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INTERESTING READS & VIDEO

October 29th, 2019

If you have the time and like to READ/WATCH VIDEOS.. here’s some stuff I ran across today!

1- SCHOOL CAN BE HELL. [literally] ..or.. “How Demons Destroyed A Florida High School” (THis is a fairly long read, but fascinating.

2- Drop a can of food into boiling oil? WHY NOT!?!

FOOD CANS in OIL? Bad idea…

3- YES! BLOODY MARY is a REAL THING that REALLY WORKS!

BLOODY MARY… BLOODY MARY…

4- Man spends a WEEK with his life turned UPSIDE DOWN!

I’m gonna get carsick.

5- Why do Women ALWAYS seem to go for the ‘BAD BOYS’?!?! FIND OUT HERE! …and you may be disturbed to learn the kind of guy they like!

MOON LANDING HOAX!

Do you think the Moon landing was a hoax? I hope Buzz Aldrin punches you in the face, dummy! BUT- Because there are SO many people that believe the world is FLAT, I wanted to honor the courageous men who went to the moon, and the many men & women who worked on that amazing project!

But first- Let’s see what happens when you harass Buzz Aldrin AND his WIFE over and over and over again and call him a ‘coward’.

Now – ON TO THE BUSINESS OF DEBUNKING!

We HAD the technology to go to the moon… but NOT the technology to FAKE it!
THE KINGS of MYTHBUSTING!
STUPID people are interviewed… and then shamed appropriately.
This guy probably knows some sciency stuff…
This comes from NASA… so WHO KNOWS if it is real! Just kidding. It is real.
But don’t believe me! Find out for yourself!

BUT DON’T BELIEVE ME! ….WHY not FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF?!?!

Get yourself a high-powered laser … (or borrow one from a friend) and DO the Lunar Laser Ranging test!

…or – you know.. You CAN just IGNORE dummies.

APOLLO XI Landing Like You have Never Seen or Heard!

I was hypnotized by this video. I’ve never heard all com systems played in real time as Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.

If you are interested in space travel, NASA, science, technology… OR if you are a PILOT… Check it out!

Click here to Watch “Apollo 11: The Complete Descent” on YouTube

Everything about POOP you ever wanted to know.

How does your POOP measure up?

It’s really the only thing you do alone… and you can’t really compare battle stories with friends and family… so you MIGHT be doing something completely INSANE every time you poop, and you wouldn’t even know!

What do other cultures do? If you are at a party and need to poop, should you? On a date? On a FIRST date? At a job interview? Let’s answer all those questions and more!

I mean- You wouldn’t want to do something embarrassing when you’re alone in the bathroom, would you?

The Great American Poop-Off!

Let’s start off with the AMERICAN TOILET CONSENSUS so you can compare all aspects of your poop with what Americans consider ‘normal’.

The WORLD of Poop

Next… Let’s look at HOW PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD poop with these two stories:

…and the LEFTOVERS!

Are my living room urinals mounted too high?
QUESTION FOR THE ROOM: Are my living room urinals mounted too high?

AMERICAN POOPER

You can’t just ask a co-worker or friend. Besides- Everybody has their own little quirks about how they… take care of business.

So- Thanks to HEALTHLINE – You can now see into the bathrooms of your neighbors! [virtually. not literally.]

CLICK HERE for the TOTAL poop scoop!

The EARTH is DOOMED!

Hims is damoon

“It’s The End of the World as We Know It…”

Coincidence… or Biblical Prophesy? I Report…I Decide!

Let’s take a look at some things happening in the news… and some Bible verses… and see if there is a connection!

NEWS ITEM ONE

Scientists have no idea WHY, but the Earth’s magnetic poles are shifting at an alarming rate! Why is that important? The Earth’s magnetic field is what allows humans to exist on Earth! Not only does it keep the Sun from burning us all up, but it also holds our atmosphere in place as well as our oceans!

Excerpt from Revelation 6:12-14 & Revelation 21: “When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold… the sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. …and the sea was no more”

NEWS ITEM TWO

A massive swarm of locusts plagued Mecca this week, prompting authorities at Islam’s holiest site. C’mon! LOCUSTS!?! What’s more Biblical than THAT?

