13 December, 2017

Use or not to use "WWW." in your website URL?

The World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or the Web) is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and can be accessed via the Internet.
I believe you should always promote HTML (WWW or the Web) technology, preventing it from falling into oblivion. The danger is real because these days APPS are up and WWW is getting lower. Still, it is the cheapest, cross-platform technology for distributing all sorts of content. In some alternate reality world without WWW, APPS would be very lonely, almost impossible for upkeeping, not democratic (meaning very expensive intended for a small group of people). Please be careful and always use "WWW." in front of your brand URL.
I don't know why CERN in Switzerland doesn't use it anymore. It was invented there by their employee for scientific purposes.

Is it because of the unfavorable meaning of the original "web" word?

Spider web - Wikipedia

Webs allow a spider to catch prey without having to expend energy by running it down. Thus it is an efficient method of gathering food. However, constructing the web is in itself an energetically costly process because of the large amount of protein required, in the form of silk.

Interdigital webbing - Wikipedia

Interdigital webbing is the presence of membranes of skin between the digits. Normally in mammals, webbing is present in the embryo but resorbed later in development, but in various mammal species it occasionally persists in adulthood. In humans, it can be found in those suffering from LEOPARD syndrome and from Aarskog-Scott syndrome.

Stephen Hawking Thinks AI Could Help Robots Take Over The World

Artifical intelligence in robots could eventually allow them to replace humans.

Nevertheless, please be careful while programming and, as Google would say it: "Do the right thing". I believe that including "WWW." in your website URL is the right thing, it shouldn't be taken for granted.

I'm sure that some Internet gurus call WWW
veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered😃 

10 December, 2017

Human Rights Day - I wish you all the very best!

OHCHR | Human Rights Day

Please convert to vegetarian due to Climate Change

The conversion from vegetable material to animal muscle is only a 10% conversion efficiency, in other words: for one pound of steak the cow consume roughly 10 pounds of grass.
Paul Falkowski, Ph. D. Professor of Geological Sciences, Rutgers University
Also, there is a recommendation on the World Health Organization website about avoiding consumption of red meat and processed meat:
The latest IARC review does not ask people to stop eating processed meats but indicates that reducing consumption of these products can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
Unfortunately, Climate Change sneaked into our world. Please try to act responsibly.

09 December, 2017

The VASIMR Engine: How to Get to Mars in 40 Days

In theory, the VASIMR can also be used for interstellar travel, it can provide 1g constant acceleration (meaning it can provide artificial gravity). It's being developed since 1977. Thank you Franklin Chang Díaz for creating the VASIMR (Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket) concept! Overall, it's near the speed of light propulsion.

07 December, 2017

My view of countries prosperity in the long run

List of countries by population (United Nations) - Wikipedia

This is a list of independent countries and inhabited dependent territories by total population, based on projections published by the United Nations in the 2017 revision of World Population Prospects. Figures refer to the population in a country or area projected according to the "medium fertility" scenario.

Infographic - The height (the head) of the man in the image is proportional to the country's population
If all things would be equal I believe that the best prosperity countries are those with more than 50 million and less than 500 million people, in the centuries time frame.

06 December, 2017

Salt in the wound & Oil on the fire - why (don't be evil) and when (never)

  • Salt in the wound (never) => Vinegar or alcohol in the wound (might be right)
    => Healing oil or water in the wound (Ok)
  • Oil or alcohol on the fire (never) => Vinegar or water on fire (might be right)
    => Water on the fire (Ok)

Conclusion: Please don't be evil and please never put "Salt in the wound" or "Oil on the fire"!

01 December, 2017

Happy World AIDS Day 2017!

World AIDS Day 2017: Everybody counts

1 December 2017 is World AIDS Day, with the slogan "Everybody counts"

Happy World AIDS Day 2017!
Flag of WHO.svg
Flag of the World Health Organization.
By WHO - Open Clip Art http://www.who.int/about/licensing/emblem/en/, Public Domain, Link

I have problems accepting these graphics (Flag of the World Health Organization), it looks ugly to me, but don't let it be a problem to you. 

I hope Bictegravir, a new drug, will give good results for the treatment of HIV infection.