Rabu, 30 November 2011

LCD TV Checklist: Are You Prepared?

LCD flat screen TVs provide a superior picture as compared to a traditional television - and they can come in more attractive styles to boot. A flat screen LCD TV can be mounted on a wall, under a cabinet, on the ceiling… or can sit on a stand or on top of furniture. LCD TVs are versatile, flexible, and provide a better entertainment experience… but how do they work? LCD flat screen TVs, and LCD technology itself, is based on the properties of polarized light. LCD TVs consist of two, perpendicularly arranged panes of polarized glass "stuck together" by a liquid-crystal-filled polymer solution. When they are exposed to electrical currents, the crystals untwist to varying degrees, permitting specific amounts and colors of light to pass though them. Flat screen LCD TVs are, in effect, projection TVs that depend on an extremely bright lamp as their light source, so they're considered a "passive" display. So how do you choose the right flat panel LCD TV for you? You should at least consider the following factors when shopping for a flat panel LCD TV. 1. Look for a HDMI input. This port keeps the signal all-digital, avoiding degradation that can occur as the signal passes through other components (like your cable box). HMDI carries high-definition audio as well as video. Some satellite receivers and DVD players also connect through this port. 2. Match the LCD TV size to the size of the room where it will be placed. Because LCD TVs have higher resolutions than conventional TVs, you can sit closer than you normally would, so you can view a larger screen comfortably. (Keep in mind a 42-inch screen may overwhelm a small room, though.) 3. Decide if you want the picture-in-picture feature. The picture in picture feature allows you to simultaneously view two video sources at once, with one appearing as a small window on the screen. If you do want picture-in-picture in your flat panel LCD TV, keep in mind that single-tuner picture-in-picture lets you watch TV in one window and another source (like a DVD) in the second window. A flat panel LCD TV with two tuners lets you watch two television sources at once. 4. Do you need HDTV? A flat panel LCD TV with EDTV is cheaper, but it can't display high-definition signals. The price difference between smaller flat panel HD-ready LCDs and ED-ready LCDs is fairly low, so you're better off buying a HD-ready set. In fact, most experts say there's little reason to buy a non-HD LCD television. These lower resolution LCD TVs won't be able to accept high-definition signals, so the picture won't look any better than regular analog TV. And small HD-ready LCD TVs can be found for $500 or less, which is cheap enough that there really isn't much to "save" on a non-HD LCD TV. 5. Check to see if the TV comes with a stand or mounting hardware. Most flat panel LCD TVs come with a basic table stand, but wall-mounting hardware costs an additional $100 to $200. 6. Look into the manufacturer's warranty policy before buying online. Some manufacturers have strict policies regarding authorized dealers. If you buy a Sharp LCD Television, for example, from an unauthorized dealer, Sharp may not offer warranty coverage. (However, the retailer may offer a substitute warranty that sufficiently covers you.) The difference in price between an authorized Sharp dealer and a discounter can sometimes be hundreds of dollars, so make sure you're comfortable with the risk of not having a warranty, or make sure you ask the dealer for information about their warranty terms for the flat panel LCD TV you're considering. 7. Finally, learn about LCD TVs. There are far more things to learn about LCD TVs than the above mentioned points. Get educated on how to buy an LCD TV.

Senin, 28 November 2011

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." Conclusion: 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.

Minggu, 27 November 2011

Laughing at the Indian Cricket Team

Indian cricket is headed for a disastrous World Cup and only those who wish to bury their head in the sand can think that they will do well there. The pitches in West Indies are fast and the players (who anyway have a tough time on such pitches) will succumb easily. They will advance (I truly hope so) to the next round by beating the weak teams but they will lose once again to the strong ones and they will find ourselves out and forgotten very soon. So instead of feeling sad, the only thing left for the fans to do is to joke about them. So here goes! The story goes that there was a couple married for quite some time and they had a boy of 5-6 years old. Their relationship was turning sour. So finally it reached such a stage that they thought it was better for them to be divorced than to carry on such a relationship. So they consulted a lawyer. But the big question was who would have the kid. In the hearing in the court it was decided that this choice should be left to their son. So the judge asked "Son, would you like to stay with your mummy?" The kid replied," No, mummy beats me." So the judge asked "Then, would you like to stay with your papa?" The kid replied, "No, papa beats me too." Now the judge was in a dilemma and was not able to decide what to do. After pondering for some time he smiled with the ideas he had in his mind about the child. And he gave the judgment that the kid would stay with Any guesses? Come on I know you can guess this. Ok here is the decision: The judge decided that the kid would stay with the Indian Cricket Team because they never beat anybody. And here are some one liners to pipe up your day: Why do Indian babies cry and complain all the time? They are practicing how to become Indian cricketers when they grow up. What is an handcuffed Indian Cricketer called? A cricketer you can trust. What are the four words that will destroy any Indian batsman? Did you bat today? Why doesnt the crowd blink when Tendulkar goes out to bat? There just is no time until he gets out again. What is the difference between an Indian batsman and an Australian one? 100 runs. What is the difference between batteries and Indian cricketers? Batteries have a positive side. How do you force Indian cricketers to run between wickets? You place food on either end. Yes, I know that some of these jokes are really putting the Indian team down but considering their recent form (excluding the recent two victories against West Indies which I think is more of a fluke than anything else), I felt that I could say such things. I cannot understand how such players such as Ganguly, Tendulkar, Dravid and the rest can let the fans down time and again. Sometimes it seems that they are not really interested in playing and that they gamble away their wicket easily. If that is the case then they should leave and let other more able and willing youngsters take a shot. They will not fare much worse in any case. What will they do? Lose. They lose anyway and to any cricket playing nation in the world!

Sabtu, 26 November 2011

Lasers - The New Mythical Gift Of Fire

In Greek mythology, the Titan Prometheus gave the gift of fire to Humanity. It provided warmth, light, and energy. Whether or not you believe that myth, humanity has learned to concentrate that light into beams of unimaginable power: Lasers. What does that word make you think of first? Science fiction ray guns? A secret agent strapped to a table while a metal-melting beam of light inches toward him? Or maybe the master thief throwing dust in the air to reveal a deadly maze of red laser beams guarding the treasure? Those are all popular but outdated images of the laser. Today, lasers vanquish different foes such as unwanted hair, vision correction, and even tumors. How is a beam of light able to delicately reshape the surface of the eye, yet still be able to cut steel? LASER is an acronym for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation." In this definition radiation doesn't refer to nuclear radiation, but to electromagnetic radiation. The electromagnetic spectrum includes radio waves, microwaves, infrared light, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, and X-rays. Some light wavelengths are visible, and other are not unless special equipment is used (e.g., infrared cameras, night-vision goggles). Lasers operate by concentrating the strength of various forms of light. The strengthened beam is an almost perfectly straight beam, called a coherent beam. "Coherent" means that almost all of the light energy (photons) are traveling in the same direction. The laser light energy stays focused on a smaller area with greater power. Compare this to an incoherent light source such as a light bulb, which emits photons in many directions and at many wavelengths. This is the job of a bulb, because we want visible energy spread out as much as possible. A flashlight also uses a light bulb, but also contains a curved mirror to approximate a more coherent beam. The light from the strongest commercial spotlight (essentially a giant flashlight) will disperse in the atmosphere after a relatively short distance. A laser beam can be bounced off the moon! http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/SEhelp/ApolloLaser.html A closer analogy to a laser is a magnifying glass. Remember as a child how you got the sun's rays to focus on a tiny spot that got hot enough to burn? That's similar to what a laser does, unless you moved the magnifying glass. Then the focus was lost and the sunlight was no longer concentrated. Because the laser employs a coherent beam, that essentially means it stays focused no matter the distance! Think of it link an infinite magnifying glass. Lasers can perform a multitude of different tasks at different power levels. Specific light wavelengths and beam strengths can be achieved by altering the light source, power source, and even the color of the light. This extreme versatility allows both the shaping of a delicate cornea and the cutting of industrial steel. The laser in your CD player won't cut steel, but neither can the industrial laser play a music CD without destroying it. Matching the right laser power to the right job enables us to safely harness this magical new fire. Learn more about medical lasers and laser hair removal by using the resources below.