Excerpt from Revelation 9: “Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.”

NEWS ITEM THREE

On Sunday, January 20, people in the Western Hemisphere will be able to experience the only total lunar eclipse of 2019… and it is a particularly SPECIAL one: It will be a super-rare “Super Blood Wolf Moon.” The Moon will appear to be HUGE in the sky, and whatdya know? It will look BLOOD RED!

Excerpt from Revelation 6:12-14: When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and …the full moon became like blood

NEWS ITEM FOUR

Nickelback’s “All the Right Reasons” has gone diamond. The certification from the Recording Industry Association of America means the 2005 album has reached a combined 10 million in sales.

Excerpt from Revelation 93:12-13: “Then from the North came an unjoyful noise unto The Lord. And he saw it, and it was bad. For the its name was liken to getting one shekel returned, and its sounds were as a thousand vomiting monkeys. And the Lord said: Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?”

I bought a bunch of water and I am driving out to Utah. So- If the world DOES NOT END on January 20th, I will be REALLY bummed.

Personal AI to fight EVIL AI!

This seems fairly insane on the surface, but in reality – we may soon have personal AI that monitors everything we do, to HELP us (instead of SELL to us).

This goes right along with my ‘Pathways of Technology Convergence” article I wrote a month ago.

To check out the full story of the AI that is working against you, and the AI that may fight FOR you, check out THIS ARTICLE on TheNextWeb.com

You MUST be bored….

Will’s News BLOG

Here are a bunch of stories YOU NEED TO READ currently on the WILL’S NEWS BLOG!

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THE EARTH is DOOMED!

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

SORRY to do this to you… but here is ANOTHER version of Bohemian Rhapsody you might want to check out.

I did NOT realize that I LOVE TROMBONES …until now. Yes… I said “I love trombones”. First time ever.

Actually pretty amazing…

…and if that’s not enough for you:

How Many Do You Really Need?

OPINION & POLITICS

My Rant on Truth

My RANT on Hollywood

My Rant on Movie Speeches

My Rant on The Future of Technology 

My 9/11 STORY

YOUR PERSONAL AI will fight THEIR AI!!

STUPID STUFF

Your Kids Are In DANGER!

Revenge, Karma & Instant Justice 

T-SHIRTS AND STUFF

Basically- I have slapped my name and logos on everything I could possibly think of. Why not? What else am I gonna do to save up for a “new” SAAB?

CLICK HERE for ALL THAT GARBAGE!

THE SHOCKING FUTURE OF INFORMATION

I am NOT a scientist. In fact- I am a big dummy. HOWEVER- I have been able to read and comprehend information about technology and data, and i have interpreted it in the following way.

I can’t help but conclude that there are 3 MAJOR DATA PATHS that are converging RIGHT NOW right in front of us.

Those 3 paths are:

QUANTUM COMPUTING

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

BIG DATA

The THREE MAJOR DATA PATHS

QUANTUM COMPUTING

There are a ton of companies and universities working on quantum computers. There is a definite split in how they are going about it. THIS ARTICLE from FORTUNE MAGAZINE talks about how Google and IBM are working on superconducting quantum computers, Intel and the University of South Wales are working on silicon quantum computers, Microsoft is working on a topological quantum computer, and others, such as IonQ, are working on trapped ion quantum computers.

In fact- Realistically, you may be able to BUY a consumer quantum computer in the next 10 years. 

What’s so special about quantum computers? 

You cannot even fathom the data-crunching POWER these things have! As the article from FORTUNE says:


Future iterations of these quantum computers will be able to solve mathematical problems ordinary computers have no hope of computing. They will vastly speed up classical calculations, accurately model complex natural phenomena like chemical reactions, and open as yet unexplored frontiers for scientific inquiry. 

Fortune 12/15/18

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

HAVE YOU SEEN these ‘people’ that have been created completely from the ‘imagination’ of Artificial Intelligence? 

These ‘photographs’ of ‘people’ are just what AI thinks ‘celebrities’ look like! Do these people NOT look like you should know them? 

This photo comes from TECH URDU.

