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Thursday, August 26, 2010

"NASA Aims to Ease Doubts Over Private Space Taxis"

"NASA Aims to Ease Doubts Over Private Space Taxis"
NASA Space Taxi
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That's what came to my mind - but I suppose that's not it!

I am only sharing it cuz I find the "space-taxi" concept pretty cool. If you find something more interesting in this - proceed to the link below.!
10 Tips to Healthy Eating
What to eat, or not to eat!

Here are ten useful tips to make your life and health better - learn this and you progress in better life style.
  1. Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods. You need more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food supplies them all. Your daily food selection should include bread and other whole-grain products; fruits; vegetables; dairy products; and meat, poultry, fish and other protein foods. How much you should eat depends on your calorie needs. Use the Food Guide Pyramid and the Nutrition Facts panel on food labels as handy references.
  2. Enjoy plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Surveys show most Americans don't eat enough of these foods. Do you eat 6-11 servings from the bread, rice, cereal and pasta group, 3 of which should be whole grains? Do you eat 2-4 servings of fruit and 3-5 servings of vegetables? If you don't enjoy some of these at first, give them another chance. Look through cookbooks for tasty ways to prepare unfamiliar foods.
  3. Maintain a healthy weight. The weight that's right for you depends on many factors including your sex, height, age and heredity. Excess body fat increases your chances for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancer and other illnesses. But being too thin can increase your risk for osteoporosis, menstrual irregularities and other health problems. If you're constantly losing and regaining weight, a registered dietitian can help you develop sensible eating habits for successful weight management. Regular exercise is also important to maintaining a healthy weight.
  4. Eat moderate portions. If you keep portion sizes reasonable, it's easier to eat the foods you want and stay healthy. Did you know the recommended serving of cooked meat is 3 ounces, similar in size to a deck of playing cards? A medium piece of fruit is 1 serving and a cup of pasta equals 2 servings. A pint of ice cream contains 4 servings. Refer to the Food Guide Pyramid for information on recommended serving sizes.
  5. Eat regular meals. Skipping meals can lead to out-of-control hunger, often resulting in overeating. When you're very hungry, it's also tempting to forget about good nutrition. Snacking between meals can help curb hunger, but don't eat so much that your snack becomes an entire meal.
  6. Reduce, don't eliminate certain foods. Most people eat for pleasure as well as nutrition. If your favorite foods are high in fat, salt or sugar, the key is moderating how much of these foods you eat and how often you eat them.
    Identify major sources of these ingredients in your diet and make changes, if necessary. Adults who eat high-fat meats or whole-milk dairy products at every meal are probably eating too much fat. Use the Nutrition Facts panel on the food label to help balance your choices.
    Choosing skim or low-fat dairy products and lean cuts of meat such as flank steak and beef round can reduce fat intake significantly.
    If you love fried chicken, however, you don't have to give it up. Just eat it less often. When dining out, share it with a friend, ask for a take-home bag or a smaller portion.
  7. Balance your food choices over time. Not every food has to be "perfect." When eating a food high in fat, salt or sugar, select other foods that are low in these ingredients. If you miss out on any food group one day, make up for it the next. Your food choices over several days should fit together into a healthy pattern.
  8. Know your diet pitfalls. To improve your eating habits, you first have to know what's wrong with them. Write down everything you eat for three days. Then check your list according to the rest of these tips. Do you add a lot of butter, creamy sauces or salad dressings? Rather than eliminating these foods, just cut back your portions. Are you getting enough fruits and vegetables? If not, you may be missing out on vital nutrients.
  9. Make changes gradually. Just as there are no "superfoods" or easy answers to a healthy diet, don't expect to totally revamp your eating habits overnight. Changing too much, too fast can get in the way of success. Begin to remedy excesses or deficiencies with modest changes that can add up to positive, lifelong eating habits. For instance, if you don't like the taste of skim milk, try low-fat. Eventually you may find you like skim, too.
  10. Remember, foods are not good or bad. Select foods based on your total eating patterns, not whether any individual food is "good" or "bad." Don't feel guilty if you love foods such as apple pie, potato chips, candy bars or ice cream. Eat them in moderation, and choose other foods to provide the balance and variety that are vital to good health.
Well, I do believe if you follow these tips that were shared at Real Time.Com - you for sure would have a better lifestyle. Try one thing at a time, you'll fell the difference.

