02 - You Can't Have Your Cake And Eat It Too.mp3
Today we will talk about some good things to eat. If something is new and improved, we say it is the best thing since sliced bread. In the past, bread was only sold in loaves in baked goods stores. Today, American supermarkets sell sliced bread in plastic bags. Many people thought this was easier because you did not have to cut the bread yourself. The person who makes the most money in a family is called the breadwinner.
02 - You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It Too.mp3
Aw, you're still not answering your phone! OK, here are the instructions to get to my cousin's house for the party. Are you going to take your car? If you take the car, drive straight on Forest Road until you get to the motorway. Drive past Brownsville and take exit 13A. That's 13A. You drive down the road there and turn left. It's the first big house on the right. OK? If you're taking a bus, you can get the number 80 to Brownsville. Call me when you get there and somebody can pick you up in a car. I can't wait. This is going to be so great!
Thank you for the news update Micheal, really appreciate your continued coverage of attempts by CRIA to curtail individual rights and freedoms. I was particular glad to hear that the Canadian recording labels have en mass left CRIA..
Too bad Mr. Henderson, but the Canadian citizenry, with the aid of our courts, have taken the levy you (well, not you personally, but your organization) rammed down our throats years ago, and turned it to our advantage.
"What sets Glenn aside from other hypnotists is that he firstly listens to what it is you want to achieve and then begins to dig deep to understand the root of the problem rather than automatically blaming it on childhood experiences, which I have found other hypnotists do. I have found Glenn to be extremely engaging with a likable and calming nature. He has a way of making you feel at complete ease even when you are talking about a difficult subject. Most importantly Glenn has delivered, and for me that is the icing on the cake!" Jacqueline Gold - Chief Executive, Ann Summers
"When it comes the the power of the sub-conscious mind, Glenn Harold is the man. He is the UK's best-selling non-fiction audio author and for good reason. His books and audio CDs/downloads have helped hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. If you allow him into your world, you won't regret it!" Jason Vale - The Juice Master
I've been cast in a LARP based on Baldur's gate 2 as a halfling paladin, and looking around the web, the character is most likely Mazzy Fentan (a portrait and description). The portraits I've seen only show her face. I don't know what she wears on the rest of her body, and I've never played the computer game (or even Dungeons & Dragons). I don't want to go out and spend lots of money on fake armor, I can't sew, and I don't have huge amounts of time.
On a possibly unrelated note, Mazzy's weapon of preference is the short bow (which she has maximum proficiency in). She also uses a short sword, being a paladin and all, but that's only for the rare occasions she has to enter melee. Though the game is such that you could stick full plate mail on Mazzy (and most players therefore undoubtedly will), she's primarily an archer, so leather armour works fine. Definitely no skirt, though. Mazzy is the "have at thee, knave" kind of no-nonsense paladin who wouldn't wear something as flimsy as that, halfling or not. Other trivia: she has a sister named Pala, she used to travel around with her own band of adventurers (all perished at the claws of a Shadow Dragon, I'm afraid) her goddess is Arvoreen  (who seems to be female only in the game), and she has a classy British wannabe accent. Oh, and if you meet a dark, handsome human ranger-type named Valygar, convince him that he should be your squire. He'll struggle a bit but give in eventually, if he's true to the role. :-) JRM 09:21, 2005 Apr 18 (UTC)
Ever skeptical, I wonder how you know the wound is larger than it would have been without the hydrogen peroxide? Peroxide is a weak antiseptic and quite safe to skin. It is hard to imagine it damaging healthy tissue. It is even harder imaging that any significant amount of residual chlorine compound from the pool water survived your parents' mopping at your wound and the trip back to the hotel. The major medical use of peroxide is to get blood stains out of white coats, for which it is nigh miraculous. The scarring from an elbow abrasion depends more on the depth of the abrasion-- any areas that lost full thickness of dermis would heal with obvious scarring (like third degree burns). alteripse 02:14, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I am interested in writing a biography of Mary Cholmondeley and I hoped you might be able to help me with an initial enquiry, having seen the biographical details on your website. What I am concerned to know at this stage is what issues there might be in quoting from letters and diaries or other copyright material. I would be most grateful for any information you could give me, and especially for contact details of the copyright holder(s) where applicable. Of course, if you could help me locate original material, that would be even better - I have consulted the 1981 research guide compiled by Jane Crisp, but there is no mention of a diary, for instance.
