- 18/09/2017More news from the sky this week! Check out the video of the lunar occultation of Saturn in the article too.Three Planets Will Slide Behind the Moon in an Occultationwww.nytimes.com The moon will momentarily block Venus, then Mars and then Mercury, offering a vivid reminder of the cosmic clockwork of our solar...
- Producer06/09/2017La gente sombra o Shadow people: ¿Seres de otra dimensión?Hace unas semanas experimenté una de esas casualidades que más bien parecen causalidades sacadas de una historia de terror o fenómenos paranormales.Fui a leer el blog de Rafa de la Rosa, Dragón mecánico, y me quedé helado, pues tocaba un tema del...
Comments08/09/2017 #10 R. R. López#9 ¡Hola! Me alegra de que te hayas decidido por fin.
Es un tema un poco largo para resumirlo (de hecho en el libro le dedico 2 capítulos y otro a la posible explicación de por qué los niños, en teoría, pueden ver cosas que los adultos no vemos), pero intentaré sintetizar.
A veces tenemos ese tipo de alucinaciones porque el ojo tiene en la retina una parte que se encarga del detalle de la visión y otra que se encarga de detectar los movimientos del campo de visión periférica, pero son células que no captan tantos detalles, por eso a veces vemos esto por el campo de visión.
Esa es la explicación de la ciencia. Las explicaciones heterodoxas no te las puedo resumir, porque son múltiples.
El hecho de que sea de estatura normal no influye, hay gente que ha visto sombras enanas, otros altas, otros sin extremidades...
Podría ser también que hubiera alguna fuente que causara campos magnéticos alterados o algún aparato estropeado que emita infrasonidos, que también tienen ese efecto.
Si descartaras estas cosas, habría que empezar a plantearse que es algo no natural, pero mientras no notéis otro tipo de efectos lo mejor que podéis hacer es ignorarlas.
Para cualquier cosa no dudes en consultarme.
¡Saludos!07/09/2017 #9 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarYa está, has captado mi atención, llevaba tiempo, queriendo leer un artículo tuyo.
¿Por qué este? Porque mi hija mayor me habló de ellas. Ella las siente, y las aprecia por el rabillo del ojo, y cuando gira la cabeza, no están. A mí me pasó, sola, en casa, estaba en el salón, a través del cristal de la puerta, atisbé pasar una, pero como siempre se piensa, ¿Serán alucinaciones?.
"Sombras humanoides sin rasgos diferenciados", pero no de dos metros, de una estatura normal.
- 05/09/2017Despidiendo este extraño verano lleno de emociones. Es la primera vez que tomo un mojito para desayunar, sin alcohol claro!! 😉 Y va por todos vosotros y por el nuevo curso que tenemos por delante. Cheers folks!!! 💖
Saying goodbye to this strange summer we had full of emotions. This is the first time I have a mojito for breakfast, without alcohol of course!! 😉 This one is in your honour. Good luck and health my friends!! 💖
- Producer29/08/2017Zimbabwe. A Country Where Hope Has All But Disappeared.In July, I once again had the privilege of re- visiting my beloved Africa, only this time I found that it was a slightly sobering experience. A pessimistic mood seems to be hovering over South Africa like a dark and sinister cloud. That country,...
Comments03/09/2017 #35 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI see so many similarities here to what is occurring in the U.S. People can say 'alarmist' all they want but everything that is being said and done in our capital is exactly the same path that you lay out so aptly here Paul. "Never in the U.S.", "Not America", well I'm sure 20 years ago there were many that said "Not Zimbabwe" A country once full of hope but it took one corrupt leader to drive the country into ruin.
This is what happens when a citizenry turns a blind eye to those 'shady deals'. This is what happens when the top constantly strive for more and more. There is no harm in having but never at the expense of the working class, of those of lesser means and abilities. People can live in a fantasy all they want; the U.S. has a Mugabe at the helm and if they can't see that, if they can't see those who 'support' him in congress are no better than the thieves given the successful farms, then they are either ignorant or just plain stupid.
The 4th largest city in the US is under water, it will take billions for them to recover and yet our Mugabe is still insisting on 1.6 billion to build a damn wall.
I'm ashamed of that 34% that still support that monster, they do deserve a Mugabe. DAMN 'em all to HELL, stuff like this makes me so angry31/08/2017 #32 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Paul Walters- high rate of unemployment + skyrocketing inflation is a rare cause to which economists refer to as stagnation. Normally, and according to Phillips Curve, when unemployment increases, inflation decreases. This is a very special case and it only take a genius of corruption to make it happen. Sad story for a beautiful country. What amazes me more is that almost 25% of the population left the country and the country still faces such unbelievable rates of inflation with prices doubling almost everyday.
