Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Purchase Great Jewelry at LC Channel

There is a very thrifty and valuable channel on TV, known as the LC Channel.  This channel sells Jewelry at rock bottom prices.  Only jewelry!  The channel has some great personalities, and as to be expected, runs LIVE 24 hours.  It can also be seen on the Internet.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Classic Batman Slot Machine - Adam West 60s

Dover Downs, in Dover Delaware has a new game, Batman Classic TV Series.  This is an enjoyable game.  It has great sounds, the classic theme (redone for the game) and some nice clean animations depicting the opening series intro and the Classic Batmobile on screen doing high powered features.  For those who enjoy the classic show, this game is a must see.  This game shows that even an older show from the 60s can be new again.  The designer takes us on a modern play with what seems a new and fresh show, reborn.  Check out the website, and the You Tube Video showing the features.

Update: MD Live, located in Maryland also has this Slot Machine.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wow, Futuristic Amazon Echo

I can recall watching SciFi movies, and reading SciFi novels that would have futuristic automation, in anything from the main ship, to small devices that were carried by people.  Think Star Trek, and the ships computer.  This little device has taken Apple's Siri to a whole new level.  I do have reservations about a mic always on in my home, can this be hacked?  Probably.  But the concept is amazing and something I want to own!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator

How about a 1 Terabyte Thumb Drive?  Well the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator gives you a 1TB portable flash drive that has read speeds of 240MB/s and write speeds of 160MB/s.

Right now something like this costs well over $1000, but for a super compact backup device, that can be carried or kept on one's person.  Priceless.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tallest Flagpole in North America

Standing 400 feet tall, the new Acuity Insurance Flagpole is the tallest flagpole in North America (#tallestUSflag).  Located on the Acuity Insurance headquarters campus in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, along Interstate 43 between Milwaukee and Green Bay, the pole supports a 60-foot-wide by 120-foot-long American flag.  Located at the base of the flagpole is a brick paver patio featuring the names of Sheboygan County residents killed in active duty.

Flagpole Facts:
  • 400-foot flagpole weighs approximately 420,000 pounds
  • There are two versions of the 60- by 120-foot flag:- 220 pound flag is flown during normal conditions- 350 pound flag is flown during harsher weather
  • Each star is 3 feet high and each stripe is 4 1/2 feet wide
  • 680 cubic yards of concrete used in foundation
  • Over 500 gallons of paint cover the pole
  • 11-foot diameter at base tapers to 5 1/2-foot diameter at top
  • Three pendulum-style tuned mass dampers reduce movement and vibration
  • Designed to withstand a low temperature of -42°F

Monday, June 16, 2014

Star Trek Continues = FANTASTIC, Episode 3: FAIREST OF THEM ALL.

There are a few fan sites that have been doing original work that left off after the original Trek 5 year mission.  "Star Trek Continues" has been one of those endeavors.  This is their latest release, "FAIREST OF THEM ALL", and I must say it sets the standard for well done cinema in the original template format.  Just goes to prove that Paramount and CBS could place this show back on the air, with new people in the original Kirk, Spock and McCoy roles (which I said could be done when The Next Generation came out), and create a new volume of classic trek episodes for the fans. If they wanted to...  Kudos to the "Star Trek Continues" Crowd.  This latest release is the best I have seen, I dare say it even beats some of the original Trek classics.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Trey Gowdy (R-SC) American Hero

This is exactly what an American Hero looks and sounds like.  If we had more men and women in Washington who stood for something, like Trey Gowdy, we they would fall for a lot less.  This took place Oct 2013.

Monday, April 28, 2014

New 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger

Get a look at the new 2015 models of the Dodge Challenger and the Charger.  These debuted at the New Your International Auto Show.  I am not sure if it is wise to update both of the flagship cars from Dodge.  Challenger needed a minor refresh, and it is fantastic.  Challenger is a true retro sports car, unmistakable looks and retro design. Charger was done just redone ~ 4 years ago.  I would have rather saw Charger redone next year.  I really like the Challenger and I need some more time for the Charger.  I don't think the Dart like grill is aggressive enough to qualify as a sports car anymore.  But I do still like the Charger, the rear lights and the coke bottle side.  Perhaps they should have donned a hood scoop of some kind on the Charger.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

2015 Challenger Debut at New York Auto Show

From Carbuzz.com:

Dodge has revealed the 2015 Challenger at the New York Auto Show, announcing the refreshed model is available in eight different trims: SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker, 6.4-liter Scat Pack and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker. All boast refreshed styling inspired by the 1971 Challenger, an upgraded suspension, plusher interiors and an optional TorqueFlite eight-speed auto.