How do you feel about respeccing, the process where RPGs let you reallocate all your ability points/perk choices/whatever else? It seems like all points on the spectrum of respec availability have drawbacks (respecs too liberal and you lose the satisfaction of making long-term decisions, too conservative and your build ends up unfixably suboptimal) so where do you prefer things fall?
I think Neverwinter Nights 2 had a bad example of it where you can make some totally Chaotic Evil comment early in the game to your farm village friends and they recoil in confusion. The game has set you up for a good story, but still allows you to be evil which oftentimes only makes sense if you have a sudden personality transplant.
Yes, Google (outgoing) CEO Eric Schmidt had been saying 'Mobile First' but his latest version of his 'Mobile mobile mobile' mantra, that he shares with all partners and companies interested in mobile is: "Put your best people on mobile." Why? Because Mobile today is by a wide margin, the fastest-growing giant industry on the planet. Because all major digital technologies are headed to mobile - telecoms, computers, the internet, etc - and all major media are headed to mobile - music, gaming, news, television, advertising - and even money, from coins to banking to credit cards, is headed to a phone near you. This is definitely the "industry of the decade" and we have only begun. So how big is big? Its huge. Lets review the numbers.5.2 BILLION SUBSCRIBERSSo first the biggest number - 5.2. That is in billions with a B. There are 1.2 billion personal computers in use worldwide including desktops, laptops and tablet PCs like the iPad. There are 1.1 billion fixed landline phones. There are 1.0 billion automobiles registered and in use. There are 1.6 billion television sets, 1.7 billion credit card users, 2.0 billion internet users, 2.2 billion people with a banking account, and 3.9 billion radio receivers in use worldwide. Mobile utterly dwarfs them all - with 5.2 billion currently active, ie fully paid mobile phone subscriptions. Active mobile phone accounts. 5.2 billion. yes, 4.5 times more mobile phone subscriptions than personal computers or landline phones. 2.5x more mobile accounts than all internet users. 3 times more mobile subscribers than the total number of television sets. Mobile is huge.The planet has 6.9 billion people alive, from babies to great grandparents. Now there is an active mobile phone subscription for 75% of them. So where are we? One way to look at it is electricity. The planet has 1.6 billion people who live beyond the reach of electricity (said CNN, 2009). So the mobile phone subscriber count is almost matching every human alive (including babies etc) who enjoys modern conveniences like electricity (5.3 billion people). Or another way? Water. We learned last year that 4.2 billion people use a toothbrush (MMA Forum Asia 2010) - so there are one billion more mobile phone accounts than the total number of users of a toothbrush. Or jobs? Motorola told us last year that there are 5 billion people who have a job on the planet - but 5.2 billion people have a mobile phone.I am doing my 'count-down' to the point when we have 100% per-capita penetration rate of mobile phone accounts on the planet, ie one active mobile account per person alive. We'll hit that point roughly at the end of 2013. But I'm using an age-related count-down. So if we allocate all existing active mobile phone accounts by age, from the eldest to the youngest, we are now at the start of 2011, at the point, where there would be an active mobile phone account for every person alive on the planet who is over the age of 12. It is coming down at the rate of about one year of age, per quarter! In other words phones are spreading at the rate of four years of age, per year. By the end of this year we'll be at about age 8... And its everywhere. In the USA the mobile phone penetration rate is rapidly nearing the 100% rate per capita (we should pass that point this year). That may seem impressive, it is not. Europe is at 130%, many ;eading countries are already past the 150% level and the United Arab Emirates (ie Abu Dhabi, Dubai etc) became the first country to pass 200% mobile phone subscriber count. And even the poorest regions are rushing in. The continent of Africa has already passed the 50% penetration level in mobile phone subscriptions per capita.3.7 BILLION UNIQUE MOBILE PHONE USERSThe total mobile phone subscriber count of 5.2 billion is not the same as 'unique users' of mobile phones. Over one third of all people who have a mobile phone, have two or more mobile accounts. Many have two phones, some have a phone and a laptop-PC account on a 3G data dongle, and some walk around