You should read the TECHURDU article as it describes how AI is able to do some amazing ‘tricks’. The basics, from what i understand, are: You have one computer who tries to come up with a human face. A second computer looks at it and says “Nah. Look at the eyes. The eyes are all wrong! And look at those teeth! Those don’t look human!.. and the first computer says “OK. I’ll go back and try again”. This happens over and over until computer number 2 can’t distinguish the rendered fake person from a real one!

Also- Keep in mind: These computers can LEARN. As an example: One AI computer named AlphaZero taught itself how to play chess in FOUR HOURS before completely trouncing the world champion chess algorithm!… AND- It did it without any human teaching it. Basically- It read the chess rule book and figured out everything else itself! 

BIG DATA

You can read about BIG DATA here… but just think for a moment about all the information that is ‘out there’ about you.

You use a shopper discount card at at the grocery or Target. They know what you buy. Maybe you have an arrest record? Ever been in a court of law? Got a traffic ticket? Written a letter to a representative? Commented about politics on social media? Just the info you put out there on social media is a TON of data! Pictures! Where are they stored? Ever use ‘the cloud‘ for storage? You DO know that there is data attached to those pictures, right? Exact time and location? Even the kind of camera you are using? There are birth certificates, death certificates, gun ownership, credit card statements correlated to a database of what you bought with your credit card. While we are at it, let’s cross-reference YOUR location with everyone else’s so we can see who you associate with. 

Then there is your email history. You don’t control that! You don’t even OWN that! Ever bought a house? Bought a car? What about your credit report? Doesn’t that have every place you have ever lived? The IRS database has every penny you reported since you started working. The DMV has info including how much you weigh.. but your FitBit or Apple Watch probably has WAY more health info. But what about your insurance company? Or go straight to the source, your doctor’s files

Traffic light cameras, security cameras, your own personal computer’s camera, your smartphone camera. You DO know that it has been PROVEN that your smart phone is ALWAYS listening, right? What about your ‘smart home’ devices like Alexa or Google Home? Those HAVE to listen to everything you do to be ready to go! JUST like SIRI and the ANDROID ASSISTANT. Even when you SPEAK to the assistant… What do you think happens? They keep a record of what words you said? NO!!! They keep a record of the words you said AND the ACTUAL RECORDING! So- If there is someone talking in the background, that is included in your record.

Imagine dictating a text message that says “Hey honey. I am stuck at work. I will call when I am free” and in the recording, in background you can strip club music and giggling? How much would THAT information be worth to your prospective father-in-law? 

AND- The BIG deep/dark secret that people STILL don’t seem to know about:

Have you ever checked your GOOGLE HISTORY? 

If not- You MUST stop what you are doing and go HERE:

YOUR GOOGLE HISTORY


…and THIS one [below] will tell you EXACTLY where you were and WHAT you were doing on ANY DAY of ANY YEAR!

 YOUR GOOGLE LOCATIONS

So there are the THREE MAJOR DATA PATHS that I see converging.

The CRUNCHING POWER of quantum computing… the learning and REASONING POWER of artificial intelligence.. and ALL THAT DATA.

What does THAT equal? Soon- Everyone will be able to know more about you… than you currently know about yourself.

WAY more…

Pendarvis wrote this!

DRUGS! PILLS! HEROIN! CAPTAIN CODY!

I originally posted this on the @HollywoodWalk Instagram accountbut now I see they are blocking/hiding/limiting ANY posts that use the hashtag #heroin so I am posting it here.

Basically it is just a rant. I saw a sign in Rite Aid that said you can get Naloxone without a prescription and thought it was interesting. I started typing out a small caption… and that turned into a rant that went until Instagram would no longer accept any more characters in the post! So- Here it is…

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I have NO idea what I am talking about here, but actually – this [making Naloxone easy to get] seems like a step in the right direction. Maybe, just MAYBE someone won’t have to bury their brother or son or mother or best friend. 

It’s easy to say “I have no sympathy! They did this to themselves!” ..and it is easy to think of drug addicts as a bunch of dirty hoodlums who don’t contribute to society…. UNTIL it is your 12 year old daughter or 80 year old aunt or your father or best friend.

If you think YOU are ‘above’ narcotic addiction, you are absolutely right… until you aren’t.