AMD & Intel to make computers more versatile and FASTER

AMD and Intel to make Computers faster and more versatile

It's one thing to make computers run faster. Everybody loves a fast computer that performs tasks in record speed and can crunch complex math equations or tally multiple rows and columns on a spreadheet in a split second.
But making them more versatile takes a bit more creativity and engineering, especially when it comes to the CPU (central processing unit), the heart of any computer or enterprise server.
Well Intel and AMD, the two largest chip makers, respectively, seem to agree on at least on one thing: the need to fuse the two key PC chips together, the central and graphics processing units, into one single processor. Easier said than done, though.
Still, both companies bring different strengths and a complete different set of skills to achieve that goal.
But why combine two CPUs together you may ask? Well, it takes a lot less energy to move electrons across a chip than to move those same electrons between two chips, so this saves energy, resulting in increased battery life for laptops and other MIDs (mobile Internet sevices).
A point made by Insight 64 principal analyst Nathan Brookwood in a white paper written for AMD, but which, in some fundamental respects, applies equally to Intel as well.
Overall, heterogeneous computing combines functions typically found on a graphics processor with the main CPU chip. And CPUs and GPUs (graphics processor unit) are well suited to different kinds of computing chores.
Modern CPUs today can handle a wide array of all kinds of computing tasks, while GPUs are more specialized but much faster at certain types of operations when it comes to graphics. Future heterogeneous chips could find photos and videos in a large library that contains particular faces or places, or famous people, for example.
Or a well-optimized GPU can easily recognize your face when you log into a computer. In short, putting both capabilities on one small piece of silicon creates a much smarter chip with a lot more processing power than was ever possible before today.
Of course, the question is which company will really deliver the goods and drive cutting-edge PC and laptop technology next year?
AMD claims that because it is also a supplier of GPUs, via its ATI graphics chip unit, that its products are more forward-looking because of the increased emphasis on graphics via key multimedia technologies like Microsoft's Direct-X and Apple's Open-CL software.
Earlier this year, Intel was the first chip maker to move to 32-nanometer technology, which allows it to pack more functions and more complexity on the same chip.
In comparison, Global Foundries, AMD's manufacturing partner, won't make that move until sometime in 2011 the company said. But the upcoming 32-nanometer Sandy Bridge architecture from Intel will represent the fruition of this effort.
Mark Bohr, Intel's senior engineering fellow says "Sandy Bridge combines multiple CPU cores together with the graphics circuitry on the same chip. The fact that we're an aggregate device manufacturer allows us to do internal optimization of all these pieces and bring out a leading-edge product sooner than other companies."
"Also, Intel is understandably more 'CPU centric'. That's Intel's view," said John Taylor, director of marketing for Fusion at AMD.
"Through ATI Technologies, we're a provider of high-performance graphics chips. We're also incorporating world-class GPU intellectual property into a new type of design as well. We look at the GPU in a consumer notebook as a very efficient computer engine as well as all of the wonderful 2D and 3D graphics capabilities," Taylor said.
Not surprisingly, Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, believes it has the upper hand because of its cutting-edge manufacturing technology allows it to integrate a lot more on a single piece of silicon, and sooner than any other major chip maker.
For instance, Intel's Atom chip already fuses two CPU processing cores and the graphics function on a single piece of silicon, and that's the whole idea: make it smaller, cheaper, make it run cooler, and make it faster and more versatile and you have a real winner in your hands.
Source: Intel and AMD.

Amazon Kindle 2010 - the New kindle is here (Reading tool)

The New Kindle 2010 is here
Kindle information & Price

Price: $189 that connects to amazon, Wi-Fi only is $139
more information at the bottom

Unboxing the Kindle

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Inside the box there are two more boxes - isn't that interesting
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The boxes separately
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There you go - Amazon Kindle in the open

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Amazon Kindle all pouched up and ready to be used
Here are views of another blogger on this piece of technology:
• It is noticeably lighter and smaller than the Kindle 2, but still feels solidly made. It seems to be a more rugged than the previous model.
• As I noted in the earlier blog post, the page-turning buttons are very sensitive and are very easy to hit just in casual handling of the device. For example, I reached down to pick it up off a desk and immediately turned a page. I did it again when handing it to a co-worker. This was a major design flaw in the original Kindle, may be an issue in this one, too.
• The e-Ink screen does seem to refresh faster, and indeed the contrast is much better. I think the Kindle's screen beats the iPad for reading, and this improved display will only cement that . . . at least, until Apple puts the Retina Display screen from the iPhone 4 on the iPad.
I'll spend some time reading on the new Kindle and report back with a full review soon.

Enjoy & share!

Photoshop Pictures of President Barack Obama - FUNNY!

Photoshops of President Barack Obama
Edited Funny Pictures of Obama

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Obama the President - smoking it up! Marlboro ad!

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Ain't he ugly? Ugly Obama

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Obama - sci-fi version - Star Trek or Star Wars!!
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Obama the Superman goes for a dunk! AND he completes a slam dunks Hillary Clinton!

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Time for Chance - $20 Cuts - Get Obama Afro Haircuts
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Brokeback Obama - Brokeback Mountain! featuring Obama & Jo Biden
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Obama with long ears - head out the train!

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Life made easier - you don't have to choose between Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama - both combined candidate

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Obama the Terminator - Obamanator! or "Oh-bomb-a-nator"

Note: These funny pictures are only for entertainment, and by no means they express the political views of this blog owner. Just laugh & share & forget!

Beautiful art on the windows of cars - Dirt art on cars - Pictures

Beautiful Art in Ugly Cars
Dirty Art on Car Windows
these drawings are made out of the dirt on the rear windows of cars
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Happy Hollidays - Peace on earth - it's better than those bumper stickers!!

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What a view through the back-window
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Ronaldinho - this is what you call football fever (or soccer fever if you are in North America)

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Isn't that artistic? a bat drawn through the dirt at back of car

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Who's This? Albert Einstein
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A Texas car with a "pet fest" drawing on it - mini cooper art
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Flower growing inside the van i Suppose - Ford Minivan

Apple Ipad Pictures Funny / Mockery

Funny Pictures of Apple IPad
Making fun of how big the Ipad is!
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IPad - not too much different from a rock or a stone!
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iPad - "our technology at a price" - Apple

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That's why you'll need a change of Pants... with a big ass Pocket

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iPad or iLame - what's the difference "sorry we wasted your time"
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Put four iPod Touch together, you get an iPad

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iPhone with a magnifier - that's your iPhad - oh sorry, iPad



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