Saturday, December 12, 2015

A moment to say, "Thank you".

I have found this to be one of the best frequent traveler's tools thus far.
I wouldn't call it the "Holy Grail" yet it's on point.



Enjoy your weekend folks.


"USA" Real time death toll.



United States of America
RealTimeCURRENT DEATH TOLL
from Jan 1, 2015 - Dec 12, 2015 (5:23:38 PM) 


Someone just died by:Death Box

Abortion:1034341
Heart Disease:565072
Cancer:546237
Tobacco:331517
Obesity:290788
Medical Errors:198910
Stroke:122123
Lower Respiratory Disease:135394
Accident (unintentional):119761
Hospital Associated Infection:93772
Alcohol:94719
Diabetes:69932
Alzheimer's Disease:80487
Influenza/Pneumonia:50984
Kidney Failure:40504
Blood Infection:31697
Suicide:37431
Drunk Driving:32023
Unintentional Poisoning:30081
All Drug Abuse:23685
Homicide:15912
Prescription Drug Overdose:14208
Murder by gun:10886
Texting while Driving:5673
Pedestrian:4736
Drowning:3708
Fire Related:3315
Malnutrition:2626
Domestic Violence:1383
Smoking in Bed:739
Falling out of Bed:567
Killed by Falling Tree:141
Struck by Lightning:78
Mass Shooting  *:57
Spontaneous Combustion:0

Your chance of death is 100%. Are you ready?


Totals of all categories except mass shooting are based upon past trends documented below.


Sources:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_04.pdf
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/library/graphs/graphs.htm
http://www.alcoholalert.com/drunk-driving-statistics.html
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/suicide.htm
http://wonder.cdc.gov/wonder/prevguid/m0052833/m0052833.asp
http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/Pedestrian_Safety/factsheet.html
http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Water-Safety/waterinjuries-factsheet.html
http://www.nfpa.org/categoryList.asp?categoryID=953
http://www.dvrc-or.org/domestic/violence/resources/C61/
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1562978,00.html
https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/781687/john-james-a-new-evidence-based-estimate-of.pdf


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Friday, December 11, 2015

Ultimate Christmas Gifts.

*Under review.

If you’ve always had your heart set on a TRON Lightcycle — a working one, not a matchbox toy — you’d better start saving. The going rate (as much as there is a going rate for one-off movie-replica collectibles) is $77,000.
The bike was sold at auction by RM Sotheby’s, as part of a wider auction of the Andrews Collection, to an undisclosed (but damn lucky) bidder. It wasn’t even close to the most valuable lot, either — a 1962 Ferrari 400 went for $7,645,000.



New 2016 Dodge Viper ACR – Fastest Street-legal Viper Track Car Ever
 

The next chapter in the history of Dodge and SRT’s ultimate American hand-built, street-legal race car begins with the return of the new 2016 Dodge Viper American Club Racer (ACR).
  • The new Viper ACR honors its long-standing legacy as the ultimate street-legal race car through significant aerodynamic and suspension upgrades, new Carbon Ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers and high-performance tires specifically designed for ACR
  • New ACR Extreme Aero Package delivers nearly 1 ton of peak downforce at top speed through massive adjustable dual-element carbon fiber rear wing, rear carbon fiber diffuser, unique SRT hood with removable louvers, detachable extension for the front splitter and additional dive planes
  • Delivers ultimate in stopping performance with unprecedented brake fade resistance through ACR-exclusive Carbon Ceramic Matrix 15-inch two-piece rotors and six-piston front calipers from Brembo®
  • Unique race-tuned suspension features 10-setting, double-adjustable, coil-over Bilstein racing shocks and unique race alignment delivering up to 3 inches of suspension height adjustment for fine tuning corner weight
  • The latest race tire compound technology with massive Kumho® Ecsta V720 high-performance tires (295/25/19 front, 355/30/19 rear), designed specifically for the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR, delivers laps times that are 1.5 seconds faster than off-road only race tires
  • Combination of suspension, aero treatment and ACR-specific tires delivers sustainable 1.5 g cornering during  high-speed turns
  • Lightweight carpet, minimal three speaker audio, manual seats and Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes offset added performance elements while maintaining optimal 50/50 weight distribution
  • Powered by iconic, hand-built 8.4-liter V-10 engine rated at 645 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in the world
  • Unique Alcantara hand-crafted interior features iconic ‘ACR’ dash badge and accent stitching
  • Offering ‘1 of 1’ customization option for the ultimate personalized Viper ACR
  • Production of the hand-built 2016 Dodge Viper ACR begins in Detroit in the third quarter of 2015
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That Nasty Azi.