Jumat, 25 November 2011

Laser Technology

Laser technology is used in almost every scope of life, from the miniscule lasers in CD players to the lasers used to scan groceries in the checkout line to the massive lasers in aeronautics design. The discovery of laser technology and the subsequent building of ever-improving lasers have benefited the human race tremendously, particularly through medical advances. Medical lasers cause medical procedures to be quicker, better, and easier than their traditional counterparts. The only drawback is increased cost. In 1917, Albert Einstein was the first person to suggest the basics of what would become lasers, by discussing the theory of Stimulated Emission, which is a type of electron transition in which a photon is emitted from an atom causing a chain reaction with other atoms to repeat the action. In fact, the word laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulation Emission of Radiation. Charles Townes, an American physicist, further developed the idea with microwave (invisible) light in the mid- to late-50’s and Theodore Maiman built the first working optical (visible) light laser in 1960. Improvements and variations on hundreds of kinds of lasers continue to be made since the 1960s. Those involved in quantum mechanics have been studying some form of lasers, either in theory or in reality, since the 1920s. Uses for laser technology are widespread and are included in such important fields as medical/surgery, communications, design, manufacturing/industry, and research. Medical/Surgery The advancement of medical lasers has vastly improved the ease and success of surgery. The cost, however, is greater than that of other treatments, though scarring is much less with lasers and lasers work much more quickly than older surgical options. Incisions are more precise and easier to control. Some medical areas in which lasers have deeply refined treatment options are in laser eye surgery, oncology, neurosurgery, cardiology, dermatology, veterinary surgery, and dental surgery. Communications Televisions, telephones/ cellular phones, and computer systems all benefit from the use of lasers. Lasers are able to carry the huge amounts of channels and frequencies required by these high-tech devices. Lasers have proven the best communication device to have in the space age. Design Lasers have transformed the world of design by making it possible for designers to perform with precision that was previously unavailable. Lasers are used to design digital and three-dimensional objects with much more ease and accuracy through scanning, cutting, copying, and digital archiving. From designing a building to designing landscape, lasers prove to be the best option for fast and easy design. Manufacturing/Industry Lasers have improved the manufacturer’s ability to produce tenfold. For example, with a laser cutter, a clothing manufacturer can have fabric patterns cut much more quickly and more accurately in no time. A jeweler has much more precision on his side when employing lasers to work on fine gems. Airplane designers can construct an aircraft much more efficiently and with greater results using laser technology. Research The use of lasers in research enables scientists to uncover much more detail and detect very slight movement when studying matter. The lasers can be tailored to only respond to certain colors or movements and, in that way, they provide much more specialized work in research environments. The world of laser technology is always expanding by producing new applications and ways to benefit people. The dependence that the modern culture has on lasers is amazing considering that it was not prevalent until the past forty years.

Kamis, 24 November 2011

Laser Printers or Inkjet Printers? A Buyers Guide

Should you buy an inkjet or a laser printer? Often people buying a new printer are confused about whether to buy a laser printer or inkjet printer. The short answer is it depends on what you’ll be using it for, and how much you’ll be using it. Inkjet printers have a lower initial purchase cost but cost more to run because the ink is more expensive when measured on a per page basis. Laser printers cost more but their running costs are lower and they have a better print quality because in general they have a higher resolution (expressed in dots per inch - dpi). If you want to print photos at home however, you are best to choose a photo quality inkjet printer. Inkjets are great for home use and for photo printing. Lasers are good for high-volume applications, like offices, or for applications that need high print quality. Inkjet printers transfer tiny droplets of ink directly to the page. A laser printer creates an electrostatic pattern on a drum that attracts ink powder that is subsequently fused onto the paper. This is more complex technology so means a higher price than for an inkjet printer. If you examine the same page printed on both a laser printer and an inkjet, you will be able to see that the characters on the laser printer produced page are sharper. That said however, inkjet printers are getting better all the time in terms of the sharpness of printed characters. Another aspect to consider is how heavily you will be using a printer. Printer manufacturers express the durability of a printer in terms of duty cycle in pages per month. For example, a typical laser printer will be capable of a duty cycle up to 7,000 pages a month while a typical entry level inkjet printer is capable of up to 500 pages per month. Some of the more recent inkjets provide excellent color clarity and brightness, and are very well suited for printing photographs. While inkjet printers themselves are cheaper, their ink is more expensive per page printed. Ink cartridges need to be replaced fairly often if you print a lot, especially if you’re printing pictures or photos. The manufacturer’s stated pages per cartridge measurements are very much dependent on what you printing. They are based on only a small percentage of the page actually being covered in ink. Toner cartridges for laser printers have a higher unit price than inkjet cartridges, but have a higher capacity so that the cost per page is lower for lasers.

Rabu, 23 November 2011

Laser printer or inkjet printer – Which one would you go for

“Laser printer or inkjet printer” this is something which must be rolling in your mind if you’re thinking of buying a printer. Buying a printer to a great extent depends on the type of work you would like to do on the printer. For instance, if you want to print few photos, few e books or print any other project work an inkjet printer would help your cause. Inkjet printers are far less expensive than laser printers. An Inkjet printer uses a unique printer mechanism, which provides quality printing. They transfer tiny droplets of ink directly to the page. This is the reason why you will find most photo printers are inkjets. If you want to print photos at home, photo inkjet printer would probably be a perfect choice. You might get an inkjet printer for less but they cost high to run. The ink required by inkjet printers is expensive as they are measured on per page basis. On the other hand laser printers have a high initial price but a low running cost. When to opt for laser printers? No matter laser printers are far more expensive than inkjet printers but they have a low running cost. For instance, if you want to print thousands of photo printouts, e books or print any other projects in bulk, laser printer would help your cause. The quality of printing provided by a laser printer is of a higher resolution as compared to an inkjet printer. You can also use laser printer at home if you require to take thousands of printouts. It would always be advisable to treat a laser printer as an investment rather than an expense. You need to workout properly to judge the capacity of your business prints per day. This will help you to make a better decision of the type of printer which can best suit you.

Selasa, 22 November 2011

Laser Machine Welding

Laser machine welding is the joining of two pieces of material, usually metal, but often these days plastics, using a laser beam. A laser is a single phase, or coherent beam of light often seen in science fiction movies, but the development of the laser beam and its application in laser machine welding allows for advancements in precision welding using this high-energy device, which creates heat when it strikes a surface. Laser machine welding is used for steam tracing and inspection, for surface heat treating, cutting with heat and other precision applications. The laser, which stands for light amphlication by stimulated emission of radiation, emits photons in a narrow beam. Laser light usually in monochromatic, meaning that it emits light of a single wavelength. Common light emits incoherent light, which goes in all directions over the spectrum. The first working laser was developed by Hughes labs in 1960, but was descended from work done by Albert Einstein in 1916. However, the laser itself is such a recent development that the use of laser machine welding is a fairly recent technological innovation. Lasers have found applications in many areas since their invention. Modern medicine utilizes lasers for surgery, having realized the ability to perform less invasive surgical procedures than in the past. Also the fine and precise nature of lasers has led surgeons to use them for such delicate operations as eye surgery. In common practice many people today use laser pointers, especially in the classroom. Marksmen use laser sights on rifles. Computer users use laser printers for output rather than old-fashioned methods, and lasers are used for motion detection and security, among many dozens if not hundreds of other applications. Lasers are even used in children’s toys, office photocopiers and in the devices used to lock and unlock car doors. As technology improved lasers worked their way into all aspects of life and it was only natural that applications of lasers to welding technology would occur. The end result of this has been the creation of the laser machine-welding specialty, taking its place next to Mig, Tig, Arc and other welding methods. Uses of laser machine welding are becoming commonplace in the computer and consumer electronics industry, in space and aircraft technology and with defense contractors. Laser machine welding is often used because it can be much more precise than other welding methods. Laser machine welding is often used for micro welds of hyper small dimensions that conventional welding methods could never touch. Laser machine welding is often used in jewelry manufacturing, engraving, in dentistry, and in the tool and die industry where precision is demanded. Laser machine welding is on the cutting edge of technology, and welders trained to use laser machine welding are some of the brightest and most talented welders in the industry. Laser machine welding has also found a home in the highly technical and precise welding needs of plastic welding. While plastic welding is often done with ultrasonic welders, many times laser machine welding is the preferred method.

