Formula For Success

So, what’s the Formula For Success?  Well, if you’re like most people and believe in Reverse Engineering, you shouldn’t be surprised to know that it’s involved in the process.  When we program ourselves to think a certain way, we have to reverse engineer that process in order to start thinking the right way.  Randy Gage says it best on his  blog.  Here is an excerpt from the article…

“Over the last few posts we’ve looked at the role of vision, beliefs and programming to your achievements, prosperity and success.  Now let’s wrap it all together is a simple formula for manifesting your dream life.

Notice I didn’t say easy. But it is simple. And it doesn’t have to be hard unless you want it to be.

Here’s what we know so far:”

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If You’re Looking For A New Smartphone – The HTC One Is Here

Well, it’s almost here.  The carries will start to carry them in April of 2012.  Not too far down the road.  If you’re looking for easy of use, or even a starter phone, this Smartphone may be just what you’re looking for.  With an integrated wireless link up for connecting to all brands of Media TVs, you’ll be able to pick and choose which TV you want.

Streaming music is supposed to be easy and the camera is going to be an upgrade.  Be sure to check out the phone when it hits the markets.  Here is an excerpt from the article….

“Taiwanese cellphone maker HTC on Sunday announced the phone it is counting on to help it regain the rapid growth that has stalled out in recent quarters.

“You want a phone that is sleek and eye catching, so that when you pull it out, your friends go, ‘Wow, what is that?’” CEO Peter Chou said, at an event in Barcelona. “Today, I am proud to introduce just such a phone — the HTC One.”

Chou noted that taking photos is the No. 2 thing people do with their phones (after making calls), and promised that the HTC One will be good enough to replace the standard camera.

“It is the one phone you will need,” Chou said. “It is the one camera you will need.”

The flagship HTC One X device will pack a 4.7-inch screen along with a quad-core Nvidia chip in most models, and a Qualcomm chip in its LTE variant.

“HTC One is a speed and performance beast,” Chou said.

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NASA To Create Meals For Mars Astronaughts

NASA is apparently in preparation of an experiment to create meals that are balanced enough and not boring for the Mars Mission.  Balanced food that is not boring is a big issue for the 3 year long journey to Mars.  Those that go to Mars will have to eat prepared food, as well as cook shelf life food.  Here is an excerpt from the article…

“NASA is lining up humans to eat space food on Hawaii in a mission-to-Mars simulation.

­Since no life on Mars has been proven so far to enable astronauts to catch and grill something fresh, the mission on Mars will have to take enough rations for three years. The problem is how to make those rations sufficient and not boring.

Researchers from Cornell University and the University of Hawaii-Manoa are going to test six volunteers in a facility simulating a base on Mars on a Hawaiian lava flow. The deadline for applications is February 29.”

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USB Computer for Under $200?

Have you ever wanted a Portable Computer so small, that you could put it into your pocket?  No, I’m not talking about a Smartphone.  I’m talking about a Computer the size of a USB Flash Driver.  That’s right, a computer you can actually put in your shirt pocket.

With two Processors, a Dual and a Quad core, you can’t go wrong.  There will be plenty of computer power packed into this tiny space.  It houses 1 gig of RAM and will have up to 64 gig of HardDrive space.  How’s that for power?  That’s, almost more powerful than my current PC that I use.  The only thing they could do better that would make it more powerful, would be add more RAM to it.

What’s the best part?  It won’t break the bank.  The estimated price of this cool gadget is estimated to be at “Just under $200.”  So, if you’re looking for a cool gadget that you can show off to your friends and it won’t break the bank, then you won’t be disappointed.  Did I mention that you could run Ubuntu and Ice Cream Sandwich on there?  Even better reason to pick one up.

Is This Question Even Fair?

Is this even a fair question?

Is abortion an acceptable option for rape victims and women whose lives are in danger?

I had to skip that question. This is a tricky question. For example, Normally, I’d say no, that it’s not an acceptable option. The mother could be destroying the next great inventor, the next great cure, the next great leader.

However, we have to step back sometimes and look at the alternatives. If the Mother is really in trouble and her life is in danger, then sure, abort and have a C-Section, especially if the child is going to be born prematurely.

In that situation, you’re better off having an abortion, otherwise, the child might have to live with all kinds of conditions, or even be retarded. That’s something the Mother will have to decide. Would she be ok with the child living like that?

But, destroying one life for another, just so that person doesn’t have to live with the feeling or remember the rape or the victimization, that’s just as cruel and barbaric as a tyrant leader.

At least they woman can live a good live, knowing that they gave the child the best chance they could have. If you don’t want the child, don’t destroy it, adopt it out. Who knows, after carrying it for so long, she might even change her mind.

The Complete Guide To Walking

Over the next several months, I’ll be reading “The Complete Guide To Walking For Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness.”  During that time, I’ll be writing about incites that I’ve learned while reading the book as well as reviewing the chapter.

The book is simply, about walking, by the foremost expert on Walking, Mark Fenton.  I’ll let the back cover do the talking.

