How much authority will the authorities have in a few billion years?

Authority is a product of civilization. And we cannot predict what will happen to civilization at such a time scale except in the barest generalities.

However it’s a reasonable bet that by that time, our descendants which will have branched into countless other species would have already colonized other star systems.

Anyone still in the solar system would be well aware of the danger and would have millions of years to prepare. Authority breaks down in natural disasters only if the authority has not prepared or is overwhelmed. So anyone within the solar system would be well prepared and the chance of breakdown of authority and civilzation would be small.

What movies did you think were going to be bad but ended up being really good?

‘La La Land’ (2016)!

The first scene was a bunch of people getting out of their cars in a crowded highway and singing to a tune. People are jumping on other people’s cars, there’s a random band inside the back of a truck (what were they doing inside?), and no longer does anyone care about traffic. Yeah the song was awesome and stuff, but I thought to myself, ‘is this like the Fox television show series, ‘Glee’?’ As my girlfriend and I sat through what felt like an hour of our time, we were gaping and flabbergasted at what we’ve witnessed with our eyes.

I motioned her that it’s not too late to leave, despite me being the one to want to see it. In the next 5 minutes or so, there’s another breaking out into song! I’m not a huge fan of musicals, so I thought this was going to be a LONG night.

However, as the story progressed, it became more and more interesting. The music, that was once annoying, became lovely and somber. It set the mood and the setting for the story. With each step the main characters took, I took with them. This movie took me on an unexpected journey across Los Angeles. By the middle of the movie, I was entranced.

And by the end, I fell in love. I knew once I’ve finished that this movie is going to be remembered for ages to come. This was a revolutionary movie. This was a masterpiece.

Can I get 660+ in the NEET 2018 if I got 397 in the NEET 2017 in the first attempt?

This may sound rude but the reality is

  • I know people who topped neet in first attempt.
  • I know people who cleared neet in first drop.
  • I know people who did it in second drop.
  • And i know people who never did it.

Previous marks does not matter,what matters is the amount of hardwork you put in this year.

And the harsh reality,

If some random guy on quora tells you that you can do it,then that does not gurantee you can do it.

If someone says you can not do it,then it will not stop you to do it.

Everyone can do it before the thought “Can i do it?”

What are the career scopes in commerce?

Commerce is a very promising field, if someone wants to make their career in it.

But,
Will reveal that in our country, just 15% of commerce student are seriously concerned towards career.

Most people either opt that because schools do not permit to choose them science and maths or when someone is being too much crumbled up with studies.

I assume you are in the 15% category.

 So here's list of career opportunities:

Commerce is about figuring out how business works, how to manage a company and personnel, keeping a track of the stock market, keeping tabs on tax schemes and much more.

The top 5 courses at the graduate level are as follows:

  • Bachelor Of Commerce (BCom)
  • Bachelor Of Business Studies (BBS)
  • Bachelor Of Management Studies (BMS)
  • Bachelor Of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor Of Business Management (BBM)

However, the Bachelor of Commerce programme itself offers a plethora of specialisations.

1. Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM)

The Bachelor of Commerce course gives students a general idea of buying and selling of goods, provision of services, productions and property, and much more.

The BCom degree can help establish a career in finance, taxation, operations, etc, depending on the course specification opted for.

There are more than 50 specialisations which can be opted for across colleges  all over India.

Listed here are some of the most widely picked choices which are commonly available as an option in most colleges in the country.

Course Duration: 3 years

Top Institutes: Shri Ram College of Commerce (New Delhi), St Xavier's College (Kolkata), Loyola College (Chennai), Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics (Mumbai), Christ College (Bangalore).

Career Steps: BCom can be a stepping stone for further degrees like Chartered Accountant (CA), Company Secretaryship (CS) and Cost and Work Accountancy (ICWA).

Accounting and Finance

Specialising in accounting and finance trains students who are looking to pursue a career in banks, insurance companies and industries.

The University of Mumbai has also created a separate course in accounting and finance for those students who are focused on getting into the fields.

