How I made a £12 donation to International Rescue Committee
preptorrent · Saturday, 31 December, 2022 - 23:52 edit · 11 minutes
In time for New Year 2023, I made a £12 donation to International Rescue committee via Paypal, so Happy New Year! I show how I did it and it may help others learn how I did it, if they are already considering donating too. I understand IRC also send money to other places (Afghanistan, Yemen and so on). Happy New Year to those it helped! Another charity (predominantly suited for USA donations including charity via Afghanistan, Yemen) is linked below but $10 is the minimum (£8.41 at time of writing):
IRC help rescue.org https://help.rescue.org/donate
IRC help rescue-uk.org https://help.rescue-uk.org
Quick Notice: For the other money donation to Gnome Foundation, see this other link.
You might want to donate also, having been inspired to read my article (A guide to radio communications technologies for Linux computing for Urdu) on how HAM Radio can help the floods and also Afghanistan with a RaspberryPi for SDR (Software Defined Radio, such as by using Linux LimeSuite software) using a RTL2832U dongle and various open-source software like Soapy-Remote-Server, and when plugging in (the USB ports of a Raspberry Pi3b+ using GuvcView software and "cheese") a webcam (costing btween £1 and $5 USD), with a built-in microphone like a Playstation2-Eyetoy but a better (usb-converted) microphone can help too. You can get to the Ukraine donation webpage I used by this link, although, first of all, I should say I logged into Paypal.
The Paypal screenshot arrows show what I clicked in chronological order.
1: (Once logged into paypal) Clicked the One-Time Donaation option
2: Entered £12 as "other" amount (minimum usually being $10 or similar in UK), like 12 months in a year, 12 hours or a zodiac or unit circle of 10 degrees when tripled.
3: Clicked payment information, checking paypal was still logged-in.
4: Selected "Paypal" radio button.
5: I left the "Covering process costs" unticked to keep the donation simple for people to follow so the £12 was an overtly known quantity.
6: I enabled the radio button for email contact but left SMS and phone unchecked to keep all communications medium a single known quantity and easy to follow when reading.
7: I left SMS communications unchecked, as in disallowed.
8: left phone communications unchecked as in disallowed.
9: I left the tick-box for Gift Aid unchecked not only for simplicity but also so that no pressure is put on people reading my words to use Gift Aid which has taxation and thereby political viewpoints. If people want to add tax Gift-Aid, then that is there call. Just for the record, this stance on indicators of political matters is an indicator that my donation to this (largely) Ukraine IRC appeal is not anti-Russia either (not that you'd assume that). And anyway, Russians and Ukrainians marry and have children.
10: I clicked the "Make a One-time donation", option.
11: I clicked "agree and continue" to confirm the £12 would be donated via Paypal.
12: It processed for about a minute or maybe less and then asked if I wanted to change this one-time donation to a monthly regular donation. I clicked "no thanks". This keeps the pressure low on people reading who might wish to donate. Also it could seem confusing as to how the winter Ukraine donation (which ends by 2023) could still be tripled or not. It would seem this one time donation of £12 becomes £36 if tripled at their end.
13: I made note of 707338 being my order number.
14: Visiting the Paypal account, I checked the £12 donation had succeeded and saw was the 1XE05902AR2686148 transaction ID sitting next to my 707338 order number and observed that the page could be printed (e.g. on paper or PDF). Checking the pertaining email account spam folder (junk bin) for a receipt is worthwhile also.
Arabic English Translation of How To Learn linux SDR for rtl2832u
To be knowledgeable about how your study of HAM Radio or Linux can help the people communicating around the Pakistan Floods (and other regions like Afghanistan), you may seek self-improvement as you learn about how to get linux via a torrent file and how to use a CD-Writer (and other knowledge) in this (German and English language) article linked below (German and English... Deutschland macht gute Technologien wie Knoppix Linux). Also, learn about how to use linux (and prepare your amd64 PC) using Version 5.3.8 ultimatebootcd such as to backup data and recover lost data and to partitition drives or clone an HDD (all of which can be discovered by reading and talking on the UBCD forums), and so all that information can be seen on the article linked below as "Wifi Bandwidth Management Hong Kong".
Wifi Bandwidth Management Hong Kong
Amharic Ethiopia Linux Computer ሊኑክስ ኮምፕዩተር
A guide to radio communications technologies for Linux computing for Urdu.
