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NomadHAR's Blog – May 2010 Archive (11)

Phonographs and Records of History

i believe that lasting knowledge media should be both rugged and carry as much information as possible. instead of making a record of a specific piece of knowledge, i decided to try to make an artifact that can keep any type of knowledge. i decided to make a portable, hand-powered phonograph.

old wind-up/crank phonographs (record players) that are… Continue

Added by nomadHAR on May 12, 2010 at 4:34am — No Comments

UE Season 2: Another World

Episode 2.1: Children's Rights
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." ~Frederick Douglass
"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today." ~Stacia Tauscher


Added by nomadHAR on May 11, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Urgent Evoke Open Manifesto

Urgent Evoke is an ever-evolving entity; nothing is set in stone. Urgent Evoke is owned by the agents, and will reflect the current attitudes and philosophies of the agents.

0) the 'Evoke' - anyone can send an 'Evoke' call to Urgent Evoke. an 'Evoke' is a request for help that is sent to the Urgent Evoke network. agents will work together to solve 'Evokes'.

1) independent - Urgent Evoke is independent of nationality, politics and location. agents…

Added by nomadHAR on May 10, 2010 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Collecting Secrets

i am a very nomadic person. i haven't lived anywhere for more than a few years, and i do not know where i will end up if i manage to reach 100 years of age. however, i have a love of learning, and have tried to pick up indigenous skills and knowledge in my travels. some are unique to a region; others i have observed in several places.

1) global secrets: secrets that are independent of any particular location.

a) 6 years growth,…

Added by nomadHAR on May 10, 2010 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Austin, TX - Resiliency in 2020

my resiliency improvements for Austin, Texas, USA is in 5 parts. most of my plans are based around redundancy and charity. there is also a major focus on the local community; localized centers give people a direct connection to sources that often seem out of touch. all of these will be networked to each other in a fully connected graph.

1) medical care

while there are several hospitals around, they would be insufficient to deal…

Added by nomadHAR on May 8, 2010 at 1:15am — No Comments

Hazmat Parkour Corps

so it has finally happened. an actual pandemic has reached my little area of the world. Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, various government organizations and other entities have been trying to contain the outbreak. however, the virus is still spreading.

a vaccination has already been created. however, fear-mongering by certain government officials and major news outlets have worsened the crisis in a number of ways. the roads are filled with cars…

Added by nomadHAR on May 7, 2010 at 11:29pm — 4 Comments

Godling, Guardian or Guide

a person (or group) with some form of ownership in an area can interact with other residents in 3 ways.

The Godling

the Godling acts as the undisputed owner and master of the area. they enforce the rules as they see fit, and their actions cannot be questioned. they believe that they alone know what is best for the area and the people. the Godling exhibits a deep sense of hierarchal order, elitism and entitlement similar to Confucianism and 'The…

Added by nomadHAR on May 6, 2010 at 4:52am — 12 Comments

UE Next: My Vision

Urgent Evoke has been an interesting experiment with fusing Web 2.0 with social activism. while i believe that the World Bank's reasons for funding this are FAR less than honorable, i believe that UE has some very positive results because of the wonderful community that it now consists of.

A) WHICH great challenges and social problems should the EVOKE Network tackle next?

1) Corruption in Government - most people just tell me, 'good…

Added by nomadHAR on May 6, 2010 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Ethics in Journalism: Abusing Risk

every piece of journalism carries a certain amount of risk, which is divided into hazard and outrage. Peter Sandman clearly and accurately describes and demonstrates the difference between hazard and outrage.…


Added by nomadHAR on May 6, 2010 at 1:33am — No Comments

My Evokation

FairShare: Community Charity/NGO/NGO Community Barter/Trade Website (work in progress)

The Place:
this project focuses on local communities, and will be worldwide.


The Challenge:
this project will support the work of local charities/NGO/NPO. it will also assist with the development of new groups within the community. smaller and newer…

Added by nomadHAR on May 4, 2010 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

Indigenous Knowledge and Modern Science

traditions and modern inventions are not necessarily incompatible. while harmful customs and notions must be changed or destroyed, the many positive aspects of a culture can be used and adapted to work with modern techniques and technologies. for instance, Chinese medicine tongue diagnosis is now being used in western medicine.

the Nganyi people of Kenya…

Added by nomadHAR on May 4, 2010 at 1:42am — 1 Comment

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Sophie C. commented on Asger Jon Vistisen's blog post Stinging Nettle
"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
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Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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