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As many of my reader know, I have been engaged in a little project in regards to RNG, Random Number Generators, over the past few years. If you don’t know what RNGs are used for, then simply put they are used everywhere in computing today whether that might be in password generators, screen savers or in online casinos.
In fact, specifically online casinos make full use of them and that is one area I have been looking into a lot. The best way to understand it is if you play on a roulette table. You will quickly see that there is simply no way of determining the next spin, regardless of what pattern or progression you seem to see or employ. I am not going to go into the details here, as a much higher authority on the subject than myself has already done so, in fact you can read all about it here on his website and forums at GenuineWinner.com. It is extremely interesting to see what he has to say about roulette, about beating the odds and how random number generators work.
Whereas this blog by no means advocates or encourages gambling, there are nevertheless many people who do make a living as a professional gambler. In my opinion it really comes down to doing the full re-search, practicing and having a strategy that increases your odds of winning. This means you not only have fun playing the game but should also win more than you loose. It isn’t for the fainthearted though and does require nerves of steel even with a winning strategy.
In conclusion to my research project on RNGs, I will say that it is simply not possible to predict the next number let alone on a consistent basis. Whereas there are positive strategies for example in roulette to ensure one goes home from the casino with more money than he went in with, there is always an element of luck associated with it. The only way I have found where you can predict to a degree the next outcome of a spin on a roulette table is if it is a real life roulette table, which comes down to imperfections of the wheel, equipment, ball, dealer and other human errors.
Again if you are interested in beating the odds in roulette and learning how you can find a biased wheel, then I suggest to head over to Genuine Winner and do your research there. But to re-iterate, it simply isn’t possible to beat an RNG roulette game or slot machine which is essentially the same thing.
The Garmin Forerunner 305 is very similar to the Forerunner 205, in fact, it is identical in size, shape, performance and functionality with only a small couple of exceptions. The main difference is the 305 includes a heart rate monitor and can include a counter cadence device. These options make the Garmin Forerunner 305 a good choice for a lot of runners, even for the most serious athletes. Notable features of the Garmin Forerunner 305 include;
Features of the Garmin Forerunner 305
If you are interested in getting the most out of your training efforts, I believe that the heart rate monitor with the Forerunner 305 is a must. It works well and there is no other substitute for precision measurements of your heart rate which lets you adjust the intensity of the work to maintain the desired cardio objectives.
Use a Heart Rate Monitor on Your Forerunner
When training on varied terrain, the effect on heart rate is very pronounced and would probably surprise anyone who has not used a heart rate monitor before. When using the Garmin Forerunner 305 I found the data readings to be relatively stable enough I had confidence that they were accurate. If you don’t want heart rate monitor with your sports watch then check out the Garmin Forerunner 10 which is much cheaper than the 305 and 205 click here for a Garmin FR10 review.
Data Read Outs Help with Fitness Levels
My view is that the data read-outs on the Forerunner give a good indication on your fitness progress. The Garmin Forerunner 305 is a step up from the Forerunner 205, with the main differences being that the 305 includes heart rate monitor, a feature missing from the Forerunner 205. Another option available with the Forerunner 305 is meter cadence, but I have not tested this option fully. It is worth mentioning that the heart rate monitor and cycling sensors work indoors because they do not rely on the GPS signal to work.
Strong GPS Signals Work Even in Dense Foliage
In my tests I checked the readings with several other GPS units and also checked with a measured mile. Moderate forest cover does not adversely affect the performance of the Forerunner device which is important because it may be frequently encountered especially with trail runners. The overall accuracy is excellent, given the presence of a strong signal, and should be sufficient for most people’s needs.
Garmin Forerunner 305 is Easy to Use
One area in which considerable progress has been made is the ease of use. The unit itself is not bulky to wear while training, in fact, it’s just like wearing an ordinary watch, just a little bigger. Overall, the design and functionality of the Garmin Forerunner 305 is excellent. The buttons are intuitive rather so you should not find it too hard to get up to speed. The average life span of the battery is about 8 to 10 hours. I would choose the Garmin Forerunner 305 over the 205 because the cost difference is only about $100, and the functionality is much better. Garmin has made this generation of GPS tracking watches better than ever, you should not be disappointed if you need a GPS-enabled running watch this year.