Slackware Donation methods like paypal
WikiBooks First Aid web pages including PDF download version
Here is an example of Russian prepping documentation, and although it has a radioactive theme, the inclusion of it here has nothing to do with nuclear weapons threats but rather just the fact that Russian people care about people too and as such the information can be useful for various scenarios (e.g. nuclear power-station precautions) and it is a lead for other documens on Russian prepping like First Aid or Health and so scanning the letters in tesseract OCR Optical Character Recognition software with translation software added under BSD license can allow for Mozilla Firefox web-browser to translate into english via Firefox Translations and so you can then search for more Russian language prepping material documents. Likewise, Lithuanian and Estonian prepping documents can be translated and searched in a simiar way and all are included here so as to kindly help all people affected in the Russia or Ukraine or countries nearby to Europe. Or people might want to read it all simply to see the compared style of diagrams or images purely for creative reasons. Graphic images of healthcare surgery or wound treatment (a topic which is for caring for poorly people) is a precaution advised for some viewing. The inclusion of it is not about war (although of course the authors show it has been useful in such circumstances) but instead simply for learning human anatomy in medicine and knowledge and helping people.
I have included a link for NUAR UK Emergency Alerts (Cabinet Office) but really I would say it could do with a low cost tweak to also allow UK government square-wave data (sounding somewhat like a dial-up modem handshake sound to the human ear) to be received via RADIO (such as a FM car radio) onto a RaspberryPi (which would be expected to have installed a LoRaWAN dongle for public responding) for software updates such as torrent magnet links and bearing co-ordinates and cronjob date-time-stamps and longditude-latitude-altitude and MIDI (which cane be used for music or PC joystick or vehicle control like a drone since it even was used in guided missles in the past) to be processed in linux accepted via microphone-in 3.5mm jack plug (via USB soundcard on the raspberryPi3b or piZero2W) or via rtl2832u or buetooth (such as sent from a car-stereo bluetooth link, with or without a bluetooth headset earphone-and-microphone). Having a UK Gov AppImage (both RaspberryPi and amd64 compatible) on the receiving Linux device (PC or Pi3b) linked via the aforementioned technologies (3.5mm jack or bluetooth or rtl2832u) to the car-radio would allow for password authentication of installing a shellscript for every NUAR squarewave update which need only be up to 100KB but probably only needs about 3KB data sent like a DamnSmallLinux torrent file needs, notifying the need to connect to internet to download 50MB of data later that day as a bootable ISO that can be written to CDROM. About a minute of analogue FM Radio squarewave sound should transmit (from UK gov to a public radio connected to a RaspberryPi zero2w or Pi3b at home or in a car) 150KB to 300KB of data and so the signal being sent twice for parity of that 1 minute data signal should last 2 minutes and you probably do not even need that much data. The magnet-links sent could also include private firm sponsorship adverts in some scenarios.
German and English... Deutschland macht gute Technologien wie Knoppix Linux
Good reads in paper books are:
Penguin Books, Chemistry, David William Arthur Sharp... ISBN 978-0-140-51445-2
Thames and Hudson, A History Of Western Art, The World Of art Library Michael Levey
CGP Physics Workbook (formula sheet quoted below, but the book is also useful for repairs, radioactive safety and nuclear fission and fusion revision)... ISBN 978 1 84146 644 6
Good listens on Audio CD include:
Tchaikovsky Seenade for strings in C, op.48 and Dvořák Serenade for strings in E, op.22
In addition to learning (GCSE Maths O-Level) Graphical Linear Inequalities (for business allocation like logistics especially programming RaspberryPi BASH scripts and GPIO usage like as a multimeter), Science formula notes worth writing on the back of a periodic table photocopied for learning (not necessarily BODMAS conforming) include:
Frequency: f = 1/T
Wavelength: v = f * λ
Velocity: s = d/t
Time: t = d/s
Acceleration: a = Δv/t "or" a=F/m
Weight (a force): W = m * g
Force (and Mass): F = m * a
Work done: E = F * d
Kinetic Energy: KE = 1/2 * m * v²
Momentum: p = m * v
Force: F = (mv - mu)/t
Potential Difference: V = I * R
Current: I = V/R
Resistance: R = V/I
Electrical Power: P = I * V "or" P = I² * R
Charge: Q = I * t
Electrical Energy: E = Q * V "or" E = P * t
Moment: M = F * d
Efficiency = Useful Energy out / Total Energy in
Transformer Equation: "(Potential Difference across Primary Coil) / (Potential Difference across Secondary Coil)" = "(No. of turns on Primary Coil) / (No. of turns on Secondary coil)"
Prety much everything in this comment is so that you can get something out of the experience too such as via learning or self-improvement if considering the IRC donation and this information can help people such as those from Ukraine. That is a form of mutually beneficial interaction potentially. Spread the hashtag #DonateAndGetSkills
My comment has no hate in it and I do no harm. I am not appalled or afraid, boasting or envying or complaining... Just saying. Psalms23: Giving thanks and praise to the Lord and peace and love. Also, I'd say Matthew6.
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