Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Transdimensional Time Machine in Your Kitchen

So you're still using that fancy late 20th century Time Machine — the microwave oven.  You like that it has the ability to transport your food to another dimension where time moves faster or at least it somehow bends time so that you can have your eaties cooked NOW!!!

I'm not as far off as you might think on this time travel thing.  Stay with me.  You see, that microwave radio transmitter you have in you kitchen might not be changing time for your food, but it very well my be changing time for you.  Making your life end sooner!  Not from the fact that it's a dangerously high level of radio waves that are harmful to the human body that are transmitted in the near vicinity of your body.  No, it's what it's doing to your food that you're consuming that's taking time from your existence.

Is it odd how the FCC has better regulations governing human proximity to AM and FM radio antennas that are behind a locked fence than the radio transmitter in your kitchen.

A note on the microwave levels for those who think it's no big deal … ask yourself why they have to put up notices in business where microwave ovens are in use for pacemaker patients if there's nothing to be concerned about.

Microwave Oven Death

The food death health issue I'm dealing with is that microwaveing food kills many vitamins,
antioxidants, and nutrition.  I believe it also alters things at the molecular level too.  I've heard for years that plants will not live when watered with water that's been microwaved (cooled back down of course).  You can now find several people that have tired this experiment with plant death as the result.  If something as basic as water isn't water anymore, then what is happening inside that magic box, what dimension is your food going to?  If water isn't safe what is it doing to all your other foods?

Shall I continue on the female hormone estrogen that is given off from plastics when microwaved.  You know, the plastic containers that you store your food in that goes straight into the microwave oven to be warmed up.  Since I find that even people that know these plastic containers give off hazardous toxins when microwaved still do this out of connivence.  Since convenience is what this Time Machine is all about anyway.  Now these hazardous toxins might be a health hazard, or perhaps this answers some unasked questions with female problems, or our children in the last say 30 years, or the increase of homosexuality in the same time frame.  Remember we have been buzzing these magic boxes for 50 years now.

No, this isn't a shameless plug for the FlavorWave or NuWave Ovens, it's just facts.  I love my FlavorWave Oven because they are safe and healthy.  I have also found there is a NuWave Oven brand that is very similar to the Flavor Wave Oven.  These are both convection ovens (and most likely advertise on this site).  They cook with something called heat, (remember heat?  fire?) not radio transmissions.  Check out heat, it's been in use for about 7,000 years.  Pretty safe sand reliable tuff as far as cooking goes.

Here's some links to articles I've come across — you read, you decide.

Microwave oven, The Hidden Hazards

The Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking


Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday Deals

While some retailers pushed up their ‘Black Friday’ deals to Wednesday, and at least Thursday afternoon.  The cyber world (think Internet) has kept its tradition of Cyber Monday, since they figured you'd be in the stores Friday and not online.

The digital door-busters abound and perhaps this will be a good year for retailers as the economy and DOW have been stable recently and gas prices are falling.  It is likely that this illusion will cause us to spend more on the things that we want and think we cannot live without.

In the tradition of the non brick-and-mortar stores, all the major retailers also have their Cyber Monday deals online, one is even having a Cyber Week.

It's no surprise that the big online retailers like Amazon, TigerDirect, NewEgg, eBay, Sweetwater, zZounds, Overstock, and Engadget have deals on Monday.  Many of them have been posting deals the week leading up to Black Friday, and some will continue throughout the week with deals.

Since every major brick-and-mortar retailer in online, stores like Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, BestBuy, Staples, JC Penney’s, and other clothing outlets all have their Cyber Monday deals going on.

Remember the game - the best deals are limited to first come first serve.  They offer outrageous deals to get you on their site but you have to be early and quick.  Let the games begin!

Happy shopping

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Stop Using Internet Explorer (IE) !!!

Why are people still using IE?  I’ve said this before.  I’ve said it for years…  Quit using IE!

If you’re using IE stop now!  If you do not have another Browser - that’s the thing your using now to view this page (I feel have to say that because I’m finding that too many people do not know basic terminology as to what they are doing today).

I’d also tell you what to do and where to go to download and install another browser but there again if you’re using IE you’re not likely to understand what I’m talking about.  Fear not.  I will provide you some links (the blue colored text below) that you can click on and will take you to where you can download a safe and usable browser.

Safe - because IE is known to be to porthole for viruses and many nasty things off the Internets.

