Use location-based reminders to remember gate codes

In Las Vegas, gated communities are common and increasing in popularity. Supposedly it’s a way to keep crime and loitering down. That’s the positive side of it.  The negative aspects include constant repairs paid for by HOA fees. Also, it’s a pain to constantly ring friends/family/deliveries/etc through the gate when they arrive. And it’s not … Continue reading Use location-based reminders to remember gate codes

No conflict between science and religion

Scientists recently used LiDAR to scan the jungles of Guatemala. Using this technology, “scholars digitally removed the tree canopy from aerial images of the now-unpopulated landscape, revealing the ruins of a sprawling pre-Columbian civilization that was far more complex and interconnected than most Maya specialists had supposed.” The results are very interesting: In addition to … Continue reading No conflict between science and religion

Do not touch fire

Recently I was with a group of Cub Scouts that was learning safety guidelines. They were told “do not touch fire.” When they turn twelve and go on their first scout camp they’ll be told again. When they take home economics in 7th grade they’ll be told again. When they take Chemistry in 10th grade … Continue reading Do not touch fire