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  • #1043903
    quietRIOT
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    pass it on ….

    http://www.freerice.com/index.php

    for every word you get right 20 grains of Rice is donated thrOUGH the UN World FOOD PROGRAM TO HELP END HUNGER

    #1157476
    spark_plug
    Participant

    lol 20 grains, not grams…i think grams would be quite generous…actually would it?
    been on there before, its quite a fun game. gets well hard quick tho if ur too good at it

    #1215089
    spark_plug
    Participant

    lol 20 grains, not grams…i think grams would be quite generous…actually would it?
    been on there before, its quite a fun game. gets well hard quick tho if ur too good at it

    #1157480
    DaftFader
    Participant
    spark_plug wrote:
    lol 20 grains, not grams…i think grams would be quite generous…actually would it?
    been on there before, its quite a fun game. gets well hard quick tho if ur too good at it

    i been on there b4 as well .. and i got to lvl 6 woot :laugh_at: … i was suprised at how many i got right actualy *is proud of him self :weee:

    #1215093
    DaftFader
    Participant
    spark_plug wrote:
    lol 20 grains, not grams…i think grams would be quite generous…actually would it?
    been on there before, its quite a fun game. gets well hard quick tho if ur too good at it

    i been on there b4 as well .. and i got to lvl 6 woot :laugh_at: … i was suprised at how many i got right actualy *is proud of him self :weee:

    #1157471
    quietRIOT
    Participant

    haha yeah well changed it now ..an on a more positive note ! it is good for helping us with words ….:wink:

    #1215083
    quietRIOT
    Participant

    haha yeah well changed it now ..an on a more positive note ! it is good for helping us with words ….:wink:

    #1157477
    spark_plug
    Participant
    DaftFader wrote:
    i been on there b4 as well .. and i got to lvl 6 woot :laugh_at: … i was suprised at how many i got right actualy *is proud of him self :weee:

    lol ive been on level 49 before

    #1215090
    spark_plug
    Participant
    DaftFader wrote:
    i been on there b4 as well .. and i got to lvl 6 woot :laugh_at: … i was suprised at how many i got right actualy *is proud of him self :weee:

    lol ive been on level 49 before

    #1157475
    Playground Politics
    Participant

    ive been on level 57

    #1215087
    Playground Politics
    Participant

    ive been on level 57

    #1157472
    quietRIOT
    Participant

    well why dont ya do it again and get more rice then…
    oh and i got 69… thats the magic number:laugh_at:

    #1215084
    quietRIOT
    Participant

    well why dont ya do it again and get more rice then…
    oh and i got 69… thats the magic number:laugh_at:

    #1157478
    One.badgerinpink
    Participant

    who counts the rice???????:hopeless:

    #1215091
    One.badgerinpink
    Participant

    who counts the rice???????:hopeless:

    #1157468
    General Lighting
    Moderator
    One.badgerinpink wrote:
    who counts the rice???????:hopeless:

    People who grow it ๐Ÿ˜‰ It can be done with a computer linked to a camera, provided the rice is filtered through a small enough and constant size area, and fed in at a constant rate. A British scientist invented this gadget about 25 years ago for this purpose (also to count seeds, grain and other small items). I had the link to his website but have unfortunately lost it.

    The Japanese have improved on this technique, and have worked out how to count the grains from a photo of the rice ears in the field!

    http://sciencelinks.jp/j-east/article/200011/000020001100A0145476.php

    Most countries agriculture ministries and rice producers have however agreed on roughly how many grains there are in your average 25kg sack of rice (it varies depending on the type of rice, if you google for it the figures are quoted in various places).

    The way this site works is they wait until people have got enough rice for a sack, and then the advertisers on the site buy one for the UN (the way its funded is that the advertisers hope you will eventually get bored of difficult words and try to buy an ipod or whatever the ads are, which are pitched at students).

    I think its a particularly good idea especially for people in places like Singapore where everyone wants to learn English but can’t often take part in other forms of activism..

    #1215080
    General Lighting
    Moderator
    One.badgerinpink wrote:
    who counts the rice???????:hopeless:

    People who grow it ๐Ÿ˜‰ It can be done with a computer linked to a camera, provided the rice is filtered through a small enough and constant size area, and fed in at a constant rate. A British scientist invented this gadget about 25 years ago for this purpose (also to count seeds, grain and other small items). I had the link to his website but have unfortunately lost it.

    The Japanese have improved on this technique, and have worked out how to count the grains from a photo of the rice ears in the field!

    http://sciencelinks.jp/j-east/article/200011/000020001100A0145476.php

    Most countries agriculture ministries and rice producers have however agreed on roughly how many grains there are in your average 25kg sack of rice (it varies depending on the type of rice, if you google for it the figures are quoted in various places).

    The way this site works is they wait until people have got enough rice for a sack, and then the advertisers on the site buy one for the UN (the way its funded is that the advertisers hope you will eventually get bored of difficult words and try to buy an ipod or whatever the ads are, which are pitched at students).

    I think its a particularly good idea especially for people in places like Singapore where everyone wants to learn English but can’t often take part in other forms of activism..

    #1157473
    quietRIOT
    Participant

    THIS MAN IS WAY INTELLIGENT …:bounce_fl

    #1215085
    quietRIOT
    Participant

    THIS MAN IS WAY INTELLIGENT …:bounce_fl

    #1157469
    General Lighting
    Moderator
    april wrote:
    THIS MAN IS WAY INTELLIGENT …:bounce_fl

    nah, the scientist who made the original rice/grain counter (and the Japanese who have improved on the technology) are far cleverer.. I just make computers work, and spend my spare time contributing to a website which encourages people to do things that are viewed as morally questionable..

    but what those scientists have done with their technology helps improve the yield of rice and ultimately feeds loads of people…

    #1215081
    General Lighting
    Moderator
    april wrote:
    THIS MAN IS WAY INTELLIGENT …:bounce_fl

    nah, the scientist who made the original rice/grain counter (and the Japanese who have improved on the technology) are far cleverer.. I just make computers work, and spend my spare time contributing to a website which encourages people to do things that are viewed as morally questionable..

    but what those scientists have done with their technology helps improve the yield of rice and ultimately feeds loads of people…

    #1157470
    e_babes
    Participant
    General Lighting wrote:
    I just make computers work, and spend my spare time contributing to a website which encourages people to do things that are viewed as morally questionable

    :sign0021:

    #1215082
    e_babes
    Participant
    General Lighting wrote:
    I just make computers work, and spend my spare time contributing to a website which encourages people to do things that are viewed as morally questionable

    :sign0021:

    #1157474
    luckystar
    Participant

    What a clever idea!
    I got too addicted to that game :crazy_diz I got to Level 32, not bad for a first try I guess ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1215086
    luckystar
    Participant

    What a clever idea!
    I got too addicted to that game :crazy_diz I got to Level 32, not bad for a first try I guess ๐Ÿ™‚

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