Ford Mustang Debut 50 Years Ago

From Automobile Magazine:

The 1960s saw two major trends unfold that would dramatically affect the new-car market, and the Ford Mustang was designed to capitalize on both. The first shift was the changing demographic landscape, with the leading edge of the baby boomers starting to reach driving age. In 1964, the 16-to-24-year-old age group was the fastest growing in America. Young people did not want to drive the kind of cars their parents drove. They wanted bucket seats, floor shifts, and the sporty feeling of being close to the road. (What a difference from young drivers today.) The second trend was the massive increase in two-car households. In 1959, only a million families had more than one car; by 1964, that number had skyrocketed to thirteen million.

Read more: http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1404-on-this-day-ford-mustang-debut/

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Evidence that Apple is Imploding.

Back on Sept 2013 I noted how awful IOS7 appeared, and that without Steve Jobs, Apple will start a slow decline into the abyss.  Seems that I could be correct, with the exit of key Apple User Interface Chief Greg Christie.  He was the driving force to the brilliant interfaces pre IOS7, under Jobs.


See the announcement that Greg Christie is leaving Apple.


Windows XP - Say Goodbye to the Best

Windows XP support has ended.  XP is still used and running 30% or more of the back end systems and infrastructure we know today, from bank machines to cash registers.  Home users still run it.  Commercial companies and government agencies still use it.  Support ends April 15th, and that makes for a 13 year run that will be unparalleled.  No Operating System in the Microsoft fold has or probably will measure up to the intuitive, simple yet powerful interface that Windows XP sports.  It runs on old slower hardware or high end devices, uses high or low end graphics well, has a driver for almost any piece of hardware out there right now, and is robust enough to handle heavy loads, especially the lesser known 64 bit variant, which lacked the driver support XP was popularly known for.  Ok for all of the Windows XP haters, many of who will say I am crazy as a loon for my nod to Windows XP unparalleled immortality...  What is poised to take XP's place?  Not Vista, nor Windows 7, which both are resource piggies, even 7 is not as nearly stable and overall functional, nor is it easier to configure than XP, and Windows 8 saw productivity fall through the floor with its introduction of a fashionably trendy row blocks and text that resembled graphics on an old Dos shell.  If you want to get something done, XP was and is the OS of choice.  If you want pretty yet buggy, try Vista, if you want function but glacier slow shaded graphics and transitions, try Windows 7, if you want bland and easy to read but don't need multitasking (buzz word kiddies, from the 80s and 90s) go with Windows 8.  If you want to do computing, calculations, conversions, real work, or system to network transfers... XP is the winner.  To be productive, XP is still hands down the best.  If you want to slow down, to watch pretty videos or pictures, and experience gee whiz doo dads, XP is not for you.  It should have been an easy decision for Microsoft to continue support, even cheap support, such as a low cost extended warranty and continued pay as you go general support.  But no, they would rather dump millions into an effort to control the customer, instead of helping them get something done.  This is the trend today with all technology companies, to force you to do what they want you to, yet pay extra for it - Sneaky huh?  Shame is that XP is a champion OS that we may not see again in our lifetime, maybe never again if tablets do finally conquer the hearts and minds of XP lovers, since XP is no longer a contender, that can now happen.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Ultimate Warrior Passes at Age 54! WWE Hall of Fame Member 2014!

Just days after his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, the Ultimate Warrior, real name Jim Hellwig, dies at the age of 54.  Best known for his over the top cryptic interviews, and high energy matches, the Ultimate Warrior was one of the most well known and remembered.

Ultimate Warrior HOF

Seen here during his WWE Video Game announcement of his inclusion in the WWE-2K14


Monday, March 17, 2014

2014 is here, We the People are coming in November.

2014 IS HERE 

A Nation of Sheep - Breeds a Government of Wolves! 

LanguageEnglish only.
CultureConstitution and the Bill of Rights! 

Drug FreeMake a drug screen mandatory for anyone on welfare and/or food stamps! 
NO freebies to Non-Citizens! We the People are coming in November.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Good Ole Days

I wish the old paths were before us instead of behind us!
I liked the old paths, when...

