Time Traveler W.D. Davis from the year 2200 claims to have bought back food food from the future. He also gives some insight into future life under water, diseases, and flying cars. I personally don’t believe the guy, but anything could be possible.
HungryHouse, your best way for takeaway.
I’ve been using this service for many months now and I have nothing, but good things to say about them.
Before I discovered HungryHouse I was using a service called JustEat, but this wasn’t to last very long because I had a bout of food poisoning from the Chinese takeaway I ordered from. Yes, this could have happen with any takeaway service, but I felt dissatisfied that they had a poor quality takeaway on their database.
When ordering from HungryHouse I have always received top quality food and superb customer service. There has been a small amount of times where I’ve had issues (very small), but HungryHouse have always come through for me.
HungryHouse also love their customers, they always love to talk and find out about the people they serve. I have found myself many times in conversation with them, them, not just about their service, but on a personal level too. I find it loving that they go out their way to message me to see how I am and to ask about current projects I have going on.
Now, I must clear up something. Some people make out that HungryHouse is the provider of your food—if they could they would—but they are just a takeaway directory that try to give you access to quality takeaways in your area. But, I must defend them because they do try to provide top quality all the time.
So, enough of my ramblings. What are you waiting for? Head over to HungryHouse to order your takeaway today. On a side note, HungryHouse do have special offers on sometimes, keep an eye on their Twitter and Facebook for these deals.
NOTE: THIS IS NOT A PAID ARTICLE.
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A goal has been achieved tonight. When I started my recovery of anorexia, I always promised myself that I would make it my goal to eat a meatball subway sandwich—may seem silly, but it’s about having something to overcome your fears.
So, today was that day, I ate the whole thing, including the salad, and I must say, it tasted bloody wonderful.
That’s another goal down, many more to go. Signing off, chat again soon.
I HAVE NOTICED a recurring symptom to my anxiety disorder, or should I say symptoms. The first one is prickly heat, this happens whenever I get hot or worked up, and this could be at any time. Even, though, I have noticed it more after meals, especially hot meals. Secondly, I have noticed a slight on the edge feeling before and after dinner. This makes my heart speed up to rapid levels and causes dizziness. Lastly, an edgy feeling while I am out, this is usually occupied by intense sweating and dizziness.
This is a mixture of problems, and obviously it won’t be cured overnight. I forgot to mention. I also get worked up and have panic attacks when I am stressed out by any situation—the last blog I wrote is a good example.
So, with that in mind, I am trying hard to think of ways to combat this disorder. I am taking many medications to calm me down, trying to exercise and lift weights when I can, and cutting down on any caffeine intake. I must lookup more methods to help me, they might help, and they might not, but it’s all worth a try at least.
Anyhow, there’s my admission to anxiety troubles I am facing, let’s hope there will be a way forward because I can’t keep living like this, it’s very unhealthy.
28 July: Sunday
Um …I forgot?
Well, you wouldn’t believe this, but I completely forgot to write today’s blog, lucky for me that this isn’t the published day because I would be screwed! Anyhow, let’s get on to today! The day has been one of those relaxing, but productive days. I know that seems like an odd combination, but what do you expect? I’m probably the oddest guy you will ever meet! Ask K, she will tell you, I’m unique, and not always in a good way.
These relaxing days fit right into what a Sunday should comprise of. I must admit even though today has been relaxed, I have spent a few hours trying to sort my novels. This isn’t anything major, I’ve had some of the stuff wrote down in my notepads for a while, but I haven’t found the time recently to duplicate it all through my computer. I managed to get everything I have down on paper typed up onto the computer, how about that? Took me a few hours, but I got there in the end. I must remember to stop getting myself in these catchup moments because it could start getting me stressed.
Anyhow, this was only a quick blog, and I promise tomorrow’s blog will be even longer. So, until then, stay safe and take care!
