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Instantly Find the Current Version of 6 Web Browsers

BrowseHappy.com is the one-stop dashboard with the very latest current version of popular web browsers. This is how you can make sure you’re up-to-date.

Its description: “Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. Browse Happy is a way for you to find out what are the latest versions of the major browsers around. You can also learn about alternative browsers that may fit you even better than the one you are currently using.”

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Poll Results: How Many Christians Watch R-Rated Movies

via christiancinema.com and democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php 

Christians Watching Rated R Movies According to ChristiaNet Poll

June 25,2007 /Christian Newswire/ — ChristiaNet.com, the world’s largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, asked participants in a recent poll, “How often do you watch rated R movies?” Out of 649 Christians polled, 61% responded that they “never” watch rated R movies. As one participant said, “I’m not interested in anything that does not honor God.” According to Bill Cooper, President of ChristiaNet, “I’m encouraged that the vast majority of Christians seek to put God first when making entertainment choices.”

Top reasons why the majority of Christians polled don’t watch rated R movies can be divided into three categories. Many Believers feel watching such shows is not Christ-like. As a Christian they believe they should be glorifying God with their time and talents. While others say these types of entertainment just don’t interest them. Finally, some Christians believe that watching rated R movies would fill their minds with bad images that are tempting and eventually lead to sin.

Eighteen percent of those polled, actively view rated R movies every month. Even though this is the smallest group, this number is too high in a Christian Worldview. Reasons for the frequency of watching such shows include boredom, watching rated R movies purely for the entertainment value or they like action movies that get the R rating for violence. As one viewer said, “I like to watch movies just to pass the time.” Given the decline of moral values in churches today, one would hope these “Christians” would fill their idle time with reading the Bible or building a relationship with God.

Twenty-one percent of Christians surveyed stated that they only watch rated R movies a few times a year. This begs the question, “Why would any Christian watch an R rated movie?” In this group, Believers cited they have watched “Schindler’s List” and “The Passion Of The Christ.” This group made it clear that these movies were rated for the intense images of the circumstances surrounding the content of the story.

Watching The Laundromat Documentary 2013

Where can you watch The Laundromat Documentary, an award-winning film created by Vanessa Yee? The answer is not yet known.

About the Laundromat Documentary

IMDB has a page for The Laundromat Documentary. There is a Facebook page and a Kickstarter page that has information about the making of The Laundromat Documentary; and there used to be a community website. Vanessa Yee’s description of the film:

The Laundromat is my thesis film at UCLA’s film school. In this doc, I hope to begin breaking the Asian American community’s cycle of silence and shame. When people are unable to find a space to take care of their “dirty laundry”, this film will empower different generations to address the prevailing silence and find they are not alone in emotional struggle and shameful circumstances.

People Love Movie Trailers

There’s this trailer for The Laundromat Documentary with a few clips strung together—

Daily Bruin wrote about the film in its 2011 article— Washing Away the Silence: Documentary “˜The Laundromat’ explores Asian American stigmas surrounding mental health.

Podcast about Asian American mental health

On SoundCloud there is The Bull and the Badger Podcast, which is “an offshoot of Vanessa’s documentary called The Laundromat. April and Vanessa started this podcast to demonstrate by example that talking about mental health issues, especially ones specific to the Asian American community, does not have to be scary or sad – it can be fun and enlightening and interesting.”

Postscript

I know I’m a few years late in tracking this down. I’ve heard good chatter about it. I think it’d be a very valuable film to be made available for on-demand viewing. I’ll contact the producer and see if there’s more info to share.

Like the Facebook Page for Updates

Okay, I’ve contacted them via the Facebook page for The Laundromat Documentary and got a quick response—

Hi DJ, unfortunately, my film is not yet available to view online. We’re working on a plan for that in the coming year, so if you’ve already liked this page, then you’ll receive an update once it becomes more widely available. … Thanks for your interest and hope to update the page with good news in 2018.

 

skype screen sharing not working mac

I was on a Skype video conference call recently, and was ready to do a screen share to talk about a spreadsheet on my screen. I went to my menu bar and couldn’t find the Screen Share command any more. This is on a Mac, a MacBook Air, to be specific.

