Children are the Future

Today I discovered very disturbing news through my cousins. He pointed me to a tweet by Danya Williams that mentioned:

SHARE please be aware and very cautious of what your child watches on YouTube and KIDS YOUTUBE. There is a thing called “Momo” that’s instructing kids to kill themselves, turn stoves on while everyone is sleep and even threatening to kill the children if they tell their parents.

Danya Williams

This is absolutely disturbing and supremely disgusting. I intentionally did not embed the tweet here as the image grab from the tweet is something I can never get out of my head.

So we started chatting in the group and my cousin mentioned how there’s a huge problem on YouTube and in an article published on Wired UK talks about how a network of pedophiles is hiding in plain sight on YouTube and YouTube/Google is doing nothing to censor this information.

One of my cousins mentioned, “Sometimes I want to move to an island and hunt and gather.” I responded well you can still do that, but we all can’t live on an island, disconnected from each other.

Human beings are social animals, because we love to connect and enjoy each others conversations, some more than others.

But as parents, we need to make a stance and simply control the content and media our children are exposed to. Limit time to 30 minutes max to a select few items that you’ve already monitored and vetted. We also need to spend more time with our children as that is all they’re looking for.

Then he mentioned that he does want to get rid of his Television. To which I claimed well that’s quite honorable but we still have our phones which access those same media. Handing the phones to kids is a bad habit that we all do, simply to have some time to ourselves and we’re all to blame for it.

The biggest reason behind it (handing the iPhones or iPads over to our kids) is because that’s super easy to do.

The one thing that is constant in our lives is the 9-5 mentality. And when we’re home after 5/6/7pm we just want to do nothing because we’re so tired from the usage of our minds.

We simply then put things off for the weekend, and when the weekend comes we’re either driving to someone’s house or going out for groceries or other errands.

We grow up learning about how life is meant to be devised into separate sections. Between work and life and everything else.

I think the television needs a separate room to itself with lock and key.. and not be in the family room, this way we can control when it is being consumed.

Regardless we need to spend more time with our kids and teach them good moral lessons by being those examples.

What do you think should be done? Would love some comments below.

What if we killed the job interview?

An interesting piece on skipping the entire interview process. 100s nay 1000s of people give and take interviews on a daily basis. They’re either interviewing to hire new candidates or candidates hoping to land a new job. The problem with interviews is that it almost always doesn’t surmount to a good understanding of the interviewer. Sometimes it’ll take a few months to really know the candidates likes and dislikes.

There has been countless websites and services created to help with this problem, here’s a few that come to mind.

But maybe there’s another way?! I mean as social media users on several networks we share information, freely and engage with our peers and acquaintances, its quite easy to see who somebody is by just looking at the engagements.

Check out the article over at FastCompany and see what you think.

Source: What if we killed the job interview?

DJI Osmo 4K Video with 3-axis Stabilizer.

DJI Osmo 4K Video with 3-axis Stabilizer.

DJI the popular drone maker which made heads turn with the Phantom, Phantom 2 and then the re-imagined Inspire 1 which lets you record 360º video without the legs of the drone coming in the way (they built it from the ground up) along with a dedicated 4K video camera using a 12mp chip from Sony.

The company has created a device that competes with professional equipment but it’s target is the action camera using GoPros for sports where the camera is used without stabilization.

The gymbal is the magic, but the package that DJI built in the OSMO’s pistol grip with controls easily accessible via your trigger finger and thumb make it a perfect tool to shoot videos on the move.

The OSMO went on sale October 26th 2015 and I got mine a couple days later and I’m loving it and can’t wait to shoot amazing shots and scenery.

The camera can also shoot 1080 @120fps for slow motion and 1080 @60fps for smooth video.

For more detail, check out the article over at NoFilmSchool

Source: DJI Osmo Is a Powerful 4K Camera with an Integrated 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer

GoPro launches compact, single-button Hero4 Session camera with iPhone

GoPro launches compact, single-button Hero4 Session camera with iPhone

This is beautiful!! The brand new Hero4 Session camera by GoPro is just amazing, small, light and super clean! I’d love to get my hands on these babies and replace my GoPro Hero3 Black (but of course these can’t do 4K).

With their super light weight and small form-facture, make them the perfect companion to mount on your head, helmet, chest and close to you so you can focus more on the sport you’re enjoying and less on how much additional weight you’re carrying.

 

You get pretty good usage for how tiny it is, between 1hour 45minutes to 2 hours when using it with the GoPro App or with the wifi off respectively.

Check out more details on the link below.

GoPro on Monday announced a new $400 action camera, the Hero4 Session, a cube-shaped device said to be half as big and 40 percent lighter than other Hero4 models, while still offering many of the same features including wireless connectivity to Apple’s iPhone.

Source: GoPro launches compact, single-button Hero4 Session camera with iPhone