with two phones and a data account (3 accounts). Some have one phone but switch between networks and these can easily have 4 or 5 subscriptions usually as prepaid accounts and switch networks swapping the SIM card. In some markets mobile phone handsets with dual SIM (or even triple) SIM card slots account for 20% of all phones in use.So how many is the 'unique' user count? That is 3.7 billion people. It is already over half of the total population of the planet - and considering most of the planet lives in very poor conditions, mobile phones are by a very wide margin the most widely spread technology on the planet. Yes, 54% of all people alive on the planet have a mobile phone.And those with more than one account? 34% of all mobile phone users will have more than one account. That is more than half of Europeans for example and nearly a quarter of Americans already. And six percent of us across the planet - 225 million people - maintain 3 or more active mobile phone accounts. This is a magical industry!4.3 BILLION PHONES IN USESo how many mobile phone handsets is it? The 3.7 billion unique mobile phone subscribers walk around with 4.3 billion mobile phones in their pockets. In other words, one in six of us who has a mobile phone account, have not just two accounts but walk around with two phones. No wonder the world seems to be going mad with all the new phones.REPLACES WATCH, ALARM, MP3 PLAYERSo the pocket wonder is taking on all rivals. Its not just our phone and messaging device and our camera. It is now our preferred device to tell time - Mintel surveyed the UK population in 2010 and found that 91% had a mobile phone but only 84% was still wearing a wristwatch. In the youth segment more than one in four (28%) had abandoned the watch and only used their phone for telling time. A Purple Gossip survey of the UK population found that 75% used their phones while on the toilet. 41% of the Japanese bring the phone to the bathtub (Sega 2008). Meanwhile yes, we sleep with the phone, but a Birmingham Post study in 2008 found that 71% of the British population felt that the stand-alone alarm clock by their bedside was obsolete. A survey by Jacobs Media and Arbitron in 2010 found that we now are shifting our behavior away from stand-alone devices to mobile phones in a wide host of instances from cameras, videocams, GPS units, iPods and MP3 players and even the use of car radios is declining now as we spend more time on our phones while in the car.But then a cheeky view to mobile. Young and Rubicam gave this advice in 2010 to all who design mobile services and apps - remember, at any one time, roughly speaking 10% of mobile phone users are drunk, 10% of mobile phone users are nearly asleep in bed, 10% of mobile phone users are watching TV, and 10% of mobile phone users are in the dark. On some Saturday nights probably the same user will be watching TV in the bedroom, in the dark, while drunk haha.. So the need is to make services easy to use..WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE PHONE?Nokia told us in 2010 that the average person on the planet looks at the phone now 150 times per day. That means you and I will feel the compulsion to glance at our phone every six and a half minutes of every hour we are awake! Yes, its our clock and our alarm and our calendar and our map, but what do we do on it? Lets see. The activity that gets the most use of the mobile 'phone' is voice calls - but that is nowhere near 100% anymore! Yes, only 88% of us will originate voice calls. For all regions now, including the USA, the primary use of a mobile phone for most users is.. SMS text messaging! 82% of all mobile phone users aleady send SMS text messges. And dont' worry, there is no math error. More people use voice calls - but for most users, they now prefer SMS as the most used function on the phone. A 2010 survey by Zokem of mobile phone users in the USA and Europe found that 29% of our time is spent on phone messaging, and only 23% on voice calls. The trend is global with national regulators and industry associations reporting on the preference of text messaging ahead of voice calls from the USA to UK to New Zealand - in India they are at the point where 34% of mobile phone users will not originate voice calls (Yankee Group 2007). Which gives us the big decliner - while essentially all mobile phone accounts include free voicemail, the use of voicemail is down to 67% of all mobile phone subscribers. They all are doing what for example the Finnish Prime Minister was saying earlier in the past decade - their voicemail says don't leave me voice mail, send me an SMS text message instead.What else do we do? 71% of mobile phone subscribers will use the camera on the phone (note, only 77% of all phones in use are cameraphones!) 