Rockets make series of cash trades for expiring contracts to help line up Chris Paul deal   
The Rockets needed to make a series of small moves to help the big one pencil out.
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          The Star Wars Bounty Hunters for MSH   

Here are the MSH stats for the bounty hunters from Star Wars.
These were originally hosted by Ty States and I resurrected them from his old site.


BOBA FETT

A- GD (10)
S- EX (20)
E- IN (40)
R- GD (10)
I- RM (30)
P- RM (30)
H- 100
K- 70
R- EX
P- (-50) Equipment: Battle Armor
personally modified Mandalorian battle armor that covers his head, torso, and arms with no Agility penalties.
* Body Armor: RM (30) Material Strength and EX (20) protection from Physical and Energy attacks.
* Wrist Lasers: RM (30) Energy damage with PR (1 area) range.
* Rocket Dart Launcher: Can pierce IN (40) Material Strength or less. Tip is coated with poison (Poison, Knock-Out, etc.) of RM (30) intensity. FB (1/2 area range).
* Turbo-projected Grappling Hook: 20 meter (1/2 area) lanyard (RM (30) Material Strength) with magnetic grappling "hook" (RM (30) Magnetism). FB (1/2 area) range.
* Flame Projector: RM (30) Fire Energy damage in 1 meter cone. FB (5 meter (5.45 yards) (1/8 of an area)
* Concussion Grenade Launcher: IN (40) Blunt damage to all in one area. Has firing range of AM. Magazine carries 20 grenades.
* Jet Pack: For every charge used, he can move at FB Airspeed (30 MPH / 0.5 MPM) either 3 areas horizontally, or 2 areas vertically. His jet pack only has enough fuel for 20 charges.
* Sensor Pod: AM (50) Tracking ability.
* Infra-red / Motion Sensor: Integrated infra-red and motion sensors in helmet gives EX (20) intensity and range Infra-red vision in darkness. It also allows him to detect motion in front of him and to his sides with EX (20) intensity and range.
* Macro binoculars: Enables him to see objects at up to IN (12 area) range. Scope-linked into blaster rifle, allowing him to fire it at +2CS to his Agility (in addition to Marksmanship).
* Sound Sensors: Makes out sound at up to EX (20) range. It can tell where the sound is coming from with AM (50) ability. This only works in quiet areas.
* Internal Comlink: Can be linked to Slave I's control system (with beckon call) to have it operate under remote control (come to his location, fire weapons, etc.), or it can be tuned into other standard frequencies. It also has an external speaker.
* Broadband Antenna: Can intercept and decode most communications made on standard frequencies. As a result, Boba Fett can patch into shipboard communications.
* Winch: This is capable of lifting TY (221 pounds) weight (Boba Fett and his equipment only).
* Sealed Enviro Filter: Filter system can block out harmful molecules, or in case of insufficient or deadly atmospheres, the suit can seal drawing upon a two hour (1,200 turn) supply of air.
Blaster Rifle: Range: AM, Price: (Gun) GD (1,000 credits), (Power Pack) FB (25 credits)
Damage: IN (40) Stunning or Energized Force
Rate: 1, Shots: 100 per power pack
Material: GD (See Macro binoculars in suit description for bonus to hit.)
Comlink: This is a personal communication device. It has a SH-X (150) range. It can broadcast over countless different frequencies. It can pick up normal Standard Clear Frequencies (SCF's) (non-restricted bands). It can monitor one specific frequency and SFC's simultaneously. It costs FB (25 credits).
Wookie Scalps: Several dangle from his belt. His Popularity with Rebels, Wookies, and the like drops by -10.


Slave I:


This is Boba Fett's personal ship. It has the following:
* CONTROL: TY (6).
* SPEED: (Atmosphere) UN (40 areas) A.S. / (Space) SH Z (200 areas) A.S. / (Hyperdrive) CL 5000/1 (5,000/1) (100 x light speed)
* BODY: RM (30) vs. Physical and Energy.
* PROTECTION: RM (30) vs. Physical and Energy. * Shields: GD (10) vs. Physical and Energy.
* Sensors: Passive: AM (50) range /// Scan: UN (100) range ///Search: SH X (150) range /// Focus: TY(06)
* Sensor Mask: -2CS to detect Slave I at ranges of MN(75) or greater.
* Sensor Jamming: -3CS to sensors to identify Slave I as a ship instead of an ion storm, -2CS to detect the ship's vapor trail.
* 2 Twin-mounted Blaster Cannons: Fire Arc: Turret, Fire Control: +1CS to Agility for firing; Range: SH X (74 areas), Damage: RM (30) Energized Force.
* Concussion Missile Tube Launcher: Fire Arc: Front, Fire Control: +2CS to Agility for firing; Range: AM (17 areas), Damage: EX (20) Blunt to all in 1 area.
* Ion Cannon: Fire Arc: Front, Fire Control: +1CS to Agility for firing; Range: MN (37 areas), Damage: RM (30) disruption of electrical and mechanical devices.
* Tractor Beam Projector: Fire Arc: Turret, Fire Control: +2CS to Agility for firing; Range: UN (50 areas), Damage: RM (30) Tractor beam.
* Two Proton Torpedo Launchers: Firing Arc: Turret, Fire Control: +1CS to Agility for firing; Range: SH X (74 areas), Damage: None; attaches homing beacon or S-thread tracker which is mounted on dummy proton torpedoes and which magnetically attach to a target ship's hull. They have short ranges of 15-20 light years, utilizing the same technology as subspace radio's. The S-thread trackers send frequencies on HoloNet reciever bands, allowing him to track a ship to the side of the galaxy provided the ship passed HoloNet S-threads.
* Craft: Kuat Systems Engineering's Firespray Class: Firespray-31.
* Type: Sublight Patrol and Attack Craft.
* Length: 21.5 meters.
* Crew: 1.
* Passengers: 6 (prisoners).
* Cargo Capacity: IN (40) weight (40 metric tons). (It is currently converted into a high security holding area with force cages and restraints to hold the prisoners).
* Consumables: 1 month (30 days = 414,000 turns).
* Type: Space.
* Cost: N/A.
Talents: Marksman, Thrown Weapons, Languages, Astrogation, Pilot, Jet Pack Operation, Leadership, Crime, Repair-Tinkering, Computers, Demolition, Electronics, Detective-Espionage, Weapons Specialist: Mandalorian battle armor weapons.
Contacts: None. (As per employer. When job is over, it is doubtful that the employer or those in his/her/its employment will remain contacts.)
By WLB (WMLEBG@webtv.net)

BOSSK

F- RM (30)
A- TY (6)S- EX (20)
E- IN (40)
R- EX (20)
I- RM (30)
P- GD (10)
H- 96
K- 60
R- GD
P- 0 Powers: Claws EX (20) edged damage
Armor- Natural Hide TY (6) vs. Blunt damage
Equipment: Blaster Rifle RM (30) force damage
Grenade Launcher IN (40) force damage
Flamethrower RM (30) energy damage
Binders RM (30) material strength
Talents: W.P. Blaster Rifle, Martial Arts A, B, Pilot, Engineering, Detective/Espionage, Computers, Electronics.

4-LOM

Bounty Hunter/Droid F- TY (6)
A- RM (30)
S- EX (20)
E- RM (30)
R- RM (30)
I- RM (30)
P- TY (6)
H- 86
K- 66
R- GD
P- 0
Powers: Analytical Mind- +2CS to Intuition rolls on guessing the next move of their bounties.
Body Armor GD (10)
Equipment:
Blaster Pistol- EX (20) Force damage
Stun Gas Blower- RM (30) intensity
Talents: Medicine, Law, Pilot, Buisness/Finance, Engineering, Criminology, Detective/Espionage, Computers, Electronics, Languages.
By "MAD TITAN"

DENGAR

F- EX (20)
A- EX (20)
S- GD (10)
E- RM (30)
R- EX (20)
I- RM (30)
P- TY (6)
H- 80
K- 56
R- GD
P- 0 Equipment: Blaster Rifle- RM (30) Force damage
Concussion Grenades- IN (40) Force damage
Vibroblade- RM (30) Edged Energy damage
Talents: Guns, W.P. Blaster Rifle, Marksman, Martial Arts A, B, E, Acrobatics, Pilot, Crimonology, Detective/Espionage.
By "MAD TITAN"

IG-88

F- TY (6)
A- TY (6)
S- EX (20)
E- AM (50)
R- IN (40)
I- MN (75)
P- GD (10)
H- 82
K- 125
R- GD
P- 0 Equipment: Blaster Rifle- RM (30) Force damage
Talents: Guns, Marksman, Weapons Master, Pilot, Engineering, Criminology, Detective/Espionage, Computers, Electronics.


SHIP IG-2000


CTRL: AM
SPEED: SH-Z (Hyper-Space CL. 5000)
BODY: AM
PROT: RM Weapons: Forward Laser Cannons- AM (50) Energy damage
Ion Cannon- IN (40) Shields do not effect this weapon.
2 Tractor Beams- MN (75) strength
By "MAD TITAN"

          Guardians of the Galaxy (and Frenemies) for MSH   
Here are some new cards.
This time for the Guardians of the Galaxy.

These are for use with the Marvel Super-Heroes RPG by TSR.

I also added a few extras: I made a card for Moondragon using an image of Lt. Ilia from Star Trek. And I threw in the bounty hunters from Star Wars.

Enjoy!

BTW- The full stats for the bounty hunters were from Ty States' old website. I'll be re-posting them here tomorrow for those that are interested.



          More Young Justice Cards for DC Heroes RPG   
Phase two of the Young Justice character cards.
I took a bit more liberty with these.
You may notice a few new characters or looks/names.
I tried to fit everyone in that I wanted.

Stats are not perfect. I winged it for most of them. Where possible, I referred to their DCU counterparts and lowered the stats a bit to adjust for age and lack of experience.
Any suggestions would be accepted.

Donna Troy became Troia because I wanted to keep the Cassie version of Wonder Girl available.

Kyle Rayner became Ion because I felt he would fit the team better in that identity than as a Green Lantern. Powers could be from a ring, a ring particle or inborn. And the fan art I found online really fit that concept.

I chose to call the Tim Drake Robin "Red Robin" to keep Robin available. Although Nightwing is still added, as well.

I also chose to call Bart Allen "Impulse" to keep Kid Flash available.

Hawk & Dove got major changes. I found a couple nice fan art pieces of Hawkgirl and converted them into a pair of Thanagarian sisters that have been selected by the Lords of Order and Chaos.
Powers would be similar to Hank Hall and Dawn Granger with flight added by their wings.
Dove may or may not have some light based powers.

I found a fan art drawing that really fit Pantha, so I touched it up and added her.

So without delay...





          New Redline Flight Cranks Chrome 175 with RL BB American   

Redline Flight Tubular Chromo Crank Arm Set 175mm Chrome
The original tubular chromoly cranks! 100 heat-treated tubular chromoly dual pinch bolts wrapped and welded at the pedal bosses. Set includes 19mm x 6-tooth heat-treated chromoly spindle spindle bolts and sprocket bolt.  they weigh 325g witout the bb
Everything pictured is included  i have 180's also

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          Kevin Durant Responds to Chris Paul Trade to Rockets with Emojis on Twitter   

Kevin Durant apparently doesn't think much about his newest competition in the Western Conference.

As Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey announced on Twitter, the franchise acquired perennial All-Star point guard Chris Paul on Wednesday, making last season's No. 3 seed a legitimate contender to beat the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors.                 

Based on this response on Twitter, Durant doesn't seem to take the threat seriously:

Considering the Warriors went 16-1 in the 2017 postseason, it will take a lot for any team to beat this group.

                     

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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          Rick and Morty estão chegando no Rocket League   
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          Boston Celtics Closing in on Superteam with Gordon Hayward Signing & Trade for Paul George   
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          How to Find Good SEO Services?   
The search for good SEO services online today can be frustrating. I have researched many SEO websites and tried to trace back to the real firm doing the work to see what's what. In many cases, I find that a website that says it is about SEO is really about link building. If you do your homework, you will find that it may not really be an SEO services business at all. It might just be a side project for someone. Or other times it's a hobby site that someone put up to make a few extra bucks.

To me, this is not the type of organization you want to trust your SEO to. When you look for SEO services you should check on a few very important things before you decide to do business with any specific company.

1) Do they have large corporate clients? I like to see this. This is a sign to me that the company is real. If they are able to convince large well-known businesses to work with them, they are probably trustworthy of your business. After all, a big company will have the resources and discipline to thoroughly review the firm before agreeing to work with them.

2) When you engage their SEO services, what type of reports and access do you get to what they are doing. Avoid any type of black-box thingy. You want an SEO who tells you exactly what they will do. This is, after all, not rocket science. I know many people are afraid of SEO. But to me it's not that hard to figure out. However, it is hard to put in the hours to do it. That's why you hire qualified SEO services from a trustworthy firm.

In sum, when you look for SEO online, do your homework. If you follow the two steps I've outlined here you are fairly likely to be doing business with a real shop that will increase your search engine rankings using the appropriate SEO tactics.
          Clippers show no love for Chris Paul in official press release detailing trade   
Chris Paul was a member of the Los Angeles Clippers for six seasons, all of which resulted in playoff appearances in the NBA’s competitive Western Conference. Now he’s a member of the Houston Rockets after a shocking trade went down Wednesday morning. He was the best player on the court all six years for the […]
          Former Ragin' Cajun Forward Shawn Long Traded To Rockets   
Shawn Long is heading south.
          Clippers trade Chris Paul to Rockets   

When Chris Paul told the Clippers during a meeting this week of his desire to play for the Houston Rockets, it didn’t come as much of a surprise.

His words were a “formality,” simply confirming what the team already knew, one Clippers official said Wednesday, after news broke about a trade that...


          Namaste London   
First weekend in the city. Glorious day; bright, warm, sunny. Will go and check out the various summer sales going on in the city. Only hitch - short on cash before the first stipend payment. But hey, window shopping doesn't cost a penny! And since I've got the monthly travel card made, travel is also free. So, wait there London city, me cometh.

***

First day in office, day filled with form-filling and other stuff. The highlight of the day was the walking tour we had around the office with an official walking tour guide. As the gentleman said - "Every stone has some history in London." Starting with the Roman era, to the great fire of 1666, to the Victorian times - the city is filled with relics and monuments. Of course, we Indians do have lot deeper historical roots, but one has to appreciate the way the Western World preserves its past. Makes me sad to think about all the history spread all over India, ruining & dying slow death.

By the way, death does have some part to play in the history of London. All big monuments are either churches, with big grave yards (tombstones are still there, though all the bodies were exhumed and taken out of the city sometime in 1800's) or have someone important murdered there, after elaborate torture, of course. We saw a square where William Wallace, aka Braveheart, was executed.
[..]On 22 August 1305, following the trial, Wallace was taken from the hall, stripped naked and dragged through the city at the heels of a horse to Smithfield Market. He was hanged, drawn and quartered — strangled by hanging but released while still alive, emasculated, eviscerated and his bowels burnt before him, beheaded, then cut into four parts — at the Elms in Smithfield. His preserved head was placed on a pike atop London Bridge. It was later joined by the heads of his brother, John, and Simon Fraser. His limbs were displayed, separately, in Newcastle, Berwick, Stirling, and Aberdeen.
Who the hell used to come up with all that. Yikes! And yeah, the guide told us the executions there were still carried out even after London got the tube in 1860s. So you could actually come using the tube to see an execution. Beat that!

***

First day at the desk - mostly easy. Some stuff to be read and understood. Met almost the entire team. Had lunch at Subway with the two analysts from IIT Delhi. Left early. My manager was not in. London accounts for almost 50% of credit derivatives volume in the world and the volume runs in billion $; sitting on the floor where millions are made and lost was some thrill. Still don't understand many things, but surely this stuff ain't no rocket science!

Eventually got to meet my manager on the next day. Pretty busy and pretty aggressive guy. Heard he joined here after working in Chicago for quite some time. No wonder he is all full of the typical american aggression. Check out the meeting we had recently (all in good humor, mind you. Not really menacing)
Manager: We seriously are f**king around here. What happened to the slide I asked you to do?
Subordinate: Oh yeah. I know I was supposed to do it, but I guess it got lost in the process.
Manager: Yeah. In your world its "lost in process", in my world its called "f**king around!" See basically you f**k around because I am basically a nice guy.
Only if I could get a penny everytime he says f**k, my cash crunch will be solved for a very long time. Almost the entire desk works pretty hard and leaving before 7-8 is kind of stuff hallucinations are made of. Around me, I keep hearing lots of different languages, seeing lots of different colored people. The office is quite cosmopolitan and location wise its in the downtown London, sitting pretty just opposite the London Stock Exchange.

***

The place we (six of us: 3 from IIMC, 2 from A and 1 from B) are staying in is pretty cool too! Full of interesting restaurants (Indian, Chinese, Lebanese, Malaysian, blah blah) and shops, its considered among the better residential areas in London. We of course are staying in the company provided service apartments. The room, although a bit on the smaller side, is sufficient and quite comfortable. Usually I take a 15 minute ride in the tube to reach the office. The morning rush is nothing compared to the rush in Mumbai locals or even Kolkata metro.

So there, the routine is almost set and life is good.
          Switch : Nintendo a dévoilé les trailers de Yoshi, Kirby, Metroid, Rocket League, etc.   
On évoquait le sujet il y a quelques heures lorsque nous parlions du succès de la Switch en France, un bon nombre de jeux arrivent pour faire grossir le catalogue de jeux disponibles. Devant le succès planétaire de sa...
          Brian Geltzeiler   

He joined the show to talk about Phil Jackson leaving the Knicks and the CP3 and Houston Rockets trade. 


          Mitch Lawrence on Bull & Fox 6-28-17   

Mitch Lawrence talks about what the Chris Paul trade means for the Clippers, the Rockets' likely effort to land Paul George in addition to Paul, how Carmelo's future could be impacted by Phil Jackson's exit in New York and other potential landing spots for free agents


          6-28 Brandon Tierney CBS Sports Minute on Chris Paul Trade   

BT on why the Rockets acquiring Chris Paul doesn't do much for their chances of winning the West


          Howard Beck on Bull & Fox 6-28-17   

Howard Beck talks about the Knicks' decision to part ways with Phil Jackson, how the move impacts Carmelo Anthony's future, the Clippers' trade of Chris Paul to the Rockets and how this enhances Houston's chances to compete in the West, the latest on Paul George's future and LeBron's future beyond the 2017-18 season


          3T - Two Segments Taking Calls on Chris Paul to Rockets Trade   

Sean and Rich take calls for two segments to get reaction to the Rockets trading for All-Star guard Chris Paul.


          3T - Opening Segment on Chris Paul Trade   

Sean and Rich open the show reacting to the Rockets trading for All-Star guard Chris Paul.


          3T - Hoops Critic Brian Geltzeiler on Chris Paul Trade   

Sean and Rich talk with Hoops Critic Brian Geltzeiler on the Chris Paul trade. How will Paul fit with James Harden, what other moves can the Rockets still make to compete with Golden State, and Geltz suggests that any slow start next season could cost Mike D'Antoni his job.


          June 28th – Hour 1   

Felger and Massarotti opened up the show discussing the Los Angeles Clippers trade of Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets. Mike and Tony also got into the offseason options for the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks mutual agreement to part ways with Phil Jackson.


          Segment 08 - Chris Paul traded to Houston   

Chris Paul was traded to the Rockets


          Rockets trade continued and what is next for the Rockets   

John & Cody talk Rockets trade for Chris Paul


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          SpaceX successfully launches and lands used rocket   
SpaceX successfully launched a used rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Friday afternoon. It landed safely minutes later. Read more
          Chris Cornell: The Muses Choose Broken Vessels   

Jesus Christ Pose

The Alternative Rock explosion of the early 90s was fueled by a wave of great singers. After a lost decade of metallic shriekers and New Wave gurglers-- which some call the 80s-- there was suddenly an embarrassment of strong voices revitalizing rock music, especially hard rock music. 

Most of these had cut their teeth on punk and hardcore and subsequently learned to trim back the fat and excess that torpedoed their 70s forebears. They also learned to step around the wretched excesses that ran the 80s metal explosion into the ground; cookie-cutter sameness, image over substance, half-written songs, cliche piled on cliche.

Alternative rock would itself get watered down and xeroxed into oblivion, especially as careerists figured out a way to counterfeit the formula (I'm looking at you, Candlebox and Seven Mary Three) and record companies signed up every pseudo-grunge band they could find (and strong-armed other acts to hop on the bandwagon). 

By the end of the 90s it all devolved into an obnoxious fratboy rock (I'm looking at you, Limp Bizkit and Creed) that reached its inevitable apotheosis at the disastrous Woodstock '99 (held on a decommissioned military base). 

But before that all went down some of the most vital and exciting rock music of all time was produced.

Alternative Rock, or more accurately GenX Rock, has taken its place in the classic rock canon. Tracks by Nirvana, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are snuggled in tightly between all the Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Pink Floyd cuts overplayed on FM radio. But five of the most remarkable vocalists of that era- Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, Jeff Buckley, Scott Weiland and now Chris Cornell--- are lost to us.

And the 9-ton Tyrannosaurus lurking in the back of the concert hall is that modern plague, clinical depression. It's a subject I'm all too familiar with. It's the witches' curse on Generation X.

Chris Cornell was an enigmatic figure among the Grunge pantheon. If Kurt Cobain was the snotty punk, Eddie Vedder the self-serious poet, Layne Staley the tortured howler and Scott Weiland the Joker in the pack, Cornell was an entirely unique presence, as was Soundgarden. Tall, lean but ripped, possessing an odd, androgynous beauty and an enviable black mane, he came across as aloof, Olympian. His piercing, multi-octave voice felt like a weapon,  more like an incarnation of Apollo the Destroyer than Ozzy Osbourne.

Similarly, Soundgarden was perhaps the most effective translator of the power of early Black Sabbath yet, but were brainy, difficult, challenging. 

They were unmistakably Heavy Metal-- in the original, Blue Cheer definition of the term --but didn't shriek the usual ditties about dick size and date rape. It was pretty clear they had no time for that kind of nonsense (See "Big Dumb Sex"). It was clear they took as much inspiration from King Crimson and Black Flag as from Zeppelin and Sabbath. 

