It’s Monday and Melanie is back with a new set of questions for Share Your World.
What will finally break the Internet? Do you believe it can be broken at all?
The people in control (I mean techies) know how to upgrade it, tweak it, etc. It never seems to get too large or too vast, because computers are constantly improving to hold more and more data. However, there may be insidious plots at work concocted by people with nefarious aims…
So there are two things I do worry about: cyberterrorists who find a way to hack into the Internet and cause serious panic or harm; and ultraviolet solar flares that mess up our satellites and can potentially bring down the entire power and data grid.
What are some ‘red flags’ to watch out for in daily life? (take it as you want)
1. If someone calls you on a number that you know is bogus because it almost exactly matches yours, and a recording on the other end says in a grave voice that (for example) someone has fraudulently bought something for $700 on your Amazon account. This is the sort of thing I mean – these robo-calls each time use a different number but it turns out to be the same scam and you can’t block the number because they use a different one each time.
2. When an argument starts to accelerate into the nasty, out-of-control zone – back off right away! Concede, even if you know you are right! It’s not worth getting so angry that you say something you don’t mean.
3. Foods that are dripping with butter or oil. Popcorn at the movie theatre, which is generally made with coconut oil – the absolute worst oil you want to put in your body!
What’s the silliest thing someone has argued with you about?
What color something is – my husband is a bit color blind (although he doesn’t seem to know this). So he puts on pants and a shirt that don’t match, but he says they do because (for example) the pants are green and so is the shirt. No, the shirt is not green, it’s teal, which doesn’t go with green at all, especially khaki green. Etcetera!
What’s the strangest thing you’ve found lying on the ground / side of the road?
A female baboon grooming a male baboon who is lying on his back. (Outskirts of Arusha, Tanzania)
Gratitude Section (optional as always)
I am grateful that our 44-year-old daughter finally got her driver’s permit! Woohoo!