Awesome Sand Sculptures

There comes  a time in your life, when you wonder how the heck did they do that?  In this particular case, it involves a series of Sand Sculptures that are highly detailed.  This impressive collection is worthy of anyone’s Desktop background.  If you’re looking for something new to put on your computer, or just want a good post to look at, then feel free to visit the link below.

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Castles

 Amazing Sand Sculptures

The Problem With Using Old Technology

I’m sure it’s happened to you, you go to use a piece of older technology you have, only to find out that you’re missing something.  This can be a headache.

My problem?  I was going to use my old Sony Handycam, but in order to get the video off the tape, I needed a Firewire cable, which I didn’t have.  Not just any Firewire cable though, a 4 pin to 6 pin cable.

This is annoying simply because I spent half a day running around town looking for one and no one had one.  We went to Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Staples, Radio Shack…..ok Radio Shack had one, but it was like $35 for one 6ft Cable?  Seriously?  That explains why they still have theirs in the store.

I came home and did a little research.  Low and behold, I can get what I need for my Camera for a mere $5.  That’s it.  Radio Shack can keep their $35 cable.  I’ll put that extra $30 in my pocket.

Where did I find this cable at?  Amazon of course, of all the places.  Now, all I have to do is just order the dang thing and be done with it.  Then I’ll have better quality video for my Youtube channel and I’ll be able to mess around with video editing a bit better.

Problem Solved.  You can get a 4 pin to 6 pin cable for your Handycam by clicking the image below.

4 Pin to 6 Pin Firewire Cable

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.

Boycott These Supporters of SOPA

SOPA – Stop Online Piracy act is a big mistake if it manages to go through the House representatives.  It will give the current entertainment industries enough control over the internet, they’ll be able to shut down any site they want.

This is a bad thing for all internet users.  This could very well mean the demise of a lot of small websites.  Could even me a lot more hassle and headaches coming from Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and a whole slue of other big sites.

If SOPA were to pass, the entertainment business would have the power to censor nearly half the websites out there or more.  That’s how many websites have Copyrighted material on the web.

According to statistics, nearly 70% of young people actually have or have had pirated content in their possession.  The web could change drastically if we allowed SOPA to happen.

My call to action?  Boycott any and all services that support the SOPA act.  Here is a list of them.

List of Supporters: H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act
60 Plus Association
ABC
Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
Americans for Tax Reform
Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States
Association of American Publishers (AAP)
Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies
Association of Talent Agents (ATA)
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Beachbody, LLC
BMI
BMG Chrysalis
Building and Construction Trades Department
Capitol Records Nashville
CBS
Cengage Learning
Christian Music Trade Association
Church Music Publishers’ Association
Coalition Against Online Video Piracy (CAOVP)
Comcast/NBCUniversal
Concerned Women for America (CWA)
Congressional Fire Services Institute
Copyhype
Copyright Alliance
Coty, Inc.
Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB)
Council of State Governments
Country Music Association
Country Music Television
Covington & Burling LLP
Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
Creative America
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Deluxe
Directors Guild of America (DGA)
Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc.
Elsevier
EMI Christian Music Group
EMI Music Publishing
ESPN
Estée Lauder Companies
Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
Go Daddy
Gospel Music Association
Graphic Artists Guild
Hachette Book Group
HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Inc.
Hyperion
Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)
International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE)
International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
International Union of Police Associations
Irell & Manella LLP
Jenner & Block LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Kendall Brill & Klieger LLP
Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP
L’Oreal
Lathrop & Gage LLP
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Lost Highway Records
Macmillan
Major County Sheriffs
Major League Baseball
Majority City Chiefs
Marvel Entertainment, LLC
MasterCard Worldwide
MCA Records
McGraw-Hill Education
Mercury Nashville
Minor League Baseball (MiLB)
Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC)
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
Moving Picture Technicians
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators
National Association of State Chief Information Officers
National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Crime Justice Association
National District Attorneys Association
National Domestic Preparedness Coalition
National Football League
National Governors Association, Economic Development and Commerce Committee
National League of Cities
National Narcotics Offers’ Associations’ Coalition
National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
National Songwriters Association
National Troopers Coalition
News Corporation
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Pearson Education
Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Phillips Nizer, LLP
Pfizer, Inc.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Provident Music Group
Random House
Raulet Property Partners
Republic Nashville
Revlon
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP
Scholastic, Inc.
Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Showdog Universal Music
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Nashville
State International Development Organization (SIDO)
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)
The Perseus Books Groups
The United States Conference of Mayors
Tiffany & Co.
Time Warner
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
UMG Publishing Group Nashville
United States Chamber of Commerce
United States Tennis Association
Universal Music
Universal Music Publishing Group
Viacom
Visa, Inc.
W.W. Norton & Company
Warner Music Group
Warner Music Nashville
White & Case LLP
Wolters Kluewer Health
Word Entertainment

