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Suss Out a Lie With Science

Wired - Wed, 02/02/2011 - 01:16

Summary: New page: [[Image:Sussoutalie.jpg|630px|thumb|left|Illustration: Francesco Francavilla/[http://www.wired.com/magazine/wp-content/images/19-02/st_cheatscience_lie_f.jpg Wired Magazine, February 2011]...

[[Image:Sussoutalie.jpg|630px|thumb|left|Illustration: Francesco Francavilla/[http://www.wired.com/magazine/wp-content/images/19-02/st_cheatscience_lie_f.jpg Wired Magazine, February 2011]]]

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If you want to be a good spy, con artist, or poker player, you have to be able to lie. If you want to be a great spy, con artist, etc., you have to be able to tell when other people are lying. The theory goes like this: A person’s brain works harder when they’re dissembling than when they’re speaking the truth, and this extra cognitive load has physical manifestations. Here’s how to read the tells.

''This article is part of '''a wiki anyone can edit.''' If you have tips on detecting liars, please log in and contribute.''

==Observe the pupils==

Lying causes physiological arousal, so look into a person’s eyes: A fibber’s pupils often dilate right after they tell a tale. (This involuntary response is why many poker players wear shades.)

==Stage a reading==

People reading a statement they know is false skip words or read more quickly. Test suspected liars by making them read alternate versions of their stories.

==Watch for saccades==

Blinking isn’t a tell, but an unfixed gaze might be. A liar’s eyes may bounce all over a scene instead of fixing and focusing.

''Based on [http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/01/st_cheatscience_lie/ an article in the February 2011 issue of Wired Magazine] by Katharine Gammon.''

Drastically Reduce Your Electric Bill

Wired - Tue, 02/01/2011 - 19:07

Summary: New page: 1. Install a digital thermostat. Installing a digital thermostat is not a new suggestion! But, you will be surprised by how many homes do not follow through with this simple energy saver. ...

1. Install a digital thermostat.
Installing a digital thermostat is not a new suggestion! But, you will be surprised by how many homes do not follow through with this simple energy saver. Taking initiative to install a digital thermostat is especially less likely if you are a tenant, as any addition to the house should be approved and potentially paid-for by the propertys landlord.

If you are a tenant, the easiest and cheapest method of getting a digital thermostat installed is usually through your local electric company. For example, in Austin, Texas, Austin Energy has a Power Saver Program that allows customers to apply and receive a programmable thermostat with installation and warranty all for free! A [http://www.ontime-electric.com/ Houston electrician] could help you, too. You can optimize your energy efficiency no matter where you live! In exchange they are able to balance the electric load during the peak summer usage hours. Make sure to approve the installation through your landlord.

If you are a home owner and already have a digital thermostat installed, learning how to operate the thermostat and setting the indoor temperatures based on your work schedule and the seasons is a must for efficiency.

A typical digital thermostat setting is 78 degrees in the summer and 68 degrees in the winter while you are in your home. If you are going to be away from your home for several hours during the summer and winter months (when temperatures are more extreme) it is wise to set your thermostat 5 to 10 degrees higher during the summer months and 10 to 15 degrees cooler in the winter months. Even in Houston, a [http://www.ontime-electric.com/ Houston electrician] can help save you energy and money in the winter. The energy that your conditioning unit does not expend to heat and cool your home while you are away can equal tremendous savings.

If you are a home owner and do not have a digital thermostat installed and it is not something you feel comfortable as a DIY project, then call a local electrician and let them perform the thermostat installation service with a smile.

2. Unplug your unused appliances.
Phantom power, or standby power, is when electrical devices use energy even while they are not in use. Almost every electronic device that you plug in consumes electricity even after you have turned off the device. Using power strips for computers, entertainment systems, and kitchen appliances can make it easy to turn on and off your daily-used electrical devices so that they are not sucking phantom power while they are not in use.

Other phantom power culprits include phone, computer, and personal device chargers. Always remember to unplug your charger from the electrical socket once your device is charged so that it does not continue to use energy. Guest rooms tend to have numerous appliances such as televisions, entertainment centers, alarm clocks, and cordless phones that use phantom power and are adding cost to your electric bill.

3. Lower the temperature on your Water Heater
This is a simple energy saver; set your water heater to 120 degrees. Another helpful tip is to purchase a hot water jacket which will provide additional insulation to the water heating unit. If your water heater is old, purchasing an Energy Star water heater with a high-efficiency rating is another cost effective method of saving on your electricity bill.

