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About hatcheckgirl

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    Quietly confident

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How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    Well, my mother found the truth first, and well, mothers know best!

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    Learning about history and cultures
  • My favorite books
    What a nerd! I like reference books like Atlas' and dictionaries. Well, I also like historical novels such as A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, which I've just finished reading.
    But my top priority, of course, is trying to keep up with the spiritual material and Bible reading.
  • My favorite music
    Stuck in the eighties, Brit new age, and some vocaloid from Japan at the moment.
  • My favorite movies
    Great Gatsby, Far from the Madding Crowd
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    "No life before coffee."

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  1. Rosie, I was able to down load it ok. The link opens up to Ross' OneDrive public folder. Choose "Just around the corner" file, and it downloads. I'm hearing her singing as I type, and she is in perfect tune. Good job, Ross!
  2. Pls check your PM. I'm thinking I meant the key rather than the octave. Sorry for muddling it up (not a musical person )
  3. If it's lower, then I can sing in my natural voice and hit the high notes, instead of how I sang in the version I gave you now, where I had to sing in a lower register not natural for me.
  4. I guess I need to try it. The one I sent you I sang it with my (un)natural lower voice. I prefer to sing higher, but couldn't make the notes sweet. So I gave you the lower version. Does that make sense?
  5. Possible end to "net neutrality"

    Wow! What are they then???
  6. Possible end to "net neutrality"

    Interesting comments made by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world-wide-web: Berners-Lee, who is in Washington urging lawmakers to reconsider the rollback, disagrees and cites problematic examples in which ISPs have violated net neutrality principles. For example, AT&T blocked Skype and other similar services on the iPhone so it would make more money from regular phone calls. Verizon blocked Google Wallet from smartphones when it was developing a competing mobile payment service. “When I invented the web, I didn’t have to ask Vint Cerf [the ‘father of the internet’] for permission to use the internet,” said Berners-Lee, who previously stated that the internet should remain a “permissionless space for creativity, innovation and free expression”. These powerful gatekeepers, Berners-Lee said, control access to the internet and pose a threat to innovation if they are allowed to pick winners and losers by throttling or blocking services. It makes sense, therefore, that ISPs should be treated more like utilities. “Gas is a utility, so is clean water, and connectivity should be too,” said Berners-Lee. “It’s part of life and shouldn’t have an attitude about what you use it for – just like water.” https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/15/tim-berners-lee-world-wide-web-net-neutrality (and for those who, like me, get muddled between the "internet" and the "world-wide-web" think of it this way: Internet - From the definition in the Wikipedia: "The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that interchange data by packet switching using the standardized Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP)." WWW - This is an information space. The first three specifications for Web technologies defined URLs, HTTP, and HTML. So in essence this is the web pages themselves displayed using the architecture of the internet.https://www.w3.org/Help/#webinternet )
  7. Down an octave would mean I could sing in my natural voice. Is that possible to do, as many here have noted it is tricky for us sisters in its current form?
  8. Possible end to "net neutrality"

    Oh yes, definitely! Corporations' greed will be unsatiated and power will go to their heads. Control of the masses by restriction of communication is a common theme in mankind's history, and could easily happen here too. What are the checks and balances? I can’t believe they have done it, actually, in the 'land of the free'. But we are seeing strange things under the reign of this president.
  9. Possible end to "net neutrality"

    But they are putting limits on what you can surf! That's the point, isn't it?
  10. Possible end to "net neutrality"

    I didn't realise this. We have quite a lot to choose from here in Australia, and I would have thought that competition in US would leave us for dead. We also have an ombudsman who is tasked with keeping the internet providers in line (not as successful as they should be). However, when one provider sees the "value" of this, then probably there won't be much alternative anyway, since it will become the norm for all providers. I think it will decline and eventually we will see it being used against us. But I was just trying to see some sort of silver lining.....
  11. Possible end to "net neutrality"

    This is a glimmer of hope. Consumerism works both ways. They ban websites, and consumers will move to other broadband providers. So, it isn't about banning jw.org (not yet anyway), but about the telcos being greedy with market share of the internet, and wanting users to pay premium price for popular sites, which the owners of the popular sites will charge back to consumers. Win-win for the greedy multinationals and telcos. This was not how the internet was supposed to operate - it was freely offered not for financial gain, but the greedy (how many times have I written this already) companies think they can make a buck manipulating who gets what. In their own words "this is not like other utilities, it is not a pipeline".
  12. But you can still be in it, Sharon. We must have some Canadian accent, so no problem there, hey?
  13. Oh Hope, please do try! It was too low and too high for me too. I gave a wobbly performance on the lower register. It was passable. But your voice is just delightful, please give us what you can.
  14. Can you show a screen shot of this, Johan? Is this iphone or ipad?
  15. I can do Italian. There are Greek brothers here too, so I'll leave that to them since I struggle a bit.

JWTalk 19.10.11 by Robert Angle (changelog)