Senin, 21 November 2011

Las Vegas: Top Three Land

Las Vegas is synonymous with casino playing and sports betting. While the desert blooms on its outskirts, the lights of this betting mecca signal all who enter that this is not any other vacationionl spot. Who does not recognize the big neon cowboy called Vegas Vic waving to all visitors: "Come In Come In" at the entrance to the Pioneer Club. But, let us suppose you have decided to go to Vegas and have no idea which casinos to go to play. There are so many that you might just go to the nearest one and miss out on some real and true excitement. That is why you must read this article. Why Do you Want to Go to a Casino? Interested in the spectacular sights? These are the top three not to miss: 1) The Venetian Why go to Venice if you can take a gondola ride through street just like you would in Venice? This is a definate MUST and especially so if you are going with a mate. For singles, this is still a great experience because the place is huge and the ride entertaining. 2) Paris Similar in theme to the Venetian, this casino makes you feel like you have visited Paris in France with the imposing Eiffel Tower looming down on you from above, you can even take a fast-moving ride and wizz through and by the towers and other spectacular palaces and gardens. 3) The Bellagio No waterfall or water fountain I have seen is as spectacular and coloruful like the one sported at the Bellagio. Starting with blue and then changing from an orange to a fiery crimson tinge, I felt that the water has caught fire and I was witnessing something I had only read about: instant combustion. More interested in playing a casino game than in sightseeing? Pick one of these three: 1) Excalibur This is one of the most busiest corners of the entire globe. Their casino is the largest you will ever see and it addition it is not just a casino. Its designed in a medieval manor or palace kind of theme that makes you feel as if you have been jutted back in time. The tables are also easy to get a seat and the dealers are fair. Yes. The Excalibur is a great place to play your favourite casino games. 2) The Luxor Why not enter ancient Egypt and place your bet as the age-old pharaohs look on? The casino hall at the Luxor is designed as the interior of the Great Pyramid in Egypt (actually it’s a lot better than the orignial one) and the betting floor is vast and encompassing of all games such as poker, craps, roulette, baccarat, blackjack and a large number of electronic slot machines. 3) The Hilton Casino Lounge Amazing but true. The Hilton casino lounge supplies the best odds for sports and casino bets. Maybe it’s the fact that this is not one of the better known casinos in Las Vegas, or maybe its because its name is not synonymous with gambling, but in any case, if you are interested in pure card or slot gaming, this is the casino to go to. Conclusion: Las Vegas is one of the best locations for entertainment in the world and you can find all kinds of shows and theme parks there so you will not get bored no matter what you like. Relax, or take an active part in your trip. Learn more about casinos at http://www.gambling-portal.com because you will definitely enjoy your stay at Las Vegas.

Minggu, 20 November 2011

Las Vegas: Top 5 Poker Rooms in Las Vegas

If you want to experience live poker action at the gambling Mecca of the world, here is a guide to the top poker rooms in Las Vegas. You can read here updated info on each of the recommended Las Vegas poker rooms including their game variety, limits and tournaments. 1) Bellagio Casino and Hotel If you want to experience Las Vegas poker action and hang out with pros, the Bellagio is the casino for you. It is one of the classiest poker rooms available in Las Vegas. It is so popular that you might find yourself spending over an hour at the waiting list and then find yourself stuck with a bunch of enthusiastic amateurs. The games offered are Texas Holdem, Omaha and stud games, and you can also join one of the tournaments, but note that this involves playing No Limit Holdem. As for the table limits for the regular games, these are as follows: a) Limit Holdem: 4/8, 8/16, 15/30, 30/60, 60/120, 75/150 dollars and up. b) No Limit Holdem: 200 dollars buy ins with 2/5 dollars blinds. c) Omaha: 6/12, 15/30, 20/40, 30/60, 50/100 dollars and up. d) Stud Poker: 1/5, 4/8, 8/16, 30/60, 75/150 dollars and up. 2) Mirage Las Vegas If you are tired of waiting for a table at Bellagio, the poker rooms at the Mirage can be an acceptable alternative. It resembles Bellagio's with its luxurious atmosphere, variety of games and its huge popularity among pros as well as tourists. The games offered are Texas Holdem and Omaha, Stud and as the Bellagio, playing in a tournament means getting involved with No Limit Texas Holdem. As for the limits of each table in a regular game, they are: a) Limit Holdem: 3/6, 6/12, 10/20, 20/40, 40/80 dollars. b) No Limit Holdem: between 100 and 500 dollars buy ins with 2/5 dollars blinds. c) Omaha: 5/10 dollars. d) Stud Poker: 1/5, 5/10. 3) Excalibur Las Vegas If you want to play in a less stressful environment, check out the poker room at the Excalibur casino. You can play spread limit Holdem with the lowest limits available on the Strip and enjoy beginners friendly rules such as limitation on three raises. The room has been renovated recently and the poker tables and seats are very comfortable. At the Excalibur, you can play Texas Holdem or 7 Card Stud, and the limits are slightly lower: a) Limit Holdem: 1/3, 2/6 dollars. b) No Limit Holdem: 100 dollars buy ins with 1/3 dollars blinds. c) 7 Card Stud: 1/5 dollars and up. 4) Binions' Horseshoe Hotel and Casino If you want to play at the same room where the first WSOP took place, you must visit Binions' poker room. Although the casino has been renovated and went through many changes since the days of Nick the Greek, the ghosts of the past still haunt the place, but in a good way. Here too you can play Texas Holdem, No Limit Holdem in their own tournament, Omaha and Stud games for the following limits: a) Limit Holdem: 2/4, 4/8, 10/20 dollars. b) No Limit Holdem: 100 dollars minimum buy ins with 1/2 dollars blinds. c) Omaha: 4/8 dollars. d) Stud Poker: 1/5. 5) Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino If you want to follow in the steps of the 2006 WSOP champions, check out the Rio poker room. You might be surprised from the size and the small variety of games, but the thought of sharing the same location with contemporary gaming legends adds a certain appeal to it. Other than taking part in the tournament where you can participate in some No Limit Holdem, you can pick from Texas Holdem, 7 Card Stud, Omaha or a few other variations according to what players request. The limits are as follows: a) Limit Holdem: 2/4, 3/6, 4/8 dollars. b) No Limit Holdem: 100 dollars minimum buy ins with 2/5 dollars blinds.