The Azimut 42 Fly represents a remarkable feat of Italian design on a yacht that maximizes available space and the beautiful use of sumptuous materials, fine fabrics and sophisticated finishes with obvious applied attention to every detail. The quality of life aboard is enhanced by details that make all the difference: a barbecue at the stern, exclusive up and down swim platform and a sun-pad at the bow.




Rolex 2016 Models

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Rolex made great models in 2015 and 2016, so I am here today to show these models to you.
Some of them are available for you on Amazon and some of them are limited editions.
If you want to buy one of this watches, you can find it on this link from Amazon.
I will show you few best selling Rolex models in 2016 from Amazon and I hope you will love them.
Also if you have any questions you can contact me.




Situated on a more than 200-foot stretch of sugary beachfront, 3700 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach, Fla., is a resort-style tropical oasis. Flanked by palm trees, fire pits, gardens, and an ocean-facing infinity pool, the eight-bedroom residence exudes seaside charm. A waterfall curtain stationed in the courtyard leads into the richly decorated interior bathed in exotic marbles, onyx, bamboo cane, and American walnut. Join RobbReport.com for a photo tour of the majestic, 18,000-square-foot home. (premierestateproperties.com) - See more at: http://robbreport.com/home-style/slideshow/resort-style-living-floridas-picturesque-vero-beach-slideshow-video#sthash.M9MSRFR2.dpuf

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tuition free colleges, free training & free online courses.


20 Tuition-Free Colleges

Do tuition-free colleges actually exist? Yes. The words “free” and “college tuition” are normally not found in the same sentence, however, students looking for a college or even an Ivy League education with the option of either free tuition or other financial assistance can start their journey reviewing this informative article for some of the best colleges and universities offering this unique opportunity.

Over the last 30 years, tuition has increased 1,120 percent and according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), college tuition has risen three times as fast as the consumer-price index and twice as fast as medical care in the past decade.

The following information gives a brief glimpse at recent average tuition costs and fees:

The College Board reports the 2013–14 tuition and fees:

• Public, four-year, in-state students: $8,893

• Public, four-year, out-of-state students: $22,203

• Private, nonprofit, four-year: $30,094

• For-profit schools: $15,130

In addition to the rising cost of tuition, student debt is also a growing problem. According to CNN Money, “the average debt load for the class of 2012 was $29,400.

The list of tuition-free colleges below not only provides tuition-free private and state colleges but also Ivy League universities as well. Ivy League schools are some of the most prestigious and expensive schools in the U.S, however, this education can actually be affordable.

Many schools offer free tuition and other financial assistance for students from families with an income below a specific target. In addition, the Ivy League schools listed have a “no-loans” policy, meaning they provide grants instead of loans.

Best Colleges Providing Free Tuition



Alice Lloyd College

Established in 1923, Alice Lloyd College, a four-year, Christian-centered, liberal arts, offers pre-professional and bachelor’ degree programs. The college enrollment includes around 600 students. Alice Lloyd College has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio and accepts, on average, 18% of its applicants.

Additional Alice Lloyd College highlights include:

* Alice Lloyd College ranked #40 in the U.S. News & World Report 2014 edition of Best Colleges in Regional Colleges (South).

* SAT test scores (25th/75th percentile) are as follows: Critical reading: 460/590; math: 420/520; and writing: 440/480.

Students at the tuition-free college are required to work at least 160 hours per semester in an on-campus job or in the local community in the Student Work Program. The cost of living in a dormitory is about $1,900 annually.

Each of Alice Lloyd’s 2009 graduates carried an average debt of $6,500, which is well below the statewide average of $19,112 and the national average of $24,000.

Antioch College

Founded in 1850, Antioch College is a private liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The school has a commitment to social justice. Antioch College is the only institution in the nation, for the past 90 years, with a required co-op program for all students. Students work in a cooperative setting for four quarters during their enrollment. This practical work experience helps prepare students for future careers.

Additional Antioch College highlights include:

* In 2012, only around five percent of applicants received acceptance letters, making Antioch one of the more selective colleges in the U.S.

* Students enrolled in the class of 2017 have an average ACT score of 26, an SAT of 1160, and a GPA of 3.62.

* The Huffington Post recognized Antioch College in its “Top Non-Traditional Colleges” list alongside Brown University, the New School, Wesleyan and others.

Antioch College is extending its free tuition offer only one last time to students who are admitted for the 2014-2015 school year. They will receive the four-year, tuition-free package worth at least $121,000.