Take one year to change your life – forever!
WORKING OUT HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER
All that’s needed to get fit is a pair of walking shoes and a copy of Mark Fenton’s invaluable handbook. In this new and completely revised edition, Fenton speaks to modern concerns, such as preventing and controlling serious health conditions, motivating families to walk together, finding the best walking spots nationwide, and using new technology to get fit faster and more safely.
Much more than a “how-to” exercise book, The Complete Guide to Walking is an interactive and inspirational resource that can make the difference for millions of Americans who struggle with weight loss, health and dietary concerns, stress, and chronic fatigue. The author offers dozens of realistic solutions to help you overcome your individual barriers to regular daily activity. As a coach of beginners and world-class athletes alike, Fenton promises that he can transform virtually anyone from couch potato to athlete in less than one year with this straightforward, motivational, and enjoyable prescription to a healthier life.

The Complete Guide To Walking

You can pick up your own copy by clicking the image above, or by going to any used book store.  If you’d rather new, there is always Barns N Noble, Borders Books, Books A Million, etc.

Using Klout For Business?

Klout is a fairly new measurement tool.  What do I mean by measurement tool?  Klout is a website that measures your success on other networks via an Algorithm.

Using a series of different measurements, Klout comes up with your Klout score.  My Klout score is currently at 63.14 out of 100.  Which isn’t too bad.

Klout Roger Hoyt

Measurements are taken over a 90 day period and statistics are gathered from all of your connected networks.

According to Klout – True Reach is the number of people you influence, both within your immediate network and across their extended networks.   Mine happens to be at a 3k Reach and will continue to grow as I expand and learn.

Amplification indicates how much you influence people.  I currently have an amplification score of 100.

Network Impact measures the influence of your network.  The Network score could be a little better, coming in at 54.  That’s obviously an area that I have to work on.  Especially if you want to be in business for yourself or make money online in any way.

Now, I’m not exactly a Klout expert, but I know enough to get around.  If you’d like to learn more about Klout and Twitter.  You should head on over to Michael Q Todds Blog/Website.

Michael Q Todd

Klout

Image thanks to Speak Social

What’s Needed For A Gaming PC?

Many people want to build a Gaming PC, but don’t know where to start.  That can be a big problem for some.  Especially if you don’t know much about PCs that are built for Gaming.  What’s in them and what part should you get?

The “Motherboard” is perhaps the most important part of any PC.  It’s what determines what your PC can use as far as parts and it’s updatability.  Depending on what you want to do with a Motherboard determines what kind you’ll want.

Another thing you’ll want to look for when comparing Motherboards.  Now, a lot of Gamers go for AMD Processors.  The claim is that AMD is actually better for Gaming than Intel.  If that’s the case, then why are so many Games developed on Intel processors?  Intel still has the fastest processors.

GIGABYTE GA-Z68P-DS3 LGA 1155

The above motherboard is a great over all motherboard.  Especially for starting out in the gaming department.  It supports up to 32gb of Ram and will also support the Core i5 and Core i7 processors.  Off to a great start.

When it comes to Processors, you might want to splurge a little in this department.  You certainly don’t want a weak processor.  That’s the main backbone of your PC, other than the Ram.  When looking at Processors, it’s a good idea to take a look at the over all reviews of a product.  This particular processor has a 5 Egg review at New Egg, out of 138 reviews.  That makes this a great no brainer choice.

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155

With a power surge of 3.1ghz and a 3.4ghz Turbo Boost, this processor will handle pretty much anything you throw at it.  Except for maybe a Rock.

When it comes to Processors and Motherboards, it’s very important that you match up the sockets.  For example, if you look at the caption, the Motherboard and Processor both have “LGA 1155” sockets.  Keep that in mind.

In today’s market of gaming, I recommend at least 4 gig of Ram.  Ram is what relays the processes back and forth between the Processor, Graphics Card, and Motherboard.  If you have a slow computer, chances are, you don’t have enough Ram.  That 4 gig of Ram, is the “Bare Minimum.”  If this was me, I’d put in 8 gig of Ram.

Patriot Viper Xtreme 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

To me, the Patriot Viper Xtreme series is a winner here.  At a mere #27.99 each, you can’t go wrong.  Snap two of these in your PC and you’ll be, “Shooting first and taking names later” in no time flat.  On top of that, it’s only 8gig of Ram, which leaves room for upgrades in the future.  Want to double that to 16gig?  No problem.  Snap a couple more of these in and you’re good to go.

The Video, or Graphics Card is another area that you might want to splurge in a little bit.  When you’re playing games, if you get into an intense fire fight, certain graphics cards might not be able to handle them.  For a Gaming Rig on a Budget, I recommend the following graphics card.

MSI R6850 Cyclone PE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16

This 1GB graphics card houses a 256 bit interface with GDDR5 Ram.  The Core clock runs at 775mhz, and the Memory Clock runs at 1000mhz.  With 960 Stream Processing Units, this bad boy will make sure you get through that Fire fight and live to tell the tale.

