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The CurrCon Java Applet displays prices on this web page converted with today’s exchange rates into your local international currency, e.g. Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, British Pounds, Indian Rupees… CurrCon requires an up-to-date browser and Java version 1.7 or later, preferably 1.8.0_25. If you can’t see the prices in your local currency, Troubleshoot. Use Chrome for best results.

Java Iraq, Money, Religion, Ethics… Gay Roedy’s Health

From the point of view of economics, endless growth is the meaning of existence. From the point of view of ecology, endless growth is a fatal cancer. Money people live isolated from the real world in glass towers. They talk only to themselves. They are unaware they are working full time to kill the planet. They are whipping it to produce beyond sustainability. They are blowing the entire planetary capital of forests, minerals, fossil fuels, clean water, soil… Any form of economic activity will do: diesel buses billowing black smoke, lampshades made of endangered species, Chinese kettles that break after a month, war, funerals, health care for easily preventable diseases… The planet cannot even sustain anywhere near the amount of economic activity we have now, much less any more growth. We simply must get used to consuming less, recycling everything and lowering the birth rate and let the economists scream. They are completely out of touch with reality. Human survival trumps human convenience. We have no right to leave the next generations nothing but an empty shell of a planet, polluted, barren and stripped of resources.

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)
Java Glossary

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Java Glossary and Computer Buyers’ glossary

The following essays and entries recently changed:

  • drones: Some thoughts on Amazon’s plan to deliver goods by drone.
  • driver update: Utilities to keep your Windows drivers up to date.
  • Olympic Connector: An optical illusion to make it look as if many different Olympic venues were connected by a wormhole.
  • What’s That Char: Student project for a utility to help you identify characters and find entities for them.
  • payment schemes: Comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of the various payment schemes people have come up with.
  • QuickDNS: A free utility to keep the IPs in your hosts. file up to date. This allow faster more accurate DNS look up of websites in your browser.
  • SQLStomp: SQL/JDBC generator student project.
  • daemon: daemon vs user Threads.
  • mouse: There are a number of new mouse models with specs.
  • OATH: Open Authentication. It is an industry group working on standards for such things as security tokens.
  • NCIX: I have added NCIX Canada and NCIX USA to the list of stores you can click through to buy various electronics.
  • Live ID: multisite logon.
  • ePassport: Electronic passports.
  • Two Factor Authentication: Pairing up a security token with passwords.
  • Rabbit TV: A very low cost way to view TV shows and movies on your computer.
  • Shomi: A competitor to NetFlix coming in 2014-11.
  • Replicator Plus: A student project to unsure broadcast documents, or plagiarised documents stay up to date.
  • Unicode Viewer: Unicode viewer fonts are now easier to read because they are 20% bigger and anti-aliased.
  • coverage fonts: Fonts with wide variety of supported glyphs.
  • Font Creator: Commercial utility to edit and create fonts.
  • font stitcher: Student project to stitch fonts together to form one with covereage of all the characters you need, with no unneeded fat.
  • #: More than you wanted to know about the #, the octothorpe.
  • soap: Some thoughts on choosing a soap.
  • scent: Some thoughts on choosing an after-shave or cologne.
  • fontlist: Utility to generate an HTML page that samples all the fonts you have installed.
  • Link Replacer: Efficiently update links on a huge website.
  • Modernizr: A JavaScript library for determining a browser’s capabilities
  • Conditional-CSS: A techique for customising CSS style sheets for different browsers.
  • browser detect: Techniques for finding out what browser your HTML is being rendered in.
  • Exception Site List: White List to allow legacy Applets and Java Web Start apps to continue to run.
  • RIA: Rich Internet Application

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Ethics, Environment, Animal Rights, Human Rights, Politics, Money, Religion, Living Love, Esperanto and Deep Thoughts Essays

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  • Cetacean Captivity: Debating whether it is permissible to keep dolphins and whales in captivity.
Gay & Black Glossary

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Gay & Black Glossary

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pills Roedy’s health

I am doing reasonably well with HIV (Human Imumuno-deficiency Virus). My new drugs are now holding down the HIV. Nausea and diarrhea are tolerable. I am not sleeping all the time. Last revised/verified: 2014-08-25

Public Domain Public Domain Status In the event of my death, the entire mindprod.com website will revert to the public domain, including downloadable programs and source. You will be welcome to repost and modify any or all of the material on the website. Knowledge keeps no better than fish. I don’t let people repost my material with a few exceptions (e.g. print or foreign languages). The problem is I am constantly changing everything, and there is still no technology to keep all the other copies up to date.
intercorporate_logo Inter-Corporate The Canadian Mind Products website is now hosted by Inter-Corporate.com. One nice service they offer is buying domain names for you charging only flat $19.00 USD per year (i.e. zero markup on the Verisign Network Solutions/InterNIC fee) for .com, .org,.net, .edu and $50.00 CAD per year for .ca. Email  Randolf Richardsonemail Randolf Richardson for more information. Also see domains essay for more information.


The biggest temptation to overeat is knowing there is more of what you are eating, ready and nearby. Cavemen did not have this problem. They did not have big stores of food. If they did, the food would rot or be eaten by animals or insects. For the most part, they ate food as soon as they found it. If they were lucky enough to come across a big source of food, e.g. they bagged a hippopotamus, the wisest thing to do would be to gorge and eat as much of it as possible. Tomorrow there might be nothing. We are still thinking like cavemen when we go to the fridge. One way to defeat this programming is to buy only enough food for one day. You can scarf it all down as fast as you please, and still not overeat.

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)

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