Have you ever considering updating your Garmin maps on your Nuvi GPS? You might be surprised to learn that it is actually very simple, and in some cases you might even be able to download free Garmin map updates direct from the company themselves. Some of the most popular Nuvi models are the Garmin Nuvi 255w and Nuvi 255 which are renowned for their accuracy and reliability. After using your GPS for a year you should receive a pop-up message on the GPS screen when you first turn it on displaying a warning over the need to update your Garmin maps.
Downloading new maps from Garmin is an easy process and involves signing up to their online customer registration portal which is called myGarmin. Once you have done that and registered your Nuvi GPS to the system, it will automatically be able to tell you what maps are available to you on an upgrade. So you can either download a map update to over ride the existing data you have, or even purchase a new map if you are travelling to a new country.
So for example, an American customer will have City Navigator NT for North America loaded onto their Nuvi, but if they want to drive in Europe will need to buy City Navigator NT for Europe.
Garmin’s Video Tutorial on Map Updates
For an easy step by step guide to updating maps on your Garmin Nuvi then check out the official video for simple to understand instructions. For a text-based critique on how to download new maps then please read further down the article for a full explanation. To find the video simply search for Garmin Map Updates on Youtube.com.
Available Garmin Map Update Options
There are three different types of Garmin map update, all of which are explained below with prices. These prices are accurate at the time we published this guide so please make sure you check with the manufacturer because sometimes the cost can change – but in most cases they have actual become cheaper over the last couple of years.
1. nuMaps Guarantee – Free
This option lets you download free Garmin map updates but only if you are a new customer and your GPS has been registered within the initial 90 days of it first receiving a satellite signal.
2. nuMaps Onetime – $49.99
If you don’t qualify for the nuMaps Guarantee then the onetime choice lets you download a one off map software download meaning you have all the latest directions and business addresses.
3. nuMaps Lifetime – $89.99
For a more cost-effective solution then choose the Lifetime Garmin map updates. This lets you download new maps every three months and up to four times a year for as long as you own the Garmin Nuvi and have it registered to your myGarmin account.
How to Update Your Garmin Nuvi Maps
Updating the maps on your Nuvi or Zumo GPS is easy and the steps on how to do it are clearly laid out below.
The purchase and install process that follows should really take no longer than 45 minutes over a decent internet connection and luckily the Garmin support for this seems to be very comprehensive.
Why You Should Download Garmin Map Updates
The reasons to download the latest GPS maps for a Nuvi should be self-explanatory, but to put this into context a little better there are a number of standout reasons.
For more information about Garmin Map Updates make sure you visit the GPS Bites website which offers independent information on all GPS manufacturers including TomTom, Navigon, and Navman. Plus of course you should also check out the Garmin official website or check GPS Bites for Garmin Discount Codes.
Author Bio: This article was supplied by the team at GPSBites.com. For more information on Garmin map updates including details on how to save money using a Garmin Map Update Discount code please visit their Garmin section.
The world famous car manufacturer Renault has recently released an electric car that has a battery range of 185 kilometers and a top speed of 135 km/hr. This is more than the distance and speed most people drive every day.
The fact is, eco-friendly cars have come a long way from the initial days when they were just viewed as novelties. Despite not being able to attract as much investment as conventional cars, these cars are making improvements in speed, power and functionalities.
At the rate the world has been using fossil fuels – the primary sources of energy for automobiles – there is hardly any doubt that cars run by renewable energy will one day completely replace conventional cars. The question is not if but when. That is still for the future to tell, but the way the world is moving, they are definitely the cars of the future.
Manufacturers of eco-friendly cars have been experimenting with different types of renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, wind energy, bio-fuels and hydrogen fuel cells. These are yet to become fully viable as they are still in their developmental stage and have not reached maturity.
Among the rising breed of green cars, the ones that are gaining popularity are electric cars and hybrid cars.
Electric cars have electric motors that run on the electricity provided by batteries, which can be charged either at home or at charging stations. The fact that the batteries of the majority of electric cars are still charged by grid electricity, of course, makes them less than emission free. In most areas, electricity is produced using fossil fuels.
