Monday, 15 August 2016

Pocketful Of Faith

Check out These cool amazing songs from Pocketful Of Faith by Tim Hughes, Listen to the songs and let them minister to you


Tim Hughes - Pocketful Of Faith: (Official Lyric Video) //cool song



Tim Hughes - Plans (Official Lyric Video) //cool song

when we, give ourselves to god and serve others he does amazing things through us and in us, he has amazing plans for our life and he wants us to be in his amazing story, God does not call the equipped he equips the called.

If you would let to buy the album it is available from the following sources

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Thpocketful
GooglePlay - http://bit.ly/THpocketfulGP
Integrity Direct - http://www.integritydirect.com/pocketful-of-faith.html

Monday, 8 August 2016

Doctor Watson?


Should I Say Watson supercomputer? or Should I say Doctor Watson now, not to be confused with a character in Sherlock Holmes, recently a computer did what doctors failed to do, a computer identified Unknown illness a Japanese women had, this illness was a rare type of leukemia, the Japanese Doctors were Stumped, until Watson one of the Smallest Super computers the world built by IBM helped them, Watson is famous for going on the USA Quiz show Jeopardy 2011. 

http://siliconangle.com/blog/2016/08/05/watson-correctly-diagnoses-woman-after-doctors-were-stumped
"After treatment for a woman suffering from leukemia proved ineffective, a team of Japanese doctors turned to IBM’s Watson for help, which was able to successfully determine that she actually suffered from a different, rare form of leukemia than the doctors had originally believed. Watson managed to make its diagnosis after doctors from the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Medical Science was fed it the patient’s genetic data, which was then compared to information from 20 million oncological studies. This analysis found a different diagnosis for the type of leukemia from which the patient suffered, and it suggested a different form of treatment, which proved far more effective than the original methods doctors had been using up to that point."
This is so cool people should the power of Watson more to solve problems that can change the world, this opens a window on to the future where computers help in the diagnosis of illnesses, but I hope Computer don't replace Doctors completely. mote Information

Yusra Mardini


this is a cool inspirational story of Yusra Mardini a refugee and now competing in Olympic games 2016, it teaches no matter what happens to you, even when it seems, all hope is lost, never give up!
“How tough is your journey? A year ago, 17 year old Yusra Mardini was stuck in a broken down dinghy with 20 other Syrian refugees between Turkey and Greece. Facing death like so many who had failed to make the trip, she and her sister jumped in the water and swam the boat all the way to land, saving everyone on board (almost all who couldn’t swim). 
The story could end there but - incredibly - today Yusra will be representing no country, with no flag and no National Anthem, when she enters the Olympic Stadium to compete as an Olympic Athlete as part of the very first Olympic Refugee Squad. If you lost everything - your home, your family, your country… 
Would you quit on life? Would you lay low and rebuild? Or would you - like Yusra - go all in and make a stand for your greatness? In 2012, Yusra’s family home was destroyed in the Daraya Massacre, when Assad’s forces killed hundreds of his own citizens in their homes. For the next three years, Yusra and her family tried to return to normality, but school was cancelled practically every week “or someone is shooting, and then you have to run.” So Yusra and her sister made a bid to escape - getting smuggled to the Turkish coast to board a dinghy heading to Greece. 
As Mardini remembers, “There were 200, 300 people there, everyone waiting until there are no police in the sea so they can go.” Yusra’s crowded dingy’s engine died within 20 minutes of leaving. Only four in the boat could swim, but the two men who jumped in with Yusra and her sister soon gave up. Yusra says “I’m thinking, what? I’m a swimmer, and I’m going to die in the water in the end?” 
So it was up to the two girls to keep going for the next three and a half hours: “The little kid kept looking at me, scared, so I was doing all these funny faces.” They made it to Lesbos, then were smuggled through Serbia to Hungary, Austria and finally, Germany - where she spent the winter queueing for days at a time to get asylum papers. 
So how did she end up at the Olympics? Yusra says “I remember everything… I never forget. But it’s the thing that’s pushing me actually to do more and more. Crying in the corner, that’s just not me.” She continued her passion for swimming, and joined a local swimming club in Berlin, where her talent was seen by the National Team and IOC. 
She decided to make a bid for the Olympics despite having no country to compete for, and qualified for the 100m Freestyle & 100m Butterfly. Now - one year after her swim across the Aegean Sea - Yusra is competing in the Rio Olympics as part of 10 athletes in the very first Refugee Olympic Team. She will be in the Stadium tonight, for the opening ceremony, saying “I want to show everyone that, after the pain, after the storm, comes calm days. I want to inspire them to do something good in their lives.” 
However tough things get, remember it’s the tough times that make you tougher. So when you’ve got the option to sink or swim, keep on swimming. Pierre de Coubertin, who founded the modern Olympics, said about the Games: “The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle.” 
Yusra adds to that: “My message at these Games: Never give up.”“
Check out her fan page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/swim.yusra/

