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  1. This is actually the technique that I was told about that lead me to begin this topic. I was told that security guards do this and it increases their situational awareness. I went out and tried it myself and was blown away by how effective and easy it was. I was curious if there were any more similar techniques. I did not mention it in my original question because I did not want people to assume I knew anything else and not mention anything.
  2. Hi guys, The question is primarily about the Boreal forest - the forests found throughout Europe/Russia/North America. I am trying to make a 3D map of a made up forest and at the moment I have just been randomly putting poplar/birch/fir/pine trees everywhere. But that made me wonder, is that really accurate? Perhaps the pine trees should be clustered in one area and the fir trees in another area? Or maybe pine trees are always surrounded by birch trees? Who knows, any help would be appreciated. Also, do you know if the physical terrain should have a lot of changes in height or i
  3. Hadn't responded because I have been away from home recently. I think your question confuses how you want the world to be with how it actually is. It is perfectly normal for lifeguards and security guards to experience boredom on the job. It is just like any job. Now to answer your question, I wanted to be a lifeguard in the past to improve my safety and confidence in the water (that is why my name said "wannabe lifeguard"). I never became a lifeguard and no longer want to be a lifeguard. I have developed my own water confidence separately. I also don't want to be a security guard -
  4. Hi guys, Do psychologists study methods to retain concentration and prevent boredom? Specifically interested in what methods a lifeguard or security officer could use to help pay attention to what is going on around them. Also, what field of psychology would study this? Cheers.
  5. Can you clarify this? Thanks, but i am trying to understand if the maths actually makes logical sense. I.e. does it actually have any value without having all the components (which seem infinite).
  6. Hi guys, I don't have a strong maths background so hoping for some feedback on the way I think about self-defence which can be summed out as follows: I = P(A) + P(T) + P(D) Where: I = probability of not being Injured/killed from attack P(A) = probability of successful attack in a situation where you are paying Attention to what is going on around you. P(T) = probability of successful attack depending on that particular time of day. P(D) = probability of successful attack given you are a competent MMA fighter. So I am thinking of using the formula like the drake equation (predicts proba
  7. Hi team, I will be using Law Enforcement as an example in this post, but my question relates to the much broader topic of complexity so feel free to respond with non-law enforcement responses. So in the United States (as an example) the government is insanely complex. For example, there are literally thousands of different law enforcement agencies. You might have the city police doing the main job of the police in a city, but have the local Sheriff running the jails and the state Bureau of Prisons running the prisons. Not too complicated yet. Except if you have someone on the run you might
  8. There would be mass added due to the conversion of energy. This is normally ignored in first year chemistry courses but later on you learn that a very small amount of energy does get converted to mass - or at least this is what I recall from a very long time ago. Although it is a small amount, it might be relevant given the size of the earth... even a increase in mass by 0.00001 would be a lot. But I am no expert... just throwing in my 0.00002 cents...
  9. Thanks, I have found a book. It looks like it will be at least three months worth of study. I was just wanting to make sure that at the end of it, I would actually be able to predict weather in the context of camping trips. I live in New Zealand, and there is a lot of difficulty in predicting weather here because of the mountains throughout the country. I like your idea about wind direction. I can even use a compass for that. Southerlies bring in the cold air here. Clouds are difficult to see under the forest canopy, but you often find open spaces, even if only briefly.
  10. Hi team, Definitions Cleaning: removal of direct, grime, and dust. Disinfectant: removal of surface microbes. Article http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2015/02/16/12537302/Zabada_LitReview_UWA_20130521-1.pdf So I just came across a literature review article about cleaning products and it discussed a bunch of research that demonstrates that microfibre cloth and water is better for cleaning than using cleaning products and cloth or even cleaning products and microfibre together. The reason water and microfibre appears to be better than cleaning products and microfibre is because the cleaning
  11. Thanks for your response Mutex. How much time do you think I will need to study meteorology before I get to the point that I can read the weather? So far, I have studied a Meteorology chapter of an Earth Science textbook and have a general idea of how weather works - but so far, it is not really information I can apply. I could explain what probably happened to cause the current weather, but unsure how to apply it to predict what the weather will be like later in the day. I am particularly interested in how to predict unexpected temperature drops, as I have had this happen to me in the pa
  12. Hi team, Just wondering if I do some study of meteorology in my own time, will I end up being able to predict weather in short-term timeframes without the aid of instruments? I know that in general, meteorologist have a range of scientific instruments to help them. But what I am interested in learning is how to predict weather when I have been out in the wilderness for five days. I can check the weather forecast, but that is less and less accurate the further ahead in time you are looking. It often does not cover the places I want to go camping. Among other things, it would be good to
  13. Hi guys, So I was watching a documentary on Cruise ships and it was talking about how if you fall off a cruise ship it is likely that you will die on impact. But there are stories of people falling off and being perfectly find, while others have been seriously injured but still survived. So it got me wondering, other than the obvious issue of height, what factors need to be taken in to account when predicting the likelihood of survival when a passenger falls off a cruise ship. My assumption is that if a person can put themselves in a position where they go in feet first and their arms ar
  14. Thanks for your reply. So at the moment I am studying logic and the book covers the various purposes of defining things (stipulative. lexical, precising, theoretical, pursuasive). So part of your answer would cover a stipulative definition (Newton defining his theory for the first time (the purpose is to stipulate the meaning of a new concept) while also being a theoretical definition. The problem I am having is understanding where one definition purpose ends and another begins and where they overlap. So for example, it is clear that the definition of gravity or electromagnetism can be giv
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