Friday, October 31, 2008

Nikon ATB Binoculars Gift Card

Looking at the calendar and worrying about the dwindling number of days till Christmas? Well, if you know an avid outdoorsman, hunter or sportsman, I can tell you about one gift that will be an instant hit. Buy him Nikon ATB Binoculars and get a Promotional Gift Card for other great Nikon gear. The gift card is up to a $50 value on Nikon's quality outdoor wear, optics and other gear. The Nikon ATB Promotion runs through December 31, 2008. Just choose the binoculars you want at www.nikonhunting.com and after you make your purchase, fill out the rebate form to get your gift card for cool gear. Don't miss out on the great gear and great savings.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Woman buys foreclosed home - returns it to the owner

I am not one usually for finding the good news, I am more interested in the strange and quirky news that shows the infinite eccentricities and foibles of humans. But this is one story I couldn't pass up, it's just too good.

Tracy Orr was just another victim of the slow economy, a woman who had suffered through job loss and then the loss of her home through foreclosure. She suffered through the auction where they would sell off her foreclosed home to strangers, and she cried.

But Tracy's story has a happy ending, because a good Samaritan who listened to her story, bought her house at auction and then in a gesture of humanity hardly ever seen anymore, gave it back to her.

Marilyn Mock purchased Tracy's house at that auction and has told Tracy she can live there, and instead of making payments to the bank, Tracy will make payments to her.

Maybe what the country needs isn't another politician with a bailout or another complicated tax program. Maybe what this country needs are more people like Marilyn Mock, more random acts of kindness and charity.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Help with MDF files

There's a lot of information on the net to help you with computer questions, but there's one place where you can get information on so many tech subjects that it's the kind of resource you'll find yourself returning to over and over again. BackupAnswers.com has just the type of format I like and I think you'll like it too. It's full of easy-to-understand explanations of technical terms, covering a multitude of computer topics that users will find helpful. In today's market, computer knowledge can be the key to success.

Recently I was looking for information and tech help on .mdf files and an mdf file reader. MDF files are used as image copies of DVDs or CDs. The process was clearly and exhaustively covered and most importantly, I got the technological help I was seeking. I also spent some time looking around the site and picked up a few other important bits of computer knowledge that I tucked away for future reference.

Whether you're looking for information on file extensions or how to use MagicISO to create MDF files, you will find what you need to know at BackupAnswers.com.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Judge Tosses Out Lawsuit Against God


A judge has tossed out a lawsuit against God because the Almighty was never served court papers.

The lawsuit was brought by Nebraska Senator Ernie Chambers, who filed the suit in response to several efforts by the Nebraska legislature to try to curb the glut of frivolous lawsuits that clog the judicial system.

Chambers believes that anyone has the sue anyone else. He sued God to get an injunction to prevent God from committing what he terms are acts of violence, such as earthquakes and tornadoes.

In throwing out the case, the judge stated that not only is there no evidence that God had been served, he also opined that effective service on God could never be accomplished.

Chambers argued that since God is omnipresent, he would be aware of the proceedings. Chambers plans to appeal.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Write Your Own Reviews at Talk Reviews

Ever wonder what makes a website popular or which sites are the Top Websites on the net? There are lots of ways to rate a website - Alexa, Google's page rank, etc. In the end, what really matters is what the visitors think, visitors like you.

Now there's a place where you can get all the information you need on a website as well as useful reviews from other visitors. Read reviews of websites from all over the globe or share your opinion with others and Write a Website Review. Find out what others have to say about your site, at Talk Reviews.com.

Bigfoot for sale on eBay

There's more than one way to make money off a hoax. First you announce that you have found a Bigfoot body and then when it is discovered to be nothing more than a gorilla costume with some animal entrails stuffed into it, you sell it on eBay.

That's right. The hoaxsters, Rick Dyer and Matt Whitton will sell you the fake Bigfoot body for the right price. If you remember, Dyer and Whitton said they were out hunting when they came across the body of a Bigfoot and were going to reveal it all to the world, to finally prove that Bigfoot exists.

They had the "body" in a freezer but when it thawed out, the hoax was quickly discovered and they were discredited, as well as out a lot of money they probably hoped to get paid for exclusive interviews.

You have to hand it to them for finding another way of making a buck out of what is essentially a huge lie. The current bid for the Bigfoot body is $55,000. I guess it proves what PT Barnum always said "there's a sucker born every minute".