People make stupid mistakes all the time. Unfortunately, opiates are the mistake that keeps on taking. It will take away everything and then: it will take away MORE. And just when you are done burning every relationship you ever had, losing your job, stealing your own child’s lunch money, slamming your fingers in a car door so you MIGHT get a prescription and taking medication from the bathroom cabinet of someone dying of cancer…. THEN: you get sick!

IMAGINE the worst parts of every sickness you have ever had. The worst flu… diarrhea.. vomiting… sweating and freezing… fluids coming from every orifice… But wait! There’s more! You’ll also get soul-crushing mental anguish and excruciating despair that will not stop. And all of this all has you BEGGING for the third and final act: When the opiates finally put you out of your misery …and they find you 3 days later on your bathroom floor in a puddle of your own feces. [Not to mention ALL the other people you cause to suffer.] Needless to say- It’s a terrible thing… but there IS help.

Tell your best friend what is happening

RIGHT NOW: Make an appointment with a DOCTOR. They WILL help you. In fact- You can just CLICK HERE to get a phone number of someone to help! Tell them it is URGENT.. because IT IS. 

If you are addicted to opiates, YOU CAN STOP THE SUFFERING. You don’t have to go to the hospital or even use vacation time! You can continue to go to work AND hang out with friends and family! AND– Only your BEST FRIEND needs to know what is happening!

Find help BEFORE you find out what “rock bottom” looks like. You will THINK you are at ‘rock bottom’… and then you go WAY deeper. It’s not all ‘cool’ like in the movies…. …but hey! What do I know?

If you have FAMILY or a FRIEND with an opiate addiction, BE COMPASSIONATE. You may not be able to understand the GRAVITY of the THOUGHT of giving up opiates to an addict. It is NOT about being ‘high’. It is ALL about NOT BEING SICK.

If you just want to provide some general help/make a donation I would suggest giving to Music Cares. They have helped many of my friends AND probably all of your favorite bands.

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS YOU CAN GIVE TO:

Another Resource for GETTING HELP:

SAMHSA’s National Helpline 

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

#heroine #overdose #norco #methadone #suboxone #drugs #mentalhealth #dope #h #tar#pills #morphine #oxy #painkillers #codeine #watson387 #vikes #hydro #cody

If I were God

"CHURCH" by Will Pendarvis

If I were God…

…the Universe would be 2-dimensional and drawn in crayon. That is because I am a big dummy and can’t even BEGIN to fathom things like infinity, free-will vs omniscience, string theory.. or even simple division if I have to be honest.

But perhaps, if a great scientist could explain to me the Big Bang as if I were a two-year old.. then I could get it!

Nope. Astrophysicists talk in a language that I can barely wrap my head around. And when I DO wrap my head around it, it makes me physically dizzy.

I was just reading this article from CNET: March 2018 [Stephen Hawking explains what happened before Big Bang ]

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the article:

  • “Ordinary real time is replaced by imaginary time”
  • “Imaginary time behaves like a fourth direction of space”
  • “Imaginary time is a four-dimensional curved surface like the surface of the Earth, but with two more dimensions.”
  • “We should steer clear of aliens entirely”

It all sounds like lyrics from a Pink Floyd song or something. In fact:

Here is Roger Waters with a few final words on the subject. Regardless of your politics or theology or understanding of the nature of the astronomical objects… I’m sure you are capable of appreciating an AMAZING PERFORMANCE!

 

Star Trek “Set for Stun” is Finally Here!

Did is EARF

We’ve got our flying cars, robots, digital assistants, on-screen telephones, Artificial Intelligence, homes run by computers… but where is our Star Trek “Set for Stun” guns?

Well- the STUN LAZERS are RIGHT HERE!

Check out this from Popular Mechanics:

The Secret History of Plasma Weapons

…and since the movie is ALWAYS better than the book (or perhaps you are too lazy to THINK or READ) you can watch “the US Navy’s laser weapon in action”!

 

WILL’s NEWS BLOG

In addition to the NEWS [below] There is the WILL’s NEWS BLOG!

Here are some recent posts you might have missed if you don’t visit the BLOG on the regular!

How fast – would YOU guess – is a FORMULA 1 pit stop?