I wrote yesterday a buzz yesterday on The Power of Leadership.
one power is coercive power. I think we need to introduce a new name for this type of "hyperinflating power". Inflating the misery of people and the pockets of the corrupted few.30/08/2017 #28 Peter AltschulerThere are too many times, as I read this, that I wondered just how likely it was that this could happen in the United States. Under its current plutocratic kleptocracy run by vastly under-qualified kakistocrats, the U.S. could find itself sold out to the highest bidders.
Though this happened in the 19th Century under the sway of the Robber Barons, the labor movement of that era could affect manufacturing and the flow of goods to market -- a lever that helped to change working conditions and wages. That's no longer true, and the decline in the power of the middle class -- political and financial -- has been the result. Add the high court's decisions in Citizens United and McCutcheon and it only serves to put more power in the hands of corporations and the people who run them... aided and abetted (as Will Rogers quipped in the 1930s) by "the best Congress money can buy."
Our own Mugabe wannabe sits behind the Resolute desk mixing politics with personal financial advantage. With a skill that makes Barnum seem amateur, he is able to fool some of the people all of the time, assisted by the silence of elected representatives at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue and by thunder on the right: a surge with the potential to be the President's personal tonton macoute. Congress today is not the symbol of a government of, by, and for the people. Its members are representatives of the Super PACs that paid their way into office.
Are the voters responsible? Of course. Yet, as Congress has reduced the funds for educating and re-training those voters, on tolerating the false narratives of talk radio and Fox News, and on kowtowing to high rolling donors, the voters believe what they're told to believe. That may be because, as John Cleese observed, they're not smart enough to know that they're stupid.
If anyone thinks that, like 50+ inches of rain in SE Texas, it can't happen here, they simply aren't paying attention to political climate change.30/08/2017 #24 Claire L Cardwell#20 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher & @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador - I feel that 90% of the world's problems are fundamentally down to greed. It's fortunate that most people here remember their 'table' manners and treat others with respect and are at least polite. When I hadn't been here that long I did lose my temper spectacularly with someone who didn't. Also once at Council about 10 years ago. As per usual the Security Guards and the Police asked me if I was OK and removed the offender from the building. It's hard to see human beings not see the people and see that most of the people speak 4-5 languages and had been up since at least 4am, often without breakfast.30/08/2017 #23 Claire L Cardwell#16 @Paul Walters - it's a shame we didn't have the chance to have that braai with @Ian Weinberg and @Gert Scholtz and the other South African Bees here in Joburg. It's hard on the more vulnerable people here. The ones that didn't have the chance to have a real education. The lucky part is that people here look into your eyes and make a call on whether you are a person or just a human being. It is hard to stay optimistic and encouraging. It's hard to brush up on my terrible french with the Congolese (sp) car guards here in Boskruin and to make sure that they avoid living in certain areas. The marches against the current ANC top cabal and Jacob Zuma have at least started to remind us that we are a rainbow nation.30/08/2017 #21 Claire L Cardwell#14 Yes Jason, if we are careful with our money we can still live relatively well here - but my honourary sister's salary has not really increased since 2009.... She is in business intelligence and still manages to toe the corporate line.... Fortunately with my job there is always a project to work on, outstanding work to finish and Council - even over Christmas. However many people are not as lucky as I am. There are more beggars on the streets than ever before and the car guards are not paid a salary, they have to pay the centre 'management' R40-60 a day for the privilege of watching over us when we park etc. etc. 99% of the time I have at least R5 to pay them if not R10. At least they have a chance to a) make some money and b) have dinner for their family to eat at night.30/08/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 GallagherToo many people suffering. The economic imbalance thanks to those with money or influence hold over certain societies of people is utterly unforgivable. Thanks for giving life to this very tragic, on-going situation for 90% of the populous that aren't lucky enough to live in or find a job in S. Africa.30/08/2017 #16 Paul Walters#12 Thanks Claire, As a frequent visitor I always seem to come away feeling a little uplifted by progress within the country. Not this time! Tales of 'state capture' , dirty deeds by the Gupta family and a reckless Zuma did not make for great reading in the press. Thank God for a free press there but is it enough? I sure as hell hope so!
- Producer28/08/201799 Percent Of Facebook Fans Are Worthless To BusinessAccording to a study by the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, an important sounding group, Facebook fans are basically really worthless. In an ideal world, all these brands would love to believe that consumers “like” really...
