have to be simple. Any help is much appreciated. thanks!!!

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Ideal Gear ratio?

Hello i am competing in a design challenge at school. were were each given a 9v 12000 Rpm Motor, the object of the challenge is to build a land vehicle that can go 10m as fast as possible. we will be holding a race on november 3rd to see who has designed the fastest vehicle. anyway my question for the community is using a 12000 rpm electric motor what would be the best gear ratio to use between the motor and the axle to optomise take off speed as well as having a high top speed. (if the gear ratio is to high then the car wont accelerate fast enough to low then the car wont have a fast enough top end) so basicly im looking for that perfect med ground. if anyone here has had much experience with gears and help would be great thanks (PS the vehicle cant be any biger then a vhs case but can be as tall as i want it)

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BP Holdings , BP styrelsen godkänner Rosneft Deal l Current

Http://current.com/groups/bp-holdings/93940188_bp-holdings-bp-styrelsen-godk-nner-rosneft-deal.htm BP Holdings Moskva – BP: s styrelse har godkänt ett erbjudande från det ryska statliga oljebolaget Rosneft, köper de flesta av BP: s verksamhet i Ryssland för kontanter och aktier i Rosneft, ytterligare konsolidera Rysslands kontroll av dess oljeindustrin, en verkställande med kunskap om beslutet sade. Enligt villkoren i affären, BP skulle förbli i Ryssland men — ursprungligen minst — endast som en minoritetsägare i ett oljebolag som kontrolleras av President Vladimir V. Putin regering. Senare hoppas BP att använda denna nya strategiska slips med Kreml för att trumma upp andra företag. BP hade telegraphing sin vilja att göra en del för viss tid och Rosneft lämnades formellt ett erbjudande på torsdagen att köpa ut BP: s 50 procent av ett samriskföretag som här kallas TNK-BP. Styrelsens godkännande får BP: s verkställande direktör, Robert W. Dudley, att förhandla om de slutgiltiga villkoren för BP: s försäljning av sin ryska anläggningar inom en rad av bra kombinationer av kontanter och aktier, sade den verkställande makten med kännedom om beslutet. Intervallen var 10 miljarder dollar till 14 miljarder dollar och 15-20 procent av Rosnefts aktier. BP är sannolikt att få minst en plats i styrelsen. Ett formellt tillkännagivande väntas redan i måndags. BP: s aktie steg cirka 4 procent förra veckan när det blev klart att en uppgörelse var nära förestående. För BP kommer försäljning som det största steget ännu i Mr. Dudley "krympa växa" strategi i kölvattnet av oljeutsläppet 2010 golfen. Mr. Dudley, en Mississippian, tog över mitt i denna katastrof och beslutade att BP, att överleva, sätter sin globala verksamhet på en ny fot genom att sälja äldre, mindre lönsamma områden och koncentrera sig på prospektering. BP sålt tillgångar i länder från Venezuela till Vietnam. Ryska innehav var den största som passar in på kategorin för potentiella försäljning, bestående av mestadels åldrande oljefält i Sibirien med lite potential för nya utdata. Fortfarande, de svarar för cirka 25 procent av BP: s globala produktionen, eller om så mycket olja som BP pumpar i Förenta staterna, inklusive Alaska. För den ryska industrin tar buyout av BP: s andel i TNK-BP en stor swath industrins full cirkel tillbaka till statligt ägande. Rosneft's chief executive, Igor I. Sechin, en före detta militära underrättelse officer och nära medhjälpare till Mr. Putin, är en förespråkare för större statligt ägande i oljeindustrin. TNK-BP är det tredje största ryska oljebolaget; om Rosneft köper ut både BP och handfull ryska miljardärer som styr den andra halvan av TNK-BP, Rosneft kommer att bli världens börsnoterade största oljeföretag, med en produktion på cirka 4,5 miljoner fat per dag. "Vi har sett detta anmärkningsvärt förstärkning av inverkan av Rosneft och Setjin personligen," sade John Lough, tidigare TNK-BP tjänsteman som är Ryssland specialist på Chatham House, en brittisk forskning organisation, i en intervju. "Just nu, hur det ryska systemet fungerar är genom att uppnå en fördelning av inflytande och tillgång till hyror" – eller oväntade vinster – "för att uppnå övergripande jämvikt som staten bygger," sade han. "Setjins uppenbara förstärkning av inflytande kan komma genom upprätthålla balansen. Det kan rubba apple kundvagn." För Mr. Putin utgör detta en milstolpe i konsolideringen av ryska oljeindustrin. Olja och naturgas bidrar cirka 50 procent av den federala budgeten och 60 procent av exportinkomster. För de flesta av Mr. Putins besittningsrätt har olja sin biljett. Under Mr. Putins omval kampanj förra vintern, till exempel kunde regeringen ladle ut olja-inkomster-baserade väcker i löner i den offentliga sektorn. Många soldat löner fördubblats i januari. Förutom skatter extraherar regeringen vinster från den utdelning som flertalet statliga energiföretag Gazprom och Rosneft betala. Om Rosneft köper BP och de ryska partnerna i TNK-BP, att den federala regeringens andel av oljeindustrin stiga över 50 procent. När oljepriserna är runt $100 gör per fat, den ryska industrin och regeringen tillsammans cirka 1 miljard dollar om dagen från export av olja och naturgas. BP Holdings

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parts lists!!!

 hey guys if you need/want a parts list just comment what gun and leave a link to the gun. also i will be putting up set parts lists. 325 TUB: rods: green:28 white:32 blue:14 yellow:8 red:2 flexi orange:4 flexi purple(gray rod size):4 connectors: dark gray:6 lt gray:6 red:12 green:12 yellow:12 purple:8 white:3 blue:5 other: blue spacer:40 gray spacer:9 blue clip:5 tan clip:2 y clip:7 ball socket:4 ball joint:4 red "eyes":2 small wheels:1 snap on wheel:4 large wheel:2 snap on tred thingys:2 large wheel outer wheel thing:2 small triangle pannel:2 med. tri panel(3 holes):2

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To All my Friends and Acquaintances

At this moment, I am awaiting for the doctor's office to open so I can give them another call. My back has been hurting me since the Friday before Labor Day weekend, and getting increasingly worse since. The insurance I have was only allowing for pain medication, and then finally approved an X-ray which, of course, did not show anything concerning my formerly herniated disks. I have been awaiting the insurance company's approval to get the MRI that will tell the doctor what is REALLY going on with my back. If this gets delayed until I am paralyzed, the insurance company will have to be held responsible, as it would be because of their delay. Since I am having difficulties even sitting here in front of the computer, I will keep this short. If I stop posting for a 24 hour period, you can assume I have gone to the hospital for an operation (which will not happen before they examine an MRI). I don't know what else to do......but at this point, the pain meds don't even work well enough to allow me to sleep. Just wanted to get an FYI out here, so you didn't worry if I do become unable to get to a computer for a few days or weeks. BTW: I will be going completely crazy without being able to get in here, you all are like my extended family. First update: MRI has been taken, but will hear nothing before Friday or perhaps *sigh* Monday. Second update: MRI showed a definitive bulge (herniation) pressing heavily against my spinal column. This time around, it will probably have to be removed and the bones fused to keep me going... UPDATE 2.491 - Supplemental Nothing will be accomplished during the weekend, as far as my back is concerned. At least we have found a reasonable combination of meds to keep the pain at bay until I get to see the Neurosurgeon (and hopefully, there will be no need to see the Oncologist). UPDATE 3 - : It is very early in the morning (5:16 am) and I can not sleep. I have to await the doctor's call hoping it will come before my pulmonary appointment ( C-pap refitting). And if not, hoping I can get a refill on the pain meds that have been just barely keeping the pain below the screaming all the time level. So I can tolerate the wait until I get to see the neurosurgeon. UPDATE 3.274 - supplemental: I will be out and about (different doc appts.) most of this morning and into the afternoon. I will check in as soon as I know something. UPDATE 4: I have an appointment to see the neurosurgeon's BUT it isn't for another 6 days or so. This is very aggravating that something this painful and this life-invasive (keeping me from work) can't be taken care of sooner. UPDATE 4.129 - Supplemental: A followup letter from the doctor informs me of another reason the pain is greater this time, then last time: I have two herniated discs. *sigh* The fun of aging just never ends, does it? UPDATE 5: The therapy IS helping relieve the pressure on the disc by  supporting the spine through stronger muscles.  I am getting relief finally, and should be back to work Nov. 6th, at the latest. UPDATE 6: I had a minor relapse on Oct. 30th, on the right hand side, but things seem to be back on track now again. Thank you all for your support ! Some information about what MAY be done next. Final link Below is an illustration...      

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Elefanternas passion för matematik och naturvetenskap - Edublogs

Http://isabellica.edublogs.org/2013/03/09/elefanternas-passion-for-matematik-och-naturvetenskap/ UB studenter att göra lärande mer hands-on, tillämpliga för pre-collegiate studenter Den endast lärande hinder Lavone Rodolph stött på gymnasiet försökte kombinera vad han lärt sig i klassrummet med det verkliga livet, sade han. Då var utbildning ibland immateriella bortom tjäna ett betyg. “Om jag lära ett koncept i klass, fysik eller kemi, ibland jag inte visste hur jag skulle använda det i mitt personliga liv eller jag visste inte nytta av lärande det än passerar en test,” sade Rodolph. Rodolph-nu en doktorand i datateknik – försöker förbättra lärandet för studenter vid sitt alma mater, Hutchinson Central teknisk högstadium i Downtown Buffalo, så de inte behöver möta den samma problem som han gjorde. Rodolph arbetar med tvärvetenskaplig vetenskap och teknik partnerskap (ISEP), ett femårigt program som leds av UB. Dess huvudsakliga fokus är att förbättra upplevelsebaserat lärande i naturvetenskap, teknik, teknik och matematik fält (STEM) för studenter i Buffalo offentliga skolor. Forskning har visat att en betydande andel − − 33 procent av barnen börjar tappa intresset för vetenskap så unga som 8 år. Av middle school ökar andelen till nästan hälften av dessa barn, enligt National Center for STEM grundutbildning. ISEP syftar till nytändning i en passion för vetenskap och andra STEM ämnen genom att erbjuda mitten och gymnasieelever en mer praktisk, tvärvetenskapligt förhållningssätt till lärande. Det innebär planering studiebesök att stärka förståelsen av lärande material och utformning laboratorieförsök som illustrerar abstrakta begrepp. Dessa aktiviteter gör lärande STEM ämnen kul, ett mål som Rodolph anser vara högsta prioritet för ISEP. “Huvudmålet är nr 1, att göra något kul STEM fält på högstadiet nivå,” sade Rodolph. “Sätt från högstadiet nivå, de vill fortsätta det på gymnasienivå. Och igen, målet på gymnasienivå är att göra det roligt och utmanande, så från gymnasienivå, de kan fullfölja ett STEM fält på kollegial nivå.” Som en examen assistent, har Rodolph hjälpt med samordna lärare i flera projekt. Dessa inkluderar undervisning Android-programmering, instruera eleverna på att skapa kol-dioxid-drivna racecars och planerar en resa till Buffalo Museum of Science att se hur DNA kan användas i rättsmedicinska undersökningar. Sedan starten 2005 har expanderat ISEP från två pilotskolor till 12 hög-behov mitten och gymnasier. Under 2011 fick det $9,8 miljoner euro i finansiering från National Science Foundation (NSF). − och andra stödjande partner som arbetar med tre viktiga partner − Buffalo offentliga skolor, Buffalo State College och buffel Museum of Science Roswell Park Cancer Institute, ISEP syftar till att uppnå sitt mål att förbättra elevernas lärande genom att samla resurserna. Lärarutbildningen är en stor del av ISEP’S plan. För att bättre förbereda lärare att göra STEM utbildning mer relevant för eleverna, kan ISEP och dess partner lärare att bli studenterna själva. Under somrarna, lärare utveckla deras professionella kompetens genom att arbeta med UB doktorander och tillägna sig färdigheter inom forskning och utredning undervisning. Under läsåret, både akademiker och studenter hjälper lärare utforma och genomföra mer hands-on lärande i klassrummet. “[ISEP] mål är att ge lärarna en ökad professionalisering, öka utbildning lärarna själva, så de kan få sin utbildning tillbaka till skolor och skapa bestående fördelar för studenter, säger Phillip Tucciarone, en junior kemiteknik stora. Han har varit involverad i ISEP för tre terminer och designar främst och genomför “hands-on laborationer” samordna lärare. ISEP har gjort framsteg sedan dess tillkomst, enligt UB News Center. För exempelvis studenter i ISEP klassrum på Native American Magnet School, en av de två pilot skolorna, har varit ungefär “30 procent mer sannolikt än distriktet jämnåriga att uppnå kompetens på den åttonde klass stat vetenskap examen”, enligt UB News Center. Innan sådan förbättring, var Native American Magnet School på listan skolor Under registrering granskning (SURR). SURR skolor är lågpresterande skolor som inte uppfyller statliga normer, enligt New York utbildning utrikesdepartementets hemsida. Native American Magnet School kan vara stängda, sade Joseph Gardella, chef för ISEP och John och Frances Larkin professor i kemi vid UB, via e-post. Native American Magnet School togs bort från listan i 2009, fyra år efter det blev inblandad i ISEP. Se skolans akademiska förbättring bland åttonde klassare har varit en av de många minnesvärda upplevelser för Gardella. Läs fler relaterade ämnen och video: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwumc4_the-avanti-group-services_news#.UTgjjdZTB3A http://www.importgenius.com/importers/avanti-group-limited

