12 Things That Can Also Be Guns

Because I didn’t know what to write today and my brother gave me the topic of guns.

And no, I do not know who would be this paranoid, but hey, preparation is everything. (Note, the information presented in this post is in no way reflective of my attitude towards firearms.)

  1. Pipes – Ever heard of a pipe gun, all you need to make this are some bullets, some power tools, and to know what you’re doing, but you can still keep the final product subtle; people may not notice it’s a gun until you pick it up, and by then it will be too late.
  2. Parts of your bed-frame – But keep a fire extinguisher by your bed if it’s made of wood
  3. Couches – but you really have to stick things in there it’s much easier with.
  4. Recliners – just don’t pull the lever to lift the legs too quickly.
    – (I’d say tables but that would be getting a little risky with furniture.)
  5. Handbags – You’d probably need a special permit but just look up the legal definition of a gun and design your bullet launchers in a way where it isn’t legally a gun and your okay. Well, then it’s about the legality of owning bullets, or gunpowder and how much would be considered an explosive but that’s not what we’re about at the moment so I’ll move on.
  6. Door handles, (well, doorknobs too but that takes some work) – step one: remove doorknob, step two: shoot James Bond. No need for an elaborate deathtrap, when an elaborately hidden gun will do.
  7. Fences – gun fences some militaries use them but not that much.
  8. Gates and walls – well you can have guns on gates and walls, but having the guns BE the gates and the walls is kinda cartoonish.
  9. Tophat gun – why is this not in more movies. Do we not want to give people ideas? Well, I’m giving them ideas, it’s not like I’m posting my list on 10 ways to do terrorism better, or the most common ways people get away with murder.
  10. A Clock – The clock is ticking mister bond. Or you can have a clock built into your gun if you’re doing a time-dependent robbery and don’t want to bring anything identifiable. Well, other than the gun.

    A Cheap American Football – now I’m just getting back into smuggling guns because if it’s a gun it’s unlikely to be cheap. And I’ve had enough of these ideas I won’t count it as an entry.
  11. A Soap Gun, A gun that launches pellets filled with liquid soap – disinfectant also works, doesn’t need to shoot bullets but if that’s your definition you have the previous entry. Yeah, I think that one is more appropriate to the list. I just wanted to try something different ya know?

    A Pomel – How else can one end their opponents rightly?
  12. A Chair leg – For the paranoid, but if it’s removable I would recogmend somethign closer to a knife.

Pre-Post 36

Today’s color is #31696c

Three Questions + Four Creative Lines:

We know that it is unhealthy to lose sleep and people can die if they don’t sleep for too long. But if there were ten years until the end of the world, you had a near endless supply that overcome the loss of productivity caused by tiredness, and you had to spend every waking hour trying to stop the world form blowing up, how much would you have to sleep? How much does someone need to sleep in order to stay alive for ten years? How often is it an every other day thing, every third day, or would it be better to sleep every day but not enough. There’s also the trick where you only sleep 1h20m a day with specifically timed power naps, but if you have to travel around a lot and are incredibly stressed trying to stop the end of the world it may not be an option. Especially if you’re working with experts that have different schedules than you, if everyone is sleeping at the same time though, than it could work. But try and organize that.

How do we mass produce spherical objects? How does the construction line for little rubber balls look?

Where do you start if you’re writing a story? Where do I start? I’m good at world building, I’d like to think I’m really good at it and my brother would agree, but he doesn’t read much so I don’t know if he has standards. But I’m really bad at presentation, the best I can do is to drily explain, and that just doesn’t work for me.I come up with a world first a number of characters, second, than the actual events of the plot come last. In addition I can’t do dialog for shit. But I still want to try, I want to create a world, a story, that anyone can experience. And so I shall.

Humor is the easiest thing to write, funny humor is not. But when humor comes as aside effect of the character interacting with the world around them it doesn’t even have to be really funny, you’d forgive your friends for making bad jokes, but when the say something funny you laugh.