Save the day: Canned food

Wired - Tue, 02/01/2011 - 06:06

Summary: New page: Sounds familiar? You are in a tight schedule to deliver a paper, had not get out of the office to eat something decent in 8 hours... All you have is a can of fruit cocktail but no silverwa...

Sounds familiar?
You are in a tight schedule to deliver a paper,
had not get out of the office to eat something decent in 8 hours...
All you have is a can of fruit cocktail but no silverware.

You could:
a> Stop all you are doing and go out to eat something decent
b> Open the can and swallow through your throat the fruit and the juice, making a mess of your shirt...
c> Once you read this, all the other options are dismissed, as you would satiate your cravings, maintain your shirt clean and finish that overdue paper on time!

Yeah! That's it. Option (c) is the "save the day" one.

This is how to proceed (do not cut yourself, be careful):
1. Clean the top of the can
2. Pull the ring and open the can. Keep the lid and ring attached!
3. Fold back the ring away from the lid (careful now!)
4. Using your thumb, index and middle finger, press the lid between these
5. Shape the lid as a spoon.

There you go, now you have a "spoon" to eat your snack and save the day.
Well, not just the day, but the planet as well. All you have to do after this:
1. Rinse the can and lid and put both in the recycle bin.
You are satisfied, had not use up a spoon -saving of soap and water!
You contributed to keep the Earth clean.

Every day, easy solutions to simple tasks.

Apply for Funding with the PETCO Foundation

Wired - Mon, 01/31/2011 - 21:54

Summary: New page: == The PETCO Foundation Can Help! == The PETCO Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that gives money to other non-profits that help save and take care of animals. They have helped over 6,200...

== The PETCO Foundation Can Help! ==
The PETCO Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that gives money to other non-profits that help save and take care of animals. They have helped over 6,200 organizations with funding and educational resources and can help your pet cause too!

== Who can be helped? ==
Any 501(c)3 that is in need of funds or supplies and is working hard in the support of animal welfare can apply for support via [http://www.petco.com/petco_Page_PC_petcofoundationhome_Nav_11.aspx PETCO.com]

== How do I apply? ==
*First thing you have to do is register for an account with the PETCO Foundation. You can find a link to set up your account through their “Support Process” page. You will also need information on hand such as your organization’s name, address, and tax ID or Registered Charity Number.
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*After registering for an account, you will need to submit a “Letter of Inquiry.” This is basically an application where you submit all the information about your project and request to the PETCO Foundation. Some information required is your mission statement, a description of the project/request, an estimate of the products/cost requested, and the geographic area that you support.
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*You and your organization will also need to choose a grant type that fits your need. There are four types of grants available:
**Capital Grants: new buildings or building repair, new vehicles or equipment.
**Product Support: if you need dog beds or misc. [http://www.petco.com/ pet supplies] for your operations.
**We are Family Too: helps animal welfare groups helping pet owners who have lost their home or have temporary financial difficulty.
**4 Rs Project Support: projects that fall in the reduce, rescue, rehabilitate, or rejoice category.
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*To become a Charitable Partner, you must also submit (they accept fax to file) several official documents including a completed and signed IRS W-9 Form, a copy of your 501 (c)3 tax status, Form 1023, or Government Agency Form that shows your non-profit status.
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*Within two weeks of sending off the Letter of Inquiry with required official documents you should receive an email from PETCO describing your next steps which will hopefully be an invite to complete the extended application.
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The whole review process can take up to 8 to 12 weeks. If you need to check your submission during this time you can contact petcofoundation@petco.com for support.

== The PETCO Foundation is a non-profit too! How can you help? ==
Donations made to the PETCO Foundation are tax deductable. Currently they offer a number of ways to give including: adding a donation amount on to your store purchase, donating through their website, sending a check by mail, recycling your old cell phone via PETCO’s program, or donating your used car, boat, RV, or other used vehicle through their Autos 4 Animals program.

If it is in your capability, making a monthly commitment to support PETCO’s partners would go a long way in the name of animal welfare in communities across the nation.

== Find them on Facebook! ==
You can also friend them on Facebook to learn about opportunities and success stories and special offers! http://www.facebook.com/PETCO

Listall the proxys that evryone knows

Wired - Mon, 01/31/2011 - 15:23

Summary: New page: hey everone my name is michael and i know of one proxy which is school88.com,a proxy is to unblockes websites and if u know any plz put it on here.

hey everone my name is michael and i know of one proxy which is school88.com,a proxy is to unblockes websites and if u know any plz put it on here.

