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Philosophy and religion can be defined as the study of and practices related to the fundamental nature and significance of beliefs commonly held by groups of people that may transcend geographic, racial, ethnic or other boundaries.

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Hello all, i am new to IT field and was wondering the first steps into becoming an IT professional. I did about a year at ITT-Tech before they shut down. I was just wondering, i just completed my IT fundamentals course and nothing stood out that i didnt know. Right now, im currently about to enroll in the A+ certification course. Im torn in what path i should do after that. Any advice? Also, what the take on IT certifications Vs a Degree?
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I was in a band in late nineties college,
am 39 now, single, set up financially, don't want to sneak into the decimated music industry now. I'm not going to sing for a 90 second trial in front of Simon, etc for AGT. I am of the Nirvana/Pearl Jam, don't care about clothes and 80's hair band superficiality. Online song submission venues still mention to bare in mind your image and personality. Hah! It never dies off. If I dye my hair pink like Kurt Cobain, the old bastards I have wings-night and watch football with won't be impressed.
Playing live 'round town now is more invisible than playing at an old age home, which I did once with my Novell colleagues, btw, and also at a metal institute!
But, it's the millennials that comb these sites for new music. How? Where? How can I insert my music into the millennials' radar?

If I'm not myself a millennial, is music a waste of time? It feels like it. As a 19 year old, I digged DMB, but he was all over the radio, and TV. I can handle doing it for myself and satisfaction of live play. Is that all there is for non-millennials? Dave Matthews was 36 and the others in DMB were old like me, too.

I freeze my credit report from 3 beaurues. Equifax, Transunion, Experian. I did that because some people knows my social and date of birth and I don't want they knows my new address. My question is what other agencies i can use to freeze my credit history?
I know this is not maths and science but I've asked tonnes of maths and science questions on here and got better answers than maths forums. I know this is pushing my luck asking a grammar question in the this topic but I have proposed this topic.
So the question. If my boyfriend and I went shopping the grammar is 'boyfriend and I' not 'boyfriend and me'. If a cake was shared between me and my boyfriend the grammar is 'my boyfriend and me' and not my boyfriend and me. The current trend seems to be to say 'and I' regardless as aren't confident in their grammar so they say 'and I' as a catch all as they know it is a common mistake. But is there a rule when you use the word myself (I know you don't start a sentence with but)? For example, I dragged myself to the gym. Would it be 'I dragged my boyfriend and myself go to the gym' or is it 'I dragged my boyfriend and me go the the gym?'
I know it's not a crucial topic but it is bugging me as I did used to proofread and I can't see this in any of my grammar books.
I'm sorry if I have misused this topic and I hope the moderators don't get too annoyed but the description does say that ,although the topic is Maths and Science, questions are asked on other subjects like biology. This suggests biology isn't a science which is quite brave to say  as biologists don't like this, but biology is information-based and not axiomatic like physics or maths. If biology is a science because it is based on experiments and observation and then …
Is it possible if any one knows my social security number and date of birth can pull my credit history?
I recently came across george berkeley. And just started reading his three dialogues.
I felt there is some similarity between what is called gyan yoga or marg in vedanata/hinduism and georege berkeley idealism.

Can anyone suggest some good references for gyan yoga / good philosophy on similar lines of george berkeley. His philosophy is termed as subjective idealism

On the page:


I see two references to I John 3:12 with different quotes.

I need to know what Bible verse (and version) contains the following quote:

Before Adam ever had carnal knowledge of Eve, the serpent had that knowledge ahead of him. And that one born of it was Cain. Cain was of (born of, begotten of) that “Wicked One”. I John 3:12

when I search the web for I John 3:12 and even the page I posted, there is a different quote that does not interest me.

Can onion teach me how to find the bible version for this verse I John 3:12 that matches the bolded text above?

Sherlock Holmes famously said,

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”

Is this Deductive reasoning, Inductive reasoning or something else?

Anybody who has practiced kundalini yoga. Any views or good books articles etc.

One of the 10 Commandments is adultery. A female member of the church who attends every week, missed three Sundays. The minister and some members were concerned about her well being, etc. In an e-mail to the minister she said that she had traveled to meet someone to discuss starting a family. She is not married so no adultery on her part. Nothing is known about her partner.

If a couple who are not married to other people have a child out of wedlock have both of them committed a sin?
There is more to this and we can post more later.
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Could you help to identify the next piece of instrumental music?

after some minutes it repeats itself.
I pretty much only ever want to eat grilled cheese sandwiches, usually with some ketchup. How much time do I have left before my life of vice catches up with me?
 MQ: Can Jerusalem become part of peace planning?
Why Can't Jerusalem become part of peace planning?

Item: Some muslim claim it was found to be their best link to heavens (>=7).

Item: Some among jews claim prior ownership for best place on earth to centralize access to their g_d (lost 'temple').

Item: Some among christianity claim it since it was thought to be last city visited by their favored leader.

Item: Where one Moses in common to all the above, was said to lead others to vacant farmlands the city was not part of the 'promised' land of milk and honey. City named as Salem.