53% of us will listen to music on the phone (including use of ringtones and use of FM radio). Half of us have received advertising on the phone. 40% of us now send MMS picture messages. One third of us have used search on the phone and just over one in four, 26% have voted on TV shows via SMS. But of the hot story of the 'apps' - only 15% of the mobile phone subscribers have downloaded an app to the phone.SMS HAS 4.2 BILLION USERSSo the huge number here is SMS obviously. Yes, 4.2 billion people are already active users of SMS text messaging. Don't listen to any of those fools who suggest SMS is going away. There is nothing in the digital world coming close to what SMS is today. Look at its size. SMS text messaging has more than twice the number of users as all users of the internet. Nearly four times more people send SMS text messages than have a PC of any kind. While email can also be accessed at internet cafes and at work - with 1.4 billion unique users of email worldwide, including residential consumer users and business/work email accounts - SMS is 3 times bigger than email already.Do you think Facebook is 'important' and 'popular' - well, SMS is only ... seven ... yes seven (!) times bigger than Facebook. You like Twitter? SMS is 21 times bigger than Twitter! And is SMS 'slowing down'? No. The world's most widely used data application grew users by 17% in just one year! Did the traffic grow? You betcha! Try 24% in just one year! And what of SMS revenues you ask? Well, SMS hit revenue levels of 120 Billion dollars in 2010, which is a growth rate of 6% from the level in 2009. Do not for one moment think SMS will go away any time soon.SMS is the only technology that reaches the pockets of 61% of the planet. SMS user base is literally bigger than the total number of radio receivers in use globally, three times as big as the number of television sets and almost four times as big as the total installed base of all personal computers in use (and not all of those are connected to the internet, mind you).SMS delivers news and alerts - 1.2 billion people pay to receive news on their mobile phones - most do so via SMS text messaging. Note this number is more than all who pay for cable TV (ie who have access to 24 hour cable news services). The number who pay to receive news on their phones is nearly 3 times bigger than the total paid circulation of all daily newspapers worldwide. Yes.And SMS does money! SMS has cannibalized coins and Estonia and Sweden are among the countries that are now decommissioning coins from some industries like parking, public transportation etc. In Kenya more than half of all banking accounts are SMS banking accounts, and 25% of the total Kenyan economy transits SMS based mobile payments. SMS does just about anything you could imagine from delivering answers to questions on AQA and ChaCha to reminding about medical appointments to teaching basic literacy skills.MMS HAS 2.1 BILLION USERSAnd if you were stunned by the continued success of SMS, think about MMS. A year ago MMS passed the total global number of users of the internet, and today is the second most used data application on the planet. Yes, 2.1 billion people - an even 40% of all mobile phone subscribers are active users of MMS multimedia messaging. This revolution is strongly driven by Asia, as IDC told us last year that Asia became the first region where MMS revenues now exceed SMS revenues. Globally, MMS delivered 34 billion dollars of revenues last year (a growth rate of 17% in just one year). MMS is being embraced by advertising and media empires the world over. For example in the USA, the ABC television network hit TV show Pretty Little Liars invited viewers of the TV show to register for a weekly 'secret'. They then sent previews of the next episode - via MMS - and achieved a massive 12% of the total viewing audience to sign up to the service. But that is nothing compared to Asia. In China 40% of the total readership of daily newspapers now also subscriber to twice-daily MMS news alerts of what is coming in tomorrow's newspaper.But lets go back to MMS revenues. 34 billion dollars. Lets put that into a context that media people can understand. MMS globally is now bigger than the worldwide videogaming industry, bigger than the global cinema box office revenues, and twice the size of the music industry revenues on the planet. And you thought nobody sends those silly picture messages, eh? MMS is growing at a faster rate than SMS did when counted from the commercial launch. If you thought SMS was huge, wait what MMS will be like a few years from now!GENERATES 1.2 TRILLION DOLLARSThe mobile telecoms industry passed the 1 Trillion dollar re