Some of the subjects studied here include financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, taxation, business law, economics, business communications, etc.

Economics

For an overall view of the subject, some students opt for a major in economics. This may not train students for a particular career path but it provides an overall view of the commerce stream and students can choose to follow a career path or pursue further studies on completion of the course.

Auditing

For those who want to find a career as a Certified Public Accountant, Finance Manager or Chief Financial Officer, majoring in the field of Auditing is a good idea.

Subjects studied under this specialisation are advanced financial accountancy, auditing, financial markets, corporate financial policy, financial service, etc.

Taxation

Subjects studied under the specialisation of taxation include financial accounting, economics, business mathematics and statistics, direct and indirect taxation, public finance and taxation, and more.

This course prepares students a career as a business tax consultant or a property tax consultant. Other job roles include Manager of Accounts and Direct Taxation, Manager of Employment Taxation, Manager of Corporate Taxation and others.

Advanced Accountancy

Advanced accountancy prepares a student for work in the areas of accounting operations, patterns, merger of public holding companies, foreign currency operations, etc. It also helps provide an understanding in advanced financial accounting issues such as lease contracts, pension funds, end of service severance payments, etc.

After completing this course, it is possible to have a career as a public accountant or a financial consultant.

Banking and Insurance

Majoring in banking and insurance will enable a student to be well equipped to follow a career in one of these two growing fields.

The University of Mumbai introduced it as a special course to train students so as to provide the banking and insurance sectors with competent people for their workforce.

The course subjects include life insurance, legal framework, non-life insurance, etc.

Marketing Management

Specialising in marketing management can provide multiple job opportunities starting from Marketing Executive up to Marketing Manager. It is also possible to start a consultancy firm that advises corporate companies on marketing strategies.

The subjects covered are a range that includes communication, financial accounting, business regulatory framework, consumer behaviour, sales management and more.

2. Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS):

The Bachelor of Management Studies degree was started to give students a hands-on experience so they can connect theories learnt during classroom sessions with its application in real-life situations in organisations.

It has a more practical outlook as compared to other courses.

The course was started by University of Mumbai for Mumbai-specific colleges.

Some of the subjects studied in this discipline include business mathematics, managerial economics, business ethics and corporate social responsibility, human resource management, etc.

Course Duration: 3 years

Top Institutes: St Xaviers College (Mumbai), SNDT Women's University (Mumbai), HR College (Mumbai), SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Mumbai), Sydenham College (Mumbai)

Career Steps: Completion of the BMS degree offers careers in human resource management, sales and marketing, finance, research and development, etc.

3. Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS):

The Bachelor of Business Studies provides students with a broad knowledge of business combined with specialist knowledge of a particular area of business, the choice of which is at the discretion of the student.

The course focuses on developing the ability to think critically and analytically.

It also teaches students to relate classroom ideas to practical business situations which they will face while working in the industry.

Most of the subjects covered in the course are from the fields of accounting and economics so having a prior background in these fields is helpful.

The course was introduced by the University of Delhi to give students a competitive edge in the business world.

Course Duration: 3 years

Top Institutes: Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College (New Delhi), Jamia Milia Islamia University (New Delhi), Keshav Mahavidyalaya (New Delhi), Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (New Delhi)

Career Steps: Graduates from this course can take up careers in the fields of finance, marketing and human resource management.

4. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

The BBA program usually includes general business courses and advanced courses for specific concentrations.

Some of the specialisations offered under the program are air travel management, finance and accounting, marketing and sales, hotel and tourism management, banking and insurance, information technology and international business.

Specific Eligibility: Undergraduate Aptitude Test

Course Duration: 3 years

Top Institutes: Christ College (Bangalore), Shri Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics (Mumbai), Madras Christian College (Madras), MS Ramaiah College of Law (Bangalore), SRM University (Chennai)

Career Steps: Students can follow up a BBA degree with a postgraduation in Master of Business Administration (MBA). Other career options depend on the specialising subjects.