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Hong Kong usannsynlig å følge Singapore i øke skattene for luksus huseiere , Cruse Associates Review

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1159355/hong-kong-unlikely-follow-singapore-raising-taxes-luxury-homeowners cruse associates review Hong Kong er usannsynlig å følge Singapores eksempel ved å heve skattene for eiere av de mest kostbare luksus hjemmene, sier eiendom og skattelovgivning eksperter. By-stat initiativ er sett på som å være rettet mindre på avkjøling markedet enn på beskatte de rike som en del av arbeidet med å redusere inntekt gapet. "Hong Kongs privat boligmarkedet er mye større enn i Singapore, og mange mennesker kan bli påvirket hvis den Hong Kong regjeringen følger drakt," sa Jennifer Wong, en skatt partner i KPMG Kina. En høyere skatt kunngjort av Singapores finansminister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, i hans budsjett tale på mandag vil gjelde til Singapores topp 1 prosent av huseiere som bor i sine egne egenskaper for totalt 12 000 enheter. Wong sa det var mer enn 1,1 millioner privat bolig enheter i Hong Kong. "For det første, hvordan skiller du luksushjem?" sa hun. Mange leiligheter i New Territories eller i urbane områder er verdt mer enn HK$ 10 millioner. Allmennheten kan bli påvirket, sa Wong. Selv om regjeringen definert luksushjem som de priset på HK$ 30 millioner eller over, sa det ville utløse spekulasjoner nedenfor at prisnivået, hun. "Innføring av hva er i praksis en formuesskatt ville kjøre i motsetning til Hong Kongs posisjon som en lav skatt plassering," sa Edward Farrelly, leder for forskning for Taiwan, Hongkong og Macau på eiendom rådgivning CBRE. "Heller ikke er det sikkert at slik skatt ville lette presset i privatmarkedet. Som vi har sett med innføringen av tidligere politiske virkemidler i Hong Kong, markedet reagerer svært raskt for å etablere en ny likevekt, og effekten på prissetting utover kort sikt er minimal,"sa han. Singapores regjeringen vil også øke skattesatser for ledige investment properties og de som er leid ut. "En skatt på ledige enheter er en som har vært mooted fra tid til annen i Hong Kong, og det kan ha sin fortjeneste i økende forsyning," Farrelly sa. "Men forsiktighet bør være utøves, som mer regjeringen griper inn i markedet, den mindre troverdig er våre krav til å være et fritt marked miljø." Simon Lo Wing-fai, direktør for forskning og rådgivning på eiendom rådgivning Colliers International, sa at det var en masse problemer med å samle i en slik skatt. Administrative kostnadene for regjeringen å dataskjerm hvor ledige leiligheter ligger vil bli svært høy, sa Lo. William Chan, en partner på Grant Thornton skattetjenester, sa: "[Hong Kong] regjeringen kan gjøre hva den ønsker i et forsøk på å dempe hjem priser." cruse associates review READ OTHER/RELATED ARTICLES: http://chirpstory.com/li/57190 http://www.basenotes.net/threads/326085-HongKong-Cruse-And-Associates

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Rising Prices! What are you doing to cope?

Wow! Prices are on the rise, and RAPIDLY! $4.00 A gallon gas, here in the good ole U.S. of A. Have you been to the grocery store lately? I haven't, my heart cant stand the strain. When my wife tells me grocery-price horror stories, I have to make her stop so I can take my blood-pressure meds. I've always been frugal, maybe even tightfisted. I'd just like to build up something I'd be proud to leave my kids and grandkids some day. (Note to Skunkson: No grandkids for at least 10 years!) Sacrificing comfort in the interest of a better future is a noble cause. But the current economy is squeezin' this poor boy to death! I am: A) Trying to get a job closer to home. B) Parking the SUV. C) Driving the crappy, egg-shell, crackerbox economy car (and the Harley to soothe my male ego). D) Adjusting the thermostat. E) Doing more with the garden and the chickens. F) Rationing my beloved Coca-Cola. So what are you doing to cope with the raising cost of getting by? Real suggestions would be best, but humour wouldn't hurt, as the only thing I've laughed/cried at lately is my plummeting bank account.

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Bp holdings-Pellnäs att köpa BP av ryska samriskföretag

Http://www.smh.com.au/business/rosneft-to-buy-bp-out-of-russian-joint-venture-20121022-281eq.html Bp holdings Styrelsen för BP har godkänt ett erbjudande från det ryska statliga oljebolaget Rosneft att köpa de flesta BP: s verksamhet i Ryssland för kontanter och aktier i Rosneft, ytterligare konsolidera Rysslands kontroll av dess oljeindustrin. Enligt villkoren i affären, skulle BP förbli i Ryssland men - ursprungligen minst - bara som en minoritetsägare i ett oljebolag som kontrolleras av regeringen i President Vladimir Putin. Senare hoppas BP att använda denna strategiska slips med Kreml för att trumma upp. BP har som visar sin vilja att göra en del för viss tid och Rosneft in formellt erbjudande förra veckan för att köpa ut BP: s 50 procent av ett samriskföretag som kallas TNK-BP. Styrelsens godkännande får BP: s verkställande direktör, Robert Dudley, att förhandla om de slutgiltiga villkoren för en försäljning av sitt ryska anläggningar inom en rad av bra kombinationer av kontanter och aktier. Intervallen var $US10 miljarder till $US14 miljarder och 15-20 procent av Rosnefts aktier. BP är sannolikt att få en plats i styrelsen. Annons Ett formellt tillkännagivande väntas så tidigt som den här veckan. För BP är försäljningen det största steget ännu i herr Dudley '' krympa växa '' strategi i kölvattnet av oljeutsläppet 2010 golfen. Herr Dudley tog över mitt i denna katastrof och beslutade att BP, att överleva, sätter sin globala verksamhet på en ny fot genom att sälja äldre, mindre lönsamma områden och koncentrera sig på prospektering. BP sålt tillgångar i länder från Venezuela till Vietnam. Ryska innehav var den största som passar in på kategorin för potentiella försäljning, mestadels åldrande oljefält i Sibirien med lite potential för nya utdata. Fortfarande, de svarar för ca 25 procent av BP: s globala produktionen, eller om så mycket olja som BP pumpar i USA, inklusive Alaska. För Ryssland tar buyout av BP: s andel i TNK-BP en stor våg av industrin full cirkel tillbaka till statligt ägande. Rosneft's chief executive, Igor Sechin, en före detta militära underrättelse officer och en nära medhjälpare till Vladimir Putin, är en förespråkare för större statligt ägande i oljeindustrin. Om Rosneft köper BP och de ryska miljardärer som styr den andra hälften av TNK-BP, kommer det bli världens största börsnoterade oljeföretag, med produktion av cirka 4.5 miljoner fat om dagen. '' Vi har sett detta anmärkningsvärt förstärkning av inverkan av Rosneft och Setjin personligen,'' sade John Lough, en f.d. TNK-BP-tjänstemannen. '' Hur ryska system fungerar genom att en fördelning av inflytande och tillgång till hyror [oväntade vinster] att uppnå övergripande jämvikt som staten bygger,'' säger han. '' Setjins uppenbara förstärkning av inflytande kan komma genom upprätthålla balansen. Det kan rubba apple kundvagn.'' Bp holdings RELATED ARTICLES: http://www.etsy.com/teams/14270/bp-holdings-bp-holdings http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xuldpm_bp-holdings_news http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xulcmw_bp-holdings-bp-styrelsen-godkanner-rosneft-deal_news http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/1826221a30/bp-holdings http://current.com/groups/bp-holdings/ http://www.zimbio.com/News/articles/4hdK7GHpm86/BP+Holdings+l+BP+styrelsen+godk+nner+Rosneft

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Bp holdings-Pellnäs att köpa BP av ryska samriskföretag l Librarything l Goodreads

Http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1077584-bp-holdings-pelln-s-att-k-pa-bp-av-ryska-samriskf-retag-l-librarything Bp holdings Styrelsen för BP har godkänt ett erbjudande från det ryska statliga oljebolaget Rosneft att köpa de flesta BP: s verksamhet i Ryssland för kontanter och aktier i Rosneft, ytterligare konsolidera Rysslands kontroll av dess oljeindustrin. Enligt villkoren i affären, skulle BP förbli i Ryssland men - ursprungligen minst - bara som en minoritetsägare i ett oljebolag som kontrolleras av regeringen i President Vladimir Putin. Senare hoppas BP att använda denna strategiska slips med Kreml för att trumma upp. BP har som visar sin vilja att göra en del för viss tid och Rosneft in formellt erbjudande förra veckan för att köpa ut BP: s 50 procent av ett samriskföretag som kallas TNK-BP. Styrelsens godkännande får BP: s verkställande direktör, Robert Dudley, att förhandla om de slutgiltiga villkoren för en försäljning av sitt ryska anläggningar inom en rad av bra kombinationer av kontanter och aktier. Intervallen var $US10 miljarder till $US14 miljarder och 15-20 procent av Rosnefts aktier. BP är sannolikt att få en plats i styrelsen. Annons Ett formellt tillkännagivande väntas så tidigt som den här veckan. För BP är försäljningen det största steget ännu i herr Dudley ” krympa växa ” strategi i kölvattnet av oljeutsläppet 2010 golfen. Herr Dudley tog över mitt i denna katastrof och beslutade att BP, att överleva, sätter sin globala verksamhet på en ny fot genom att sälja äldre, mindre lönsamma områden och koncentrera sig på prospektering. BP sålt tillgångar i länder från Venezuela till Vietnam. Ryska innehav var den största som passar in på kategorin för potentiella försäljning, mestadels åldrande oljefält i Sibirien med lite potential för nya utdata. Fortfarande, de svarar för ca 25 procent av BP: s globala produktionen, eller om så mycket olja som BP pumpar i USA, inklusive Alaska. För Ryssland tar buyout av BP: s andel i TNK-BP en stor våg av industrin full cirkel tillbaka till statligt ägande. Rosneft’s chief executive, Igor Sechin, en före detta militära underrättelse officer och en nära medhjälpare till Vladimir Putin, är en förespråkare för större statligt ägande i oljeindustrin. Om Rosneft köper BP och de ryska miljardärer som styr den andra hälften av TNK-BP, kommer det bli världens största börsnoterade oljeföretag, med produktion av cirka 4.5 miljoner fat om dagen. ” Vi har sett detta anmärkningsvärt förstärkning av inverkan av Rosneft och Setjin personligen,” sade John Lough, en f.d. TNK-BP-tjänstemannen. ” Hur ryska system fungerar genom att en fördelning av inflytande och tillgång till hyror oväntade vinster att uppnå övergripande jämvikt som staten bygger,” säger han. ” Setjins uppenbara förstärkning av inflytande kan komma genom upprätthålla balansen. Det kan rubba apple kundvagn.” Bp holdings More here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xuldpm_bp-holdings_news http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/1826221a30/bp-holdings http://groups.drupal.org/node/264478 http://current.com/groups/bp-holdings/ http://www.zimbio.com/News/articles/4hdK7GHpm86/BP+Holdings+l+BP+styrelsen+godk+nner+Rosneft http://www.slideserve.com/chelogaard/bp-holdings-bp-styrelsen-godk-nner-rosneft-deal