29 July: Monday
Today has certainly been busy, the morning started off in the local council offices, and surprisingly we weren’t waiting around long. Normally the local offices are packed and it takes ages before you see anyone. The one thing that makes me laugh is the ticket system, say for example you get ticket number eleven and the current number being called is ten, and then the next number it calls is twenty-seven. I thought a ticket system was meant to be in order? How does it get from ten and then twenty-seven? That things got a virus!
Anyhow, after we finished in the council office, we walked towards the shop to start shopping. Mum and Cassie (sister) wanted to grab a drink from Costa Coffee first, I wasn’t in any mood to have a drink today. I’ve been feeling under the weather recently, I don’t know whether its to do with my stomach or the lack of sleep, but either way it put me off having a Costa Coffee. While they were having their drinks, I decided to wonder over to WHSmith to look for some new books. This search became pointless after five minutes, the only books they had that interested me were the ones I already own. So, with no books in hand, I walked out of the shop and headed back towards Costa Coffee. As I approached mum, I looked at her and said ‘well that was pointless, they had a poor selection. The only books I was interested in were the ones I already own.’ Mum replied with her usual ‘oh well, you can look in another shop.’ I know this isn’t my mum’s fault, but I was just disappointed because I wanted to find something new to read.
After we finished up in Costa Coffee, it was time to do the usual wander around the pound shop. This is something I hate, the shops are packed, people get in my way, and it makes me feel closed in. I did my usual, I got half way round and handed my card to mum and I walked outside to wait for them. I know this may seem weird, but in all honesty I am not going to be somewhere that causes me to have a panic attack. Not long after I started to wait for them, they emerged with bags of shopping. Unfortunately, time was pushing on for mum and she needed to leave to attend a prearranged meeting. So, we said our goodbyes and we left mum to go on her way.
The next thing we had to do was find something to eat for Cassie and Amber (niece), I wasn’t having anything to eat due to the sickness. We ended up siting in Burger King, I watched Amber eat a small chocolate Sundae. She really enjoyed it, the ice-cream was going all over her face and T-shirt, but it didn’t matter, she enjoyed it which was the main thing. After this, I went to Waterstones while Cassie went outside to have a cigarette. I had some luck in this store, I brought four new books that interested me. Maybe I should shop at Waterstones more often? They seem to have a better selection to choose from, and they have a dedicated section for crime books. So, with four books in hand and £20 lighter, I walked out of Waterstones feeling happy that I found some books that I will enjoy.
I can’t help but laugh at this next part, we were walking around Asda looking at the different foods, and from nowhere Cassie randomly said ‘I fancy dumplings!’ I don’t know where this came from, but from that point onwards she had a craving for dumplings, it was like she became the dumpling monster, it’s a bit like the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. Lucky for her though, the search for dumplings didn’t take long. I must admit she made the right choice; we had them for dinner and they were lovely!
So, as you can tell, we had a fun day. Well, apart from when I got home and then shortly after running out to collect medication. I needed to collect those anyway, my pain has been uncontrollable over the last day because I ran out of tablets. Anyhow, enough of me rambling on. I will speak to you all in the next blog, until then, stay safe and take care.
Well, it turns out I got some sleep last night, but it was still interrupted. I was waking in the middle of the night with pains across my abdomen, these pains were caused by food trying to digest. I know this was self-inflicted, well this time anyway, and probably most of the time recently. I was going to say that I have excuses, but in all fairness, I don’t. I know I’m addicted to Jaffa cakes, but what can I do about it? I guess I could cut down on the amount I eat; I normally have twelve at a time, which is probably too many. I know I need to cut down because it’s affecting my digestive system.
Today started out semi early for me; I woke up at 8am, and believe me, I didn’t want to get up, but I had to because I needed to sell my old MacBook. So, I got up and made myself a drink. While I was waiting for my tea to brew, I looked through my cupboard to find some food. I was spoilt for choice, I had Weetabix, noodles, spaghetti and Jaffa cakes, bet you can guess what I chose. That’s right, I chose Jaffa cakes. If I had more time, I would have chosen to cook noodles, but because I was in a rush, I needed to make something quick.
