• Getting past blocked sites?

    So I was issued a school laptop over the summer and since I don't have a personal one , I got into the habit of using it for social medias, downloading games from steam, etc. In the past years of having a school issued laptop I already know that these sites are blocked on school wifi but it USED to be that once... show more
    So I was issued a school laptop over the summer and since I don't have a personal one , I got into the habit of using it for social medias, downloading games from steam, etc. In the past years of having a school issued laptop I already know that these sites are blocked on school wifi but it USED to be that once I got home I could access them. Now school is back in session and the sites continue to be blocked once I get back onto my home wifi and my YouTube account was put on restricted mode. I don't understand because over the summer and in past years I could go on whatever I wanted at home. I know my parents didn't set up a block on our wifi because they know I'm not doing anything bad on the internet (and I'm pretty sure they don't even know how). I'm not trying to access illegal sites, just sites like twitter, tumblr, Hulu, steam, etc. I already tried getting a VPN but the download sites are blocked. I'm getting a personal laptop in a few months for college but I would like to, you know, enjoy the internet between now and then. Also tried to https:// method, the google cache method and the google translate method to no avail
    32 answers · Computer Networking · 4 days ago
  • My mom is paying way too much on her car insurance. ($292/mo living in NY)?

    My mom has been with Geico for the past 9 months and she's been paying $292/mo for her used 2001 Hyundai Elentra. On her account it says her vehicle total 6 Month Premium is $1,747.20 and the car has no comprehensive or collision coverage. She's been driving for about a year and a half now with only 1-2... show more
    My mom has been with Geico for the past 9 months and she's been paying $292/mo for her used 2001 Hyundai Elentra. On her account it says her vehicle total 6 Month Premium is $1,747.20 and the car has no comprehensive or collision coverage. She's been driving for about a year and a half now with only 1-2 tickets while driving. I don't know a thing about car insurance so I came here seeking help. Should she look else where for cheaper insurance or find ways to lower her current insurance? What should she do? We live in NY btw.
    16 answers · Insurance & Registration · 20 hours ago
  • Is the Earth FLAT like a MAP or ROUND like a globe??

    Best answer: Round> FLAT Earth Disproved: The Moon: Aristotle noticed that during lunar eclipses (when the Earth's orbit places it directly between the Sun and the Moon, creating a shadow in the process), the shadow on the Moon's surface is round. This shadow is the Earth's, and it's a great clue on the... show more
    Best answer: Round>
    FLAT Earth Disproved:
    The Moon:
    Aristotle noticed that during lunar eclipses (when the Earth's orbit places it directly between the Sun and the Moon, creating a shadow in the process), the shadow on the Moon's surface is round. This shadow is the Earth's, and it's a great clue on the spherical shape of the Earth.
    Ships and the Horizon
    If you've been next to a port lately, or just strolled down a beach and stared off vacantly into the horizon, you might have, perhaps, noticed a very interesting phenomenon: approaching ships do not just “appear” out of the horizon (like they should have if the world was flat), but rather emerge from beneath the sea.
    But – you say – ships do not submerge and rise up again as they approach our view (except in “Pirates of the Caribbean”, but we are hereby assuming that was a fictitious movie). The reason ships appear as if they “emerge from the waves” is because the world is not flat: it's round.
    Varying Star Constellations
    This observation was originally made by Aristotle (384-322 BCE), who declared the Earth was round judging from the different constellations one sees while moving away from the equator.
    Shadows and Sticks
    If you stick a stick in the (sticky) ground, it will produce a shadow. The shadow moves as time passes (which is the principle for ancient Shadow Clocks). If the world had been flat, then two sticks in different locations would produce the same shadow:
    Seeing Farther from Higher
    Standing in a flat plateau, you look ahead of you towards the horizon. You strain your eyes, then take out your favorite binoculars and stare through them, as far as your eyes (with the help of the binocular lenses) can see.
    Then, you climb up the closest tree – the higher the better, just be careful not to drop those binoculars and break their lenses. You then look again, strain your eyes, stare through the binoculars out to the horizon.
    The higher up you are the farther you will see. Usually, we tend to relate this to Earthly obstacles, like the fact we have houses or other trees obstructing our vision on the ground, and climbing upwards we have a clear view, but that's not the true reason. Even if you would have a completely clear plateau with no obstacles between you and the horizon, you would see much farther from greater height than you would on the ground

