Sabtu, 31 Juli 2010

Online Games: How to Play to Win

Learn how to improve your playing quality and even overall understanding of online gaming and how you perform while playing online. Gaming online is a huge business nowadays and that means that there are millions of people worldwide at online game sites all the time. Many are people just like you and me that like to play online and have fun doing it. Some of these people enjoy it so much, that they often do not even care about improving their skill and raising their chances of winning.

So Why Should You Work on Your Game?
Working on skills will not only help you improve your success while playing online games but will also give you higher self-esteem and a sense of achievement. And remember that the faster you master the easy games, you can turn to the more complicated ones and match your brain and skills against the real experts.

How to Improve Your Online Gaming Skills?
Online playing is different than just playing on your personal computer at home. While online, you have to pay attention to many different things that need to be taken into account, and I will detail these here:

1) Internet Connection: Pay attention to your online connection and make sure that the internet connection is strong and without any connection breaks. These can be done easily by trying to play a simple online game before moving on to the more serious ones. For example, play scrabbles or checkers online and then see how your connection works.

2) The Graphics: Check that your PC screen is strong enough to run the specific game you have in mind. Download the trial and play it on your computer. If you can't run or if it does not run smoothly, be aware that though the online version is less of a strain on the resources of your computer, the game might get stuck or stall from time to time. What can you do? Other than spending money on improving the hardware of your computer, the only thing you can do is to pick another game.

3) Limit your game time: One of the most important facts that young players tend to overlook is that they cannot play forever. The body needs sleep and even though it might appear or one might not feel tired, your performance drops as the hours pass by. It is important also to (if the game permits it) try and drink water while playing and not Coca Cola or Pepsi or anything else sweet or alcoholic. These will only make you more sleepy than before even if for the first few minutes it will feel as if they are invigorating you.

4) Game Plans: Have a look at how others are playing before you join the fray. Study the manner how the game moves and how others hide or move. Even if you end up playing against other players, eventually the nooks and corners of the game are similar. Remember that people tend to move in similar fashion so the whole point is to get a whiff of game movement.

5) Strategy: Look up different strategic models and systems offered and posted on the internet. Your players might use some of these and if you are aware of them it will be easier for you to block their moves.

By preparing yourself for the online gaming experience you do not lose anything. In fact, it works quite to the contrary. Think of it just like in terms of playing at online casinos and not at game sites. You would not play for money without researching it before, would you?

Jumat, 30 Juli 2010

Online is the American Dream

Every generation has dreamed of a better life for their children, and many decided to pack up the family and move to America and that is how most Americans came to be Americans.

For 200 years people suffering from poverty, hunger or oppressive governments have dreamed of a better life for themselves and their families, and came to United States of America in search of the American Dream.

Many people around the world have to work 18 hours a day just to make enough money to survive; to these people the American dream is nothing more then a less hard life and a better education for them and their children, and to some it is getting rich without working hard to do it.

This is not much different from the mentality from an American who maybe builds houses, or works in a factory or some other type of physically demanding job that they hate, and at the end of the day they dream of winning that jackpot in an online casino.

Winning the grand prize and making enough money to put a nice roof over their kids heads, put the kids in a good school, money for college. This is exactly what the American dream is about.

Many Americans work 2 or more jobs a day to support their families, and have no way to get to a casino, they just do not have the time to get there. Does that mean that they should not be allowed to follow their dreams because they have to do it from home?

This is like telling a new immigrant that the American Dream has been outlawed because you may squander you money trying to achieve it.

What if a hard working man saved up some money and decided he wanted to open a restaurant and the government told him no, because the restaurant business is dangerous and most new restaurants fail within the first 6 months.

The law making online gambling illegal is a direct blow to why most of our grandparents moved to the United States.

The entire idea of the American dream is to be able to do better in life then the cards you have been dealt, just like in poker you are dealt your cards then after looking at them you have the chance to exchange your bad cards for better ones. The ability for a child from poor family to be able to get a good education and to make more of himself then the generation before him did.

Many people around the world are dealt a bad hand in life, but the American dream helps them rise above it to make what before may have seemed impossible become an every day occurrence.

Pure and simple the American dream gives hope to people who never expected to have hope again, and online casinos give people the same thing. The hope to improve their lives, and to deny people that chance is like putting a sign up for new immigrants to the USA saying Sorry The Dream is Over Please go home.

Kamis, 29 Juli 2010

Online : List of the Most Graphic

Online casinos are plenty and they differ when it comes to the amount of games, customer service, free cash they hand out and many other features that pertain to the legally binding contract between the player and the casino. But there are other features that are usually ignored by those reviewing the many online casinos available online, and it is precisely one of these features: the graphic quality of the site, that we have examined.

Want to play online games and have a great time? Play at these graphically enhanced online casinos:

1) Golden Casino
Offering new casino software and a bonus of 555 dollars would be enough to want me to play there, but once I downloaded the game system, I gasped. The layout of their hall reminds me of that of Caesars Palace, and once, you start playing (with life-like images) you fell as if you were standing in a real casino! And, as if that was not enough, the tables are covered with a lace-like surface that increases the casino ambience and takes it to another level completely. In addition, Golden Casino is loosely affiliated with some of the top names in the casino industry today such as Golden Palace and others.

2) Crystal Palace
Striking because of its blue contours and curves, Crystal Palace not only offers a graphic display that reminds you of a desert oasis or a car rally, but it also uses a correct and colourful combination of colours in order to create the total graphic experience. It is not enough that their games are fast, flash-oriented and versatile, each one can be played using different graphic displays and settings thus boggling the mind with peace that helps you concentrate solely on the game you are playing. They are one of the major slot machine initiators, and their slots are perfectly matched between a light and slot experience.

3) Club USA Casino
Appearing at first hazy and blurry with a tinge of dark green, you will not even hope for what comes next. Once you download the games, sign up and login, please keep your mouth closed. They give you seven hundred dollars for the chance of floating through casino space. In addition, their graphic display is set up in such a way that each block supersedes the one that came before it, thus, creating a window-like graphic view where each object stands out more than the one behind it.

4) Royal Vegas Casino
Vegas online has come alive. Yes. That is what you feel when you start playing through this online casino. The lights are real, the machines too and if that was not enough, the graphics are unbelievably custom-made for those who have been to Las Vegas. The strip is just as it would appear if you were standing at the corner.

5) Roxy Palace
Designed to copy the feel of a casino entrance with its huge amount of lights and neons, Roxy Palace takes another step forward when it comes to the graphic game display that they offer. Each game has a different ambience, and the graphics are so clear and well-defined that you can even make out the writing on the billboards.

When I want to play at online casinos I look out for those online casinos that offer a high graphic interface. And each of the above online casinos are graphically designed to ensure you enjoy a great online casinos experience. Pick one of them and enjoy your online gaming experience.

Rabu, 28 Juli 2010

Omaha Rules: How to Play Omaha Poker

Omaha poker is starting to become almost as popular as Texas Holdem poker in casino poker rooms, online poker sites and live poker tournaments. Omaha poker rules are similar to Texas Holdem rules. In both poker variations the dealers deals community cards, which can be shared by all the players.

However, Omaha poker and Texas Holdem poker are different games and they certainly require using different strategy. Omaha poker can be played as fixed limit, no limit or pot limit. In addition, Omaha poker can be played as high or high low split. Here you can find introduction to both Omaha high and Omaha high low rules.

Omaha High Rules
The play begins with the player to the dealers immediate left who posts the small blind, usually the amount of half of the minimum bet. For example, in a 4/8 dollars limit game, the small blind will be 2 dollars. Then, the player to the left of the small blind posts the big blind, which is the size of the minimum bet, 4 dollars according to this example.

After the blinds are posted, the dealer deals each player four face down cards, starting from the small blind and continuing clockwise. The first round of betting begins with the player to the big blind left who can choose between calling, raising or folding. If he chooses to call, he has to place a bet equal to the size of the minimum bet, if he raises, he places a bet double the amount of the minimum bet, and if he chooses to fold, he forfeits his hand.

The first round of betting continues until it gets to the player who posted the small blind. If he chooses to call, he can place only half of the minimum bet, which together with the small blind will complete the amount of the minimum bet. Afterwards, the round of betting gets to the big blind who can either raise or check.

After the first round of betting is complete, the dealer places three face up cards in the center of the table. These are known as community cards and this stage of the game is called the flop. After the flop, the second round of betting begins with the player to the dealers left. The minimum bet remains 4 dollars.

When the second round of betting is done, the dealer places a fourth community card in the center of the casino table, known as the turn. Then, begins another round of betting in which the minimum bet raises to 8 dollars. This round of betting starts with the player to the dealers left. After this betting round, the dealer will place the last community card in the center of the table, which is called the river. The river is followed by the final round of betting with a minimum bet of 8 dollars.