Set Out to Explore Johannesburg, the Largest City in South Africa

Wired - Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:01

Summary: Spread across a wide landscape in South Africa is the city of many surprises, Johannesburg, which has developed itself into a commercial city in a very short time span.

Johannesburg is a beautiful and huge city that has plenty to offer to all its tourists through its broad array of recreational activities. The city also serves as a significant gateway to many major tourist spots all over the country.

Travel around the city and escape into its botanical gardens and zoo to glance at and enjoy the beauty of nature. Many travelers take interest in visiting SOWETO – South Western Townships, popular for the riots that occurred in 1975. SOWETO embraces well established and developed areas that are truly worth visiting. SOWETO allows you to take a glimpse at its unique and distinctive lifestyle. Various companies dealing with Johannesburg travel packages conduct tours that can take you to this place. If you are interested in grabbing a quick drink, then head towards the local pub in the area, also known as Shebeen. The city hosts a wide variety of amusing activities. While traveling around Johannesburg, you will come across several museums and galleries the city is famous for. Among the most popular museums are Museum Africa, South African National Museum of Military History, Bensusan Museum of Photography, the South African Breweries Museum and the Nelson Mandela Museum.

You can also choose to enjoy watersports at Vaal Dam, which has water skiing, swimming, sailing, among other water based activities. Animal lovers can visit Cheetah Farm, Snake Parks and the Crocodile Farm to have a close look at fascinating animals. Johannesburg is regarded as a shopper’s paradise and is an absolute delight for people who love to shop. Here, the prices of various items, artifacts and articles are much cheaper when compared to those sold outside the continent. If you are interested in buying traditional type of goods, then shop for them at the Carlton Centre or Sandton City and Square. In these places you will find a lot of local traders and retailers who sell genuine African goods. Thereby, this marketplace will give you a good bargain on various articles and enables you to spend a few hours exploring one of the wonderful areas in the city.

Johannesburg attracts innumerable number of tourists from all across the world. It is a city that is famous for its wildlife as well. Hence, you will find many wildlife parks and reserves that take you on safaris. Arrive in the city by booking your plane tickets on reliable travel-related websites and try your best to find the best flight deals, such as [http://www.theglobehunters.com/destinations.php?country_name=Africa&%20#more budget flights to Johannesburg] that will allow you to travel economically. The Johannesburg International Airport is perfectly linked to many of the key cities and countries through cheap flights operated by different airline operators. Thereby, you can access [http://www.theglobehunters.com/destinations.php?country_name=Africa&%20#more Johannesburg flights] from several cities across the globe.

A Sensational Holiday Getaway to Johannesburg

Wired - Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:59

Summary: Plan to spend your vacation with family and friends at one of most happening, exciting and bustling cities of South Africa, Johannesburg.

Plan to spend your vacation with family and friends at one of most happening, exciting and bustling cities of South Africa, Johannesburg.

Johannesburg ranks itself as one among the largest metropolitan regions in the world. The city occupies a large area in the heart of South Africa and is the provincial capital of the country’s richest province. Gauteng.

Johannesburg has a number of travel and tourism companies that offer attractive Johannesburg travel packages. There are different categories of travel packages that include touring around most of the significant holiday destinations that are truly worth a visit. You are free to choose the type of travel package that is best suited for you and explore the city at your own pace. Even if you intend to tour around the city by yourself, you can obtain all the information online or hire travel guides to take you to places that interest you the most. Some of the recommended places to visit include The Johannesburg Lions Park, which is about 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg. You can spend your time leisurely inside the park. Johannesburg is known for its museums, especially the Apartheid Museum that not only clinches onto thoughtful and brutal reminders of the country’s history, but also has an undeniable architectural design. Johannesburg also has many interesting galleries, one of which is the Kim Sacks Gallery, which is colorful and popular for its portrayal of riches and beauty. This gallery has a collection of splendid and wonderful quality handicrafts and is also is a great place to shop for a variety of items. Further, Rosebank is another interesting locality in the city’s Northwestern suburb area, which will make your visit very delightful with its hotels and attractive local shops. Rosebank puts up a Sunday market with fun-filled shopping extravaganza wherein you can bag good bargain for unique African artifacts. Another beautiful destination is an observation deck and tower known as Top of Africa, a fascinating tourist spot that gives you wonderful view of the whole city. You can even visit Gold Reef City that offers unlimited fun through an amusement park, a casino as well as a historic village. This place has a tinge of history, along with a series of special rides that are purely enjoyable.