    Ride a Plane
    If you've ever taken a trip out of the country, specifically long-destination trips, you could notice two interesting facts about planes and the Earth:
    1. Planes can travel in a relatively straight line a very long time and not fall off any edges. They can also circle the Earth without stopping.
    2. If you look out the window on a trans-Atlantic flight, you can, most of the times, see the curvature of the earth in the horizon. The best view of the curvature used to be on the Concorde, but that plane's long gone. I can't wait seeing the pictures from the new plane by “Virgin Galactic” – the horizon should look absolutely curved, as it actually is from a distance.
    Look at Other Planets
    The Earth is different from other planets, that much is true. After all, we have life, and we haven't found any other planets with life (yet). However, there are certain characteristics all planets have, and it will be quite logical to assume that if all planets behave a certain way, or show certain characteristics – specifically if those planets are in different places or were created under different circumstances – our planet is the same.

    The Existence of Timezones
    The time in New York, at the moment these words are written, is 12:00pm. The sun is in the middle of the sky (though it's hard to see with the current cloud coverage). In Beijing, it's 12:00am, midnight, and the sun is nowhere to be found. In Adelaide, Australia, it is 1:30am. More than 13 hours ahead. There, the sunset is long gone – so much so, that it's soon going to rise up again in the beginning of a new da

    Images from Space
    In the past 60 years of space exploration, we've launched satellites, probes, and people to space. Some of them got back, some of them still float through the solar system (and almost beyond it) and transmit amazing images over to our receivers on Earth. And in all of the photos, the Earth is (wait for it) spherical.
    15 answers · Geography · 2 days ago
  • Are Leo women prettier than Libra women?

    Leo women: Madonna, Halle Berry, Demi Lovato, Sandra Bullock, Whitney Houston Libra women: Lena Nicole, Cyrstal Bernard, Tanya Roberts, Felicity Jones, Britt Ekland, Camilla Belle Question for guys: Do you prefer Leo or Libra women? Why?
    Leo women: Madonna, Halle Berry, Demi Lovato, Sandra Bullock, Whitney Houston Libra women: Lena Nicole, Cyrstal Bernard, Tanya Roberts, Felicity Jones, Britt Ekland, Camilla Belle Question for guys: Do you prefer Leo or Libra women? Why?
    36 answers · Horoscopes · 3 days ago
  • Would you marry a poor man?

    257 answers · Newborn & Baby · 2 days ago
  • Do you like animals?

    101 answers · Newborn & Baby · 1 day ago
  • Agree or disagree: Friends come and go?

    174 answers · Friends · 2 days ago
  • Which flower name do you think is the prettiest?

    Rose, Ivy or Lily?
    Rose, Ivy or Lily?
    133 answers · Baby Names · 2 days ago
  • Why is the Evolution theory taught as fact, but the Creation theory completely left out?

    They are BOTH theories, because no human was there to witness it happen. Why is Evolution so accepted, but Creation shunned...OK, which sounds crazier, an explosion in outer space created a solar system consisting of a sun, an earth, and other planets, on that earth, some chemicals came together and made some... show more
    They are BOTH theories, because no human was there to witness it happen. Why is Evolution so accepted, but Creation shunned...OK, which sounds crazier, an explosion in outer space created a solar system consisting of a sun, an earth, and other planets, on that earth, some chemicals came together and made some creature that turned into a monkey, and then a human...OR, An eternal God that always was and will be in existence created an earth out of overflowing love for the creation he was going to make, and out of his love spoke the earth and the rest of space into existence, and then spoke water, land, sky, and animals into existence, but rather then speaking us into existence, he formed us with his own hands, and loved us (loved YOU) so much he made us in his image, and let us have dominion over the earth.
    60 answers · Biology · 1 day ago
  • Did you vote for President Trump?

    Did you vote for President Trump?

    I voted for him and support him. He's a great man and I'm tired of trying to have to hide the fact that I am a Trump voter.
    I voted for him and support him. He's a great man and I'm tired of trying to have to hide the fact that I am a Trump voter.
    67 answers · Elections · 2 days ago