After the last round of betting, all the remaining players are exposing their hands, known as the showdown. Each player has to use two cards of his four cards and three of the five community cards to form the highest possible five cards hand. In an Omaha high game, the player whose five card hand is the highest wins the pot.

Omaha High Low Rules
Omaha high low is played exactly like Omaha high until the showdown. In Omaha high low, the pot is split between two winners: the player who had formed the highest hand and the player who has the best low hand. If none of the players has a qualifying low hand, the player who holds the highest hand wins the entire pot.

Omaha high low is also referred to as Omaha 8 or better. It means that in order to qualify as low hand, the hand cannot contain any 8s or cards of higher value. The best possible low hand is called the wheel. A, 2, 3, 4, 5. Ace value can be either high or low and flushes and straights are disregarded.

It sometimes occurs in Omaha high low poker game that the pot splits between more than two players. It can also happen that one player, who holds both high and low hands at the same five card poker hand, wins the entire pot.

Selasa, 27 Juli 2010

Oakley A Frame Snowboard Goggles: Polarized N High Intensity Lenses Reviewed

If you like surfing the slopes on bright sunny days then you need Oakley A Frame snowboard goggles with polarized lens. It can be pretty binding when you get reflections from the surface of the snow, or an overcast day from the clouds.

Polarized lenses will protect you from dangerous glare from icy, shiny surfaces. Wipeouts on the slopes will be prevented because of glare reduction. The Oakley A Frame is part of their first generation of polarized goggles.

Because of the design of the A Frame it can handle special conditions such as long-range solar attacks and short range meteorological occurences. These unique attributes never take away from the Oakley A Frame's optical clarity and wide peripheral view.

Next we have the Oakley A Frame snowboard goggles with high intensity lens. These goggles will let you ride all day because they have triple-layer face foam insulation for enhanced comfort.

For clarity during bad weather conditions the Oakley A Frame has a flexible urethane chassis, that is cut with ram air surge ports, which give you defogging ventilation from circular air flow.

Oakley A Frame snowboard goggles high intensity lenses give you more control in low light conditions than the standard A Frame lenses. Even though Oakley A Frame goggles have high intensity lenses, its legendary optical clarity is still maintained on any slope. Contrast and clarity are two aces you don't want to be without.

Senin, 26 Juli 2010

Night Vision: Not Just An Ordinary Spy Device

At the mention of night vision devices, images can come to mind like spy and action movies, soldiers scouring an area with the device at night, helicopters hovering overhead aiding the police in tracking fugitives or detectives using the device to spy on people they were assigned to track.

Night vision devices are actually light enhancing and thermal imaging tools. It makes a particular subject visible by the warmth it emits or observable by using limited light. It enhances a spectral range making the viewer see lights and images that would otherwise have been invisible to the bare human eye. The normal human eye is capable to seeing images that are confined to a certain electromagnetic spectrum that the brain interprets. Night vision devices may use another source of light that enhances images enabling the user to detect objects that improves the detection capacity of the normal eye.

In theory the human eye can see these weaker sources of lights but the brain has a way of filtering out these lights that we are only capable of seeing a very limited number of photons. With the aid of a night vision device, these photons intensified by the photo multiplier tube enables us to see different colors of lights in a subject. When seen though and NVD, an image that is nearly invisible becomes observable.

Many animals have this capacity to see through the dark. Animals that can hunt at night uses a larger optical aperture, an improved composition in the retina, optics that are more photo-efficient that enables them to use weak lights and see better in the dark.

Night vision devices that most people are familiar with are the night vision goggles. This night vision device has an image intensifier that converts weak lights from the near infrared spectrum to visible images that enables the eye to see objects as far as 200 feet in near complete darkness. This night vision device displays a green image because the peak sensitivity of the human vision is near the green range. It also uses two different technologies depending on your choice of the night vision device.

One uses the Image enhancement where the night vision device enables the viewer to see images by collecting tiny amounts of light that may already be imperceptible and amplifying it to make the image visible. The other is through thermal imaging where the heat emitted by the subject is used and translated into images. The principle is that hotter objects tend to transmit more light than the cooler ones like stones and trees.

Night vision devices were originally intended for military use to aid them in tracking down an opponent at night. It has evolved now into many different uses.

Lately night vision devices are finding use outside of the military and police detection work. When you are out camping, night vision devices could prove very helpful. Businesses have also been installing night vision devices within and without their properties to enable them to observe if something has been touched or changed during the night. Night vision devices are also proving to have invaluable aid in detecting soil that have been disturbed, buried objects, footprints and almost anything that needs to be determined in instances where there is very limited lighting.

Some of the more common applications for the night vision devices are entertainment, hidden-object detection, hunting, law enforcement, military, navigation, security, surveillance and wildlife observation

Minggu, 25 Juli 2010

New Shopping Channel Will Cater to Hispanic Households

Hoping to tap into the considerable spending power of the growing U.S. Hispanic population, a Delaware-based company plans to roll out a new shopping channel expressly for a Spanish-speaking audience.

Viva TeleCompras and its accompanying Web site,, which are being developed by Home Shopping Latino Inc., will fill a niche by reaching out to 7.9 million Hispanic homes - more than 85 percent of the Hispanic households in the U.S. Planned offerings include jewelry, electronics, household items and computers. In addition, the network intends to offer its own credit card and payment plans for higher-priced items.

"This will be an extremely efficient way for Fortune 500 companies to showcase their products in the Latino community" said Greg Martin, vice president of investor relations for Home Shopping Latino.

HispanTelligence, the research division of Hispanic Business Inc., reported that Hispanic home ownership is currently at its highest level and increasing at four times the rate of total U.S. ownership. The three main markets in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Mexico have a combined TV household population of 29.5 million and a combined purchasing power of $700 billion, an attractive source of revenue for advertisers. This market is projected to increase to nearly $1 trillion in the next few years.

HispanTelligence also found that Hispanic employment rates have increased to more than 16 percent in the last five years, as compared to a mere 2 percent overall in the U.S. A growing number of Hispanic entrepreneurs and a greater interest in investing - both in homeownership and stocks - have led to a marked increase in the overall net worth of the Hispanic population.

By using a fun, fast-paced format with well-known Latino personalities as hosts and featuring carefully planned promotions, Home Shopping Latino is hoping Viva TeleCompras will garner a loyal following among the Hispanic community.

From studios in southern Florida, Viva TeleCompras will share the airwaves with such big names such as HBO, National Geographic and Cinemax. Its debut is planned for this fall. - NU

Sabtu, 24 Juli 2010

New And Emerging Alarm Systems For Added Security

However helpful they may be, times are changing and technology has been growing more advanced. This technology encompasses security and safety as well.

Why settle for old security alarm systems when there are newer models now available in the market that offer you added security?

The latest in alarm systems nowadays have shifted to wireless. There are many advantages you can benefit from wireless security alarm systems. First of all, they are easy to install. Secondly, the components of a wireless security alarm system can be moved to different locations in your home, especially those areas you deem needs the most surveillance.

The wireless home security alarm system works through a transmitter. Each component has a transmitter that sends signals to the central control receiver of your alarm system. When a transmitter is activated, the central control receiver sounds an alarm. It seems simple enough but with the more costly wireless alarm systems, not only does an alarm sound off but it is also able to indicate which particular device was triggered. With this advanced technology, you can determine whether it is a false alarm, what triggered the false alarm, and if it isn’t a false alarm you get to know which area of your home is potentially compromised at the moment.

Another latest technology in alarm system is the IP based dual path transmission technology. This is a secure and managed type of technology that gives you the benefit that the communication from one alarm panel to the central monitoring receiver is intact. Though this new alarm system is used most often in business and corporate settings, it isn’t long before this will be made available for home use. It is only best that the businesses and corporate markets have a more advanced alarm system because these industries have a lot more to lose. Not to mention the number of potential plans of robberies and compromised security these industries have.

As advanced the technology may seem, it is still cost-effective and provides an integrated digital alarm system for all types of threats to security. This digital security alarm system does not only detect intruders, it is also capable of detecting fire as well as other types of critical alarms your company may deem necessary. It has wider video capabilities necessary for added security. Its hardware is upgradeable enabling you to integrate already existing security devices in your building.

Many of the new and emerging home security and alarm systems are not new at all. They are merely new in terms that the technology has been made available for personal use in homes. These emerging home security systems include the same advanced alarm system used in banks. The panic alarm is commonly seen used for bank security. However, measures have been made and there have been movements for it to be used for home security. It can come in handy not only for thefts but during fires and other emergencies as well.

Much of the new security systems released in the market are advanced not singly in terms of intruder alarms but also for other types of alarms as well. Home security can mean a lot of things. This can even include apartment security, fire alarms, elderly alarms, children alarms and many more. The advanced security devices of today have made it a point to incorporate these different situations into one. This is what has been featured in the wireless and IP based security systems.