But there may come a time in the future when all electric cars will be charged by solar panels or wind turbines attached to them or installed in charging stations.
Fortunately for electric car lovers, work is being done around the world in that direction. For example, an Australian group called Better Place is installing charging points powered by renewable sources of energy around Australia. This is a great stride for emissions free driving. The group aims to build the largest network of charging points of electric cars by the end of 2013.
While hybrid cars are not as environment friendly as electric cars, they are currently more practical for most people.
A mixture of electric and conventional cars, hybrid cars have an electric motor that powers the car at low speed and a diesel/petrol engine that powers it at high speed. The majority of hybrids also have the facility to charge the batteries when the braking system is applied.
Hybrid cars are, of course, not zero emission cars and very probably they will ultimately give way to fully electric cars. But for the present, they are the best that one can get in terms of speed, power, functionally and a much reduced carbon emission.
Most fine watches collected by enthusiasts are self-winding, or automatic. Instead of running on battery power, automatic watches are powered by the motion of the person’s arm throughout the day. A weight inside the watch, which always tries to get back to its lowest point when displaced by arm motion, drives the mainspring to apply constant pressure on the gears and other mechanisms that keep the watch ticking. So when the watch isn’t being worn, it’s still getting the external motion it would need from a human.
For someone who only owns one watch, there’s no need for a winder. But serious watch enthusiasts often own thousands of dollars’ worth of watches, wearing one for a day or two while leaving the others to wind down. Since a watch winder keeps watches from winding down, the owner can swap watches without having to manually wind them and set the time each time.
Watch winders are designed to keep automation watches ticking when they aren’t being worn. Automatic watches, powered by arm motion rather than batteries, are the type most frequently collected by watch enthusiasts. As a category, watch winders are more expensive than their counterparts in other markets for consumer gadgets, simply because far fewer are manufactured than items like MP3 players or food processors. After all, not many consumers can afford to own a half-dozen watch costing hundreds or thousands of dollars each.
Common Watch Winder Features
You tend to get what you pay for with automatic watch winders. A bare bones winder simply rotates a watch in one direction, and typically features unremarkable design or build quality. Watch collectors usually watch something more distinguished and robust.
Most of the watch winders purchased are in the $200-$2000 range. More expensive versions naturally offer more features. The first is the number of watches the winder supports. Single-unit models are fine for those who only own one additional watch, but more avid collectors can choose anything from double watch winders all the way to 12-piece versions and beyond.
One of the key features to look for in a winder is a healthy array of rotation options that prevent over-winding the mainspring. While a low-end version might only rotate clockwise, a more expensive version might rotate counterclockwise as well, or swing side-to-side, or let the user adjust the number of turns per day as recommended by the watch’s manufacturer. Many winders feature programmable timers that limit the total amount of winding per day, since most automatic watches only need about 30 minutes of cumulative motion to keep it winding for a whole day.
Perhaps the more conspicuous features that manufacturers compete on are aesthetics, with fancy woodgrain faceplates, chrome dials, LCD clocks, and leather exteriors. Some of the most expensive winders even have heaters to keep watches warm to keep the oil inside them from coagulating, and to make strapping on metal more pleasant. Some features of high-end winder seem to offer marginal utility, but most collectors would agree that buying a stylish watch winder is a good investment. It not only keeps a watch ready to wear, showcases their collection on a shelf or tabletop with class. Unlike watch boxes, which are essentially non-mechanical jewelry display cases, watch winders keep you watches running in a more visually engaging fashion.
Any engine or moving equipment part is going to have a physical effect on the parts near it, especially if the movement is repeated. Movement creates vibrations that run through all nearby parts, so if the movement repeats over and over again, the vibrations hit the other parts over and over again, too. This can have a bad effect on the parts, causing bolts to loosen and joints to become weak, and it can make being in the vicinity of the moving part very uncomfortable as the vibrations can be very strong. In order to run machinery without having the engine or moving-part vibrations affecting the rest of the area, manufacturers often include vibration isolators.