Their first major single was an epic environmentalist jeremiad that goofed on Metal's "kill-your-mother-music" reputation by screaming "you're going to kill your mother" in the refrain. The mother here being Mother Earth, of course.

Predictably, Chris Cornell's corpse was literally not cold yet before the modern ambulance chasers of the Internet were declaring it was obviously an Illuminati sacrifice. One hilarious YouTard video went on about how there was no other explanation for Cornell's death, that he'd have no reason to kill himself. 

Obviously someone who never actually listened to a single stitch of Soundgarden.

Like Ian Curtis-- who hung himself 37 years almost to the day before-- many of Cornell's lyrics read like suicide notes. After all, this is a man who kicked off one of his biggest hits with the couplet "Nothing seems to kill me/ No matter how hard I try." Two of his other big hits "Black Hole Sun" and "Fell on Black Days" are practically master classes in the art of expressing the utter hopelessness ("'Neath the black the sky looks dead") that can overtake you when a depressive episode strikes. 

The same goes for Soundgarden's breakout hit, "Outshined," practically a hymn about searching for a crack of sunlight while waiting a dire episode out. "The Day I Tried to Live" is even more astonishing, a documentary retelling of those mornings when depression- aggression turned inwards- becomes aggression turned on the world outside.

Cornell was very candid about his struggles with depression. In an interview with Rolling Stone he discussed the inspiration for "Fell on Black Days":
This reissue includes several versions of "Fell on Black Days," which is pretty dark. What inspired it? 

Well, I had this idea, and I had it for a long time. I'd noticed already in my life where there would be periods where I would feel suddenly, "Things aren't going so well, and I don't feel that great about my life." Not based on any particular thing. I'd sort of noticed that people have this tendency to look up one day and realize that things have changed. There wasn't a catastrophe. There wasn't a relationship split up. Nobody got in a car wreck. Nobody's parents died or anything. The outlook had changed, while everything appears circumstantially the same. That was the song I wanted to write about. 
No matter how happy you are, you can wake up one day without any specific thing occurring to bring you into a darker place, and you'll just be in a darker place anyway. To me, that was always a terrifying thought, because that's something that – as far as I know – we don't necessarily have control over. So that was the song I wanted to write. 
It wasn't just for the gloom-metal gimmick of Soundgarden that Cornell laid bare his struggles. They crept into tracks he recorded with Audioslave- the supergroup made up of Cornell and the musicians of Rage Against the Machine, including their biggest hit "Like a Stone."

Cornell was also candid about his history with clinical depression, which he traced back to a somewhat hardscrabble upbringing. 
Cornell abstained from drug use for a time following an adverse reaction to the hallucinogenic PCP, but the frightening, dissociative experience, coupled with the trauma of his parent’s divorce, plunged him into a severe depression. “I went from being a daily drug user at 13 to having bad drug experiences and quitting drugs by the time I was 14 and then not having any friends until the time I was 16. There was about two years where I was more or less agoraphobic and didn’t deal with anybody, didn’t talk to anybody, didn’t have any friends at all.”
And clearly showing that he also struggled with suicidal ideation, Cornell foreshadowed his own end in an interview with Guitar.com, saying, “You’ll think somebody has run-of-the-mill depression, and then the next thing you know, they’re hanging from a rope." 

Writer Kate Paulk wrote about the black dog of depression recently and offered up an apt metaphor lifted from pop culture:
Let’s start by clearing up one thing. Sadness, grieving in response to a loss… that is not depression. It’s sadness. Grief. It passes with time, and even at its worst there are moments of joy and hope. Depression is not like that. Everything is poisoned. 
J. K. Rowling is describing depression when she describes the Dementors and their impact. Get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you. 
This is precisely what depression does. There is an absence of hope, an inability to believe that there can ever be anything positive in your life again. That isn’t sadness or grief, and it isn’t necessarily expressed by tears.
Cornell was also a substance abuser and dove headlong into an opioid addiction after Soundgarden split in 1997. It may well have come from a chronic pain issue, closely related to chronic depression: 
People with depression show abnormalities in the body’s release of its own, endogenous, opioid chemicals. Depression tends to exacerbate pain—it makes chronic pain last longer and hurts the recovery process after surgery. 
“Depressed people are in a state of alarm,” said Mark Sullivan, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Washington. “They’re fearful, or frozen in place. There’s a heightened sense of threat.” That increased threat sensitivity might also be what heightens sensations of pain. 
Opioids certainly aren't very effective painkillers in the long term but they are very effective anesthetics when you're struggling with chronic depression. 
Opioids treat pain, but depression and pain are often comorbid, and some antidepressants relieve neuropathic pain even in the absence of depression. Depression involves dysfunction in monoamine systems, the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and hippocampal neurogenesis, but could it also be rooted in a deficit of endorphins, or even an endopharmacological withdrawal state? 
Before the modern antidepressant era, depression was often treated with opiates—with a sometimes heavy price of addiction.  
The real hell of opioids is that they rewire your brain, causing the natural processes that regulate depression and euphoria to atrophy. Depression can skyrocket when you stop taking them, since your brain basically forgot how to produce sufficient amounts of the neurotransmitters that manage your moods.
u-agonists relieve depression-like behavior acutely, but tolerance develops, and depression is worse on withdrawal from long-term administration. Delta-agonists appear to improve mood, while kappa-agonists worsen it. There is evidence that opioid dysfunction accounts for lack of pleasure in depression, while problems with dopamine impair motivation. Opioid systems, then, participate in many mood-related functions. They are examples of evolutionary repurposing of neurotransmitters that originally evolved for one purpose to meet a variety of other needs.


Cornell's family is understandably shocked by his death. His widow blames an elevated dose of the tranquilizer Ativan for the somewhat disturbing performance he put on in Detroit and his resulting suicide. 
Cornell died on the evening May 17th, 2017, shortly after performing a concert with Soundgarden in Detroit, MI. His death was met with shock by many; his representative described it as "sudden and unexpected," adding that the singer's family will be "working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause." 
Hours after his death was reported, the Wayne County Medical Examiner's office ruled Chris' death a suicide by hanging. According to Us Weekly, a family friend had found Cornell on the bathroom floor of his MGM Grand hotel room. ABC News also reported that two Detroit papers claimed that Cornell was found with "a band around his neck," though Detroit Police spokesman Michael Woody could not confirm that information. 
Cornell's wife, Vicky, released a statement on his death on Friday, May 19th, 2017, in which she cast doubts that his suicide was intentional. In fact, on the day of his death, Vicky claimed they had "discussed plans for a vacation over Memorial Day and other things we wanted to do." "When we spoke after the show, I noticed he was slurring his words; he was different. When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him," she said. 
"What happened is inexplicable and I am hopeful that further medical reports will provide additional details," she continued. "I know that he loved our children and he would not hurt them by intentionally taking his own life."
I think the fact that Cornell ad-libbed verses from "In My Time of Dying" over a rendition of "Slaves and Bulldozers" during the closing encore in Detroit  gives a fairly compelling signal that he had resolved himself to a course of action that night. Despite an incredibly shaky performance he seemed in good spirits to some, all too common with depressives resolved to suicide. But others noticed he seemed irritable and unfocused, forgetting the lyrics. He complimented the Detroit audience and then said, "I feel sorry for the next city."

An extra Ativan or two is unlikely to induce suicide. But long-term use of it (it's recommended that lorezepam-- a member of the highly-problematic benzodiazepene family-- be used only a short term basis) might. And it's very possible he took an extra dose of the drug to gird his loins for a decision he had already made:
Suicidality: Benzodiazepines may sometimes unmask suicidal ideation in depressed patients, possibly through disinhibition or fear reduction. The concern is that benzodiazepines may inadvertently become facilitators of suicidal behavior. Therefore, lorazepam should not be prescribed in high doses or as the sole treatment in depression, but only with an appropriate antidepressant.
Depression and suicidal ideation go hand in glove. And there are all kinds of psychiatric drugs that tell you upfront that suicidal ideation is a major side effect. How that doesn't keep them off the market is a mystery to me. 

The other problem is that people who obsess on suicide usually don't talk about it with people close to them since they realize that confessing to it will very likely act to derail what they have been planning. And again, professionals will tell you that very often when a depressive has resolved themselves to suicide they can often seem very cheerful and upbeat, since they believe that their suffering will soon end. 

So the question becomes if a rich, celebrated and handsome rock star can't find a reason to stay alive, what hope is there for the rest of us? Well, it's a lot more complicated than that. Aside from his struggles with clinical depression, Cornell was also beset by tragedy, losing people closest to him to early death. 

The first of these was his roommate Andrew Wood, the flamboyant singer for legendary Seattle band Mother Love Bone who died of a heroin overdose in 1990. Cornell was so shaken by Wood's death that he formed a defacto supergroup with members of MLB and recorded the now-legendary Temple of the Dog album as a tribute, which produced the grunge anthem "Hunger Strike" (featuring a duet between Cornell and future Pearl Jam star Eddie Vedder).

Temple of the Dog in fact led to the formation of Pearl Jam, facilitated by the introduction of Vedder to the Seattle scenesters by drummer Jack Irons, a member of the original Red Hot Chili Peppers who also played with Pearl Jam and Joe Strummer, among an army of others. Strangely enough, Irons has his own struggles with depression. As did Joe Strummer, for that matter. 

The Muses choose broken vessels. It's a Secret Sun truism. 

Cornell was so shaken by Wood's death that it would haunt Soundgarden songs as well.
The song you workshopped the most was "Like Suicide." In the liner notes, you say it kind of became a metaphor for how you were feeling at the time about late Mother Love Bone frontman Andy Wood. 
Yeah, the lyrics were actually this simple moment that happened to me. I don't know that I ever directly related it to Andy, though there are a lot of songs that people probably don't know where there were references to him or how I was feeling about what happened with him. I just think that that was something that happened to me that was a traumatic thing and that I had a difficult time resolving it. I still never really have. I still live with it, and that's one of the moments where maybe in some ways it could have shown up, but I'm not really sure specifically where.
Another body blow was the 1994 death of Kurt Cobain, another friend who died in time to cast a pall of existential darkness over Soundgarden's epochal Superunknown album, released a month before Cobain's death. So even as Soundgarden were enjoying their moment, death and tragedy revisited Cornell. (Cobain had his own issues, exacerbated by years of opioid abuse, but there are those of us who don't buy the suicide angle in this particular case).

It had to hurt, especially since Cobain had told Cornell that Soundgarden has inspired him to form Nirvana in the first place. 

Superunknown was an instant classic, easily one of the top 10 Hard Rock albums ever recorded, hammering you with one killer track after another. Along with Stone Temple Pilots' Purple album, Pearl Jam's Vitalogy and several others it established 1994 as the watershed for Alernative Rock, despite Cobain's death and Nirvana's dissolution. 

Soundgarden's 1996 follow-up Down on the Upside, failed to capitalize on its predecessor's momentum, and seem to showcase a band uncertain of direction and sense of purpose. No one was really surprised when Soundgarden broke up the following year. Oddly enough the breakup seemed to go down almost exactly three years after Kurt Cobain's death. 



But Tragedy wasn't finished with Cornell yet. Shortly after Soundgarden broke up Cornell would lose another soulmate.
He lost two friends within the space of a few years. Cobain died in 1994 and, three years later, singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley, practically a brother to Cornell, drowned while swimming in a tributary of the Mississippi in Tennessee.

"Kurt was fairly quiet and introverted most of the time. Jeff was the opposite. He was very much full of life and had a lot to say. He was somebody in love with experiencing everything. Within a very short time, he had all these famous old rock stars coming to his shows. Which put a a lot of pressure on him. People talked about his concerts the way they used to talk about Hendrix: they'd sit there, wide-eyed, telling you stories about him. He definitely had an aura. It's impossible to say what it is exactly a guy like that has, that is so attractive to other people. But he had more of it than anyone I had ever met."
Of course, this brings all this squarely into the Secret Sun wheelhouse. Cornell would be haunted by Buckley's death, writing the aching "Wave Goodbye" (in which he seems to channel Buckley's ghost) for his first solo album and acting as a de facto executor-slash-curator for Buckley's posthumous releases.



This tells us a lot, since the 20th anniversary of Jeff Buckley's death is coming up fast and furious. Cornell showed he was clearly still haunted by Buckley's passing when he brought the late singer's old landline phone onstage with him during his 2011 acoustic solo tour.
KALAMAZOO — I've had several people ask about the red phone that was on stage during Chris Cornell's 130-minute set at the Kalamazoo State Theatre last week. Cornell never addressed it during the show and it never rang, so I didn't think much of it. After another reader asked Monday, I looked into it. 
According to a representative with the New York-based Press Here Publicity, which handled promotion for Cornell's solo tour, the phone belonged to singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley.
As Secret Sun readers will remember, the last song Jeff Buckley sang before his death was "Whole Lotta Love", a blues standard that Led Zeppelin turned into what one critic called "a themonuclear rape."

And it would be "In My Time of Dying," another old blues standard that Led Zeppelin turned into a jackhammering stomper that acted as Cornell's own self-elegy. This, along with the timing of Ian Curtis's own death by hanging in 1980 seems a bit too synchronized for Cornell's death to be some kind of mad whim because he took too much Ativan.  As painful as it might be to admit, it seems as if this was probably a very long time coming. After all, this is the man who wrote "Pretty Noose."

So it seems apparent that it wasn't the Illuminati but in fact the demon possession of depression that took Chris Cornell away from his family. With many of his closest friends gone and the glory days of the 90s more and more a fading memory in a world itself gripped by chronic depression, I can't say I'm surprised by the suicide ruling.  

The life of the rock star in 2017 is a galaxy away from the golden age of the rock star in 1977. It's become a grueling job in the age of streaming and piracy, since you need to make all your money on the road now. Spending your life traveling from one brutalist concrete box to another when you're fifty-two is surely a lot less appealing than when you're twenty-two.

If there's any good to come of this tragedy it's to understand that depression isn't some kind of scarlet letter, it's an inevitable result of what one scientist called "the greatest blind experiment in history," the bombardment of our brains and bodies with every manner of stimulus and stress imaginable, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and then some.

Having spend my teenage years in the white-hot cauldron of hardcore punk I can tell you that that kind of hyperstimulation had -- how do I put this? --less than a salutary effect on a lot of people I knew. Seeing that same formula translated into the mainstream culture goes a long way in explaining why depression has become the great mass epidemic of our time. Now it's claimed another trophy and we're all the poorer for it.

But as the Greeks and Romans once said, vita brevis ars longa

French philosophers once said that the invention of motion pictures had conquered death, that people would now live on forever once they were recorded. I guess the same goes for recorded music as well. So I think it's safe to say that after three decades of music, Chris Cornell has earned his place among the immortals. Let's hope someone learns something from his story.


          Chaos Magic vs The Robot Revolution    


There are two divergent streams at work in the Idea-o-Sphere, currents that are not only divergent in size, strength and assumption, but are in fact antithetical. 

The most dominant, of course, is the imminent AI-Robot Revolution, which threatens to bring a very real apocalypse into our world if in fact it flowers as predicted (and isn't just a big scare to keep the peons from asking for raises). 

So we're hearing that not only truck drivers, widget drillers and burger flippers are at risk of imminent penury, so too are lawyers, doctors, accountants and all manner of other professionals whose livelihood is based in their capacity to process huge chunks of complicated data and subsequently make decisions and judgments that are useful to others who can't. 

Programmers- and AIs themselves- are currently working around the clock to fill the shoes of these well-paid professionals with cheap, off-the-shelf software programs that will reliably get that same cognitive work done at a tiny fraction of the cost.

Elon Musk is (ostensibly) so terrified of the AI Revolution he is planning to colonize Mars as a life-raft for the human race, who presumably will have to flee a Skynet/Terminator type scenario. That Mars is utterly incapable of supporting human life- at least at present- seems to be besides the point.

Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire behind social media giant Alibaba, has suddenly turned Cassandra as well. Long a reliable source for corporate technohappytalk, Ma is suddenly warning of dark days ahead.
"In the next three decades, the world will experience far more pain than happiness," the billionaire said, adding that education systems must raise children to be more creative and curious or they will be ill-prepared for the future. 
Robots are quicker and more rational than humans, Ma said, and they don't get bogged down in emotions -- like getting angry at competitors.
Terrific. I was just thinking what the world needs now is more pain than happiness. But given his position as a Techno-Celestial, Ma couldn't serve up the medicine without at least a tiny spoonful of sugar:
But he expressed optimism that robots will make life better for humans in the long run. 
"Machines will do what human beings are incapable of doing," Ma said. "Machines will partner and cooperate with humans, rather than become mankind's biggest enemy."
"Make life better for humans in the long run," he says. Well, what exactly is "the long run?" Three decades is a long time- maybe even a lifetime- for that 99.99999999999% of the human race who aren't tech billionaires. Halfway through that painful three decades most of us aren't going to be thinking much about "the long run." 

And what exactly does "far more pain" imply? I'm not sure I want to know what Jack Ma's definition of pain actually means, given our disparate cultural contexts. 

It's here I begin to think back on last year's Lucifer's Technologies series (more accurately, Satan's Technologies) and wonder about where our modern electronic superstructure actually came from. Because that goes a long way in gleaning where it's actually going. 
Many have claimed that our present technology arose from contact with alien intelligences. Whether you believe that or not, one thing is certain; the rate of technological progress shot up like a rocket shortly after the end of World War II. 
And it must be said that technology seems more and more like an invasive-- or alien-- contagion, disrupting entire industries, economies, and communities.  
Now techno-utopians like Jaron Lanier and Douglas Rushkoff are techno-cassandaras, preaching a message of dislocation and social collapse.  
Look at it this way; steam engines had been known for almost 2000 years by the time the Industrial Revolution took hold, longer still if you consider prototypes. The Ancient Greeks knew them, they just didn't have any use for them. 
But the evolution from a computer that was was essentially the size of a suburban house and boasted the power of a pocket calculator to the working prototypes of the desktop, the Internet, computer animation, teleconferencing and nearly everything else we take for granted today took just a little more than two decades. 
An eyeblink of history.
For at least 5000 years-- five-hundred decades-- horse-drawn carriages and wooden ships with cloth or leather sails were the state of art in transportation technology. By contrast, we go from aeroplanes made of wood and canvas to the SR-71 Blackbird, a machine so advanced our best engineers today seem unable to match it*, in the space of four decades. 
In historical terms, this is as if your three year-old were in nursery school one day and then graduated from Harvard at the top of her class as soon as she turned four. There's simply no precedent for the high-tech explosion that began in the late 1940s... 
Yet no one stops to question how such a technology would arise so instantly, in historical terms. Go look at a book from the late 19th Century- hell, look at a children's book from that period- and tell me people weren't a hell of a lot smarter than they are today. Maybe even smarter than they were in the 1940s... 
Yet even the best and the very brightest were stymied by problems for decades, problems that seemed to solve themselves, literally overnight, shortly after World War II.
We take it all for granted now, especially if you were born at a time when a Commodore 64 and an Atari console were part of your natural landscape. But in fact all of this technology is so anomalous, so disruptive, so improbable in the entirety of human history (never mind natural history) that it is in a very real sense alien, even if (on the offhand chance) it's not actually "alien."

Well, we've been over all of that before, haven't we? What about that other current?



In Our Gods Wear Spandex I argued that Spiritualism, Theosophy and the Occult Revival were reactions to the massive dislocations- physical, spiritual, psychic- incurred by the Industrial Revolution. It wasn't unusual for the sensitives of the time- see Blake, William, to see the rise of large-scale factories  as an invasion of Hell onto Earth. 

There was very good reason to do so; these were black, belching, smogpits filled with hazardous machinery and/or chemicals that ripped the folk up from communion with the Earth and into virtual (sometimes actual) prisons, in which their humanity was stripped away in service of industrial manufacturing.

In response to the dehumanizing effect of these hells, the sensitives of the time reached back into humanity's childhood (in the case of Spiritualism) or its adolescence (as with the Classically-oriented secret societies). And it could be argued that it worked- that we didn't entirely surrender to the regimented reality of the factory writ large, that Industrial political systems like Nazism and Communism were held at bay (at least in their original incarnation) and that individuality was held up as a social good. 

Well, at least until it was subverted as a tool for political atomization.

The counter-Industrial spiritual movements of the 19th Century weren't shy about co-opting the means of mass-production (in this case, industrial-scale publishing) to pursue their aims. And so it is with the new breed of Chaos magicians and their fellow travelers (I'm not sure if meme magic counts here), some of whom are themselves well-paid Skynet employees, many of whom are tech-savvy and nearly all of whom are plugged deep into the Grid. Becoming the ghost in the machine is the basic idea.

Magic, in this context, acts kind of like Jacques Vallee's "Control System." Things get too hot (or cold, depending on your own worldview) with technology and regimentation and Magic comes in and turns on the AC (or cranks up the woodstove, again according to your POV). 

Magic and its cousin Psi are erratic and unreliable for most people at most times but when the pressure comes down they become attractive alternatives to the crushing predictability of the Black Iron Prison. It may also, in the form of collective ritual, grow in popularity as a tonic against the  the paradoxical effect of social media to grow loneliness in Meatspace.
While it offers an easy way to keep in contact with friends — and meet new people through dating and friendship apps — technology's omnipresence encourages shallow conversations that can distract us from meaningful, real-life, interactions. 
Researchers at the University of Essex found that having a phone nearby, even if we don't check it, can be detrimental to our attempts at connecting with others. Smartphones have transformed post office lines from a chance for some small-talk with the neighbors to an exercise in email-checking, and sealed the fate of coffee shops as nothing more than places of mutual isolation. And technology will only become more ingrained in our lives.
The isolating, dehumanizing effect of technology may once again find its match in the ancient power of ritual, everything from lighting candles at a Catholic shrine to meth-fueled fuck-a-thons while drenched in pig's blood. The collapse of conventional social mores and the now-standard presumption that anything you do that isn't harming anyone else is your lifestyle choice will certainly push all this forward. 

Remember too that this same impulse popped up as a reaction to the hyper-rationalism of Classical Greece with the rise of the Mystery Cults.

Magic almost seems like Nature asserting herself in the face of an outside intervention. Its like the doggedly-persistent vines rising out of toxic soil and strangling the rusted girders of an abandoned factory. Or a stubborn strain of virus slashing its way through some futuristic megalopolis somewhere in the Pacific Rim. 

Or a solar flare frying all of our electronics for good in the blink of an eye.