Are YOUR kids falling from the ceiling? Will’s News investigates!

A history of Poop Music

Want to see a businessman attacked by a PIG? Yes. Yes you do. 

They really know how to shoot in Alberta!

Zombie Wasp/Roach

Robot Parkour

Your EARS can make you hallucinate

I NEED A NEW SAAB! Mine is DYING!

Please donate your OLD SAAB to Will’s News! But-

HERE is a lesson in SAAB for the ill-informed.

 

How long does a Formula 1 Race car need for a pit stop?

I grew up around racing and cars my whole life, but there are aspects of it that amaze me all the time.

To be honest, I’m more of a NASCAR guy… but you can’t help but be impressed by the Formula 1 pit crew.

So- How long does it take for a pit stop INCLUDING 4 new tires?

YouTube won’t let me embed the video, so SPOILER ALERT:

Sometimes… it takes 1.97 seconds.

CLICK HERE to SEE FOR YOURSELF!

Then again… SOMETIMES it takes 1.92 seconds!

…and FINALLY- If you STILL haven’t had enough pit stop action… Check out how they all compare!

TODAY IN HISTORY: THE EXPLODING WHALE

November 12, 1970

The crew of Apollo 13 were resting comfortably at home after a successful splashdown in the Pacific Ocean …The Beatles had decided to call it quits… future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson had just won his second NL Cy Young Award…. and 6 cents would buy a United States postage Stamp.

THEN – It happened.

THE EXPLODING WHALE.

IF you are not familiar with THE exploding whale…  I would suggest that you NOT watch this while eating your lunch. You might choke to death from laughing.

(and you might vomit a little)

WHERE did TRUTH go?

Ahhh... Remember the good old days? 

The weather was determined by nature…. Man landed on the moon… and the Earth was ROUND!

Early Greek philosophers alluded to a spherical Earth.. and of course Magellan and/or Enrique were sailing completely around the thing back in the 1500’s… but – In 2018 we find ourselves DEBATING the shape of the Earth!

Can you IMAGINE going back in time and telling your 4th grade self “In the future, lots of people will think the Earth is flat!”

What is the opposite of the Age Of Enlightenment?

Are we now in the AGE OF DECEPTION?

Why are INSANE conspiracy theories being taken seriously now?

One huge contributing factor is pointed out by TV host Chris Hayes in THIS INTERESTING TWITTER POST that talks about how one of the most popular destinations on the internet uses an algorithm that leads people down the path to stupidity. 

Scientifically- You are prone to believe horsecrap if you are a person who is susceptible to what is called teleological thinking …where you think that every RESULT is the cause of the actions leading to that result. (To simplify it: “everything happens for a reason”.) 

But I 100% believe that ALL of us have the ability to discern truth from lies. If you don’t let outside forces enter the equation. If you simply sit somewhere quiet and think “What is the TRUTH of this matter? What is the RIGHT thing to do here?” You will KNOW the answer.

Whether it is learned or instinct- We ALL have the intellectual process and internal knowledge to inherently know ‘murder is wrong’. We KNOW stealing is wrong. We KNOW hurting others is wrong. You CAN use that same force to know what is the RIGHT thing to do in ANY situation. 

And if THAT doesn’t work for you, maybe you should try Occam’s razor. Basically:

THE MOST SIMPLE ANSWER… IS MOST-LIKELY THE TRUTH.

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NOW- Here are some NON-PARTISAN RESOURCES for your research that you WILL be doing:

But the long-time truth-preaching beacon of the internet has ALWAYS been: 

  • SNOPES.com Remember all those stories you heard in fourth grade? That email warning about gangs that your mom forwarded to you? That person at work who knows everything? SNOPES is the resource you need for EVERYTHING.

———- THE BOTTOM LINE ————

HERE is my “TWO-STEP PLAN TO THE TRUTH”.

1- RESEARCH the topic. Look at BOTH sides of an issue. REALLY listen to the other side. Put yourselves in their shoes and understand how they came to that conclusion.

2- Don’t trust me… or a newscaster.. or a politician… or family member/friend. Instead-Trust yourself. Get past all the CRAP and just SEE the truth.

It’s there … if you want it.