Does having multiple tabs open affect speed?

Self-tutoring about technology: the tutor adds an observation about download speed related to multiple tabs open.

For my phone, there doesn’t seem to be a consistent relationship between number of tabs open and download speed. With 8 tabs open it sometimes reports even a faster speed than with just one.

One way to observe internet speed is the Shaw Speedtest.

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What is ping?

Self-tutoring about technology: the tutor explores the idea of ping.

Apparently, ping is measured in milliseconds (ms), and is the time a device awaits an answer from another. The lower it is, the better.

I’ve read that ping below 50 is regarded as good, while below 20 is very good.

Source:

www.tomshardware.com

www.epicgames.com

support.speedtest.net

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What is hiit?

Self-tutoring about fitness and health: the tutor explores the idea of hiit (high intensity interval training).

High intensity interval training means alternation between maximum effort and light effort. Of course, the exerciser needs to warm up first. Then, the typical ratio of (maximum effort):(light effort) seems to lie between 1:1 and 1:2. For example, on the exercise bike, after appropriate warm-up time, the athlete might pedal one minute hard, then 1-2 minutes easy, then repeat the cycle, for around 30 minutes, followed by perhaps a five-minute light-effort cool down. Such might constitute a hiit session.

Source:

www.bodybuilding.com

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What is Baal worship?

Self-tutoring about religious history: the tutor examines the premise of Baal worship, which is forbidden by the Old Testament.

A Baal is a local deity that some people of the Middle East, in antiquity, would worship.

By one of the Ten Commandments, Baal worship is forbidden:

You shall have no other gods besides Me. (Exodus 20.3)

Source:

www.jewishencyclopedia.com

wikipedia

biblescripture.net

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Rest calorie burn rate

Self-tutoring about health: the tutor pursues the idea of how many calories a person might burn per minute, at rest.

The rest calorie burn rate is approximately 1.2 per minute for a person of mass 70kg.

Back in my post from August 16, 2017, I reported 80 to 100 Watts as the power needed to stay alive. Taking 90W as the average, it leads to 1.3cal/minute.

When discussing fitness, the calories mentioned are nutritionist calories. In physics, 1 nutritionist’s calorie=1kcal.

Source:

www.convertunits.com

www.cdc.gov

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What do warp, weft and woof mean?

Tutoring English, new vocabulary is always interesting – especially unfamiliar short words. The tutor fields the question, “What are warp, weft, and woof?”

Weaving fabric, there is fundamentally a grid that consists of lengthwise threads and cross threads. The lengthwise threads constitute, together, the warp of a fabric; the weft comprises the cross threads.

Note:

Weft can also be called woof or fill.

Source:

wikipedia

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What is the Torah?

Self-tutoring about religion: the tutor looks at the definition of Torah.

Torah (noun):

1. the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

2. all the books of the Old Testament (from a Christian point of view); likewise, the entire Jewish Bible.

3. the Jewish Bible plus traditional writings that study it.

Source:

www.jewfaq.org

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Sticky dough: possible cause and solution, part II

Self-tutoring about baking: the tutor follows up on the idea of sticky dough.

Back in my post on July 21, I mention dough being to sticky to work: it stuck to my hands so I couldn’t knead it. The same happened again yesterday.

My wife agrees with other sources that the solution is to add more flour, which solved the problem easily. She further observed that the higher temperature in the house during summer might cause the dough to be more active, hence stickier.

The recipe I was using calls for three cups flour – see it here. Now, when making it during hotter conditions (the temp in the house last time was 26°C), I’d be ready with 3 1/2 cups flour, or even more. (Back before I had the problem with sticky dough, the house temperature was 23°C).

With the extra flour added, the scones turned out fine:)

Source:

geobeats

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How to spell tambourine

Tutoring English, spelling is always interesting. The tutor mentions the spelling of the word tambourine.

tambourine (noun):

a hand-held drum with metallic noisemakers attached.

The Brits and the Yanks both spell tambourine this way.

Source:

Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins, 2006.

Mish, Frederick C. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

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Favourite colours

Self-tutoring about colour choices: the tutor inquires about worldwide favourites.

Blue is the most popular colour worldwide.

From country to country, the second-favourite colour varies: typically it’s red or green. Yet, in Hong Kong, it’s purple!

In both the US and China, the second favourite colour is green; in Britain, Australia, and Germany, it’s red. Harder to find is Canada’s second favourite, but the source I’ve perused suggests red.

Yellow sits far back, commonly behind fifth place.

Source:

today.yougov.com

www.calgaryherald.com

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.