This is a great benefit that advanced alarm systems are offering to consumers. It is time to face the fact that intruders aren’t all you’re worried about. If you live in an apartment, security alarm systems shouldn’t stop at the front door. There are innovative alarm solutions that have taken apartment security into consideration. There are more advanced alarm systems that are coming out in the market. It does not only detect smoke that can be elusive. Smoke can take time to rise before conventional alarms can detect them and by that time it can be too late. More advanced fire alarm systems can detect smoke as soon as possible and there are those that can even detect the amount of carbon monoxide build-up in a burning home.

A great proportion of deaths in the country accounts for accidents incurred by the elderly population. More advanced alarm systems that enable the elderly population to call for help readily and systems that are more accessible to them are now available such as silent panic buttons that give off a low frequency piercing sound that can be detected a far distance away. Lastly, added security should also include your children’s safety. More advance measures have been taken to provide your children with easy to use alarm systems in case of emergencies.

Whether it is wireless or not, the best advanced security alarm system is that which addresses security needs in all possible situations. Rest assured there are newer security technologies available that do just that, as have been mentioned. Take no compromises when it comes to security in your home or for your business. With these new and emerging security alarm systems, you are given added security whatever the setting.

Jumat, 23 Juli 2010

New 'Diamond' Vodka Is a Cut Above the Rest

You've seen vodka made with vanilla, raspberry and even pepper. But for those with caviar tastes, one company has introduced a new twist: diamonds.

New to the premium vodka category is DIAKA (an acronym for "diamond vodka"), which is imported from Poland and filtered with actual diamonds.

"Vodka constitutes the largest segment of the U.S. liquor market, and high-end vodka continues to grow at a blistering pace," said Rudy N. Vogel, chief executive officer and founder of New York-based TransBorder Marketing Inc., the company that created DIAKA.

Vogel says the vodka's special filtration process will entice consumers to try DIAKA and ultimately keep them coming back for more.

This patented "Double Diamond Filtration Process" uses nearly 100 diamonds up to 1 carat in size. The diamonds are housed in a large glass tube into which the vodka flows. Through centrifugal force, the diamonds swirl through the tube and actually "cut" the molecules of the vodka.

The vodka then passes through the bottom of the tube, wherein lies a comb filter encased with tiny diamond chips. This two-step process enhances the smoothness, clarity and palate of the vodka, yielding an end-product that so far is unavailable anywhere else in the world, according to Vogel.

"We are poised to take the ultra premium vodka category to a new level of taste and sophistication," Vogel said.

Kamis, 22 Juli 2010

Nascar Races: Hot Tips to Car Racing

What to Look For While Betting on NASCAR

Auto racing such as Formula One and other races such as the Indy 2000 are big hits internationally. Millions of fans crowd stadiums to watch the different cars race by. The screech of burning tires as they spin by you is an experience that very few forget.

NASCAR is one of the largest racing organizations in the USA. With millions of fans around the country, and some of the most expensive race cars and teams put together you can see how NASCAR and betting go together like peas in a pod. But today we are going to talk about the teams crews.

The great thing about NASCAR is that it is an individual sport and a team sport at the same time. So when we start talking about sports betting, or race betting, the options that we have are spread out and full of potential, although we are going to focus on the teams part today.

Now on any given day a NASCAR driver can come back from last place and win a long and tough race. Certain things must happen for a gambler to win his bet just like certain things must happen for a circumstance like this to take place. This is where the team comes into play.

Sports betting and betting on NASCAR is and around the clock job; the teams mechanics are working on the cars days in a row to get ready for the start time, changing fuel capacities, and tuning up the engines due to weather conditions as well as fitting the correct tires to the surface. A teams crew can make all the difference on race day whether that driver will win or lose. If the car is not running at full capacity due to some over looked object that needed tweaking, the driver may lose serious horsepower from his engine and lose valuable seconds here and there on the track.

Now again in NASCAR there is so much telemetry and science that go into these cars; that the teams will drive a car all the way to the finish line burning off fumes to maybe win the race, or have the race blown because the car ran out of fuel after the last turn. The amount of gas they carry in the car determines weight, how fast the car will move under certain conditions and for how long the car will travel without needing to refuel.

This is what can make betting on NASCAR races so interesting is the amount of variables and how they change minutely due to a change in air temperature or how the sun is beating down upon the asphalt or what wind speeds from which direction.

I hope that this article helps you understand better the ins and outs of car racing in general and NASCAR races in particular. If you are not a fan, try and visit one of the tracks while a race is in progress. It will astound you. If you wish to learn more about auto racing or about the NASCAR race circuit visit and have a ball.

Rabu, 21 Juli 2010

Mudarse a Otro Pais

Si te mudas a otro país o ciudad, sea cual fuera la razón, trabajo, situación económica, familia, novio, novia, cambio de aire; todas las razones llegan a ser insuficientes pero necesarias a la hora de adaptarse.

Adaptarse a una nueva cultura, idioma, ambiente, clima, reglas sociales, y estilo de vida es muy duro y al mismo tiempo interesante. En mi caso personal, cuando me mude de país fue porque mi familia lo decidió hacer, no seguí mis necesidades ya que era demasiado chica para seguir mi propio camino y demasiado grande para depender de sus decisiones. Sin embargo seguí las decisiones de mi familia.

Al principio de mi llegada, decidí tomarme todo fácilmente como si fuera irreal, ya que era muy duro enfrentar la realidad de que me aleje de mi vida, que deje todo lo que tenia atrás.

Decidí entonces que todo seria una gran vacación. Junto con el clima era caluroso, vivía cerca de la playa lo cual en mi país no lo tenía entonces mi vida seria un cuento total. A lo largo de los meses, no hacia mas nada que salir, comprar, conocer gente y divertirme sin ningún propósito de lo que iba a pasar en mi futuro.

Luego de unos meses conocí a un chico que creía que cumplía con todas mis expectativas de hombre ideal. Popular, atractivo, simpático, deportista y demás. Comenzamos a salir y creía que era el sueño de mi vida hecho realidad, ¿Qué podía ser mas perfecto que eso?

La realidad me cayo de golpe cuando me di cuenta que nada de lo que creía tan perfecto era así, sino una idealización de eso. Mi plata se me iba disminuyendo poco a poco, el novio perfecto no eran perfecto ni mucho menos sino que solo quería demostrarlo ser, y traía consigo más complicaciones y dilemas que me llevarían a sufrir en la relación. Mis alrededores no me satisfacían como yo pensaba que iban a hacerlo, pero decidí que debía intentarlo igual ya que todo parecía perfecto y no lo quería arruinar.

Luego vino el invierno y comencé lo que había planeado antes de mi llegada: estudiar moda y convertirme en una súper diseñadora. Sin embargo me encontré con un lugar lleno de gente que creía ser demasiado rara y competitiva, sin nada de ganas de socializar ni conocer a alguien nuevo. La presión de ser aceptado a la escuela de arte y ganar la simpatía de los profesores era mayor que otra cosa.

Me encontré en situaciones difíciles como en una clase de moldes, tratando de hacer una pollera que me llevaría hacer un día entero solo el molde. Ahí me di cuenta que lo que necesitaba era estudiar en un idioma que me era cómodo, con gente parecida a mi con ganas de disfrutar la época universitaria y aprender pero con un propósito mas profundo que llenara mi alma.

Luego de un tiempo pensé y pensé que todo lo que creía necesario para mi felicidad en realidad no me satisfacía y no entendía mis sentimientos y descontento. Mi familia tampoco lo entendía. La verdad es que hay gente que sabe encontrar lo que busca más fácil que otra. Pueden seguir su propio instinto sin importar lo que dirán los demás, si aceptan o no. Hay otra, que les es más difícil y necesitan demostrar a los demás que logran lo que se proponen, sin saber si realmente lo desean.

En fin, mudarse de país es algo muy complicado que también tiene cosas positivas. Ayuda a abrir la cabeza y darse cuenta que uno no esta solo, que hay mucha gente diferente aparte de lo que uno creía único, que las culturas son diferentes y parecidas en muchos aspectos, que a pesar de que uno intente adaptarse a algo nuevo, en el fondo es importante mantener nuestra identidad. Debes seguir tus sentimientos siempre, porque tu solo sabes lo que es bueno para ti.

Selasa, 20 Juli 2010

Mosquito Products. Are they safe for our health ?

There are plenty of mosquito products we can use to get rid of these nasty insects. Some of them are effective some are not. I guess we all own one of these mosquito products at home, but have you ever wondered how they work or are they hazardous for you health? So lets see what kind of mosquito products are out there and how safe they are.

Mosquito products could be classified in two categories based on their purpose. So there are in the first category are the mosquito products that kill the insects and in the second one we've got the products that repels mosquitoes. The products grouped in these two categories there are indoor and outdoor mosquito products.