Friday, October 10, 2008

Find Area Codes

With 372 area codes in the US and more coming in expansion, it isn't easy to recognize where that last phone call came from. You might not even recognize area codes from your local area, as more codes are assigned to cell phones and other devices using phone lines. But you can Locate Area Codes quickly on this website that gives you all the area codes for each state and even lets you look up phone numbers, so you never have to wonder about a missed phone call again.

Should Candidates Wear Lie Detectors?


I think this is the greatest idea anyone has ever come up with. Candidates in a race for a Congressional seat in Indiana have agreed to be hooked up to lie detectors during the debate.

Think about how easy that would make going to the polls. Who are you going to vote for? The guy who said all the right things but whose polygraph beeped and flashed the whole time he was smiling and promising?

Polygraphs in politics would change everything, but mostly it would guarantee that no one currently in office would ever get elected again. Instead, the little guy, the one who collects signatures, barely gets on the ballot and usually never has a chance, will become the candidate of choice. Why? Because he believes in what he says. He wants to make a change for the better, and believes he can.

Sure, a polygraph only measures whether or not you think you are telling the truth, but isn't it better to elect someone who believes in what he says, even if he's wrong, than someone who will vote for and do things he thinks are wrong just to get elected?

The debate won't include the polygraphs, even though two of the three candidates have agreed to it. The incumbent hasn't responded and his party chairman is dead set against it. He's stated there are better ways of finding out what a candidate's position is than using a lie detector.

Sure, there's better ways of knowing what someone thinks than making him tell the truth?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Nouveau Riche

Noveau Riche is no longer a label given by those with "old money" to brash upstarts and newcomers, rather it's now the goal of every low to middle income American citizen. Those who have raised their status within one generation are now more admired and envied than those who have inherited their wealth. With examples of American entrepreneurism like Bill Gates, Sam Walton and even Warren Buffet, they have seen others climb the socio-economic ladder of success and reach the status of Noveau Riche.

The goal is attainable. Every year, hard-working people start with the germ of a great idea and nurture it until it grows into success. The call of "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" is answered every day by those who have the drive to succeed. Working towards the goal of helping others to start their own business and increase income is Nouveau Riche, a community that is all about educating the entrepreneur, providing support and advice. The key is taking what you love, what you have a passion for, and turning it into a business. Noveau Riche can help you realize your life's ambition and make you part of the new rich nation.

Mail Goggles


Google continues its innovation to provide users with one more invaluable service - the ability to filter out ill-conceived emails that may have been composed while the author was drunk.

Mail Goggles can be set to turn on late nights or weekends to give the inebriated a chance to re-think that gushy email to the one they love from afar or hastily written resignations from their jobs by setting up extra blocks in the form of questions.

Google will set the sender a series of math problems to solve once they click "send". Their ability to correctly solve the problems or not may give them a chance to determine whether or not they are in the right mind-set to be sending that email.

On the other hand, if you really want to call your boss a moronic monkey-puppet of corporate greed, it may be that your inability to do some simple math won't stop you.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Election Fun - Throw a Debate Party

Is the mud-slinging and name-calling of the campaign season starting to bring you down? Confused as to which candidate holds which position or why? There's no reason to struggle through this all alone. While you ponder the issues and root for your candidates, make it all a little more fun and social with a Debate party.

A debate party can be a great idea for you and your friends, no matter what your political persuasions. Make food, drinks and party favors for guests of either political party and please everyone. That's a neat trick during election season, but regardless of who wins the debate, if you use the great party ideas at Celebrations.com, your party is sure to be the winner.

No Fly Zone - Bumblebees and Pterodactyls and Mathematics

One story in the news that really caught my eye was the new scientific theory that has rendered the pterodactyl flightless. This pre-historic bird, which weighed nearly a quarter of a ton, simply wouldn't be able to flap its wings fast enough to maintain flight, say the researchers.



The pterodactyl holds a special place in the terror hall of fame, having been the predator of choice in so many movies. But before we scrap our Jurassic Park DVDs, let's consider that at one time, science told us that bumblebees can't fly. Bumblebees were not extinct at the time that theory was proposed, and in fact, could be observed to fly on any given warm, summer day. So how did someone prove they can't fly?

The truth is that no one ever proved that bumblebees can't fly, they only proved that by using a mathematical model unknown to the bees, you can calculate size, weight and wing span which will produce a theory that these bees shouldn't be flying.

Pterodactyls didn't do math either.


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