If you are planning your visit to Johannesburg, you can book your airline tickets online through genuine travel websites that offer all the information regarding [http://www.theglobehunters.com/destinations.php?country_name=Africa&%20#more Johannesburg flights]. Choose airlines that operate [http://www.theglobehunters.com/destinations.php?country_name=Africa&%20#more cheap flights to Johannesburg] and get to travel cheap to the city. Even if you decide to join your loved ones on a vacation in the last moment, you have an option to book last minute flights through sites that are particularly operated for this purpose. Opt for airline companies that are more popular and offer impeccable service to their passengers to reach the city in a convenient way.

How to Convert FLAC to MP3

Wired - Sun, 01/30/2011 - 03:44

Summary: Easy, fast and with no loss quality

Have you ever spent the time obtaining an album that you sought after, only to find out that the files are all in flac format? FLAC is a fine format, until you realize you can't play it in your hungry iPod. Don't worry; you can use NoteBurner Flac to MP3 Converter to convert the flac to mp3 conveniently.

NoteBurner [http://www.noteburner.com/noteburner-audio-converter.html Flac to MP3 Converter] is designed not just for converting flac to mp3, but also for any DRM protected or unprotected audio formats, such as M4P, WMA, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, RAX, MP4, RA, SND, OGG, AIF, AC3, MP2 to WMA, WAV and MP3. The unique feature of NoteBurner Flac to MP3 Converter is having a virtual CD-RW installed on your hard drive, and working with other audio players, such as iTunes, WMP, RealPlayer, Winamp, Adobe Audition, etc., to easily convert M4P file to WAV, AAC to WAV, and M4A to WAV in excellent CD quality.

This article will show you how to successfully convert flac files to a standard, high-quality mp3 files using NoteBurner Flac to MP3 Converter.

Now, let's check how to use NoteBurner Flac to MP3 Converter with Winamp together to convert flac files to mp3.

'''Step 1: Download NoteBurner [http://www.noteburner.com/noteburner-audio-converter.exe Flac to MP3 Converter], and then install and run it.'''

Note: After you running NoteBurner Flac to MP3 Converter, you may see the symbol of NoteBurner Flac to MP3 Converter, which is a combination of green disc and note, at the right bottom of your computer screen.

'''Step 2: Choose wav as the output format in NoteBurner Flac to MP3 Converter.'''
1. Click Setting button on top of NoteBurner Flac to MP3 Converter's GUI

2. Browse a folder for storing the converted m4p songs

3. Choose wav as the output format

4. Click the OK button to save the changes


'''Step 3: Add FLAC files to Winamp burn list'''

1. Launch Winamp, and go to NoteBurner Flac to MP3 Converter's drive on the left panel.

2. C lick Add > Files… or Folder… to add your music files.


Note: NoteBurner Flac to MP3 Converter in this example is installed in G: drive, and this may be different from yours. Please select the collect one.

'''Step 4: Start burning the flac files to mp3.'''

Click Burn button of above picture, then a prompt will remind you to select a writing speed. After this, click Burn button to proceed:


Winamp starts burning audio CD:


And NoteBurner Flac to MP3 Converter will start encoding later:

'''Note:''' Please run Winamp and NoteBurner [http://www.noteburner.com '''Flac to MP3'''] Converter at the same time, otherwise, this encoding window will not appear and the conversion will fail.

'''Step 5: Get output mp3 files.'''

Maintain Your Car To Make It Run Better

Wired - Sat, 01/29/2011 - 15:52

Summary: New page: It’s always nice to have a smooth running and reliable car. However, cars age and will need maintenance over time to keep on running like the day it rolled from the showroom floor. Just ...

It’s always nice to have a smooth running and reliable car. However, cars age and will need maintenance over time to keep on running like the day it rolled from the showroom floor. Just putting gas and kicking the tires will not do it. Maintaining a smooth-running car takes care from the owner, and the mechanic or dealer, if you are not mechanically inclined.

