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  • does pH levels for fruits/veges/herbs change depending on where you live?

    eg.

    Recommended pH levels for Blackberry in Australia is from 5.25-6.0 but in USDA zone 6-8 (no idea where that is) blackberry pH should be 6.5

    and the following website

    http://homeguides.sfgate.com/soil-ph-blackberry-pl...

    is saying:

    "Blackberries, like most fruits and vegetables, prefer neutral or mildly acidic soil, with an ideal pH range between 5.5 and 7.0."

    So whos right???

    Mr Confused

    4 AnswersGarden & Landscape7 years ago
  • If I throw mycorrhizae at my plants roots then many months/years later pull the plant out, does the mycorrhizae stay in the soil.?

    Addition related questions:

    1) How would go about keeping mycorrhizae in my soil without having to re-buy mycorrhizae every time I want to plant a new plant.

    2) If I throw mycorrhizae at the roots of a plant that is placed in the garden bed, does mycorrhizae spread throughout the garden bed benefiting the other places or does it just attach itself to one plant.

    4 AnswersGarden & Landscape7 years ago
  • A usb adaptor that connects to another usb adaptor wirelessly?

    Hello,

    I have a kinect sensor for my laptop but I like to move my laptop around to different places in the house. Is there a special female usb adaptor that can wirelessly transmit kinect sensor data to a male usb adaptor that inserts into the laptop.

    Any one know of such thing?

    1 AnswerOther - Electronics8 years ago
  • I got a business idea and I want to know how I can make it happen when I have very little cashflow?

    Hello,

    I have a few questions for all the experienced and successful entrepreneurs out there.

    I have a part time job (only one job) and I have this goal of bringing this business idea alive through the use of other peoples time and skills and also other peoples money. I have small cashflow (through my job) and I am 30. I have no mortgage, no bank loan and no credit card.

    I have some questions:

    1) Is it true that I would need some capital first before I approach the bank?

    I have only $2000 to my name. Not much I know.

    2) Would working more hours or more jobs make me a better risk while trying to get my business idea off the ground.

    3) When should I consider hiring staff to make this goal happen?

    Should I focus on making this year my acquiring income year and then next year my "working on my goal" year?. I need a plan.

    Any other tips would be awesome.

    Ben

    Corporations9 years ago
  • can I claim on phone bills and computer power usage? (Australia)?

    Hello,

    Can I claim on phone bills and computer power usage?

    I have a computer which is used alot, and the phone is fairly used.

    How can I get claim on that?

    Do I need to be a business or self employed or can anyone claim on phone bills just by keeping their phone bills?

    5 AnswersAustralia9 years ago
  • can I claim on education expenses that unrelated to my job as an employee (australia)?

    Hello,

    I am trying to change careeer and in the process have bought some online training materials

    which costed a fair bit.

    I would like to know whether I can claim on that.

    I am not a business nor self-employed. Just an employee.

    1 AnswerAustralia9 years ago
  • can I claim on petrol? (australia)?

    Hello

    I read that I could claim on petrol for work-related expenses. Is that for everyone?

    I don't operate a business nor am I self-employed.

    I do however go to work as an employee and do fill up my car with petrol.

    Does that mean I can claim on car expenses such as fuel costs and car repairs?

    Ben

    1 AnswerAustralia9 years ago
  • Why strive for excellence?

    Hello,

    As you probably assume already, that maybe I haven't strived for excellence. Your right I haven't.

    I dont wake up and think 'I must strive harder for excellence'. I wake up and just live. But what is living about? The world already provides me the basic resources I need to live so why do I need more?. I dont get what I wish for, I get only things that are within reach and affordable. Like everyone else. What more do I need? Is this wrong? Should I not be like an average person??

    Dont get me wrong, I do want to strive harder and I realise that maybe I do have a problem and that I need to condition myself to strive harder, but why condition myself when I dont know why I should strive harder?

    I hear that since you live once, you should make the most of it. Does that mean stressing myself out cos I know that happens to alot of those who strive for excellence,

    Maybe If I knew why I had to strive for excellence then I would have a good enough reason to strive for excellence. I dont have kids and even then If I did have some, I dont know if that would make me strive for excellence.