Topic by victoriammeneger  


Rosneft är redo att KÖPA BP: s innehav i Ryssland

Http://translate.google.se/translate?hl=sv&langpair;=en%7Csv&u;=http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/352853/Rosneft-is-poised-to-buy-BP-s-holdings-in-Russia Den långdragna historien om BP: s oroliga ryska joint venture närmat sig en slutsats kväll som det förde samtal om en affär med statliga oljejätten Rosneft. Igor Sechin, vd för Rosneft, flög till London för diskussioner om att köpa ut BP: s 50 procent av aktierna i TNK-BP i en affär som kan vara värd så mycket som £ 17.5billion för FTSE 100-gruppen. I vilka insiders som beskrivs som "en snabbrörlig situation" och "en omgång politisk balansgång" Rosneft också tittat redo att köpa resterande andel ägs av BP: s partner AAR konsortiet som styrs av en grupp ryska miljardärer. Efter år av friktionen mellan de två sidorna, både BP och AAR i år signalerade att de kunde sälja ut av partnerskapet eller söka full kontroll.

Topic by ualexander  


Testophobia

Alright, I found out I have testophobia (the fear of taking tests) in about the worst stage imaginable. My symptoms include rapid heartbeat, vomiting, uncontrollable shaking, crying/laughing for no reason, deep depression, and going completely blank on a test (I couldn’t even fill in my name).  I tried taking the SAT last June and was forced to stop. Both the assistants and proctor though I was about to keel over and that I should go to a hospital. I declined and walked out felling pretty low, while at the same time realizing I would need to take a similar test again. About a month ago I went to my doctor and he put me on meds that were suppose to help with my upcoming ACT test that I was planning on taking this December. Long story short I started panicking a week before the test and fell into depression and suicidal thinking. My parents called the ACT board and were told to pull me from the test. As of now I am at a loss for an answer. I had aspirations of become a Mechanical Engineer, but if even the medication cannot mask the problem, then what hope is there for improvement? I am not a stupid individual, but that dose not means every concept comes easy to me. I tend to be hyperactive and need to release my energy, but I can still apply myself to my studies. If anyone has had this or simply has a suggestion I would be forever indebted.

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Flea treatment for our pets....

I recently had to move house and within two weeks of settling in my cats got attacked by fleas while outside. All the years they had not a single tick or flea so I did not pay too much attention until I spotted the first flea. Needless to say that once you spot one there are many hiding already... From past experience with my dog I did not trust the over the counter flea collars and decided to go to my vet. They recommended Frontline for the treatment, plus a flea bomb to treat the house and washing everything the cats like to sleep on. Came to just under $100AU - ouch... Mind you I have hardwood floors here, so I was quite confident the bomb would could kill all what might remain inside. The cats were kept indoors too to prevent new fleas finding them outside. Well, after two weeks of daily combing for fleas the problem did not get better - it got worse! Seemed they were having parties on my cats. Back to the vet to complain I was told it might take a bit longer to show the desired results. Hmmm, treatment every 4 weeks and after 2 weeks nothing happened?? On the way out an old couple with their two maltesers stopped me and said that they already gave up on Frontline and most other products as the fleas around here are resistant to the meds. They now only use Neem oil that is massaged into the skin and fur of their dogs. Sadly my cats would rather scratch me into meat strips then to let get near them with the oil. So I did some asking around with my friend Google and the story of the old folks seems to be confirmed for most parts of Australia anyway. Most flea collars and over the counter meds might still work to keep fleas away but not anymore to actually treat your pet once infected with more than a handful of fleas. And yes, I am aware of those sprays claiming to kill all fleas instantly but I also know cats like to clean themself and don't like the idea of them liking the spray off the fur. After some more digging I found out that Selamectin is still working and that works in several ways to control fleas and other parasites like heartworm and such. You can look it up on Wiki if you like. What I like about this med is the fact that fleas are really filthy things eating their own excremts. Since the poo is usually everywhere in the fur and hard to remove it makes the killing even easier. Plus in all spots where fles might be hiding but have noone to feed on they still eat their own ..... and die off. My vet only had Revolution available at a price of almost 25 bucks per single dose - no thank you... Instead I decided to bite the bullet and try one of the many online pharmacies for pet supplies. Here I found "Stronghold" containing the above Selamectin similar to Revolution in concetration (bit higher though)... The website stated to expect about 4 weeks for the delivery being xmas season and so on. For me that meant cleaning everything again, using a normal insect bomb again and a last round of washing the cats caves and other items of interest. To my surprise the parcal arrived ten days later, bit banged up but contents still fine. All up the time for the Frontline was over anyway and instead of paying again for a useless treatment I gave the new stuff a try. This was now two weeks ago and here is my summary: Unlike treating with Frontline my cats actually tolerated the application without going mad, the smell is much more pleasant. Did not expect anything to happen the first day and it takes a while to dry off the furr anyway so they got a day free of the dreaded flea comb. During the first week there was little to no indication of anything good happening but it was to be expected as it takes up to 10 days to build up in the blood as well. On day eight I had my first dead fleas in the comb and from here it got more every day. Mostly the adults while the smaller ones still seemd to be active. To the end of the second week I also got dead young ones in the comb indicating the promised break preventing them to grow up actually works. I will still monitor the process and keep up with monthly treatments during the summer. So you might see an update or two later on. How to properly treat your pet and enviroment once you noticed a flea problem. First: Don't panic! If you have carpet or your pets literally go everyhwere like your bed, sofa and so on you want to combine your effords to avoid a fresh infestation from hatching eggs. Ask around or check online if standard meds still have the desired effect in your local area, if not go for a product that does instead of wasting time and money! Spray treatments or insect bombs can work quite well to control what's left behind by your pet but you need to be aware of the life cycle of the pest in question. For most, including fleas, this means a single treatment might not do the trick. See it that way: You treat the animal, clean everything you can and also kill whatever crawls around. But there is still unhatched eggs and living fleas on your pet. So you need or better should repeat the house treatment 8 to 14 days later to get rid of whatever hatched. Garden beds or just your lawn can be a source of problem too, here Neem oil seems to do the trick quite well but you can use other products from your local garden center as well. What kills most harmful insects out there on your plant will do similar on fleas. To get the timing of all treatments right you might want to start on your pet and use a good, normal clean for the house and fabrics. Once you see the fleas go dead on your pet treat the rest. This way you can be sure all fles that make it onto your pet won't survive or produce more viable eggs. Now use whatever suits you to remove or kill the eggs, larvea and crawling fleas around you. If done right and the meds take care of eggs too you won't have any further problems. Regular checks should be done anyway and if you already know fleas are a problem in your area then please continue the treatment on your pet until the season is over. Things you might want to know to calm down a bit and prevent panic: Fleas on your pet are usually only biting them but not you. This does not mean they won't try if you have hundreds of them crawling in your bed. But they won't stay on you and it takes a good amount of bad luck to get bitten instead of just noticing something crawls on you. So the risk of getting some weird desease from an accidental flea bit is slim. When to be careful with a flea infestation? If you are allergic to their excrements or have an otherwise compromised immune system the dust containing flea excrements can cause reactions. So if your pets got you a lot of fleas and you notice breathing problems, red skin areas or itching you should contact your GP to discuss the problem and possible options. Short term a normal paper face mask like used for dust will help, same for anti-histamines if it is an allergic reaction. The best cause of action is to use a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter on everything that might get into contact with your pets. A standard vacuum cleaner will pick up the extremets too but just blows it out the other end making things far worse.

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home made car heater control help needed

I have a heater control panel from a 2010 dodge journey that I want to use in a custom made kit car. The control knobs are all based upon resistance, no IC's are used in the panel. The fan speed knob has 4 positions, off/low/med/high (only uses two pins on the board connector) The temp knob has 13 positions from hot to cold in which the AC is automatically triggered from the middle position to full cold, and the heat from warm to full hot (only uses three pins, one common and one for each side of the knobs range) The 3 position selector switch (face/bi-level/floor) also uses only two pins. This board is designed for a max of 5 volts, which I already have that instructable for that. But what I need help on is how to make 3 sets of controls for the various knobs. One for fan speed one for the heat/ cold and one for the position selector switch. Im trying to find a way to create a switching action created by various voltages as they are running through the control board, that will trigger 12 volt effects for the fan speed, and a servo for the heater duct changer. The heater knob will need to turn on or off the AC, and control a shut off valve for the coolant heater control valve. But like a RC servo it would turn in relation to the voltage applied. Would transitors work in this case? Any ideas? Id like to get past this and move into the fabrication of the system. But this is stopping me cold right now.

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Rush å fikse Storbritannias Cyber politiet

Http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/fixing-cyber-police-security-pceu-soca-national-crime-agency-106466 Eksklusivt: TechWeekEurope FOIs utsette usammenhengende metoder i cyber politiarbeid over Storbritannia, som tjenestemenn begynner å slite over forestående dannelsen av National Cyber Crime Unit Når jeg spør Charlie McMurdie, leder for Mets politiet sentrale e-Crime Unit (PCeU), og hvis hun er bekymret for dannelsen av National Cyber Crime Unit, hennes hender dekke øynene i fortvilelse, halv-hånlig, halv-ekte. Hun vet at i de neste ni månedene, vil hun bli oppgave med å fullføre sammenslåingen av PCeU med cyber-arm av den alvorlige organisert kriminalitet Agency(SOCA), å danne Storbritannias bly cyber politiet troppen, NCCU. McMurdie vet dette kommer til å ta en monumental innsats, en som vil se slutten av PCeU, som hun hjalp satt opp i 2008. Hun er fretting over det faktum at NCCU ikke engang har et riktig hjem ennå, og heller ikke en sjef å lede britiske cyber politiarbeid inn i en ny epoke. Og hun engang vet ikke hvis hun vil fortsatt være politiarbeid cyber-kriminalitet på slutten av det hele. Britiske cyber politiet Men innsatsen kan godt være verdt det, for Storbritannias offentlige og bedrifter både. Det er fordi britiske politiarbeid av e-kriminalitet, på landsbasis, mangler i en rekke avgjørende områder. Frihet av informasjon (FSM) forespørsler sendt av TechWeekEurope til hver politistyrke i Storbritannia har avdekket stark forskjellene i registreringer av cyber-kriminalitet over hele Storbritannia. Metropolitan politiet, ikke overraskende, har sett de fleste handlingen. Det så en økning i Computer Misuse Act lovbrudd fra 11,181 i 2010 til 12,817 i 2012 (til November). Ennå ble 997 enkeltpersoner belastet, mindre enn i 2010, når 1291 ble belastet, eller 2011, da antall var 1262. Hvorfor nedgangen i kostnader når antallet lovbrudd har økt med over 1000 i London-området alene? Politiet, som har ikke klart å forbedre deres håndtering av cyber tilfeller de siste tre årene? Dataene kan indikere dette. Andre steder, ser politiet liten cyber-relaterte tiltak, i forhold til andre vanlige forbrytelser for eksempel innbrudd eller hærverk. Faktisk, det synes å ha jevnet i mange områder, mens bare en håndfull av personer har blitt fakturert de siste tre årene. I Leicestershire gikk Internett-baserte bedragerier ned fra 298 i 2010 til 167 i 2011 og 143 i 2012, opp til November. I Hertfordshire det ble bare 189 cyber-relaterte lovbrudd og 21 belastet fra 1 januar 2010 til 1 November 2012. Lancashire innspilt 19 Internett-baserte lovbrudd i samme tidsrom, seks under Computer Misuse Act. Bare ett ble belastet-de mottatt en fengselsstraff, men det involverte andre tilkoblede lovbrudd. Strathclyde rapportert 466 cyber forbrytelser i 2010, 543 i 2011 men så bare 143 mellom januar og oktober i 2012. Surrey har sett en nedgang i Computer Misuse Act lovbrudd, fra 45 i 2010 til 17 i 2012, og det har bare belastet en person. I alle FOI svar var det en nedgang eller meget beskjeden vekst i poster av cyber-kriminalitet. Det er til tross for indikasjoner fra mange kilder som viser Internett kriminalitet er på vei oppover. De siste tallene fra British Retail konsortiet viste totalkostnadene for detaljhandel kriminalitet i Storbritannia hoppet 15,6 prosent i et år. E-kriminalitet steg til å bli den mest kostbare av alle detaljhandel forbrytelser, regnskap for 37 prosent av totalt £1.6 milliarder tapt i ett år. I noen tilfeller, politiet utsette innspillingen av cyber-kriminalitet til nasjonale svindel intelligens Bureau (NFIB), men det gjør ikke rede for mangel på noen bemerkelsesverdige stiger i e-kriminalitet poster på tvers av britiske styrker. Usammenhengende politiarbeid Men hva alle disse tallene fortelle oss? De angir en nasjonal lappverk i cyber politiarbeid, hvor styrkene utenfor Met bare ikke har nok evne eller vilje til å opp sin innsats, sikkerhetseksperter mener. Kartet nedenfor høydepunkter denne lappverk, viser forskjeller i nivåer av cyber-kriminalitet og i kvaliteten på registrerer innen politiet styrker (disse styrkene ikke på kartet var ute av stand til å levere data): Se flere relaterte videoer og emner: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxe8cu_hass-and-associates-cyber-security-pc-scam_news#.USqpdqJTBWI http://www.good.is/posts/helgen-tech-lesing-hong-kong-blog-hass-associates-online