Should I reorganize this pre-post? Yes. Will I? no, it’s a pre-post and I don’t want to spend that much time figuring out the optimal layout, I’d rather have something generic I can keeping making posts in than rethink it every week. Currently I have 3 templates, but this post couldn’t fit well into the other 2.

I Know Not How To Write

Well, try to write a story in a comprehensible manner, stress a bit about not knowing enough about the immune system, read a bit about finding water, then an hour procrastinating and 20 minutes writing and rewriting three sentences. They aren’t even good! It seems I need to practice actually telling a story because then at least I’ll have a consistent voice. Three Sentences and no consistent voice. And yet I am still too much of a coward to post something incomplete or quickly made here. I am willing when it is the nature of the posts, but I don’t know what value I can bring with a badly written story. But what I’m afraid of writing a story I’ll work that out after posting something here.

Altogether I’ve spent almost 2 hours not writing than backtracking than writing than erasing everything, but I have yet to post something today. So here is something.

My father once showed me an article on how writing 30 second take-aways helps us actually remember and learn from what we watch and experience. Now what we take away depends on what the take-aways are, but I’ve begun to implement this technique into my life and am already seeing results.
Now it may just be the placebo effect but according to what I’ve seen I am inclined to believe that the technique (trick? I don’t know what to call it,) works. So here is a list in which I try to come up with five reasons the technique will work

  1. Well you’re writing it down and you may look at it again, it could work as a shorthand that sparks your memory. You write out paragraph X and when someone says a part of it in context of a conversation it brings the video (or whatever you are using the technique to remember) and it’s content back up.
  2. You choose whats important – you designate something as important or as something you will want to bring up again and then your more likely to remember it.
    Would you remember the name of the next person you met if I promised you 1000$ if you still remembered there name at the end of the week?
  3. Your acting on the information – and that makes it relevant.
  4. Repetition helps with memory -and your repeating the important parts to yourself.
  5. Also knowing you will perform this task can cause you to put in more attention and thus learn more.

But I have to say it’s quite the useful technique and when I start a writing course tomorrow (well an online writing course i want to write in English after all) I’ll remember to apply it.

Not to say the technique is as easy as it sounds, and it may take you a bit more time to summarize things it is a learned skill in a way. But I still feel it is worth sharing, and since I couldn’t make much of my own today, it’s whats here.

Goodnight, or have a nice day wherever you are.

Pre-Post 35

Today’s color is #f09a1e

Three Questions:

Where do the names of fruits and vegetables come from (in English, at least to begin with)? What’s the origin of them? Why would we start naming fruits and vegetables? If you go far enough back, do the names all begin with something descriptive like blueberry? (it doesn’t have to be an accurate description, just a commonly understood one.)

What fruits and vegetables don’t have their name origins in something descriptive like blueberry, and why?
Are there any fruits or barries named after an individual who grew them?

Why do different languages have different Onomatopoeias that refer to the same things? Specifically, animal sounds, is it simply pronunciation differences and words changing over time? Or is it based on the sound of now extinct or rare ancestors of the animals we have today?

Four Creative* Lines:

I’m not sure if I should define positing a theory as a question because, for many of my questions, that’s what I do. But then I ask questions to reinforce such things, and those are the actual questions.
A question is a very versatile tool, as we have made information, a valuable shared commodity, and questions can be used to manipulate, acquire, or to create more information.

While these lines may not seem creative, I am creating right now. Working on idea presenting them, in the hopes I land on something truly special that is both useful and has not yet been shared. Attempting to create ideas. I once thought that the reasons I write so much here is because I am following a line of thought, hopefully, a creative line of thought, and while that is often the case, I think it is more likely that I write a paragraph in place of a line so that within that paragraph (the thoughts I am exploring and presenting) something creative is to be found.