Usable - because any (real) web designer knows that IE (Internet Explorer) is THE browser that does not render pages correctly and your code has to be ’tweaked’ to make it look somewhat like you intended it to, and what every other browser shows correctly.

You design in FireFox or Chrome, then you check it in IE to see how much work you have to do to fix it, or just care less because no sane web surfer would be using IE anyway.  When you find sites that only look correct in IE it is because the web designer does not know what they are doing and was using IE.  Go sit in the corner!

Chrome - Click on the blue button in the middle.
FireFox - Click on the green button that says Windows.

Friday, November 27, 2015

It's Black Friday - RUN!!!

It’s that time of year again.  Either you love it or hate it.

At least some of the major stores have decided to reduce the madness and trampling deaths by opening their doors early.   Radio Shack thought they would outdo them all by starting on Wednesday.  Wal-Mart started the savings Thursday (Turkey Day) afternoon.  Perhaps to eliminate the masses who were full from turkey and sleeping it off.

Every year we get further from the once long awaited day of savings, which soon became a day of madness.  Not so much anymore.  Now they try to spread it out or push it up to be the first store to get you in to by their specials.  It’s become a retail race for the retailers to be each other to the starting line.

When Black Friday first started retailers were only competing with each other, now the brick and mortar stores have massive competition with online retailers and even more so because many shoppers would rather escape the madness and shop from home online.  Are you one of those?  After all, here you are on the inter-web.

Practice safe shopping.

Let the games begin!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Internet Is Broken — Should We Fix It?

There is too much data moving across the ether toady.  So much that it is overloading the entire system.  Bottle-necking.  You’ve seen it.  You know you have.  Things are loading slower.  You know it’s true but you do not want to admit it.  Else all your pet sites could be out of your reach.  Ahhhh!

Working with an ISP we have clients that will tell us that something is wrong with “our” Internet because they cannot load some file, "It's been stuck at 15% for an hour."  Meanwhile they are streaming videos or playing games online.  Logic, which I have come to the conclusion is nonexistent today, never enters their picture.  They are using megabytes of data over this ‘Internet connection’ but because they cannot get a simple 115kb file then something is wrong with their connection.  I don't even know how to respond to them anymore.  If your logic cannot sort that, what can I possibly say that can make them understand.

How did we get here?  Was it texting that took away our ability to hold real conversations with real people?  Was it reality TV that dumbed us down to believe that is reality and that we are not as dumb as those people?  (Yet we are the ones still watching them)

The Internet Isn’t Broke — We Are

No don’t fix the Internet, just walk away from it.  It has broke us.  We are paying the price everyday — mentally and physically.  The added stress and consumed hours that we spend online doing things that we do not need to do.  Things that 15 years ago were unheard of.  Are we any better of today?  Personally, computers have stolen more time and productivity from me in the last 15 years then I care to think about.  I was far more productive when there were fewer options.

"Then why don't you go back to that" I hear you saying.  I'm working on it.  Unfortunately, like many of you, what we have employed ourselves in has demanded that we are 'connected', and thus chained to our masters that promised us more time to do what we want, more productivity, and on.  Now that they have us in their grasp we find that they lied to us.  We power them, we give them energy — not just electrically but physically and mentally.  Yet we do not turn them on, the power switch is no longer ours — they turn us on.  They are our masters now, and we bow down to them.  After all, here we are.  Both you and I, on the Internet, on some computing device.  Sacrificing the time of our lives.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Ok, lets talk gun control, shall we

If half of the students at Virginia Tech (VT) were armed do you think it would have had the same outcome? If some student would have had the right to carry a gun that person or persons could have lessened this toll, even if that person would have used a gun haphazardly. But then again to get a concealed carry permit in Virginia you have to have a course in handling a firearm and a criminal background check. But still, they would not have been able to carry it at Virginia Tech because of the gun control that already exists. It's still illegal even with a permit to carry a gun on school grounds.

So we're back to our UK syndrome after all, we've a place where firearms are outlawed and we find that only the outlaw was able to have the gun. No one on the school was LEGALY able to have a gun to defend themselves.

So you tell me, here's a tragic example of gun control in action, does gun control work?

-Liam Sand

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Windows Vista, why you should go back to Windows XP

Or better yet, Linux. Or buy a Mac. Take a look at these articles.

A Windows Vista computer is completely unsuitable for any critical application because it can be degraded and/or disabled by any number of events, deliberately by Microsoft, by malicious software, or even by power fluctuations and similar events.
Windows Vista - Broken by Design
Vista - Arrogance & Stupidity