So, to brief, I had my breakfast and then I walked into town. When I arrived into town, I walked over to the shop where I was selling my MacBook. I always go to this shop when I need to sell something because I get the cash straight away. After a long wait and some minor negotiations, I walked out the shop with some money, I won’t say how much I got for my MacBook because its only money. Once I deposited that into my bank account, I headed over to Tesco to pick up some shopping. I had a long list of things I needed to buy, but in the end I only walked out with two items. I wasn’t in any mood to carry loads of shopping home, so I decided to just buy the things I needed.
Anyhow, apart from walking home, nothing more has happened today. I have been on Twitter most of day connecting with different authors, and I have also been writing more. So, with that said, I am signing off, time to watch some Big Bang Theory!
I am guessing it is going to be a long day, it is now 12:11am and I am wide awake watching the webcams at the haunted house in York that I went to recently. I can certainly say that was an interesting experience, but I will tell you about that at a later date because I want to dedicate a whole blog to it.
Anyway, as I was saying. The time is certainly getting on here and it seems like the weather is getting colder again. I don’t know why it is getting cold, we had beautiful hot sunshine earlier, it was so hot that I could walk around with my top off, glad the neighbors didn’t see because they would have got a shock! I mean walking around with no boxers on is enough to scare anyone, I bet your all thinking you dirty bugger, don’t worry I didn’t do it really, but wouldn’t it be hilarious if I did? Okay, you all have mental image didn’t need, job done! Now, look what I have done! I have scared you for life, oh well, at least I will be in your thoughts, just promise me one thing though, no stalkers!
So, it turns out that I get very funny when I get tired. As I look back at what I just wrote, I am thinking are you nuts? The short answer to that is yes, but in my own defense, crazy is the new normal, it makes life more fun, don’t you agree? I bet you all just answered no to that question, and I even bet some of you rolled your eyes in disgust and called me an idiot.
I have just realized something funny, it feels like I am having a conversation with someone, but I am on my own in the dinning room, how weird is that? I think this is a sign, and it says you’re a complete nutcase. I once passed a sign on the motorway saying nutcase’s this way, I just thought it was the chocolate factory, but I guess I was the nut they were looking for. Anyway, before I get myself in trouble, I am off to sleep, well try to at least.
After many went by, I finally had some sleep, okay it was at 7am, but at least I had some sleep. Anyway, today was reasonably hot, I regret wearing my coat because I was sweating like a pig. I won’t complain though because it means more warmer days are ahead, and it also means we will get a hotter summer.
I am going to skip ahead a few hours, you will understand why I want to do this later. We all went to my sisters (Cassie) for dinner today, it was a lovely meal, I certainly enjoyed it. My sister made sausage casserole, mash, vegetables, and for afters we had chocolate cake & cream. I ate everything, including extra’s. I am beyond stuffed, I had a McFlurry after we left my sisters, and I regret eating it because I feel stuffed & sick!
Anyway guys & gals, I am going to sign off now, I am beyond stuffed and I feel like I am going to throw up.
16 April 2013:
Choke, choke, choke, that’s what I have had to put up with during the night. I don’t know what’s causing it, it’s like my body wants to kill me in my sleep. As each hour went by, I was rudely woken up by a choking cough, it was happening every two hours and in the end I gave up trying to sleep because it was starting to annoy me.
Anyway, with a long day ahead, I stayed up and watched television. I had nothing else to do, I couldn’t play the guitar because it was 4am and I don’t think the neighbors would appreciate it, and I couldn’t do writing either because my mind was all over the place due to my medication.
17 April 2013:
So, it turns out that I went on a downer after writing that last paragraph. I don’t know what came over me, it was like someone took over my body. I ended up spending all yesterday wrapped up in bed, I couldn’t be bothered facing the world. While I was in bed, I constantly thought silly things, blaming myself for things that weren’t my fault. I even wrote a three page document about how I feel, I haven’t read it back yet, but I do know I had a few swear words in it. I know I shouldn’t blame myself, but I always worry, and I guess loneliness is getting the better of me.