Comments29/08/2017 #11 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#10 Jason, you provide LinkedIn coaching. There would be something wrong if you didn't generate business on LinkedIn. You have a captive audience of LinkedIn users who have the budgets to engage your services. I would bet dollars to donuts that the majority of your clients are not major corporations but entrepreneurs and small businesses. This is very different from other service categories that operate in the B2B space. Usually, they have no interaction with the decision makers. I am not even going to ask what cannabis has to do with all of this or touch that one with a 10 foot pole.
- 29/08/2017Using The Speed Of Light: Scientists Find Way Of Going Interstellar And Reaching Other Planets Within A Lifetimepionic.org Whenever humanity is looking back in time one leitmotif comes up as a reminder that can best be described as watch the sky! Therefore, quite a lot has been speculated about cataclysmic events in the distant past and indeed, at the end of the last...
Comments29/08/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.the wonderful world of possibilities29/08/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.now that is super super interesting!29/08/2017 #1 Chas ✌️ WyattThe problem with a lot of these type of articles is the mindset of 'well, we've made this planet an uninhabital garbage dump, so let's abandon it and go find another planet to pillage'. Until the human race changes the way in which it thinks of its home planet, the course will always lead to annihilation.
- Producer25/08/2017Pull It Sir Prize I come from way down south From a small town in a vast land English seldom came to mouth But this poem will make a stand Yew see, my spelling was not gr8 Eet lacked a certain fine fin S Good grammar came 2 late...
- Producer25/08/2017The Quantum Generation is ComingToday I said in my LinkedIn and Facebook page "A very strange generation is coming! None of them has Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. They do not shoot selfies, they send short and instant messages, moreover they use programs that never leave...
Comments06/09/2017 #5 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"None of them has Facebook, Twitter or Instagram."~ Neither do I. I aso don't like "selfies", nor am I concerned about what new pic Kim Kardashian has plastered all over Instagram. The problem with painting any generation with the bland color of generality, is that it is far removed from the reality of growing up in that generation. When I was going to college a guy got up in my speech class and gave a speech on the '70s generation (he was younger and had not really experienced this era) and like the media had encapsulated it in a nice "Saturday Night Fever" Disco sprinkled with day-glo flowers and smiley faces. This was very far removed from what I experienced growing up in the '70s. Disco barely lasted the last couple of years of that decade and I certainly wasn't listening to it. It is very convenient to put every decade in a nice polished box, but, the box seldom reflects the reality of that decade.26/08/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergVictoria, I agree with you about quantum computing as revolutionary technology for the future which will make current computing speeds appear to be like snail's pace. But when you talk about the "Quantum Generation" are you likewise referring to Generation Z, most of whom are now in high school and/or entering college? Also would referring to a generation as "quantum" inadvertently imply they are infinitesimal?
In addition to quantum computing, quantum mechanics and quantum communication is likewise fascinating. Here's to a "brave new world"!
- Producer26/08/2017Investigating Intelligence (and other Interesting Insights)"Dolphins are the most intelligent creatures; they have managed to train people to give them shelter, food, and even play with them, in exchange for doing some acrobatics for them." - Anonymous Lately I came across a post...
Comments26/08/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI love your take on intelligence @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris. "It's an attitude," as one example you made and I find that to be true after meeting so many diverse individuals. One day they will measure intelligence on a different level, I wonder if that will be in our life time?26/08/2017 #6 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#1 I love Howard Gardener's theory of multiple intelligences, it explains intelligence in a much more holistic perspective. I FYI. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/complexity-stress-patterns-multi-sensory-awareness26/08/2017 #2 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris#1 Yes, great work. Not so well-known as you would expect though. There are still lots of organizations today whose sole requirement for joining is an IQ test. Haven't seen any that require you to have a high intra-personal or kinesthetic intelligence though...26/08/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz@Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris Good post Zacharias. You may already know about it, but here is Howard Gardner's theory of intelligences: http://web.cortland.edu/andersmd/learning/MI%20Theory.htm
- ProducerBreaking News - beBee ranked up from 352nd to 292nd worldwide Start-up ! Q3 - 2017Q3 - 2017 beBee takes on 60 start-ups worldwidePress releases? Communication strategy from NYC HQ? Where does the recent growth come from? Who are these early adopters running to register on the Beebe's personal branding platform?Many questions...