Sabtu, 19 November 2011

Las Vegas: How to Have Non Gambling Related Fun

Last month, my wife, Anne Doe, took me to Las Vegas because she had to go for a business convention. Needless to say, she writes for an guide to casinos and I hate gambling. But then, she likes it and this supports us too, so I went along without any hassle. At first I was depressed, but then as I asked around and looked around, I ended up having more fun in Las Vegas than I would have thought. And no. I did not enter a single casino while I was there. Entertainment: One of the greatest things about Las Vegas, Reno and Atlantic City (but especially Las Vegas) is the number of shows that are available. You can get to watch top class comedians like Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Tim Allen and even the likes of Bill Cosby and Chris Rock. If you are into music you can watch female singers like Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Beyonc?, male performers like Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Snoopy Dog and bands like Oasis and Bon Jovi. I could go on and on but the list is endless. If you are into magic you can watch magicians like David Copperfield do their thing meters from you. Whatever you like, you can find it here from Western music to oldies to Jazz, Rock, Heavy Mettle to Trance. All you have to do is look at the itenary offered during your visit. Food: Chinese to Japanese to Korean to Jewish and even Vegetarian and proper meat eating establishments await your every delight in Vegas. Do not opt for the cheap and oily fried dishes served for free while you play. Stop a while and take in the delightful scenery and smells of East Asian or European dishes. What is wondrous is that you get to see man's ability to mix. A real melting pot if I may say so myself. But is that all what casino cities like Las Vegas are about? Do you have to remain in the city to really and truly enjoy your stay? No. Here are some of the better attractions you must see on your visit to Vegas: Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon: Book yourself a seat on any of the many sightseeing tours available and go and watch the architectural marvel that is Hoover Dam built over the Grand canyon which is also a grand sight to see by itself. Black Canyon is another must see as is Lake Mead which is so beautiful just because it is a body of water all surrounded by desert-like nature. Colorado River: While looking at the Dam and Canyon is from above, to see the true beauty of the river, you have to go down. The Colorado river is excellent for river-rafting and water sports, but you do not have to take part if it is not your thing. Instead just sit back and enjoy another of nature's marvels. Bonnie Springs: Who can not resist going to one of the old towns like those in the Western gun slinging movies? Your destination needs to be Old Nevada. There you can delight in an old western town right in the middle of Red Rock Canyon. They host western shootouts too so come prepared, partner! Conclusion: I could go on and on about other attractions like the theme park in Circus Circus, the Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve and Mt. Charleston but I think you get the picture. In Las Vegas and hate gambling? Do not despair. Just go out and have some clean un-gambling fun.

Jumat, 18 November 2011

Las Supersticiones en los

La mayoría de los jugadores casino siguen una cultura de las apuestas que es muy personal. Estas consisten en ciertas creencias, supersticiones, objetos, vestimentas y hábitos que deben o no deben hacer a la hora de jugar. Es importante tener un procedimiento en el casino para poder apostar con más seguridad. Próximamente te presento una serie de hábitos y creencias respetadas por muchos jugadores profesionales. Son solo lo que algunos dicen que es cierto, no necesariamente lo son. La primera es entrar y salir por la misma puerta del casino, lo cual es creíble que traiga buena suerte. Sin embargo, algunos creen que trae mala suerte hacerlo. Otra de las creencias es a la hora de jugar a los Dados, es importante soplarlos antes de tirarlos en la mesa del juego. Dicen que puede traer buenos resultados. En el póquer, dicen que jugar una carta que se cayó al piso durante el juego no es conveniente, y puede traer mala suerte. Usar vestimenta negra puede traer mala suerte en el casino. Los objetos de la suerte también son parte de la cultura de los casinos. Estos sirven para acompañar a los jugadores en los juegos trayendo buena suerte. La pata de conejo, muñecos de peluche, una foto de un familiar querido, una piedra, o trébol de cuatro hojas son algunos de los clásicos objetos de la suerte. Las piedras de la suerte están clasificadas por meses. La de Enero es Granate, Febrero Amatista, Marzo Aguamarina, Abril Diamantes, Mayo Esmeralda Junio Perla, Julio Rubí, Agosto Olivino, Septiembre Zafiro, Octubre Ópalo, Noviembre Topacio, y Diciembre Turquesa. Jugar con dinero de otros jugadores dicen que trae buena suerte. Sin embargo, otros creen que apostar con su propio dinero es más conveniente. En el casino, las supersticiones de donde jugar, donde sentarse, son muy importantes. Por ejemplo, elegir la mesa en donde apostaras tu dinero generalmente es la misma. Los jugadores tienen su mesa habitual que les ha traído muy buena suerte en el pasado. El asiento también es de respectiva importancia. Sentarse cerca de alguien quien creas que te traerá suerte es muy común, tanto como sentarse cerca de alguien quien no confías no es recomendable. La vestimenta es parte de las costumbres de los jugadores. En general dicen que vestir de negro no es conveniente, sin embargo la mayoría de los jugadores lucen traje negro. Muchos, tienen sus números de la suerte escogidos. El 7 es considerado uno de los más comunes, mientras que el 13 no trae buena suerte. Tampoco se acostumbra dejar dinero arriba de la mesa de juego, porque quiere decir que el jugador gano demasiado y suficiente. Sin duda, todas estas costumbres son muy subjetivas y depende en lo que uno cree o no cree. Pero si lo crees, es mejor que lo hagas!

Kamis, 17 November 2011

Las Peliculas de Poquer Mas Recomendadas

Desde la época de oro del Oeste, jugar al Póquer ha siempre sido un juego popular en Hollywood. A pesar de que muchas de las películas de Hollywood que se localizan en póquer no son muy buenas, y a veces presentan al juego de una manera ridícula, mirar el juego desde la gran pantalla es muy divertido, especialmente si eres un jugador de Póquer. Acá te presentamos las mejores películas que fueron producidas en Hollywood. Algunas son excelentes aparte de ser sobre el póquer, mientras que otras el juego es el tema principal de atracción. De todas maneras, si eres fanático del póquer, disfrutaras mucho de mirarlas! 1) The Sting, dirigido por George Roy Hill, 1973: Esta película es menos a cerca del póquer y más a cerca el arte de manejar las car6tas pero te proveerá dos horas de diversión sofisticada. El ganador de los Premios Academia de 1973, presenta al joven Paul Newman como el mejor artista de todos quien conduce a Robert Redford al arte de los trucos de carta. El trabajo de David S. Warn es basado en historias de juegos reales. 2) The Cincinnati Kid, dirigida por Norman Jewison en 1965: Este clásico es conocido por su estremecedor mano final y la inolvidable frase: "Llega a lo que se trata, no? Hacer la movida equivocada en el lugar preciso." The Cincinnati Kid es a cerca de la batalla entre Steve Macqueen que es un joven jugador de póquer conocido por "The Kid", y el veterano apostador de póquer conocido por "The Man" actuado por Edward G. Robinson, durante la gran depresión en New Orleans. Es una de las mejore películas de póquer que he visto en la gran pantalla. 1) California Split dirigida por Robert Altman en 1974: Puede que esta no sea una de las mejores películas de Altmans, pero es una de las mejores representaciones de la vida de dos apostadores profesionales actuada por George Segal y Elliott Gould. La narrativa no es particularmente directa y el final no es exactamente feliz, pero si logra describir una experiencia autentica. También, los fanáticos de póquer trivial disfrutaran de aprender que el legendario jugador de Póquer Amarillo Slim actúa un papel pequeño. 2) Rounders dirigida by John Dahl en 1998: No es claro si el éxito de la película empujo al boom del Póquer en el siglo 21 o la popularidad del póquer hizo Rounders un éxito total. De una manera u otra, Rounders es una de las mejores películas de póquer que ha habido en la pantalla. El tema de la película se basa en una maratón en la que Mat Damon y Edward Norton tratan de ganar dinero para pagar deudas de apuestas. EL campeón mundial de Póquer Johnny Chan también aparece en escena. 3) Maverick dirigida por Richard Donner en 1994: A pesar de que Maverick no es una película brillante en el ámbito del póquer, es una divertida y entretenida película par mirar. Te puede dar una idea básica de lo que era ser un jugador de póquer en el lejano oeste, con Mel Gibson como un maverick que trata de ganar suficiente dinero para el torneo del gran torneo final.

Rabu, 16 November 2011

Laptops – To Own Or Not To Own?