Anyway, on to today. The day started out with a walk to McDonalds to get some McFlurries, I was in need of a real sugar boost. While I was walking down, I thought I would text Cassie (sister) to see if she was at home, she was home, so I decided to pick up the McFlurries first, and then I will walk over to Cassie’s to eat them.
When I picked up the McFlurries, I put them down on the table to peel off the Monopoly stickers. As I pulled all four stickers off, I found that I had won a free big Mac meal and I also won a free cheeseburger, it has been a long time since I had won anything and I was surprised my luck was changing, but even though I won, I couldn’t eat that kind of food anyway because I can’t swallow it.
So, to be brief, I arrived at Cassie’s and I sat down with my McFlurries & a cup of tea. While I was eating, I spotted Amber (niece) was eying up my ice-cream, so being the good uncle that I am, I decided to share it with her. This was a hilarious task because I was shaking like a leaf and the ice-cream was going all over Ambers face. Once she had the first taste of the ice-cream, she went nuts for more, all I could hear was Amber saying yum, yum, yum. After a couple of spoonfuls, I decided to let Cassie feed her some of the spare McFlurry I had. She didn’t have all of it, but I think Amber had other ideas about that because she loved it. When she got to half way, we decided to stop because the chances are, she will throw it up later, and that’s one thing we didn’t want to happen.
Once Amber was finished with the ice-cream, she wanted to suck on my knuckle because she is teething. When she was gumming on my knuckle, I could feel the full force of her gums on my knuckle. I didn’t mind because she is teething, but she certainly has a good chomp on those gums.
After thirty minutes went by, I decided to head home. I was starting to get hungry and I needed some painkillers. As I walked home, I was enjoying the peace, all the kids were in school, and for some reason there wasn’t many people about, which made it extra peaceful.
So, to be brief, I got home and started writing the blog. I haven’t done much of the blog recently, it isn’t like I haven’t had the time, I think my depression has been causing me some issues this week, but I think it will pass soon. I did have some good news today, I had my first revenue payment from my publisher, okay it wasn’t much, but it was a start. I have been writing for over two years, it is about time I had some sort of payment after all this time.
Anyhow, on that positive note, I must sign off. I am starting to feel very tired, and I need to find something to eat, even though after four McFlurries earlier, I am starting to feel a bit sick.
After a late night, I woke up feeling rough and extremely tired. I was helping Steve install Windows XP on his iMac via Bootcamp, I have done this previously on my own machine. Anyhow, after a long couple of hours, I had to give up and go to bed.
So, the morning was finally here and I needed to get my backside moving because I needed to ring a mobile network to do a SIM swap from an iPhone micro SIM to Standard SIM, this isn’t a hard job, but it needs to be done because the iPhone 4S was being sold on Monday and I have to start using the new HTC phone I brought yesterday.
Before I had to ring the mobile network, I needed to have some food because I was starving. So, with that said, I made myself some noodles, I will admit that I annoyed myself during the process because I normally have to use the microwave, but I couldn’t use it this time because mum was cleaning it. This was okay, I had some noodles that only required boiling water, but it was the only choice I had, and after all it was the only choice I had.
After I had my noodles, I was very unimpressed by these other noodles because they tasted rubbish, I won’t be buying them again from Farm Foods, I will stick to Tesco value or Super noodles because they taste better.
Anyway, I want to briefly talk about some old blog posts I found last night while I was sorting through my files. I am going to attach them below, as you will see most of them were about robotics. The posts have been corrected because they contained many errors, well saying that I could have made them sound worse, oh well, what does it matter?
Blog Post: How can Robotics aid the future?
Let’s take both aspects stated, on one hand robots have aided us for centuries and never caused anyone cause for concern, but on the other hand are becoming more intelligent and having the ability to learn tasks very easily. With this said is there a happy medium for robotics in the future? I believe there is! My theory is simple, if the software is written correctly with no hidden Easter eggs (surprises) then I don’t why robots could not be used for every day tasks.
Many prototype robots have proven they have the possibilities to aid humans and make their lives easier.