If they are not included, the users of the equipment can have them installed. There are two ways to dampen vibrations: active and passive. Active vibration isolators are powered up and “actively” countering the vibrations. Passive systems do not have any powered-up parts themselves, but instead merely sit in one spot, absorbing the vibrations and preventing them from traveling further. An analogy would be like having a person go over to a moving part and holding it, forcing it to stop vibrating; that would be active. If the person just set a pillow next to the moving part, so vibrations could not travel past the pillow, that would be passive.
Vibration isolators can be crucial to keeping the integrity of a ship or other structure if there is a large engine inside the structure, or if the moving parts are hitting something and sending out huge vibrations. Vibration isolators can be as simple as a pillow — though in an industrial setting, of course, that will be one large pillow-like structure — or a set of springs that absorb a lot of the movement. They can also include stands and blocks that physically isolate the vibrating part from most other structures, or devices that restrain equipment from moving too much. Vibration isolators also reduce noise levels substantially. In some cases this is obvious; if the vibrations are causing rattling parts, reducing the vibrations reduces the rattling. But the vibration isolators can also prevent the vibrating part from actually hitting other parts, such as a floor, and transmitting noise that way.
Anything that you install to dampen vibrations has to be big enough to handle the equipment that is causing the vibrations — otherwise the vibrations will overpower the isolator. This does affect cost. Larger, more intricate isolators are going to cost a lot more, and this needs to be factored into any calculations regarding the cost of owning or maintaining the equipment. Boat owners need to be sure they have included the cost of installing and maintaining vibration isolators when they look at their yearly budget. Vibration isolation is not something you can ignore, especially on a boat; if the wrong parts were to loosen, you could end up stranded with a broken motor. The type of vibration isolation you use will depend on what is making the vibrations, of course.
If you are not sure of the best way to dampen the vibrations from a piece of equipment, speaking to the customer service and sales reps at different companies will give you an idea. Of course they are going to want to sell you equipment, but if you talk to several companies, eventually you will find the techniques and isolators that people are recommending most. If all of the reps at several different companies recommend a certain type of isolator, chances are that is the best thing for you to use. Then you can go back and evaluate the price and other aspects of each company to find the one you will buy the isolator from.
Certain materials require specialized types of paint application. Such is the case of aluminum for which powder coating is often used. This technique entails covering the surface with dry paint powder which sticks to the metal because of its electrostatic charge. The result is an even coat with plenty of design options that could withstand the harshest weather conditions. Lots of people are uncertain about the time needed for everything to settle and so they ask can you powder coat aluminumperiod for 2 weeks. The answer will be apparent once the process is fully understood.
Is It Possible to Powder Coat Aluminum for 2 Weeks?
To be clear from the outset, it is indeed possible to do so. Aluminum is abundantly available making it a popular material for product manufacturing. However, its surface can be corroded so providing some sort of protection is a must in many applications. Powder coating does the job well with the added bonus of being aesthetically pleasing with the appropriate design. Appliances are the most common examples along with modern furniture. In many cases, aluminum windows will be powder coated to prolong their lives in the face of constant exposure to the elements. Bicycle frames use the technique as well for sporty styling.
When is it Justified to Powder Coat Aluminum for 2 Weeks?
Proper timing is important in ensuring the quality of the coat. A strict process must be followed in their exact order, starting with the treatment of the metal surface. It must be thoroughly cleaned with all dirt, oil and prior coats completely removed through sanding and washing. Each inch should be inspected for remnants and dust that could affect the grip and evenness of the powder coat. Cleaning methods vary depending largely on the item’s size and design. Some may simply be wiped with a solution while others need a more aggressive approach like abrasive blasting.
How Can You Powder Coat Aluminum for 2 Weeks?
While it is entirely possible, many will wonder, how can you powder coat aluminumperiod for 2 weeks? There are several modes of attack for completing this task. The powder eventually melts and this property can be exploited in the creation of varied hues and patterns to give the product a unique look. An electrostatic gun is often utilized in spraying the powder as it makes the particles positively charged prior to ejection. Compressed air blows them away to the surface of the object and heat causes them to melt into a thin film. The surrounding cooler air will then kick into action, causing the paint to harden. If done well, this can act as a durable barrier from sun and rain so that the surface will remain pristine for a long time. In some cases, such as when placing decorative patterns, the surface itself is heated before applying dry paint. Curing can take as much as two weeks at the right temperature to ensure that the coat will not get chipped off or peel easily and last for many years with proper care.