Now you’ll need a Power Supply to power it all, once you get it all hooked up.  New Egg actually has a feature that lets you see how much wattage you need in a Power Supply.  They recommend at least 460w for this particular setup.  I how ever, will be recommending a slightly bigger Power Supply.  We want to be able to upgrade after all.

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W

With a 5 Egg rating from New Egg, this 650w Power Supply will work just fine.  It’ll get you enough juice to the Motherboard, Ram, Graphics Card, and Processor.  You won’t have to worry about a shortage here.  This also leaves room in case you do decide to add that extra 8 gig of Ram.  You might also decide to add an extra Graphics Card.  This will allow for those changes to happen.  You can even install an extra Hard Drive with no problem.

The Hard Drive is where you’ll be storing your OS and Gaming data on.  If you want it fast, you need a faster Hard Drive.  I recommend the Corsair Nova 2 Series Solid State Drives.  It’s a small drive, but it’s fast.  It’ll cut down on booting time and add a faster frame rate.

Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V60GB2 2.5" 60GB SSD

We can’t forget to get a case to house it in.  There are many cases out there for you to get that will cut your budget a little and help you save money.  If you want to make a statement though.  I recommend getting something flashy.  Gamers love their cases.  We have to build a machine to match that attitude.

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

This bad boy is sure to make any gamer proud and make your friends jealous.  With 5 External 5.25″ drive bays, you’ll have plenty of room to install an extra DVD Burner if you wish, or even a Temperature control unit.  The 7 Internal 3.25″ drive bays will give plenty of room and air for those Hard Dives.

One of the last things you’ll need is a DVD Burner to install all those games you’re going to get.  One might argue that DVD Burners are all the same, and in reality, that’s pretty much true.  It doesn’t matter if you get a $60 or a $20 DVD Burner.  What matters is that they work.

ASUS 24X DVD Burner

This ASUS DVD Burner, will make sure your games are installed and you’re able to play them when the time comes.  The best part is, it’s only $20.

So far, all of this still cost less than $900.  The price so far is $877.92.  Throw in Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.  The 64 bit version, and that only bumps it up to $907.91.  Then, all you’ll need is a Monitor.  You can pick those up at any computer store or Best Buy for $99 or less.  Even if it cost you $99, that’s still only $1,007.9 and you’ll have a gaming rig that cost much less than the $3-$4,000 rigs that the big time gamers buy.  At the same time, you’ll be able to keep up with them and you’ll have a nice looking Rig too.

Notice: I’m in no way affiliated with New Egg.  That just happens to be my preferred place to shop online.  You could also visit.

Tiger Direct

or

Amazon

Vlogbrothers – An Internet Sensation!

I’ve been watching the Vlogbrothers for some time now.  It seems though that quite a bit of people have been doing the same thing.  The great thing about the Vlogbrothers is that they have their own website for their followers.

These guys have been making videos every day for the past several years.  It started off as a video vlog to each other.  It actually became popular and they started Nerdfightaria.  Their own little Continent.  It eventually grew into them having to be punished by Nerdfightaria if they didn’t post a video on the dedicated day.  So it went clock work, John had one day, and Hank had the other.  Don’t worry, the punishments weren’t severe, only waxing their face, etc.  You know, the usual.

Many of the Vlogbrother’s followers are known as NerdFighters.  No, these aren’t people who go out and bully or fight Nerds.  In fact, many of these people happen to be Nerds themselves.  Many of them aren’t though.  Basically, it’s a collection of really cool people that want to decrease the “World Suck.”

What’s “World Suck?”  Well, as you may have guessed, “World Suck” is well, just that, things that suck in the world.  Those things range from Poverty, to actually getting out and planting more trees.  It’s all about doing good for the World.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to do Good for the World?

Every year, they have their “Project For Awesome,” which is where people get together and donate, to charities.  These donations come from direct donations, purchasing Vlogbrothers items, purchasing short stories, and more.

If you’d like to join a community of Awesome People and hang out with people who care about reducing “World Suck,” then the Vlogbrothers just might be for you.  They even have a catch phrase.  It’s “DFTBA.”  Don’t Forget To Be Awesome.

http://nerdfighters.ning.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers

What do you do with your computers spare time?

Many people do what they need to do on their computers and just go about their day.  What if you could put that computer to use actually providing valuable data to the Scientific community?

There are actually several screen savers that will allow you to take part in Scientific data.  There are also programs that you can download and install such as Community World Grid.

This program will allow you to take part in a minute way by allowing your computer to process information for Scientific Research.  These research programs include data on Cancer, Aids, and numerous other diseases as well as some technology advancements.

One Geek actually built his computer with that in mind.  He thought about what he could do for the world.  Sense his computer just sits there when he’s not doing anything, why not put it to use?

This Geek also took and built his computer out of Lego parts.  This is intriguing for a lot of Geeks out there who love Lego.  In fact, one could go as far to say it’s intriguing to a lot more than just the Geek community.

Click on the image below to read the article.

Lego PC