Now I know it's extremely unfashionable these days to discuss such things, especially with most Chaos magicians, but you have to ask yourself, if computer technology is not an alien virus why does it behave exactly like one?  I don't know about you but it sure as hell sounds to me like Elon Musk believes it is, though he'd never say so publicly. 

Computer technology has already destroyed entire industries, disrupted entire societies, and changed every aspect of our lives in 70 short years? And now we're being told that it threatens to create an entire infrastructure that will make most of us obsolete? I don't know about you but it sure as Hell sounds an awful lot like Borg-assimilation, only on a frog-boiling schedule.

The question becomes if the host can fight off the infection, or at least learn to manage it and coexist with it. I can't begin to pretend I know the answer but it seems to me that reasserting our messy, chaotic humanity is probably a good place to start.

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           Clippers trade Chris Paul to the Rockets    
Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship.
          The Rockets have James Harden, got Chris Paul and you can bet Daryl Morey wants more   
Throughout Daryl Morey's tenure as general manager of the Houston Rockets, he's abided by a clear, simple game plan: collect talent, and figure out the rest.
          Chris Paul sends heartfelt thanks to Clippers fans after trade to Rockets   
Chris Paul said thank you to Clippers fans after six seasons in Los Angeles.
          Trade Grades: Rockets Join Superteam Arms Race With Chris Paul   
How will Chris Paul and James Harden fit together in Houston? To put it one word: Beautifully.
          School prom season is here – send us your pics!   
LIMOS are getting booked up, the shops are running out of tuxedos and sales of hair spray have rocketed.
          The End of an Era?   
At the end my last post, I wrote briefly about some signs I noticed that seem to signal the general decline in the American spirit. The economy is in the crapper, unemployment is high, many people have lost their life savings and the government is more unresponsive and corrupt than I have ever seen. I saw first-hand on my trip last month how these things have a negative effect on the individual citizen's and the national collective psyche. The whole country is in a blue funk.

An event happened last week that twisted the knife of despair a bit more; the last US manned space flight mission ended as the Space Shuttle touched down at Kennedy Space Center. It was a good 50 year run that I personally thought would never end.

Final Space Shuttle Landing at Cape Canaveral


I have enough years under my belt to remember most of the manned space program, it was always an interest of mine and I assumed it would always be around to innovate, explore and inspire. Mercury, Gemini and Apollo......those names were known by all and generated excitement all over the world. Obviously, the lunar landings were the pinnacle of the manned missions.

Schematic of Mercury Spacecraft


Original Mercury Astronauts
Gemini Space Capsule
Apollo Schematic
Lunar Excursion Module. Your mobile phone has more computing power than this thing did! Yet they pulled it off!
The Eagle has Landed
Us Americans just HAD to get a car up there


The moon shots would prove hard acts to follow. The Space Shuttle was already on the drawing board during the Apollo program. It was conceived as a vehicle to usher in the next phase of space exploration, sustainability.. The design was to contain many reusable parts. Compared to the sleek Saturn V rockets of the Apollo program, the Shuttle was chunky and utilitarian as befitted its mission of hauling stuff into low Earth orbit.

The Space Shuttle failed to captivate the imagination of the public.The mission was boring but ended up productive.
Saturn V used in the Apollo Program

Saturn V Liftoff, Loud and Sexy!


Predictably, as the excitement and danger of the previous far reaching missions gave way to a "space truck" taking lab rats into low orbit, public interest waned even though a lot of valuable research was done that resulted in many things we take for granted today. The Shuttle program, although productive, just wasn't sexy.

The Space Shuttle needed to be retired. It was old technology even when it was new and proved to be way more troublesome and expensive than imagined. It never achieved the goal of almost monthly launches as envisioned by its architects.We lost two of them, Challenger and Discovery.. Challenger from brittle O rings and Discovery from some bad ceramic heat tiles. Time to put the old girl back in the barn.

Challenger Explosion


What upsets me is that there is no replacement on the horizon. For the first time in 50 years, the US is incapable of sending a human into space. Now we have to hitch a very expensive ride on Russia's Soyuz capsule that was designed in the 1960's. The Soyuz is currently the only game in town.

Russian Soyuz in Orbit
Soyuz Schematic
A Not so Subtle Soyuz Landing in Kazakhstan, Hey, But It Works!!!

Soyuz Post Landing. Vodka consumption  is part of the re-entry checklist.


If they pull the plug on that relic, I hope the last astronaut leaving the multi-billion dollar International Space Station remembers to turn the lights off as it will be awhile before anyone steps foot aboard again.


International Space Station, hide the keys under the doormat when you leave..

The rocket scientists at NASA knew the Shuttle retirement was coming at least 15 years ago and just sat on their hands. Oh, they did waste $9 billion trying to develop potential replacements such as the Constellation and other programs but when things got too difficult for them, progress was not made and the money dried up, they just said "screw it" and went back to whatever rocket scientists do when they are not making rockets. There was much motion but little progress.

Once an Icon,  but has recently lost their way.


NASA has become as bloated and inefficient as the US government so I am not surprised talent and innovation do not thrive there anymore. Too bad, that wasn't the case at one time. It looks like as the NASAsaur fades into irrelevance, we have to look toward the movers and shakers in the private sector to pick up the baton to keep manned space flight alive, Profit is a strong motivator and if there is money in it for these entrepreneurs, they will make it happen. There are already some bright spots on the horizon.

Well, to make a long story short (I know, too late), America's abandonment of its manned space flight program is just another symptom of a general malaise that is lingering in the country.  For 50 years these programs were a source of pride, inspiration, and a large part of America's identity.. The manned space programs motivated people from all over the world to look up to the night sky and maybe forget for a time the dreary details of daily life. We dropped the ball.

It doesn't bother me so much that the Space Shuttle program is no more, its that there were no replacement vehicles seriously considered.  This indicates an abandonment of the pioneer and "can do" attitudes of the past that the US and Americans are known for. Lately it has seemed we are just consumers of Chinese imports, producers of dodgy financial instruments, whiny wards of the State, world policemen and contemplators of our own belly button lint. Not a good path to follow. Remember what happened to Rome when Emperor Nero was plucking his fiddle

 In general, the US has been declining in spirit and purpose for awhile now. Maybe it is the inevitable maturing of a society. We have seen this before with other countries and empires in the past. America's heyday of the 1800s -1900s are over and maybe it is time to take a breather and hopefully we will rediscover the values and drive that made the US and Americans a unique country and culture. I am intolerant of mediocrity and hope that I can see a positive change in my country soon. There is still so much potential there.
















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          Israel is wrong   

I know I'm going to catch hell for this, but it's time to say something. Israel is wrong. There aren't two sides to this anymore. I've heard all I want to hear from Israel. It's time to stop the attack on Hezbollah, withdraw back into Israel, stop firing bombs into Lebanon, and shut up for a while and let everyone else sort this out. It's not just Israel's problem. There are hundreds of millions of lives at stake in the Middle East, and this time not only has an Arab country, and that's what Hezbollah is, withstood Israel's attack, but they're also clearly justified in their response to the Israeli attack.

Hezbollah has every right to have defenses against Israel. If I'm not mistaken, Hezbollah didn't start firing rockets into Israel until they were attacked by Israel. Okay, they took two Israeli soldiers hostage. And now Israel has killed hundreds of Lebanese, destroyed large parts of the country and its infrastructure. It's enough already. Even a Jew like myself sees how wrong the Israeli position is.

Maybe there's a silver lining here, maybe Hezbollah, having won not only a military victory, but also a political victory, maybe they can see their weapons as defensive, if not now, maybe soon. Especially if the western powers help get Israel to stop attacking.

Look, I'm not a diplomat, I don't speak for a country, I'm just telling you what I think. I don't expect a thoughtful response, but enough is enough, it's time to say something.

Note: This post appeared last night, but shortly after posting it, the flames started and I decided to pull it. Then I got an email from an Israeli saying it was good I realized it was wrong and pulled it. So I put it back up. For me the turning point was listening to the Israeli ambassador to the UN blame the killing of 50 Lebanese civillians, many of them women and children, on Hezbollah, even though they were killed by an Israeli bomb. Had the tables been turned, had it been 50 Israelis, I can't imagine Israeli logic concluding that they themselves were to blame for the deaths. Israel is not just defending itself, we are defending Israel. Without our army, our arsenal, our economy, Israel would not exist. They have an impossible problem, true enough, but they're not the only ones anymore, and they're just 3 million people. I don't understand where they get their support. I'm an American Jew, first-generation, child of refugees. If anyone would support Israel, it would be me, but I don't. This war has to stop now.


          So Long, Pap   
There have been a lot of things this past week that I've wanted to write about. The 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and how Buzz Aldrin's rallying cry to push onward to Mars is a gleaming rocket of hope to outer space dreamers like myself. The collapse of DC's last free-form/guy talk station and how it very oddly relates to a short story I've been working on the past month. Or how it looks like I'll be finally moving into a new position at work.

But I shoved everything else to the side when I got the word that my grandpa passed away. His health has been heading downward for a long while now, and he's been in hospice care for the last six months. Although it wasn't a surprise, exactly, it still stung a good bit.

My dad ask me to write an "appreciation page" to handout at his memorial gathering later today. I was happy to, although I was somewhat mystified about how to sum up his life in 500 words or less. Do I write about my memories, and how much I appreciate his willingness to raise me when my own parents weren't able? That I loved the fact that the sweet smell of pipe tobacco clung to him years after he quit smoking? Or that I was always amazed by the magical way he seemed to make friends everywhere he went? My first draft was over six pages and I felt like I was holding back. In the end I just stuck to the bare facts and came up with something that I hope people will like.

He wasn't a war hero. He didn't create great art. He didn't start his own company----in fact, his father's business fell apart when he took over. But he was, and always will be, the measure of what makes a great man in my mind. I know in a rational sense that he was in pain and that death at this point was probably the best thing for him. But I have an aching spot inside me that misses him and I know that spot will ache the the rest of my life.

Excelsior

          'All Star Chris Paul verruilt LA Clippers voor Houston Rockets'   
Houston Rockets neemt Chris Paul over van Los Angeles Clippers. De 32-jarige point guard verkast naar de ploeg uit Texas in ruil voor vier andere spelers.
          Comment on Beta News – Flash Player NPAPI for Linux by Just in Beaver   
Acrobat Reader? Probably not, unless the demand skyrockets. Why would you want to run it on a FOSS distro? There are alternatives, including but not limited to "Evince." Check your distro's repository and Google for additional FOSS programs for PDFs.
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          "Because if we get hit by a train, we're going to die and we're going to hell"   

Hey, gang

Jim Hill here. My apologies for JHM going dark for three days last week. But between my Mom going in for gall bladder surgery on Monday and my Dad winding up in the emergency room with heart palpitations on Friday (Not to mention that brownout in New Jersey as well as the 60 MPH windstorm in New Hampshire), everything that I had originally planned on posting on this site last week wound up being put on hold while we picked up the pieces around here.

Speaking of pieces ... One of the articles that unfortunately wound up getting delayed was a terrific Father's Day column that Ron Schneider wrote. Which -- even though it's a day late -- still offers lots of great advice about how a daddy & a daughter can make the most of their day at a Disney theme park.

So settle back now and enjoy Ron's latest literary effort. And with any amount of luck (More importantly, provided that Mother Nature behaves herself and/or no more Hills wind up in the hospital) JHM will be back on schedule tomorrow.

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“Disneyland started with a father who wondered why couldn't there be something built, some place where the parents and the children could have fun together” – Walt Disney
 

Through decades of Disneyland visits, first as a fan then as a cast member, no single trip stands out for me like taking my daughter Katie to the park when she was six. She had visited dozens of times with her mother to watch me perform at the Golden Horseshoe. She'd sit in the box onstage and clap and laugh and I'd bounce my 'teeth' off her head during the 'Pecos Bill' number. Katie had even celebrated her first birthday backstage with the Golden Horseshoe cast.

But from the time I moved away to Florida until a visit to California when she was six, she had never been to a Magic Kingdom. Thus, when the two of us set out for two whole days at Disneyland, she had no memory of the place and no idea what to expect. Driving out on the Antelope Freeway Katie spies a huge water slide by the side of the road. “Oh, Daddy, can we go there?” 

I have to laugh. “You don't understand, darling. Disneyland is better than that. It's better than anything.” My plan is to spend the first day in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland; then take her straight into Adventureland and Frontierland the next day and blow her little mind.

Once inside Fantasyland I take her straight to my childhood favorite, Peter Pan's Flight. As we step up to the load area, Katie asks me, “Daddy, what happens in here?”


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What can I tell her? I don't want her to be nervous, I don't want to spoil anything. I decide to try this: “Honey, I have no idea.” And that's what I do for the next two days. As a result, every attraction is a voyage of discovery that we make together. 

Over at my favorite spot, Snow White's Wishing Well, we run into Captain Hook and Mr. Smee. Since there are no other kids around (which should give you an idea of how long ago this was) the pirates play with us for five minutes, teaching Katie to curtsy and dance the minuet. As we're walking away, heading down Main Street to grab some curb for the three o'clock parade, she asks me, “Daddy, where do Mickey and Minnie go when Disneyland closes?” I tell her they go home. 

“No, they don't. The people go home. The costumes stay here.” Well, I'm impressed – only 6 years old and she already knows Company Policy. We walk in silence for another minute, then I hear a gasp of recognition. With an amazed look on her face she tells me, “You play the part!” Up to now Katie's known that I was somehow connected to Dreamfinder, but this is the moment she realizes what Daddy does for a buck.

This was back when someone thought Disneyland needed to add seasonal themes to be entertaining, like "Circus Fantasy" or "Blast to the Past." The afternoon parade has a '50s theme, featuring a troupe of celebrity look-alikes of the period: Superman, the Lone Ranger & Tonto, bogus Mouseketeers. We're enjoying the show when Katie spots Lucy & Ricky Ricardo. She jumps up from the curb and runs into the street to throw her arms around Lucy's legs in a happy hug. Lucy looks at her partner and whines, “Ricky, is this one of your girlfriends?” Ricky Ricardo walks my daughter back to me on the curb; it took her the rest of the day to get over that.

The next day Katie gets to steer the Mark Twain and has her first cotton candy (complete with the attendant stomach ache). The only low point for me is halfway through the Enchanted Tiki Room (a personal favorite) when she asks, “Daddy, when is this going to be over?” I take the hint and we sneak out the back door.

We have a tense moment while waiting to board Star Tours. “Daddy, I'm scared.” I explain that we are going on an imaginary trip to outer space; that it will feel real, but it's not. Thus reassured, Katie hops aboard our Star Speeder and loves the whole trip.

Katie also gets nervous while exploring Injun Joe's Cave, so I take her hand and let her set the pace. When she spots daylight, she lets go my hand and runs for the exit. As soon as she's outside, she turns to me with a smile and says, “Let's go again!” (She says this same thing after every ride.)

I often advise new parents to hold off taking their kids to Disneyland as long as possible. I've found that children who grow up riding Pirates of the Caribbean over and over often come to think of it as just a boat ride with waterfalls. Space Mountain becomes just a roller coaster without ever being a rocket trip into space. By waiting until my little girl was old enough to understand – yet young enough to believe -- I had set us both up for an amazing experience.


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My wish for every father is to make this same 'voyage of discovery' with your child. The world has enough commonplace thrills in it; they can be found at the side of any freeway in America. There are far too few flights of fancy... and these moments when our children want us to tag along are fleeting.

I've saved the best for last. Here is my all-time favorite memory of Disneyland:

We are approaching the load area for Mr. Toad's Wild Ride when Katie spies the cars. “Oh, Daddy, can I drive?”

“I don't know. You've never driven before. You're kinda young... “

“Oh, PLEASE!!”

I give it some thought. “Tell you what. You can drive on two conditions. You have to go exactly where I tell you to go – “

“I will. I promise.”

“And don't get us hit by a train.”

“I won't!”

“Because if we get hit by a train, we're going to die and we're going to hell.”

“I won't, I'll be careful!”

So we get in the car and it pulls forward and it looks like we should turn left and leave the building. I tell Katie, “Turn left.” She turns the wheel left and the car goes right and busts through a wall. I scream at her, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! LOOK OUT FOR THE FIREPLACE!!” And so it goes through the whole ride.

I grab the wheel and we're both trying to steer and I'm screaming like a frightened kid while she's laughing so hard she can't catch her breath. And wouldn't you know it? She drives us right into a tunnel and a head-on collision with a train. Women drivers.

As we're driving through Disney's vision of Cartoon Hell with demons all around, I ask my daughter, “Didn't I tell you NOT to get us hit by a train?!” She's still laughing as we stagger off to our next adventure.

Isn't that a great bit of fatherly advice? Now here's another piece of advice ... If you liked today's column, make plans now to pick up a copy of Ron Schneider's memoirs, "Themes, Dreams & Schemes: 40 Years Behind a Nametag." Which should be on store shelves sometime in late 2008 / early 2009.


          Future Editorial September 22, 2020   
“Your Shoelace is untied”

It’s a famous line, you're looking ahead and something takes you off track and wallops you down.

That’s what happened to GM, Ford and the former Chrysler Corporation in CY 2008 when suddenly without notice the price of crude oil sky-rocketed towards the $150 per barrel mark, as brokers (based in London) speculated short positions on oil indexes without any regulation - other than those of greed.

Thus with the cost of oil rising almost out of control, Detroit’s big 3 slashed truck production, planned smaller fuel efficient cars and laid off thousands of workers.

Former President Obama’s “Big 3 Bail or Fail” plan of 2009 accelerated the demise of US auto makers by providing tax credits for smaller unprofitable cars at a time when US and Global oil production started its steady rise as China, India and Russian economies slowed during the mid 10’s.

US Alaskan Oil (symbol “USAO”) and former Vice Presidential candidate Sara Palin stated “back in 2008 US politicians sold the American public on global warming scams and sheer oil shortages because of increasing world demand. We now know the gas crisis of 2008 was nothing more than manipulation and unfortunately the former Big 3 automakers suffered the worst”.

Kia Motors (Ford's Parent Company) CEO Mark Fields stated today that “as long as large US cars and trucks get over 35 MPG and the price of gas stays at $5.95 per gallon we see no need to plan smaller car and truck platforms for the US market any time soon. We learn by our mistakes”.

Brent crude oil closed today at $125 a barrel – its lowest levels since 2014 this at time when wind power tax credits have peaked with little or no new wind energy farms on the horizon.
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Well its possible!!!
          RELEASE TOUR FOR BITTER LEGACY   

BITTER LEGACY
 by C.B. Clark

Genre: Romantic Suspense


Sharla-Jean Bromley returns to her hometown after a seventeen-year absence with vengeance in her heart. From the very beginning, her plans go awry when she meets devastatingly handsome Josh Morgan, the man to whom her father left half of his multi-million dollar lumber mill.

Josh, suspicious of Sharla-Jean’s reasons for returning to town after such a long absence, vows to keep control of the company he feels is rightfully his. She is equally determined to prove she can run her father’s mill, even though it means working side-by-side with Josh, a man whose very presence evokes an attraction that is increasingly difficult for her to ignore. In the process, they must overcome a villain who’s determined to destroy both the lumber mill and their lives.

Will Sharla-Jean succeed and heal the anguish that has long filled her soul? Wills he and Josh find the passion of a lifetime?


Excerpt #1

Fire!

Even as the dreaded word reared like a monster inside her head, a thin trickle of smoke crept out of the dark storage room. Terrifying images of flame, smoke and searing heat threatened to overwhelm her. For a nightmare second, she was back in the midst of scorching heat and roaring flames.

Using all her strength of will, she tore free of the chilling memories. Instead of fleeing, she placed one wobbly step in front of the other and shuffled toward the storage room. Her nostrils flared at the acrid tang of gasoline and smoke. With a shaking hand, she gripped the door handle and opened the door.

A figure burst out of the darkness, crashing into her, knocking her back.

She yelped at the pain of the blow and the shock of falling. A jolt of agony and blinding light as her head hit something hard.

Heavy boots pounded across the tile floor. Cold air washed over her. And then darkness.

Excerpt #2

“Tell me,” he sneered, lowering his voice, enunciating each word as if he were speaking to a child, “before you set the fire, did you even consider how losing the Mill would affect so many people’s lives? How did you think the employees were going to feed their families?”

The unfairness of his accusation rocketed through her, and she shot to her feet. “You don’t know anything, not a damn thing. Did you or anyone else in this town stop to ask why I would set fire to Bromley Forest Products, what I would gain?” Unable to face the contempt on his face, she stormed across the room toward the door, determined to get out of the office and away from him.

“So tell me what really happened. I’m listening”

His quiet voice, filled not with his earlier anger, but a note of compassion, seeped through her turmoil. She removed her hand from the door handle and swung toward him. For a second, the briefest heartbeat, she wanted to tell him, to finally reveal the truth. But she shook her head. “You wouldn’t understand. You’re just like everyone else. You think my father was wonderful, and I’m the devil who broke his heart.”

“I picture you many ways, Sharla-Jean, but never as a coward.” He arched a dark brow. “Anyone who’d wear that red dress to her father’s funeral isn’t frightened of anything.”

Excerpt #3

As if in a daze, he opened the door of the truck and climbed out. The full horror of the hellish scene rose before him. On wooden legs, he stumbled toward the chaos. Acrid smoke filled his lungs and stung his eyes. Coughing, tears streaming down his cheeks, he trudged onward.

A loud, piercing scream of protesting metal rent the air. He stared in morbid fascination as the metal roof of the sawmill buckled and collapsed in a monstrous roar that shook the ground. Showers of searing sparks swirled in the air, stinging as they landed on his arms, his neck, scorching his face.

One plodding step at a time, he drew nearer to the roaring flames. His skin prickled and tightened with the searing heat. A heavy cloak of thick, black smoke filled the air, searing deep into his lungs.

Another roar, like a ravenous beast, shattered the air, and the roof of the planer mill collapsed, leaving a blackened skeleton in its wake. Glowing hot ash, burst into the air, lighting on the orderly piles of kiln-dried lumber, setting them ablaze. A coal landed on his arm stinging and singeing. He brushed off the burning ember, transfixed by the conflagration before him.