Matt blogs for Perfection Equipment who specialize in truck parts and accessories such as truck tool boxes and trailer hitches. if you want to find the exact part for your truck then make sure you check out Perfection Equipment for all your truck parts and accessorry needs.
Drupal, in essence, is an open source CMS (content management system). It is considered as one of the finest of CMS open sources and among the different CMS tools utilized for website development. Drupal development utilized in an online site is great for versioning, data management, control, distribution and publication.
At the moment, there are a slew of open source CMS development systems which can be utilized in order to develop a website and they are as follows:
- Drupal content management system
- Joomla content management system
- PHP Nukewebsite creation system
- OsCommerce shopping cart system
- Ruby on Rails programming
- WordPress content management system
- X-Cart/Zen Cartshopping cart system
- Gallery content management system
Arguably the most popular among all these CMS development systems is, of course, Drupal. And to prove that statement, you can find majority of the more popular websites these days developed and designed with the use of Drupal CMS.
The development services of Drupal for web CMS include the following;
- Software development
- Design and integration
- Applications modification
- Customization services
- Custom content management system modules as well as templates development
- IT consultation and high quality assurance
By far the best reasons for utilizing Drupal CMS in developing websites are its convenience of use or user friendliness and huge selection of themes as well as modules. It allows for outstanding categorization of your web content via taxonomy system.
It has an excellent input filter structure which lets you select the format type and style as per your preference (e.g. Textile or HTML for every entry). It is written in the PHP language and has neat URLs. Of course, there are also other commercial CMS’s out there that you can find aside from open source CMS’s such as Drupal, like Lotus Web Content Management System, CoreMedia Content Management System, Brunner Content Management System, and Sitefinity Content Management System, just to name a few. However, a website that is developed with the use of Drupal development and support after development has been completed is still increasingly in demand.
Drupal Offshore development has certainly become a more cost efficient way to develop your website. Moreover, with Drupal Offshore, you can have a number of features developed and integrated into your online site at a smaller cost. Drupal CMS can be utilized to power up many different kinds of websites created for small companies, portal, resource, e-commerce and educational websites.
Drupal Offshore development is truly dependable and provides efficient solution, apart from being cost efficient. Drupal development firms provide customized solution as well as flexibility to suit individual needs.
If you are interested in more information on Drupal support, development and other Drupal related services, check out drupalconnect.com. They can give you a hand with all your Drupal related needs.
Keeping cool in the summer is much easier in modern times than in ancient ones. Ancient cultures that lived in the desert, as well as modern ones that live traditionally, such as the Bedouin, relied on sweating, since their dwellings were not climate controlled. Places like Phoenix, Arizona were inhabited by the ancient culture of the Hohokam, which built an extensive system of canals to bring water from the Salt River to their crops. This tribe eventually either moved away or died out. For modern Phoenix residents, the prospect of facing a summer without air conditioning makes the disappearance of the Hohokam seem quite understandable, despite archaeologists having no official explanation.
In fact, the city of Phoenix was quite instrumental in the development of climate control systems. It is one of the hottest metropolitan areas in the entire United States, with more than 100 days per year over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and temperatures often reaching over 110 in July. Without climate control, it’s unlikely that the city would have become the sixth largest in the nation. In the early 20th century swamp coolers were perfected in Phoenix. Although swamp coolers do not handle humid heat well, they are quite effective in dry heat. Later, those who perfected swamp coolers moved to air conditioning units, which work effectively in any humidity (and actually reduce the humidity of the air they cool).
A swamp cooler works on the principle of evaporation. In order to evaporate, water has to take in heat from the surrounding air. A swamp cooler is usually a box with pads inside three of the sides and the top. The fourth wall is dominated by a large fan, and the floor of the box is a sump for water. A pump carries water from the sump to the top of the pads, where it trickles back down and soaks the pads. The fan blows air out, and air is pulled back into the box through the soaked pads. The expelled air is usually quite cool, especially in dry weather.