Comments28/08/2017 #91 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@David B. Grinberg and @Lance 🐝 Scoular my wisest buddies, I am sure you know what I mean talking about. Analytics team! Can you do an history background check on communication strategy on Strava a produce an article related to the one. Anchors points are in the scores dashboards of both Strava and beBee. (BTW, it is a test for showcase for you for the next board, program and policies chapter...keep your eyes on the prize)28/08/2017 #89 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorOne of my call to action was at least brand ambassadors participation to the competition analysis process. I feel overwhelmed for the article performance and all the warm congratulations. Read again the content, my call to action is pointed at the collective Business Intelligence we can gather for @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz and @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín. As BAs for beBee we have a role of think tank too. Use your power of suggestions, not to get personally what you want but collectively what we could take benefit of beBee's innovation process.
Comments18/08/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.beautiful beach, bee inspired!18/08/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.happy the storm is gone! what a lovely video, being at the beach is the best but observing it via you is also a pleasure, thank you @David B. Grinberg18/08/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThis is my meditation, love it!! "Oh shit..." LOL, do I need to send you a pair of water shoes? I wear them b/c I'm afraid of jellyfish. Foul language, no, that was a reaction ha ha. Looks like a great area. You were staying right on the boardwalk (well not on it). This gets me so excited for my OBX vacation in about 6 weeks. Thanks for sharing the beauty and part of your vacation with us.16/08/2017 #2 Lance 🐝 Scoular🥚cellent Live Buzz @David B. Grinberg I felt my feet getting wet when your shoes got a dunking.🌊
It brought back memories of my teen years body surfing at varoius Sydney beaches.🏖
You certainly captured the young kids paddling, the boogy board surfers 🏊♂️🏊♀️and futher out the surfboard crowd🏄♀️🏄♂️
- 13/08/2017On September 11, the spacecraft will awaken for its 16 month journey to MU69, an ancient object which is thought to be one of the early building blocks of the Solar System.
The space rock had not even been discovered when the craft launched in 2006 and the flyby will be the most distant in the history of space exploration, a billion miles beyond Pluto, and four billion miles from Earth.Nasa to wake up New Horizons spacecraft for voyage into mysterious Third Zonewww.yahoo.com Nasa is to wake up its New Horizons spacecraft next month following a five month hibernation, ahead of a journey deeper into one of the most mysterious regions of the Solar System. New Horizons, which captured incredible images of Pluto in July...
- Producer08/08/20173 Easy Ways to Boost Your ConfidenceAs humans, we’re all prone to fall into a daily routine of some sort, from the way we get ready for work, to our commute, to when and how we feed and dress the kids. When we focus more on the consistency of the routine, as opposed to how we feel...
- Producer26/07/2017El hombre del sombrero o hat man. ¿Demonio o entidad astral?El Hombre del Sombrero es una terrorífica entidad sobrenatural que algunos clasifican como entidad demoníaca, otros como espíritu desencarnado, y otros como un visitante de otras dimensiones.¿Quieres saber en qué se basan estas distintas...
Comments26/07/2017 #4 R. R. López#1 Gracias, a mí es un tema que desde siempre me ha encantado, hasta el punto que ya llevo dos libros escritos sobre ello.
Muchas gracias por leer y comentar.
En las próximas semanas habrá más artículos sobre fenómenos extraños (básicamente los que tengo publicados en el blog, que los iré trayendo aquí).
- 21/07/2017The first humans got to Australia thousands of years earlier than we thoughtwww.newsweek.com The discovery will help answer questions about megafauna extinction and the mysterious “hobbit” species Homo...
- Producer19/07/20175 Pieces of Advice for Live Chat That you Can Never Live WithoutSince customer satisfaction is everything when it comes to growing your conversion rates, you might as well focus on the very tools that make this possible.And what better tool to get yourself closer towards your audience than Live Chat. In this...
Comments20/07/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorGood advice @Rebecca Matias. The organization that I worked for before I retired had the live chat feature. I found it useful as it helped expedite addressing any issues.
Since then I have used live chat to resolve my own issues with my wireless carrier etc. and have had success with it.20/07/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat advice @Rebecca Matias. I had a major scare the first weekend of July, I went to pay my husbands HC Insurance premium and online it stated it had been terminated. I thought, HOW?! Well I accidently over paid mine and his was late. I pay them separately because we both have individual insurance. Anyhow, I clicked on live chat and within 15 mins, the payment was made with her and she immediately re-instated his insurance. That's great customer service and I find myself using live chat more now for various reasons but it can be very frustrating if the person appears to be an automated bot. Real people, now that works!20/07/2017 #2 David B. GrinbergGood advice here, Rebecca, you make some excellent points -- such as "too much automation can be counterproductive in marketing." How true.
I've shared this buzzing blog post in the following hives: "Customer Service" and "Sales" and 'Communication and Marketing". Keep buzzing!