To understand how these mosquito products work we must understand what attracts mosquitoes. So when humans and animals exhale, they give off CO2 (carbon dioxide) and other scents. Mosquitoes have sensors that can detect the presence of these chemicals at a distance of over 100 feet. Once the mosquito picks up the scent, they will immediately change direction and fly rapidly toward the intended victim. So the purpose of mosquito products would be either to attract and kill the insect or to deceive its senses.

In the fist category of mosquito products would be bug zappers and mosquito magnets. An electric bug-zapper works by attracting insects to a central ultraviolet light, surrounded by a lethal electrical grid so when the mosquito touches that grid gets burned. The best in this mosquito products category, would be the old mosquito magnet the most high-tech (and expensive) weapon in the homeowner's arsenal of mosquito products, made by American Biophysics Corporation. It uses propane to emit carbon dioxide, just as people do, which is one of the things that helps mosquitoes find you. Once mosquitoes are lured to the device, they are sucked into a trap where they dehydrate and die. So these would be about all the mosquito products that have the purpose to lure, trap and kill the mosquitoes.

In the second category of mosquito products are the repellents. They work by blocking the receptors on mosquitoes antennae for the: moisture, warmth CO2 (carbon dioxide) and odor produced by humans that are all attractants for mosquitoes. Even if it is a spray or an ointment the best repellent is DEET.

DEET (diethyl toluamide) was developed in Orlando in the 1950s and contains a synthetic chemical repellent. The mosquito products marketed today contain various concentrations of DEET some of them even to 100 percent witch is not so good for your skin. Mosquito products containing 5 percent to 7 percent DEET keep mosquitoes away for up to 2 1/2 hours.

Citronella, which is also part of this second mosquito products category, is a volatile, liquid oil derived from dried cultivated grasses. It works by repelling animals and insects without harming or killing them. It has a distinctive odor, which also repels certain animals. Oil of Citronella is considered so unlikely to cause harmful effects that some citronella products are exempt from the usual regulation. The mosquito products containing citronella come in the form of candles, cartridges, and rub-on products.

These would be the most important mosquito products available on the market today some of them effective some less effective but I think that the most important thing is weather they are safe for you, your family and your loved ones.

Senin, 19 Juli 2010

Mens Sex Toys Product Review

With all the mens sex toys on the current market, it can always be a little confusing as to which one you should purchase. There are big names and different models of male vibrators with each having their own pros and cons. To give you an idea of what most males are currently buying when in come to mens sex toys, the four best products have been listed below, taking into account the different price ranges. Research has been carried out on a wide range of toys, by gathering information from all major shops, businesses and warehouses who sell adult products.

The four best male sex toys are as follows:

1) In the top spot we have the Jenna Haze vibrator. Made by CyberSkin, it is an actual masturbator cast from the pornography sensation Jenna Haze's own private parts. It is made out of an ultra soft texture, giving it the real look and feel. The masturbator also has a five speed vibrating control to give it the pulsating feeling.

2) Next in line is the CyberSkin Vibrator. A big seller amongst men simply because it feels life-like. It is supplied with a removable vibrator bullet that fits into the canal for extra pleasure. It also comes with a personal lubricant to further enhance the sexual feeling.

3) The LoveClone Thrust Box is a good value for money product. Compared to the previous two, it is by far the most “real” in terms of looks. Again, it has the removable vibrator bullet, only this time it has multi vibrating speeds to help improve sexual simulation.

4) Following right behind is the LoveClone 2 Patricia Parris vibrator. This is one of the cheaper male vibrators on the market, however it still works well as a sexual simulation device. It is known to have a “magic flesh” which gives it all the qualities of feel and touch. A vibrating bullet is also supplied to further give a real sexual feeling.

Based on the four products listed above, it can still be quiet difficult on deciding which one is best. Now imagine having ALL products to choose from, it would be extremely difficult to decide and know what to purchase. This review is to give you an indication as to what sells and pleases others, and hopefully makes your decision in purchasing a lot easier.

Minggu, 18 Juli 2010

Medical Benefits of Tempurpedic Foam Mattress

Tempurpedic foam mattress are viscoelastic. That means the mattress was designed in such a way as to conform to the contours of your body. Compared with many other mattress which are usually too rigid and resist the contours of your body. Some mattresses on the other hand are too soft and don’t offer support to your body when you are sleeping.

Tempurpedic foam mattress also has the ability to return to its original shape and can provide better comfort and orthopedic support. In fact, tempurpedic was first invented by NASA intended to protect its astronauts during space flight. It was intended to ease the pressure off extreme G forces on astronauts during lift off although it never quite worked out.

Nevertheless, it was soon adapted for commercial purposes. Tempurpedic foam mattresses have many benefits. One of which is the ability to retain motion. It simply means when your wife or husband moves during the night, you will not be affected by his/her movements. This is due to the tempurpedic’s foam density which is denser than most other mattresses.

Another benefit as I mentioned earlier is it’s orthopedic properties. Ordinary mattresses cannot conform according to our body easily therefore pressure points can build up over the night. Using a tempurpedic foam mattress, it can conform to your body shape thus relieving of the pressure points. It can also evenly adjust your weight giving you greater comfort during sleep.

Visco elastic memory foam materials are denser therefore they can disperses accumulated pressure points away from the vertebrae. Tempurpedic foam mattresses are used in some hospitals to serve as an orthopedic bed, helping patients suffering from arthritis. It can help to relieve joint pains as well.

So where can you get a tempuredic foam mattress? One place to look for is which sometimes offers huge discounts on tempurpedic foam mattress. They offer a wide variety of other memory foam mattresses, pillows, mattress toppers as well.

You do need to be aware of people selling fake tempurpedic foam mattresses especially on ebay. Often these sellers will claim it is from tempur-pedic where in actual fact, it is not. For peace of mind, I do not encourage people to buy it off ebay. You can instead visit tempur-pedic website for a list of authorised dealers in your area.

The prices of tempurpedic foam mattresses have reduced quite significantly over the years so nowadays it is worth it to buy. After all, you are going to spend one-third of your lives sleeping, why not get a good mattress?

Sabtu, 17 Juli 2010

Meade EXT90PE Premiere Edition - Now Under $1000

The Meade ext90pe premiere edition, much like its newer version ext105PE, is made expressly for stargazing. This great telescope retails for under $1000, although as an older version it's somewhat difficult to find the Meade ext90pe premiere edition, except used.

Until the Meade ext90pe came along the two biggest difficulties for an amateur astronomer were aligning their telescope and then actually locating celestial objects.

Meade's new ETX premier edition, first the 90E model, then the upgraded 105, resolved these astronomy issues, however. Now when you want to look at deep space with your Meade etx90pe or 105pe, your telescope will automatically level itself, point to the north and even set the time for you. All you'll have to do with your Meade etx90pe is tell it your location, or just instruct it about your zip code. Your ETX, with its patented automated alignment function, will point to the first star for alignment. Then you'll just have to use the telescope's wide-field software, called SmartFinder, which will center the red dot over the stars you use for alignment. This gives you incredible accuracy. With your Meade etx90pe reflector telescope it's that easy.

The telescope has ultra high coating for transmission, and a dual axis electronic controller and drive system.

With the purchase of the Meade telescope etx90pe premiere edition or its newer model, the 105, you get several additional items. You'll have a an Autostar brand computer controller, a deluxe model field tripod, an 8x25 viewfinder that is right angled, an eyepiece and instructions on how to use your Meade ext90pe telescope premiere edition.

Jumat, 16 Juli 2010

Marriage Counseling: Using Games to Reduce Tension

Marriage is one of the most enjoyable but also one of the most painful experiences that people undergo. It carries with it the whiff of romance and eternal bliss, but sometimes you get a pack of thorns instead.

How Do You Ensure Your Marriage Is a Bed of Roses and not Thorns?
One of the major ingredients that a happy marriage needs is a willingness to compromise. But that is much more difficult than it seems. Everyone will agree that they need to compromise, but what happens when the issue is not a simple and tiny one? What then? Who Compromises first? I am sure you must have said to yourself at one point or another that enough is enough. You will no longer be the patsy. You are an independent person and your partner has crossed the line. Maybe.

Maybe your relationship has died and you are just beginning to realize it. Maybe your sentiments are more passionate than romantic. Maybe you no longer love her.

Stop being a fool!
What if I told you that the solution to your marital strife is not divorce. Am I mad?

Look around. How many divorces do you know? Plenty. Me too. But are they really happier off?

What is the first thing that a divorced person does? He or she goes out and starts looking for partners.

Isn't that strange? No. You say that everybody needs somebody to love. Maybe. I say that they had that somebody and they just let them go. So please stop being foolish.

Why not tackle your problems with a simple suggestion? A Game.

Games as a Peace Maker:
Playing brings out the child in us and causes us to express more than we normally would. We also release bottled up frustration and let go of mental thorns in our outbursts of joy and anguish as we win or lose. Games unite people together and therefore I suggest playing together but if you wish one can play against the other. The game turns into a battle but only this time, after its over, you will both feel refreshed from losing all that bottled up pain and anger.