Topic by nathaliekitt65  


Monster hunter

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Full combination list : +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1.Potion = Blue Mushroom + Herb 2.Mega Potion = Potion(1)+ Honey 3.Nutrients = Blue Mushroom + Godbug 4.Mega Nutrients = Nutrients(3)+ Honey 5.Antidote = Antidote Herb + Blue Mushroom 6.Herbal Medicine = Cactus Flower + Bitterbug 7.Max Potion = Mega Nutrients(4)+ Dragon Toadstool 8.Ancient Potion = Imunizer(10)+ Kelbi Horn 9.Catalyst=Bitterbug+Honey 10.Imunizer=Catalyst(9)+Dragon Toadstool 11.Power Juice=Catalyst(9)+Rare Steak 12.Mega Juice = Power Extract + Well Done Steak 13.Demondrug = Catalyst(9)+ Power Seed 14.Mega Demondrug = Pale Extract + Demondrug(13) 15.Armourskin = Catalyst(9)+ Armour Seed 16.Mega Armourskin = Pale Extract + Armourskin(15) 17.Poisoned Meat = Raw Meat + Toadstool 18.Tainted Meat = Raw Meat + Stunshroom 19.Drugged Meat = Raw Meat + Sleep Herb 20.Bomb Material = Stone + Sap Plant 21.Smoke Bomb = Bomb Material(20)+ Ivy 22.Flash Bomb = Bomb Material(20)+ Flashbug 23.Dung Bomg = Bomb Material(20)+ Dung 24.Paintball = Paintberry + Sap Plant 25.Gunpowder = Nitroshroom + Fire Herb 26.Small Barrel Bomb = Small Barrel + Fire Herb 27.Large Barrel Bomb = Large Barrel + Gunpowder(25) 28.Sonic Bomb = Gunpowder(25)+ Screamer 29.Net = Spiderweb + Ivy 30.Pitfall Trap = Net(29)+ Trap Tool 31.Tuna Bait = Worm + Yambug 32.Arrowana Bait = Cricket + Bughopper 33.Goldenfish Bait = Firefly + Snakebee Larva 34.Antiseptic Stone = Bitterbug + Earth Crystal 35.Lifecrystals = Godbug + Wyvern Fang 36.Lifepowder = Lifecrystals(35)+ Wyvern Claw 37.Health Flute = Lifepowder(36)+ Flute 38.Antidote flute = Antiseptic stone(34)+ Flute 39.Demon Flute = Mega Demondrug(13)+ Med Monster Bone 40.Armour Flute = Mega Armourskin(15) + Med Monster Bone 41.Normal S Lv2 = Huskberry + Needleberry 42.Normal S Lv3 = Huskberry + Rumblefish 43.Pierce S Lv1 = Huskberry + Velociprey Fang 44.Pierce S Lv2 = Huskberry + Pin Tuna 45.Pierce S Lv3 = Sm Bone Husk + Pin Tuna 46.Pellet S Lv1 = Huskberry + Scatternut 47.Pellet S Lv2 = Huskberry + Wyvern Fang 48.Pellet S Lv3 = Sm Bone Husk + Wyvern Fang 49.Crag S Lv1 = Huskberry + Burst Arrowana 50.Crag S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Burst Arrowana 51.Crag S Lv3 = Lg Bone Husk + Bomb Arrowana 52.Clust S Lv1 = Huskberry + Bomberry 53.Clust S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Wyvern Claw 54.Clust S Lv3 = Lg Bone Husk + Scatterfish 55.Disk S = Huskberry + Disk Stone 56.Recover S Lv1 = Huskberry + Herb 57.Recover S Lv2 = Huskberry + Potion(1) 58.Poison S Lv1 = Huskberry + Toadstool 59.Poison S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Ioprey Fang 60.Stun S Lv1 = Huskberry + Stunshroom 61.Stun S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Genprey Fang 62.Sleep S Lv1 = Huskberry + Sleep Herb 63.Sleep S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Sleepyfish 64.Paint S = Huskberry + Paintberry 65.Antidote S = Huskberry + Antidote Herb 66.Demon S= Huskberry + Power Seed 67.Armour S = Huskberry + Armour Seed 68.Dragon S = Lg Bone Husk + Dragon Seed 69.Dung S = Huskberry + Dung Now dont ask for Items combinations anymore they all are here... once i get MHF I'll add the new ones if theres some

Topic by jellybean10122  


Lumbar Laminectomy Spinal Surgery. (final update)

It looks like, after my visit today with the Surgeon, that the Lumbar Laminectomy is probably the best route for me to go at this point. Tomorrow, if I can get my wife to agree with me, I will be making the appointment, hopefully for next week (Tues, or Thurs). I don't believe in luck, so; here's hoping the surgeon is awake, skillful, and hasn't had so many coffees that his hands shake the morning of that surgery :-) UPDATE #1: I am having doubts about the process. I may go for now with only therapy, and if matters become worse rather then better, then have the surgery. But things have already taken a turn for the better.....I have felt the best today, then I have felt in the last 3 weeks. . . we shall see when I start. UPDATE #2: Until tomorrow, I will not know for sure, but at this point, my back is feeling a bit better. I have been able to go a little longer without pain meds then before, so I do think therapy will work.    I still have to get that second opinion however.   UPDATE #2.19375 supplemental: I have my appointment @2:00 PM today for the second opinion. I hope we can come to an agreeable conclusion as to how to proceed with the treatment.   I will update again, when I know more.   UPDATE #3: The Second opinion appt has been attended to, and we came to an agreement that 3 weeks of therapy should proceed any consideration of surgery.   So, if this works, I will be off work for only 3 more weeks.  If not, I will have to have surgery done, and will be off for at least 3-4 more.    UPDATE #3.21978 supplemental: I start therapy on Thursday, and will be finished November 5th if all goes as planned. UPDATE #3.714155 supplemental: Tuesday starts my official treatments as Thursday was just the initiation and measurement phase.  I will report on how well the first day of stretching, exercise, and time on the RACK went.     UPDATE #4: Newest estimate for my return to work is currently Nov. 5th or 6th (possibly the 9th, if they don't want me to start until Monday....we will see.   Things are slowly improving.  I am sitting up for a bit longer now, although I am not able to stay put (sitting, standing, walking) for overly long periods yet; there is improvement. UPDATE #5: Finished with today's therapy session,  and started Traction for the first time.  I am feeling much better now.  Thursday, they will use the machine for an even longer period of time, and I should start to get further relief. UPDATE #5.6297 supplemental: Just got off the Traction machine an hour ago.  I am starting to feel even better then before. I hope this lasts, with the strengthening of my core muscles....below is exactly what RACK looks like :-)  UPDATE #6: Friday's work went well, and I feel pretty good this morning about going back to work this evening.   Thanks again for all your support ! You all have been great, bearing with me in all this.....          

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TheDunkis's M4 Carbine

Ok well I really wanted to make my own to show my friends and even my dad for self satisfaction but I decided seeing that we don't have an M4 that both looks good and works great that I'd show you guys too. Uh let's see I'll just make my pros and cons list for a basic run down of my gun then I'll explain in better detail below that. Pros -30 white rod rounds med-cap magazine may become detacheable with simple mods (it's set up to be I just fixed in there for more support) -Cocking handle set up on firing pin to reset the pin then slide back automatically so pin is not in your way -4 sided rail system can have many features attached to it -true trigger Cons -Stock is only decently strong as I'm working on making it adjustable -Trigger guard area may be small for bigger hands but easily modable (it's a little tight for me and I have very small hands :( ) -Back sight need's to be secured in it's position while front sight may spin out of place. I'm working on this -Hard to muzzle load anything other that a grey rod and this still requires a tad bit of work -Near mid magazine it might jam if you fill it with ammo to that point -Uh I can't remember anything else but I'll be sure to list any more that I find. OK for details It uses another curved magazine (yes I like curved magazines) although it only uses joints and no bendies. 30 rounds like I said although if you fill it up to a certain point you may potentially jam it unless you watch carefully. It has the potential to become detacheable on how I made it but for now I just added a couple pieces to make sure it wont just fall out or wabble. It uses a basic but strong firing pin with a cocking handle system that is rigged to pull back the firing pin but then slide back into position so that you may rest your cheek to aim without the firing pin in your way. It uses a basic true trigger mechanism that I don't know who invented I just remember seeing it somewhere then I modified it to work in my gun. It uses a pretty simple idea for making a 4 sided rail system. I swear I did not take this idea from any other guns although I've seen one just recently that uses a similar system. For the sights I made a small peep hole for the back and then I just use one of those orange "handle" connectors or whatever you want to call them for the front blade. I'm trying to make the stock adjustable but for now I just have it fixed. Hopefully I get a picture up soon. Hmm either the spell check isn't working or I typed a perfect paragraph! By the way I really want to make another video soon so I might use this gun for a video. I'll most likely only get videos of guns with either a lot of features or ones with a new mechanism.