I have owned a laptop off and on for a number of years. Due to battery life and accessibility, they have just not been a cost-effective solution for work or pleasure. That is until recently. Last fall, I purchased a Dell Inspiron 700m laptop primarily for work. It has been the best computer investment I have ever made … and I have five computers in my home (Note: I am writing this sitting in the passenger seat of our family SUV after visiting Grandma.). This is not a commercial for Dell. This is about laptops in general and the minimum specifications you should look for if considering a purchase. Keep in mind, advances are constantly occurring and the technology here will be outdated soon. Use this guide as a minimum starting point. To me, the biggest concern or problem with a laptop has been its portability … portability meaning the battery is needed. You absolutely have to have a computer with Centrino™ Mobile Technology. The Centrino™ technology allows my battery to power my notebook for up to four hours! Four hours! With four hours of computer time, you need to be able to access the Internet (Thank you Al Gore). That is where WiFi comes in. Of course you want your laptop to have the modem and cable adaptors, for online hookup, but it would be an absolute crime if you didn’t get WiFi capability. WiFi is nothing more than having a wireless Internet connection, thus no cables or plugs for the laptop. Third, you want to have as light weight of a laptop as you can without sacrificing keyboard size. This makes it that much easier to carry around and you will find yourself carrying it around more frequently. Fourth, you want a CD/DVD recorder on board and at least two USB ports. The CD/DVD player allows you to watch movies or backup important information. The USB ports allow you to hook up peripherals such as cameras, printers, etc. Last, but not least, are the “other things” you need to make your laptop perform as good as its big brother. You want at least 256 RAM (I recommend 512), a 30 GB hard drive (I recommend 60 GB) and a screen and keyboard size that fits you. Good luck!

Selasa, 15 November 2011

Laptop Computer-Where To Buy A Quality Laptop Computer or Notebook Computer At The Lowest Price.

With the fast disappearing gap between desktop computers and laptops or notebook computers in terms of computing power, more people are aiming to purchase a laptop or notebook computer to replace the less portable desktop computer. The question that looms large is how can someone get to buy a laptop or notebook computer at the lowest price, and irregardless of whether it is a new, used or a refurbished laptop computer? The answer is you can buy a laptop or notebook computer at the lowest price by removing the middleman in the transaction, where you actually buy direct from the seller without the traditional middleman. This simple solution suggests that buying the laptop online...and the largest marketplace where you can buy online is eBay! To get down to the real facts about buying a laptop computer from ebay, I personally logged into ebay to conduct a research. The first place to look up for if you are buying a laptop through ebay is to search through the category 51148 which is marked "Laptops, Notebook Computers". There you can see a large range of branded laptop computers which are being listed for selling under the auction format. Bear in mind, not all laptops are used or second hand laptops, brand new laptops are also listed for selling at the same time. Also many used laptops still carry a remaining portion of a guarantee or warranty that comes when it was first purchased new. On the day of my research into the Laptops, Notebook Computers category, I wanted to find what was the hottest laptop item listed for auction. So I began to look for laptops that were in the process of being auctioned off and which had attracted more than 20 bids. Out of 140 pages of listings containing the keyword "laptops", I searched the bids out of the first 5 pages of the listings, and discovered 20 different laptops being listed had more than the minimum 20 bids to make it a hot item or favorite. The lowest number of bids was 21 bids for a Dell X300, and the highest number of bids was 38 bids for a Dell C600 laptop. Out of the 20 different laptops being bidded with more than 20 bids, 12 were from the Dell brand, with the Dell Latitude being the most common hottest laptop being sold through ebay auctions. Second was Toshiba, with Sony being the third hottest item. While the price of the laptop being sold is dependent on many other factors such as age of the computer and the physical robustness of the laptop after physical use ( if it is aged and used before ), and specific features that came with it, generally most of the Dell laptops were within the range of $160 to $295 for a used-before Dell Latitude laptop with the Dell Inspiton 9400 bidded at $825.00 With these facts, one can start to make some preliminary decisions on his or her laptop potential purchase. By going to the ebay category 51148, on any typical day, we can find out what is the hottest brand of laptop computer being sold and at what range of prices, and whether those laptops are within out means for purchase. In my particular example, I found the hottest laptop on offer was a Dell laptop which will cost me around $160 to around $295 for a used laptop computer. Shopping online means huge savings in terms of time and money, as the auction format allows for a dynamic environment to bid for your intended purchase and allowing you to set a limit on your budgeted price. More importantly, most items , especially pre-loved and used before items can be purchased at vastly discounted price making it possible for you to buy a laptop at great discount than their inherent value.

Senin, 14 November 2011

Label Software Many Uses

Label software is one thing everyone can use, labels can helps you organize your CD’s and print out addresses in a few minutes, and using many different graphic templates. Label software is something we all can use, from the computer user who is looking for a way to put some order in all his CD’s and finally sort out the ones he needs in less than an hour, to the office admin that could use a better filing system and a better way of sending dozens of letters out a day without manually printing the address on the envelops. The Label Software revolution has created many creative ways for us to use things better, to manage information in a better way and to organize our office and home needs in a nicer, simpler way. Once you start using a software for labeling you will not believe how could you go along for so long without using some kind of software to print out labels for your papers, documents and CD’s. For business or for personal use, the Label Software can help you mark your CD’s with custom made templates and many different graphical possibilities, there is a world of difference between using label software to print out 10-15 different labels and having all your computer media on the floor as you are looking for your email backup from 3 months ago. This kind of software can also be used to print addresses of contacts, thus saving valuable time for both businesses and private people, even wedding invitations can be printed out with this software so that you don’t need to go over all the envelops yourself, all you need to do is spend about 3 minutes on the computer and then go make yourself a coffee while the printer is printing out the label for you to assign to letters and send away. The label software can save a business many hours of work and disorganization while sending out letters, with just a few clicks that printer can do all that for you while your workers do some actual work instead of writing addresses on envelops. Today it is also possible to use the label software to print out bar codes on stickers for you to use, so you can make your own sorting out of the merchandise you have in your stock or follow movement of goods in and out of a storage facility. Label software can be used for many things, but the general idea is that a label software allows you maximum use of your computer in your own physical environment, using a label software takes seconds and does not require any training, you just need to test the software coupled of time, read the manual and use the best technique of trail and error and you will be on your way, printing labels and saving a lot of time in a few hours from installing the label software on your computer. Start using a Label software, it will save you a lot of time and help you organize some of you things.

Minggu, 13 November 2011

La Nueva Cara de James Bond

La reciente versión de James Bond "Casino Royale" ha traído al agente James Bond un nuevo actor que no solo ha cambiado su personalidad, pero también su actitud y ha traído un nuevo estilo sensual, frió y asesino al Agente. El actor que lo protagoniza es Daniel Craig, quien nunca antes había aparecido en una James Bond, pero que sin embargo ha podido traerle al popular personaje una cara diferente a la usual. Esta vez James. Bond no es tan simpático ni tan amistoso, es mas bien un chico malo que cuando se pone un objetivo es difícil detenerlo y lo hará a pesar de tener que lastimar o tener que matar a otros. El actor se ha preparado para protagonizar a James Bond seriamente haciendo ejercicio y formando su cuerpo de una increíble manera. Ha impactado a todas las espectadoras con su increíble figura(Especialmente en la escena en que sale del mar), y ha enamorado en escena a la actriz Eva Grin, quien después logra engañarlo a el. Comparado a otros actores que protagonizaron a James Bond en el pasado, como Pierce Brosnan o Sean Connery , David logro sacarle al personaje algo que nunca había salido antes. Un carácter más egoísta, determinado, seguro y luchador que no duda un segundo de sus acciones. Fue realmente sorprendente ver como en esta nueva versión de James Bond, el agente se desenvuelve en secuencias brillantes de máxima acción que nunca había habido en ningún otro James Bond. La diferencia entre este y otros Bond también es que el personaje es mucho mas real que en otros casos. Todavía cuenta con los lugares exóticos, los increíbles autos, mujeres hermosas pero sin el tono irreal que contaban otros James Bond. Aquí sin duda James Bond es mucho más sadista, quien se convierte en un asesino de sangre fría con poca simpatía por los demás trayendo una actitud dura y audaz la cual David Craig la personifica excelente. También es importante mencionar el juego de poquer del final en el Casino Royale, igual de entretenido que los momentos de acción del principio de la película. La actuación de la actriz francesa Eva Grin también ha convertido a la chica Bond en alguien difícil de descifrar quien atrapa al agente desenvolviéndose en la trama con un final inesperado. Podrás ver al final de la película un lado de Bond que no piensas que existe en el, ni creías que verías durante toda la trama. Además de todo lo mencionado previamente, no hay duda que este James Bond esta dedicado no solo a los hombres que buscan acción, autos espectaculares y chicas Bond deslumbrantes. Esta vez a las mujeres nos dieron al increíble David Craig quien es el centro de atracción de la película. La película estrenada en 2006, dirigida por Martin Campbell ha logrado traer al querido personaje de Bond un estilo renovador, interesante, frió e indomable que sin ninguna duda te hará disfrutar de la pantalla grande.