All cars have a maintenance schedule set by the manufacturer when they designed the car. Some cars have simple maintenance schedules while other cars need more specialized equipment and parts to keep them in tiptop shape. In general, Japanese cars are cheaper to operate and maintain. However, luxury European brands have a cachet and status all their own. There will be times when budget or work will prevent you from performing needed maintenance. Just follow the maintenance schedule as close as you can because neglecting maintenance may result in a breakdown sometime and emergency repairs are always more expensive than scheduled maintenance. Whatever your choice of car, be aware that there are operating and maintenance costs that are part of owning a vehicle.

With today’s modern engines, very little can be done by the owner, except to maybe change the oil and check/replace the air and fuel filters. Consult the owner’s manual on when to change the oil. Depending on whether synthetic oil is used or not, the maintenance period will vary. Whatever the figure is, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. And don’t scrimp on the oil. Oil is the lifeblood of your engine and the top oil companies do have engine oils that offer better performance and protection.

Do check you air filter regularly. This item is easy to forget because it is under a cover and a clogged filter doesn’t act up immediately but rather degrades performance over time. When it is time to replace your air filter, consider buying an aftermarket reusable filter. These have the benefit of better performance and much longer life because they can be cleaned.

Also check your car’s other fluids regularly, like the power steering fluid, engine oil level, coolant level and even the washer fluids. A faster than average rate of depletion can be an indicator of a developing problem which can be taken care of before it worsens.

Generally, you can worry less about your suspension until clunks or rattling indicate worn parts. A car that pulls to one side is also an indicator of upcoming suspension work that will need to be done. However, you do need to check your tire pressure and tire wear regularly. Uneven tire wear is a good indicator of the state of your suspension and its alignment. Again, consult your owner’s manual on when to rotate your tires so that you prolong their life.

The other side of the equation in owning a car is the owner’s driving habits. Good or bad habits can lengthen or shorten the service life of your car considerably.

One of the good habits you can form, if you don’t have it yet, is to keep a steady foot on the gas pedal. Don’t treat it like an on/off switch. Accelerate slowly but steadily from stops. Anticipate upcoming intersections or traffic buildups by easing off the accelerator. A side benefit of learning how to feather the throttle is improved gas mileage. Same goes for braking. Don’t jam on the brakes. Instead, apply steady pressure to come to a stop. Of course, in an emergency situation, you would have to apply a lot of braking pressure but also remember to try to steer away from danger at the same time. Remember that if your brakes lock up, you will also lose steering control.

As we use our cars, we start to accumulate junk. In the trunk, the back seats, etc. Every so often, remove that accumulated debris that you don’t really need from your car. The more unnecessary weight you carry, the more fuel you will use. Speaking of fuel use, an engine that is well-maintained always uses less fuel than a sloppily maintained one. With fuel prices more often on the way up, that alone is enough motivation to keep your car well maintained.

Schedule your [http://jamestoyota.net/maintenance/bookanappointment Service Appointment] and JamesToyota staff will gladly assist you with car maintenance. Also don’t forget to check out our [http://jamestoyota.net/toyotaaccessories/index Parts and Accessories] inventory – it contains many items that will help you maintaining a smooth-running car.

Communicate if Your Government Shuts Off Your Internet

Wired - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 20:52

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''Scenario:'' Your government is displeased with the communication going on in your location and pulls the plug on your internet access, most likely by telling the major ISPs to turn off service.

This is what happened in Egypt Jan. 25 prompted by citizen protests, with sources estimating that the Egyptian government cut off approximately 88 percent of the country's internet access. What do you do without internet? Step 1: Stop crying in the corner. Then start taking steps to reconnect with your network. Here’s a list of things you can do to keep the communication flowing.

''This article is part of '''a wiki anyone can edit.''' If you have advice to add, please log in and contribute.''

==Preventive measures==

===Make your network tangible===

Print out your contact list, so your phone numbers aren’t stuck in the cloud. Some mail services like Gmail allow you to export your online contact list in formats that are more conducive to paper, such as CSV or Vcard, and offer [http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=24911 step-by-step guides] on how to do this.