An air conditioning unit works on a completely different principle. Instead of evaporating water, it takes advantage of the principle of Boyle’s gas laws. When a gas is pressurized, it gets warmer, and if a vacuum is drawn on it, it will cool. Air conditioning uses Freon, which has a boiling point near room temperature. By pressurizing the Freon, and allowing it to cool, and then decreasing the pressure, the system moves heat from inside the room to outside. Phoenix air conditioning has developed and is now a major fixture in virtually all inhabited buildings in the city. For air conditioning, Phoenix was an early pioneer and continues to carry the torch.
Of course there really isn’t any true best spy phone software application, you will have to find out which is right for both you and your needs. Currently it is not easy to look beyond three competitors, Stealth Genie, Mobile Spy and Flexispy. They are offered by really good secure firms and naturally they work. They also provide the best functionality and features however they all have their own specific selling points. Most of these programs work in very similar ways but offer some distinctive advanced features and also their costs can vary quite a bit. Here is a look at a few things I see as their major selling points.
Flexispy Phone Software
Flexispy spy software is seen as the top of the range system on the market today. Flexispy also supports the biggest range of mobile phones and operating systems. One significant special feature stands out as the capacity to have live call listening where you could in fact listen in on a call – remotely. The company is certainly reliable and it has been at the cutting edge of this technology for many years – trustworthy and efficient as opposed to just after your money. When it comes to highly technical software it’s essential to choose a business with good support and help systems in position and Flexispy can deliver here as well. The user experience is good together with clear guidelines and an easy to use interface even for a novice user.
Seems great yet as usual there are negative points to consider. Flexispy is easily the most expensive option and by a significant margin and they also only supply annual contracts. Their full featured yearly product costs about $350. I think there are actually only a couple of reasons to go to that level of expense – such as when you need to have live call listening or the variety of cell phone you have is not supported by the other companies. For anybody who is the sort of individual who must have the absolute best you definitely won’t be disappointed.
Stealth Genie Spy Phone Software
This is the most recent spy phone software specialist out of my best three choices. They compete very well in terms of the main features and a straightforward set up. Where Stealth Genie can be a let down is due to a small listing of supported mobile phones – they just include Blackberry and Android cell phones at this time. In addition with the firm being relatively new they don’t yet have a proven track record so there’s a slightly increased risk with your investment.
Where I will be able to endorse Stealth Genie is for their unique mobile phone tracking features. They’ve got a few seriously ingenious monitoring and alert systems excellent for keeping track of your children and staff. These functions really are worth evaluating if you’re particularly focused on tracking capabilities. As costs go StealthGenie is still around the expensive end at about $200 for the top rated program though they also provide some less expensive options. This software competes with Flexispy when it comes to advanced features when your mobile phone is compatible and for considerably less money. Once they have more supported mobile phones on their list they will likely come to challenge the others since their program is incredibly ingenious.
Mobile Spy Cell phone Spy Software
If you are cost conscious yet would like good quality spy phone software with a little less function then Mobile Spy is your next choice. Maybe not as full featured as the other brands yet it will carry out the major functions of mobile phone monitoring and tracking well. They are definitely the longest standing software supplier in this industry. Based in the States and having an excellent support and post sales service record. For most people they have got all the features you’ll need and give support for a substantial variety of phones along with the iPhone 4. A great selling point is the value of this software. Their leading 12-monthly program will cost you around $130 and you could start off at close to $50 for a three month contract. For someone starting out with this type of spy product I recommend trying Mobile Spy first.
Find the Spy Phone Software for Your Needs
Start with verifying your cell phone compatibility. Ask yourself what features and functions you really want within the spy program, not simply what may seem quite cool. When listening to calls is a must for you, then Flexispy will be the only option. When it comes to sophisticated tracking of the mobile phone with a few excellent reporting functions – StealthGenie does well. For most other circumstances, in which good practical features are essential yet at a decent cost you should take a look at Mobile Spy phone software. Make sure to make use of spy phone software programs sensibly and be conscious of your legal responsibilities.