Sabtu, 12 November 2011

La Industria de las Apuestas

La industria de las apuestas en línea es una de las más rentables en Internet. Inclusive, gente que no ha visitado un casino normal se encuentran visitando casinos en línea o salas de póquer diariamente. Entonces, ¿que hace a las apuestas en línea tan atractivas? Si, puedes jugar a cualquier juego que desees sin necesidad de irte de tu casa, trabajo o cualquier sea el lugar que debas estar. De todos modos, no puedes ser servido tu trago favorito, o ver tu partido preferido en la gran pantalla del casino, ni ver las expresiones de los demás jugadores cuando ganan o pierden. A continuación te presento los beneficios de apostar en línea comparado al casino tradicional: Diversidad: Puedes saltar de un juego de póquer en línea a un juego de dados y luego a una sala da bingo mientras no te mueves de tu silla. En la mayoría de los casinos en línea tienes la posibilidad de apostar y jugar en una amplia variedad de juegos, maquinas y video póquer. Puedes cambiar de apuestas de casino a apuestas de deportes con el mismo nombre de usuario y cuenta. Bonos: ¿A dónde mas recibirás dinero gratis para apostar que en los casinos en línea? La mayoría de ellos, ofrecen dinero gratis en bonos para atraer nuevos clientes y mantener la competición. Los bonos comienzan desde 10 dólares solo por instalar el programa del casino, a un par de miles de dólares por completar cierto monto requerido de manos. Conveniencia: ¿Qué puede ser mas conveniente que jugar a tu juego favorito de casino en el confort de tu propia casa mientras escuchas tu música favorita, y tomas tu bebida favorita? También puedes poner al repartidor en pausa y tomar un recreo. Fumar y Vestimenta: Si eres un fumador o no, cuando apuestas en línea eres libre de obedecer tus propias reglas. Algunas son de vestimenta, comida y bebida las cuales puedes fumar o no fumar a tu elección. Puedes vestir tu ropa más cómoda o quedarte desnudo, comer, tomar, hablar por teléfono, mirar TV o lo que sea. Principiantes: Un casino clásico puede ser un poco intimidante para un principiante. La mayoría de los casinos en línea, son amistosos a los principiantes. Ofrecen guías tutórales, interactivas, modos de pago y la opción de ahorrar la embarazosa situación de no entender las reglas de los juegos y los códigos de comportamiento. Estos dan una grata bienvenida a cualquier jugador. Seguridad: Si, apostar en línea es en general más seguro que apostar en casinos clásicos, en los cuales tienes que cargar grandes sumas de dinero en el bolsillo. La mayoría de los casinos en línea son confiables y respetables empresas que no arriesgaran su reputación y perder sus clientes para robar a sus clientes. Aparte de los beneficios mencionados anteriormente, apuestas en línea ofrece igual oportunidades a aquellos que no pueden viajar fuera de su país o ciudad a un casino clásico. Todos estos beneficios de los casinos en línea hacen que su gran popularidad sea más fácil de entender.

Jumat, 11 November 2011

Convenient Cell Phone Chargers for LG KE850

July 23, 2007 ---With so many new cell phone models coming out each month it is hard to find all the accessories that you need once you have obtained that dream cell phone of yours. The most important accessory that you will need is a charger to keep that battery full so you can talk, play games, text message, watch clips, or connect to the internet. To find the right chargers is not easy, but http://www.101cells.com has the complete list of chargers for each new cellular model. http://www.101cells.com has a variety of charger ranging from the original chargers made by Samsung, Motorola, Kyocera, Nokia, Siemens, Nextel, Sanyo, LG, Sony Ericsson, and Audiovox. The site also carries the less expensive version of the charges that provides the same kind of function and durability. Some new models that there are new chargers for are: Samsung m300 Nokia N 95 Nokia 5300 Xpress Sony Ericsson K790a LG VX9900 LG CU500 X9900 Nokia N80 AT&T 8255 Blackberry 8300 etc. If you need a battery to accompany the charger that you need, http://www.101cells.com has that too. There is a complete inventory of cell phone batteries available on the site for all the new cellular models as well as the older models. http://www.101cells.com offers you all that you need in one convenient place

Kamis, 10 November 2011

Convenient Cell Phone Chargers for Nokia E90

July 24, 2007 ---With so many new cell phone models coming out each month it is hard to find all the accessories that you need once you have obtained that dream cell phone of yours. The most important accessory that you will need is a charger to keep that battery full so you can talk, play games, text message, watch clips, or connect to the internet. To find the right chargers is not easy, but http://www.101cells.com has the complete list of chargers for each new cellular model. http://www.101cells.com has a variety of charger ranging from the original chargers made by Samsung, Motorola, Kyocera, Nokia, Siemens, Nextel, Sanyo, LG, Sony Ericsson, and Audiovox. The site also carries the less expensive version of the charges that provides the same kind of function and durability. Some new models that there are new chargers for are: Samsung m300 Nokia 5300 Xpress Sony Ericsson K790a LG VX9900 LG CU500 X9900 Nokia N80 AT&T 8255 LG KE850 Blackberry 8300 etc. If you need a battery to accompany the charger that you need, http://www.101cells.com has that too. There is a complete inventory of cell phone batteries available on the site for all the new cellular models as well as the older models. http://www.101cells.com offers you all that you need in one convenient place

Rabu, 09 November 2011

Convenient Cell Phone Chargers for Blackberry 8300

Title: Convenient Cell Phone Chargers for Blackberry 8300 Word Count: 226 Summary: http://www.101cells.com has added to their web store chargers for all the latest phone models. This includes car chargers, travel home chargers, and desktop chargers Keywords: BlackBerry Battery Car Charger & Travel Charger Article Body: July 20, 2007 ---With so many new cell phone models coming out each month it is hard to find all the accessories that you need once you have obtained that dream cell phone of yours. The most important accessory that you will need is a charger to keep that battery full so you can talk, play games, text message, watch clips, or connect to the internet. To find the right chargers is not easy, but http://www.101cells.com has the complete list of chargers for each new cellular model. http://www.101cells.com has a variety of charger ranging from the original chargers made by Samsung, Motorola, Kyocera, Nokia, Siemens, Nextel, Sanyo, LG, Sony Ericsson, and Audiovox. The site also carries the less expensive version of the charges that provides the same kind of function and durability. Some new models that there are new chargers for are: Samsung m300 Nokia N 95 Nokia 5300 Xpress Sony Ericsson K790a LG VX9900 LG CU500 X9900 Nokia N80 AT&T 8255 LG KE850 etc. If you need a battery to accompany the charger that you need, http://www.101cells.com has that too. There is a complete inventory of cell phone batteries available on the site for all the new cellular models as well as the older models. http://www.101cells.com offers you all that you need in one convenient place.

