If someone on the street asks to use your (cell) phone, do you let them, and if so or not, why, and what do you tell them if not?
A man is walking down the street. He sees me and looks at me inquisitively.“Hey kid, can I use your phone—I haven’t talked to my daughter in almost five years and we were scheduled to have a phone call today.” the man said.I observe him for a moment. He looks like he walks everywhere, and hasn’t shaved in a week.I think for a moment, I remember that I have a burner Android phone with me.“Sure. Are you fine with waiting five minutes?” I said.“Oh that’s fine. Thank you kindly, young man.” the man said.I go sit on the nearest bench, and pull out the burner phone—connect to my main phone’s WiFi hotspot, and open the Google Voice app. I navigate to the dial pad and make sure that it’s all set to make a call.“Alright. I hope your call goes well with your daughter, I’ll just sit here and enjoy the fresh air.” I said.I handed my burner phone to the man.“God bless you. My daughter stopped answering my calls after I got in a big fight with her mother, and I made a few poor decisions since then.” the man said.The man dialed a number with his left pointer finger, and then began to pace back and forth about fifteen feet away from me as he waited for her to answer.He started talking, in between long pauses—and went on like that for two hours.I just sat quietly and observed the clouds moving above me. I fell asleep.When I woke up, I looked over in the direction where the man had been.He wasn’t there. There was no sign of him. I frantically swiveled my head in every direction to see if he was anywhere nearby.Oh rats, he ran off with my phone. Well, at least I didn’t give him my main phone.I started walking back to my apartment—and to my great surprise, the man was actually fast walking from behind to catch up with me.When he reached me, he was panting, and gasping.“Hi again, how was your call with your daughter?” I said.“Ah it went well, we’re going to again on this day next week—she had to help her kids with their homework.” the man said.He handed back my burner phone.“By the way, your phone doesn’t work…it stopped working out of nowhere— thanks for letting me use it, kid.” the man said.
What should I know that will literally save me from dying?
Never Leave the PathNever Leave the PathNEVER LEAVE THE PATHAccording to Alamy that’s some jungle relatively near my home.There’s a patch of jungle near my home that is shaped like an elongated reverse C. To follow the path from one end to the other is about 5km. It’s about 2 km wide.It’s not as bad as this. That photo looks as if it is taken from inside the jungle canopy looking out towards the edge of the jungle where there is lots of light and space. It becomes impenetrable and hard to get through even with a 3 foot long freshly sharpened machete.Small City Jungles Are SafeAren’t They?The jungle near my home is an old rubber plantation that was then used by the Malaysian special forces for jungle training in the 60’s. After that It’s been left to its own devices. There are LOTS of paths going through it and many people take their kids on a short hike through it.From the top of Princess Peak you can look down onto the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur and a major motorwayIn fact you can even see the top of the condo that I live in by one of the power pylons on the hill to the left.My friend wandered in here for an hour long walk at lunchtime one Saturday. She’s a super smart and inspiring woman with lots of experience. We’re hopefully going to be organising a talk that starts with T and ends with X soon. That weekend she made a small mistake or maybe a couple.She took a wrong path and when that petered out she tried to find her way back to the path through the jungle.Visual OverloadOne of the things about being in the jungle is that there is so much to see. Your mind cannot process the leaves, the branches, the trees, the dead leaves, the roots and old tree stumps and fallen branches. There is so much of it that the brain’s visual processing gives up.What it can do is to help you find a path through something. It cannot and does not help you to find you go back the way you came. It is overloaded.So Easy to Get LostI got lost today on a path in Bukit Kiara, a few miles from here. I looked at it and couldn’t recognised anything. So I got Gaia GPS out and found my location. I have run there 2–3 times a week for a decade.(Note for all the chauvinist men out there who think that some people lack direction sense: I’ve happily driven from Cherbourg in Northern France to the Pyrenees on non-motorways simply by using towns names and no map/GPS. Jungle navigation is hard!)My friend, after struggling for a couple of hours had the presence of mind to use her last 1% charge to post “I’m lost” on the forest community group’s FB page. The phone died before she could say where though….Then it started to get dark.Imagine if you will the feeling of having no food or light or shelter. You have a bit of water. It’s starting to get dark and you are lost in the jungle. You cannot get out. You’ve tried and failed. If it was possible in day time it’s not possible now.Alone at Night in the Jungle.Lost and HelplessAll you can do is sit down on a tree trunk and cry.I don’t think that there is any need to mention all the bugs and spiders, leeches and creepy crawlies that came looking for an evening meal at my friend’s expense. I don’t even think that I should mention the bats that zoom between the trees coming so close to your face that your adrenalin spikes.What I will mention are the strange noises. The branches cracking. The snugglings and grunting noises. There aren't any tigers in this forest. It’s safe and close to the city centre. In daylight. There are no tigers. At night….Hiker who went missing on Appalachian trail survived 26 days before dying. I remembered this story as I wrote. Not in Malaysia but in the US. Search teams came within 100m of here 3 times before she died!!!!!Another friend in Malaysia got off trail when suffering from heat exhaustion. he fell off a cliff and lapsed into a coma. He died several days before they found his body.The Next MorningIn the morning my friend started shouting again and was quickly found by some hikers. She was less than 50 yards from one of the major trails.So always stay on the path.Top Tips for Leaving the PathIf you have to leave the path this is what you should doHave a buddy with youUse parangs or machete to clear a path. Over clear it if anything so that it is very obviousBlaze trees. Blaze in the direction you are going. then turn round and blaze in the direction you have come from. The whiteness of the blaze catches the eye and helps with root finding.Take tape. I have orange tape. I wrap it round a tree every 5 metres or soHave the phone fully charged and using something like Gaia GPS to track your route.Leave a note in your car and text start location to significant other or friend who will start the search for you.Assume that you will travel about 500m an hour or less if you are off trail. 50m/hour if going through bamboo.Honestly though - stay on the path
Which is the best Android app development service in India?