In conclusion robots do show future potential, but I can’t stress enough the dangers if the platform is not watertight then it could pose risks to the public and be a breeding ground for hackers especially if the robot is equipped with a direct up-link.
Blog Post: Robotics in the future
For many years we have used robots to aid us with multiple tasks, but what can robots bring us in the future to aid us further?
Previously I blogged about the dangers of robotics and I stated if robots were not under control by a strict platform it could pose a danger to humanity and cause irrational panic.
As artificial life gets better over the years so does the urge to use this as an advantage for all human beings. For many years we have used robots to do many tasks from factory work to health care operations, but could a robot do a lot more?
Scientists predict between 2030 to 2034 robots will be able to perform human level tasks, this will also include home automation systems that will allow a home to be completely automated of its daily tasks.
One of most advanced robots to date is ASIMO which, is ran and made by Honda. ASIMO’s current build stands at 4ft 3inches tall, 114 pounds and can go up to speeds of 4.3MPH.
ASIMO has several features they include:
Moving objects using visually captured images from a camera mounted in his head
Postures and gestures ASIMO is able to interpret positioning and movements of a hand, recognizing postures and gestures.
Environment ASIMO recognizes the objects and terrain of its environment and act in a way that is safe for both itself and nearby humans.
Sound ASIMO’s ability to identify the source of sounds has been improved, and it can distinguish between voices and other sounds. It responds to its name, faces people when spoken to, and recognizes sudden, unusual sounds such as that of a falling object or a collision, and faces in that direction. It can respond to questions, either by a brief nod, a shake of the head or a verbal answer.
Facial recognition ASIMO can recognize faces, even when ASIMO or the human being is moving. It can individually recognize approximately 10 different faces. Once they are registered it can address them by name.
Internet connectivity by accessing information via the Internet, ASIMO can, for example, become a provider of news and weather updates.
There are a few good points of introducing robots into the public domain, the good points include: assisting around the household, doing manual lifting and other normal assistance work.
Unfortunately as this type of technology evolves, so does the risk of a new evolution become more apparent. Without proper use of “Robot Laws” or “The Three Laws” it could become more of a danger to the public.
With this in mind will Robots bring unfounded paradoxes that will change our entire existence or will they become the great tooling of the future that will make our lives easier?
Blog Post: The Three Laws of Robotics
The Three Laws of Robotics or, “The Three Laws” were written by a science fiction author called Isaac Asimov. The laws were first introduced in his short story Runaround in 1942.
The Three Laws of Robotics are as follows:
1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being come to harm.
2. A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders conflict with the first law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the first or second law.
The Three Laws are a set of principles found in Asimov’s Fiction, appearing in his Robot series, the other stories linked to it and his Lucky Star series of young-adult fiction. Other authors working in Asimov’s fictional universe have adopted them and references, they appear throughout science fiction as well as in other genres.
Applying Asimov’s Three Laws to Future Technology
Those working in artificial intelligence debate the Three Laws as future advances in artificial intelligence would be needed for robots to understand the Three Laws however, as the complexity of robots has increased, so has the interest in developing guidelines and safeguard for their operation.
The first law is fundamentally flawed in that it states that a robot cannot ‘through inaction’, allow a human to come to harm which could lead robots attempting to control humanity to prevent human beings harming themselves.
The Second law could not prevent this from happening as, if humans were to order the robots to stop, it would be deemed as an order therefore conflicting with the first law, so robots will not carry out the order.
Blog Post: UFOs, Fact or Fiction?
UFO’s or Unidentified flying objects are they real or a load nonsense?
There have been many sightings of UFO’s over the years, it has been said that the earliest ever sighting UFOs could have been around 240 BC by Chinese astronomers, but there was no conclusive evidence and could have been mistaken for comet.
From personal experience I have seen things in the sky that could not be explained at all. I once stayed at a holiday camp in Wales where I spotted at least 10 objects flying around in the sky some distance away from me. The objects were flying round in a sequence and flashing all different colours.
To this day I believe what I saw was out of this world.
My own belief is that UFO’s do exist and that with the technology they have could cause dyer consequences in the near future.