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Naturally Supernatural 2017

If you are in the UK or thinking of coming to the UK next year and you want to find out more about the Christian faith, how to move in the Holy Spirit and how out live your Christian faith to help people around you in your daily life then Check out this cool exciting Christian Event which is happening/starting summer next year run by Soul Survivor



"Naturally Supernatural"
Staffordshire county showground - Stafford
22ND July - 27TH July 2017


EQUIPPING THE CHURCH TO LIVE SPIRIT-LED LIVES

Naturally Supernatural is a brand new event aimed at anyone who wants to move in the ministry and the power of the Holy Spirit. This is an event for the whole church that will focus on spending time in God’s presence, making plenty of space for his Holy Spirit to move among us. We want to encounter Jesus, fall more in love with him, and go back to our everyday lives with both the passion and the power to proclaim him in word and deed. 
Our Naturally Supernatural conference in February has long been a highlight of our year, marked by a tangible sense of God’s presence which has often seemed like a Mount of Transfiguration experience. We have seen people glowing from beholding and reflecting something of God’s glory and are launching this event as we’re longing for more of us to encounter Jesus in this life-changing way. 
At Naturally Supernatural in Stafford there will be two main meetings a day, plus plenty of practical workshops with opportunities to put into practice what we’re learning. We’ll have social events and venues for all ages and life-stages with a full children’s programme that will reflect the themes of the conference. 
Each day will revolve around two main meetings hosted by Mike Pilavachi with lots of time dedicated to worship, spending time in God’s presence, looking at the Bible’s teaching on being naturally supernatural, exploring what that looks like in an everyday context, and praying for one another.

WORKSHOPS

Each afternoon there will be a range of practical workshops so we can get stuck in and not only learn what the Bible has to say about being naturally supernatural but find out what that looks like today and start practicing stepping out in the power the Holy Spirit.
Teaching will cover areas such as:
  • Hearing the voice of God
  • Physical healing
  • Emotional healing
  • Spirit-led worship
  • Spirit-led evangelism
  • How to lead a ministry time
  • How to grow your church in openness to the Holy Spirit
Many of these sessions will include time and space to minister to one another or for some, the opportunity to pray on the streets.
We will also have a prophetic team available to pray with you

VENUES

We’ll have plenty of places to relax and catch up with friends and to hang out as a family. There will be cafes, places to listen to live music, and a bar, plus community events for all ages and life-stages such as a huge picnic and Coffee for Six for any who would like to meet new people in a relaxed setting. 
There will also be a resource area where you can pick up books, DVDs and more to encourage and equip you in your relationship with God.

more information please check out
http://naturallysupernatural.co.uk/
http://soulsurvivor.com/

Friday, 15 July 2016

Momentum 2016

If you are in the UK, in your 20s. 30s or young at heart and want to know more about Jesus, the Christian Faith and how to life as a Christian in today's world.

 check out this cool event that is happening on Staffordshire country showground in Stafford from 22rd = 26 July 2016 for more details check out http://www.momentum.org.uk/ 

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

data storage that could record the history of humankind

Do you want to keep 360tb for life on a glass disc, backup entire libraries of data or more, with no damage over age and with thermal stability up to 1,000°C, well now you can, scientists at Southampton university have made a major step in making something that sounds like it came from science fiction into reality.

below are quotes from Southampton university's website about the project and can be found at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2016/02/5d-data-storage-update.page
"The storage allows unprecedented properties including 360 TB/disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1,000°C and virtually unlimited lifetime at room temperature (13.8 billion years at 190°C ) opening a new era of eternal data archiving. As a very stable and safe form of portable memory, the technology could be highly useful for organisations with big archives, such as national archives, museums and libraries, to preserve their information and records." 

