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Silkroad: Interesting game
Today was Sunday I have no important things to do so I have more time to play my favorite Silkroad Online game. I have played this game for half a year. I played by myself. I had no friends in the game. There once some player wanted to add me for their friends. But I refused their invite because that I could believe them in virtual world. I thought that they were all gaining my silkroad gold. The entire world is full of cheating. I had to be careful. I took tasks as usual, but I did not know I was in danger. When I found that I was in danger, I have no time to save by myself, at the moment, a strange player came to my side to help me. I was very grateful of his helping and want to give him some sro gold. But he did not accept, he said that help player is his lift a finger and was not care about the gold. I was surprised that he did not accept the important silkroad online gold. He did not want gold so I could not say anything to him. We separate respective and go to along the contrary directions. I found that there were many players were playing together. They were all happy and laughing together. Suddenly, I had a little envy their living of playing. And I wanted to have a good friend to accompany me to kill monsters together and create our collective house in virtual world with cheap silkroad gold. I saw a player was fighting with a monster. I want to help him. I came to his side quickly and helped him to kill monster. After killing the big monster, he thanked for me. I smiled to him no thanks. I asked him that what about we became good friends and as so we can kill the big monster easily. He smiled to me OK. I was very happy that have a good friend is a beatific thing. First we used our silk road gold to set up our house that if we were tried we can go to our house to have a rest. I found that my original idea was not right and extreme. In face, in the world, there are also good people. These need your humor heart to find. I am very happy that I can have such a good friend. He always helps me without any remuneration. And my personal road is end forever.
Ever since we've had the technology, we've looked to the stars in search of alien life. It's assumed that we're looking because we want to find other life in the universe, but what if we're looking to make sure there isn't any?
Here's an equation, and a rather distressing one at that: N = R* × fP × ne × f1 × fi × fc × L. It's the Drake equation, and it describes the number of alien civilizations in our galaxy with whom we might be able to communicate. Its terms correspond to values such as the fraction of stars with planets, the fraction of planets on which life could emerge, the fraction of planets that can support intelligent life, and so on. Using conservative estimates, the minimum result of this equation is 20. There ought to be 20 intelligent alien civilizations in the Milky Way that we can contact and who can contact us. But there aren't any.
Frequent shopping for single items adds to our carbon footprint.
- A new study shows e-commerce sites like Amazon leave larger greenhouse gas footprints than retail stores.
- Ordering online from retail stores has an even smaller footprint than going to the store yourself.
- Greening efforts by major e-commerce sites won't curb wasteful consumer habits. Consolidating online orders can make a difference.
A pile of recycled cardboard sits on the ground at Recology's Recycle Central on January 4, 2018 in San Francisco, California.
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>A large part of the reason is speed. In a competitive market, pure players use the equation, <em>speed + convenience</em>, to drive adoption. This is especially relevant to the "last mile" GHG footprint: the distance between the distribution center and the consumer.</p><p>Interestingly, the smallest GHG footprint occurs when you order directly from a physical store—even smaller than going there yourself. Pure players, such as Amazon, are the greatest offenders. Variables like geographic location matter; the team looked at shopping in the UK, the US, China, and the Netherlands. </p><p>Sadegh Shahmohammadi, a PhD student at the Netherlands' Radboud University and corresponding author of the paper, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/26/tech/greenhouse-gas-emissions-retail/index.html" target="_blank">says</a> the above "pattern holds true in countries where people mostly drive. It really depends on the country and consumer behavior there."</p><p>The researchers write that this year-and-a-half long study pushes back on previous research that claims online shopping to be better in terms of GHG footprints.</p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"They have, however, compared the GHG emissions per shopping event and did not consider the link between the retail channels and the basket size, which leads to a different conclusion than that of the current study."</p><p>Online retail is where convenience trumps environment: people tend to order one item at a time when shopping on pure player sites, whereas they stock up on multiple items when visiting a store. Consumers will sometimes order a number of separate items over the course of a week rather than making one trip to purchase everything they need. </p><p>While greening efforts by online retailers are important, until a shift in consumer attitude changes, the current carbon footprint will be a hard obstacle to overcome. Amazon is trying to have it both ways—carbon-free and convenience addicted—and the math isn't adding up. If you need to order things, do it online, but try to consolidate your purchases as much as possible.</p><p>--</p><p><em>Stay in touch with Derek on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/derekberes" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DerekBeresdotcom" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://derekberes.substack.com/" target="_blank">Substack</a>. His next book is</em> "<em>Hero's Dose: The Case For Psychedelics in Ritual and Therapy."</em></p>
Chronic irregular sleep in children was associated with psychotic experiences in adolescence, according to a recent study out of the University of Birmingham's School of Psychology.