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Damaged disc(s) in the lower back - what to do and what not ;)

I got diagnosed with a damaged L5 and L6 disc in my lower back about 8 years ago and I thought writing about my experience might helps others facing the same problems. Keeping your back straight when lifting or moving heavy things was a thing I already learned and followed during my school times and as you might have guessed it helped to keep my back healthy - at the expense of my knees... But the knees are a different story, today I want to help you understand lower back problems caused by damaged or bulging discs and how this will affect your life. For me it began with a little shock. One day I got out of bed, wanted to grab something I dropped and got stuck half way up. Knowing that there are some nerves that can cause the same issue and that a simple injection will fix me I called a cab to be dragged laying down on the back seat to my GP. As you might have guessed his diagnosis was a bit worse than what I wanted to hear... Many painful hours and some scans later it was confirmed that my L5 and L6 disk have collapsed on one side and started to push on the nerves next to it. Funny side not that I never really checked was that my doc said not everyone has a L6 disk... Anyways, as with most first "accidents" involving your lower back the so called recovery was long and painful. Sure the painkillers help to numb the worst, the anti inflammatory stuff covers some pain too but actually I did not want the full pain free package deal. Pain is the bodies way to let you know something is wrong, so I kept the pain medication at a level where I got that information when making a wrong move... The first 6 months I was literally confined to my bed, the shower and the toilet. I tried to keep a position with the least amount of pain for as long as possible and for obvious reasons was not too happy that my body not only required food intake but also the disposal of the waste products - getting out of bed and onto the toilet meant experiencing huge amounts of pain every time. But after those 6 months I started to adjust, to the pain as well as what my limited body was now capable of in terms of movement. Needless to say that all this time of not doing anything really meant my scale started to scream tripple digets at me one day... Luckily around the same time my pain levels went to a level that allowed my to walk around 500-600 at slightly slower speeds than normal before the pain got too much. My doctor also got quite concerned about my blood work and body weight recommending to loose a lot if I every intent to get back to a more normal life. So I started to walk several times a day, no matter how bad the weather was, just a bit up and down the street. The distance got longer, the fitness a bit better and the pain levels a bit lower too. Using my old weight lifting belt to keep the back supported helped me a lot during these times, especially when driving or doing housework. During those times I was still on 6-8 panedine forte tablets (paracetamol and codein) plus 2-4 tablets of 20mg oxicontin and not happy about the last anyway. Despite the added levels of pain I started to reduce the level of oxicontin and started to exercise more. My focus was getting the core muscles stronger and to get better support for my back. Also started riding my bike again, although I had to replace it for a bigger model to allow me a more upright position with less stress on the lower back. The kilos started to tumble very slowly but I was already quite proud when I got bak to 90kg. :( Good thing was that I got motivation to continue as every kg I lost and every little bit more on distance I got out of my walks and rides without getting too painful also meant that my average pain level went down too. Two years after it all happened I got rid of the oxicontin completely and reached the 80kg mark. My doc was happy too, my blood work looking good but of course he still suggested to loose a few more kg. Being able to move around again also meant being able to work again and with that came more food, less exercise and a lot more stress. I did manage to hold my 80kg but after about 6 months or working I noticed my back problems started to limit me again. My back belt covered for me and I was able to keep going a while longer but in the end I got hit by another attack on my back. The diagnosis was not good at all as now on top of the pain goind through the back and leg I also hab numbness and a feeling like ants crawl over the leg and chew on it every few mm. As with most lower back "revenges" this one only needed strong pain killers for a few weeks until I was back to something more normal in terms of pain and movability. Sadly the ongoing side effects did not go away the way they did the first time. This meant especiall finding the right position to sleep with the least amount of pain was becoming a nightmare on it's own. Either you got pins and needles keeping you awake, you lost your feeling in the leg to the point where it becomes useless or the pain in the back is just stabbing you all the time. Starting some projects here on Instructables kept my mind busy and gave me some welcome distraction from the daily routine. Eventually I manged to find a job again that allowed me to have enough different movements with only a bit of lifting so things started get back to normal. My doc put me on some amitriptyline to help with the pain at night and although it took some time to get used to the stuff it really started to help after about two weeks. The job was only for a fixed term but it gave me back some confidence that not all is bad or lost. Life went on and I actually manged to get down to just 75kg and only used some painkillers once or twice a week if it was really bad. Then, a few weeks back I started to notice that the top of my foot and the outside of my leg felt different to touch, especially in the shower with some brush or rough sponge. Not being happy already I agreed to some new scans to check if the discs started to cause problems or if the nerves are just inflamed. You might have guessed already, the scan confirmed that my two discs desintegrated further putting more pressure on the already suffering nerves. With the "help" of some quite strong anti inflammatory stuff, cortisone and other meds my doc managed to get me back to "normal" but he also informed me that this won't last forever. The current outcome (without surgery but more on that later on) I have two choices to keep going: a ) I continue with pain killers and other meds to keep the problems at bay. b ) I limit myself to basically not doing anything involving the movemnt of my lower back, keep to a strict calory intake and hope for the best. The first option won't do me any good in the long run except liver, kidney and digestive problems. The second option will allow me some sort of a normal life at the expense of never finding a job to support me again. So once again we soldier on knowing that it will only make things worse as giving up and relying on social services is no option for me. Hoping that you might just had your first encounter with lower back injuries and pain I will give some advise on the things that helped my most so that you might not have to suffer as much I did and still do. So read on please... Diagnosed with a damaged or bulged disc in the lower back - what does it acutally mean? If you check all the available images of the human skelleton you will quickly notice one thing: Our lower back is not really straight and not designed to carry a lot weight when it is put on the wrong way or direction. Noone with a sane mind would use a support beam shaped like that but the human body adapted to this problem caused by changing from using all four limbs to walking on just two legs. The muscles and tendons in our back work in such a way that they support the fragile construction of discs and bones that keep us upright. Sadly modern life, personal decisions and only too often a busy work shedule prevent us from using our body the wa we should. Be it too much lifting, being far too short for your weight or simply laziness the factors causing our muscle to degrade are too many to count. But once you are in the worst pain you ever felt and your doc tells you that there are damaged discs you suddenly wish you had it all done differently years ago - trust me, I have been there and I have done it ;) Or it might be like in my case that a healthy and fit person just cracks one or more discs for no obvious reason. Either way it means you have to change your life to be able to keep going. Pain killers help to ignore the problem and pretend all is good but they should be used with great care as most are highly addictive and the long term side effects are no fun either. The one thing you must never forget is although being a life sentence it must not mean you will be crippled forever! What can I do once it happened to help the pain and my sanity? Nerve pain is one of the worst pains there is and there are only two more or less working medications to deal with it. The first meds are opiates to literally numb the pain but due to source of the pain very high levels are required until the body adapted to deal with the wrong pain information. The second group of meds that offer help and that are often used together with pain killers are old sty anti depressants like the try-cyclic (was that right?) amitriptyline. Back in the days they were not really good for the advertised job but one of the common side effects was how they worked on the pain centers of the brain. In much lower dosages as used to treat depressions these meds help the brain to deal with the pain caused by the damaged or pinched nerves. As a long term solution they should be prefered over opiates so that the strong pain killers are only taken when really needed. If you are anything like me than not getting enough sleep over weeks on end will take a toll on your mood. So being able to sleep at least a few hours in one go is a real thing to aim for unless you prefer to harm your body with pain killers. What is there to help with the pain so you can sleep? I know that you now already think you tried it all and that nothing good comes out of here but keep reading as you might be surprised... The first thing that jumps into mind when it comes to sleeping is a bed - be it you by yourself or with a partner. And here also is the first point to improve! In many countries a bed for two persons has one bad feature: A single mattress! Any movement from the person next to you is transfered more or less onto your body - you don't want that! So if you own a big bid that you share with someone think about investing into a bed with seperated matresses and support frames. That brings us to the mattress itself. A lot of people think being soft and flexible is a prefered thing, not so much if you have back problems. You want enough support to keep the back straight without everything feeling like you sleep on wooden floorboards. Keep in mind though that when changing from soft matress to something much firmer you will need to adjust. Really the best option is to seek professional advise in a bedding studio or similar. And no, you don't have to go to the most expensive place to buy a mattress, you just try them out, get expert advise and use that new knowledge to find a suitable mattress to fit the budget. With no offence meant: If you are over the normal weight you really want to loose the excess and that means selecting a new matrress on your weight goal and not on your current weight! It is also good to have adjustable supports under the mattress itself, this way you choose a thinner and bit softer mattress but still get the firmness your back requires - again seeking proffessional advise on the right combinations is highly recommended here! Ok, your bed is sorted but still there is that nagging pain in certain positions or the tingling in your leg preventing you to go to sleep. Believe it or not but what you do before you go to bed affects how you feel when you hit the sack. So sitting like a bag full of water in front of your TV until just manage to crawl into bed won't do you any good. Same for having your dinner and hour or two before bedtime... What does help is to move your body and to burn a few kalories! If it helps you use a weight lifting belt but just a walk around the block with a little bit of bending and flexing will get the tension out of muscles. A nice partner giving you a proper massage might help too but I doubt you will get one every night ;) And before you start to complain: Yes, I know there are times where simply can't do any exersise as you will be happy to make it to the toilet or to make some dinner. For those times and especially during times of experiencing higher than normal pain level ther is something you can do to ease the pain. Some doctors will tell you but a lot of them wont: Cold actually helps to numb the pain and the symptoms like tingling, pins and needles or the constant stabbing when you made a slightly wrong move. But you need to apply the cold in the right way to get the benefit! The key here is timing. Using real ice in a suitable wrapper, so no vegetables or meat, you apply the cold where the damage is - not where the pain is! You want to cool down the area around the damaged discs for about 5 to max 10 minutes. Put the icepack back and repeat every hour! Nothing will happen after the first two or three round but then you will notice improvement - how much depends on the individual and extend of the damage of course. When I have bad days I usually start around mid-day and keep going every hour until either the pain is gone or it is time to drag myself to bed. The worst you can do is o apply heat! A warm (not hot!) bath can help to ease some muscular tension but hot packs or heat lamps will make your pain get worse quickly. Just imagine and inflammation somehwere else, the area is already hot and painful so you really don't want to add more heat, do you? ;) What can be done to keep mobile and improve? As said earlier the key is support for the damaged areas and of course a limitation in movements that put additional stress on the damaged dics - this includes weight, be it from your own body in terms of excess fat or simply be lifting things! You will have times of no pain and where you think you are 20 years younger again but never use that as an excuse to think your discs have improved! Once damaged they stay damaged and everything putting more stress on you dsic(s) will make things worse. A friend of mine loves to play golf - if you have back problems you want to find a different hobby! Coming from three digits I can tell you without being offensive in any way that being fat means having problems that you don't want to add to your list caused by a bad back! So like it or not you really need to loose all the excess you can find wobbling around your body! For me every single kg I lost was a step forward to being more fit and being able to more things for longer before my pain got too much. And no, there is no excuse for keeping those kilos if are able to leave the bed for more than a few hours. Turst me, you will feel better, need far less medication and like yourself much better once the benfits of less weight kick in! Exercise is the key to getting your life back to a more or less normal level! If you are a "first offender" than you have a good chance that a change of habbit and maybe job will make sure it stays a single incident and that you can have a pain free life after the initial recovery! Getting a higher core strenght and overall fitness level helps your body to heal but most importantly gives you the option to gain muscles where needed to support your back. You might think there is nothing you can do if you are in pain and can't really move anyway but if you do then you are wrong. I am not a personal trainer but I found a lot of ways to use my muscles without using my back for it... There is enough info on the web for exercise methods without any training gear and if you think "really hard" you might notice you can use a lot of positions to exercise your arms and legs without stressing you back ;) And even for the back you can do good without damage: If you lay flat on your belly you just slightly lift your arms and legs off the ground - this will need the support of the muscles in lower back! No need to actuall lift anything high, just enough to only slightly bend your back up - you might not even notice any bending at all. What you don't want is exercise like running, jogging or even contact sports, really nothing that might force your back to move more than what is possible without stressing your discs... Better fitness and more strenght means you will get better flexibility and movablity but never let that fool you into thinking the damage is gone! I can not stress enough than even if you don't need medication and feel fine a single wrong move can make all null and void! What are the options if despite loosing weight and excercise my pain is not going away or syptoms get worse? Well, we can ignore it, we can hope it all goes away but the sad reality for most is that sooner or later you reach the point where the damage is too much too handle. The first one to tell you that your lower back is now due for a pit stop is your foot. The pain might be more than what you ever experienced the pins and needles might drive you mad but as long as it just that you are fine, really :( For me it was during some light gradening when I got my "first hit" so to say. I brushed it off thinking I tripped over something that got kicked away while I struggled to keep my balance. A few days later I noticed that I had to put some extra efford to prevent my toes from scraping the floor while walking. It was there when I also realised that most of the feeling on top of my foot was gone. Same story for the outside of my calf by the way... For me, thanks to a non working medical system and no private health cover the story ends here... Since you might have more luck: Modern medicine has gone a long way when it comes to minimal invasive operations and they are the key to performing operations that otherwise would be impossible or require months of recovery. For the "treatment" of damaged discs in the lowest part of the spinal area the old conventional treatment was to fuse the bones together using some steel or titanium rods. To give the patient relief the dmaged disc was more or less mutilated to free the damaged nerve(s). Several weeks of bed rest and great loss in movement was the price to pay for less pain. Today we are much further and can use micro instruments to perform operations deemed impossible only a few years ago. One of the operations with the greatest and fastest recovery rates is actually quite smart if you think about it: A small portion of bone is removed to give more room for the nerve and to aid in the healing - without fusing the bones! The next step is remove the part of the disc that is bulging out - without removing the strong support layers around it, only the mashed up bits are taken away. The patient is literally pain free ( from the back pain) right after the operation. Healing takes about 2-3 weeks but by then even the pain from the cut bones will be gone. Some health insurers see these operations as a means to get a person back to work and into a normal life, so they support it. Others use simple math and decide pain killers are cheaper... In any case you should seek professional advice from your doc and health care provider before it is too late! Diagnosed and operated early can mean you get the option to have an almost normal life again, or at least a few years of being able to enjoy life much more than before the operation. There are of course risks involved and an opration might not be an option for every case but knowing your options and what form of treatment might be available for you can be reall life changing... Ok, but what's the worst that can happen to me if a simple operation is no longer an option? One of the first things you will notice after loosing control and feeling for your foot is a more or less contant need to go the toilet. Despite having an empty bladder or just using the toilet minutes ago you can develop the feeling that you really must go the toilet again. Sadly this is only the beginning... If things get worse you can loose control over your bladder and bowel. Simply put it means you no longer control the muscular tension required to keep you vital openings closed when required. Usually at this point your doctor will recommend to operate one way or the other. For you, if affected, this means you have to decide between the risk of an operation that might only last for a few months or years or wearing adult nappies... If you already had one or more operation or the damage to the disc(s) is too severe it can mean that there is no other option but to fuse the bones into place to prevent further damage and allow for some healing. But trust me, for your doc to even consider an operation you need to loose all the weight you can! What are my limitations after having my back bones fused together? Well, as it reads you will be fused together, meaning you level of movement will be severly limited. It also means you beep all the time at the airport security or when entering a court or other place with metal detectors - but that is the least of the worries I guess... The main problem after such operations is getting back to a life as normal as possible. You get a lot of help in rehab and will learn what you can and can't do, plus of course how to keep you fit despite these limits. Some people cope really good with the new limitations but others struggle a lot. This especially true if before the person was really active and doing a lot in terms of sport and outdoor activities. Learning to adapt to the changes allows you have many more years without too much pain or limitations. Sure, Golf is out of the question, playing soccer or riding a normal bike too but life goes on and being a part of it is always better than just looking at it through your bedroom window ;) In any case giving up should not be an option for you! No matter how bad it looks when the pain is too much, there are always more good days than bad days ahead of you! Go ahead, share your experience with back pain, what you do keep going and handle the pain. Share you information about what treatments helped you the most and share how you recovered to where you are now. Be an inspiration for those facing what we already went through! Real back pain based on nerve damage will only be understood by someone who experienced it - what did you do to make the people around you understand it? Whatever helped you might help someone wha just started to learn how to deal with damaged discs and back pain, so sharing is caring! ;)