"Now, major documents from human history such as Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Newton’s Opticks, Magna Carta and Kings James Bible, have been saved as digital copies that could survive the human race. A copy of the UDHR encoded to 5D data storage was recently presented to UNESCO by the ORC at the International Year of Light (IYL) closing ceremony in Mexico." 

The documents were recorded using ultrafast laser, producing extremely short and intense pulses of light. The file is written in three layers of nanostructured dots separated by five micrometres (one millionth of a metre). The self-assembled nanostructures change the way light travels through glass, modifying polarisation of light that can then be read by combination of optical microscope and a polariser, similar to that found in Polaroid sunglasses" 

Professor Peter Kazansky, from the ORC, says: “It is thrilling to think that we have created the technology to preserve documents and information and store it in space for future generations. This technology can secure the last evidence of our civilisation: all we’ve learnt will not be forgotten.”


below is a video shows a disc being made using an laser

 

more about the project can be found at



Sunday, 14 February 2016

Sunday, 7 February 2016

parents guide to text lingo


As people use more and more text speak these days parents, grandparents,  teaches and other people working in kids or youth work should know what these terms means because kids are using them and as a person who have kids/youth in your charge you need to keep kids/youth safe

Below is the Top 50 Most Popular Text Terms found on netlingo, most of these on the whole seem safe, but there are some even on on this list that are maybe not safe  http://www.netlingo.com/top50/popular-text-terms.php

1. 2moro - Tomorrow
2. 2nite - Tonight
3. BRB - Be Right Back
4. BTW - By The Way -or- Bring The Wheelchair
5. B4N - Bye For Now
6. BCNU - Be Seeing You
7. BFF - Best Friends Forever -or- Best Friend's Funeral
8. CYA - Cover Your Ass -or- See Ya
9. DBEYR - Don't Believe Everything You Read
10. DILLIGAS - Do I Look Like I Give A Sh**
11. FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation
12. FWIW - For What It's Worth -or- Forgot Where I Was
13. GR8 - Great
14. ILY - I Love You 15. IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
16. IRL - In Real Life
17. ISO - In Search Of
18. J/K - Just Kidding
19. L8R - Later
20. LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
21. LOL - Laughing Out Loud -or- Lots Of Love -or- Living On Lipitor
22. LYLAS - Love You Like A Sister
23. MHOTY - My Hat's Off To You
24. NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard
25. NP - No Problem -or- Nosy Parents
26. NUB - New person to a site or game
27. OIC - Oh, I See
28. OMG - Oh My God
29. OT - Off Topic
30. POV - Point Of View
31. RBTL - Read Between The Lines
32. ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
33. RT - Real Time -or- ReTweet
34. THX or TX or THKS - Thanks
35. SH - Sh** Happens
36. SITD - Still In The Dark
37. SOL - Sh** Out of Luck -or- Sooner Or Later
38. STBY - Sucks To Be You
39. SWAK - Sealed (or Sent) With A Kiss
40. TFH - Thread From Hell
41. RTM or RTFM - Read The Manual -or- Read The F***ing Manual
42. TLC - Tender Loving Care
43. TMI - Too Much Information
44. TTYL - Talk To You Later -or- Type To You Later
45. TYVM - Thank You Very Much
46. VBG - Very Big Grin
47. WEG - Wicked Evil Grin
48. WTF - What The F***
49. WYWH - Wish You Were Here
50. XOXO - Hugs and Kisses

most would say "what is wrong with these they seen harmless to me", yes, but there is also on NetLingo an extended list some of the terms on this list parents need to know as kids these days are using them, some of the terms are very shocking, check these terms out and check your kids phones and devices http://www.netlingo.com/acronyms.php

more text terms and parents advice can be found in a article called "Internet Terms and Acronyms Parents MUST Know" this can be found here http://crystalandcomp.com/internet-terms-and-acronyms/

Friday, 22 January 2016

open source laptop

Do you want to build your own laptop well now you can, two Singapore-based engineers made a open source laptop called the Novena this laptop can come already made in a case, or yuor can just buy the hardware and bulid your own case with laser cutting, 3d printers, etc.