What happened?

I’m using Skype version 8.12.0.14 on Mac OSX 10.11.6 (15G18013).

After I searched and searched, eventually found the answer in Skype support.

The Share Screen command is now under the (+) symbol at the bottom of the screen, next to the video button, the hangup button, and the mute button—going from right to left. Not real intuitive for some.

I’ll add a screen shot when I can find someone on Skype to test it out with me.

What are the text effect keywords on Facebook?

There are special keywords like congratulations and rad that change colors and have animated effects appear on your screen when used on a Facebook timeline. Officially, they’re called Text Effects.

Here’s the Facebook trigger words in English (as of 12/07/17):

  • rad
  • congratulations
  • xoxo
  • bff

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References for Facebook Text Effects

The lists of current Facebook trigger words (which is what I’d like to call them) are compiled from these 2 sources—

Facebook animated special words (Mashable)

All the Keywords That Activate Facebook’s Text Delight Animations (@owenyin) — this has a list of trigger words in other languages besides English

Note that these don’t work on every device or platform. They tend to work best on a desktop or laptop. Your mileage may vary on mobile browser, or mobile app, or iOS, or Android, or iPad.

From what I can tell, these Facebook hot words do not work in Messenger or private message; only in the timeline posts and comments.

Don’t like Text Effects on Facebook?

You can turn off text effects in your timeline posts and comments by selecting the pull-down menu on upper right, and select Remove Text Effects.

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Why Facebook Introduces New Features

Why, you might ask? The overarching goal of Facebook is to increase the time people stay on Facebook. Once they have your time and your presence, they can do other things in front of you and behind the scenes. Or, as one of the Facebook founders, Sean Parker, has revealed:

“The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them, … was all about: ‘How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?‘” … and “exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology.”

How to upgrade firmware on TRENDNet router?

Procedure below is copied from the PDF in the ZIP file that was downloaded from the TRENDNet download page for 4-Port Broadband Router TW100-S4W1CA (Version v2.0R), a discontinued model.
The ZIP Filename: FW_TW100-S4W1CA_v2(2.3.31).zip

And, note that the procedure in PDF was missing one very important caution, found on another TRENDnet router:

DO NOT upgrade firmware on any TRENDnet product using wireless connection.
Firmware upgrade over wireless connection may damage the product. Please perform firmware upgrade with “wired” network connection only

Firmware Upgrade Procedure 

1. Save the zipped firmware file to your PC.

2. Extract the .zip file to your PC.

3. Using a web browser, access the router’s configuration page (default IP address is 192.168.10.1)

4. Click on the System section in the left hand panel and click on Firmware Upgrade 

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5. Click Browse and navigate to the unzipped folder with the firmware file.

6. Select the firmware file (.img)

7. Click the Apply button

8. Wait until the firmware upload completed and the device reboot

Important! Do not turn off the device or press the reset button while this procedure is in progress.


Ed.Note: copied this to make it more easy to find on search engines, to help people save time, to be helpful, that’s all.

Watch Videos of Guest Speakers at Saddleback Church

Saddleback Church is the most influential church in the United States, and perhaps the world. When guest speakers from around the country or around the world get an invite to speak on the Saddleback stage, that is a special occasion for the speaker and for the church. If you’re searching for videos of talks and sermons by guest speakers at Saddleback, here’s what I’ve found so far:

Follow Me (Summer 2013)
Greg Laurie, Francis Chan, Choco De Jesus, Russell Moore, Jud Wilhite, Perry Noble, Judah Smith, Mark Driscoll, Doug Fields, Pete Wilson, Matthew Barnett, Steven Furtick, Craig Groeschel, Alan Robertson

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The Best News I’ve Ever Heard (July 2015)
Sergio De La Mora, Samuel Rodriguez, Jason Frenn

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Closer (May-June 2016)
Johnnie Moore, Emerson Eggerichs, Tim Harlow, Les Parrott, Derwin Gray, Lance Witt