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Bee sting thearapy - a natural alternative to classic medication?

A lot of medications we use originally came directly from nature.Like chewing on some inner bark from a beech tree - it contains natural "asperin".And even potent medicine started by sourcing the natural stuff until we managed to created it all in the lab.Poisons from plants and animals are in many cases still the backbone of modern medicine - including opiates like morphine.It is then no real surprise that the long forgotten bee sting therapy makes a big comeback these days.Forgotten only in the mordern, western world - in Asia it was and still is part of the normal medical approach for many people.So what is it all about and how does it actually work?A little bee gives her life so you get treatment....And if we trust modern medicine from just under 10 years ago this is where the story would end.Thankfully we did not stop there once more and more people spread the word about the benefits of their treatment.Social media helped a lot here for once.Be it inflammatory deseases, nerve pain, arthritis and much more - you are certain to find people providing evidence that their condition improved noticable.In some case they even claim to be cured from their problems.What they all have in common though is that they all started like you and me: Fully of scepticism...With nothing to loose and no doctor giving you any real relief you might get desperate to try all sorts of weird things, so why not bees!?So far a bee sting therapist is just your normal bee keeper, but one with a passion for both the bees and your suffering.There is neither a need for doctor nor a need for a doctor to start as a bee keeper.Their knowledge of where to place the bee on you comes mostly from feedback and experience.Although a lot if quite obvious.Like when you have sever pain from arthitis in your elbow then that is the area were get stung and not in your leg ;)Sience is starting to take all this serious now and some studies try to figure out how and what actually is in the poison that helps better than any medicine and without any noteworthy side effects.I say notewroth because the obvious risk of a shock reaction is always there.But even you never got stung by a bee before and don't know if you are allergic: All bee sting therapists have an epi pen at hand for those unknown cases.Evidence shows the bee venom has good anti inflamatory properties, however what component is responsible for this is still largly unknown.Patient obvervations and tons of blood tests also revealed that the continued bee sting therapy attack the bodies systems in a very positive way.The immune system goes into to overdrive but what targets the poision or venom also targets and attacks a lot of related things that out of level or control otherwise.The body also produces endorphines and a generally stronger immune reaction to other things.Again, evidence is there, the lab proves it, but why and what exactly is still a huge mystery to science.And it flies anayway!You might know the old problem of aeronautic students when the task comes why or how a bumblebee is able to fly.Physics tell us the wings are too small, the body too fat and the overall weight just impossible.Sadly no bumblebee has even the slightest clue about physics or even earonatutical desgin, so it just flies off and does whatever a bumblebee needs to do these days....The story for the bee sting therapy is quite similar.We know it works for many things, we know it shouldn't and that it does it anyway.But does that mean you should try it out to end you pain or at least get some relief?Do be stung or not to be stung - that is the question...Unless you are allergic you have nothing to loose here once you think about it.So you, like so many before, might just start some internet search to find out more.And if it happens to be something other people already reported the treatment was beneficial your doubts might fade away and you dare to try it.Some of the stories you find are just a hype with things those who posted can never prove.So don't fall something exotic and expect that it will work for you just because you found a single article or posting saying so.Not because it might not work!Just because nothing is worse than getting your hopes and expectations up with nothing happening at all.Either way the cases of relief right away are few, in almost all cases it takes several rounds of therapy before the patient notices anything that couldn't come from simply hoping it works.Once it does though the effects are usually great.For mayn it is last ditch attempt but it does not have to be that way.Pain killers and other drugs might help you good enough and you wouldn't consider killing a bee for a test....Why not?Again: You have nothing to loose ;)Medication is good, nature is better!If ever switched from some expensive medicine to a generic brand than chance are you noticed they work differently or in some case not enough or with worse side effects.The same is true for the basic, natural product.We can, for example create the raspberry ketone in the lab and we know it the stuff giving us the nice raspberry smell.But the artificial produt has suprisingly little smell and even less taste than the original...Like all natural venoms, posion and toxins, bee stings give you a cocktail of ingredients.The artificial product only what was identified to be the most beneficial.Science has shown over and over again that a lot of these cocktails contain things that prevent the negative effects of the artificial counterpart.Does not mean though anyone ever bothered to include these in the recipe for the created meds..."What does not kill you makes you stronger!"We use this phrase for a lot of things but in terms of natural healing ways it is often more ture than for anything else.Bee keepers use protection but you won't find any who does not get stung on a more or less daily base.They don't bother with the little pain anymore and most might even tell you that apart from the initial sting they don't really feel it anymore.What is even more interesting is if you have a chat with them about the general health.It is hard to find any bee keeper that suffers regulary from a cold or flu, let alone infections.Back before we had things like penicilling or anesthetics we had much more people knowing what nature can offer to help us.Pharma companies are exploiding nature wherever they can to make money with "new" medicines and "discovieries".Bee keepers won't ;)They won't even charge you much, some are already happy if you buy a pot of honey or wax candles while being treated.But as said, it is neither a miracle, nor something anyone "must" try out!Never expect any, especially quick, benefit!You deserve to be sceptic and only get your hopes up once or better if you see a real benefit over time.Just have a look at your daily dose of medications and how much it helps you - including the side effects.If you say that enough is enough then do your own bit of research first.Try to find people with your condition that got help from bee sting therapy, at least their online presence or testimonials.In case all adds up good and positive you can cosider to try it yourself without expecting anything.And, well, if does help you too then fel free to spread the word...

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UV filtration in your fish tank or small fish pond