We enjoy rereading, and re-experiencing things, is it the familiarity? Is it that we remember our enjoyment, anticipate it but forgot just enough of what we are reading to read it again? I don’t know, but the desire to re-experience excitement can bring about that excitement, we get shivers when listening to music we like but can we derive excitement from expectations when we don’t know what to expect? Maybe that’s why disappointed expectations hurt so much, a joy that will never be, or never be again. The moment is all that counts sometimes, and the future is too distant to matter.

And I’d like to believe I landed on 4 lines already, but I don’t know. Yet I am tired and do not wish to continue this. I shall work on my short story, well work in an organized manner, starting at 2:30, and since I already have an idea I wish to comunicate I shall spend my twnety minutes making it comprehenisble there.
Have a wonderfuly productive and satisfieng week, and if you can’t I wish you gain the ablity to be closer to that and without needing to harm others along the way.

Weekend Post

Tomorrow I will write and post a short story about a man trapped on an island.
My father went back to the states to work and while I wanted to make a pre-post post, then a list, then something at least. I couldn’t find it in me to make anything more right now. Or at least to make something I was willing to post.

Today’s color is #1bd1b4


Pre-Post Post 10 (weekend post)

I wanted to make both a pre-post and a normal post today but I realized I had more to do before sabbath came in so I’m doing putting them together. (I also wasted a bit of time playing a stupid game but that was back when I thought I would have enough time, so I have an excuse.)

Today’s color is #e6758d

Three Questions:

How much water has to be drunk before it becomes unhealthy? (and I’m not talking about drowning here.) Can we get a good approximation using body mass + biological sex? (men and women need to drink different amounts of water on average, I don’t know why.) Do we need to measure body fat as well? When is it too much effort, and when can we get a sufficient approximation? (I tend to think withing 95% of the proper amount is a sufficient approximation. But I may be overly ambitious.)

What’s the most common governmental system? How should I define a governmental system? is system of government a better term?
Anyways,
What job exists in the highest number of governmental systems? (defining a Governmental system must exist in at least 3 countries with populations of above 100,000 individuals to be considered as such for this question. It’s kinda arbitrary but I’m the one asking and I to draw a line somewhere.)

What was the most popular game ever? What game was played the most over the course of a single year? What board game? What card game? What video game?

10 Idea For Song Names (probably the most meaningless ideas for me to post here but I need to put something down before I get distracted again.)

  1. Drowning In A Kiddy Pool – slightly suicidal, but the song has a nice beat.
  2. Pocket Spices – How to make any scenario interesting
  3. Popcorn Smugglers – A young child’s perspective
  4. Empty Brain – A series of musical transitions pretending to be a song.
  5. Icosahedron – a song about dice not having enough sides
  6. Minor Celebration – taking happy folk songs in a minor key and trying to make a happy pop song out of them.
  7. Vaguely Angelic – recorded in multiple languages, to be listened to in a language you don’t understand.
  8. Big Ideas – 12 ways I could change the world if I wasn’t singing this song
  9. Small Ideas – 12 ways I am improving the world by singing this song
  10. Heroic Monolog – Wow, we are so great we shall defeat the darkness… LA LA laLA We are so great…

A Number Of Answers

I’ve lost my first pre-post so I’m starting from my second and I’m only doing the questions from my pre-post this time there are just too many questions to go through otherwise.

I just got 10 questions in and I already realize how many of these I can’t answer (well give a definite answer to,) with the research I am doing. I’m not sure if that is a good thing, but I think it is.
What questions I choose to answer and what not is simply a matter of answerability. Some of the questions were not meant to have universal answers and for some I simply can’t find the information.

Can we remember exact shades of color enough to recreate them?
Not in our head; I’m still not sure if we can mix paint to recreate a color we’ve seen or using color splotches, but from what I’ve read, probably not.

Does knowing the color name help? Can we recreate names by simulating what computers do?
Well, describing colors when remembering them can help us recreate them more accurately, so maybe.

