Looking Up at Jupiter and Venus

Looking up at Jupiter and Venus is never easier at this time of year.  They’re in fact side by side in the western sky.  Many people find Astronomy a fascinating subject and many more find looking up just awe inspiring.

If you’ve ever wondered how to do the math on an object in space according to it’s brightness, you’ll want to check out the article below.  Here is an excerpt from that article.

“If you’ve been outside just after sunset and faced west, you’ve almost certainly seen two bright “stars” glaring back at you. Those aren’t stars: they’re Venus and Jupiter, the 3rd and 4th brightest natural objects in the sky (after the Sun and Moon, of course, and I say “natural” because the space station can in fact look brighter than both). As they circle the Sun, every year or so the orbital geometry of the two (and the Earth) sets things up such that they appear very close together in the sky. This is called a conjunction, and when it involves planets this bright, it’s really something to see!”

Click on the image below to read the rest of the article….

Jupiter and Venus

Has Nature Found A Way To Dispose of Aquatic Trash?

Many of you know of the massive amounts of trash that have somehow built up over the years of humanities wasteful mindlessness.  Some scientist have discovered bacteria living and eating the plastic.  Here is an excerpt from the article…

“Nature may have found a way to dispose of the huge amounts of plastic garbage, which has been increasingly accumulating in the oceans. A small bacteria feeding on it has been discovered. This may be a boon or a bane for the aquatic environment.”

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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.

Things You Wish You Learned In School

There are many things that we wish we had learned in school.  No matter who you are, or where you’re from, there is always something.  Our parents have conditioned us to do better and now look at us.

Young adults nowadays think that Flipping Burgers is below them.  It’s a great first starter job.  It’ll teach you lots of things, like dedication, time management, and numerous other things.  On top of that it’ll add spending money in your pocket.

If you’re smart though, you’d realize that you’re not going to get a six figure job right out of High School.  Not unless you create your own job.  Here are some things that you wish you had learned in school.

Things You Wish You Had Learned In School

Perhaps you can think of other things you wish you had learned in school?

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.

100 Push Up Challenge

Push Ups are probably one of the easiest ways to gain strength.  Want to build strength and can’t get to a gym?  The old fashion Push Up just might be your answer.

The 100 Push Up challenge is designed to get you doing 100 push ups in about six weeks, quicker than that if you can do 20+ push ups.  If you can do 60-80 push ups.  They also have a bit more challenging workouts that you can do.

Fitness level according to push ups.  My fitness level is currently 4 out of 7.  I can do 35 push ups and on the 35th one, I’m starting to shake with fatigue.

Why is fatigue important?  When you start feeling fatigue, you start to lose posture.  Posture is important when working out, so you don’t injure yourself.  Preventing injury is the key to a successful workout.

Why the 100 challenge?  Well, I can’t do 100 push ups yet, so why not?  Also, having a goal to reach for will more likely keep you motivated.  Especially if you share your goal with your family and friends.  Better yet, start a blog like this one.

If push ups get a little easy for you, you could always move on to the 200 challenge.  If that gets easy for you, move on to the Hindu Push Up challenge.  Ok, maybe I made that one up, but still.  Change it up when it gets easy.

When you go to Week 1, they give you the recommended place to start.  For me, they recommended that I start on Week 3, looks like I’ll get done with this in a months time.

Day one looks a little something like this…….

Day 1

rest 60 seconds between each SET (longer if required)

> 25 push ups

set 1 – 14 set 2 – 18 set 3 – 14 set 4 – 14 set 5  max (at least 20)

It progressively increases each day, so you’re doing a little more each day.  There are three days in the workout, which allow for you to take a break in between the work outs.  So, you’re workout days would look something like, Mon, Wed, Fri.

My over all goal here?  To gain strength.  My muscles are kind of weak in this day and age.  On top of that, I’m kind of out of shape.  So, when something heavy needs lifting, I have trouble some times and need to increase that strength and how many people do you know that can do 100 push ups?

They also have a Sit Up and even a Squats challenge, among other things.  Visit Hundred Push Ups for more details.

100 Push Ups Challenge

Keep it real, keep fit.

Daily Fitness Goals

A few days ago, I’ve started to keep track of my Cardio progress.  Today is day 4 of the start.  Missed a day, so I had to make up for it by adding an extra minute to my Cardio routine.  What is my fitness goal/challenges?  To add one minute of Cardio to my routine.  In other words, on day one I started with 10 minutes.  Then add one minute to that the next day to get 11 minutes of Cardio.  The 11 minute mark is actually the one that I missed.  The reason I decided not to do it, was because I had did quite a bit of walking that day.  Still, no excuses.  Someone slap me.  Here’s an update on my progress.

Day One

10:00 Minutes
About 160 Calories burned
At 44-46 RPM

Day Four 

13:00 Minutes
About 228 Calories burned
44-46 RPM

Machine used, Elliptical.

Minecraft – Adventures with TFLAT – Search for the Cove

I booted up Minecraft today to make a new episode.  The series starts off on the wrong foot and things appear to be going slow.  What will the next episode bring us?  My goal in this series is to find the cove, which will be in the next episode, and build a port of some sort.  Be it a Pirates port or what ever I can think of.  Life is too short to not enjoy.  Minecraft is one of my enjoyments.  Even if it doesn’t start off so good, it’s still a fun pass time.

You Know You Spend To Much Time Online When

you change your desktop background almost daily.

you rarely turn off your computer.

you get hemorrhoids because you’ve been sitting at your computer so long.

a weekend of time spent offline feels like a nice break

you *do* take breaks from the computer, you psychologically schedule yourself to come back when the “4-hours” are up and you can replenish your Slot Game [or insert your favorite game here] tokens!

every time you leave your desk you take both your iPad and iPhone with you, just in case…and your car lighter charger

your dust bunnies have become dust elephants!

you don’t understand the meaning of “too much time online”

you’re too busy online to answer this question and simply go “huh??”

you get cankles from sitting for too many hours. (don’t worry, it’s temporary)

you think it’s Tuesday but it’s really Monday?

you search for the like button on your car radio

you search for reviews for things when you’re at the store.

you turn to your computer to look something up and realized you already are sitting at your computer.

the first thing you do in the morning is turn the laptop on.

you don’t ever have to turn on your computer