Year after year the topic "I have a fish tank" seems to go more out of control. What was once a hobby just to have some fish can now be a design feature both in your home and inside the tank. Realistic looking lasdscapes, optical illusions that make you think the tank is much bigger and the list goes on. But one thing that now always pops up is the must have thing of UV filtration. Or to be precise: UV-C sterilisation! Now, if we trust Wiki and our big water suppliers then UV-C will literally kill anything alive that comes into contact with. So of course it would be a good thing to have for your tank - or not? UV-C is very dangerous for your eyesight and quite harmful for your skin! Looking into a proper UV-C lamp without protection means you can go blind! Even good sunglasses might not have enough protection in the UV-C range, so only use them for additional protection but never without and glass between you and the lamp! Don't be a fool! Treat UV-C seriously! You would not look into the full sun with your sunglasses and would not expose your eyes or skin to a powerful laser, UV-C is to be treated the same way! Let's start by using some boring text to explain the concept a little bit. On a large scale special and quite powerful systems are used to treat our drinking or pool water. Here special UV-C lights with a wavelenghts of 260nm or below are used to shine through the water passing by. There are two key factors here. a) the wavelenght b) the water flow rate and the corresponding time the water is in contact with the UV light To ensure all bacteria, viruses, algae and other harmful organics are dead the water must circulate for long enough so even the last water molecule had a few seconds of exposure. All this only works good with "crystal clear" water for obvious reasons as otherwise the UV has to be even more powerful to pass through. Single cell organisms literally crack into pieces similar to being exposed to gamma rays, more complex cells like algae have their cell membranes damages and the DNA suffers as well causing reproduction loss and early death. Even some chemicals break down, most importantly here chlorine based substances. Differences within the UV-C range! If you bothered to check Wiki about the topic of UV-C you will already know that only certain wavelengths within this spectrum will actuall be powerful enough to do what we want it to do. And here is the first problem for us hobby users. Most cheaply advertised "sterlisation lamps" you find in places like Ebay are actually totally useless. Stating to be selling a UV-C light to sterilze your water in such a case is still not considered to be fraud though. Simply because it still does what it supposed to do, just very slow and with very little effect. Only the so called "short wave" UV-C range is powerful enough! To avoid loosing business during the times of the biggest hype in 20 years no seller will actuall state the available wavelengths. That means without this info anywhere you can be certain the advertised lamp is of little to no use. Even those advertised to be short wave UV-C might not be the real deal. However, if a decent manufacturer is behind the actual lamp used it is possible to check the datasheet for these performance figures - but again most cheap systems come with no-name lamps inside. Check the prices for a reputable UV-C light with the same lamp fitting, e.g. G23 and you will see it might cost more than your entire system. Ok, you have a poper short wave UV-C lamp or consider getting a canister filter with one in it.... Never, ever test your lamp without proper protection!!!!! UV-C will damage your eye within seconds! If you system or lamp does not provide a viewing port or shine through area then you have to place a piece of glass between you and the light! UV-C won't be able to penetrate normal window glass but will pass through quartz glass. Place the lamp in a box and cover with the glass. How make proper use of UV-C sterilisation... The replacement lights are quite expensive, so let's see how to get the most out of them. As said before exposure is the key factor so the flow rate of the UV system must match tank size and flow rate of your filter system. Canister filters with a build in lamp should be designed to match but I will tell you later what to look for ;) Most of us will prefer to have a in-line system if there is already a good canister filter at work, so I will focus on those and rop in solutions. If you compare in-line system you might notice that some quite small and low power units claim to allow for the same flow rates as for example 40W units. Some are fraud and just want to sell while others use simple physics to make the claim true. A good system will utilise an auger like "ramp" that forces the water to circulate around the tube many times - causing up to ten times longer exposure rates. Others create this sprial effect more like a vortex with some diverters and modified inlets. The later seems to be less efficient though with low power lamps. An in-line system should be on the outlet side of your canister filter so the best quality water will pass through it. A drop in solution should be used alone and without the existing normal filter pump you might have in there. Ok, got it, but how do I actually use it now? Despite common thinking a UV-C system should not run 24/7 like your normal filter. You really only need it to solve problems you should not have in a healthy tank! It is not a magical solution to make your underlaying problems go away ;) Let's start with the most common reason someone buys a UV-C system: An algae or bacterial outbreak causing greenish or milky water. If that developed slowly over a period of weeks then you would be better off to do a good clean of the tank and filter plus a decent water exchange. A few drops of meds will do the rest. And if you constantly get algae growing on your glass, ornaments and plants then your nutrient levels and water quality is not right anyway and needs a good check. But of course there is also the problem of light - too much for too long and unwanted gree appears everywhere. If in doubt reduce the light power, shade out natural light or reduce the on time for your lights. Having said that we now face the problem of a sudden outbreak after introducing new fish or plants. If you don't have a quarantaine tank chances are that sooner or later you get unwanted or even harmful guest into your tank. Here the UV-C will be beneficial, which is why a canister filter with build in light should have a seperate switch or power supply for the light. After an outbreak or while introducing new life into your tank the UV-C will remove a lot of the things that we don't want to bring along. For new life I leave the light on non stop for a week, that is for a small 4ft tank with 200 liters. To control an outbreak it depends on how bad it is. I assume here you can still see the back of your tank  but that the water either appears greenish or slightly milky from bacteria. As a personal thing I prefer to to remove and clean my filter material before treating a severe outbreak. Once done I fill the filter with a mix of activate carbon material and fine filter wool. Reason for this quite simple: The outbreak causing stuff is already in your filter material and will be a constant source of re-infection. And since breaking down all this bad stuff causes even more bad stuff to be produced as biological waste we want to discard it properly once done. Using just fine filter wool and activated carbon also reduces the flow rate bit if compacted ;) Now we can turn on the light and pump and forget about it for a while. It is not recommended to run UV lights on a timer as you want them on all time to prevent short lifespan and have ongoing treatment of the water. Good idea to take a picture at the same of a day from now on to compare and check results. After 3 days the water should definately be clearer, if not then either your filter material is packed too losse or the lamp is no good. Once the water appears to be clear do a readin test - take a newspaper behind the tank and check if the text is clear - blurry means the water is still not clean. You will reach a point where the water quality will not further improve as much as in the days before. This is the time where you discard or clean out to dry your filter material and put the original stuff back in. The activated carbon should be discarded of course. You cleaned filter material will now need a certain time to grow enough good bacteria to go back to the old performance. During this time you should still leave the light on. In most cases with enough fish and plants in the tank a week should be sufficient. After that you can leave the light off and keep the tank fit and healthy. Special case: Algae everywhere! Especially after getting a new plant you can end up with quite pesty algae growth. Be it these long ghost hair types or in a bad case the black stuff growing on plants, ornaments and the glass. I have even seen tanks with algae covering the entire bottom of the tank causing the gravel to look like carpet. Here I can only advise to set up a quarantaine tank for your fish. Then remove all infested material for manual removal and cleaning. Infested plants should be cut clean and what can be boiled should be boiled in water for a few minutes. Now start scrubbing in the tank with ongoing water replacements. I prefer to let everything settle over night without any bubbler or pump running. This way I can suck up a lot of sediment the next day. If you can remove all plants and fish you can now use hydrogen peroxide and add it to your tank water. But this is only feasable for small desktop tanks. Before using the UV as above to cure an outbreak you should consider all water one last time. Allow at least 2 weeks with ongoing water checks before adding plants back in and another week before placing your fish back in the tank. The week before adding fish should be used to monitor the plats for any signs of algae you might have missed - if you find any remove it! A week after the fish is back in you can turn off the UV light. Underwater UV-C light!? In most online stores you will find quite cheap UV lights to be advertised as underwater or in tank use. Although it might sound tempting you should be well aware of the dangers of using them. The glass of your tank will block the harmfull UV rays but the water surface won't, so either don't ever look at it or use proper sunglasses with real UV protection. Apart from the dangers to you these lamps are not just cheap in price but also cheaply produced. That means there is no way of telling how much or how little UV-C is produced. If they are good then you still need to know in what type of tank setup you can use them. As plants can tolerate a bit of UV a placement as far away from the nearest plant should do, especially if you can place a bubble wall betwenn light and plants. The fish is another thing as some seem to be unaware of the danger in their tank. This means they can get too close to the light but I have not found any articles explaining how harmful UV-C is to fish or their eyesight. I guess once your fish starts to bounce into everything you know... ;) My advise is to stay away from the idea of hanging a UV-C lamp in your tank, the risk for you and your tank is just not justified. If you need to go cheap then get two or thre of these lamps so you have spares. But use them externally ;) Meaning: Take a UV proof plastic container of small size and place the light in there. To be really safe tape the lid and all holes for the hoses with black tape. Place the container above the water level of your tank and if you only have an internal filter pump push a suitable sized hose into the outlet to feed into you canister. Check how high you pump can make it and place the outlet or overflow slightly below this level. When to change the light? If you made it all the way down here then you might already had the benefit of using light to "cure" your tank. Now we are faced with the high replacement cost for the lamp itself. Ususally only flouroscent tubes are used. It is always good to check after purchase what type of lamp and manufacturer (if there is one) was used. In some cases the system itself is like an inkjet printer: Just a cheap way to make you buy the consumables. Let's say you new in-line filter was priced at $100 to have a nice round number, some are cheaper some much more expensive. The lamp used might be an exotic type and not even be available easy, so before you buy your system check where you can get spares, not just the lamp of course. A replacement lamp can be as ceap as 20 bucks or cost even more than your system if you need to order it elsewhere. The quartz glass sleeve can break too meaning you then need a lamp and cylinder. Going with a reputable brand and paying a bit more certainly helps to get spares in the future. Let's just assume you either got your system in bulk due to the price of replacement lamps or can get them at a reasonable price. UV-C lamps are not like your normal flouroscent light tubes you have around or maybe even on top of your tank. Consider them like the tubes used in the now unhealthy tanning beds. After a certain amount of time they no longer produce enough of the short wave UV light that we need. As you can't see it and most of us won't have the means to specifically measure it we have to trust manufacturers recommendations. For most good brands the numbers are the same: 8000 hours max. Considering the costs it does make sense to keep written track of the usage. Not too hard since we won't use them like normal lights but instead have them on for a week or more without turning them off. I recommend to have a replacement at hand long before you need it. A lamp can fail premature, crack or simply burn out. The 8000 hours are based on 24 hour usage, so one day on, one day off. This could mean for us the lifetime can be slightly longer but I would not go over 9000 hours. As a rule of thumb: If the water does not show good signs of getting clear on day thre the lamp is due.

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Hydrogen Peroxide at home and in the Garden