CB Clark is the author of three romantic suspense novels published by The Wild Rose Press. ‘My Brother’s Sins’ and ‘Cherished Secrets’ were published in 2016, and ‘Bitter Legacy’ in June, 2017. CB has always loved reading, especially romances, but it wasn’t until she lost her voice for a year that she considered writing her own romantic suspense stories. She grew up in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Yukon. Graduating with a degree in Anthropology and Archaeology, she has worked as an archaeologist and an educator. She enjoys hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing with her husband and dog near her home in the wilderness of central British Columbia.

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          'Rick and Morty' update brings Mr. Poopybutthole to 'Rocket League'   
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Ah jeez, the Rick and Morty universe is colliding with Rocket League for the game's second anniversary, introducing new Rick and Morty cosmetics for your rocket-powered car collection.

SEE ALSO: NBC breaks into esports, starting with 'Rocket League'

The anniversary update, coming July 5, will include a handful of Rick and Morty items that will drop as common-level items after online matches. There are Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith antennas, car toppers featuring a Mr. Meeseeks, a Cromulon, and Mr. Poopybutthole, a cartoony rocket boost trail, and portal wheels.

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          The Miracle Material, Royalex   

Paddlers called the tire-makers generic canoes “Warsaw Rockets,” after the Indiana town where they were produced. They praised their durability but not their performance.

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          Brooke at camp   
Wanted to share this fun little sampling of a moment at camp that I had while watching Brooke.

It shows her personality perfectly.

While she is tall and gorgeous, she's also a bit uncoordinated and not much for upper body strength.

She loved the swimming hole. We were there every afternoon.














She got out to the floating rock climbing wall.















And tried and tried to get on it. I'm not sure I could have gotten on it, that round tube part at the bottom would spin when you would grab it. I didn't see a lot of kids on it the whole week actually. But she tried several times, giggling everytime she fell back in.

Then she decided to swim over to the rocket thing and try to get on it. I watched her try for about 20 minutes. Her friends were trying to help her out, and she was trying her darndest but just couldn't do it. Giggled everytime she fell back in.














Finally, she swam over to the floating dock, and got right up the ladder, and proceeded to have a blast out there, jumping in, hanging with friends. Giggling the entire time.















That's one of Brooke's best qualities. Her exuberance for life. She just had FUN. Even if she couldn't get on the rock climbing thing. Or the rocket. She had fun trying, then found something she could do, and had more fun.

I love that girl's spirit. It was such a joy to get to watch it in action from the sidelines like that. 

Too bad I wasn't a nice enough mommy to swim all the way out there in the 75 degree water to help her get on one of the inflatable things :)
          Critics of Hollywood Asian “whitewashing” come up with a John Cho-based solution   
How many of these “actor-swapped” movies would you watch? With the casting of Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell movie causing a flurry of both negative and apathetic reactions, the issue of Hollywood whitewashing has been a trending topic of conversation. Some suggest there aren’t enough big-name Asian stars capable of carrying movies, while others […]
          Can ‘Make Me Asian’ App Make Japanese People Look Asian Too? We Investigate   
Recently a lot of Asian Americans are getting their pantsu in a bunch about an Android app called “Make Me Asian” that allows users to slant their eyes, yellow their skin and add other stereotypical Asian features to their photos. Critics say the app uses dated and racist stereotypes that marginalize and humiliate Asian Americans. […]
          The 99% pay more for electricity in NC   

Duke Energy’s electricity rates are poised to continue skyrocketing over the next few years, but only some customers will feel the burn. While the utility lures the world’s elite technology giants to NC by offering cheap electricity, captive small business and residential customers are charged higher rates. The rate structure is patently unfair and is ...

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          honda cbr 125   
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          Ducati ST2, FSH, excellent condition   
1999, just serviced, new belts, battery, chain and sprockets, bearings, good BT021s, overall excellent condition.
          CBR 125 '04' 27k miles   
FOR SALE CBR 125 Black, Clean Bike Email me @ SemiLogical@Rocketmail.com Twitter @Semilogical Offers in the region of £1500 27k miles, 12 months MOT
          Aprilia Rs250 Two Stroke Gp Replica rare low mileage example   
Selling my lovely little RS250. 1999 mark 2 version of this highly sought after 2 stroke race replica with low mileage of 7334. no need to explain the condition, as you can see from the pics, its very well looked after. It has a number of modifications over standard which make it look quite unique. Modifications: Tyga GP style stainless steel expansion chambers with alloy Tyga end cans. Gilles Tooling GP-Lite Clip ons with Renthal medium grips. Carbon Fibre front Mudguard. Carbon Fibre Hugger. Carbon Fibre clock surround, yoke protector, fork adjusters and heel plates. Marchesini wheels. Talon front and rear sprockets (rear 2 up on standard). Renthal R3 chain. Hel braided brake lines-electric blue with red fittings. Fitted with Dunlop GPR Alpha 10 tyres about 500 miles use. Original exhaust (both sides) and brake fittings inc in sale. Used with Premium unleaded and MOTUL 710 (4 litres inc in sale) at all times. TAX + TEST until end of feb 2011. For all the information and help you could ever want on running and owning these machines, great comunity support here - http://www.rgv250.co.uk/forums/ http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/index.php http://www.tjtuning.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=8 http://www.apriliatalk.com/forums/aprilia-rs-forum-rs50-rs125-rs250/ http://www.visordown.com/forum/forumthreads.asp?dt=4&URN=20&V=5&SP= Please call james on 0141 427 5974 or 07753 490429
          2001 Aprilia Rs125 33bhp 12 Month Mot Swap Enduro/Motocross   
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          Yamaha XVS 250   
2003 Yamaha XVS 250cc Dragtar. New front and rear tires. Sprockets and chain just replaced. Mot till Dec 2010. Excellent first motorbike.
          for sale beamish suzuki rl 325   
up for sale is my beamish that has been looked after like a mistrass it is in outstanding order , the bike has only done 353 miles still on its std piston and has the boreing marks in from the factory , the chrome on the frame is as from the factory as are the stickers this realy is a genuin bike one for the collectors, new chain srockets ,tyre's ,rear shocks, oils ,seals and bar's
          KTM sx 450cc motorcross   
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          KTM sx 450cc motorcross   
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          KTM sx 450cc motorcross   
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          KTM sx 450cc motorcross   
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          Fast Buggies XB35- 250cc Dirt Bike fastbuggies.co.uk   
This Item Has Free Delivery To Main Land UKXB35- 250ccXB Moto xXB moto is a lass leader in manufacturing durable and fast moto x bikes to suit all ability levels. They are classed as leisure bikes and are well suited to NON race applications. Each model has had hundreds of hours of testing to ensure quality levels are excellent throughough. The suspension systems will cope with jumping and the engines will provide years of faultless service. These bikes are very well priced but that does not mean you should be comparing them to the multitude of pit bikes or chin ease products on the market think of this range as ideal gateway bikes into the world of all things moto x.250cc Loncin EngineRear Shock with triple linkerFront wheel: 21"Hinterrad: 18"5.5 L fuel Tank. Big Fuel Tank CapacityNGK Spark plugKMC ChainWind-guide wing.30mm Japanese Carburetor. Power: 20 PS Adjustable Front Inversion Sport Forks. TAIWAN Rear Adjustable GAS Shock.Longer vehicle length and it is more comfortable to driver(197 x 82 x 118cm).100% Aluminum Parts.SPECIFICATIONSEngine: 250cc / 4 stroke,single CylinderMax Power: 14.7KW / 6500 ± 5%r / minCompression Ratio: 9.2 : 1Cooling System: Air CoolingBore*Stroke: 67mm x 65mmStarter: Kick + Electric StartIgnition means: CDICarburetor: 30mm Japanese Carburetor, double floatGearshift Mode: 5 gear, 5 speed,manual (1-0-2-3-4-5)Engine and Rear Sprocket: 17/60 toothFront shock: Adjustable Inverted hydraulic shockRear shock: Adjustable Air bag shock absorptionBrakes: Front and Rear Hydraulic Disk BrakesSeater height: 930 mmWheel Base: 1310 mmGround Clearance: 330mmFront Wheel Size: 70/100 - 21"Rear Wheel Size: 90/100 - 18"Frame: SteelProducts size: 197 x 82 x 118 cmCarton Size: 170 x 76 x 75 cmTank Capacity: 5.5 L 1.1 reserveMax Speed: 100km/h dependent on the weight of riderGross Weight / Net Weight: 138kg / 112kgLoad: < 175kg
          Fast Buggies XB33A- 140cc Dirt Bike fastbuggies.co.uk   
This Item Has Free Delivery To Main Land UKXB33A- 140ccXB Moto xXB moto is a lass leader in manufacturing durable and fast moto x bikes to suit all ability levels. They are classed as leisure bikes and are well suited to NON race applications. Each model has had hundreds of hours of testing to ensure quality levels are excellent throughough. The suspension systems will cope with jumping and the engines will provide years of faultless service. These bikes are very well priced but that does not mean you should be comparing them to the multitude of pit bikes or chin ease products on the market think of this range as ideal gateway bikes into the world of all things moto x.Rear Shock with triple linker140CCM Oil coolingFront Inversion Sport Forks.Front Wheel Size: 2,5 - 17"Rear Wheel Size: 3,0 - 14"100% Aluminum Parts.NGK Spark plugKMC ChainWind-guide wing.27mm Japanese Carburetor. Power: 13 PS TAIWAN Rear GAS Shock.Longer vehicle length and it is more comfortable to driver(182 x 80 x 108cm).Engine: 140cc / 4 stroke,single CylinderMax Power: 9,5KW / 7500r / minCompression Ratio: 9.5 : 1Cooling System: Oil CoolingBore*Stroke: 54mm x 54mmStarter: Kick StartIgnition means: CDICarburetor: 27mm Japanese Carburetor, double floatGearshift Mode: 4 gear, 4 speed,manualEngine and Rear Sprocket: 16/23 toothFront shock: Inverted hydraulic shockRear shock: Air bag shock absorption with triple linkerBrakes: Front and Rear Hydraulic Disk BrakesSeater height: 850 mmWheel Base: 1280 mmGround Clearance: 400mmFront Wheel Size: 2,5 - 17"Rear Wheel Size: 3,0 - 14"Frame: SteelProducts size(LxWxH): 182 x 80 x 108 cmCarton Size: 160 x 38 x 77 cmTank Capacity: 3 L 0.8 reserveMax Speed: 100km/h dependent on the weight of riderGross Weight / Net Weight: 101kg / 80kgLoad: < 150kgOff-RoadCE and ISO9001:2000 Certificate
          BOMBARDIER DS 650 X QUAD. ROAD LEGAL   
06 DSX.top spec.t&t alloys,scortcher road tyres,tuned exhaust,upgraded sprockets 85mph easy,offroad wheels and tyre set,big IMS tank lovely machine in great condition,just had full service,new brakes and wheel bearings,bargain for quick sale
          KTM sx 450cc motorcross   
KTM SX 450CC motorcross 2005 model ,Black & orange , bike is in great condition , new tyres chain & sprocket, need extra space in garage so have to sell bikes, bike has been stored in heated garage since purchase £2000 ovno, any questions please phone TEL; 01259214192 MOB ; 07753129148
          KTM sx 450cc motorcross   
KTM SX 450CC motorcross 2005 model ,Black & orange , bike is in great condition , new tyres chain & sprocket, need extra space in garage so have to sell bikes, bike has been stored in heated garage since purchase £2000 ovno, any questions please phone TEL; 01259214192 MOB ; 07753129148
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genuine bsa a10 rocket 1959rev counter u.s tank tls, recent engine rebuild. excellent condition
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          2005 KTM 640 ADVENTURE-R 625cc Exceptional condition   
20,563 miles Five speed manual Exceptional & very original condition throughout. Last serviced at 18,325 miles, July 2008. Rear tyre excellent condition, but front tyre will need replacing within the next 1000 to 2000 miles Chain & sprockets excellent, currently fitted with 16:40 for good road gearing. Brake pads are also in excellent condition. Centre stand fitted & original side stand will be included. The original KTM briefcase with all of the original KTM operator’s manuals, service receipts etc. are included along with TWO original KTM keys. Complete original KTM tool kit included. The bike really is in superb condition & I will be sorry to see it sold, but I want a Triumph Tiger & simply can’t justify two bikes.
          honda cr 125 2003   
honda cr 125 2003 very fast new chain sprockets, brake pads, handle bars, piston ring. could do with some new fork seals but fine to use
          Penemu Sepanjang Masa   
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* Al-Jazari, (12th century), Mesopotamia — Crankshaft
* Archimedes, (c 287 BC-212 BC), Greece — Archimedes screw
* Ami Argand, (1750-1803), France — Argand lamp
* Edwin H. Armstrong,(1890-1954), USA — FM radio
* William George Armstrong, (1810-1900), UK — hydraulic crane
* Joseph Aspdin, (1788-1855), England — Portland cement
* John Vincent Atanasoff, (1903-1995), United States — modern programmable computer
* Neil Arnott, (1788-1874), UK — waterbed

B


* Charles Babbage, (1791-1871), UK — Analytical engine
* Roger Bacon, (1214-1292), England — magnifying glass
* Leo Baekeland, (1863-1944), Belgian–American — Velox photographic paper and Bakelite
* Ralph H. Baer, (1922-), German born American — video game console
* John Logie Baird, (1888-1946), Uk — an electromechanical television
* Donat Banki, (1859-1922), Hungary — inventor of the carburetor
* John Bardeen, (1908-1991), USA — co-inventor of the transistor
* Anthony R. Barringer Canadian – American — INPUT (Induced Pulse Transient) airborne electromagnetic system
* Earl W. Bascom, (1906-1995), Canada and United States — side-delivery rodeo chute, hornless rodeo saddle, rodeo bareback rigging, rodeo chaps
* Eugen Baumann, (1846-1896), Germany — PVC
* Trevor Baylis, (1937-), UK — a wind-up radio
* Francis Beaufort, (1774-1857), France — Beaufort scale
* Arnold O. Beckman, (1900-2004), USA — pH meter
* Alexander Graham Bell, (1847-1922), Canada — telephone
* Karl Benz, (1844-1929), Germany — the petrol-powered automobile
* Emile Berliner, (1851-1929), Germany and USA — the disc record gramophone
* Tim Berners-Lee, (1955-), UK — with Robert Cailliau, the World Wide Web
* Bi Sheng (Chinese:畢昇), (ca.990-1052), China — clay movable type printing
* Laszlo Biro, (1899-1985), Hungary — modern ballpoint pen
* J. Stuart Blackton, (1875-1941), USA — stop-motion film
* Otto Blathy (1860-1939), Hungary — co-inventor of the transformer, wattmeter, alternating current (AC) and turbogenerator
* Katharine B. Blodgett, (1898-1979), UK — nonreflective glass
* Nils Bohlin, (1920-2002), Sweden — the three-point seat belt
* Joseph-Armand Bombardier, (1907-1964), Canada — snowmobile
* Robert W. Bower, (1936-), USA — self-aligned–gate MOSFET
* Seth Boyden, (1788-1870), USA — nail-making machine
* Walter Houser Brattain, (1902-1987), USA — co-inventor of the transistor
* Louis Braille, (1809-1852), France — the Braille writing system
* Karl Ferdinand Braun, (1850-1918), Germany — cathode-ray tube oscilloscope
* Harry Brearley, (1871-1948), UK — stainless steel
* John Moses Browning, (1855-1926), USA — automatic handgun
* Edwin Beard Budding, (1795-1846), UK — lawnmower

C


* C`ai Lun, (50 AD - 121), China — paper
* Marvin Camras, (1916 - 1995), USA — magnetic recording
* Chester Carlson, (1906-1968), USA — Xerography
* Wallace Carothers, (1896-1937), USA — Nylon
* Dennis Charter, (1952-), Australia — Secure Electronic Payment System
* Adrian Chernoff, (1971-), USA — GM Autonomy, GM Hy-wire, Rubber Bandits
* Niels Christensen (1865- 1952), USA — O-ring
* Samuel Hunter Christie, (1784-1865), UK — Wheatstone bridge
* Christopher Cockerell, (1910-1999), UK — Hovercraft
* Jacques Cousteau, (1910-1997), France — co-inventor of the aqualung and the Nikonos underwater camera
* Aeneas Coffey, (1780-1852), Ireland, heat exchanger, inventor of the Coffey still
* Holger Crafoord, (1908-1982), Sweden — inventor of the artificial kidney
* János Csonka, (1852-1939), Hungary — co-inventor of carburetor
* Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, (1725-1804), France — automobile
* Juan de la Cierva, (1895-1936), Spain — the autogyro
* William Cullen, (1710-1790), UK — first artificial refrigerator
* Glenn Curtiss, (1878 - 1930), USA — ailerons
* Corliss Orville Burandt, USA — Variable valve timing
* Joseph Constantine Carpue, (1764-1846), France — rhinoplastic surgery
* Joseph Bienaimé Caventou, (1795-1877), France — caffeine, chlorophyll, strychnine
* George Cayley, (1773-1857), (UK) — tension-spoke wheels, Caterpillar track
* Georges Claude, (1870-1960), France — neon lamp
* Josephine Cochrane, (1839-1913), USA — dishwasher
* Cornelis Corneliszoon, (1550-1607), The Netherlands — sawmill
* Bartolomeo Cristofori, (1655-1731), Italy — piano
* William Cumberland Cruikshank, (1745-1800), UK — chlorinated water

D


* Gustaf Dalen, (1869-1937), Sweden — AGA cooker; Dalen Light; Agamassan
* Salvino D'Armate, (?-?), Italy — credited for inventing eyeglasses in 1284
* Joseph Day, (1855-1946), UK — the crankcase compression two stroke engine
* Lee DeForest, (1873-1961), USA — triode
* Sir James Dewar, (1842-1923), UK — Thermos flask
* Miksa Deri (1854-1938), Hungary — co-inventor of transformer
* William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, (1860-1935), UK — motion picture camera
* Rudolf Diesel, (1858-1913), Germany — Diesel engine
* William H. Dobelle, (1943-2004), United States — first functioning artificial eye
* Karl Drais, (1785-1851), Germany — dandy horse (Draisine)
* Cornelius Drebbel, (1572-1633), The Netherlands — first navigable submarine
* Richard Drew, (1899-1980), USA — Sticky Tape
* Charles Brace Darrow, (1889-1967). USA — Monopoly
* Jacob Davis, (1868-1908), USA — riveted jeans
* Edmund Davy, (1785-1857), Ireland — acetylene
* Humphry Davy, (1778-1829), UK — Davy miners lamp
* Bryan Donkin, (1768-1855), UK — print industry composition roller
* John Boyd Dunlop, (1840-1921) UK — first practical pneumatic tyre
* Karl Drais, (1785-1851), Germany — velocipede


E


* George Eastman, (1854-1932), USA — film-roll
* Thomas Edison, (1847-1931), USA — phonograph, commercially practical light bulb, motion picture projector, stock ticker, etc.
* Willem Einthoven, (1860-1927), The Netherlands — the electrocardiogram
* Douglas Engelbart, (1925-), USA — the computer mouse [1]
* Rune Elmqvist, (1857-1924), Sweden — implantable pacemaker
* John Ericsson, (1803-1889), Sweden — the two screw-propeller
* Lars Magnus Ericsson, (1846-1926), Sweden — the handheld micro telephone
* Ole Evinrude, (1877-1934), Norway — outboard motor

F


* Samuel Face, (1923-2001), USA — concrete flatness/levelness technology; Lightning Switch
* Philo Farnsworth, (1906-1971), USA — electronic television
* James Fergason, (1934-), USA — improved liquid crystal display
* Reginald Fessenden, (1866-1932), Canada — two-way radio
* Adolf Eugen Fick, (1829-1901), Germany — contact lens
* Alexander Fleming, (1881-1955), Scotland — penicillin
* Sandford Fleming, (1827-1915), inventor of Standard Universal Time (1879)
* John Ambrose Fleming, (1848-1945), England — vacuum diode
* Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790), USA — the pointed lightning rod conductor, bifocal glasses, the Franklin stove, the glass harmonica
* William Friese-Greene, (1855-1921), England — cinematography
* Buckminster Fuller, (1895-1983), USA — geodesic dome
* Gerhard Fischer, Germany/USA — hand-held metal detector
* Augustin-Jean Fresnel, (1788-1827), France — Fresnel lens
* Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, (1819-1868), France — Foucault pendulum (earth rotation), gyroscope, eddy current
* Benoît Fourneyron, (1802-1867), France — water turbine
* Enrico Fermi, (1901-1954), Italy — nuclear reactor
* Michael Faraday, (1791-1867), England — rubber balloon, electric transformer

G


* Dennis Gabor, (1900-1979), Hungary — holography
* Elmer R. Gates, (1859-1923), foam fire extinguisher, electric loom mechanisms, magnetic & diamagnetic separators, educational toy ("box & blocks")
* William Henry Gates III, (1955-), Windows operating system, chief architect of Visual Basic
* Robert Goddard, (1882-1945), USA — liquid fuel rocket
* Heinrich Göbel, (1818-1893), Germany — first functional incandescent lamp
* Peter Carl Goldmark, (1906-1977), Hungary — vinyl record (LP)
* Gordon Gould, (1920-2005), USA — co-inventor of laser
* Richard Hall Gower, (1768-1833), England — ship's hull and rigging
* Bette Nesmith Graham, (1924-1980), USA — Liquid Paper
* Chester Greenwood, (1858-1937), USA — thermal earmuffs
* James Gregory, (1638-1675), Scotland — reflecting telescope
* William Robert Grove, (1811-1896), Wales — fuel cell
* Otto von Guericke, (1602-1686), Germany — vacuum pump, manometer, dasymeter,
* Johann Gutenberg, (c 1390s-1468), Germany — modern movable type printing press
* Hans Wilhelm Geiger, (1882-1945), Germany — Geiger counter
* Henri Giffard, (1825-1882), France — powered airship, injector
* Charles Goodyear, (1800-1860), USA — vulcanization of rubber
* Samuel Guthrie, (1782 - 1848), USA — discovered chloroform
* James Henry Greathead, (1844-1896), South Africa — tunnel boring machine, tunnelling shield technique