===Broadcast on the radio===

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens%27_band_radio ''CB Radio:''] Short for "Citizens Band" radio, these two-way radios allow communication over short distances on 40 channels. You can pick one up for about $20 to $50 at Radio Shack, and no license is required to operate it.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_radio ''Ham radio'':] To converse over these radios, also known as "amateur radios," you have to obtain an operator's license from the FCC. Luckily, other Wired How-To contributors have already explained exactly [http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Become_a_Ham_Radio_Operator what you need to do] to get one and use it like a pro. However, if the President declares a State of Emergency, use of the radio could be extremely restricted or prohibited.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMRS '' GMRS'':] The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) is a licensed land-mobile FM UHF radio service in the United States available for short-distance two-way communication. It is intended for use by an adult individual who possesses a valid GMRS license, as well as his or her immediate family members... They are more expensive than the walkie talkies typically found in discount electronics stores, but are higher quality.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Radio_Service ''Family Radio Service'':] The Family Radio Service (FRS) is an improved walkie talkie radio system authorized in the United States since 1996. This personal radio service uses channelized frequencies in the ultra high frequency (UHF) band. It does not suffer the interference effects found on citizens' band (CB) at 27 MHz, or the 49 MHz band also used by cordless phones, toys, and baby monitors.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microbroadcasting ''Microbroadcasting'':] Microbroadcasting is the process of broadcasting a message to a relatively small audience. This is not to be confused with low-power broadcasting.
In radio terms, it is the use of low-power transmitters to broadcast a radio signal over the space of a neighborhood or small town. Similarly to pirate radio, microbroadcasters generally operate without a license from the local regulation body, but sacrifice range in favor of using legal power limits.


''Set up a phone tree:'' According to the [http://www.aauw.org/act/issue_advocacy/phonetree.cfm American Association of University Women], a phone tree is "a prearranged, pyramid-shaped system for activating a group of people by telephone" that can "spread a brief message quickly and efficiently to a large number of people." Dig out that contact list you printed out and follow the steps on the [http://www.aauw.org/act/issue_advocacy/phonetree.cfm AAUW website] to spread the message down your pyramid of contacts.

''Enable Twitter via SMS:'' Though the thought of unleashing the Twitter fire hose in your text message inbox may seem horrifying, it would be better than not being able to connect to the outside world at all. The Twitter website has full instructions on [http://support.twitter.com/entries/14014-twitter-phone-faqs how to redirect tweets to your phone].

''Call to Tweet:'' A small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company Google acquired recently, made this idea a reality. It’s already live and anyone can tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers (+16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855) and the service will instantly tweet the message using the hashtag #egypt. No Internet connection is required. People can listen to the messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to the Twitter account, [http://twitter.com/speak2tweet speak2tweet].

Alex Jones and infowars.com have a telephone number for people to listen to his radio show by phone, in case the internet goes down, or if you don't have internet. The phone in listen line is 512-646-5000.


If you need to quickly send and receive documents with lengthy or complex instructions, phone conversations may result in misunderstandings, and delivering the doc by foot would take forever. Brush the dust off that bulky old machine, establish a connection by phone first with the recipient to make sure his machine is hooked up, then fax away.

You may not need a fax machine to send or receive faxes if your computer has a dial-up fax application.

===Non-Virtual Bulletin Board===
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the virtual world that we forget about resources available in the real world. Physical bulletin boards have been used for centuries to disseminate information and don't require electricity to function. If you are fortunate enough to be getting information from some other source why not share it with your friends and neighbors with your own bulletin board? Cork, magnetic and marker bulletin boards are as close as your nearest dime store and can be mounted just about anywhere. And if push comes to shove you can easily make your own with scrap wood lying around the house.

==Getting back online==

While it might be relatively easy for a government to cut connections by leveraging the major ISPs, there are some places they wouldn't get to so readily, like privately-owned networks and independent ISPs.

===Find the privately-run ISPs===

In densely populated areas, especially in central business districts and city suburbs there are multiple home WiFi networks overlapping each other, some secure, some not. If there is no internet, open up your WiFi by removing password protection: If enough people do this it's feasible to create a totally private WiFi service outside government control covering the CBD, and you can use applications that run Bonjour (iChat on Mac for example) to communicate with others on the open network and send and receive documents. **needs more clarification

If you are a private ISP, it's your time to shine. Consider allowing open access to your Wi-Fi routers to facilitate communication of people around you until the grid is back online.

===Return to dial-up===

According to an article in the BBC about [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12322948 old tech's role in the Egyptian protests], "Dial-up modems are one of the most popular routes for Egyptians to get back online. Long lists of international numbers that connect to dial-up modems are circulating in Egypt thanks to net activists We Re-Build, Telecomix and others."