5. Bachelor of Business Management (BBM)

Bachelor of Business Management is a programme that is aimed at providing knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of business.

The most commonly picked specification under this programme is the international business stream.

Some of the subjects in this course are economics, marketing, agriculture business, business laws and ethics, project management, etc.

Course Duration: 3 years

Top Institutes: Ness Wadia College of Commerce (Pune), Institute of Business Management and Technology (Bangalore), New College (Chennai)

Career Steps: This course can open up career options in the products and services sector in terms of job opportunities as well as entrepreneurship.

More specialisations in BCom:

  • Accountancy & Statistics
  • Banking & Business Economics
  • Banking Law and Practice
  • Business Economics
  • Business Enterprenurship
  • Business Environment
  • Business Finance
  • Business Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Corporate Affairs and Administration
  • Corporate Secretaryship
  • Cost Accounting
  • Direct and Indirect Taxation Cost and Management Accounting
  • E-Commerce
  • Environmental and Organisational Behaviour
  • Finance
  • Financial & Investment Analysis
  • Home Science
  • Human Resources Development
  • Indian Financial System and Financial Market Operations
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Income Tax
  • Office Management
  • Tax Procedure

While a BCom degree is seen as having little to no value in today's industry, it provides a base for a CA or MBA course.

BCom is a course which is available in most colleges across the country but the specialisations may vary from institute to institute.

Startup is the trend in today's scenario, so definitely skilled and professionals from commerce are prime requisite.

Keep in mind that you opt for the courses in ONLY REPUTED COLLEGES listed.

Otherwise, it's equivalent to day dreaming for 3 years of your graduation.

Happy growing , happy commercing :p
Take care.

In the first session with my therapist, she sighed and seemed bored when I tried to explain something. Is she a bad match for me?

If you can stand one more session with her, ask her, directly, this very question.

And, if you truly cannot settle into being with her, then tell her, directly, why you are choosing this option.

That is your complete right and I would not change it in any way.

If she did have this reaction, (and it’s truly helpful that you copped to others having a similar reaction), it could be you’re on the right track to finding a solution to what has been bothering you.

If perseverance is the path, then persist and take action on your own behalf.

You may have uncovered something very important in the first session.

Do immigrants in the UK ever eat a full English breakfast? Are they less inclined to do so now because of Brexit?

Well first and foremost, immigrants to the UK are not all alike, so this isn’t going to be a yes or no answer. But you knew that when you asked the question.

I can only speak for the immigrants I know. Firstly my parents, who came off the boat in the late 50s. They were very big fans of the full English, although they saw it as an inferior version of their own traditional breakfast.

Why stop at black pudding when you could have white pudding too! But making soda bread wasn’t practical for a mother of two holding down multiple jobs at once. So I was deprived of the traditional food of my ancestors, the full Irish.

Growing up my mum must have imagined that I was never fed at school because for my entire school life she fed me a bowl of porridge and a full English with a fired slice every day. I think that’s the reason I grew up to be 11-inches taller than her, although I’m slightly wider too.

Even though she’s in her 80s now, I can barely make it through a visit without her forcing a bacon sandwich on me.

Aside from my immigrant parents, I also have an immigrant wife. Honestly, my family is thick with immigrants, one of my mums immigrant sisters even moved here with a Spanish husband. It’s outrageous. Her other sister did go native though, and married a man from Essex. Her brother didn’t just immigrate to London, he wasn’t satisfied until he emigrated again, this time to Australia.

But I digress. Coming from the colonies, I had expected my wife to immigrate with some pancakes and grits or something. But she took to the full English like a raccoon to a picnic. You see, as much as they bang on about bacon in the USA, the vast majority of them haven’t even seen real bacon because they don’t have passports.

Many foolishly think they understand when they hear us describe bacon to them, deciding it’s “Canadian Bacon”. Which is a bit more like gammon than the super-streaky nonsense Americans microwave before putting on a burger. But nothing like traditional English…er…Danish bacon. Wait, more bloody immigrants! Anyway, I prefer we keep our secret from that lot. If they only knew, they would eat the worlds supply in no time.