On the Ben heck Show on Youtube, he built a laptop using the Novena open source laptop mother board, below is a series of videos of the build, on part 1 of the series there is a interview with the creators of the Novena enjoy



for more information check out the following articles below
http://www.wired.com/2014/04/novena/
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Novena_(computing_platform)
http://spectrum.ieee.org/consumer-electronics/portable-devices/novena-a-laptop-with-no-secrets
https://www.crowdsupply.com/sutajio-kosagi/novena

for more Ben Heck videos check his youtube channel, he makes of interesting projects
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChturLXwYxwTOf_5krs0qvA

below is a video about the Novena by the creators of Novena so you can see why they built Novena and what it can do

Saturday, 11 April 2015

90s computers and internet

remember those 90s computers how loud they were below is a cool video of the computers bootup sounds to bring back memories



 in the below video modern day kids react to old computers, its so funny what they say, the computer in the video is a early 80s late 70s computer, it is interesting how much computers have changed in ten years

 

below a terrible guide to the internet, its amazing how much technology has changed and how we use computers, it also amazing that people take the internet and computers for granted these days and that so many people in the 90s never used the internet or a computer before

 

 then teens react to the guide above, its so funny what they say

 

as the people in the react videos said,,i also wonder what people in the future will think of our technology, I also wonder in the next 20-30 years where technology will take us and what it will look like.

it is also interesting that people these days can use things like computers and other technology without really knowing how the computer and other technology really works, this leads to people scamming you, because people don't know how they really work, check out the pc scams that are out there all over the internet, a good idea is for people to find out how their computer works not just use it.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

PC Scammers

if you get a call like this from a person claiming they are from Microsoft or your ISP, they are scammers do not believe them all they want is money and access to your computer where they can download malware or viruses

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

the christian and technology

computers and technology brings many useful things and knowledge, we can not have dreamed possible before the advent of modern technology such as computers, tablets, smartphones and the internet. you have a device in your pocket that can access all the information ever known, technology helps us to do our jobs, technology helps us talk to people 1000s of miles away in other counties, In the below video J John talks about technology and the use of technology in a Christian Context

 

 Technology is everywhere more and more people are using it, we spend more time these days looking at screens on computers tablets and mobile phones, we can not get away from it, in a article on http://twloha.com/news/mental-benefits-technology-breaks the author states three main problems about technology.
Stress: Before technology and smartphones, when you left your place of work or learning, you most likely turned off the thoughts and emails related to it, too. Research shows we need mental breaks to refresh our minds and thoughts. In order to do so and leave our work behind, we need to shut off the continuous stresses of our work or classes. By staying constantly connected, we lose that boundary and end up taking it home with us. When you don’t give yourself time to be without emails, texts, and social media and to be present in the other parts of your life, you end up allowing yourself to stay in a constant state of stress. 
Depression: Using computers, phones, social media, etc. late into the night, especially after using them all day, is shown to increase depressive thoughts and symptoms, as well as decrease one’s amount of healthy sleep. Bringing technology into the evening hours prevents us from encouraging our minds to be at ease and getting the sleep our bodies and minds need. 
Inactivity: Spending too much time on electronic devices does not leave room for going outside, socializing, or exercising. However, exercise can reduce stress levels, it’s good for the body, and it promotes a better night’s sleep. So it’s no surprise that when we are constantly on a phone, tablet, or laptop, we are more likely to isolate ourselves rather than be active and out and about, which has far-reaching benefits for physical and mental health.
More and more people as using social media, talking to friends on a computer with no physical social interaction. we all need to spend physical time with people, it is in our DNA, it is how we were wired, we need people as John Donne puts it
No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
below are some interesting social media statistics from https://leveragenewagemedia.com/blog/social-media-infographic/
Pinterest: 20 million active users (70 million total users) Social site that is all about discovery Largest opportunities are in decor, crafts/diy, cooking, health, and fashion Users are 17% male and 83% female 
Twitter: 241 million active users (over 600 million total users) micro blogging social site that limits posts to 140 characters largest penetration in the US but spreading slowly and steadily 5,700 tweets happen every second 
Facebook: Social sharing site that has over 1 billion users worldwide Largest opportunities communicating with consumers in a non-obtrusive way Users share 1 million links every 20 minutes 
Instagram: 200 million active users: Social sharing site all around pictures and now 15 second videos Many brands are participating through the use of hashtags and posting pictures consumers can relate to Most followed brand is National Geographic 
Google+: 540 million active users Social network built by Google that allows for brands and users to build circles Not as many brands active but the ones that are tend to be a good fit with a great following 25 – 35 year olds are most active 
LinkedIn 300 Million users Business oriented social networking site
also With technology children and teenagers can have access to things they should not be seeing such as porn etc, parents should find out what their children and teens are doing,