Great educational opportunities at http://affordableschools.net/20-tuition-free-colleges/

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In(ternet) Love: Have a Healthy Online Relationship

***I'll be the first to admit, "I don't get it" yet someone asked.

In(ternet) Love: Have a Healthy Online Relationship

March 26, 2015/2 Comments/in Dating & Hooking Up
In many ways, having a relationship with someone you met online is a lot like having a relationship IRL. You probably talk to your online partner about stuff that’s important to you, look forward to their texts or chats, Skype with them for face-to-face convos, and you might even develop strong feelings for them. Meeting someone on the internet – whether through social media, online dating sites, gaming sites or other forums – and developing an online relationship has become very common, and it’s a perfectly valid type of relationship. But just like any other kind of relationship, online relationships can be healthy, unhealthy or abusive.


Safety!
First and foremost, we want to talk about your safety online. The internet can be an awesome place to meet and connect with people, but it’s important to use common sense, just like you would in any other situation. Be cautious about the information you give out online, like your full name, personal email, cell number or address. Once you send something online or digitally to another person, it’s out of your control. To learn more about safety and relationships on the internet, check out this post on Scarleteen.

It’s also a good idea to spend some time getting to know someone. Just because you met online doesn’t mean you can’t take things at a pace that’s comfortable for you. Also, keep in mind that some people choose to create fake personas online, which is known as “catfishing.” Head over to our blog post, Getting Caught By a Catfish, to learn more about how to figure out if your partner is catfishing you.

Healthy Online Relationships
A healthy online relationship needs the same things all healthy relationships need: communication, trust and boundaries.

Communication

We can’t say it enough: honest, open communication is SO necessary! An online relationship can be especially dependent on honest communication, and there are tons of ways – text, chat, FaceTime, Skype – to keep in touch with your partner. But since you probably rely so much on these different ways to communicate, it’s important to set boundaries with your partner that work for both of you. When and how you communicate, how often you text, is Skyping okay, etc. are all things to discuss with your partner to make sure you’re both comfortable with what’s happening. If you’re having trouble agreeing on these boundaries, or your partner isn’t respecting them, it might be time to reconsider whether the relationship is right for you.

Trust

Trust is very key in a healthy relationship. When you aren’t around someone physically, feeling emotionally close and connected to them can be tough. If you find that this lack of feeling close is turning into mistrust, and that mistrust is making your partner (or you) want or try to control where you go, who you see, and what you do with your time, that is not okay. Regardless of whether you are physically close or far away, trust is still a decision that you and your partner can make, and it’s not healthy to continue a relationship where there is not trust.

Boundaries

We talked a bit above about setting boundaries around communication, but boundaries are important for all aspects of a relationship. It’s helpful for both partners to have realistic expectations about the relationship, especially if you are not able to be around each other physically. Every relationship is going to have a different set of boundaries, because everyone is different; what’s important is that both you and your partner feel comfortable and safe.

Unhealthy – or Abusive?
Even if you’ve never met your online partner in person, they can still be abusive toward you. Online or digital abuse is just as serious as any other type of abuse. Some signs of abuse in an online relationship might include your online partner:

Threatening or attempting to hurt themselves in order to get you to do what they want
Calling you names, minimizing your feelings or verbally abusing you via chat/text
Coercing you into sending sexually explicit pictures or sexting with them when you don’t want to
Demanding your passwords to your social media accounts
Threatening to post, or actually posting, humiliating or private information about you online
Withholding communication until you do what they want you to do
Checking up on you constantly, and/or demanding that you communicate or Skype with them for long periods of time so they can keep tabs on you
Getting angry when you want to spend time with friends or family
Blaming you for their abusive or harmful behavior
Using distance or the fact that you’re in an online relationship as an excuse to manipulate or control you
You deserve to be treated with respect in you relationship, online or off. If you’re noticing some unhealthy or abusive behaviors in your relationship, or if something just doesn’t feel right to you, call, chat or text with one of our peer advocates. Our services are free and completely confidential!

Related on loveisrespect:

Is Your Long-Distance Relationship Unhealthy?
Our friends at Scarleteen have some great posts related to this topic – check ‘em out!

He (Mostly) Seems Nice Online. Should I Meet Him in Person?
Going the Distance: A Few Thoughts on Long-Distance Relationships
How Can I Trust Her if I Can’t See What She’s Doing?
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23 Incredible technologies.