I have witnessed a German attempt to create an English breakfast. It was a passable attempt, but often they are too health conscious to really revel in it. No sign of a fried slice, and they seem terrified of toasting bread any darker than light beige. Sure burnt toast is full of carcinogens, but who wants to live a longer life at the cost of a really good breakfast.

I did have an anglophile French friend that could almost certainly have done a better job. But most other French people I’ve known have preferred the espresso and cigarette start to the day. That’s probably not still the case, but it used to be.

Italians I suspect wouldn’t touch a full English with a gondola pole, as they are too busy laughing at us for ordering Cappuccino after 11:00 am or feeling physically sick at the though of sweetcorn and pineapple on pizza.

Immigrants of some religious backgrounds must forgo the delights of a full English because it’s not kosher of something. So I doubt they have strong feeling about it.

Anyway, I can confirm that many immigrants eat a full English, despite it being inferior fare compared Jonny foreigners epic full Irish. But I’m sure many immigrants are forced to lower their standards in foreign lands.

Also, many avoid the full English, for reasons of religion, health or good old fashioned disgust. What can I say, not everybody aspires to my less-than-athletic figure. I don’t blame them in the least.

Now to the final part of your question, Brexit, and it’s impact on foreign nationals consumption of bacon, eggs, sausage and more. I don’t have really good peer reviewed datas on that aspect of your enquiry. But I’ll go out on a limb and say nobody who might ever have eaten a full English would ever forgo that delight just because of Brexit. Why on earth would they?

I suspect that the whole movement to leave the EU was to stop the cultural-appropriation that we have suffered over the years. Champagne was invented in London, as was Guinness, Scotch eggs and Cornish pasties. A line had to be drawn.

What is the recipe for happiness?

Who does not like the mixed fruit juice, which is the essence of good health & brings great satisfaction by “Quenching the thirst” & at the same time makes one “happy & contented”? When you restrict the quantity of juice, just for quenching the thirst, you will know the exact reason for happiness.

When you know what brings you happiness & contentment in drinking mixed fruit juice, you can reveal the secrets of those ingredients & method of preparing.

1.Self Confidence——-This is the first step to ready yourself to meet any strategies boldly & confidently, to say that “You can do it”. this requires a great control of stray thoughts & concentrate only on the specified subject.

2.Learning—————-Learn the methods of handling & selecting what you want precisely.

3.Knowledge————-Learning paves the way for acquisition of knowledge & knowhow for the specific task.

4.Wisdom——————It is no use, if you have learned & acquired knowledge, if you do not apply your wisdom for practical application & usage.

5.Good Character——Good character, keeps your mind balanced under most demanding situations in life & people will thrust you & respect you. Even characterless people succeed, but for satisfying their ego, self prestige, vanity, show of strength & to meet their selfish needs. Characterless people, once exposed, they will loose the charm of life. Man of good character can maintain his exemplary identity, in the face of reality. Good character is like controlled sugar to sweeten the juice & salt in right proportion to give taste to the juice. In the case of bad character, it is like increasing the sourness & acidity, without sugar & salt.

6.Good Conduct———-Good conduct recognizes you in a society & brings solace & happiness to you, as well as others. You can achieve even the most difficult task in the shortest time by mere strength of character & conduct.

7.Reality———————If a man does not anticipate & account for the surrounding influences in life, he will be far away from “Reality” & cannot guess reasons for failure or success. The reality of a mixed fruit juice, is knowing how much sugar you have to add to give sweetness & how much salt for true taste, whatever may be the other ingredients. However vigilant you may be in following steps 1 to 6 above, the taste of life is depending entirely on “Reality”.

8.Contentment————Man who knows how to limit his desires & plan wisely & execute in “Realistic” conditions of life & be contented with what he gets “Rather than what he wants”, is the happiest man in life.

9.Happiness————— If you have followed all the procedures outlined in steps 1 to 8 & mix all ingredients in right proportion, happiness is rest assured.