Games to Pick From:
Try picking games that both of you like or at least somewhat active ones. You could even play hide and seek in the house or something else. If you do prefer playing cards, pick a game which does not go on for long and which requires some thinking like hearts, poker, bridge or rummy. Keep score and determine before hand that the loser has to do something for the winner. Chores is not a prize for the winner! If you lose you have to do something that that the other person wants for themselves like give them their favorite massage or cook them their favorite meal.

Games are a welcome ambrosia to love and will excite you as a couple to disregard all your frustrations and anger and deal only with the good. The anger and frustrations will not magically disappear, but now you can deal with them together calmly and in a good mood.

Kamis, 15 Juli 2010

Lune de Miel en Mer

Il est loin du temps du Titanic, avec sa carapace majestueuse, sa luxure, son confort, ses services à bord! Détrompez vous, les paquebots de croisières existants de nos jours ne font que reprendre l'idée du Titanic, avec des matières plus simples mais d'avantage confortables et fiables. De plus, l'idée des jeux déjà présente à bord du Titanic a été reprise à bord de la majorité des bateaux avec la mise en place de salles de casinos et leur fameuses tables de craps pour des parties pleines d'émotions et s'amuser lorsque le bateau reste en mer.

Nul bateau ne peut vous être recommandé plus qu'un autre du fait que cela dépend entièrement de vos goûts, de vos attentes et de votre objectif, culturel ou romantique. La destination dépendant énormément de vous, le bateau amarré pour cette croisière l'est donc également. Pour cela, les listes ne seraient être complètes.

Les navires les plus connus sont les suivants:
1) Voyager of the seas:
Destination les Antilles. Ce paquebot est le plus grand au monde, et nous faisons grand usage de l'espace disponible. Vous y trouverez plus d'activités et d'expériences que vous ne pouvez imaginer. Un mur d'escalade vous attend pour pouvoir pratiquer votre souplesse et votre réflexion et découvrir l'océan sus un angle nouveau. Au départ de Miami, des escales sont prévues à Nassau, Saint Thomas, San Juan, Labadie, et deux journées en mer avant un retour au lieu de départ. Découvrez également la fameuse patinoire où vous pourrez boire un bon chocolat. La vie nocturne y est également de mise: les boutiques, les cafés et autres animations du s'ouvrent à vous. Danser jusqu'au bout de la nuit au Jesters, une boîte de nuit entraînante répartie sur deux étages.

2) Jewel of the Seas:
Mis en service en mai 2004, le Jewel of the Seas est caractérisés par l'allure innovante des super yachts. Il possède un design avancé avec ses grandes surfaces vitrées dans les espaces publics et des ascenseurs de verre donnant sur l'océan. Au choix, voyagez sur ce paquebot autour des Caraïbes ou découvrez l'Europe Transatlantique. Le "must" des Caraïbes vous attend aux escales de Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Georgetown, et en mer. Pour les amoureux de l'Europe, des escales inattendues vous permettront de découvrir Oslo Copenhague et Hambourg sous un jour nouveau, ou encore, toute la Scandinavie, ses fjords et la Russie grâce à des visites à Harwich, Oslo, Copenhague, Stockholm, Helsinki, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, et Tallinn.

3) Explorer of the Seas:
En route vers les Antilles. Ce paquebot, regroupant les caractéristiques du Voyager of The Seas, vous plongera dans un profond dépaysement au choix, de la Floride au Bahamas, aux Caraïbes, au Mexique, ou encore au bermudes. Vous pourrez, le temps d'une escale, découvrir aussi bien Fort Lauderdale, Labadie,Ocho Rios au Mexique, que Miami,Belize City, Costa Maya, Cozumel, et Georgetown pour découvrir le charme des Caraïbes.

4) Monarch of the Seas:
De taille équivalente à la Statue de la Liberté, ce paquebot vous offre la liberté de vous lever avec le soleil, la liberté de laisser les enfants en sécurité grâce au programme pour les enfants à bord. Ce paquebot vous laissera rêver au travers de ses croisières sensationnelles au Mexique. Découvrez les villes de Los Angeles, San Diego, Ile Catalina, et Ensenada en cinq jours. Cinq jours de dépaysement garantis.

Rabu, 14 Juli 2010

Los Nombres Detras de Las Bandas de Musica

Muchas bandas de música son nombradas a partir de diferentes situaciones, personas o cosas que jamás te haz imaginado. Aquí te contaremos todas las historias detrás de las bandas de música más famosas de la historia. Los orígenes de las bandas de rock y seudónimos de artistas son un misterio que te revelaremos aquí. Diviértete!

1) Los Bee Gees:
Los hermanos Giba primero tuvieron en mente el nombre de " Los Rattlensnakes" para su banda. Luego tuvieron la idea de honorar las iniciales de los dos hermanos Giba y un amigo cercano y uno de sus primeros soportes, DJ Hill Gates, quien no tiene nada que ver con el fundador de Microsoft. Es así como Los Bee Gees fueron nombrados luego de las iniciales Bill Gates.

2) Bob Dylan:
Su nombre original es Robert Zimmerman, y era demasiado largo y además el era un fanático de Dylan Thomas.

3) The Doors:
Primero fueron nombrados Psychedelic Ranger. Luego fueron inspirados por una cita de William Blake: "si las puertas (doors) de la percepción serian lavadas, todo aparecería al hombre como es, infinito."

4) Elton John:
Su nombre real es Reginald Dwight. Tomo su nombre artístico de otros músicos británicos, Elton Dean y John Baldry.

5) Elvis Costello:
Nació llamado Decían Patrick McManus. Cuando comenzó su carrera musical, adopto un alias creado por una combinación de Elvis Presley y Lou Costello, simplemente porque representa lo opuesto de el otro Elvis.

6) Eurythmics:
Su nombre es originado en un sistema de instrucción musical de 1890 que se focaliza en respuestas físicas.

7) Everything but the Girl:
Se inspiraron en una propaganda de ropa británica que vendía todo menos a la chica (Everything but the girl). La implicación era que todo estaba en rebajas menos las cosas de chica.

8) Green Day:
Si fumas marihuana y luego te relajas todo el día, has tenido un día verde (Green Day).

9) Guns and Roses:
De los nombres de Axl Rose y Tracii Guns.

10) Marilyn Manson:
El seudónimo del líder de la banda mezclo dos de las celebridades favoritas americanas: Marilyn Monroe y Charles Manson. Otros miembros de la banda usan los pseudonimos Ginger Fish, Twiggy Ramirez y Madonna Wayne Gacy.

11) Nirvana:
En el budismo significa el estado de bendición perfecta obtenida por la destrucción de uno mismo.

12) Pet Shop Boys:
En la disco gay "underground" habían los cuartos oscuros en los cuales no sabes con quien estas teniendo sexo. Una variación son los Pet Shops: no sabes con lo que lo estas haciendo.

13) Queen:
Una palabra que caracteriza a los travestis y la realeza. Connotaciones perfectas para el nombre de la banda en los ojos de Freddie Mercury.

14) Ramones:
Una historia un poco "freaky". En el principio de su carrera, Paul McCartney se llamaba a si mismo Paul Ramone.

15) R.E.M:
"Rapad Eye Movement" Movimiento rápido de ojos, que es un estado de sueño.

16) TLC:
Las iniciales de los apodos de los miembros de la banda son T Boz, Left Eye y Chilli. También sugiere los acrónimos de "Tender, Loving y Care".

17) UB40:
La banda fue desde un principio relacionada con temas políticos y fue nombrada a partir de un formulario de desempleo en británico.

18) U2:
Un tipo de avión espía usado por los estados unidos, Bono explico una vez que U2 creció de pensamientos de interacción con la audiencia... como en "you too" (vos también).

19) Velvet Underground:
Nombrados a partir de un titulo de un libro de sexo desconocido que uno de los miembros de la banda había encontrado tirado en la calle.

20) XTC:
Esta banda de punk fue formada en 1976 antes de que usar drogas sea popular. La banda había cambiado su nombre original Star Park luego de mirar a Jimmy Durante clip en el que dice:"Estoy en Éxtasis!"

21) Yeh Yeh Yeh:
De acuerdo a Karen O, la inspiración de esta banda de Hip hop vino de la frase Newyorkina que significa "Whatever".

Selasa, 13 Juli 2010

Los 7 Mejores Musicales

Aquí te presento una lista de las películas mas destacadas en la sección de musicales para que disfrutes y entretengas.

La novicia rebelde (The Sound of Music):
La clásica historia de la familia Van Trapp en Austria y la niñera, protagonizada por Julie Andrews en 1965, todavía sigue siendo entretenida ya tractiva para la educación de los niños. La trama, la música, las visuales y el mensaje son parte de la niñez de muchos de mi generación.

Del musical teatral protagonizado en cine por Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones y Richard Gere es otro de los recomendados. Su más reciente estreno en los 2000 es de una excelente actuación, baile y sonido que ha ganado un premio tras otro. Vale la pena!