H


* John Hadley, (1682-1744), England — the sextant
* James Hargreaves, (1720-1778), England — invented the spinning jenny
* John Harrison, (1693-1776), England — marine chronometer
* Victor Hasselblad, (1906-1978), Sweden — invented the 6 x 6 cm single-lens reflex camera
* Rudolf Hell, (1901-2002), Germany — the Hellschreiber
* Avram Hershko, (1937-), Hungary — Ubiquitin
* Jozef Karol Hell, (1713-1789), Slovakia — the water pillar
* Joseph Henry, (1797-1898), USA — electromagnetic relay
* George de Hevesy, (1885-1966), Hungary — radioactive tracer
* Erna Schneider Hoover, (1926-), USA — computerized telephone switching system
* Frank Hornby, (1863-1936), England — invented Meccano
* Heron, Greece — invented Aeolipile
* Joseph Hon – book index thumb notch system for dictionaries Patent #561888
* Christopher Hansteen, (1783-1873), Norway — discovery of terrestrial magnetism
* William Harvey, (1578-1657), England — blood circulation in the human body
* Robert A. Heinlein, (1907-1988), USA — waterbed
* Henry J. Heinz, USA — tomato ketchup
* Joseph Henry, (1797-1878), Scotland — electromagnetic relay
* Heinrich Hertz, (1857-1894), Germany — radio telegraphy, electromagnetic radiation
* Rowland Hill, (1795-1879), UK — postage stamp
* Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), (1868-1949), Germany — Aspirin
* Herman Hollerith, (1860-1929), USA — mechanical tabulator based on punched cards
* Nick Holonyak, (1928- ), USA — LED (Light Emitting Diode)
* Robert Hooke, (1635-1703), England — balance wheel, iris diaphragm
* Coenraad Johannes van Houten, (1801-1887), Netherlands — cocoa powder, cacao butter, chocolate milk
* Elias Howe, (1819-1867), USA — sewing machine
* Christiaan Huygens, (1629-1695), Netherlands — pendulum clock

I


* János Irinyi, (1817-1895), Hungary — noiseless match
* Sumio Iijima, (1939- ), Japan — nanotubes

J


* Karl Jatho, (1873-1933), Germany — aeroplane
* György Jendrassik, (1898-1954), Hungary — turboprop
* Thomas Jefferson, (1743-1826), USA — swivel chair
* Steve Jobs, (1955-), Macintosh operating system
* Carl Edvard Johansson, (1864-1943), Sweden — Gauge blocks
* Johan Petter Johansson, (1853-1943), Sweden — the pipe wrench and the modern adjustable spanner
* Nancy Johnson, USA — American version of the hand cranked ice cream machine in (1843)
* Scott A. Jones, (1960-), USA — created one of the most successful versions of voicemail as well as ChaCha Search, a human-assisted internet search engine.
* Whitcomb Judson, (1836-1909), USA — zipper

K


* Dean Kamen, (1951-), USA — Invented the Segway HT scooter and the IBOT Mobility Device
* John George Kemeny, (1926-1992), Hungary — co-inventor of BASIC
* Charles F. Kettering, (1876-1958), USA — invented automobile self-starter ignition, Freon ethyl gasoline and more
* Jack Kilby, (1923-2005), USA — patented the first integrated circuit
* Fritz Klatte, (1880-1934), Germany — vinyl chloride, forerunner to polyvinyl chloride
* Margaret Knight, (1838-1914), USA — machine that completely constructs box-bottom brown paper bags
* Ivan Knunyants, (1906-1990), Ukraine — invented Nylon-6
* Willem Johan Kolff, (1911-), Netherlands — artificial kidney hemodialysis machine
* Gleb Kotelnikov, (1872-1944), Russia — knapsack parachute
* Stephanie Kwolek, (1923-), USA — Kevlar
* John Howard Kyan (1774-1850), Ireland — The process of Kyanization used for wood preservation
* Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, (1853-1926), Netherlands — liquify helium
* Theophilus Van Kannel, revolving door (1888)
* John Harvey Kellogg, (1852-1943), cornflake breakfasts
* Robert Koch, (1843-1910), method for culturing bacteria on solid media
* Willem Johan Kolff, Netherlands/USA, (1911- ) — hemodialysis, pioneer in the field of other artificial organs

L


* Hedy Lamarr, (1913-2000), Austria and USA — Spread spectrum radio
* Edwin H. Land, (1909-1991), USA — Polaroid polarizing filters and the Land Camera
* Irving Langmuir, (1851-1957), USA — gas filled incandescent light bulb, hydrogen welding
* Lewis Latimer, (1848-1928), — worked with Thomas Edison and patented an improved lightbulb manufacturing process
* Gustav de Laval, (1845-1913), Sweden — invented the milk separator and the milking machine
* Sergei Vasiljevich Lebedev, (1874-1934), Russia — synthetic rubber
* Tim Berners-Lee, (1955- ) England — World Wide Web
* Justus von Liebig, (1803-1873), Germany — nitrogen-based fertilizer
* Frans Wilhelm Lindqvist, (1862-1931), Sweden — Kerosene stove operated by compressed air
* Archibald Low, (1882-1956), Britain — Pioneer of radio guidance systems
* Giovanni Luppis, (1813-1875), Austrian Empire (ethnical Italian) — self-propelled torpedo
* René Laënnec, (1781-1826), France — stethoscope
* Karl Landsteiner, (1868-1943), Austria — classification of blood groups
* Samuel P. Langley, (1834-1906), USA — bolometer
* John Bennet Lawes, (1814-1900), England — superphosphate or chemical fertilizer
* Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, (1632-1723), Netherlands — development of the microscope, discovery of bacteria, spermatozoa and celled organisms
* Jean-Joseph Etienne Lenoir, (1822-1900), Belgium — internal combustion engine, motorboat
* Willard Frank Libby, (1908-1980), USA — Radiocarbon dating
* Otto Lilienthal, (1848-1896), Germany — air glider
* Hans Lippershey, (1570-1619), Netherlands — telescope
* Auguste and Louis Lumière, France — Cinématographe

M


* Ma Jun, (c. 200-265 AD), China, South Pointing Chariot (for navigation, see differential gear), mechanical puppet theater, chain pumps, improved silk looms
* Charles Macintosh, (1766-1843), Scotland — waterproof raincoat, life vest
* George William Manby, (1765-1854), England — Fire extinguisher
* Guglielmo Marconi, (1874-1937), Italy — radio, transatlantic radiosignals
* John Landis Mason, (1826-1902), USA — Mason jars
* Henry Maudslay, (1771-1831), England — screw-cutting lathe, bench micrometer
* James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) and Thomas Sutton Scotland — colour photography
* John McAdam, (1756-1836), Scotland — improved "macadam" road surface
* Elijah McCoy, (1843-1929), Canada — Displacement lubricator
* Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés, (1817-1880), France — margarine
* Antonio Meucci, (1808-1889), Italy — telephone (prototype)
* Edouard Michelin, (1859-1940), France — pneumatic tyre
* Narcis Monturiol i Estarriol, (1819-1885), Spain — steam powered submarine
* Robert Moog, (1934-2005), USA — the Moog synthesizer
* Montgolfier brothers, (1740-1810) and (1745-1799), France — hot-air balloon
* John J. Montgomery, (1858-1911), USA — heavier-than-air gliders
* Samuel Morey, (1762-1843), USA — internal combustion engine
* Garrett A. Morgan, (1877-1963), USA — inventor of the gas mask, and traffic signal.
* Samuel Morse, (1791-1872), USA — telegraph
* Jozef Murgas, (1864-1929), Slovakia — inventor of the wireless telegraph (forerunner of the radio)
* William Murdoch, (1754-1839), Scotland — Gas lighting
* Pieter van Musschenbroek, (1692-1761), Netherlands — Leyden jar, pyrometer

N


* Yoshiro Nakamatsu, (1928-), Japan — Floppy disk (world record holder for over 3,000 patented inventions)
* John von Neumann, (1903-1957), Hungary — Von Neumann computer architecture
* Isaac Newton,(1642-1727), England — reflecting telescope (which reduces chromatic aberration)
* Jun-Ichi Nishizawa, (1926-), Japan — Optical communication system, SIT/SITh (Static Induction Transistor/Thyristor), Laser diode, PIN diode
* Alfred Nobel, (1833-1896), Sweden — dynamite
* Carl Rickard Nyberg, (1858-1939), Sweden — the blowtorch
* John Napier, (1550-1617), Scotland — logarithms
* James Nasmyth, (1808-1890), Scotland — steam hammer
* Joseph Nicephore Niépce, (1765-1833), France — photography

O


* Theophil Wilgodt Odhner, (1845-1903), Sweden — the Odhner Arithmometer, a mechanical calculator
* Elisha Otis, (1811-1861), USA — passenger elevator with safety device
* J. Robert Oppenheimer , (1904-1967), USA — the father of the atomic Dome
* Hans Christian Ørsted, (1777-1851), Denmark — electromagnetism, aluminium

P


* Helge Palmcrantz, (1842-1880), Sweden — the multi-barrel, lever-actuated, machine gun
* Les Paul, (1915-), USA — Multitrack recording
* Spede Pasanen, (1930-2001), Finland — The ski jumping sling
* Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, (1871-1922), Croatia — mechanical pencil
* Gustaf Erik Pasch, (1788-1862), Sweden — the safety match
* Arthur Paul Pedrick, England — chromatically selective cat flap and others
* Henry Perky, (1843-1906), USA — Shredded wheat
* Peter Petroff, (1919-2004), Bulgaria — digital wrist watch, heart monitor, weather instruments
* Christopher Polhem, (1661-1751), Sweden — the modern padlock
* Olivia Poole, (1889-1975), USA, — the Jolly Jumper baby harness
* Baltzar von Platen, (1898-1984), Sweden — refrigerator
* Mihajlo Pupin, (1858-1935), Serbia — pupinization (loading coils), tunable oscillator
* Tivadar Puskas, (1844-1893), Hungary — telephone exchange
* Daniel David Palmer, (1845-1913), Canada — Chiropractic
* Luigi Palmieri, (1807-1896), Italy — seismometer
* Alexander Parkes, (1831-1890), England — celluloid
* Blaise Pascal, (1623-1662), France — barometer
* Charles Algernon Parsons, (1854-1931), British — steam turbine
* John Pemberton, (1831-1888), USA — Coca-Cola
* Joseph Plateau, (1801-1883), Belgium — phenakistiscope (stroboscope)
* James Leonard Plimpton, USA — roller skates
* George Pullman, (1831-1897), USA — Pullman sleep wagon

Q


R


* Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, (1845-1923), Germany — the X-ray machine
* Josef Ressel, (1793-1857), Czechoslovakia — ship propeller
* John Roebuck, (1718-1794) England — lead chamber process for sulfuric acid synthesis
* Erno Rubik, (1944-), Hungary — Rubik's cube, Rubik's Magic and Rubik's Clock
* Karl von Reichenbach, (1788-1869), paraffin, creosote oil, phenol
* Ira Remsen, (1646-1927), USA — saccharin
* Charles Francis Richter, (1900-1985), USA — Richter magnitude scale
* Ernst Ruska, (1906-1988), Germany — electron microscope

S


* Hassan Kamel Al-Sabbah, (1895-1935), Lebanon — solar power, cathode ray tube
* Kees A. Schouhamer Immink (1946- ), Netherlands Major contributor to development of Compact Disc
* Augustus Siebe, (1788-1872), Saxony&England Inventor of the standard diving dress
* Alberto Santos-Dumont, (1873-1932), Brazil — non-rigid airship and airplane
* Isidor Sauers, (1948- ), inventor of a process for measuring the degradation of SF6 in high-voltage systems
* Adolphe Sax, (1814-1894), Belgium — saxophone
* Christian Schnabel (1878-1936), German, designed simplistic food cutleries
* August Schrader, USA — Schrader valve for Pneumatic tire
* David Schwarz, (1852-1897), Croatia, — rigid ship, later called Zeppelin
* Bela Schick, (1877-1967), Hungary — diphtheria test
* Iwan Serrurier, (active 1920s), Netherlands/USA — inventor of the Moviola for film editing.
* Mark Serrurier, (190?-1988), USA — Serrurier truss for Optical telescopes
* William Bradford Shockley, (1910-1989), USA — co-inventor of transistor
* Werner von Siemens, (1816-1892), Germany — an electromechanical "dynamic"
* Sir William Siemens, (1823-1883), Germany — regenerative furnace
* Igor Sikorsky, (1889-1972), Ukraine — helicopter
* Charles Simonyi, (1948-), Hungary — Hungarian notation
* Aurel Stodola, (1859-1942), Slovakia - gas turbines
* Elmer Ambrose Sperry, (1860-1930), USA — gyroscope-guided automatic pilot
* Reverend Dr Robert Stirling (1790-1878), Scotland — Stirling engine
* Levi Strauss, (1829-1902), USA — blue jeans
* John Stringfellow, (1799-1883), England — airplane
* Almon Strowger, (1839-1902), USA — automatic telephone exchange
* Su Song, (1020-1101), China, invented the first hydraulic-powered astronomical clock tower that operated an armillary sphere with the escapement mechanism and chain drive
* Simon Sunatori, (1959-), Canada — inventor of Sunatori Pen
* Joseph Swan, (1828-1914), England — Incandescent light bulb
* Thomas Savery, (1650-1715), England — steam engine
* Marc Seguin, (1786-1875), France — wire-cable suspension bridge
* Henry Shrapnel, (1761-1842), England — Shrapnel shell ammunition
* Augustus Siebe, (1788-1872), Germany — standard diving dress
* Isaac Singer, (1811-1875), USA — sewing machine
* Percy Spencer, (1894-1970), USA — microwave oven
* George Stephenson, (1781-1848), England — steam locomotive
* Simon Stevin, (1548-1620), Netherlands — land yacht

T


* Bernhard Tellegen, (1900-1990), Netherlands pentode
* Edward Teller (Ede Teller), (1908-2003), Hungary — hydrogen bomb
* Nikola Tesla, (1856-1943), Serbian-Croatian-American — developer of the Tesla Coil and inventor of the induction motor, alternating current polyphase power distribution system, wireless communication, robotics, logic gates, the bladeless turbine, radio, VTOL aircraft, etc.
* Kalman Tihanyi, (1897-1947), Hungary — co-inventor of cathode ray tube and iconoscope
* Benjamin Chew Tilghman, (1821-1897), USA — sandblasting
* Alfred Traeger, (1895-1980), Australia — the pedal radio
* Franc Trkman, (1903-1978), Slovenia — electrical switches, accessories for opening windows
* Alan Turing, (1912-1954), England — the Turing machine

U


* Lewis Urry, (1927-2004), Canada — long-lasting alkaline battery

V


* Hub van Doorne, (1900-1979), Netherlands, continuously variable transmission
* Louis R. Vitullo, (1924?-2006), United States — developed the first sexual assault evidence kit
* Alessandro Volta, (1745-1827), Italy — battery
* Faust Vrancic, (1551-1617), Croatia — parachute

W


* Barnes Wallis, (1887-1979), England — bouncing bomb
* Robert Watson-Watt, (1892-1973), Scotland — microwave radar
* James Watt, (1736-1819), Scotland — improved Steam engine
* Jonas Wenström, (1855-1893), Sweden — three-phase electrical system
* George Westinghouse, (1846-1914), USA — Air brake
* Charles Wheatstone, (1802-1875), England — concertina, stereoscope, microphone, Playfair cipher
* Eli Whitney, (1765-1825), USA — the cotton gin
* Frank Whittle, (1907-1996), England — co-inventor of the jet engine
* Otto Wichterle, (1913-1989), Czechoslovakia — invented modern contact lenses
* Paul Winchell, (1922-2005), USA — the artificial heart
* Edmund Wingate, (c.1593-1656), England — straight slide rule
* A. Baldwin Wood, (1879-1956), USA — high volume pump
* Granville Woods, (1856-1910), USA — the Synchronous Multiplex Railway Telegraph
* The Wright brothers, Orville Wright, (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright, (1867-1912), USA — powered airplane
* Bruce Wydner, (1935-), USA — inventor of Cost-Effective Machine Translation
* Arthur Wynne, (1862-1945), England — creator of crossword puzzle
* Thomas Wedgwood, (1771-1805), England — first (not permanent) photograph

Y


* Hidetsugu Yagi, (1886-1976), Japan — Yagi antenna
* Yi Xing, (683-727), China, invented the first hydraulic-powered armillary sphere that used the escapement mechanism
* Arthur M. Young, (1905-1995), USA — the Bell Helicopter

Z


* Zhang Heng, (78-139), China, invented the first hydraulic-powered armillary sphere

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          110 pitbike   
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          Suzuki GSX-R gsxr 1000   
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          1993 YAMAHA BLUE YZF 750R EXCELLENT CONDITION L MILAGE   
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          Suzuki RM85 Big Wheel 2003   
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          Aprilia rs125 Gp-1 replica   
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          DDD CQRS架构和传统架构的优缺点比较   
最近几年,在DDD的领域,我们经常会看到CQRS架构的概念。我个人也写了一个ENode框架,专门用来实现这个架构。CQRS架构本身的思想其实非常简单,就是读写分离。是一个很好理解的思想。就像我们用MySQL数据库的主备,数据写到主,然后查询从备来查,主备数据的同步由MySQL数据库自己负责,这是一种数据库层面的读写分离。关于CQRS架构的介绍其实已经非常多了,大家可以自行百度或google。我今天主要想总结一下这个架构相对于传统架构(三层架构、DDD经典四层架构)在数据一致性、扩展性、可用性、伸缩性、性能这几个方面的异同,希望可以总结出一些优点和缺点,为大家在做架构选型时提供参考。

前言

CQRS架构由于本身只是一个读写分离的思想,实现方式多种多样。比如数据存储不分离,仅仅只是代码层面读写分离,也是CQRS的体现;然后数据存储的读写分离,C端负责数据存储,Q端负责数据查询,Q端的数据通过C端产生的Event来同步,这种也是CQRS架构的一种实现。今天我讨论的CQRS架构就是指这种实现。另外很重要的一点,C端我们还会引入Event Sourcing+In Memory这两种架构思想,我认为这两种思想和CQRS架构可以完美的结合,发挥CQRS这个架构的最大价值。

数据一致性

传统架构,数据一般是强一致性的,我们通常会使用数据库事务保证一次操作的所有数据修改都在一个数据库事务里,从而保证了数据的强一致性。在分布式的场景,我们也同样希望数据的强一致性,就是使用分布式事务。但是众所周知,分布式事务的难度、成本是非常高的,而且采用分布式事务的系统的吞吐量都会比较低,系统的可用性也会比较低。所以,很多时候,我们也会放弃数据的强一致性,而采用最终一致性;从CAP定理的角度来说,就是放弃一致性,选择可用性。

CQRS架构,则完全秉持最终一致性的理念。这种架构基于一个很重要的假设,就是用户看到的数据总是旧的。对于一个多用户操作的系统,这种现象很普遍。比如秒杀的场景,当你下单前,也许界面上你看到的商品数量是有的,但是当你下单的时候,系统提示商品卖完了。其实我们只要仔细想想,也确实如此。因为我们在界面上看到的数据是从数据库取出来的,一旦显示到界面上,就不会变了。但是很可能其他人已经修改了数据库中的数据。这种现象在大部分系统中,尤其是高并发的WEB系统,尤其常见。

所以,基于这样的假设,我们知道,即便我们的系统做到了数据的强一致性,用户还是很可能会看到旧的数据。所以,这就给我们设计架构提供了一个新的思路。我们能否这样做:我们只需要确保系统的一切添加、删除、修改操作所基于的数据是最新的,而查询的数据不必是最新的。这样就很自然的引出了CQRS架构了。C端数据保持最新、做到数据强一致;Q端数据不必最新,通过C端的事件异步更新即可。所以,基于这个思路,我们开始思考,如何具体的去实现CQ两端。看到这里,也许你还有一个疑问,就是为何C端的数据是必须要最新的?这个其实很容易理解,因为你要修改数据,那你可能会有一些修改的业务规则判断,如果你基于的数据不是最新的,那意味着判断就失去意义或者说不准确,所以基于老的数据所做的修改是没有意义的。

扩展性

传统架构,各个组件之间是强依赖,都是对象之间直接方法调用;而CQRS架构,则是事件驱动的思想;从微观的聚合根层面,传统架构是应用层通过过程式的代码协调多个聚合根一次性以事务的方式完成整个业务操作。而CQRS架构,则是以Saga的思想,通过事件驱动的方式,最终实现多个聚合根的交互。另外,CQRS架构的CQ两端也是通过事件的方式异步进行数据同步,也是事件驱动的一种体现。上升到架构层面,那前者就是SOA的思想,后者是EDA的思想。SOA是一个服务调用另一个服务完成服务之间的交互,服务之间紧耦合;EDA是一个组件订阅另一个组件的事件消息,根据事件信息更新组件自己的状态,所以EDA架构,每个组件都不会依赖其他的组件;组件之间仅仅通过topic产生关联,耦合性非常低。

上面说了两种架构的耦合性,显而易见,耦合性低的架构,扩展性必然好。因为SOA的思路,当我要加一个新功能时,需要修改原来的代码;比如原来A服务调用了B,C两个服务,后来我们想多调用一个服务D,则需要改A服务的逻辑;而EDA架构,我们不需要动现有的代码,原来有B,C两订阅者订阅A产生的消息,现在只需要增加一个新的消息订阅者D即可。

从CQRS的角度来说,也有一个非常明显的例子,就是Q端的扩展性。假设我们原来Q端只是使用数据库实现的,但是后来系统的访问量增大,数据库的更新太慢或者满足不了高并发的查询了,所以我们希望增加缓存来应对高并发的查询。那对CQRS架构来说很容易,我们只需要增加一个新的事件订阅者,用来更新缓存即可。应该说,我们可以随时方便的增加Q端的数据存储类型。数据库、缓存、搜索引擎、NoSQL、日志,等等。我们可以根据自己的业务场景,选择合适的Q端数据存储,实现快速查询的目的。这一切都归功于我们C端记录了所有模型变化的事件,当我们要增加一种新的View存储时,可以根据这些事件得到View存储的最新状态。这种扩展性在传统架构下是很难做到的。

可用性

可用性,无论是传统架构还是CQRS架构,都可以做到高可用,只要我们做到让我们的系统中每个节点都无单点即可。但是,相比之下,我觉得CQRS架构在可用性方面,我们可以有更多的回避余地和选择空间。