10.Get ready to drink the juice— If you have fulfilled all the conditions stipulated above, the happiness is at your doorstep. Please receive the happiness, go, drink & enjoy.

CONCLUSIONS:-

1. Happiness is a state of mind. You are the master of your mind, tame it, bring it in line with the “Reality” of circumstances.

2.If you do not control your desires & wantings in life, discontentment will take over the show of life & robbing you of your happiness & peace of mind.

“With the blessings of Saptha Rishies & Almighty”

What is the best way to protect My Galaxcy S8 in case was lost?

Hi Abdelhai,

Check the details mentioned below which I believe should help you understand Anti Theft security feature in detail.

How to turn on / off Samsung Galaxy S8 Anti-theft security feature

In an event that you lost your phone, anybody who could actually do the master reset to gain access to the device and use it. The reset will, of course, delete all your files and data but they’re not important to other people, aren’t they?

When the anti-theft is enabled, the phone will locked out when master reset is performed thus, preventing others from using it because the phone will be stuck on a black screen that even a thousand reboots and resets can’t do something to unlock it. That being said, this is how you turn this feature on…

  1. If a Google ID has already been set up (ex. Email, Play store, Chrome, etc.) and a Pattern, Pin, Password, Fingerprint or Iris lock has been enabled, anti-theft has been activated automatically.
  2. If a Google ID has not been set up yet, then sign up for an account. After signing into a Google ID, a Pattern, Pin, Password, Facial recognition, Fingerprint or Iris lock will need to be set up to turn on Anti-theft.

The Anti-theft feature won’t work if you perform the Factory reset because you couldn’t do the latter without first unlocking the screen and going to the settings menu.

To turn off the device anti-theft, you will have to sign out of your Google ID on the device and elect to not sign in with a Google ID into any Google services. Once you sign in with a Google ID to any service and setup a Pattern, Pin, Password, Fingerprint or Iris lock, you are automatically turning on anti-theft.

To sign out of your Google ID, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Cloud and accounts.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Tap Google.
  5. Tap on your Google ID email address if multiple accounts are setup. If you have multiple accounts setup, you will need to repeat these steps for each account.
  6. Tap 3 dot icon.
  7. Tap Remove account.
  8. Tap REMOVE ACCOUNT.

How to enable device lock on your Samsung Galaxy S8

In this section, you will learn how to setup a password, PIN and other screen lock types on your phone. It’s very important that you know how to do this since it provides not just immediate security to your phone but also enables the anti-theft feature.

Change Password / PIN

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security.
  3. Tap Screen lock type.
  4. If you currently have a Password or PIN setup, enter it.
  5. Tap Password or PIN.
  6. Choose your password or PIN.
  7. Verify your password or PIN.
  8. Tap OK.

Turn on / off screen lock

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security.
  3. Tap Screen lock type.
  4. Tap one of the following options:SwipePatternPINPasswordNoneFaceFingerprintIrises
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the desired screen lock option.If you’ve signed with your Google ID and have enabled one of these screen locks, then the anti-theft feature will automatically come into play.

How to setup Samsung Galaxy S8 security features

Below are the three scanners you can enjoy with your device, namely; face recognition, fingerprint and iris scanners. The last one, however, is a tutorial on how to secure your folders.

Face recognition

This additional layer of security scans the owner’s face to gain access to your device and its features. You can only save on face scan that the phone may use to recognize the face of the person trying to use it. Head gears and glasses may affect the accuracy of the face scan so be sure to remove those when setting it up.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Face Recognition.
  3. If you have set up a PIN, enter it and tap NEXT.
  4. Choose from the following:
  5. Remove face data
  6. Face unlock (ON/OFF)
  7. Face unlock when screen…(ON/OFF)