Mouline Rouge:
Protagonizada por Nicole Kidman y Ewan McGregor , dirigida por Baz Luhrmann este increíble musical fue uno de los mas impactantes que vi. En 2001 Moulin Rouge logro traer a la pantalla grande, de la llegada de un humilde escritor ingles en 1900 a Paris, y su encuentro con una bailarina en Mouline Rouge.

Grease es un musical para adolescentes, de 1978 que todavía vale la pena mirar. John Travolta comienza su carrera de galán en la pantalla grande, junto con Olivia newton John hacen un dúo inolvidable. Sus canciones siguen siendo un éxito hoy en día, reproducidas en transe y house music.

Mary Poppins:
Julie Andrews en 1964 de nuevo hace una brillante actuación junto con Dick Van Dyke convierten este musical en un mágico de Disney inolvidable para niños! Ese clásico nunca pasara de moda.

El Mago de Oz:
Judy Garland en 1939, junto con sus tres amigos (el hombre de lata sin corazón, el espantapájaros sin cerebro y el León sin coraje) siguen el inolvidable camino amarillo para llegar al Mago de Oz. Excelente.

La Bella y La Bestia:
Un dibujo animado de Disney para adultos y niños que fue capaz de ganar los corazones de millones de personas en 1991. Un gran mensaje para no guiarse por las apariencias, lleno de magia y entretenimiento. Increíble sonido!

Aquí termino mi lista, espero que la hayan disfrutado y que ahora puedan con seguridad elegir su próximo musical!

Senin, 12 Juli 2010

Live Poker: Pros and Cons of Participating in a Tournament

If you have had enough of playing poker with friends or with playing it online and winning some money and then losing some money to only win that money back again, then you have reached the stage in your poker playing experience where you need to start entering live tournaments. That is the real deal. No more long hours in front of the computer, no more feeling guilty for taking your friends' money: you are now ready to turn pro.

But, before you do, here are a few things you must consider:
1) One of the big differences of playing in a tournament is that you need to pick you hands carefully. Spend most of your time throwing your cards away at the right beginning. If you see that your cards won't amount to much, fight the urge to exchange most of them, and just hand them all in. This is what most tournament players do anyway. If you don't believe me, watch the others play.

2) Money you take with you to tournaments lasts for a much lengthier period than when playing with friends or online. This is one of the advantages of not playing every hand you are dealt. (Hint: You should do the same thing when playing with friends even though that then becomes boring.)

3) Do not sit to the left of the dealer. Ensure that there are at least two players between the dealer and the players to the left. Why? Only the first 2 players seated on the left of the dealer have to place the ante. Since, most of the tournaments involve ten players on each table, you save this much each time you play. This also means that each hand that you fold will mean that you have spent only half that of the lower limit. This amounts to three dollars in a two to four dollar rake tournament.

4) Take into consideration that the mere fact that you are away from home means that you will spend money on food and drinks. Try and get your own, but in any case keep it light.

5) Tournament dealers are not paid much, and so it' general practice to give them about three percent of whatever you win. Consider that all gambling halls and poker rooms also take a certain percentage but at least this comes from the money you win and so you don't feel it.

6) One of the other advantages of playing in a tournament is that you can use more money than you had. For instance, for a hundred dollar sit-in, many casinos and poker rooms will give you about five hundred in tournament chips to bet with.

7) If high odds and high risk is not what you are looking for you can take advantage of the late night satellite tournaments. These generally begin at one in the morning and since the number of players won't be high, you stand a bigger chance of winning.

Playing poker requires tremendous skill as well as come luck. While you cannot depend on luck, improve your skills and your online casino or other kind of betting account will show a profit.

Minggu, 11 Juli 2010

Live Poker: How to Win Tournament Games

Now, if you are interested in being the best player, getting really good money and knowing some tricks and advices of what to do in a live tournament games, here is the best place to learn them.

1) Try not to get drunk
Some of the people that are playing, and that have few rounds to play in the tournament don't count the drinks they have during their games and at the very end of the day they don't have power to continue till the last game, which is a pity to loose such a big opportunity, so, don't drink a lot and be prepare for the last round, also come up with all your senses in order. If you drink, do it measurable and just to loose the nerves before the games but also have some other drinks like soda, water, coffee and others to hydrate your self.

2) Is it important where I sit?
Yes it is, in a tournament try not to sit next to the dealer, take a place in where you will feel that you are in front of the dealer to have the feeling that he is giving you a game. Also in a place where you will feel comfortable with your self and you will have a perspective of the other players.

3) Make your self comfortable while playing
Don't show the other players with your position what you cards are telling you. Make sure to seat back and relax, don't adopt positions that will make you move too much or feel uncomfortable during the time of the game. Some players in the tournaments show their game with the position they adopt while playing either putting the elbows on the table or resting in the bumper.

4) Do the most important thing in the brake.
Don't get distracted from what you really need to do in the brake. Take your time to go to the bathroom and rest, sometimes the discussions about the previous game or lines for getting drinks will waste your time for what is really important.

5) Also your words and mimic are important during the game.
When ever you are playing don't show your cards to the other player in the way you talk or look, is important that they will have other impression, for example in your hand Is good you can try on making faces or saying words that show that your hand is not good, then people will think you have a bad game and you will surprise them at the end. This doesn't work all the time so try to find different ways to hide your game.Also you can read the other player's movements and words to see either they are lying or telling the truth in the hand.

Ok, right now you are equipped with the best advices from the experienced card players at Live Tournament Games, then just bring all your energies and talent to the tournaments. If you are looking for fun and you don't have friends around to play with, remember that there is always a way to play by your self, you will be always welcome at online casinos so go there is you like to gain some practice for your gaming skills.

Sabtu, 10 Juli 2010

Listening Devices for Fun

There are great little listening devices that are known as a Super Ear. It is small enough to clip to a shirt pocket and you can even be attached to your binoculars. Because of its small size, you can take it anywhere like on a camping trip or when you go hiking. These listening devices would be great on hiking trips.

If you are hiking with one or more persons, and you should never go hiking alone, should you happen to get separated from the other hikers, you could use these listening devices to help you locate the rest of your party from up to one hundred yards away.

Or possibly you’re a big time sports fan and you like to go to lots of sporting events to experience the game live. Has there ever been a time when a call was made that you just didn’t hear? Ever wonder what the catcher is really saying to the pitcher when he goes out on the mound? Maybe you would like to know what those football players are saying to each other when they are in a huddle so that you can have a heads-up on what play they are planning to run.

By using one of these great, hands free listening devices, all you need to do is put on the headphones and you can listen in on all of those things. Then, when you are not using the stereo headphones with your listening devices, you can attached them to your portable CD or MP3 player and enjoy your favorite music.

Jumat, 09 Juli 2010

Linear Motors and Stepper Motors

A linear induction motor is made up of an inductor which is made of individual cores with a concentrated polyphase. Linear motors can be directly substituted for ball screw drives, hydraulic drives, pneumatic drives, or cam drives.

A linear induction motor is basically what is referred to by experts as a “rotating squirrel cage” induction motor. The difference is that the motor is opened out flat. Instead of producing rotary torque from a cylindrical machine it produces linear force from a flat machine. The shape and the way it produces motion is changed, however it is still the same as its cylindrical counterpart. There are no moving parts, however and most experts don’t like that. It does have a silent operation and reduced maintenance as well as a compact size, which appeals many engineers. There is also a universal agreement that it has an ease of control and installation. These are all important considerations when thinking about what type of device you want to create. The linear induction motor thrusts ratio varies depending mainly on the size and rating. Speeds of the linear induction motor vary from zero to many meters per second. Speed can be controlled. Stopping, starting and reversing are all easy. Linear induction motors are improving constantly and with improved control, lower life cycle cost, reduced maintenance and higher performance they are becoming the choice of the experts. Linear motors are simple to control and easy to use. They have a fast response and high acceleration. Their speed is not dependant on contact friction so it is easier to pick up speed quickly.

Stepper motors are a special kind of motor that moves in discrete steps. When one set of windings is energized the motor moves a step in one direction and when another set of windings is energized the motor moves a step in the other direction. The advantage of stepper motors that the position of the motor is "known". Zero position can be determined, if the original position is known.

Stepping motors come in a wide range of angular resolution and the coarsest motors typically turn 90 degrees per step. High resolution permanent magnet motors are only able to handle about 18 degrees less than that. With the right controller stepper motors can be run in half-steps, which is amazing.

The main complaint about the stepper motor is that it usually draws more power than a standard DC motor and maneuvering is also difficult.

Kamis, 08 Juli 2010

Linear Actuators and Linear Motion

Mechanical energy is an area of science that is making strides every day. The study of how actuators produce mechanical motion by converting various forms of energy into mechanical energy is a source of great exploration. Science finds new ways to make use of actuators every day including for medical purposes. Many scientists believe that the more they study these seemingly simple machines, the more they will discover ways of helping mankind.

