Never in history have so many people had so much information, so many tools at their disposal, so many ways of making good ideas come to life. Yet at the same time, so many people, of all walks of life, could use so much help, in both little ways and big.
In the midst of this, new studies are reinforcing the simple wisdom that beyond a certain very basic level of material wealth, the only thing that increases individual happiness over time is helping other people.
So says Google, announcing their new venture to help make the world a better place.
Ten to the power of a hundred, Googol, and now Google, has launched the website: Project10tothe100.com, celebrating its tenth year. Through this site, you can submit to Google your ideas to change the word to a better place. Five of the final ideas selected will get each a couple of million dollars, which will be used to fund the idea.
What is Project 10 to the 100th? It’s the new Google venture. They want you to send in your ideas as to how to change the world. Two example ideas Google gave yesterday are these:
- An oversized rolling container called the "Hippo Water Roller" that can haul 24 gallons of water from rivers to small villages.
- A program called First Mile Solutions that aims to put Wi-Fi antennas on buses to bring wireless Internet access to isolated communities.
What is your reward? According to Google, “good karma and the satisfaction of knowing that your idea might truly help a lot of people.” That’s your reward. You don’t really get to pocket any big amount of money, however.
So, do you wish to submit your ideas to Google? Visit: project10tothe100.com before Oct 20th. More information is available in that website.
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Dear friends and feed readers, my Internet connection here is experiencing grave difficulties. I barely managed to post this article. The connection is quite weird now. It seems that some virus is attacking the system though the antivirus looks as good as nothing. I am about to reinstall the OS completely in order to get the it to work.
When I am browsing the net, suddenly the IP address would turn to 169.x, and the connection would be lost. When I restart the system (yes, the IP renewal, modem restart, or even logging off the user account wouldnt fix the issue), the issue is most probably fixed. But again, within some time, the same problem occurs. Can anyone tell me why it is that when you restart the computer, without ever switching off the modem, the connection becomes all right?
So, it seems most apt that the problem is with some programs here; some software is malfunctioning. Something is attacking! I tried the entire arsenal I have and nothing works. So, it seems I will have to install the OS fresh. Lets see what happens.
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