Although the topic is quite old for some of us and mostly because I am too lazy today to make an Instructable: Hydrogen Peroxide ! Back in the day Hydrogen Peroxide was mainly known for the ability to bleech your hair, later it replaced chlorine based products for the preparation of paper and organic fibres. For me it is a good opportunity to go back in time and to pull out some of the remedies my grandparents already used. Who knows, there might be something that helps you or you might know other good uses that I failed to mention here, so feel free to comment. First off: What actually is hydrogen peroxide? We could check Wikipedia but I think it is enough to say that it basically water with an added oxgen mulecule which turn the stuff into a quite powerfull oxidizer. When hydrogen peroxide reacts the added oxygen is released and the normal water remains. Precausions and health risks. In the normal supermarket form hydrogen peroxide comes at a strenght of just 3%. This is just enough for wound treatment or cleaning off a fresh and small stain. The stuff you can buy at your hair dresser comes in concentrations of 5-15%, above that it is of little use to them. Pool grade peroxide however can come as high as 50%. It often requires a permit of at least leaving a copy of your drivers license to buy such high concentration but well worth it price wise. The downside of anything above 5% is a risk for your skin, eyes and airways. So when handling hydrogen peroxide you should waer long sleeve rubber gloves, safety or better swimming goggles and make sure that you don't create vapour by spraying it against the wind direction. Having water at hand to dilute and spillage on your skin is always good. What happens to me if things go wrong? Well, if handled correctly nothing should go wrong but of cause the worst would be eye contact. Getting concentrated hydrogen peroxide in your eyes means extreme pain and even with rinsing it out asap eye damage is more than just possible. Again: wear proper eye protection and if spraying use a filter mask, the paper type is enough!!! Nothing immediate happens on sking contact but a few minutes after contact the skin will turn slightly brown or goes white. This is caused by the oxygen release into your skin cells, if washed off quickly after noticing the discoloration will fade after a few hours. Prolonged exposure of the skin can cause skin cells to fully discolor and living cells might get damaged - a burning sensation is usually the sign that you need to wash the area now ;) Enough bad stuff said, let's see what we can do in the garden.... Fungal infection of your old roses or on your fruit trees? Sometimes the weather does not like our plants and by the time we discover a fungal infestation it is usually pruning time. There are commercial producta available that work quite well but especially the copper based ones tend to do more harm than good in th long run. An alternative is a solution of 10-20% hydrogen peroxide. Spray generously over all affected parts of the plant, leaves, twigs, stem and all. Make sure everything is properly wet! In some cases the fungus can act as a water replellent and it seems impossible to get any of the solution to wet these areas - a drop of dish washing liquid into the bottle will fix this! Watever runs off can be left as it only helps to get oxygen into the soil but of course you should not soak the area... Leave it on for about an hour, around 20 minutes if it quite warm. Rinse all off with clear water and repeat every 2 days for 5 treatments all up. After this time wait 2 or 3 weeks and check if the fungus still gows in some hard to reach areas. If so then repeat the treatment there until satisfied but wait another 2 weeks every 5 single treatments. In some areas of the world certain types of fungus on roses are refered to as "rust". ----- Moved into a new home and the garden beds smell really bad? The last house I moved into had a previous occupant with a big dog but no time to clean after his pet. The garden beds looked dead and I mean so dead that I could not even find weeds in them. And the smell was a distinct mix of old dog poo with lots of fresh cat poo mixed in it - the perfect outdoor pet toilet :( Trying to dig it all under made me recover that the top soil was more §$&*# than soil. I had to get rid of the bacteria of all the poo and somehow neutralize a lot of the unwanted "nutrients". The solution was to first loosen all the soil as deep as I could go. Then I added rice straw (but anything straw like or dry grass will do) to mix it through. At this stage I wished I had a gas mask LOL All up the contaminated garden beds covered about 20square meters. I got a 10 liter canister of pool grade hydrogen peroxide, from this I diluted down with 20 liters of water and a few drops of dishwashing liquid to help with the soil wetting. All was applied as evenly as I good with a watering can and then the area was covered with some tarp to try keeping as much oxygen on and in the soil as possible. A day later the tarp was removed and all beds watered with hose to drowning point. This watering was repeated every 3 days for 3 weeks to drive out all the excess and unwanted nutrients from the poo. The smell was already gone except for some cat urine residue which disappeared after some rounds of watering. Three months after the initial treatment I did some soil tests, added nutrients were required and the next season I had vegetables growing :) ----- Planting? Whether from seeds or seedlings, give hydrogen peroxide a try! I use a 5% solution to soak the potting mix I use before putting my seeds in it. Not only does it kill a few of the unwanted things that might still be in there but it adds a lot of oxygen into the soil, which gives the seeds a much better start. For seeds I use a 5% solution as well but only leave them in for about an hour before placing them between some wet paper towels until they start germinating. This way I can be sure all harmful bacteria and fungal spores are dead and I can use a sterile seed to keep going. Might just be my opinion but I think the germination rate is better and seedling in comparison start growing faster and stronger. Home uses.... As we learned before hydrogen peroxide, at least in higher concentrations is a powerful way to remove fungus. In our bathrooms we often have the problem that the ceiling starts to develop black spots as in the colder times water condenses here and takes a long time to dry off. If you now go to your favorite hardware store they will recommend the use of a chlorine based product, basically bleach... And although it does the job it also means your house will stink for days and if you scrub the ceiling you will get it on your sking and stink too. Hydrogen peroxide at 20% or higher concentrations can be sprayed onto the cleiling :) Of course you will need good protection for this and all things color should be removed, like towels or floor mats. By protection I mean a minimum of swimming goggles, a tyvek suit or similar to cover all exposed skin areas and at least a paper dust mask, better a filtered respirator like you use for spray painting or using insecticides. If you have a spray bottle with an adjustable nozzle then a stream is far better than a spray mist!! Not only is your exposure far lower but it much easier to wet the ceiling quickly. Wet all affected areas, then leave and the room, close the door and take off all clothes you used t protect you. The clothes can be left out to dry but double check that you had no soaked spot where your sking might have been in contact - if so rinse the skin with plenty of water! It will take some time to work and then dry, so best to do this in the summer time or if during the colder times you need to make sure the room is porperly heated and aired out to dry! Repeat until all black spots are gone, really bad areas will leave a permanent discoloration looking like a slight brwonish color is the ligh it right otherwise you won't see it. Once fully dry it is best to scrape off all lose paint and then to use a acrylic based sealer before giving the ceiling a fresh coat of white. The sealer will prevent the water to penetrate more than the paint level and if you get the fungus back on the paint it is far easier to clean ;) ----- Carpet cleaning.... When moving into a new rental with carpet on the floor you often are left with areas indicating the carpet might be "clean" but the underlay certainly is not. You can fix the underlay but you certainly can make sure all harmful stuff is gone from the carpet. Carpet cleaning machines can be hired but often much cheaper if you buy the "recommended" cleaning product with it. Rent is usually based on a daily base and price depends on how much cleaner you need. If you only want to desinfect the carpet which otherwise looks mostly fine than go for the smallest pack available and use it to spot clean areas you want cleaner first. For the desinfecting part I recommend to test how high you can go with the concentration of the hydrogen peroxide before using it on a big scale - keep in mind the carpet will never be fully dry and the remaining peroxide will continue to act! Test a 10% solution first before you go higher as you don't want to buy 30 liters or more of pool grade peroxide - just trust me on that one and only try to buy this much you do want to get into trouble a few days later! If 10 percent solution left on the carpet does not cause any bleaching of the fabric (unwanted bleaching that is) you can try higher for spot cleaning in demanding areas. A good spot to try the solution is under the cover or duct outlets, under these joining bars where carpet changes to tiles (if you can lift them off) or in wardrobes if the carpet goes inside. There are two way to treat your carpet once the general cleaning is done. a) use a garden sprayer or similar to wet the carpet This is good for single room treatment like for the baby room but especially on thicker carpets it requires a lot of solution and can become costly. Once wet leave for at least 30 minutes so the peroxide can do its thing, then use the machine with either the solution filled or just to dry off the carpet. I recommend to use the peroxide solution in the machine as it allows for better penetration and it will remove more soiled solution this way. If your catching container starts bubbling like mad it means you have a lot of §$%&#+ in the carpet and it might be best to first clean it all with the normal carpet cleaning agent before using the peroxide again - again tesing on smaller areas can help wasting the peroxide. If you need to store prepared solutions than it is best in a cold place. It will take several hours on an otherwise clean carpet for the peroxide to fully disappear so it best to use shoes and prevent skin contact during that time - especially if a baby crawls around ;) ----- Toilet.... We don't want to talk about it but everyone needs to clean their toilet sooner or later. For most things in there using the toilet brush when it happens will keep things clean and healthy. But what if someone in the house is sick or with a weak immune system? You could use all sorts of commercial cleaners and desinfectants but a wipe with wet towel or cloth soaked in a 10% solution of hydrogen peroxide will quickly eliminate all harmfull things on your seat, lid or bowl, including the buttons to press and the door handles ;) Just wipe and leave it wet for a minute or two then wipe again and ry - done! Personal use I always pack a small bottle of supermarket grade peroxide when going off road or camping trips. Although we now have modern desinfectants that won't stink or otherwise harm you I still prefer the old stuff ;) If you are far from civilisation than the last thing you want to need is medical attention for something that started as small as a scratch or graze.... Out in the unkown wilderness you will never know if the rockk you just crash landed on was used as a urinal by a fox the night before... A bit of gravel left in your skin might contain harmful bacteria... A cut with your own knife?? - What did you all cut since the last proper cleaning of the blade? You see where I am going here, a small thing might turn into something really nasty a day or two later. If you clean a freash and minor wound properly and then rinsie it with hydrogen perodixe most if not all harmful leftovers will be killed by the releasing oxygen. Of course this pretty much useless on bleeding wounds or where it is obvious that you won't be able to remove all debris from the wound - here it means you trip is still over in favour for proper medical treatment. The thing is that hydrogen peroxide was basically abandoned for all wound treatment once the modern "cleaning aids" became available as the peroxide will not only attack harmful things but also living tissue. The claims goes as far as causing bad scar tissue, damage to blood vessels and even "burning" of the tissue. One big problem I have with all these claims is that they were never really mentioned until the new meds came out. IMHO exposure time and how you use it it the key - common sense if you ask me. Noone should ever soak a wound in peroxide, if it is that big that you need to soak it you need medical attention anyway. And as said you should rinse the wound, that means all remaining liquid should be allowed to flow off - this will only leave a minor amount of peroxide in the wound and the exposure time will end with once all oxygen is released. For minor wounds I only use a paper tissue or cotton bud soaked in peroxide and wipe the wound.... ----- Smelly feet? Ok, maybe not the best way to start a conversation but we all know what sneakers do to our feet in the summer... Insoles with copper and activated carbon will help a lot and at least "cure" your sneakers while they are off your feet and have time to dry. But the smell is actually cause by bacteria growing from everywherey in your sneaker to your sking, actuall starting at your sking... If you wear your sneakers for long periods of time time or even whenever possible and also suffer from a bad smell hydrogen peroxide might be able to help you. Most sneakers will tolerate a machine wash and should come out germ free, if that is no option pack them in a sealed back and leaven them in the freezer over night - this will kill all bacteria and remove the smell. Now to break the endless cycle you need to remove the bacteria from inside your skin. So daily sock changes, freezing shoes and washing feet is a must! Your feet will really benefit from a foot bath in a 5% solution of hydrogen peroxide. To keep costs at a minimum use a container that is just the right size for your feet and prepare the solution from pool grade peroxide. I an ideal case you should not need more than 2 liters but all used product can be stored cool and re-used the next day, after that you need to make a new batch. Keep your feet submerged for at least 10 minutes. This will allow a deep penetration of the skin but might result in some white spots that will disappear after a few hours. Consenquent foot baths can be reduced to 5 minutes. After about a week you should notice that wearing your sneakes no longer causes and bad smell and you can stop the treatment. Freezing the sneakers over night, dialy (or more) sock changes and daily, proper cleaning of your feet should prevent any further bad smells :) ----- Bleaching your hair Althoug it was done for many years I really can't recommend using hydron peroxide for this purpose! Any concentration strong enough to have a proper effect in a reasonable time will at least cuase skin irritation. Back in the days they said your burning scalp is what you need to endure to get blonde hair :( And as said already you really don't want to get that stuff into your eyes... General uses If you have a fruit based stain then cahnces are hydrogen peroxide will remove it, especially if fresh. Even at supermarket concentration repeated application and proper drying off with a paper towel or similar will remove even red wine or beetroot stains. ------ Blood... On you skin blood is easy removed with cold water, same on other surfaces but washing off is no option a wet cloth or cotton piece will work fine. Hydrogen peroxide is good if things need to go fst or if the surface is porous, here the releasing oxigen will drive out the blood with the bubbles. ----- Fish tanks... If you love your tank then you really hate to medicate or even worse have a bad algea infestion, especially the stuff of the black kind. A change to activated carbon filter material is always recommended after a medical treatment to remove all leftovers from the system. However, certain medication simply won't be affected by a carbon filter and stay in the system until fully used or broken down otherwise. Especially in bigger tanks a partial water change is often out of the question as it would cause too much additional stress to the fish and plants. Hydrogen peroxide can help to break down most if not all remains of the used medication while at the same time adding more oxygen to the water. To be sensitive and safe in all enviroments I recomment to calculate the concentration based on the volume of your tank and to add the required amount of peroxide very slowly into the outgoing water stream from your pump. By slowly I mean in terms of a slow drip if using solutions over 10% to be added to the tank. If in doubt remove a suitable amount of tank water into a bucket and add the concentrated peroxide to reach the final tank limit. I strongly recommend to stay below 2% in favour over additional treatments a few days later if required. That means the diluted solution you add should be entered into the tank slowly if in doubt add a glass full every few minutes. For the treatment of the dreaded black algea you do the same 2% solution but be prepared that it will take several treatment until you see them die off. If you can then it is best relocate the fish for a few days so you can use a stronger solution of 5-8% just with the plants left in the tank. When transporting fish in a bag it can pay off to add a little bit of 3% peroxide to the bag to give additional oxygen for transport. I do this maually for every fish I buy from a store so I can be sure all fungus and bacteris is killed of before I introduce it to my tank. Really helps to prevent loosing a lot of fish just because you added one or two more to your tank ;) For the normal sized transport bags I use a good shot glass full of 3% peroxide in case you wondered. ----- Fridge and freezer Be it after long use or because you bought one second hand - once empty and warm some of our colling gadget just smell bad. A good clean with a hot water and your favourite cleaning agent is a good start, no need for aggressive stuff ;) If clean but still smelly, like after a power failure with fish in it you might want to go one step further. Best option is to use a spray bottle and a peroxide solution of at least 15% here. Use proper protection as mentioned above and spray all surface with the solution until soaked. What you can take out you take you take out, clean properly and then wipe or brush with the same peroxide solution. Bare aluminium should be handled with caution as in some cases it can oxidise badly, leaving a white and not removable crust behind. Here it is best to wipe and then wipe again with a cloth soaked in clear water to limit exposure time. No need to dry out - wipe out and check if it still smells, if so repeat and wiped off all areas as good as you can with a solution soaked cloth. Once the smell is gone dry out and enjoy smell free use from now on :) ----- Fruit and vegetables Unless you know exactly what happened to it you might want to clean your vegies and fruits properly before using them. Pesticides, herbicites, fungicites.... Not mention normal fungus and bacteria on the product.... On a commercial base hydron peroxide baths are often used to clean products for sensible people, hospital use or long term storage. For a personal use this only makes sense if you have free and unlimited access to the peroxide. An alternative are ozone bubblers. Expensive models can eb bought in shops or online, complete with timers or even a gauge showing the concentration in a room. On a hobby level for the kitchen sink we can use an ozone generator, air pump and bubble stone from the aquarium store ;) Let the pump bubble out the ozone for a minute or two, fill the sink with the fruit and veggies and move them around every few minutes. Best of course with an open window to limit you exposure to the ozone! Rule of thumb: If you can smell it is already too much in the air! The ozone in the water does the same as the peroxide: It breaks down harmful things with pure oxygen. The downside is that it is very harmful for your airways and body in general, so against all what youtube can offer I actually prefer to treat my fruit and veggie in a sealed bag. Place them inside, push out as much air as you can and then fill up with the ozone from the generator. Once the bag is full leave for about 30 minutes then wash and use or place the things in the fridge.

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