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Category:
Web Development
Created:
03/24/16
Modified:
04/13/16
Words:
6567

yTools is an integrated suite of functions in one plugin providing: targeted page caching; content SEF; smooth scross and animated back-to-top button; extended TOCs with headings, pagination, and repagination; CSS styles in Geshi code syntax highlighting; client page preload for accelerated display; image lightboxes with thumbnails; in-content video players for Youtube; enhanced microdata and metadata for Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.; and minification/prettification of the HTML output. It is designed so all the parts work together seamlessly, and you can use only those features you want in any particular site.

yTools Administration Panels
yTools Administration Panels
More: yTools for Joomla
Category:
Web Development
Created:
03/22/16
Modified:
04/05/16
Words:
2447

yView 2.0 is a lightbox and youTube video plugin with enhanced metadata and performance features, including thumbnail generation, automated image deferred load, and metadata for Google, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, etc.

More: yView 2.0 for Joomla
Category:
Web Development
Created:
02/26/15
Modified:
03/24/16
Words:
384

A number of Youtube viewers are available for Joomla, but all the ones I checked have the same problem. They install the entire Youtube video player and start downloading the video before the page is fully loading, causing a long hang for end users. This small script instead displays a picture of the video and puts a play button over its top. The Youtube player and video itself are not loaded until the user clicks on the link. Here is a demo.

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More: yTube ~ Fast Youtube Player for Joomla
Category:
Guns
Created:
02/05/16
Modified:
02/15/16
Words:
2588

In 1995, firearm homicides were falling dramatically. But in 1999, the direction reversed, and killings started increasing...until about 2005, when they started falling again. Best-fit curve algorithms show the direction could go either way. Is the overall trend down or up? Are there trends in components of overall firearm fatalities that illuminate the answer? What lessons can we learn from the trends for ourselves?

Trend in Firearm Homicides: Up or Down?
Trend in Firearm Homicides: Up or Down?
More: Trends in Causes of Firearm Fatalities
Category:
Guns
Created:
01/30/16
Modified:
03/10/16
Words:
4333

New findings are presented showing that a gun in the home increases risks of residents being shot to death by 3~4 orders of magnitude more than it is likely to stop a crime. Also, during attempts of self defense, 2 out of 3 firearm fatalities are accidental killings of family or friends, rather than of criminal aggressors. Additional data on domestic violence is presented.

Guns are More Dangerous to Owners than to Criminals
Guns are More Dangerous to Owners than to Criminals
More: Guns are More Dangerous to Owners than Criminals
Category:
Guns
Created:
01/30/16
Modified:
02/15/16
Words:
1746

Pro-gun advocates claim that guns do not cause suicide and that therefore gun-control legislation cannot reduce suicide rates, producing suicide statistics from other nations which have reduced or banned guns to prove the claim. Here the scientific data and claims are examined. It finds that an effective way to save American lives is to enable secure delivery of confidential data from health organizations to the firearms-purchase background-check system, although this may not be enough considering the number of guns already in the country.

Suicide and Homicide across States
Suicide and Homicide across States
More: Suicide and Firearms
Category:
Guns
Created:
01/22/16
Modified:
02/07/16
Words:
2209

NRA's Wayne LaPierre blames violent crime for most gun deaths, and demands incarceration of all felons for 5 years as the solution. In fact, with current CDC and FBI data, less than 1 in 15 deaths are caused by crime. Even ignoring that fact, this study finds the NRA solution would at most save 1 in 9 lives, and at worst, would actually increase total fatality, due to a nine-fold increase in suicide likelihood by those with an incarceration history. This study also finds that NRA propaganda to blame firearm fatalities on acts of crime alone has been very effective in distorting the ability of gun supporters to accept the truth.

Firearm Fatality Causes, 2014
Firearm Fatality Causes, 2014
More: Crime Caused only 6% of Firearm Fatalities in 2014
Category:
Guns
Created:
01/10/16
Modified:
02/15/16
Words:
6847

Natural law provides very clear answers on the gun rights versus gun control debate. But natural law, as it is invoked in USA's declaration of independence, requires accepting the existence of God, so natural law cannot be taught in American public schools. As a result, 99.9% of Americans on both 'sides' of the gun debate have opinions of the derived constitution that are very flawed. Here is a primer on natural law, and how it applies to gun liberties.

Natural Rights were the Foundation of the United States
Natural Rights were the Foundation of the United States
More: Natural Rights, Gun Rights, and the Declaration of Independence
Category:
Guns
Created:
12/08/15
Modified:
02/16/16
Words:
9640

This article describes an ideal methodology to end conflict on gun control, reduce taxes, and save lives. It includes a full description of the methodology, cost data, responses to 1300 objections gathered over the span of a year, and analysis of the results.

As one possibility, a tax credit for all taxpayers could return income from a violence tax on guns. When violence costs go down, the violence tax goes down, creating consensus on gun control
As one possibility, a tax credit for all taxpayers could return income from a violence tax on guns. When violence costs go down, the violence tax goes down, creating consensus on gun control
More: A Benthamite Solution to Gun Control