传统架构,因为读写没有分离,所以可用性要把读写合在一起综合考虑,难度会比较更大。因为传统架构,如果一个系统的高峰期的并发写入很大,比如为2W,并发读取也很大,比如为10W。那该系统必须优化到能同时支持这种高并发的写入和查询,否则系统就会在高峰时挂掉。这个就是基于同步调用思路的系统的缺点,没有一个东西去削峰填谷,保存瞬间多出来的请求,而必须让系统不管遇到多少请求,都必须能及时处理完,否则就会造成雪崩效应,造成系统瘫痪。但是一个系统,不会一直处在高峰,高峰可能只有半小时或1小时;但为了确保高峰时系统不挂掉,我们必须使用足够的硬件去支撑这个高峰。而大部分时候,都不需要这么高的硬件资源,所以会造成资源的浪费。所以,我们说基于同步调用、SOA思想的系统的实现成本是非常昂贵的。

而在CQRS架构下,因为CQRS架构把读和写分离了,所以可用性相当于被隔离在了两个部分去考虑。我们只需要考虑C端如何解决写的可用性,Q端如何解决读的可用性即可。C端解决可用性,我觉得是更加容易的,因为C端是消息驱动的。我们要做任何数据修改时,都会发送Command到分布式消息队列,然后后端消费者处理Command->产生领域事件->持久化事件->发布事件到分布式消息队列->最后事件被Q端消费。这个链路是消息驱动的。相比传统架构的直接服务方法调用,可用性要高很多。因为就算我们处理Command的后端消费者暂时挂了,也不会影响前端Controller发送Command,Controller依然可用。从这个角度来说,CQRS架构在数据修改上可用性要更高。不过你可能会说,要是分布式消息队列挂了呢?呵呵,对,这确实也是有可能的。但是一般分布式消息队列属于中间件,一般中间件都具有很高的可用性(支持集群和主备切换),所以相比我们的应用来说,可用性要高很多。另外,因为命令是先发送到分布式消息队列,这样就能充分利用分布式消息队列的优势:异步化、拉模式、削峰填谷、基于队列的水平扩展。这些特性可以保证即便前端Controller在高峰时瞬间发送大量的Command过来,也不会导致后端处理Command的应用挂掉,因为我们是根据自己的消费能力拉取Command。这点也是CQRS C端在可用性方面的优势,其实本质也是分布式消息队列带来的优势。所以,从这里我们可以体会到EDA架构(事件驱动架构)是非常有价值的,这个架构也体现了我们目前比较流行的Reactive Programming(响应式编程)的思想。

然后,对于Q端,应该说和传统架构没什么区别,因为都是要处理高并发的查询。这点以前怎么优化的,现在还是怎么优化。但是就像我上面可扩展性里强调的,CQRS架构可以更方便的提供更多的View存储,数据库、缓存、搜索引擎、NoSQL,而且这些存储的更新完全可以并行进行,互相不会拖累。理想的场景,我觉得应该是,如果你的应用要实现全文索引这种复杂查询,那可以在Q端使用搜索引擎,比如ElasticSearch;如果你的查询场景可以通过keyvalue这种数据结构满足,那我们可以在Q端使用Redis这种NoSql分布式缓存。总之,我认为CQRS架构,我们解决查询问题会比传统架构更加容易,因为我们选择更多了。但是你可能会说,我的场景只能用关系型数据库解决,且查询的并发也是非常高。那没办法了,唯一的办法就是分散查询IO,我们对数据库做分库分表,以及对数据库做一主多备,查询走备机。这点上,解决思路就是和传统架构一样了。

性能、伸缩性

本来想把性能和伸缩性分开写的,但是想想这两个其实有一定的关联,所以决定放在一起写。

伸缩性的意思是,当一个系统,在100人访问时,性能(吞吐量、响应时间)很不错,在100W人访问时性能也同样不错,这就是伸缩性。100人访问和100W人访问,对系统的压力显然是不同的。如果我们的系统,在架构上,能够做到通过简单的增加机器,就能提高系统的服务能力,那我们就可以说这种架构的伸缩性很强。那我们来想想传统架构和CQRS架构在性能和伸缩性上面的表现。

说到性能,大家一般会先思考一个系统的性能瓶颈在哪里。只要我们解决了性能瓶颈,那系统就意味着具有通过水平扩展来达到可伸缩的目的了(当然这里没有考虑数据存储的水平扩展)。所以,我们只要分析一下传统架构和CQRS架构的瓶颈点在哪里即可。

传统架构,瓶颈通常在底层数据库。然后我们一般的做法是,对于读:通常使用缓存就可以解决大部分查询问题;对于写:办法也有很多,比如分库分表,或者使用NoSQL,等等。比如阿里大量采用分库分表的方案,而且未来应该会全部使用高大上的OceanBase来替代分库分表的方案。通过分库分表,本来一台数据库服务器高峰时可能要承受10W的高并发写,如果我们把数据放到十台数据库服务器上,那每台机器只需要承担1W的写,相对于要承受10W的写,现在写1W就显得轻松很多了。所以,应该说数据存储对传统架构来说,也早已不再是瓶颈了。

传统架构一次数据修改的步骤是:1)从DB取出数据到内存;2)内存修改数据;3)更新数据回DB。总共涉及到2次数据库IO。

然后CQRS架构,CQ两端加起来所用的时间肯定比传统架构要多,因为CQRS架构最多有3次数据库IO,1)持久化命令;2)持久化事件;3)根据事件更新读库。为什么说最多?因为持久化命令这一步不是必须的,有一种场景是不需要持久化命令的。CQRS架构中持久化命令的目的是为了做幂等处理,即我们要防止同一个命令被处理两次。那哪一种场景下可以不需要持久化命令呢?就是当命令时在创建聚合根时,可以不需要持久化命令,因为创建聚合根所产生的事件的版本号总是为1,所以我们在持久化事件时根据事件版本号就能检测到这种重复。

所以,我们说,你要用CQRS架构,就必须要接受CQ数据的最终一致性,因为如果你以读库的更新完成为操作处理完成的话,那一次业务场景所用的时间很可能比传统架构要多。但是,如果我们以C端的处理为结束的话,则CQRS架构可能要快,因为C端可能只需要一次数据库IO。我觉得这里有一点很重要,对于CQRS架构,我们更加关注C端处理完成所用的时间;而Q端的处理稍微慢一点没关系,因为Q端只是供我们查看数据用的(最终一致性)。我们选择CQRS架构,就必须要接受Q端数据更新有一点点延迟的缺点,否则就不应该使用这种架构。所以,希望大家在根据你的业务场景做架构选型时一定要充分认识到这一点。

另外,上面再谈到数据一致性时提到,传统架构会使用事务来保证数据的强一致性;如果事务越复杂,那一次事务锁的表就越多,锁是系统伸缩性的大敌;而CQRS架构,一个命令只会修改一个聚合根,如果要修改多个聚合根,则通过Saga来实现。从而绕过了复杂事务的问题,通过最终一致性的思路做到了最大的并行和最少的并发,从而整体上提高系统的吞吐能力。

所以,总体来说,性能瓶颈方面,两种架构都能克服。而只要克服了性能瓶颈,那伸缩性就不是问题了(当然,这里我没有考虑数据丢失而带来的系统不可用的问题。这个问题是所有架构都无法回避的问题,唯一的解决办法就是数据冗余,这里不做展开了)。两者的瓶颈都在数据的持久化上,但是传统的架构因为大部分系统都是要存储数据到关系型数据库,所以只能自己采用分库分表的方案。而CQRS架构,如果我们只关注C端的瓶颈,由于C端要保存的东西很简单,就是命令和事件;如果你信的过一些成熟的NoSQL(我觉得使用文档性数据库如MongoDB这种比较适合存储命令和事件),且你也有足够的能力和经验去运维它们,那可以考虑使用NoSQL来持久化。如果你觉得NoSQL靠不住或者没办法完全掌控,那可以使用关系型数据库。但这样你也要付出努力,比如需要自己负责分库分表来保存命令和事件,因为命令和事件的数据量都是很大的。不过目前一些云服务如阿里云,已经提供了DRDS这种直接支持分库分表的数据库存储方案,极大的简化了我们存储命令和事件的成本。就我个人而言,我觉得我还是会采用分库分表的方案,原因很简单:确保数据可靠落地、成熟、可控,而且支持这种只读数据的落地,框架内置要支持分库分表也不是什么难事。所以,通过这个对比我们知道传统架构,我们必须使用分库分表(除非阿里这种高大上可以使用OceanBase);而CQRS架构,可以带给我们更多选择空间。因为持久化命令和事件是很简单的,它们都是不可修改的只读数据,且对kv存储友好,也可以选择文档型NoSQL,C端永远是新增数据,而没有修改或删除数据。最后,就是关于Q端的瓶颈,如果你Q端也是使用关系型数据库,那和传统架构一样,该怎么优化就怎么优化。而CQRS架构允许你使用其他的架构来实现Q,所以优化手段相对更多。

结束语

我觉得不论是传统架构还是CQRS架构,都是不错的架构。传统架构门槛低,懂的人也多,且因为大部分项目都没有什么大的并发写入量和数据量。所以应该说大部分项目,采用传统架构就OK了。但是通过本文的分析,大家也知道了,传统架构确实也有一些缺点,比如在扩展性、可用性、性能瓶颈的解决方案上,都比CQRS架构要弱一点。大家有其他意见,欢迎拍砖,交流才能进步,呵呵。所以,如果你的应用场景是高并发写、高并发读、大数据,且希望在扩展性、可用性、性能、可伸缩性上表现更优秀,我觉得可以尝试CQRS架构。但是还有一个问题,CQRS架构的门槛很高,我认为如果没有成熟的框架支持,很难使用。而目前据我了解,业界还没有很多成熟的CQRS框架,java平台有axon framework, jdon framework;.NET平台,ENode框架正在朝这个方向努力。所以,我想这也是为什么目前几乎没有使用CQRS架构的成熟案例的原因之一。另一个原因是使用CQRS架构,需要开发者对DDD有一定的了解,否则也很难实践,而DDD本身要理解没个几年也很难运用到实际。还有一个原因,CQRS架构的核心是非常依赖于高性能的分布式消息中间件,所以要选型一个高性能的分布式消息中间件也是一个门槛(java平台有RocketMQ),.NET平台我个人专门开发了一个分布式消息队列EQueue,呵呵。另外,如果没有成熟的CQRS框架的支持,那编码复杂度也会很复杂,比如Event Sourcing,消息重试,消息幂等处理,事件的顺序处理,并发控制,这些问题都不是那么容易搞定的。而如果有框架支持,由框架来帮我们搞定这些纯技术问题,开发人员只需要关注如何建模,实现领域模型,如何更新读库,如何实现查询,那使用CQRS架构才有可能,因为这样才可能比传统的架构开发更简单,且能获得很多CQRS架构所带来的好处。

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          Suzuki GS500E 33BHP Restricted   
Restricted to 33bhp Ideal for someone who has just passed there test. Lots of new parts which include tyres, Chain and Sprockets, Brake pads front and rear, air filter, oil filter, NGK Spark Plus, oil, fork seals and dust covers. a genuine little commuter. £850. ono
          YAMAHA YZF R1   
i am selling a yamaha yzf r1 2003 parallel import,it is a very clean and stunning looking bike. it has just been serviced two new tyres,chain and sprockets,K&N air filter,pro-bolts through out,blue flame high level can,mot,tax,and data-tool alarm, is this not enough well here what else comes with her a rear paddock stand,another high level can plus standard,personlised number plate and a brand new single bike trailer that has been used once. the price is the selling price no haggling or time wasters as you can see your getting alot for your money,
          Suzuki GSXR 600 SRAD 51 Plate 8500Miles   
Suzuki GSXR600 SRAD 1998 for sale, it has a years MOT and 6 months road tax. It's had a full service and new chain and sprockets added to it on the same date it had it's MOT. Only 8500 miles on the clock and has all stock parts bar the riders rearsets (riders footpegs) and mirrors. Does have slight mark on the exhaust but nothing too major just cosmetic (see picture).
          ANY TOURIST FOR KENYA (Gay Friendly)   
HELLO THERE FOR AN AFFORDABLE TOURS IN KENYA THAT FAVOURS ALL DESPITE OF THEIR GENDER AND GIVES INFORMATION OF GAY FRIENDLY PLACES CONTACT :
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          2005 SUZUKI GSXR1000   
2005 SUZUKI GSXR1000, 9300 miles with all records and receipts.Flawless bike.Vortex, carbon fiber, matching helmet, jacket, gloves and more. Must see to appreciate. Records include custom dyno maps. Front rear sprockets, chain, double bubble tinted windshield, gsxr handgrips,ss braided brake lines,powdercoated wheels w/polished lips,billet GSXR kickstand and chain guard, new Pilot Power(michelin) tires f/r. Still under warranty until 2009. Powdercoated wheels with polished lips. Carbon accents. The price is 1800$
          Mini dirt bikes   
For more details and order please visit www.fastbuggies.co.uk We have a large range of products including, kids quads, adult quads, road legal quads, dirt bikes and buggies. We have the lowest prices and free delivery on all our stock. View the complete range on our web site www.fastbuggies.co.uk or call us on 02081448738 fastbuggies XB35- 250cc XB moto is a lass leader in manufacturing durable and fast moto x bikes to suit all ability levels. They are classed as leisure bikes and are well suited to NON race applications. Each model has had hundreds of hours of testing to ensure quality levels are excellent throughough. The suspension systems will cope with jumping and the engines will provide years of faultless service. These bikes are very well priced but that does not mean you should be comparing them to the multitude of pit bikes or chin ease products on the market think of this range as ideal gateway bikes into the world of all things moto x.250cc Loncin EngineRear Shock with triple linkerFront wheel: 21"Hinterrad: 18"5.5 L fuel Tank. Big Fuel Tank CapacityNGK Spark plugKMC ChainWind-guide wing.30mm Japanese Carburetor. Power: 20 PS Adjustable Front Inversion Sport Forks. TAIWAN Rear Adjustable GAS Shock.Longer vehicle length and it is more comfortable to driver(197 x 82 x 118cm).100% Aluminum Parts.SPECIFICATIONSEngine: 250cc / 4 stroke,single CylinderMax Power: 14.7KW / 6500 ± 5%r / minCompression Ratio: 9.2 : 1Cooling System: Air CoolingBore*Stroke: 67mm x 65mmStarter: Kick + Electric StartIgnition means: CDICarburetor: 30mm Japanese Carburetor, double floatGearshift Mode: 5 gear, 5 speed,manual (1-0-2-3-4-5)Engine and Rear Sprocket: 17/60 toothFront shock: Adjustable Inverted hydraulic shockRear shock: Adjustable Air bag shock absorptionBrakes: Front and Rear Hydraulic Disk BrakesSeater height: 930 mmWheel Base: 1310 mmGround Clearance: 330mmFront Wheel Size: 70/100 - 21"Rear Wheel Size: 90/100 - 18"Frame: SteelProducts size: 197 x 82 x 118 cmCarton Size: 170 x 76 x 75 cmTank Capacity: 5.5 L 1.1 reserveMax Speed: 100km/h dependent on the weight of riderGross Weight / Net Weight: 138kg / 112kgLoad: < 175kg Color : black �" blue
          Mini dirt bikes   
For more details and order please visit www.fastbuggies.co.uk We have a large range of products including, kids quads, adult quads, road legal quads, dirt bikes and buggies. We have the lowest prices and free delivery on all our stock. View the complete range on our web site www.fastbuggies.co.uk or call us on 02081448738 fastbuggies XB33A- 140cc XB Moto xXB moto is a lass leader in manufacturing durable and fast moto x bikes to suit all ability levels. They are classed as leisure bikes and are well suited to NON race applications. Each model has had hundreds of hours of testing to ensure quality levels are excellent throughough. The suspension systems will cope with jumping and the engines will provide years of faultless service. These bikes are very well priced but that does not mean you should be comparing them to the multitude of pit bikes or chin ease products on the market think of this range as ideal gateway bikes into the world of all things moto x.Rear Shock with triple linker140CCM Oil coolingFront Inversion Sport Forks.Front Wheel Size: 2,5 - 17"Rear Wheel Size: 3,0 - 14"100% Aluminum Parts.NGK Spark plugKMC ChainWind-guide wing.27mm Japanese Carburetor. Power: 13 PS TAIWAN Rear GAS Shock.Longer vehicle length and it is more comfortable to driver(182 x 80 x 108cm).Engine: 140cc / 4 stroke,single CylinderMax Power: 9,5KW / 7500r / minCompression Ratio: 9.5 : 1Cooling System: Oil CoolingBore*Stroke: 54mm x 54mmStarter: Kick StartIgnition means: CDICarburetor: 27mm Japanese Carburetor, double floatGearshift Mode: 4 gear, 4 speed,manualEngine and Rear Sprocket: 16/23 toothFront shock: Inverted hydraulic shockRear shock: Air bag shock absorption with triple linkerBrakes: Front and Rear Hydraulic Disk BrakesSeater height: 850 mmWheel Base: 1280 mmGround Clearance: 400mmFront Wheel Size: 2,5 - 17"Rear Wheel Size: 3,0 - 14"Frame: SteelProducts size(LxWxH): 182 x 80 x 108 cmCarton Size: 160 x 38 x 77 cmTank Capacity: 3 L 0.8 reserveMax Speed: 100km/h dependent on the weight of riderGross Weight / Net Weight: 101kg / 80kgLoad: < 150kgOff-RoadCE and ISO9001:2000 Certificate Color: orange �" blue
          It’s Summer!   

Birds are returning, the ice is leaving, the first tentative flowers and leaves are boldly bursting out - summer is in the air! After a busy winter full of community visits, conferences, and training events we’re gearing up for summer family literacy activities.

We’ve pulled our Book Mobile out of the shed and pumped up the tires to get ready for our weekly visits to the Yellowknife Farmer's Market. Between June 6 and August 29 we’ll give away books at the market and host family-friendly activities.

Charlotte is preparing our plot at the Weledeh Community Garden. We hope to include the garden plot in a variety of NWT Literacy Council projects this summer. You may also see the Family Literacy team sharing fun, literacy-based activities at summer camps this year. I'm looking forward to trying out messy (but fun!) activities that we don't get to try inside the office, like bottle rockets (directions on page 80 of Science Fun). I've been waiting all winter to make one!

We’ll also be at the opening of the NorthWords Writers Festival, at the Canada Day Parade, and at Old Town Ramble and Ride.

In the meantime, we are packaging up a Story Walk kit for a regional library. We’re also happy to provide ideas and advice for your community events. We have lots of ideas in our Family and Community Literacy Resources and you can borrow Storysacks, Story Walk kits, and felt stories for use anywhere in the NWT.

Catch up with the NWT Literacy Council on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Post your photos and show us how you celebrate family literacy throughout the summer!