Why do the color values on a computer only go up to 255? (ff in hexadecimal)
We use hexadecimal because it is somewhat easy to read, it lines up with binary, and you can count up to 255 with only 2 digits. The next ones that line up with binary are base 32, 64, 128, etc, and those are much harder to read. Yes, base 32 goes all the way from 1,2,3…9,A,B…V,W, which is still going in the order of the letters, but I don’t think we remember the alphabet well enough to work with that. So base 16 1,2,3…9,A…F, is what we use.
Oh, and base 16 represents exactly half a byte; that’s probably the real reason. For a full byte, we’d need base 256, and that’s a readability disaster.

How would cursed numbers work?
No clue. I only know that you have to burn the deck if someone smacks a triple 6 in Egyptian Ratscrew.

How would history look if King Louis XVI took a more active role in running his kingdom, at least before the revolution? Would he have been able to change anything, or would he just be swept along?
Long, complicated, and I’m not a historian. Do the research yourself, but the question is open-ended enough that we could probably generate at least 3 different alternate histories from it.
Yes, he would have been able to make a difference, at least in how the revolution turned out.

Why do we want to fit in when we don’t want to be judged the same as others?
Because multiple social and biological systems affect our behaviors and what we want, we can want things that contradict each other, and sometimes we do.

If I know I’m wrong, does that make me right?
I had fun with this one. No, I wasn’t right, but I am right about having been wrong.

If you could make something hurt for half as long, but you would remember it more, would you? In what scenarios, when, and why?
Personal question answer as you will.
I personally would, in most situations. And I’m currently trying to come up with exceptions; I would rather feel the scorpion sting for twice as long than be afraid to walk barefoot, There’s one.

Is the idea of purgatory meant to be comforting; you feel intense, deserved pain, and then you are relieved of your guilt and allowed to go to paradise with the rest?
I don’t want to answer this one. And I can’t because I don’t know if the idea of purgatory was meant to be comforting or if it even was a consideration for those who came up with it.

Why did the Christians come up with it?
It’s religious history I wouldn’t even hazard a guess.

And who was the first believer in such a concept? (aka who were the first believers in purgatory.)
I don’t know how to find the answer to this, and I don’t think we have sufficient historical knowledge. But someone may have figured that out, but I can’t find them. (well, in the five minutes I checked, if I can’t find a lead, I’ll move on I have a lot of questions to go through.)

What’s the deal with twenty-sided dice? Is their really a five percent chance to fail at any task, was any research or thought put into that?
I can’t find answers to this. I need to do actual research and not just copy the research of others. Or you can do it if you’re interested.
Was it for the sake of humor?
It does add an element of chance, which can make games interesting. If you’re wondering what game I am referring to, d20’s are usually used in D&D and other role-playing games.

Why is water so important?
It’s liquid at room temperature and can be solid or gas within our environment, it’s a universal solvent, and water can carry things into and out of cells.

How does the human body process water?
Well, it’s absorbed through the small intestine than complicated things happen, and I don’t understand it that well yet.

Do we process water at different speeds depending on our thirst?
I’m having trouble finding answers for this one, but I want to know. But I don’t understand water digestion processing that well. how much and how recently we ate impacts water digestion speed. But the answer to this question I cannot find.

Not answering Pre-Post 7 here, you’ll have to see for yourself. it was from back when the pre-posts were attempts at building a habit, and I was giving myself limited time to complete them so the creative lines got cut short. And ignore the math in binary part. I have an outline of a syllabus, but I keep on finding better things to do. Well other things to do, it’s a lot of work.

Pre-Posts 8 through 10 aren’t answerable, or if they are it’s way too much work for what I’m doing here. So I’m skipping them.

It seems I’ll be doing this in 5 parts as I have already spent quite a bit of time on this. I working on a pace of more than a week’s worth of questions for one of these so that I can catch up to my current pre-posts and make one of these at the end of every week, summarizing the questions from that week.

See you next Thursday for the next part.