Are you a believer?
Blog Post: Walk-ins, Real or Fake?
Walk-ins is a concept of a person whose original soul leaves their body and has been replaced by a new soul either temporally or permanently.
This concept was first found in a series of books called “Seath Speaks” written by Channel Jane Roberts in 1979.
The criticism around walk-ins from many groups and especially religious deems walk-ins as ridicules and untrue.
This has also been said by health professionals and they have also stated it is a mental disorder.
What do you all think, can this happen or is this just complete rubbish?
Blog Post: Teleportation
Teleportation is the transfer of matter from one position to another, more or less instantly. Teleportation is widely known in science fiction.
The word “teleportation” was founded by American writer Charles Fort in 1931 to describe strange disappearances and appearances of anomalies. Fort first used the term in the second chapter of his 1931 book, “Mostly in this book I shall specialize upon indications that there exists a transportory force that I shall call Teleportation.” Though Fort added, “I shall be accused of having assembled lies, yarns, hoaxes, and superstitions. To some degree I think so myself. To some degree, I do not. I offer the data.” Fort suggested that teleportation might explain various allegedly paranormal phenomena, although it is difficult to say if Fort took his own “theory” seriously, or instead used it to point out what he saw as the inadequacy of mainstream science to account for strange phenomena.
One means of teleportation proposed in fiction is the transmission of data which is used to precisely reconstruct an object or organism at its destination. However, to travel from one point to another instantaneously is, as of today, believed to be impossible.
Dimensional teleportation involves the subject exiting one physical universe or plane of existence, then re-entering it at a different location. This method is rarely seriously considered by the scientific community, as the currently predominant theories about parallel universes assume that physical travel is not possible between them.
Blog Post: Social Network Reform
This year social networking sites have rapidly grown, but with growth comes more security issues. As concerned citizens we would like to believe that using these sites are secure and safe to use, but unfortunately these web sites have become a breeding ground for hackers and pedophiles.
I believe to many parents are allowing their children who are under the age of 16 to use these web sites. A recent survey shown that 1-in-10 two year old children have an online presence with social networking. I now think to myself, who is to blame for this? The simple answer is “the parents,” at that age they would hardly know what a social networking site is, let alone being able to sign themselves up to the service and knowing how to use it.
With this said, are parents putting their children at risk putting them on these social networking sites? Over the years we have all been taught the dangers of the internet and how unsafe it is. Does anyone learn from what they have been taught? I am guessing a big fat no!
How can we curb underage children and pedophiles using these social networks to protect everyone’s safety? Simple Card Validation!
This would work by making the user verify who they are by using a credit or debit card, but here is the catch all information must match both with the social network and the bank.
The Process explain below:
1. The user pre signs up to a social network, giving all details required
2. The user is then asked to verify with a valid credit or debit card
3. If information provided matches both the bank and the social network access will be granted, otherwise if verification fails you will be denied access until verification is complete.
All information that should be provided by the user are Name, Address and Date of Birth. Any amendments made to either the name or address will be subjected to verification and until the user has verified the new information all access will be denied.
With this in place it could totally reform social networking sites. All social networks need to reevaluate their user base and push card verification.
Reform of social networks is mandatory to secure a safer future for all and the only way to do this to work with card verification.
So, I hope you enjoyed those posts, I couldn’t remember writing some of them because it was so long ago, but I can assure you I did.
Anyway, on to the rest of my day. I haven’t got much to do this afternoon, everything I needed to do was done, and I had no other plans for the day. I have spent most of this afternoon writing today’s blog, and while I was doing that I watched the rain as it poured down outside.
The British weather is certainly coming back, it has been raining a lot over the last few days. I wish the weather would warm up, I don’t like this cold weather anymore.
Well, it turns out I ended up watching the back of my eyelids for a few hours. I don’t know why I fell asleep, maybe it was that late night, it must have finally caught up with me.
Anyhow, the rest of my day was spent resting and watching television.
So, on that note, I think it is time for me to sign off, after all I have written over two thousand words and I think I am boring you all to death.