they should find out about computers and internet, and educate your children to the dangers and security (i.e being careful what the they share about them selves on line, viruses, computer fraud, etc) and put filters on their computers,

it also goes for computer games parents need to be responsible to check the games are suitable for the child they are buying it for and know what the computer game is about and themes it covers.

It is not just teenagers and children adults need also to be responsible in their technology usage social media and internet usage, don't assume anything is secure, keep peoples Confidentiality don't share anything about other people, have Courtesy and respect when leaving comments so you are being a good witness, on the internet no body really knows who you are be aware of computer fraud, crime and scams, get educated,remember if it is too good to believe it is a con, don't be taken in

 The Ten Commandments of computer ethics:-
Do not use a computer to harm others 
Do not interfere with other people's computer work. 
Do not snoop around in other people's computer files. 
Do not use a computer to steal. 
Do not use a computer to bear false witness 
Do not copy or use proprietary software for which you have not paid. 
Do not use other people's computer resources without authorization or proper compensation. 
Do not appropriate other people's intellectual output. 
Do think about the social consequences of the program you are writing or the system you are designing. 
Do always use a computer in ways that ensure consideration and respect for your fellow humans.
good social media guidelines in a Christian context can be found at
always think about what you share in this way
• Would I be happy for my Mum to read this? 
• Would I be happy for God to read this? 
• Would I be happy for my worst enemy to read this? 
• Would I be happy with this on the front page of a national newspaper?
what your mother teaches you about being a good citizen in the real world goes, in the virtual world of the internet is it true,

also think and ask yourself when you post anything, is it helpful, am I being a good witness sharing it,

also think how much time you are taking on-line or using technology and ask yourself a question if you saw a friend taking this much time on-line would I be concerned about them, if the answer is yes maybe you need a break and downtime.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

What Is Christianity by J John

check out this video on What Is Christianity is

 
What Is Christianity by J John // c3 church New Zealand

for more cool J John talks check out
https://www.youtube.com/user/philotrust/videos

for more information on C3 church
http://www.c3church.org.nz/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJHMO3jU4-euwGfW0bgiXrA

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Jesus – peter do you love me

John 21:9-17 New International Version (NIV)
When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, 
“Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead. 
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
in Greek there are lots of words love translates into Jesus uses the word agape, peter uses the word Philia, below are the meaning of these words.
http://www.biblestudymanuals.net/love.htm 
(v. 15) "When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, 'Simon son of John, do you truly love ["Agápe"] Me more than these [disciples]? 'Yes, Lord,' he said, 'you know that I love ["Philia] you.' Jesus said, 'Feed My lambs.' Agape Love is a Sacrificial love that is Committed To Serve Others 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_words_for_love 
Agápe means "love: esp. brotherly love, charity; the love of God for man and of man for God 
Philia means "affectionate regard, friendship," usually "between equals."
some people think that these in the sentence "do you love me more then these" refers to the other disciples, it may be I don't know, but Jesus was next to a boat with nets and the rest of the fish peter caught, these maybe what Jesus was next to, the boat, nets and fish, etc.  another thing interesting about this passage Peter was regarding Jesus as a equal, but Jesus is God, yes he is our friend but he is god and should be respected, he is the perfect role model for our lives, the servant king.

 Jesus was asking peter, do you love God and people as much as what he did as a job, as much as what he owned, fish was how Peter made money, Jesus was asking peter to serve people and minister to them and bring Jesus to a hurting lost world, he was asking Peter to evaluate what he sent his time doing.

 Jesus is asking us to look after people and be Jesus to them. We need to come out of our comfort zone, we need to go with the spirit and allow Jesus to lead us, Jesus was asking peter to come out his comfort zone, and be lead by him and minister to a hurting, lost world, and he is asking us to do the same.