Fingerprint scanner

This layer of security has already been with the Galaxy devices for at least three years and while previous devices have issues scanning prints, the Galaxy S8 fortunately does it better. You can setup multiple scans of your fingers for accuracy but make sure there are no obstacles and that your fingers are clean when trying to save fingerprints.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Fingerprint.
  3. If you have set up a PIN, enter it then complete the Fingerprint scan.
  4. Tap TURN ON.
  5. Adjust the following settings:Add fingerprint to add additional scans.Web sign-in [On/Off]Verify Samsung Account [On/Off]Use with Samsung Pay [On/Off]Fingerprint unlock [On/Off]

Iris scanner

An Iris scan provides up to 200x protection over a PIN or password. When setting up the Iris scan, always hold the device 8 inches away, stare at the device screen, not the LED light and remove any screen protectors. Read through the Disclaimer for more details.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Iris Scanner.
  3. If you have set up a PIN, enter it then complete the Iris scan.
  4. Adjust the following settings:My IrisesMask on preview screenWeb sign-in [On/Off]Verify Samsung Account [On/Off]Iris unlock [On/Off]
  5. To read the Disclaimer, tap the 3 dots icon > Disclaimer.

Secure folder

Lock your contents and apps by setting up a Secure folder. Secure folder works with your Samsung Account.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Secure folder.
  3. Setup the Lock type [Pattern, PIN, Password, Fingerprints, Irises].
  4. Once the password has been setup, the Secure Folder is created.
  5. Move in the apps you want to keep in the Folder.

How to SIM unlock your Samsung Galaxy S8

  1. Determine if devices are eligible to be unlocked or you may call your provider about it.
  2. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray, tap the folder then tap Device Unlock.
  3. Tap Continue.
  4. Wait while the device connects to the server.
  5. Choose the desired device unlock type:Permanent UnlockTemporary Unlock( Temporary unlocks must be performed with a mobile data connection. Wi-Fi will not work)
  6. Wait while the device requests the unlock.
  7. If successful, restart the device to apply the settings.Permanent SuccessTemporary Success
  8. If you do not restart the device, you will have a persistent alert in the notification tray.

Source – How to setup your Samsung Galaxy S8 Anti-theft and other security features [Tutorials]

Why don't metal detector users have them incorporated into their shoes instead of waving the detector around?

You are correct in saying they would have two metal detectors instead of one, however you also need to consider the path(s) that the coils would trace over the ground.

For the sake of example, let's assume that a normal shoe is about 4″ wide and that you are going to metal detect a direct path from one end of an American football to the other. Using your metal detecting wing tips you would cover an area of .333' x 300' with each shoe, for a total of 200 sq. ft. using both feet over the length of the field.

On the return trip, you pull out your trusty metal detector. Walking the 300' distance while swinging a 180 degree arc in front of you would result in a sweep width of 7.5' (as measured by me, 5′11″ with normal length arms and a common metal detector) for the entire trip, resulting in a total coverage of 2,250 sq. ft. — over 10 times the area covered by the new and improved Strollamatic metal detector. Someone from the Ministry of Silly Walks might manage to improve on the 200 sq. ft. calculated above, but it would take some hardcore strolling to catch up to the old fashioned way.

If you do decide to try it, PLEASE post a video for our collective enjoyment… 😉

Why is Snape so mean to Harry?

Snape was in love with Lily Potter since he was a boy; they were best friends from childhood and through much of their time at Hogwarts. Eventually, however, Snape began hanging out with the soon-to-be Death Eaters and adopting their beliefs about mudbloods and the superiority of pure-blooded wizards (probably because of his awful experience with his Muggle father). He and Lily grew apart in their later years at Hogwarts because of this. At the same time, Lily began dating Snape's greatest enemy at school, James Potter. James and Sirius Black enjoyed teasing and harassing Snape, partly because he was weird, but also because James had a crush on Lily.

For Snape, Harry is the physical embodiment of Lily and James' love — he reminds Snape that Lily never loved him that way, and that she instead loved his rival. Additionally, Harry looks and acts a lot like James (Snape also says several times that he is "as arrogant as his father").

Finally, I think that Snape is probably also bitter/sad/angry that Lily sacrificed herself for Harry. If it weren't for Harry, Lily could still be alive.