The way in which a linear actuator works is that there is a motor that rotates a drive screw using a synchronous timing belt drive. Some linear actuators can also use a worm gear drive or direct drive. Which ever the choice, the turning of the screw pushes a drive nut along the screw, which in turn pushes the rod out and the rotating the screw in the opposite direction will retract the rod. According to the Association of Sciences, the drive screw is either an ACME or ball thread or is belt-driven which is what gives the machine its motion. A cover tube protects the screw nut from environmental elements and contamination thus allowing for the machines use continually without the chance of it getting gummed up. Radial thrust bearings permit the screw to rotate freely under loaded conditions and gives the linear actuator its strength.

Linear actuators usually serve as part of motion control systems. These days most are run by computers. Control systems, a device that you find linear actuators in, move or control objects. This is made possible by the actuators.

There are various forms of energy that run actuators. These forms of energy include, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and electrical. Linear actuators are used a lot in robotics and factory automation.

Linear motion is when an object moves in a straight line. This is the basic concept that drives the linear actuator. One has to stop and consider when choosing a linear actuator which type they need to fit the purpose of their project. Some things to keep in mind are the speed, stroke length and load rating of the actuator. Programmability of the actuator is also a factor especially when the application will be one that requires specialized detail. A linear actuator can be used in just about any forum. Ask yourself some questions when attempting to choose the right one for your project such as are there particular safety mechanisms required, environmental concerns to be addressed or space issues?

Rabu, 07 Juli 2010

Life Advice: Looking Through a Window

Living in today's metropolitan world of cellular phones, mobile computers and other high-tech gadgets is not just hectic but very impersonal. We make money and then invest our time and effort in making more money. Does it end? Not usually because we are never satisfied. How many times have we convinced ourselves that if only we had some more money, life would be so sweet? But then, after receiving a substantial raise, we realize that it wasn't enough and that we need more?

What Should You Do?
I have read many books on life such as Robin Sharma's Monk says this and the monk says that, and they all seem to say that money is not necessary. But it is. Can you do without cash and a lot of it? I know I can't.

So, I went to the neighbourhood Rabbi and asked for advice that will help me find my true way in life.

The rabbi nodded and took me to the window. "What do you see?" he asked me.

Promptly, I answered, "I can see people walking to and fro and a blind man is begging for alms at the left corner."

The Rabbi nodded and guided me to a big mirror. "Now look and tell me what you see?"

"I can see myself," I man answered.

The Rabbi smiled. "Now you can't see anyone else. The mirror and the window are both created from the same raw material: glass, but because on one of them they have applied a thin layer of silver, when you look at it all you can see is your own reflection."

The Rabbi placed his arm on my shoulders. "Compare yourself to those two pieces of glass. Without the silver layer, you saw the other people and felt compassion for them. When you are covered with silver, you see only yourself."

I looked at the Rabbi and stared. "I don't understand."

The Rabbi continued. "You will become someone only if have the courage to remove the silver covering over your eyes in order to again see and love others." He patted me on my back and sent me on my way.

I have thought of what he said and come to the conclusion that he had a point. Yes. We need money and we should not aim to lead a moneyless existence; its pointless and will only cause us and our families many heartbreaks in the future.

Instead, I suggest that we should follow the advice the Rabbi gave me. When we approach life through a silver covering, all we are able to see is ourselves. But discard that covering, and you will be able to see and feel everyone else.

In life, we are allowed to and should be able to look at both kinds of mirrors, but we should remember that a mirror reflects only us; a window is the door to compassion, health and true wealth. In other words, seek wealth by all means, but don't let it dissuade you from life, people, children and the poor and needy.

Selasa, 06 Juli 2010

Life Advice: A Lost Friend Speaks

When my friend sensed that in a few weeks the light of life was about to be extinguished, and that there was no more hope for him, he called me to his side and said, "If only I had lived my life differently, I might not have felt such an emptiness now. Promise me," he caught my hand, "Promise me that you won't make the same mistake." And when I asked him what mistakes, he asked me to get a pen and paper and to jot down his last words. Here they are in condensed form:

1) Talk less; listen more.

2) Listen to your grandfather's stories about his youth. When he's gone, you will relive the bond through these memories.

3) Invite friend over for a snack or dinner even if the house is a mess.

4) Eat popcorn in the living room even though its messy.

5) Invite the friends who have children home. Don't worry about their children creating a mess.

6) Sit on the grass even though it dirties your pants.

7) Never buy something just because it lasts for a long time or because it is practical.

8) Stay in bed and at home when sick and stop pretending that the world cannot go one without me for a day.

9) Light up the wonderfully crafted candles and let them burn out. Better this than they accumulate dust in the closet.

10) Share life's responsibilities with a partner, not only expenses.

11) (Meant for Women) Instead of waiting for the pregnancy to get over, cherish each moment in your heart. Understand that the life in you is the only chance you will get to help god create magic.

12) Let your children hug and kiss you whenever they wish to. Don't stop them by saying things like: later, go wash your hands first, we have to eat dinner.

13) Say the following two phrases as often as possible: "I love you" and "I am sorry."

14) Stop worrying about who loves or and who doesn't or about what others have or don't have.

15) Cherish all personal human relations.

16) Play with a pet every day. Laugh and run with it and take part in all its antics.

17) Spend more time with the people who love you.

18) Stop sweating because of all the small details and problems of life.

19) Grab every moment, look at it and live it. That moment will never return again.

Her name was Susan, and she had one six year old daughter. Susan taught me these few basic ideals that I have tried to follow in honour of her memory. It has made me a better man, a much nicer husband and in general, a happier person. Even now I can hear her say that God has blessed each and every one of us, and that we should accept these blessings and strive to become stronger both physically, mentally and also emotionally. I will always remember what she said to me the last time we met: "Jack, you are lucky. Don't blow it."

Senin, 05 Juli 2010

How to Start Your Own Small Business

Opening your own business can be a real big gamble. If you do not do your research well, you will wind up like most small businesses, and that is out of business in less then 6 months.

The most important thing to remember when opening up new business is the location. When doing your research for your new business you want to make sure you are the only business of your time in the area. If you are opening a video store you do not want to open near another video store. Remember if you are exclusive to the area, you will automatically get the business of those living in that area.

The next most important thing about opening a small business is you supplier. Do not have just one place to get supplies from, you should have several. By having more then one you can assure yourself that you are getting the lowest prices from them. And if they know about each other they will try to outdo each other to get your business.

Make sure that the products or services that you will be offering are desired, do not just decide to open up a store with out doing any market research is like playing craps, dangerous unless you really know what you are doing.

Advertising is important. Remember just like a casino you are trying to make money and not lose it. By spending some money on advertising you will increase your sales from your opening day. It is best to have a professional help you with your advertising rather then dong it yourself, there is no point in spending money on advertising if no one in your target demographic is going to see it. An example of this would be like using facial expressions to bluff in a poker game against blind players.

When picking your stock it is sometime better to have a better selection of items and maybe not so many of each item, this way you can see which items sell best and order more of those more popular items, and less of the less desired ones.

In business you should not try to open a business unless you already have experience running a related business. You may think you know how to, but to do it correctly you really need experience, after all if you were in a casino and looking to play poker you would not want a roulette dealer who is trying to figure out the rules as he goes would you? Chances are you would want an experienced poker dealer.

Depending on the type of business you are opening try keep your staff as small as possible, and if it is possible try to get friends and family to help you out. This will allow you to keep your costs low until you can really get a good idea of if you are making money or not. Once you are making money you can go out and hire people.

Minggu, 04 Juli 2010

How to Select RC Toys

If you’re new to the world of RC toys, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. There are thousands of different selections you can make, and it is truly annoying to purchase an RC toy and to have it not be what you are looking for. Here is a guide to help you choose the type of RC toys that will make you, or anyone that you are buying for, extremely happy with your choices!

Choosing RC Airplanes/Helicopters

The first question most people as is, "Do RC airplanes and helicopters really fly?" If they’re good RC airplanes or RC helicopters, they absolutely do! There are remote control planes and helicopters available to purchase at all different prices, so figure out who you’re buying for. If you’re buying for a young child, make sure you purchase a helicopter or airplane that has an easy-to-use controller. You may want to stick to the helicopters for young children, as they are generally easier to control than airplanes are. If you’re buying for someone who knows what they’re doing, you may have to spend a bit more, or find something that is different than they have. Look for really small specimens, really large ones, or, if they have a large collection, ones that remind you of the collection they currently have.

RC Tanks

All little boys love to play with tanks, and big boys do as well! RC tanks are a huge hit with just about anyone. RC tanks can range in price, so try shopping around your budget. Some tanks have turrets that move and are actually able to fire small shells. Others, usually on the more expensive end, actually smoke very realistically. RC tanks are usually a slam dunk for any RC toy lover!

