Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Smart Fork

A U.s. organization called Hapilabs has created a fork which numbers the amount of times one raises her fork to her mouth and the time between sizable chunks. As indicated by Hapilabs since individuals put on weight and have processing issues on the grounds that they consume excessively quick the fork signs them to ease off. The Star says the fork vibrates when one consumes excessively rapidly, as indicated by the organization it has indicator lights. Whichever way in case you're scooping it in, the fork should alarm  you. And after that by USB or soon Blue Tooth it will interface with an App and provide for you a report.

I openly concede that on the Innovation Adoption Lifecycle Curve, I am an unequivocal slouch. In the event that it takes batteries, beeps, lights up, trills, vibrates or converses with me I'm going to be the last to purchase one. The Smark Fork is the same. It doesn't mind the issues I have with the thought of going out to supper and hauling a wonky fork out of my satchel and afterward licking it clean and returning it in handbag after my feast, it simply would appear to be yet an alternate thingamabob that could do what it says it will do, however might be deceived. Like my pedometer that enlisted an additional step each time I went to the washroom and dropped trou'.

On the off chance that I bring my dish up closer to my face will it enroll the move from plate to mouth?

On the off chance that I heap the fork high, and take creature size nibbles will it enroll the extent of those chomps?

On the off chance that I consume a nibble of greens or a chomp of chocolate fudge cake will it know the contrast?

Like anything on the off chance that I take after the guidelines it will do what it says it will, however one can consume slower by viewing the clock, or putting her fork down between bites, or polishing careful consuming.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Earth Goddess and Mother Goddess

Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth, a 1988 interview with Bill Moyers, links the image of the Earth or Mother Goddess to symbols of fertility and reproduction. For example, Campbell states that, "There have been systems of religion where the mother is the prime parent, the source... We talk of Mother Earth. And in Egypt you have the Mother Heavens, the Goddess Nut, who is represented as the whole heavenly sphere". Campbell continues by stating that the correlation between fertility and the Goddess found its roots in agriculture.

Bill Moyers: But what happened along the way to this reverence that in primitive societies was directed to the Goddess figure, the Great Goddess, the mother earth- what happened to that?
Joseph Campbell: Well that was associated primarily with agriculture and the agricultural societies. It has to do with the earth. The human woman gives birth just as the earth gives birth to the plants...so woman magic and earth magic are the same. They are related. And the personification of the energy that gives birth to forms and nourishes forms is properly female. It is in the agricultural world of ancient Mesopotamia, the Egyptian Nile, and in the earlier planting-culture systems that the Goddess is the dominant mythic form.

Campbell also argues that the image of the Virgin Mary was derived from the image of Isis and her child Horus: "The antique model for the Madonna, is Isis with Horus at her breast".

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


A goddess is a female deity. In some cultures goddesses are associated with Earth, motherhood, love, and the household. In other cultures, goddesses also rule over war, death, and destruction as well as healing. They can be figureheads of religions and can be accessed in modern times by religious statues

In some religions, a sacred feminine archetype can occupy a very central place in prayer and worship. In Hinduism, Sacred Feminine or Shaktism is one of the three major Hindu denominations of worship along with Vishnu and Shiva. In Tibetan Buddhism, the highest achievement any person can achieve is to become like the "great" female Buddhas (e.g. Arya Tara) who are depicted as being supreme protectors, fearless and filled with compassion for all beings.

The primacy of a monotheistic or near-monotheistic "Great Goddess" is advocated by some modern matriarchists as a female version of, preceding, or analogue to, the Abrahamic God associated with the historical rise of monotheism in the Mediterranean Axis Age.

Thursday, 18 August 2011


With few exceptions Alders are deciduous (not evergreen), their leaves are alternate, simple, and serrated. The flowers are catkins with elongate male catkins on the same plant as shorter female catkins, often before leaves appear; they are mainly wind-pollinated, but also visited by bees to a small extent. They differ from the birches (Betula, the other genus in the family) in that the female catkins are woody and do not disintegrate at maturity, opening to release the seeds in a similar manner to many conifer cones.

The largest species are Red Alder (A. rubra) on the west coast of North America and Black Alder (A. glutinosa), native to most of Europe and widely introduced elsewhere, both reaching over 30 m. By contrast, the widespread Green Alder (A. viridis) is rarely more than a 5 m tall shrub.