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Practice threads / Re: How can I make sure my password is secure?
« on: Yesterday at 07:37:28 PM »
I use a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and a couple of special symbols if they are allowed. I always make the first letter a capital, as some of the mobile typing routine capitalise the first letter in the entry box.

We seem to have a lot of new members joining, and they are all welcome. However, only a few of them seem to be posting. I wonder if they are concerned about their English, and the possibility of being criticised. Posting here isn't the same as posting on the Bitcoin Talk English boards.  On Bitcoin Talk, the use of a badly structured sentence, or the misuse of English words can lead to criticism by senior members. This forum has been created to help you with your posting, and to build posts that will avoid adverse comments.

We can't help you if you don't post anything. So dive in and we'll provide the life jackets and the water wings.

Threads about the Internet / Re: Big and Fat
« on: July 14, 2018, 03:35:43 PM »
It's the sugar in the pancake and the syrup, and the gm products in the syrup that are the problem. I don't think the 5-year old thought of it as a treat, because the father had to be mildly threatening to force him to eat it. The kid was probably more sensible than the father.

English historical notes / Upper case letters
« on: July 14, 2018, 03:31:03 PM »
Why are majuscules ( capital letters ) referred to as "upper case"? The phrase comes from the early days of typesetting, when a page was constructed from individual letters set in a printing frame.  The letters were kept in cases, and the more frequently used minuscule letters were kept in a case or tray that was kept on an easily accessed lower shelf. The less frequently used majuscules were kept in a case on an upper shelf.

Threads about the Internet / Re: Big and Fat
« on: July 14, 2018, 12:12:43 PM »
The youtube video of the song by Shawnna is dreadful

I see that https is flagged as not completely secure, and it states that images may be an exception, but I haven't enabled the loading of images.

I've just forced https for cookies as well, let me know if this causes any problems. I suspect it means you have to use https to access the site.


Can I change my password here?

Yes - there is a change password option in the modify profile panel.

You have to be careful with those videos, they tend to be American, and that is a derived subset of English with a lot of inaccuracies. 'insure' rather than 'ensure' for example.

English historical notes / What is a hamburger?
« on: July 12, 2018, 04:22:02 PM »
Well, we all know what a hamburger is, but how did it get its name. Not surprisingly, it seems to have come from the city of Hamburg in Germany, but its evolution stsrted in Asia. You can read more about it in this article from 'Today I found out' -

The more you read about fruit and vegetables, the more interesting the topic becomes. Leaving aside the issue of pesticides and other pollutantant, I gather that wild vegetables are healthier than cultivated ones. It seems to be the result of wild vegetables having to struggle for their existence, and the cushy life of cultivated plants means the don't gain as many eseential minerals and other beneficial ingredients.  The same applies to wild salmon and other animals.

I've got some dollars sitting in a domain name sales account, and I can withdraw those in Bitcoin. It usually takes two or three days for the coins to arrive, and the exchange rate is pretty good with no fees. It probably takes up to three days because they batch the payments to reduce costs. Obviously I want to get as many coins for my dollars as I can, so I have to guess the short term price movement over the next week or so. Every time I think I'll claim the money, the graphs seem to show that Bitcoin is still in a bear market. I think the price will be substantially higher at the end of the year, but I keep trying to optimise the purchase. I'm coming to the conclusion that I should just claim the coins, and ignore any further drop in the price.

It's a continuing project. I believe that if we are going to avoid the risk of increasing globalisation, soverign nations need to work together to preserve their identities, cultures, and  self-determination. One of the reasons that the Europenam Union was destined to fail is that it does not have a common language, and I believe that there are suggestions that they should adopt English. Which is ironic now that the UK is leaving the bankrupt union. The globalists use English as a common language, and in order to resist them, we need to understand their actions, and be able to communicate amongst ourselves.

I hope that the Fit to Talk English projects can help to improve discussions between crypto-currency users, and that Bitcoin Talk will become the major venue for Technicians and economists to work together to build an independent financial system.

Computer and the Internet / Re: The dangers of 5G communications
« on: July 12, 2018, 08:22:25 AM »
It's the high frequency bandwidth that it will use. There is an article about it here -

The Philippines, Vietnam and their friends / Re: Welcome friends
« on: July 12, 2018, 08:16:44 AM »
It's nice meeting you too ;)
I think we should create a new topic regarding Cryptocurrency issues in our country that will serve as our practice in English Language.

Welcome, and that sounds like a good idea.

Did you use http: or https: ? It does have a security certificate provided by cpanel.

Eavesdropping is not really relevant, as the whole site is in the public domain, and therefore available for anyone to read. The membership is select of course, but anything you post will be indexed by Google and others, and will no doubt be analysed  by various governments. We don't have any secrets here. :)

Phishing shouldn't be a problem, although I don't expect it to happen as there is no advantage to the phishers. If you do have a problem, then you can contact me through Bitcoin Talk. The only reason that phishing could be a problem is if you don't use a unique password. It is unwise to use the same password for access to multiple locations.

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