WHILE WE can’t really predict what the future holds, we can look at how far we’ve come with technology in merely the last decade and realize the present we know now will, very soon, find itself memorialized in nostalgia. Here are some technologies on the horizon that are poised to change your life.
2012
Ultrabooks – The last two years have been all about the tablet. Laptops, with their “untouchable” screens, have yet to match any tablet’s featherweight portability and zippy response times. However, by next year, ultraportable notebooks — Ultrabooks — will finally be available for under $1000, bringing a complete computing experience into areas of life which, until now, have only been partially filled by smaller technologies such as tablets and smartphones. They weigh around three pounds, measure less than an inch thick, and the hard drives are flash-based, which means they’ll have no moving parts, delivering zippy-quick startups and load times.
The Mars Science Laboratory – By August 2012, the next mission to Mars will reach the Martian surface with a new rover named Curiosity focusing on whether Mars could ever have supported life, and whether it might be able to in the future. Curiosity will be more than 5 times larger than the previous Mars rover, and the mission will cost around $2.3 billion — or just about one and a half New Yankee Stadiums.
The Brain Cap, from U of Maryland.
The paralyzed will walk. But, perhaps not in the way that you’d imagine. Using a machine-brain interface, researchers are making it possible for otherwise paralyzed humans to control neuroprostheses — essentially mechanical limbs that respond to human thought — allowing them to walk and regain bodily control. The same systems are also being developed for the military, which one can only assume means this project won’t flounder due to a lack of funding.
2013
The Rise of Electronic Paper – Right now, e-paper is pretty much only used in e-readers like the Kindle, but it’s something researchers everywhere are eager to expand uponFull-color video integration is the obvious next step, and as tablet prices fall, it’s likely newspapers will soon be fully eradicated from their current form. The good news: less deforestation, and more user control over your sources.
4G will be the new standard in cell phone networks. What this means: your phone will download data about as fast as your home computer can. While you’ve probably seen lots of 4G banter from the big cell providers, it’s not very widely available in most phones. However, both Verizon and the EU intend to do away with 3G entirely by 2013, which will essentially bring broadband-level speeds to wireless devices on cell networks. It won’t do away with standard internet providers, but it will bring “worldwide WiFi” capabilities to anyone with a 4G data plan.
The Eye of Gaia, a billion-pixel telescope will be sent into space this year to begin photographing and mapping the universe on a scale that was recently impossible. With the human eye, one can see several thousand stars on a clear night; Gaia will observe more than a billion over the course of its mission — about 1% of all the stars in the Milky Way. As well, it will look far beyond our own galaxy, even as far as the end of the (observable) universe.
2014
A 1 Terabyte SD Memory Card probably seems like an impossibly unnecessary technological investment. Many computers still don’t come with that much memory, much less SD memory cards that fit in your digital camera. Yet thanks to Moore’s Law we can expect that the 1TB SD card will become commonplace in 2014, and increasingly necessary given the much larger swaths of data and information that we’re constantly exchanging every day (thanks to technologies like memristors and our increasing ever-connectedness). The only disruptive factor here could be the rise of cloud-computing, but as data and transfer speeds continue to rise, it’s inevitable that we’ll need a physical place to store our digital stuff.
The first around-the-world flight by a solar-powered plane will be accomplished by now, bringing truly clean energy to air transportation for the first time. Consumer models are still far down the road, but you don’t need to let your imagination wander too far to figure out that this is definitely a game-changer. Consider this: it took humans quite a few milennia to figure out how to fly; and only a fraction of that time to do it with solar power.
The Solar Impulse, to be flown around the world. Photo by Stephanie Booth
The world’s most advanced polar icebreaker is currently being developed as a part of the EU’s scientific development goals and is scheduled to launch in 2014. As global average temperatures continue to climb, an understanding and diligence to the polar regions will be essential to monitoring the rapidly changing climates — and this icebreaker will be up to the task.
$100 personal DNA sequencing is what’s being promised by a company called BioNanomatrix, which the company founder Han Cao has made possible through his invention of the ‘nanofluidic chip.’ What this means: by being able to cheaply sequence your individual genome, a doctor could biopsy a tumor, sequence the DNA, and use that information to determine a prognosis and prescribe treatment for less than the cost of a modern-day x-ray. And by specifically inspecting the cancer’s DNA, treatment can be applied with far more specific — and effective — accuracy.
2015
The world’s first zero-carbon, sustainable city in the form of Masdar City will be initially completed just outside of Abu Dhabi. The city will derive power solely from solar and other renewable resources, offer homes to more than 50,000 people.
