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Why Are We Donating Millions Of Dollars To Plant Trees?

frosted leaves Christmas tree

There are two ways to meta-analyse this article. 🤔 Since at the time of writing, I am only beginning the process of publicising iDonateByShopping.org, we are definitely not raising millions of dollars a year! It's more like hundreds at this stage. So one could view this train of thought as counting one's chickens before they've hatched... but I'd like to frame it as an affirmation... stating the truth in advance! Indeed, the goal with iDonateByShopping.org is nothing short of raising millions of dollars a year, as I can see a huge potential for the service.

But quantity of income aside, there is still an important question here. Another alternative title I had in mind was "Where Would You Donate A Million Dollars A Year?" In other words, where is the best place to donate money if we want to make a positive change in the world?

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How Many Christmas Trees Can We Save Each Year?

Welcome to my Christmas special article!

I simple question arose today, as I am very interested in proliferating trees around the globe — how many Christmas trees do we use each year? I mean to look at the question here in a lighthearted manner as a matter of curiosity — ethical investigations explode in complexity very quickly, so we won't touch that here. And besides, I have a full-proof solution to make up for the loss of trees Christmas induces, but more on that later!

Let's delve into it and recognise that families love their Christmas trees! Money speaks louder than words, and American families dish out over $70 a tree on average. These days ...

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Viewer Question 000 – What Is Your Dream Car? ?

We had our first viewer question ?

Joined by car enthusiast Vikum Welideniya, we both explained what our dream car is, and why we liked that car over all others - as well as some other supercar related tangents.

Apologies for the low resolution, I am having upload issues with my slow internet. And secondly, apologies for the poor audio quality - there was a projector creating a lot of static noise which I had to filter out in editing, resulting in our voices being filtered out at some frequencies.

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Cricket World Cup 2019 ? A South African And Sri Lankan Perspective

This is the channel's first podcast-style interview - Hoorah!
We talk about the Cricket World Cup 2019 in review. How did South Africa do? How did Sri Lanka do? Was it an overall good tournament? We discuss the most memorable moments of the world cup, and share our thoughts on other cricket related tangents.

The backstory to this video --- I originally recorded this in 4K, but the 65GB file was way too big for my internet to upload. After trying to transfer the files via portable hard drive, and trying different wifi sources at our disposal, we still couldn't get a nearly-adequate speed. A week and half after recording and editing, I finally admitted defeat and re-rendered the video in a much less impressive 1280x720. Then! It took my internet from Friday night to Monday morning to upload!
Next time I will need to decrease the resolution even more it would appear, at least for long videos such as these.

This video was an opportunity to test out my recording equipment, especially the audio equipment, which I haven't used before. There was an issue with a projector creating a lot of static noise, which I filtered out in editing, but the result is that our voices do sound a bit off. I will keep experimenting and improving - thank you for your patience and understanding. PS we know the video isn't ????? quality! We are enjoying the novelty of the experience ? And before you can make good content, you first need to jump into the pool at some stage! Hopefully our amateurish nature amuses you and proves comical. I laughed editing the video anyway!

I actually have around 4 more hours of content to release once I get through the editing backlog - so stay tuned for that. Let me know if you have any future video requests!

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Samsung Announces The Galaxy Fold V1.1 Ready For Launch

Samsung has today announced a new release date for the Galaxy fold, and the smartphone will be available for your hands from September this year.

Earlier this year in April, Samsung released a handful of prototype Galaxy Folds to the most notable technology reviewers, such as Unbox Therapy and Marques Brownlee. The phone's innovation and brand-new form factor was widely praised for the excitement that the device brought into the smartphone industry, and even initial skeptics said they're views were swayed by having the device in-hand. The smartphone seemed well-built overall, and the software was well-polished. After a few days of use, the new folding form factor promised real-world utility, not just a novelty factor, in the opinions of the reviewers.

Praises all round... except for two catastrophic issues....

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