As of this writing, GoDaddy “Claims” to have withdrawn support of the SOPA act.  Yet, many don’t believe that they have, this is because of a few comments made by GoDaddy representatives.

Go ahead, let’s boycott these companies ans supporters of SOPA and show them we’re not going to let them have control over our web.  China is already making a bad impact on the Web experience with the censorship they’ve put up.  Let the web remain free and open for all to use.

Green Smoothies – For Those Wanting A New Lifestyle

I don’t know about you, but I’m willing to try out just about anything.  Even Vegetarian and Vegan dishes.  I’m not afraid to take the plunge.  How about you?

Here is a sweet delicious smoothie that you can try at home.  There are many reasons to try a smoothie, most of the reasons are for the health benefits.  The right smoothies can be quite beneficial for you.  Instead of having to take a Supplement, where only 10% of the nutrients actually goes into your system, you can always try this.

If you just can find the right balance of nutrients, fiber, and what ever else your body needs.  Try a Green Smoothie.  You’ll be glad you did.

I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t want to end up in the Hospital because I didn’t take care of myself.  This could be a step in the right direction for many people.  What about you?

Do you want to be around for your children?  What about for your grandchildren?  If you do nothing this holiday season, or over the new year, make that resolution to take a plunge.  Take a dive into the world of health.

Stupid Things People Do #2

Gamestop, notorious for selling the latest games and consoles, even used games and consoles.  Star Wars: The Old Republic, currently on Prerelease status.

My cousin went down to Gamestop to Preorder Star Wars: The Old Republic, the very first MMORPG put out by Bioware.  How ever, there was a slight problem.  When my cousin Preordered his game, he didn’t get a Preorder code.

When you look on The Old Republic’s website, you’ll find out that they’re supposed to give you either a Preorder Card with the code on it, or print it on the Receipt.  After they run out of Preorder codes, they’re not supposed to sell any more copies.  It’s a limited Preorder release.

The problem?  Gamestop sold a Preorder copy of Star Wars: The Old Republic to my cousin without giving him a Preorder Code.  He thought it was printed on the receipt.  Come to find out, they were out of them.  So, they sold a Preorder that they weren’t supposed to sell.

On top of that, Gamestop apparently has taken those Game Cards and given out the Preorder codes to their friends and family who didn’t even Preorder the game.  Which is a bad, bad, bad business practice.  Those codes are for people who Preorder only.  That’s the whole reason they go in their in the first place.

This whole incident with my Cousin, is the exact reason why I will not ever shop at Gamestop again.  So, it’s not my Cousin who was stupid, I think Gamestop is really, really stupid.  The sad part is, they know this is going on and they’re not really doing anything about it.

Are you going to spend your money at Gamestop, knowing that they could potentially be committing Fraud?  That’s exactly what this is.  Fraud.  They’re giving away things that they have no right to give away.  That’s theft from those who really want to buy the game.  Not an isolated case either.

I say shop at Best Buy.

NASA Astronomers Find New Earth Like Planet – Kepler 22b

Super Earths, massive Earth Like planets that are usually much larger than Earth.  Kepler 22b happens to fall under that category.  Being 2.4 times larger than Earth, surely makes it a potential goal for our Space program.

According to NASA, at least 48 planets have been found in the Habitable Zone of star systems.  This means that 48 planets so far have the potential to sustain life.  This is a huge leap for Science, History, and Astronomy.

Just a decade or so ago, many people were convinced that Humans are the highest intelligent life forms in the Universe.  Heck, they even went as far as saying that we were the only planet in the Universe that could even sustain life.  That we were alone.