- Emily Smith


          Kids dirt bike   
For more details and order please visit www.fastbuggies.co.uk We have a large range of products including, kids quads, adult quads, road legal quads, dirt bikes and buggies. We have the lowest prices and free delivery on all our stock. View the complete range on our web site www.fastbuggies.co.uk or call us on 02081448738 fastbuggies XB35- 250cc XB moto is a lass leader in manufacturing durable and fast moto x bikes to suit all ability levels. They are classed as leisure bikes and are well suited to NON race applications. Each model has had hundreds of hours of testing to ensure quality levels are excellent throughough. The suspension systems will cope with jumping and the engines will provide years of faultless service. These bikes are very well priced but that does not mean you should be comparing them to the multitude of pit bikes or chin ease products on the market think of this range as ideal gateway bikes into the world of all things moto x.250cc Loncin EngineRear Shock with triple linkerFront wheel: 21"Hinterrad: 18"5.5 L fuel Tank. Big Fuel Tank CapacityNGK Spark plugKMC ChainWind-guide wing.30mm Japanese Carburetor. Power: 20 PS Adjustable Front Inversion Sport Forks. TAIWAN Rear Adjustable GAS Shock.Longer vehicle length and it is more comfortable to driver(197 x 82 x 118cm).100% Aluminum Parts.SPECIFICATIONSEngine: 250cc / 4 stroke,single CylinderMax Power: 14.7KW / 6500 ± 5%r / minCompression Ratio: 9.2 : 1Cooling System: Air CoolingBore*Stroke: 67mm x 65mmStarter: Kick + Electric StartIgnition means: CDICarburetor: 30mm Japanese Carburetor, double floatGearshift Mode: 5 gear, 5 speed,manual (1-0-2-3-4-5)Engine and Rear Sprocket: 17/60 toothFront shock: Adjustable Inverted hydraulic shockRear shock: Adjustable Air bag shock absorptionBrakes: Front and Rear Hydraulic Disk BrakesSeater height: 930 mmWheel Base: 1310 mmGround Clearance: 330mmFront Wheel Size: 70/100 - 21"Rear Wheel Size: 90/100 - 18"Frame: SteelProducts size: 197 x 82 x 118 cmCarton Size: 170 x 76 x 75 cmTank Capacity: 5.5 L 1.1 reserveMax Speed: 100km/h dependent on the weight of riderGross Weight / Net Weight: 138kg / 112kgLoad: < 175kg Color : black �" blue For more details and order please visit www.fastbuggies.co.uk We have a large range of products including, kids quads, adult quads, road legal quads, dirt bikes and buggies. We have the lowest prices and free delivery on all our stock. View the complete range on our web site www.fastbuggies.co.uk or call us on 02081448738 fastbuggies
          Mini dirt bikes   
For more details and order please visit www.fastbuggies.co.uk We have a large range of products including, kids quads, adult quads, road legal quads, dirt bikes and buggies. We have the lowest prices and free delivery on all our stock. View the complete range on our web site www.fastbuggies.co.uk or call us on 02081448738 fastbuggies XB33A- 140cc XB Moto xXB moto is a lass leader in manufacturing durable and fast moto x bikes to suit all ability levels. They are classed as leisure bikes and are well suited to NON race applications. Each model has had hundreds of hours of testing to ensure quality levels are excellent throughough. The suspension systems will cope with jumping and the engines will provide years of faultless service. These bikes are very well priced but that does not mean you should be comparing them to the multitude of pit bikes or chin ease products on the market think of this range as ideal gateway bikes into the world of all things moto x.Rear Shock with triple linker140CCM Oil coolingFront Inversion Sport Forks.Front Wheel Size: 2,5 - 17"Rear Wheel Size: 3,0 - 14"100% Aluminum Parts.NGK Spark plugKMC ChainWind-guide wing.27mm Japanese Carburetor. Power: 13 PS TAIWAN Rear GAS Shock.Longer vehicle length and it is more comfortable to driver(182 x 80 x 108cm).Engine: 140cc / 4 stroke,single CylinderMax Power: 9,5KW / 7500r / minCompression Ratio: 9.5 : 1Cooling System: Oil CoolingBore*Stroke: 54mm x 54mmStarter: Kick StartIgnition means: CDICarburetor: 27mm Japanese Carburetor, double floatGearshift Mode: 4 gear, 4 speed,manualEngine and Rear Sprocket: 16/23 toothFront shock: Inverted hydraulic shockRear shock: Air bag shock absorption with triple linkerBrakes: Front and Rear Hydraulic Disk BrakesSeater height: 850 mmWheel Base: 1280 mmGround Clearance: 400mmFront Wheel Size: 2,5 - 17"Rear Wheel Size: 3,0 - 14"Frame: SteelProducts size(LxWxH): 182 x 80 x 108 cmCarton Size: 160 x 38 x 77 cmTank Capacity: 3 L 0.8 reserveMax Speed: 100km/h dependent on the weight of riderGross Weight / Net Weight: 101kg / 80kgLoad: < 150kgOff-RoadCE and ISO9001:2000 Certificate Color: orange �" blue For more details and order please visit www.fastbuggies.co.uk We have a large range of products including, kids quads, adult quads, road legal quads, dirt bikes and buggies. We have the lowest prices and free delivery on all our stock. View the complete range on our web site www.fastbuggies.co.uk or call us on 02081448738 fastbuggies
          Cheap kids dirt bikes dirt bike XB35- 250cc   
XB moto is a lass leader in manufacturing durable and fast moto x bikes to suit all ability levels. They are classed as leisure bikes and are well suited to NON race applications. Each model has had hundreds of hours of testing to ensure quality levels are excellent throughough. The suspension systems will cope with jumping and the engines will provide years of faultless service. These bikes are very well priced but that does not mean you should be comparing them to the multitude of pit bikes or chin ease products on the market think of this range as ideal gateway bikes into the world of all things moto x.250cc Loncin EngineRear Shock with triple linkerFront wheel: 21"Hinterrad: 18"5.5 L fuel Tank. Big Fuel Tank CapacityNGK Spark plugKMC ChainWind-guide wing.30mm Japanese Carburetor. Power: 20 PS Adjustable Front Inversion Sport Forks. TAIWAN Rear Adjustable GAS Shock.Longer vehicle length and it is more comfortable to driver(197 x 82 x 118cm).100% Aluminum Parts.SPECIFICATIONSEngine: 250cc / 4 stroke,single CylinderMax Power: 14.7KW / 6500 ± 5%r / minCompression Ratio: 9.2 : 1Cooling System: Air CoolingBore*Stroke: 67mm x 65mmStarter: Kick + Electric StartIgnition means: CDICarburetor: 30mm Japanese Carburetor, double floatGearshift Mode: 5 gear, 5 speed,manual (1-0-2-3-4-5)Engine and Rear Sprocket: 17/60 toothFront shock: Adjustable Inverted hydraulic shockRear shock: Adjustable Air bag shock absorptionBrakes: Front and Rear Hydraulic Disk BrakesSeater height: 930 mmWheel Base: 1310 mmGround Clearance: 330mmFront Wheel Size: 70/100 - 21"Rear Wheel Size: 90/100 - 18"Frame: SteelProducts size: 197 x 82 x 118 cmCarton Size: 170 x 76 x 75 cmTank Capacity: 5.5 L 1.1 reserveMax Speed: 100km/h dependent on the weight of riderGross Weight / Net Weight: 138kg / 112kgLoad: < 175kg Color : black �" blue
          Cheap kids dirt bikes dirt bike XB33A- 140cc   
For more details and order please visit www.fastbuggies.co.uk XB Moto xXB moto is a lass leader in manufacturing durable and fast moto x bikes to suit all ability levels. They are classed as leisure bikes and are well suited to NON race applications. Each model has had hundreds of hours of testing to ensure quality levels are excellent throughough. The suspension systems will cope with jumping and the engines will provide years of faultless service. These bikes are very well priced but that does not mean you should be comparing them to the multitude of pit bikes or chin ease products on the market think of this range as ideal gateway bikes into the world of all things moto x.Rear Shock with triple linker140CCM Oil coolingFront Inversion Sport Forks.Front Wheel Size: 2,5 - 17"Rear Wheel Size: 3,0 - 14"100% Aluminum Parts.NGK Spark plugKMC ChainWind-guide wing.27mm Japanese Carburetor. Power: 13 PS TAIWAN Rear GAS Shock.Longer vehicle length and it is more comfortable to driver(182 x 80 x 108cm).Engine: 140cc / 4 stroke,single CylinderMax Power: 9,5KW / 7500r / minCompression Ratio: 9.5 : 1Cooling System: Oil CoolingBore*Stroke: 54mm x 54mmStarter: Kick StartIgnition means: CDICarburetor: 27mm Japanese Carburetor, double floatGearshift Mode: 4 gear, 4 speed,manualEngine and Rear Sprocket: 16/23 toothFront shock: Inverted hydraulic shockRear shock: Air bag shock absorption with triple linkerBrakes: Front and Rear Hydraulic Disk BrakesSeater height: 850 mmWheel Base: 1280 mmGround Clearance: 400mmFront Wheel Size: 2,5 - 17"Rear Wheel Size: 3,0 - 14"Frame: SteelProducts size(LxWxH): 182 x 80 x 108 cmCarton Size: 160 x 38 x 77 cmTank Capacity: 3 L 0.8 reserveMax Speed: 100km/h dependent on the weight of riderGross Weight / Net Weight: 101kg / 80kgLoad: < 150kgOff-RoadCE and ISO9001:2000 Certificate Color: orange �" blue
          The new E Liquid brand located in the UK is mixing up more base liquid as the demand for their T-Juice is rocketing   

T-Juice the E Liquid brand from the UK has now run out of stock of over half of its entire range in only two weeks of business as orders come flooding in.