Moms were at home.
Dads were at work.
Brothers went into the army.
And sisters got married BEFORE having children!
Crime did not pay;
Hard work did;
And people knew the difference.
Moms could cook;
Dads would work;
Children would behave.
Husbands were loving;
Wives were supportive;
And children were polite.
Women wore the jewelry;
And Men wore the pants.
Women looked like ladies;
Men looked like gentlemen;
And children looked decent.
People loved the truth,
And hated a lie.
They came to church to get IN,
Not to get OUT!
Hymns sounded Godly;
Sermons sounded helpful;
Rejoicing sounded normal;
And crying sounded sincere.
Cursing was wicked;
Drugs were for illness.
The flag was honored;
America was beautiful;
And God was welcome!
We read the Bible in public;
Prayed in school;
And preached from house to house.
To be called an American was worth dying for;
To be called an American was worth living for;
To be called a traitor was a shame!

I still like the old paths the best!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Charles Krauthammer Destroys Global Warming Myths in 89 Seconds

Last night on “Special Report with Bret Baier”, columnist Charles Krauthammer questioned the “settled science” of global warming — an issue that is currently driving the President’s agenda.

"Speaking about the economic effects of climate change, Krauthammer noted that “all of this is driven by this ideology, which in it of itself is a matter of almost theology.”

Friday, February 14, 2014

Comcast Purchases Time Warner

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) today announced that their Boards of Directors have approved a definitive agreement for Time Warner Cable to merge with Comcast. The agreement is a friendly, stock-for-stock transaction in which Comcast will acquire 100 percent of Time Warner Cable’s 284.9 million shares outstanding for shares of CMCSA amounting to approximately $45.2 billion in equity value. Each Time Warner Cable share will be exchanged for 2.875 shares of CMCSA, equal to Time Warner Cable shareholders owning approximately 23 percent of Comcast’s common stock, with a value to Time Warner Cable shareholders of approximately $158.82 per share based on the last closing price of Comcast shares. The transaction will generate approximately $1.5 billion in operating efficiencies and will be accretive to Comcast’s free cash flow per share while preserving balance sheet strength. The merger will also be tax free to Time Warner Cable shareholders.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Windows 9 Must Haves to fix Windows 8 - John Dvorak

Image of John DvorakJohn Dvorak is spot on as to the problems with Windows 8, and what Windows 9 (the next version of Windows) should strive to be for the betterment of the Industry!  I hate Windows 8 (I am a Mac and Windows user), and many PC experts also hate it.  Not because of the tiles, but because of the lost features, the central start button missing that brings all features and access to one location, the lost productivity due to a users inability to get done what they want to do!  See his top 5 list of what Microsoft MUST do to correct the path of the ship, or face going straight into the iceberg within the next few years.


Wednesday, January 08, 2014

WWE Network Coming 2-24-2014

In a groundbreaking announcement, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon announced the launch of WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, which will feature all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events each year – including WrestleMania – for only $9.99 per month. Access to all past WWE Programming Library is also included.  Learn more about WWE Network right now.


Sunday, January 05, 2014

Ugly Website Trend: PC Magazine

In 2013 one of my favorite tech magazines, wether in print or on the web, has always been PC Magazine.  It is no secret that I am a Mac user, and I support PCs for a living.  So it made sense to me to keep my feet on the ground and keep watch on whats happening in the PC industry.  Nowadays that includes cell phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.  I always felt that PC Magazine attempted to support as much of a cross section and diverse subjects across all platforms.  So around the 1st of the year, it was no surprise that they decided to redo their website to better support tiny phones and emulate the Windows 8 interface in some way.  Many sites now use tiles or data, and for some reason they think this keeps them looking trendy and edgy and in tune with what is happening in the computer world.  To my surprise, the tiles interface overall in Windows 8 works, but this new layout for PC Magazine is terrible.  I have never seen such an ugly and hard to navigate website from a truly professional organization like this before.  Lost now is the easy to understand groups of content, and special articles from their writers.  Now you have to zig zag down the tiles to try to understand and find articles of interest.  I realized that many websites are following this thought that site information should be scrambled across the page and force the reader to look at things that you don't really want to.  Take a look at the PC Magazine site, and see for yourself if this is better or worse that a structured column view.  I myself, have seen better, and don't like it.