    I know the rich people hire the poor people and that if the rich people (your boss) could pay you $0.50c per hour legally then he or she would pay you as low as they can. Dont believe me,look into India Call Centres and China employees. It seems that as the rich strive for excellence, they in return gain power to control their life and most of everything around them, which makes employees and the average person powerless. The rich people keep taking from the poor people. Its kinda like we are all being ripped off, stripped of our money. But if I was a rich person, targetting the poor will make sense.

    Rich people have the power. This makes the average person powerless.

    Is that why some strive for excellence? To have or gain power?? But gaining power means your making ordinary people powerless. Is that the meaning of life. To strive for excellence to have the power to run your life so that others are powerless?

    In the end, if your part of a company and your company sells a product, the customer is getting ripped off (markups). Is that what I want? Achieve to rip people off so that I can get ahead. You know the cost to make something and sell something does not equal the ticketed price.

    I know have been a lil offtopic but I think that excellence and power are all related somehow.

    Look forward to your guys responses. Thanks

    Ben

    6 AnswersOther - Society & Culture9 years ago
  • Hobby RC Servo vs Industrial Motors?

    I am going to build a robotic arm and

    Ive come across a servo http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewit...

    which has very high torque and can change 60 Degrees within 0.13 seconds.

    Obviously it has gears in it but these gears are apparently titanium so quality ones.

    I recently spoke to a well known industrial motors company and the guy found me a motor with equivalent specs, brushed motor version which would cost me about 7 times the amount of the Hobby Servo and was about 4 * the weight. I was not impressed.

    I am also aware that with some modification these potentiometers inside the RC servos can be replaced with high precised 12-bit Magnetic Encoders.

    He mentioned that the torque on the Hobby RC Servo would likely be the peak torque and not the continuous torque??

    Can someone tell me is this true?

    What else is different between these and industrial motors besides the price and the weight.

    The Joint would only go 180 Degrees so RC Hobby Servos seems like ideal. Maybe.

    Please resond. Many thanks,

    Ben

    2 AnswersHobbies & Crafts10 years ago
  • Hobby RC Servo vs Industrial Motors?

    Hello,

    I am going to build a robotic arm and

    Ive come across a servo http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewit...

    which has very high torque and can change 60 Degrees within 0.13 seconds.

    Obviously it has gears in it but these gears are apparently titanium so quality ones.

    I recently spoke to a well known industrial motors company and the guy found me a motor with equivalent specs, brushed motor version which would cost me about 7 times the amount of the Hobby Servo and was about 4 * the weight. I was not impressed.

    I am also aware that with some modification these potentiometers inside the RC servos can be replaced with high precised 12-bit Magnetic Encoders.

    He mentioned that the torque on the Hobby RC Servo would likely be the peak torque and not the continuous torque??

    Can someone tell me is this true?

    What else is different between these and industrial motors besides the price and the weight.

    The Joint would only go 180 Degrees so RC Hobby Servos seems like ideal. Maybe.

    Please resond. Many thanks,

    Ben

    3 AnswersEngineering10 years ago
  • Digital Servo vs Analog Servo?

    Hi there

    Do digital servos have a potentiometer?

    I believe they don't have a potentiometer because the potentiometer is an analog device.

    So If I were to pull apart a Digital Servo, I wont find a potentiometer.

    Am I right?

    Reason why I ask is because I am looking at putting supermodified boards

    http://www.01mech.com/supermodified

    inside the Digital Servo.

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewIt...

    Thanks,

    Ben

    1 AnswerEngineering10 years ago
  • What is so special about the Java programming language?

    I would like to know what is so special about Java?

    From what Ive seen of Java, it has an ugly looking GUI.

    I code in Delphi and have previously coded using C.

    Why are companies looking for Java developers?

    What sets it apart from every other language?

    What can it do that other languages obviously cant?

    Thanks

    Ben

    3 AnswersProgramming & Design10 years ago