Item: Judahites not present in the city until reign of David where it was referred to as Jebusalem, which does not refer to Jews (Jew's Salem) but rather to the local inhabitants - Jebusites.

Item: The other two religions do must accept mutual history to that period, whatever else predating any major central place of worship. For example, Solomon came on later to the scene, as did Bat Sheva, Zadok & Cushian Yesaba.
what exactly is self realization or enlightenment in spirituality. As per what i have read...it means to stop identifying yourself with body mind intellect.... can you suggest good books or lecture that helps in understanding and achieving self realization.

I refer to Leedskalnin's Perpetual Motion Holder:
This guy had a strange theory about magnetism, a kind of mistic, not really part of scientific world.
Interesting is the simple device which can be replicated, named Perpetual Motion Holder. Here is a video about it:

How the energy conservation does apply here?
I wonder if I used a famous person's (first) name in a URL, would that be legally unadvisable?

Say I was making a weight lifting web-site and I wanted to call it Arnold's palace, would Arnold Schwarzenegger have anything to say?
What about an Alternative music blog and I called it vedderboard.com from Eddie Vedder.
or eddieboard.com


I am embarking on an artistic stage.

If I make an art piece of a 17" hunting knife stabbing action figures of Britney Spears and also Justin Bieber in one efficient stroke, will there be repercussions? Or will people understand it as a community service w artistic license?
What if I have a Tyrannosaurus eating Britney and Bieb's ?

Planning my travels abroad and looking into the budgets.  Any currencies went down or going down as a result of UK exit from EU?  
Asian currencies (thai, japanese, vietnamese),  Eastern European or Russian Ruble?

I want to make an Excel timechart of the Judean kings.  The Bible gives the length of each kings' reign.  However if a king died in one year and his son took over, is that counted as the next year?  I think it varies for different kings.
Therefore, I need the jewish year when each king's reign started.
Something similar for the judges would be great too.
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Is there a map of Israel where one can click on a city and see the verses in the Bible where it is mentioned together with its modern name? What would be interesting is how it deals with multiple cities of the same name which changed name during biblical times eg Beis El becoming Beis Aven.
For example someone learning Samuel 1 may come across Samuelgoing to Gilgal.  Clicking on Gilgal they would also see the verse in Joshua where he sets the stones up there.
Perhaps they were still there in Samuel’s time.  Even if not, he would have known about them.

Is there a similar site that would be suitable for primary school children (age 4-11)?
I never expected this to be so difficult.

I need a database (in any form) listing the following:


I need this in TXT, CSV or Excel or any other format. I do not need web pages if dates that I need to read. But I could consider screen scraping...as a lot resort.

Any links to this?

This is a bit of a puzzle ;P

I was just struck by the thought: Is it actually unethical to do the work that antivirus and security companies do, examining a virus program, stepping through the bytes to reconstruct what its activity is, etc?  Seriously, that is.

Lets say that I'm a malware author, and I go out of my way to make sure that there is a strongly worded EULA agreement that prohibits reverse engineering of the file, etc, and for the sake of making it a fully black and white question, lets say that I package it along with a legitimate program that folks want to install like filezilla or such -- so the user runs into the various "Check this box if you dont want to disclude the program from not being installed" nonsense pages that such program installers provide for a plethora of adware etc.  And my installer screen says "Install GPApocalypse!  Is your hard drive getting full of pesky data?  Too many passwords to remember for every application?  Worry no more, this program will eliminate most of the space-hogging material on your harddrive and reduce the need to remember passwords by deleting nearly all the applications from your computer at intervals based on a predictable pattern.  As a bonus, it will choose most of the remaining files in a predictable way learned by your behavior, and encrypt all of your files with a 256bit cyptokey, so you'll only ever have to worry about a single password ever again! " and a smaller warning below that indicates that this software will in fact destroy your …
1. What specific statements in the video link below, if any, are inaccurate?

2. So, after seeing the video, and understanding that Jordan attacked Israel in the 1967 war, why is Israel the only country being compelled to give back territory (the West Bank) taken during a war to defend itself?


I would like to bring in your attention an experiment published in magazine "Science et Vie" nr.700 March 1976 (pages 42-45).
Please have a look at the next documents:


Interesting to notice that a similar document is on NASA servers:

What is your opinion about it?
I miss a word. It is somewhere deep in my mind and I cannot take it out.
I need a brainstorming to help me to take it out and remember it.
To increase the confusion, I am not so sure if I will be able to define it properly.
Here it is:
-      How do you name/call a person/individual who represents a group, having the same characteristics?
-      When you look at that individual, you see trough/in that person all the others. Like a model, a special type. Maybe is a word related with “type”, maybe sounds as genotype, maybe in Latin.
-      Stereotype is too banal, ordinary and has not a nice connotation.
-      Archetype sounds better, but for me seems that involves something ancient or something initial that was first time.
-      I need the word to express a common set of problems and values. I would like to apply this word or expression to describe a family in needs, which in fact is one family out of thousands in the same situations with the same needs and problems and values. The description would be used to designate all the other families using the name of that representative family.
-      What is that word or expression?
Any other suggestion is welcome.

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