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- 19/07/2017Puppies Guide Inmates to Redemption, Before Becoming Guide Dogs, Pets http://bit.ly/2t1Ws3x
It is a widely known fact that animals can have a positive effect in reducing stress levels and aiding in the treatment of those suffering from Anxiety disorders, Autism, and depression. Studies from Harvard University going back to the early 1980s support the idea that dogs have enormous health benefits for people, both mentally and physically. Pets have been shown to lower blood pressure, improve recovery from heart disease, and also improve people’s psychological well-being and self-esteem. Add to that the positive effect of therapy dogs, which have long provided assistance to humans in the outside world by offering a calming presence and a personal support guide. The latest evidence is for children with autism, who have been found to greatly benefit from assistance dogs.
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- Producer18/07/2017Leyendas de "la inconquistable" IIVilla de Alarcón* (Cuenca)El pasado árabe de Alarcón era ya un vano recuerdo, el entonces señor del castillo recibió en audiencia a un terrateniente de las proximidades y este le propuso desposarse con la hermana del señor, ofreciendo sus tierras y...
- Producer19/07/20175 entidades de otras dimensiones que deberías conocerLa ciencia ha confirmado la existencia de un universo multidimensional, lo que nos lleva a una pregunta: ¿ existen entidades de otras dimensiones que las habitan?En este artículo vamos a dar un repaso a los tipos de entidades de otras dimensiones...
- 18/07/2016Beyond the Holacracy Hypehbr.org The overwrought claims—and actual promise—of the next generation of self-managed...
Comments18/07/2017 #1 Harvey LloydI have to admit when i first started reading about these new "teams" and the many variations of "self managed" i thought maybe i had been in a cave. My mind was telling me this cant work but trying desperately to not let the generation gap form, i followed the process with some wanting.
The harder i tried the crazier the comments, posts and outcomes were. Of course the hype turned out to be greater than the outcome.
The book by Dan Lyons, "Disrupted" was the final sword in the heart of this new design. Funny and hilarious when a older Newsman meets new wave thinking.
- 17/07/2017Elon Musk's Worst Nightmare: Russian AK-47 Maker Builds Fully-Automated "Killer Robot" | Zero Hedgewww.zerohedge.com Predator drone style combat machines are just the tip of the iceberg for what is to come down the line of lethal weaponry and some (like Elon Musk) are worried that when robots are calling the shots, things could get a little out of...
- 17/07/2017Paragraph posts + expressing a reasonably strong opinion + on the weekend on LinkedIn = home run. In this case, my post garnered 4000 views, majority were second-degree network, including lots of potential clients according to job title / company breakdown in analytics. Bottom line, it pays to get outside your comfort zone and express a (relevant) opinion that others can relate to #happymonday #socialscience
- 16/07/2017DeepMind AI just taught itself to walk
-via Nicholas C. WestburyGoogle's DeepMind AI just taught itself to walk Google's artificial intelligence company, DeepMind, has developed an AI that has managed to learn how to walk, run, jump, and climb without any prior...
Comments18/07/2017 #9 Nicole ChardenetThere's a more hopeful take on the future of AI by an AI engineer who had to face a life-threatening lymphoma to realize what was really important in his life...love and his family, which a robot simply can't comprehend. It was in Wired Magazine's newsletter this morning.
Michio Kaku makes a good case against AI going all HAL 9000 on us in his book "The Future of the Mind". Anyone else get into neuroscience at all? I wonder if it may be almost impossible for AI/robots to completely replace us...or take over the world...because maybe there's an element to our 'wetware' that may never be replicated in AI. Hell, scientists can't even agree on what 'consciousness' is or define it to everyone's agreement, As Wired's cancer survivor points out, if the human had beaten AlphaGO he would have felt a wild range of emotions and pride; the computer beat him and didn't care. Deep Blue beat Kasparov and it didn't care either; Kasparov was deeply affected by losing and would have been deeply affected had he beaten it. I'm also not convinced robots & AI will ever replace *all* jobs, or at least as many as predicted, because I've been hearing the predictions since I was in high school (over 35 years ago now) of how they're going to do all the work and we'll live lives of leisure. Hasn't happened yet and *still* no one can answer the question I had when I was 18 or 19: "And how are we going to live these lives of leisure if we're not getting paid anything? How will that economy work?"16/07/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergGreat share, Vincenzo, on the fast evolving emergence of AI. This is a fascinating topic and is just the proverbial "tip of the iceberg" for what we can expect in the years and decades ahead when AI is fully integrated into almost all aspects of society. It will be a brave new world indeed once AI is merged with robotics, quantum computing, more powerful machine learning, and newer versions of the Cloud.
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