Dial-up can be slow. Often, there is a lightweight mobile version of a site that you can load from your desktop browser quickly despite the limitations of dial-up. Examples: [http://mobile.twitter.com mobile.twitter.com], [http://m.facebook.com/ m.facebook.com], [http://m.gmail.com m.gmail.com].

===Ad-Hoc Networking===

Most wireless routers, PCs, laptops, and even some ultramobile devices like cellphones have the ability to become part of an "ad hoc" network, where different "nodes" (all of the devices on the network) share the responsibility of transmitting data with one another. These networks can become quite large, and are often very easy to set up. If used properly by a tech-savvy person, such networks can be used to host temporary websites and chat rooms. There are many internet tutorials on the internet for ad hoc networking, so feel free to google some.

Apple computers tend to have very accessible ad hoc functionality built in, including a pre-installed chat client (iChat) that will automatically set up an ad hoc "Rendezvous" chatroom among anybody on the network, without the need for an external service like AIM or Skype. Ad hoc network-hosting functionality is built in to the Wi-Fi menu.

Windows computers have several third-party ad hoc chat applications available (such as Trillian) and setting up an ad hoc Wi-Fi network is almost as simple as on a Mac.

Linux operating systems, of course, have plenty of third-party apps available, and most distros have ad hoc network-creation support built in.

=== Build Large Bridged Wireless Network ===
Using popular wireless access point devices like a Linksys WRT54G, you can create a huge wireless bridged network -- effectively creating a Local Area Network (LAN), or a private Internet that can be utilized by all users within range using a Wi-Fi enabled device.

You can also link multiple devices together wirelessly, extending the range of your network. Most access points will cover a 100 meter area and if your wireless device is built to support the 802.11n wireless standard, you will get almost a 500 meter coverage area for each access point.

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===Nintendo DS===
A used DS family device can be purchased inexpensively. In addition to wi-fi, the DS supports its own wireless protocols. Using Pictochat, it is possible to chat with nearby DS users without having any DS games. Unfortunately, the range is quite short.

Some games, such as the fourth generation Pokemon games, support mail items. Thus you can send your message under the guise of just playing a game. Mail items can be sent through the Internet if you can get on the net and you and your partner(s) have each other's friend codes.

The original DS and the DS Lite do support the Opera web browser, but finding the game card and memory pack may be very difficult. Starting with the DSi, Opera is downloadable.

==Get satellite access==

You ''can'' have very, very slow internet if you have something similiar to an Iridium phone, which would allow you to do dial up at 2400 baud, which at least gives you e-mail. This will also work when your government has shut down GSM and telephone access, and will work pretty much anywhere on the planet. If you're in the right place, get yourself KA-SAT access (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KA-SAT) which is satellite broadband and will not be routed through any internet exchange that certain local governments may monitor or block (unless that government is part of EU or er ... Uncle Sam.

==Packet Radio==

Back to the '90s: There do exist shortwave packet-radio modems. These are also excruciatingly slow, but may get your e-mail out. Like ham radio above it requires a ham radio license because they operate on ham radio frequencies.

==Back to Basics==

Have an air horn or other loud instrument handy. It may just come down to being able to alert people in your local geographic area, who would otherwise be unaware of an emergency. You may also want to learn a bit about Morse code and have a cheat sheet available.

==Additional Resources==

The online activist group known as Anonymous has posted a crowd-sourced document titled [http://pastebin.com/9jJUku77 "20 Ways to Circumvent the Egyptians Governments' Internet Block"] that includes specific connectivity details like ham radio frequencies and ip addresses for social networking sites.

I'm amazed by all these geeks that post govt secrets that dont realize that they need to set up an untraceable account.
Really, you only need a mail drop, an assumed name, a prepaid credit card you get at many stores to set up service...... or if you really are adventurous, you tap intosomeone elses service......

in the good old days it was called using a back line.... the guy running the betting parlor would have a telephone cord two blocks long running through the underground... when the police busted down the front door of the residence where the phone was located, he was 2 blocks away and could easily dissappear :)

Your computer has the ability to set up your own INTRANET
we did it BEFORE the internet was invented. ((Yes I'm ancient :) ))
It was done two ways.
Your computer dialed up other computers and sent them the contents of a message board....
or local people people dialed into your computer.....
A nationwide system can be set up this way with a central location sending to many cities then each city sending out the info locally.....
Lewis in San Diego

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