Selasa, 08 November 2011

Convenient Cell Phone Chargers for Nokia N80

July 24, 2007 ---With so many new cell phone models coming out each month it is hard to find all the accessories that you need once you have obtained that dream cell phone of yours. The most important accessory that you will need is a charger to keep that battery full so you can talk, play games, text message, watch clips, or connect to the internet

Senin, 07 November 2011

What To Look For When You Buy A Baby Monitor

In simple terms, a device that provides monitoring of the things that the baby days when you are minding some other chore, is a baby monitor. There are many kinds of baby monitors, audio, audio-visual and advanced ones that can trace the movements of the baby’s body. Available in numerous models and brands, the baby monitors should be bought with a sharp eye on the quality so that accuracy and dependability are not compromised. The following are a few features that you must bear in mind when you are out shopping for a baby monitor. 1. Wireless and plug-in are the two types of baby monitors that are available in the market. The wireless baby monitor has an advantage – you can move around with it and even use it when you are outdoors. This ensures that with a wireless baby monitor you increase freedom of movement and would not have to confine yourself in a single place. Further, within the mentioned range, you can carry it with you. And while you finish your daily jobs around the house you can also keep an eye on the baby’s activities. 2. Refrain from purchasing a baby monitor that is of a huge size. Go for a portable size so that it could be either tied or smoothly clipped to your belt. The small baby monitors generally have belt-clips with them. Then again when the objective is to know the activities of the baby size becomes secondary. You can buy a baby monitor with a video. But such devices that include audio-visuals become heavier in size. 3. Check that the speaker that is an attachment to the camera is really sensitive so that not even a pin-drop escapes your attention. This is most important, and not even the picture display can gain so much precedence over the sound quality. 4. Make sure the baby monitor has an in-built alarm clock so that you can store the timings for the different activities of the baby, like feeding time, bathing tie etc. 5. If your baby monitor affords you to go longer distances than nothing like it. It will increase your range of activities too without letting go of your baby. 6. Its ideal if the baby monitors functions on a low battery indicator. It is also crucial that there are rechargeable batteries with the baby monitor. 7. Purchase a baby monitor that comes with many channels so you can select an interference-channel to transmit on. If there is a baby monitor at your neighbor’s, then remember to buy a baby monitor for yourself that is different from them, because you would not want to get the signals mixed up. If you have other home devices that work on signals like cordless telephones or wireless internet services, you would need to buy a baby monitor that has a marked difference of frequency from such appliances. 8. In order to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS, you should go for a few more costly models that carry motion sensors, which has the capability to detect if the baby is not moving for certain time period. This would ensure you a peaceful mind free from anxieties over the baby’s well being. 9. Last point to consider, and certainly this is not of least importance, check the Underwriters Labs or UL mark before making the final purchase. This would make sure that your baby monitor has UL mark for safety. Go ahead and buy a baby monitor that includes all these features so that it would give you maximum safety guarantee for your baby.

Minggu, 06 November 2011

When & What - To Upgrade Existing PC

Many times people feel to smash a punch on their computer. Well, they have feel that their computer PC as a peace of junk. This happens when computer stop giving ultimate output to your hard-work on it. The technology is currently at a rocket speed, you would probably find something more special - the more advanced technology on the second day of computer purchased. You may feel the computer you are using right now is little outdated, sorry if you are using new PC but then too. It is not possible for most of us to keep changing old PCs with new one. You can upgrade your PC by adding new components. But, prior to making mind on whether to upgrade the system or to buy new one, it is recommended that you find out what exactly missing in your current system and what you are looking for in your system. Some of your wise decisions on upgrades could turn your PC into your desired feature machine. This might let you to avoid purchasing a new system for months or even for years. You might come to conclusion that existing PC does not stand at your requirements. As a result you make mind to acquire new PC, even speedier that holds latest features and ocean of storage space. But before spending your hard earned money on this machine remember that most of us don't require too much advanced PCs. When can you upgrade the system? To upgrade the system, it is usually two years old to consider your PC old. If it is even older than two years, then avoid idea to upgrade it. PCs that are older than 2-3- years doesn’t have even facilities to add the latest components. And if, in case you are successful in adding new component, than too it will be worthless because the new component wouldn’t make you happy as they give poor outputs. However, there are no regulations whether to upgrade old PC or not. Upgrading the old/existing PC: Upgrading a computer is not a big deal. It needs some cautious steps and a systematic job done. However, it is suggested to get help of a computer savvy companion. Adding CD-RW Drive: CD-Drive facilitates you to add new software to your PC. If your PC doesn’t have CD-RW drive, adding one is fair up-gradation that raises convenience to your computer. You can make backups of your significant data or share photos, images music and many more things with friends and family. And that's just the beginning. Adding Graphics Card: A graphics card could ease the task to appear images pop up on your screen quicker; it also makes images sharper and higher-resolution. Make sure that your system is appropriate to install a graphic card, as some cards require advanced systems with speedy processors. If you are games savvy then this installation would be a wise make out. Adding Sound System: A sound card facilitates you to hear much better music. If you are interested in PC music then a new sound card and latest-technology speakers make a lot of difference. Upgrading Monitor: As most of the time we have to keep eyes on the screen, buying a latest, big monitor could be a better option then investing in a new PC. Most of the latest monitors are developed to ease stress to your eyes. Upgrading Memory: This is the most important thing in your system up-gradation. Upgrading your PC's memory is the best way to make its performance climb. If your PC is two years old or more than probably it would only 64MB or 128MB of RAM. Upgrading your PC with 256MB of RAM would make increase in speed. Upgrading Hard Drive: Your existing old PC most likely came containing just 10GB / 20GB hard drive. Upgrading hard drive would definitely drive more convenience to your PC. There are lot many things to upgrade your existing PC to raise its output, but before you upgrade make one list what to upgrade. Find out what it would benefit you and don’t forget to estimate up-gradation price. Buy new PC if up-gradation cost reaches similar to new one: In case when you select to upgrade most of the components of the existing PC you should evaluate its cost, if the estimated cost reaches near to the new PC, and then should opt for a new computer, in which everything is integrated utilizing the most up-to-date technology.

Sabtu, 05 November 2011

When Is Professional Computer Repair Advisable?

There are many computer repairs that the average person can perform without much problem. Things like installing CD-ROM drives, sound cards and other expansion cards don't take much computer knowledge. How can you know though when you are over your head and need professional computer help? Some computer repairs are difficult for the average person to do without causing damage to their computer or a peripheral. There are some repairs I'd classify as beginner level, some as intermediate and others as advanced. I've already mentioned some repairs I would call beginner level. Some intermediate repairs include replacing your hard drive and installing an operating system. There was a time when something like this was advanced but with modern Microsoft operating systems like Windows XP and Windows Vista, operating system installations are not as advanced as they used to be. So what repairs should a beginner not attempt? I would suggest some things like replacing your motherboard. The need to replace your motherboard can come either when you are ready to upgrade your motherboard to something newer or when your computer case power supply kicks the bucket. Another repair I would caution against is based in software. That's when you need to clean out a nasty virus or spyware program. It is very easy to cause you much grief if you don't do it right. You could lose access to the data on your hard drive if you mess up your operating system. Now if you don't care about the data on your hard drive, simply re-installing your operating system while making sure to format your hard drive can usually solve a software problem. Kind of like killing a fly with a large shovel. It works but it is overkill. A professional computer repair technician can help you keep your data while ridding you of a virus infection.