Pre-Post 34

Today’s color is #505da9

I will only answer questions I asked since my second pre-post but I’ve been looking through a few of my old posts, and while they aren’t the best I there seems to have been a certain charm to them that I have lost. As such I will be more satisfied with shorter posts and pre-posts, that I can feel more energized and be more likely to produce something good. Essentially I am rethinking my standards and defining them differently. So while there may not be much of a change in what I post here at least in the short term. Improvement is coming. Still, the answers post will come today but I may have to post it in multiple parts in which case part 1 comes today.

Three Questions (short version I’m busy today):

Can I answer questions in a satisfying manner?
Can someone be hired for asking the right questions?
What is the most important question ever asked from the perspective of a {}? {teacher, lawyer, anthropologist, etc}

Four Creative Lines:

Nothing is infinite space is limited the amount we can think is limited everything is limited. But in math we can consider the infinite, we can use what is not real to narrow down reality. (There I made math sound cool.)

We disagree companies cannot regulate themselves. Governments also can’t regulate themselves, that’s the idea between having multiple branches, if the people aren’t paying attention they’re supposed to regulate each other’s behavior. But instead, they work together, two parties three branches of government, businesses that make deals with the people in these places, then all other people have no more say.

My questions used to be like today, but yesterday today’s question wouldn’t even constitute a single question. My definitions are messed up.

We won’t be at the end of the world that is mercy in death.

Wow that was a dark way to end things have a nice day.

12 How To Book Ideas

Well, I can summarize my previous attempt at a post today. Germs Are Everywhere.
So I still have time left for a silly list, but instead of wasting it, I’ll do more book ideas.

The idea of these is that someone did the action in order to prove that it is possible

  1. How To Build A Car With No Money – A autobiography and a guide.
  2. How To Create A Water Purifier Anywhere – And I mean anywhere
  3. Bare Bone Phones – how to create communication devices out of litiral trash.
  4. Your Second Face – how to keep calm and collected enough not to die. I’ll admit we won’t put ourselves in too many life thretening places for this one.
  5. How To Actually Predict Human Behaviors – You need a lot of information and not all people are predictable, but the things that you can predict will be explained in this 4 volume series.
  6. How To Count Cards And Get Away With It – it’s not illegal.
  7. How To Memorise E3rv998Grhj2f33S – Never need another password, and sound really impressive when recogmending the book.
  8. Sleepwalking Training – People would buy it.
  9. How To Count Base 21 – Seeing colors you’ve never seen before.
  10. How To Change The Publics Mind – My four year project.
  11. How To Make A Nearly Unbrakable Code – Counting to base 24
  12. How To Build A Habit – Real me is should be working on this more.

Pre-Post 33 (10 Questions)

Today’s color is #f2df6a

10 Questions (I’m trying something slightly different today. Slightly.)

  1. Why and when does frustration make us feel tired?
  2. How often do we quit out of frustration, and how often does it make us try harder?
  3. In what scenarios do we do better work while frustrated?
  4. How much time are you willing to spend trying to change some else’s opinion? Are we all fighting over the people we can convince?
  5. What does it take to identify someone who is willing to change their opinion, or who doesn’t have much of an opinion and is easy to convince?
  6. Is there a moment when you can see someone change? Is there a tipping point? And how much of what comes before is necessary?
  7. What is the animal with the fastest swimming speed? Is it likely that it dwells in the deepest of seas we know not much about?
  8. What dwells in the deep dark that we can learn from? What can we discover in the few places on this planet we are still not welcome?
  9. Why the fascination? If I simply said under the sea INstead of the deep dark I don’t think I would be as interested, but why? The connotation what other thoughts are related to the deep dark and the phrase under the sea is corrupted by a song.
  10. What else can we not think of because of such corruption? Where do we need new terms to overcome our associations? Where do YOU need a new context? That is a question worth dwelling upon. (at least in my opinion.)

Here I see how my pre-posts often are better than what I consider to be my main posts. I’ll look into why that is.
Have a wonderful timeskip.