Personal 3D Printing is currently reserved for those with extremely large bank accounts or equally large understandings about 3D printing; but by 2015, printing in three dimensions (essentially personal manufacturing) will become a common practice in the household and in schools. Current affordable solutions include do-it-yourself kits like Makerbot, but in four years it should look more like a compact version of the uPrint. Eventually, this technology could lead to technologies such as nanofabricators and matter replicators — but not for at least a few decades.
2016
Space tourism will hit the mainstream. Well, sorta. Right now it costs around $20-30 million to blast off and chill at the International Space Station, or $200,000 for a sub-orbital spaceflight from Virgin Galactic. But the market is growing faster than most realize: within five years, companies like Space Island,Galactic Suite, and Orbital Technologies may realize their company missions, with space tourism packages ranging from $10,000 up-and-backs to $1 million five-night stays in an orbiting hotel suite.
The sunscreen pill will hit the market, protecting the skin as well as the eyes from UV rays. By reverse-engineering the way coral reefs shield themselves from the sun, scientists are very optimistic about the possibility, much to the dismay of sunscreen producers everywhere.
A Woolly Mammoth will be reborn among other now-extinct animals in 2016, assuming all goes according to the current plans of Japan’s Riken Center for Developmental Biology. If they can pull it off, expect long lines at Animal Kingdom.
2017
Portable laser pens that can seal wounds – Imagine you’re hiking fifty miles from the nearest human, and you slip, busting your knee wide open, gushing blood. Today, you might stand a chance of some serious blood loss — but in less than a decade you might be carrying a portable laser pen capable of sealing you back up Wolverine-style.
2018
Light Peak technology, a method of super-high-data-transfer, will enable more than 100 Gigabytes per second — and eventually whole terabytes per second — within everyday consumer electronics. This enables the copying of entire hard drives in a matter of seconds, although by this time the standard hard drive is probably well over 2TB.
Insect-sized robot spies aren’t far off from becoming a reality, with the military currently hard at work to bring Mission Impossible-sized tech to the espionage playground. Secret weapon: immune to bug spray.
2019
The average PC has the power of the human brain. According to Ray Kurzweil, who has a better grip on the future than probably anyone else, the Law of Accelerating Returns will usher in an exponentially greater amount of computing power than every before.
The Web Within Us. Image by Anna Lena Schiller.
Web 3.0 – What will it look like? Is it already here? It’s always difficult to tell just where we stand in terms of technological chronology. But if we assume that Web 1.0 was based only upon hyperlinks, and Web 2.0 is based on the social, person-to-person sharing of links, then Web 3.0 uses a combination of socially-sourced information, curated by a highly refined, personalizable algorithm (“they” call it the Semantic Web). We’re already in the midst of it, but it’s still far from its full potential.
Energy from a fusion reactor has always seemed just out of reach. It’s essentially the process of producing infinite energy from a tiny amount of resources, but it requires a machine that can contain a reaction that occurs at over 125,000,000 degrees. However, right now in southern France, the fusion reactor of the future is being built to power up by 2019, with estimates of full-scale fusion power available by 2030.
2020
Crash-proof cars have been promised by Volvo, to be made possible by using radar, sonar, and driver alert systems. Considering automobile crashes kill over30,000 people in the U.S. per year, this is definitely a welcome technology.
2021
So, what should we expect in 2021? Well, 10 years ago, what did you expect to see now? Did you expect the word “Friend” to become a verb? Did you expect your twelve-year-old brother to stay up texting until 2am? Did you expect 140-character messaging systems enabling widespread revolutions against decades-old dictatorial regimes?
The next 10 years will be an era of unprecedented connectivity; this much we know. It will build upon the social networks, both real and virtual, that we’ve all played a role in constructing, bringing ideas together that would have otherwise remained distant, unknown strangers. Without twitter and a steady drip of mainstream media, would we have ever so strongly felt the presence of the Arab Spring? What laughs, gasps, or loves, however fleeting, would have been lost if not for Chatroulette? Keeping in mind that as our connections grow wider and more intimate, so too will the frequency of our connectedness, and as such, your own understanding of just what kinds of relationships are possible will be stretched and revolutionized as much as any piece of hardware.
Truly, the biggest changes we’ll face will not come in the form of any visible technology; the changes that matter most, as they always have, will occur in those places we know best but can never quite see: our own hearts and minds. 
* Brought to you in partnership between Matador and our friends at Intel, whose technology enables so much of the lifestyle in which we thrive. Join us in the conversation on Twitter with #IntelEMP.
* This post was originally published on October 17, 2011.

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