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How can I make android app?
I’ll tell you how I created my first android app which eventually reached over 150,000 downloads. I didn’t even code it.First, may I ask what your strength is? Would you consider yourself to be good at? Is it marketing? design? development? or are you good at the business aspect?If you are a developer, then great, you can get started on it with by taking courses, or doing tutorials and basically teach yourself. If your strengths are elsewhere, like design, or the other that I mentioned, you can hire a developer instead because they have the expertise which can possibly take you longer to reach if you were to learn it yourself.There are lot of comments here telling you that you need to learn a few things here and there and pointing you to tutorials, so I’ll tell you how I did it instead since I am not a developer. I am a product designer, so I utilize my strength to the fullest potential.First, you need an idea. The idea doesn’t have to be a million dollar idea. Ideas are not so much important. Execution of it is 10 times more important. The app does need to do something useful so that people will use it. You can validate your idea by asking people online or look at similar apps that exist and do something similar.My first app was a weather app that put weather effects on top of your android wallpaper. All the weather apps out there gave you a weather background. Mine allows you to have the effects directly on top of your wallpaper. This was the selling point.Your design and execution needs to be solid. A lot of developers can code and that is great, but because they are lacking the foundation in design, a lot of their apps turn out to be just average. If you want to succeed, your product must be well designed so that it has a solid user experience.You need to either learn to develop it yourself or get someone to do it - I hired a developer from upwork to do the programming so I could focus on the design.It’s important to make sure that your app is well documented so you can communicate all the details and all the screens and how they work together. If you can prototype it, you’ll get a good idea of how the app works without spending the money. This is key. Having a well documented app also prevents developers from running into scenarios that you haven’t thought of, and also saves you from wasting money when they spend time doing the wrong thing.Test and and iterate - Once you have a good MVP, show it to a couple of people. Run a beta test and figure out what works and what doesn’t, but improve from what you learn.I thought that launching my beta was the end, but actually it was just the beginning. When I launched the beta, people ran into problems! I had to immediately fix them asap so I wouldn’t lose prospective users. Usually the launch is the busiest because you’ll discover many many things that you need to improve.prepare for launch - Once your app is solid and you have something you feel confident about, launch it and just repeat. design, build, test, iterateBut also remember this. stay motivated and try your very best to get something out there, even if it fails. You will learn far more from failing than not even trying. A couple of years ago, I was really motivated to get my first app out there and tried talking to a bunch of people to see if they would help me. A lot of them doubted me and skeptically asked how I would make money. Others didn’t want to help because they didn’t think it was going to work, so never even bothered trying. Don’t let these people stop you, because they have never done anything themselves. If you go out there and fail, you would’ve done a lot more than the average person already. Keep that in mind.My very first app isn’t exactly a success, but it’s not a failure either. I’m making about $300 a month and have been doing so for the last 4 years. It’s still going, and if it is still going, there’s a chance it may still succeed.Here it is. my very first app. 4 years strong and still going. Good luckWeather - Weatherback and lock screen - Android Apps on Google Play
What are the best one-minute life hacks?
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What can I learn in one minute that will be useful for the rest of my life?
In one of my job interviews this year, I was asked, “How much do you think the chewing gum market is worth in the United States?”If you haven’t encountered a question like that before, it might sound like a crazy thing for an interviewer to ask. For one thing, I knew absolutely nothing about the chewing gum industry. For another, if I ever actually needed that information, the smartest response would probably be to pull out my phone and Google it.But the purpose of doing estimations like that isn’t to figure out the right answer - it’s to practice structuring your thinking in a logical way. You can learn the gist of how to do it in a minute, and you can use this kind of logic for the rest of your life.Estimations like these are often referred to as Fermi problems, or back-of-the-envelope calculations. To solve one, you’re supposed to figure out a way to break the main question into a series of smaller components that can more comfortably estimate. Then, you put them back together to arrive at an approximation of the final answer. The trick is to ask small questions to reach a bigger solution.For example, this was how I estimated the size of U.S. chewing gum market:I knew that there are about 320 million people in the U.S.I knew that the average lifespan in the U.S. is about 80 years. We’ll assume that age is evenly distributed among the population (not actually true, but close enough for our purposes.)Teenagers and adults - say, between the ages of 10 and 50, so about half the population - are the demographics most likely to chew gum. Let’s guess that about 75% of them are gum-chewers.Small children under the age of 10, and older adults over the age of 50, are the demographics least likely to chew gum. Let’s guess that 25% of them are gum-chewers.If we do the math, that gives us a total of about 160 million gum-chewers in the U.S.On average, each of those people probably chew at least 1 stick of gum every week.Most of the packs of gum I’ve seen contain about 15 sticks of gum.There are 52 weeks in a year. If we round up a little, that means the average gum-chewer buys about 4 packs of gum every year.I’d guess that an average pack of gum costs about $5. That means that 4 packs would cost $20.That gives us about $20 per person * 160 million people = $3.2 billion spent on gum every year.I had no idea if that was right or not - for all I knew, some of my assumptions were completely ridiculous. But maybe some of my wrong assumptions canceled each other out. I Googled the question afterwards, and I found that the U.S. chewing gum market was worth $3.9 billion in 2015, which means I at least got to an accurate order of magnitude. And best of all, I got the job!If you want to try doing one yourself, here are a couple of fun ones:How many gas stations are there in your country?How many hair are on your head?How many airplanes are there in the world?How many customers visit your favorite restaurant every year?How many Quora answers have you read in your lifetime?
What are great ways to promote an iOS app?
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