Jumat, 04 November 2011

Where Are The Dreamers

When the Tennessee Mountain Man was a young man, there were dream girls. Girls like Liz Taylor, Raquel Welch, Marilyn Monroe, Diana Ross, Nancy Sinatra, Tina Turner and the Vargas girls. Man, we even thought Dale Evans, Annie Oakley, Miss Kitty, Della Street, and the girl next door were hot... probably a hormone thing. But, there were also dreamers. Dreamers like John Kennedy who had a dream that challenged and inspired a new generation. Dreamers like Martin Luther King, Jr. who had a dream that changed a nation. Bobby Kennedy had a dream. The Gipper had a dream. Then there were the dream makers... dream makers like school teachers who challenged you to be all you could be, professionals like lawyers and doctors who practiced their skills primarily because they cared for their fellow man often for a pound of butter, a dozen fresh farm eggs, a chicken for the dinner table, or a gallon of fresh churned buttermilk, and there were men of God who spread the Gospel out of love for something other than numbers, pride and money. There were local community leaders who inspired and they actually got out on the street and interacted with their citizens. The poet Langston Hughes: "Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow." Where are the Dr Kildare's that dare challenge one to a noble service bigger than themselves rather than seeking self aggrandizement? Where is America's future? Where are all the dream inspiring TV shows and actual road trips like Route 66? Where are real cars that people can fall in love with? Where are all the road side stands where a child's imagination could be driven for hours without anything being stolen or broken? Where have all the dreamers gone? Where have the dream makers gone? Why are those who started with nothing but a dream now setting comfortably in their million dollar homes sipping brandy in the evening and ensconced in their ivory towers by day while dreamers disappear from the landscape? Who do they think will inspire a new generation to dream, to dare if they don't? What we have been given, what we have accomplished comes with a price which cannot be abdicated. The dream, the inspiration must be passed to a new generation. They must strive for a new frontier. Oh, community pride, community love, community care, 4-H Clubs, Boy Scouts, FFA, school plays and cake walks where art thou? The Computerman don't see his grandchildren pursuing any of these things or dreaming about what could be. We have not arrived by a long shot. Where is the next generation and what will it accomplish? Will it add anything worthwhile to God's earth or be self absorbed or be couch potatoes playing with the latest gizmo? Does your pastor inspire the young people, or is he or she just there to count heads and collect dollars? If it is not the former, it is time for a new pastor. Do the teachers in your schools inspire and motivate students? If not, send them packing. Their grossly extended vacation schedule and short hours be damned. Let them do that for which they are best suited like slinging burgers at the Golden Arches rather than holding back our prodigy. Do civic and political leaders lead? If not, replace them, and the sooner the better for the next generation of dreamers. Why is hanging in the hood so popular today? Why are gangs and gang bangers so prevalent? Why can't our children dream beyond their current circumstances? We did! We wanted to be Wyatt Earp (at least the TV image), Matt Dillon, The Lawman, Perry Mason, Dr Marcus Welby, M.D., Paladin, Pat Garrett or perhaps even the Reverend Billy Graham or the next Reverend Dr Martin Luther King or a Sister Theresa or maybe Elvis or Ricky Nelson and we enjoyed watching Lassie while wolfing down a big bowl of pop corn or home parched peanuts while we dreamed. We had to dream before we acted, before we accomplished. Before we had the answers there were the dreams. There was a dream, then there was Rosa Parks. There was a dream, then there was John Glenn! We dreamed... we dreamed of being... we dreamed of becoming... we dreamed of serving... we dreamed of living... we dreamed of loving... we dreamed of giving... We dreamed. In the theater of our minds we slipped the surly bonds of earth and dared ponder the possibilities that lay before us. What happened? Where have all the dreamers gone? Are today's sick, addicted, anorexic pop stars tomorrows future? Where are the dream makers? Who can capture the imagination and propel it forward through the haze of uncertainty and through the unknown into a better brighter tomorrow? Who? Where are the dream makers?! Where are the dreamers?!

Kamis, 03 November 2011

Where can I download Free Fonts

Free fonts are amongst the most popular downloads for entry level and professional graphic designers and typographers. They can provide a way for designers to express themselves uniquely without having to create a new font themselves or spend a lot of money purchasing a high priced professionally designed font for use only once or twice. Aside from downloadable free fonts, there are numerous fonts that are available by default on all modern computers. Microsoft bundles a set of commonly used fonts with their Windows operating systems, as does Apple with OS X and many of the purveyors of Linux distros. However, for more unique fonts, downloadable is the only way to go. Some of the most popular sites for free downloadable fonts include the following: 1001 Free Fonts, a site that offers far more than 1001 fonts, is currently one of the most popular sites for people looking to download free fonts. They offer fonts for both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Dafont, a site that has grown in the past few years is now one of the largest destinations for free fonts. They seem to update more quickly than other sites, offer comments for each of their fonts, and they offer fonts for both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Urbanfonts, a site that has a distinctly Web 2.0 style design and offers both free and commercial fonts (for a fee). Like 1001 Free Fonts and Dafont, Urbanfonts offers free fonts for both the Windows and the Mac OS X operating systems. Are Free Fonts Worth the Download? There are two distinct camps when it comes to free fonts. On one hand, many professional graphic designers believe that the only fonts worth downloading are those that are designed by professionals or those which have been crafted for a particular project. However, for many entry level graphic designers and amateur typographers, free fonts can be a great way to learn about what makes a good font and can provide a number of impressive accents to their work. The main problem with so many free fonts, though, is that they are modeled after fonts that have been engrained into the populace’s mind, making them useless for most semi-professional projects and all professional projects.

Rabu, 02 November 2011

Where to buy a good Sony Laptop

If you’ve decided that you want a Sony laptop, then good for you – some of them really are very good. Unfortunately, the good ones also tend to be dazzlingly expensive, which is why you’re probably looking for ways of getting that laptop a little cheaper. Here are a few suggestions. If you live near a Sony Store, then they are probably one of the best places to get cheap Sony laptops. Not only are you buying directly from the manufacturer, cutting out a few middlemen in between, but you will often find that they have a good selection of special offers on slightly older models and refurbished laptops – unless you always need the latest leading-edge technology, you’ll often find that these models are perfectly good. If there’s no Sony Store around, try your local independent computer shop. These shops are often very good at giving impartial advice about all the different models available, and won’t overcharge you massively like the high street and big-box computer retailers like to do. If you’re lucky, you might find that they have a used or reduced Sony laptop, or know where to get one. Another thing to try is looking online at auction sites such as eBay. Used laptops there can be very cheap indeed, and as good Sony laptops are so hard-wearing there is usually no reason not to buy them used. However, do be careful not to fall for any eBay scams when buying something as expensive as a laptop – always check the description carefully, and read up on eBay works if you’re ever unsure about an offer you see (use eBay’s own ‘Help’ button). And whatever you do, never pay for laptops by Western Union wire transfer, as the moment you do that, your money is gone forever.

Selasa, 01 November 2011

Where To Find Good Quality, Low Cost Electronics & Computer Products

In our World things are changing and improving all the time. One thing, which is changing at a fast speed, is technology. Technology is becoming more advanced year by year. In fact, technology is changing at such a rapid speed that many people are now finding it hard to keep up with the new technology. As many of us want to keep up with the new technology products that are released onto the high streets, people are now finding it very difficult because of all the costs in purchasing all of the new products. In fact, some people spend hundreds of dollars on technology products every year just so that they can have all of the most recent technology that has come out onto our high streets. The only problem when you keep on buying new technology every few weeks, you will soon find out that the costs add up over the years and before you know it, you would have spent a good few thousands on technology every year. A good option would be to buy your technology products of the Internet by using an electronics or computer product price comparison guide before you make a purchase. This is a good idea as you can find the products that you need, you can then compare the prices from a large amount of different online merchants and you can then purchase your required products and save at the same time. Where to find Computer Products http://www.1computerproducts.com is a US product price comparison site that only lists products to do with computers. In fact, it lists thousands of products from a large amount of different top quality online merchants. If you are located in the UK then buying products from a US merchant is something that you may not want to do. So you could always use 1ComputerProducts’s UK product price comparison guide at: http://www.1computerproducts.co.uk . This guide also lists thousands of computer products from top quality merchants in the UK. Where to find Electronic Products http://www.1electronicproducts.com is a US product price comparison site that only lists products to do with electronics. It lists thousands of products from a large amount of different top quality online US merchants. If you are located in the UK then you may prefer to use 1ElectronicProducts’s UK product price comparison guide at: http://www.1electronicproducts.co.uk . This guide also lists thousands of electronic products from top quality merchants in the UK. Off course, some people are still weary about spending and using their credit cards online. There are more people spending on the Internet everyday, but there are still some people around the world that may not think that using an online site to purchase products is a good idea. That’s one thing that is very good about an online price comparison site like the four mentioned above. If you are not happy about spending money online, then you could still use a product price comparison site as a lot of price comparison sites include merchants that you have most likely seen at your local supermarket. So instead of spending hours a day looking through every shop just so that you can find the cheapest price for a product, you could always do your searching online through a product price comparison guide and then once you have done your searching and found the product/s that you are interested in, you can then go to your local supermarket and purchase the product directly from the merchant itself. After using a product price comparison guide, no matter which one you use on the Internet, you are more likely to find the same products for a cheaper price and more quickly than what you would do if you did not use one. After time, you will notice your savings adding up over the years meaning that you will be able to afford even more electronics or you could even put the money into a savings account which you have saved up from using a product price comparison site.