RC Cars
And now for the meat and potatoes of the RC toy world! RC cars are great toys for anyone, man, woman, or child, that loves to play around with toys. RC cars range from racing style cars, to realistic style cars, to completely fantastical cars! When it comes to choosing an RC car, think about who you’re buying the car for. If you are buying for someone young, you may not want to spend a fortune, as they will probably be fairly hard on the car. Also, you might want to look for cars that run as well outside as they do inside. For the older crowd, look for RC cars that suit their style. If they love racing and Nascar, grab a racing car. If they like high-end vehicles, look for a realistic style RC car.

With a little time, and a little thought, you can choose RC toys for everyone in your family, from the youngest to the oldest, and you may even choose to pick out a new toy for yourself! Visit for the best it RC toy selection.

Sabtu, 03 Juli 2010

Croisière Pour Lune de Miel

Les bateaux de croisière sont de plus en plus spacieux, afin de vous offrir le meilleur en matière de détente et relaxation et vous proposent de découvrir de plus en plus de destinations de rêves, de l'Alaska aux Caraïbes en passant par l'Europe.

Les croisières vous offrent un confort digne d'un cinq étoiles, son lot d'aventures, ainsi que l'opportunité de connaître de nouvelles personnes et de vous faire de nouveaux amis.

Mais pour la réussite de votre lune de miel, la croisière doit comprendre à son bord:
1) Du Champagne et des fraises dès votre montée à bord
2) Des canapés et autres attentions dans votre cabine un soir de votre choix
3) Une soirée "Lune de Miel" spécialement destinée à votre attention
4) Mettre à votre disposition des photographes

Pour cela, choisissez bien votre bateau. Celui-ci doit vous offrir les salles et le confort minimal suivant:

1) Des Restaurants devant vous fournir des repas de haute qualité,

2) Des Pubs, vous proposant les meilleures bières irlandaises ainsi que du champagne, doivent être disponible aux quatre coins du bateau et près des salles de SPA et solarium,

3) Au minimum un Centre de conférence,

4) Des activités sportives comme un Centre de Fitness, parours de golf, terrains de basket ball et volley ball, mur d'escalade, piste de jogging, patinoire, jeu de palets et bien d'autres encore;

5) Des activités sportives et éducatives pour les enfants telles le Club enfants pour les enfants de 3 à 17 ans comprenant une discothèque, des jeux vidéo et même un espace où leur est servi un repas;

6) Des Salons de beauté, un Complexe thermal complet incluant Sauna, Spa et Solarium;

7) Pour vos loisirs: Piscines, Jacuzzis, Casino pour pouvoir vous divertir dans une ambiance Las Vegas à l'aide de ses machines à sous, Discothèque, Salle de spectacles, Salle de cartes, Café internet, un théâtre.

8) Mais aussi des services du quotidiens tels: Galerie Marchande (avec bijouterie, magasin de souvenirs, de photos), Bibliothèque, Centre médical, Blanchisserie, et enfin une Chapelle nuptiale.

Les bateaux recommandés pour ce genre de séjour dépendent énormément de vos goûts et du choix de votre destination, à savoir si vous rechercher une évasion romantique au travers des forets tropicales et des plages ensoleillées ou culturelle pour visiter des monuments historiques et découvrir des mentalités étrangères. Pour cela, les listes ne seraient être complètes.

Les deux bateaux de croisières les plus connus sont les suivants:
1) Jewel of the Seas:
Mis en service en mai 2004, le Jewel of the Seas est caractérisés par l'allure innovante des super-yachts. Il possède un design avancé avec ses grandes surfaces vitrées dans les espaces publics et des ascenseurs de verre donnant sur l'océan.

2) Explorer of the Seas:
En route vers les Antilles. Ce paquebot est le plus grand au monde. Vous y trouverez plus d'activités et d'expériences que vous ne pouvez imaginer. Découvrez des aspects novateurs tels que le mur d'escalade vous permettant de vous élever au dessus de l'océan, la patinoire où vous pourrez déguster un chocolat chaud. Le soir, les boutiques, les cafés et autres animations du Royal Promenade s'ouvrent à vous. Cette esplanade, où il fait bon se promener, s'étale sur une longueur équivalente à deux terrains de football et fait 4 ponts de hauteur.

Jumat, 02 Juli 2010

LCD Technology

Liquid crystal display (LCD) technology may sound exotic, but in reality we use it every day. LCD technology is utilized in stereos, computer monitors, microwave ovens, digital clocks and calculators. Today, the technology is also being used in high-tech flat screen TV sets and video monitors that produce incredibly clear images.

LCD screens function by obstructing light. Within the screen, the ligquid crystals are contained between two sections of polarized glass. The crystals control the brightness of light as it’s transmitted through the glass. An electrical charge is applied, and the crystals react to it, rotating to allow the light to pass through the sections of glass. The LCD display is made up of pixels and is illuminated by a florescent bulb that sends white light through the glass panes. Each pixel is split into red, green and blue sections that work together to produce a color image. One pixel can create about 16 million colors.

LCD televisions offer plenty of benefits to viewers. They offer superior brightness and contrast capability – far better than anything offered by traditional cathode ray TV sets. Flat screen LCD sets also feature a 160 degree viewing angle, so that watchers will see everything from just about any location in the room. Because the contrast quality is so good, viewers don’t have to worry about turning off all the lights in the room to get a good picture. Lamps don’t produce a glare on an LCD flatscreen set.

Another bonus with an LCD set is that most models come equipped with tuners and speakers. All you have to do is plug the set in, and it’s ready to go. The tuners and speakers are built in, which means no extra components like set-top boxes or receivers are required. This makes the LCD set perfect for homes that don’t have much space to spare for a big TV that requires extraneous equipment.

LCD sets are equipped to display high definition television as well as standard television. LCD sets can also serve as computer monitors and all-around video monitors. They can handle any kind of video format, and most come equipped with inputs for S-video, component video, and composite video. Most LCDs offer about 60,000 hours (or about twenty years) of viewing, making them a good investment. They last longer than plasma sets. The bulb is a critical factor in the LCD set, as it’s responsible for picture and color quality. With some sets, the bulb can easily be replaced. Other sets have bulbs that are built in to the LCD system, making matters more complicated when it’s time to replace the light source. Before investing in one of these sets, check into brands and model types. It pays to do a little research prior to buying.

Kamis, 01 Juli 2010

Laughter: Use It to Pick Up Women

Humour, some say, is the fruit of life, and this is especially true when it comes to picking up on a girl no matter where the location. Make them laugh, and I guarantee, that you are very close to getting their phone number and even to getting them to go out with you.

But, as we all know, making them laugh, is easier said than done. Precisely for those who find it difficult to come up with something funny to say, I am adding some funny anecdotes and wise cracks that you can memorize and then use in those situations where you need to get the girl in front of you to laugh.

1) The Prescription:
Did you hear of the lady, who walked into the pharmacist and asked for arsenic?
The man behind the counter asked in wonder, "What do you need that for?
The lady calmly replied," to kill my husband."
The pharmacist was taken aback," Are you crazy? Do you want to get us both into jail? And, anyway, why do you want to kill him? Go to a counselor. Get help for your marriage."
The lady paused and from her purse she removed a set of pictures of her husband and the wife of the pharmacist in some very creative postures.
The pharmacist looked at the snaps, put them down and smiled," lady, why did you not tell me that you have a prescription?"

2) The Tip Book
A wife calls out to her husband, "Have you seen the book, 101 Tips to Live for More Than a Hundred Years?
The husband sheepishly replies, "I burnt it."
"What?" the wife shouted out," why?"
The husband whispered back," Because your mother wanted to read it."

3) Range of Food
Looking at his wife fry meat balls in all kinds of shapes and sizes, Tom tapped her on the shoulder, "Why?"
His wife turned," Because you asked for a variety of food."

4) Mushrooms
Tom was picking mushrooms from the forest floor with his wife, when she picked up one and showed it to Tom," Is this for eating?"
Tom smiled," Yes. As long as you do not cook it."

5) Driving Around
Tom greeted his wife when she returned home," So, my dear, how was your first time driving all alone?"
His wife smiled coyly, "Do you want to hear it from me or read about it in the papers?

6) Drama
A couple are watching a film in their local theater when the wife snuggles close to her husband and points to the screen," Do you think that they will get married in the end?"
The husband sighs," Yes. These movies always have bad endings."

7) The Library
Tom visited the local library, walks up to the librarian and asks, "Do you know where I can find the book, the Supremacy of Men over Women?"
The librarian conducts a short search on the computer and looks up," you will be able to find it in the science fiction."

While some of these might sound offensive, if you use them well you will be able to display not just a sense of humour, but also that you are exactly the opposite of the stereotype. How? Immediately, after you done, lean over and whisper, But I am not like that, and if you allow me to take you out, you will see that for yourself.