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Triassic period: The Noisy Planet

Posted on August 18th, 2023 by Gerhard

This recent discovery of an 80 million-year-old fossilized voice box from a dinosaur called Pinacosaurus grangeri has provided intriguing insights into the vocalizations of these ancient creatures. This rare find suggests that dinosaurs might have sounded more birdlike than we thought, with a world filled with rumbles, grunts, roars, and maybe even chirps. The connection […]

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Dear Aliens

Posted on July 26th, 2023 by Gerhard

I know this an unconventional thing to do, but I was thinking that if you’re monitoring us, you probably have access to our internet. Meaning, that if you do exist on or around Earth you have a very low percentage chance to read this letter. Very low, but some. Welcome to Earth, a beautiful planet […]

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Nicotine? Yeah, It’s Not All Bad…

Posted on June 26th, 2023 by Gerhard

So, check it out. We all know nicotine’s got a pretty rough rep, right? Most of the time, it’s linked to smoking and all the health problems that come along with it. But, here’s a plot twist. Those health issues? Mostly from the smoking bit, not the nicotine bit. And when you study nicotine by […]

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How Excessive Homework can Fuel a Negative Cycle for Children from Dysfunctional Homes

Posted on February 14th, 2023 by Gerhard

Homework is an integral part of the education system, as it enables students to reinforce their learning, apply what they have learned, and develop independent study skills. However, when homework becomes excessive, it can have detrimental effects on a student’s mental health and academic performance, especially for children from dysfunctional homes. Dysfunctional homes refer to […]

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The Importance of Treating News as a Utility

Posted on January 21st, 2023 by Gerhard

In today’s rapidly evolving and interconnected society, the omnipresence of news has become undeniable. It serves as an indispensable conduit for accessing information, enhancing our comprehension of the world, staying abreast of current affairs, and facilitating informed decision-making that reverberates through our lives and communities. Unfortunately, an increasingly prevalent inclination has emerged, whereby news is […]

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Who Knew? Solving Programming Problems in the Shower Might Be the Secret to Success!

Posted on September 27th, 2022 by Gerhard

For many programmers, finding time to work on side projects or practice coding skills can be a challenge. Between work, family, and other obligations, it can be difficult to carve out dedicated time to sit down and focus on coding. However, there may be a simple solution to this problem: the shower. The shower is […]

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Is Gravity The Future of Energy Storage?

Posted on July 21st, 2022 by Gerhard

Energy storage plays a vital role in the modern grid, enabling the storage and dispatch of electricity as needed. With the transition to a renewable energy-based grid, the importance of efficient and dependable energy storage solutions has escalated. Among the promising technologies, gravity-based electricity storage stands out. Gravity-based electricity storage harnesses gravity to store energy […]

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Unveiling the Secrets of the North Atlantic: Is a Secret Alien Base Lurking Beneath the Waves?

Posted on August 5th, 2021 by Gerhard

The North Atlantic Ocean, beyond Bermuda, is a vast and mysterious expanse of water that has long been the subject of speculation and intrigue. However, recent reports have emerged that suggest there may be more to this area than meets the eye. According to a growing number of sources, a secret alien base is located […]

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Flags: An Outdated Form of Taxonomic Visualization in the Digital Age

Posted on May 9th, 2020 by Gerhard

For centuries, flags have served as a means of visually representing taxonomies. They symbolize countries, organizations, and individuals, distinguishing entities and encapsulating their ideals, values, and beliefs. However, in the digital age, flags have become outdated as a form of visualizing taxonomies. Moreover, flags can be associated with extremist groups and elicit strong emotional responses, […]

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Time to say Bye-Bye to All Statues of People

Posted on November 9th, 2019 by Gerhard

Throughout history, statues have served as potent symbols of power, wealth, and cultural significance. They embody the achievements and triumphs of individuals, organizations, and nations. However, in contemporary times, the presence of statues has become increasingly contentious as our values evolve and our understanding of history deepens. The necessity to remove statues is becoming more […]

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The Theory of German Officials Escaping to Antarctica and Somehow Gaining Access to UFO Technology

Posted on March 12th, 2019 by Gerhard

The claim that German officials escaped to Antarctica before the end of World War II and acquired UFO technology is a highly controversial and unverified theory, lacking substantial evidence. However, it has found support among certain individuals. One argument presented is that towards the end of the war, the German government reportedly made efforts to […]

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Exploring Health Benefits of Animal-Based Diets: Is a Carnivorous Diet Right for You?

Posted on October 28th, 2018 by Gerhard

The animal-based diet, also referred to as the carnivorous diet, involves consuming solely animal products such as meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. It has gained popularity in recent years due to claims of various health benefits associated with this dietary approach. Proponents of the animal-based diet often highlight its nutrient density as a significant advantage. […]

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The Unforeseen Role of Drug Money in Saving the Global Economy During the 2008 Financial Crisis

Posted on July 27th, 2018 by Gerhard

In 2008, the global financial crisis pushed the world economy to the edge of collapse. Triggered by the housing market crash and subsequent failures of major financial institutions, the crisis had severe repercussions on economies worldwide. Governments and central banks worked hastily to stabilize the situation, yet the economic turmoil seemed unending. During this time, […]

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After growing up on Windows, I switched to Mac a year ago, this is my experience so far

Posted on April 19th, 2018 by Gerhard

It’s been about a year now since I switched over from PC to Mac. Before that point in time I was vocally opposed to the whole “overpriced shiny things”  thing. Like many of my peers I started with a PC. An IBM XT clone to be exact. The first operating system I learned was DOS. […]

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The impact of just one type of automation: Self-driving cars and trucks.

Posted on January 8th, 2017 by Gerhard

Once self driving cars and trucks gets introduced to the mass market (also assuming most cars and trucks at this point will also be electric), Uber-like companies will start laying off staff and turn entire fleets autonomous, which will ultimately make it a whole lot cheaper to operate which will drop the prices to the […]

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TV and Music Corporations are doing it wrong, and here’s why:

Posted on October 30th, 2016 by Gerhard

I do not work in traditional media, I do not have an affiliation with any Radio, TV  or other traditional media entity. I simply write it as I see it. Am I wrong? Possibly.. In the early days of radio and television, networks couldn’t wait to get people to tune in and listen or watch their […]

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Productivity Behind the Hold Music

Posted on February 2nd, 2015 by Gerhard

Call centers have long been an essential component of customer service operations, providing a critical touchpoint for customers seeking assistance, information, and support. To ensure efficiency and effectiveness, call center operators often rely on various performance metrics to assess agent productivity. However, these metrics can sometimes have unintended consequences, leading to behaviors that don’t align […]

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Mobile First: Beyond Design and Development

Posted on December 14th, 2014 by Gerhard

In the last couple of weeks Chrome has gone from a decent browser to something out of a start-up alpha release booklet. It constantly crashes and sometimes won’t load pages, sometimes have blank pages after pages are loaded. These pages included Gmail and Google+ so it wasn’t site related. I had 3 extensions running of […]

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Things people tell you about running your own business and the truth behind those statements…

Posted on March 22nd, 2013 by Gerhard

We all heard some of these things before, and it’s normally passed on from one generation of people working for bosses to another, like the ring in that long-distance walking movie Lord of The Rings. Below I will name a couple of these and then give you the truth as I see it in my day […]

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Hello world!

Posted on March 21st, 2013 by Gerhard

Hello world! Yes, I didn’t change that title of WordPress’ first post, but I think that with me being in my line of work, it’s only appropriate. The next big question is probably the one where you ask me why I’m starting yet another blog, seeing as the Internet is already plagued with these things. Well, it’s simple, […]

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