Personally, I blame the Government and the Religious leaders for hiding so many secrets.  This however, isn’t about them.  There are many blogs and forums dedicated to that.

I’m speaking more about the potential, the future.  I wrote a post once describing how many stars were in the night sky based on the Deep Space images that Hubble took.  If you do the math, there are Sextillion stars in the visible Universe, according to Hubble.  That’s a huge number.

In fact, Scientist now believe that there are actually 300 Sextillion stars out there.  Basically, take Sextillion and multiply that by 300 and you have an even more massive number.  So, my calculation is minute in the possibilities.

Back to Kepler 22b.  If Kepler 22b is 2.4 times larger than the Earth and there are 300 Sextillion stars out there.  Then it makes you wonder how many Earth Like planets are out there.  Something else that has crossed my mind is, how much larger do Earth Like planets actually get?  Better yet, how many stars are there out there really?  Especially if our Universe is infinite.

We’ve only just begun to scratch the surface.  It’s clear that we won’t be headed to Kepler 22b any time soon.  Not unless we have a Stargate that will allow us to travel there instantly.

What does this mean for our future?  Well, if we don’t blow each other up in the coming wars, we just might actually find  a planet exactly like Earth in many ways.  These Earth Like planets should be a driving force for our Great Nations to work together for a common goal.

The very existence of Humanity depends on our technological growth.  That is if we want to sustain the current lifestyles that we have.  If we want to preserve our future, our cultures, then we must push forward.

Whether or not you’re a believer in Alien Life Forms, Kepler  22b is a step in the right direction to proving that life elsewhere exist.  I for one have always been a firm believer in Extraterrestrial Life.  It’s only a matter of time before we make a new leap into Space.  Perhaps, some of us might actually live to see that happen.

Kepler 22b

My Thoughts On Abortion

Now, I’m probably going to get some flaming comments and heated debates about this topic, but I wanted to make it clear how I felt about Abortion.  The short answer?  I’m against it.  Here’s why.

Some people may not know this, but there are options for Pregnant women.  The last thing we need them doing is giving up on life completely.  Pregnancy centers and adoption centers are there for them when they need it.

Let me ask you a couple of questions.  Is it legal for someone to murder a child?  Is it legal for someone to murder a child that is only 6 months into pregnancy?  Chances are, you answered no to both those questions.  Then why should it be legal for someone to commit murder on any child?

Well, what about rape victims?  Shouldn’t they have the option to abort?  Can I abort your brain right now for asking that question?  I’m sure we can put it to good use for Scientific study to find out why some people become stupid.

Let’s get a few things straight.  If you abort a child, you might be aborting the next great scientist with the cure for aids.  You might be aborting the next great person who’ll be able to bring this world closer to world peace.  You might be aborting the next great doctor who discovers a way to double the life expectancy of mankind.

Women that abort their children can attest that it crosses their minds all the time.  It’s another pain that they have to deal with on a daily basis.  So, if a woman was raped, then why should she be “Forced” to go through another pain that could scar her for life?

It’s much better for a person to go through life and become a stronger person knowing that they gave their child the best chance they could give them.  Not to mention easier.  Abortion should not be an option.  Period.

Abortion in my opinion is an atrocious act towards humanity.  Any sane mother wouldn’t kill their children, so why should we be allowed to do that legally?  Which side of the fence are you going to be on when it boils down to it?  Life or Death?

 

Note: This post was made with Logical Thinking.  If you make a comment without thinking about it, I’ll ignore it.

Kids Are Smarter Than Adults

Many people tend to think that kids are dumb and stupid.  I can tell you from experience that they are exactly the opposite.  Most of them anyway.  Why are kids smart?

When we grow up, we tend to think about Money, Making things easier for our friends, Owning a home, Starting a family, many numerous things.  Kids think about having fun, enjoying life, what’s it’s like to be a grown up, but some kids even think about what’s best for them.

Remember the whole ordeal with Congress saying that Pizza is a Fruit?  Seriously congress?  Surely you don’t think that?  Or is it the money talking from the Pizza Industries that supply pizza to the majority of schools?  Bribery is a federal offense and while most of you haven’t got caught yet, we know.  We’ve been watching, listening.

Especially the kids.  This kid has a message.  Be sure to share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.