(PRWeb March 30, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9349615.htm


          XB35- 250cc   
XB moto is a lass leader in manufacturing durable and fast moto x bikes to suit all ability levels. They are classed as leisure bikes and are well suited to NON race applications. Each model has had hundreds of hours of testing to ensure quality levels are excellent throughough. The suspension systems will cope with jumping and the engines will provide years of faultless service. These bikes are very well priced but that does not mean you should be comparing them to the multitude of pit bikes or chin ease products on the market think of this range as ideal gateway bikes into the world of all things moto x.250cc Loncin EngineRear Shock with triple linkerFront wheel: 21"Hinterrad: 18"5.5 L fuel Tank. Big Fuel Tank CapacityNGK Spark plugKMC ChainWind-guide wing.30mm Japanese Carburetor. Power: 20 PS Adjustable Front Inversion Sport Forks. TAIWAN Rear Adjustable GAS Shock.Longer vehicle length and it is more comfortable to driver(197 x 82 x 118cm).100% Aluminum Parts.SPECIFICATIONSEngine: 250cc / 4 stroke,single CylinderMax Power: 14.7KW / 6500 ± 5%r / minCompression Ratio: 9.2 : 1Cooling System: Air CoolingBore*Stroke: 67mm x 65mmStarter: Kick + Electric StartIgnition means: CDICarburetor: 30mm Japanese Carburetor, double floatGearshift Mode: 5 gear, 5 speed,manual (1-0-2-3-4-5)Engine and Rear Sprocket: 17/60 toothFront shock: Adjustable Inverted hydraulic shockRear shock: Adjustable Air bag shock absorptionBrakes: Front and Rear Hydraulic Disk BrakesSeater height: 930 mmWheel Base: 1310 mmGround Clearance: 330mmFront Wheel Size: 70/100 - 21"Rear Wheel Size: 90/100 - 18"Frame: SteelProducts size: 197 x 82 x 118 cmCarton Size: 170 x 76 x 75 cmTank Capacity: 5.5 L 1.1 reserveMax Speed: 100km/h dependent on the weight of riderGross Weight / Net Weight: 138kg / 112kgLoad: < 175kgColor : black �" blue
          XB33A- 140cc   
XB Moto xXB moto is a lass leader in manufacturing durable and fast moto x bikes to suit all ability levels. They are classed as leisure bikes and are well suited to NON race applications. Each model has had hundreds of hours of testing to ensure quality levels are excellent throughough. The suspension systems will cope with jumping and the engines will provide years of faultless service. These bikes are very well priced but that does not mean you should be comparing them to the multitude of pit bikes or chin ease products on the market think of this range as ideal gateway bikes into the world of all things moto x.Rear Shock with triple linker140CCM Oil coolingFront Inversion Sport Forks.Front Wheel Size: 2,5 - 17"Rear Wheel Size: 3,0 - 14"100% Aluminum Parts.NGK Spark plugKMC ChainWind-guide wing.27mm Japanese Carburetor. Power: 13 PS TAIWAN Rear GAS Shock.Longer vehicle length and it is more comfortable to driver(182 x 80 x 108cm).Engine: 140cc / 4 stroke,single CylinderMax Power: 9,5KW / 7500r / minCompression Ratio: 9.5 : 1Cooling System: Oil CoolingBore*Stroke: 54mm x 54mmStarter: Kick StartIgnition means: CDICarburetor: 27mm Japanese Carburetor, double floatGearshift Mode: 4 gear, 4 speed,manualEngine and Rear Sprocket: 16/23 toothFront shock: Inverted hydraulic shockRear shock: Air bag shock absorption with triple linkerBrakes: Front and Rear Hydraulic Disk BrakesSeater height: 850 mmWheel Base: 1280 mmGround Clearance: 400mmFront Wheel Size: 2,5 - 17"Rear Wheel Size: 3,0 - 14"Frame: SteelProducts size(LxWxH): 182 x 80 x 108 cmCarton Size: 160 x 38 x 77 cmTank Capacity: 3 L 0.8 reserveMax Speed: 100km/h dependent on the weight of riderGross Weight / Net Weight: 101kg / 80kgLoad: < 150kgOff-RoadCE and ISO9001:2000 Certificate Color: orange �" blue
          SUZUKI GOOSE 350   
Classic Cafe racer. 19,000 miles. New chain and sprocket. Modified with raised bars and LED lights. Will stand out in the crowd. Great acceleration and goes well on the flat. Handles well. Is light to ride, will suite smaller person well.
          KAWASAKI KX250 2001   
Kawasaki KX 250 2001. Pro Taper Bars, Renthal Sprocket, NEW Factory Effex Graphics, New wiseco piston & rings 2 months ago, port & polished. Good condition for year, very rarely ridden. Have boots, helmets, nylons, armour etc
          Aprillia RS125   
Excellent claen condition,standard, recent new tyres, brakes, chain and sprocket, Chrome clock surround, chain guard and exhaust hanger, black double bubble visor- original spare, Thatcham Cat1 alarm/ immobilizer, chain and lock, 12 months manufacturers warranty, must sell passed car test, photo's on request
          Aprillia RS125   
Excellent condition,standard, recent new tyres,brakes,chain and sprocket, chrome clock surround and exhaust hanger, black double bubble visor-original spare, Thatcham cat1 alarm/immobilizer, chain and lock, 12months manufacturers warrnty,must sell passed car test. photo's on request
          Action 125   
ORIGINAL PRICE FOR THIS ITEM £370 SALE PRICE IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR JANUARY DELIVERY £290 Action 125cc pit bikeThis bike is similar to the ares model we sell but features upside down front forks and more trick bits such as an annodized engine cap, pro handle bars.These are a TOP QUALITY Pit Bike and feature COMPRESSION AND REBOUND DAMPING ADJUSTABLE FORKS, TOP GRADE Lifan engine, 26mm Mikuni carburettor, high flow induction paper air filter, big twin-piston brakes, and big exhaust.They look, go and sound Absolutely FANTASTIC !Motor: Lifan 1P52FMI-H, Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve OHC, air cooled, 125cc II.Start: Kick Start .Gears: Manual Clutch, 4-Speed, 1-N-2-3-4, alloy folding gear lever.Gear Ratios: 1st 2.833:1, 2nd 1.706:1, 3rd 1.238:1, 4th 0.958:1Bore x Stroke: 52.4mm x 55.5mm.Compression Ratio: 9.2:1Valve Sizes: 27mm Intake and 23mm Exhaust.Carburettor: 26mm Mikuni, double-float, racing.Maximum Power: 8.5Kw DIN @ 7,500rpm.Maximum Torque: 8.8Nm @ 5,000rpm.Exhaust: Steel header pipe, 28mm diameter. Alloy muffler, 86mm diameterSuspension: Heavy duty USD (UpSide Down) front forks with big 36mm inner tube diameter (that's the one that moves up and down) including Compression and Rebound Damping adjustments via knobs on the top of the forks, gas adjustable rear shock with remote Nitrogen gas reservoir.Capacities: 3litres unleaded fuel only, Billet Alloy fuel cap. 900ml engine oil.Frame: High stength, twin-spar reinforced steel frame and swingarm. Alloy engine bash-plate.Handlebars: High strength, welded cross-bar, T4 forged alloy, 1040mm handlbar height.Brakes: Front and Rear Wave-Blade hydraulic disk brakes with large diameter opposed twin-piston brake calipers.Seat Height: 750mm.Ground Clearance: 240mm minimum.Wheelbase: 1160mmWheels & Tyres: 2.50" x 14" front, 3.00" x 12" rear, anodised alloy wheels and rims, high strength steel spokes.Final Drive: #428 chain and sprockets, 16 teeth front sprocket, 41 teeth rear sprocket.Maximum Speed: Approximately 100KmhAssembly: All you need to do when you receive your motorbike is unpack it, install the front wheel, handlebars, front mudguard and number plate, footpegs and battery - less than one hour work.First Ride: Before the first ride check all fluid levels, especially engine oil level, and ensure all nuts and bolts are tight.Run-In: Do not over-rev the engine during the break in period which is 3 tank-fulls of fuel. Remember to change the engine oil after the first tank-full of fuel. It will have run-in oil in it from the factory which is not for extended use. Also the first oil change ensures any metal particles in the oil due to running-in a new engine are removed to avoid any premature engine wear. Use 15W/40 motorcyle oil. Friction modified oils should be avoided as these will cause the wet-plate clutch to slip.Weights: 64kg nett assembled.Product Size: 1620mm length x 750mm width x 1000mm height
          Action 125   
ORIGINAL PRICE FOR THIS ITEM £370 SALE PRICE IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR JANUARY DELIVERY £290 Action 125cc pit bikeThis bike is similar to the ares model we sell but features upside down front forks and more trick bits such as an annodized engine cap, pro handle bars.These are a TOP QUALITY Pit Bike and feature COMPRESSION AND REBOUND DAMPING ADJUSTABLE FORKS, TOP GRADE Lifan engine, 26mm Mikuni carburettor, high flow induction paper air filter, big twin-piston brakes, and big exhaust.They look, go and sound Absolutely FANTASTIC !Motor: Lifan 1P52FMI-H, Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve OHC, air cooled, 125cc II.Start: Kick Start .Gears: Manual Clutch, 4-Speed, 1-N-2-3-4, alloy folding gear lever.Gear Ratios: 1st 2.833:1, 2nd 1.706:1, 3rd 1.238:1, 4th 0.958:1Bore x Stroke: 52.4mm x 55.5mm.Compression Ratio: 9.2:1Valve Sizes: 27mm Intake and 23mm Exhaust.Carburettor: 26mm Mikuni, double-float, racing.Maximum Power: 8.5Kw DIN @ 7,500rpm.Maximum Torque: 8.8Nm @ 5,000rpm.Exhaust: Steel header pipe, 28mm diameter. Alloy muffler, 86mm diameterSuspension: Heavy duty USD (UpSide Down) front forks with big 36mm inner tube diameter (that's the one that moves up and down) including Compression and Rebound Damping adjustments via knobs on the top of the forks, gas adjustable rear shock with remote Nitrogen gas reservoir.Capacities: 3litres unleaded fuel only, Billet Alloy fuel cap. 900ml engine oil.Frame: High stength, twin-spar reinforced steel frame and swingarm. Alloy engine bash-plate.Handlebars: High strength, welded cross-bar, T4 forged alloy, 1040mm handlbar height.Brakes: Front and Rear Wave-Blade hydraulic disk brakes with large diameter opposed twin-piston brake calipers.Seat Height: 750mm.Ground Clearance: 240mm minimum.Wheelbase: 1160mmWheels & Tyres: 2.50" x 14" front, 3.00" x 12" rear, anodised alloy wheels and rims, high strength steel spokes.Final Drive: #428 chain and sprockets, 16 teeth front sprocket, 41 teeth rear sprocket.Maximum Speed: Approximately 100KmhAssembly: All you need to do when you receive your motorbike is unpack it, install the front wheel, handlebars, front mudguard and number plate, footpegs and battery - less than one hour work.First Ride: Before the first ride check all fluid levels, especially engine oil level, and ensure all nuts and bolts are tight.Run-In: Do not over-rev the engine during the break in period which is 3 tank-fulls of fuel. Remember to change the engine oil after the first tank-full of fuel. It will have run-in oil in it from the factory which is not for extended use. Also the first oil change ensures any metal particles in the oil due to running-in a new engine are removed to avoid any premature engine wear. Use 15W/40 motorcyle oil. Friction modified oils should be avoided as these will cause the wet-plate clutch to slip.Weights: 64kg nett assembled.Product Size: 1620mm length x 750mm width x 1000mm height Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep. Live chat by Boldchat TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS OF THIS PRODUCT PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKhttp://www.dirtbikeandquad.forumwise.com/dirtbikeandquad-thread11.html We accept payments via (Visa, Master card, Maestro, solo, Amex all accepted) CREDIT CARDS---DEBIT CARDS BANK TRANSFERS (via online or offline banking accepted) Our payment processor is called Moneybookers. When registering please make sure the password you choose is 8 characters long containing at least one letter and at least one number. Please also make sure you have your mobile phone with you when ordering as we may send a text message to verify it before accepting payment. If you have any problems, please open a chat window and we can talk you through it or e-mail us on info@dirtbikeandquadworld.co.uk You must select Moneybookers to pay for this item with (credit / debit) card. Please make sure you have your mobile phone with you as you will be sent a sms text message to verify your payment before completion. Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep.
          Action 125   
ORIGINAL PRICE FOR THIS ITEM £370 SALE PRICE IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR JANUARY DELIVERY £290 Action 125cc pit bikeThis bike is similar to the ares model we sell but features upside down front forks and more trick bits such as an annodized engine cap, pro handle bars.These are a TOP QUALITY Pit Bike and feature COMPRESSION AND REBOUND DAMPING ADJUSTABLE FORKS, TOP GRADE Lifan engine, 26mm Mikuni carburettor, high flow induction paper air filter, big twin-piston brakes, and big exhaust.They look, go and sound Absolutely FANTASTIC !Motor: Lifan 1P52FMI-H, Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve OHC, air cooled, 125cc II.Start: Kick Start .Gears: Manual Clutch, 4-Speed, 1-N-2-3-4, alloy folding gear lever.Gear Ratios: 1st 2.833:1, 2nd 1.706:1, 3rd 1.238:1, 4th 0.958:1Bore x Stroke: 52.4mm x 55.5mm.Compression Ratio: 9.2:1Valve Sizes: 27mm Intake and 23mm Exhaust.Carburettor: 26mm Mikuni, double-float, racing.Maximum Power: 8.5Kw DIN @ 7,500rpm.Maximum Torque: 8.8Nm @ 5,000rpm.Exhaust: Steel header pipe, 28mm diameter. Alloy muffler, 86mm diameterSuspension: Heavy duty USD (UpSide Down) front forks with big 36mm inner tube diameter (that's the one that moves up and down) including Compression and Rebound Damping adjustments via knobs on the top of the forks, gas adjustable rear shock with remote Nitrogen gas reservoir.Capacities: 3litres unleaded fuel only, Billet Alloy fuel cap. 900ml engine oil.Frame: High stength, twin-spar reinforced steel frame and swingarm. Alloy engine bash-plate.Handlebars: High strength, welded cross-bar, T4 forged alloy, 1040mm handlbar height.Brakes: Front and Rear Wave-Blade hydraulic disk brakes with large diameter opposed twin-piston brake calipers.Seat Height: 750mm.Ground Clearance: 240mm minimum.Wheelbase: 1160mmWheels & Tyres: 2.50" x 14" front, 3.00" x 12" rear, anodised alloy wheels and rims, high strength steel spokes.Final Drive: #428 chain and sprockets, 16 teeth front sprocket, 41 teeth rear sprocket.Maximum Speed: Approximately 100KmhAssembly: All you need to do when you receive your motorbike is unpack it, install the front wheel, handlebars, front mudguard and number plate, footpegs and battery - less than one hour work.First Ride: Before the first ride check all fluid levels, especially engine oil level, and ensure all nuts and bolts are tight.Run-In: Do not over-rev the engine during the break in period which is 3 tank-fulls of fuel. Remember to change the engine oil after the first tank-full of fuel. It will have run-in oil in it from the factory which is not for extended use. Also the first oil change ensures any metal particles in the oil due to running-in a new engine are removed to avoid any premature engine wear. Use 15W/40 motorcyle oil. Friction modified oils should be avoided as these will cause the wet-plate clutch to slip.Weights: 64kg nett assembled.Product Size: 1620mm length x 750mm width x 1000mm height Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep. Live chat by Boldchat TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS OF THIS PRODUCT PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKhttp://www.dirtbikeandquad.forumwise.com/dirtbikeandquad-thread11.html We accept payments via (Visa, Master card, Maestro, solo, Amex all accepted) CREDIT CARDS---DEBIT CARDS BANK TRANSFERS (via online or offline banking accepted) Our payment processor is called Moneybookers. When registering please make sure the password you choose is 8 characters long containing at least one letter and at least one number. Please also make sure you have your mobile phone with you when ordering as we may send a text message to verify it before accepting payment. If you have any problems, please open a chat window and we can talk you through it or e-mail us on info@dirtbikeandquadworld.co.uk You must select Moneybookers to pay for this item with (credit / debit) card. Please make sure you have your mobile phone with you as you will be sent a sms text message to verify your payment before completion. Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep.
          Formula elite   
THIS ITEM IS SOLD OUT The formula Elite £780 inc free UK delivery This is one of the best equipped pit bikes currently on sale. The components it’s fitted with are known throughout the pit bike world as amongst the best money can buy. Similar specification bikes to this sell at close to the £2000 mark. Special features: - - Pro-taper handle bars - CNC alloy rear brake peg - CNC adjustable handle bar clamper - CNC alloy swing arm - Carbon muffler - CNC race rear sprocket and CNC alloy hub - Kenda race tyres with alloy race rims - CNC throttle set with adjustable lever - DNM fully adjustable rear shock with reservoir. - ORIGINAL ITALIAN MADE MARZOCCHI FRONT FORKS 1\ original PROTAPER HANDLE BAR 2\ CNC Alloy throttle set 3\ new style alloy foldable (break& clutch) lever 4\ new style alloy 6 pump double size break system 5\ kayo break disc 6\ original ITALY MARZOCCHI front fork 7\ CNC adjustable alloy Up down clamper 8\ F/R 14/12 alloy rim 9\ CNC alloy hub 10\ KENDA (K772) tire 11\ new style chrome four tube reinforce cradle frame body 12\ CNC alloy swing arm 13\ LF 145cc start at any gear engine 14\ higher speed inner rotor 15\ CNC alloy gear lever 16\ CNC oil cooler 17\ 38mm carbon fiber muffler 18\ alloy plate of engine 19\ chrome thick foot rest 20\ CNC alloy rear break pads 21\ KMC CHAIN GUARDER 22\ BBR alloy chain guarder 23\ CNC alloy rear sprocket 24\ DNM rear shock absorber with reservoir 25\ alloy fuel cap Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep. Live chat by Boldchat We accept payments via (Visa, Master card, Maestro, solo, Amex all accepted) CREDIT CARDS---DEBIT CARDS BANK TRANSFERS (via online or offline banking accepted) Our payment processor is called Moneybookers. When registering please make sure the password you choose is 8 characters long containing at least one letter and at least one number. Please also make sure you have your mobile phone with you when ordering as we may send a text message to verify it before accepting payment. If you have any problems, please open a chat window and we can talk you through it or e-mail us on info@dirtbikeandquadworld.co.uk You must select Moneybookers to pay for this item with (credit / debit) card. Please make sure you have your mobile phone with you as you will be sent a sms text message to verify your payment before completion. Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep.
          Formula Base   
THIS ITEM IS SOLD OUT FORMULA BASE £285 inc FREE UK DELIVERY formula pit bikes, the latest range of high performance race pit bikes at the UKS most affordable prices. Formula Base This amazing pit bike will do 55mph and has a race lifan engine. Brakes are hydraulic front and rear with wavy disks. The frame is an SDG type for maximum strength. Even though it’s a base model bike it has the following features: 1) USD front forks with ali clamper 2) Race exhaust and engine guard 3) KMC race chain 4) Ability to take riders of up to 130kg 5) Adjustable rear shock 6) Huge power 125cc with 10hp at 7500rmp 7) High grip tyres with durable steel spoked wheels Wide range of decals and graphics kits. (in the notes section when you order please note down colour choice) Detailed Product Description  1)Steel handel bar2)normal racing throttle set3)heave duty break system4)inverted front fork5)high quility alluminium clamper6)F14/R12 stell rim, alloy hub6)high quility SDG frame body7)steel swing arm8)LF 125cc engine 9)higher quility muffler10)steel plate of engine11)KMC racing chain12)steel rear sprocket13)plastic fuel cap14)Size(L*W*H): 1550*760*103015)Wheelbase(mm):115016)Net Weight(kg): 70 17)Brake Mode (FR./RR):Disc/Disc18)Engine Type 1-cylinder, 4-stroke ,oil-coolingmax. power (kw/r/min): 7.5kw/7500r/min±375r/min19)max. torque (N.m/r/min): 8N.m/5000r/min±250r/min20)Max lode(kg):13021)Ignition Mode ;C.D.I22)Min Ground Clearance(mm):290 Arrival of next shipment is 18 July. Order now and the price is only £285 including free delivery. You can wait till arrival to order but stock runs out fast, prices will be between 30-50% higher if you wait. If you order and pay but change your mind you may cancel at any time up to 3 days before delivery with NO PENALTY and a FULL REFUND. Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep. Live chat by Boldchat We accept payments via (Visa, Master card, Maestro, solo, Amex all accepted) CREDIT CARDS---DEBIT CARDS BANK TRANSFERS (via online or offline banking accepted) Our payment processor is called Moneybookers. When registering please make sure the password you choose is 8 characters long containing at least one letter and at least one number. Please also make sure you have your mobile phone with you when ordering as we may send a text message to verify it before accepting payment. If you have any problems, please open a chat window and we can talk you through it or e-mail us on info@dirtbikeandquadworld.co.uk You must select Moneybookers to pay for this item with (credit / debit) card. Please make sure you have your mobile phone with you as you will be sent a sms text message to verify your payment before completion.
          Mini dirt Trials   
Mini dirt bike Stunt/ Trials THIS ITEM HAS NOW SOLD OUT FOR PRE- CHRISTMAS DELIVERY. HOWEVER WHY NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR CHRISTMAS SALE, IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY IN JANUARY YOU WILL ONLY PAY OUR MASSIVLEY DISCOUNTED SALE PRICES. ORIGINAL PRICE FOR THIS ITEM £118 SALE PRICE IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR JANUARY DELIVERY £90 Mini dirt stunt bikes are great fun, and boast double front suspension, expansion chamber inline chromed exhaust, reed valve carb, twin disc brakes, the fastest style 47cc polini style mini moto engine, (not the slower Mitsubishi engine) knobbly tyres, heavy duty chain and sprocket, heavy duty rear damper and the very latest twin chain power transfer gearbox. Weighing in at just 24.5 kg, they are rapid off the mark and can reach top speeds of around 40+ mph (weight dependent). FEATURES INCLUDE: Performance Exhaust �" Expansion Chamber + Polished SilencerHigh Compression Engine with 19mm Transfer Ports for High RevsUpgraded Heavy Duty Chain & SprocketUprated Brake Calipers & Thicker Brake DiscsUpgraded Forks with Alloy Wheel ClampsHigh Quality Welding & Stronger FrameRace Quality Reed ValvesAlloy Brake LeversSoft Grip Performance Hand GripsHigh Quality FairingsPainted Hubs & Polished RimsAlloy Yolks FREE EXTRAS: Chrome performance exhaust (worth £39.99)Metal Pull Start (worth £24.95)Uprated Chain (worth £19.95)Fully colour coded PP Plastic (Bends not breaks)Fully colour coded wheels (19.95) COMES COMPLETE WITH: Full Tool KitFull Sticker PackFull Instruction Manual COLOUR CHOICE - RED - BLACK - BLUE - YELLOW We accept 3 methods of payment for this item: Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep. Live chat by Boldchat We accept payments via (Visa, Master card, Maestro, solo, Amex all accepted) CREDIT CARDS---DEBIT CARDS BANK TRANSFERS (via online or offline banking accepted) Our payment processor is called Moneybookers. When registering please make sure the password you choose is 8 characters long containing at least one letter and at least one number. Please also make sure you have your mobile phone with you when ordering as we may send a text message to verify it before accepting payment. If you have any problems, please open a chat window and we can talk you through it or e-mail us on info@dirtbikeandquadworld.co.uk You must select Moneybookers to pay for this item with (credit / debit) card. Please make sure you have your mobile phone with you as you will be sent a sms text message to verify your payment before completion.
          Action 125   
THIS ITEM HAS NOW SOLD OUT FOR PRE- CHRISTMAS DELIVERY. HOWEVER WHY NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR CHRISTMAS SALE, IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY IN JANUARY YOU WILL ONLY PAY OUR MASSIVLEY DISCOUNTED SALE PRICES. ORIGINAL PRICE FOR THIS ITEM £370 SALE PRICE IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR JANUARY DELIVERY £290 Action 125cc pit bikeThis bike is similar to the ares model we sell but features upside down front forks and more trick bits such as an annodized engine cap, pro handle bars.These are a TOP QUALITY Pit Bike and feature COMPRESSION AND REBOUND DAMPING ADJUSTABLE FORKS, TOP GRADE Lifan engine, 26mm Mikuni carburettor, high flow induction paper air filter, big twin-piston brakes, and big exhaust.They look, go and sound Absolutely FANTASTIC !Motor: Lifan 1P52FMI-H, Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve OHC, air cooled, 125cc II.Start: Kick Start .Gears: Manual Clutch, 4-Speed, 1-N-2-3-4, alloy folding gear lever.Gear Ratios: 1st 2.833:1, 2nd 1.706:1, 3rd 1.238:1, 4th 0.958:1Bore x Stroke: 52.4mm x 55.5mm.Compression Ratio: 9.2:1Valve Sizes: 27mm Intake and 23mm Exhaust.Carburettor: 26mm Mikuni, double-float, racing.Maximum Power: 8.5Kw DIN @ 7,500rpm.Maximum Torque: 8.8Nm @ 5,000rpm.Exhaust: Steel header pipe, 28mm diameter. Alloy muffler, 86mm diameterSuspension: Heavy duty USD (UpSide Down) front forks with big 36mm inner tube diameter (that's the one that moves up and down) including Compression and Rebound Damping adjustments via knobs on the top of the forks, gas adjustable rear shock with remote Nitrogen gas reservoir.Capacities: 3litres unleaded fuel only, Billet Alloy fuel cap. 900ml engine oil.Frame: High stength, twin-spar reinforced steel frame and swingarm. Alloy engine bash-plate.Handlebars: High strength, welded cross-bar, T4 forged alloy, 1040mm handlbar height.Brakes: Front and Rear Wave-Blade hydraulic disk brakes with large diameter opposed twin-piston brake calipers.Seat Height: 750mm.Ground Clearance: 240mm minimum.Wheelbase: 1160mmWheels & Tyres: 2.50" x 14" front, 3.00" x 12" rear, anodised alloy wheels and rims, high strength steel spokes.Final Drive: #428 chain and sprockets, 16 teeth front sprocket, 41 teeth rear sprocket.Maximum Speed: Approximately 100KmhAssembly: All you need to do when you receive your motorbike is unpack it, install the front wheel, handlebars, front mudguard and number plate, footpegs and battery - less than one hour work.First Ride: Before the first ride check all fluid levels, especially engine oil level, and ensure all nuts and bolts are tight.Run-In: Do not over-rev the engine during the break in period which is 3 tank-fulls of fuel. Remember to change the engine oil after the first tank-full of fuel. It will have run-in oil in it from the factory which is not for extended use. Also the first oil change ensures any metal particles in the oil due to running-in a new engine are removed to avoid any premature engine wear. Use 15W/40 motorcyle oil. Friction modified oils should be avoided as these will cause the wet-plate clutch to slip.Weights: 64kg nett assembled.Product Size: 1620mm length x 750mm width x 1000mm height Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep. Live chat by Boldchat TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS OF THIS PRODUCT PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKhttp://www.dirtbikeandquad.forumwise.com/dirtbikeandquad-thread11.html We accept payments via (Visa, Master card, Maestro, solo, Amex all accepted) CREDIT CARDS---DEBIT CARDS BANK TRANSFERS (via online or offline banking accepted) Our payment processor is called Moneybookers. When registering please make sure the password you choose is 8 characters long containing at least one letter and at least one number. Please also make sure you have your mobile phone with you when ordering as we may send a text message to verify it before accepting payment. If you have any problems, please open a chat window and we can talk you through it or e-mail us on info@dirtbikeandquadworld.co.uk You must select Moneybookers to pay for this item with (credit / debit) card. Please make sure you have your mobile phone with you as you will be sent a sms text message to verify your payment before completion. Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep.
          Formula elite   
THIS ITEM IS SOLD OUT The formula Elite £780 inc free UK delivery This is one of the best equipped pit bikes currently on sale. The components it’s fitted with are known throughout the pit bike world as amongst the best money can buy. Similar specification bikes to this sell at close to the £2000 mark. Special features: - - Pro-taper handle bars - CNC alloy rear brake peg - CNC adjustable handle bar clamper - CNC alloy swing arm - Carbon muffler - CNC race rear sprocket and CNC alloy hub - Kenda race tyres with alloy race rims - CNC throttle set with adjustable lever - DNM fully adjustable rear shock with reservoir. - ORIGINAL ITALIAN MADE MARZOCCHI FRONT FORKS 1\ original PROTAPER HANDLE BAR 2\ CNC Alloy throttle set 3\ new style alloy foldable (break& clutch) lever 4\ new style alloy 6 pump double size break system 5\ kayo break disc 6\ original ITALY MARZOCCHI front fork 7\ CNC adjustable alloy Up down clamper 8\ F/R 14/12 alloy rim 9\ CNC alloy hub 10\ KENDA (K772) tire 11\ new style chrome four tube reinforce cradle frame body 12\ CNC alloy swing arm 13\ LF 145cc start at any gear engine 14\ higher speed inner rotor 15\ CNC alloy gear lever 16\ CNC oil cooler 17\ 38mm carbon fiber muffler 18\ alloy plate of engine 19\ chrome thick foot rest 20\ CNC alloy rear break pads 21\ KMC CHAIN GUARDER 22\ BBR alloy chain guarder 23\ CNC alloy rear sprocket 24\ DNM rear shock absorber with reservoir 25\ alloy fuel cap Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep. Live chat by Boldchat We accept payments via (Visa, Master card, Maestro, solo, Amex all accepted) CREDIT CARDS---DEBIT CARDS BANK TRANSFERS (via online or offline banking accepted) Our payment processor is called Moneybookers. When registering please make sure the password you choose is 8 characters long containing at least one letter and at least one number. Please also make sure you have your mobile phone with you when ordering as we may send a text message to verify it before accepting payment. If you have any problems, please open a chat window and we can talk you through it or e-mail us on info@dirtbikeandquadworld.co.uk You must select Moneybookers to pay for this item with (credit / debit) card. Please make sure you have your mobile phone with you as you will be sent a sms text message to verify your payment before completion. Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep.
          Formula Base   
THIS ITEM IS SOLD OUT FORMULA BASE £285 inc FREE UK DELIVERY formula pit bikes, the latest range of high performance race pit bikes at the UKS most affordable prices. Formula Base This amazing pit bike will do 55mph and has a race lifan engine. Brakes are hydraulic front and rear with wavy disks. The frame is an SDG type for maximum strength. Even though it’s a base model bike it has the following features: 1) USD front forks with ali clamper 2) Race exhaust and engine guard 3) KMC race chain 4) Ability to take riders of up to 130kg 5) Adjustable rear shock 6) Huge power 125cc with 10hp at 7500rmp 7) High grip tyres with durable steel spoked wheels Wide range of decals and graphics kits. (in the notes section when you order please note down colour choice) Detailed Product Description  1)Steel handel bar2)normal racing throttle set3)heave duty break system4)inverted front fork5)high quility alluminium clamper6)F14/R12 stell rim, alloy hub6)high quility SDG frame body7)steel swing arm8)LF 125cc engine 9)higher quility muffler10)steel plate of engine11)KMC racing chain12)steel rear sprocket13)plastic fuel cap14)Size(L*W*H): 1550*760*103015)Wheelbase(mm):115016)Net Weight(kg): 70 17)Brake Mode (FR./RR):Disc/Disc18)Engine Type 1-cylinder, 4-stroke ,oil-coolingmax. power (kw/r/min): 7.5kw/7500r/min±375r/min19)max. torque (N.m/r/min): 8N.m/5000r/min±250r/min20)Max lode(kg):13021)Ignition Mode ;C.D.I22)Min Ground Clearance(mm):290 Arrival of next shipment is 18 July. Order now and the price is only £285 including free delivery. You can wait till arrival to order but stock runs out fast, prices will be between 30-50% higher if you wait. If you order and pay but change your mind you may cancel at any time up to 3 days before delivery with NO PENALTY and a FULL REFUND. Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep. Live chat by Boldchat We accept payments via (Visa, Master card, Maestro, solo, Amex all accepted) CREDIT CARDS---DEBIT CARDS BANK TRANSFERS (via online or offline banking accepted) Our payment processor is called Moneybookers. When registering please make sure the password you choose is 8 characters long containing at least one letter and at least one number. Please also make sure you have your mobile phone with you when ordering as we may send a text message to verify it before accepting payment. If you have any problems, please open a chat window and we can talk you through it or e-mail us on info@dirtbikeandquadworld.co.uk You must select Moneybookers to pay for this item with (credit / debit) card. Please make sure you have your mobile phone with you as you will be sent a sms text message to verify your payment before completion. Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep.
          Mini dirt Trials   
Mini dirt bike Stunt/ Trials THIS ITEM HAS NOW SOLD OUT FOR PRE- CHRISTMAS DELIVERY. HOWEVER WHY NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR CHRISTMAS SALE, IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY IN JANUARY YOU WILL ONLY PAY OUR MASSIVLEY DISCOUNTED SALE PRICES. ORIGINAL PRICE FOR THIS ITEM £118 SALE PRICE IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR JANUARY DELIVERY £90 Mini dirt stunt bikes are great fun, and boast double front suspension, expansion chamber inline chromed exhaust, reed valve carb, twin disc brakes, the fastest style 47cc polini style mini moto engine, (not the slower Mitsubishi engine) knobbly tyres, heavy duty chain and sprocket, heavy duty rear damper and the very latest twin chain power transfer gearbox. Weighing in at just 24.5 kg, they are rapid off the mark and can reach top speeds of around 40+ mph (weight dependent). FEATURES INCLUDE: Performance Exhaust �" Expansion Chamber + Polished SilencerHigh Compression Engine with 19mm Transfer Ports for High RevsUpgraded Heavy Duty Chain & SprocketUprated Brake Calipers & Thicker Brake DiscsUpgraded Forks with Alloy Wheel ClampsHigh Quality Welding & Stronger FrameRace Quality Reed ValvesAlloy Brake LeversSoft Grip Performance Hand GripsHigh Quality FairingsPainted Hubs & Polished RimsAlloy Yolks FREE EXTRAS: Chrome performance exhaust (worth £39.99)Metal Pull Start (worth £24.95)Uprated Chain (worth £19.95)Fully colour coded PP Plastic (Bends not breaks)Fully colour coded wheels (19.95) COMES COMPLETE WITH: Full Tool KitFull Sticker PackFull Instruction Manual COLOUR CHOICE - RED - BLACK - BLUE - YELLOW We accept 3 methods of payment for this item: Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep. Live chat by Boldchat We accept payments via (Visa, Master card, Maestro, solo, Amex all accepted) CREDIT CARDS---DEBIT CARDS BANK TRANSFERS (via online or offline banking accepted) Our payment processor is called Moneybookers. When registering please make sure the password you choose is 8 characters long containing at least one letter and at least one number. Please also make sure you have your mobile phone with you when ordering as we may send a text message to verify it before accepting payment. If you have any problems, please open a chat window and we can talk you through it or e-mail us on info@dirtbikeandquadworld.co.uk You must select Moneybookers to pay for this item with (credit / debit) card. Please make sure you have your mobile phone with you as you will be sent a sms text message to verify your payment before completion.
          Action 125   
THIS ITEM HAS NOW SOLD OUT FOR PRE- CHRISTMAS DELIVERY. HOWEVER WHY NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR CHRISTMAS SALE, IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY IN JANUARY YOU WILL ONLY PAY OUR MASSIVLEY DISCOUNTED SALE PRICES. ORIGINAL PRICE FOR THIS ITEM £370 SALE PRICE IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR JANUARY DELIVERY £290 Action 125cc pit bikeThis bike is similar to the ares model we sell but features upside down front forks and more trick bits such as an annodized engine cap, pro handle bars.These are a TOP QUALITY Pit Bike and feature COMPRESSION AND REBOUND DAMPING ADJUSTABLE FORKS, TOP GRADE Lifan engine, 26mm Mikuni carburettor, high flow induction paper air filter, big twin-piston brakes, and big exhaust.They look, go and sound Absolutely FANTASTIC !Motor: Lifan 1P52FMI-H, Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve OHC, air cooled, 125cc II.Start: Kick Start .Gears: Manual Clutch, 4-Speed, 1-N-2-3-4, alloy folding gear lever.Gear Ratios: 1st 2.833:1, 2nd 1.706:1, 3rd 1.238:1, 4th 0.958:1Bore x Stroke: 52.4mm x 55.5mm.Compression Ratio: 9.2:1Valve Sizes: 27mm Intake and 23mm Exhaust.Carburettor: 26mm Mikuni, double-float, racing.Maximum Power: 8.5Kw DIN @ 7,500rpm.Maximum Torque: 8.8Nm @ 5,000rpm.Exhaust: Steel header pipe, 28mm diameter. Alloy muffler, 86mm diameterSuspension: Heavy duty USD (UpSide Down) front forks with big 36mm inner tube diameter (that's the one that moves up and down) including Compression and Rebound Damping adjustments via knobs on the top of the forks, gas adjustable rear shock with remote Nitrogen gas reservoir.Capacities: 3litres unleaded fuel only, Billet Alloy fuel cap. 900ml engine oil.Frame: High stength, twin-spar reinforced steel frame and swingarm. Alloy engine bash-plate.Handlebars: High strength, welded cross-bar, T4 forged alloy, 1040mm handlbar height.Brakes: Front and Rear Wave-Blade hydraulic disk brakes with large diameter opposed twin-piston brake calipers.Seat Height: 750mm.Ground Clearance: 240mm minimum.Wheelbase: 1160mmWheels & Tyres: 2.50" x 14" front, 3.00" x 12" rear, anodised alloy wheels and rims, high strength steel spokes.Final Drive: #428 chain and sprockets, 16 teeth front sprocket, 41 teeth rear sprocket.Maximum Speed: Approximately 100KmhAssembly: All you need to do when you receive your motorbike is unpack it, install the front wheel, handlebars, front mudguard and number plate, footpegs and battery - less than one hour work.First Ride: Before the first ride check all fluid levels, especially engine oil level, and ensure all nuts and bolts are tight.Run-In: Do not over-rev the engine during the break in period which is 3 tank-fulls of fuel. Remember to change the engine oil after the first tank-full of fuel. It will have run-in oil in it from the factory which is not for extended use. Also the first oil change ensures any metal particles in the oil due to running-in a new engine are removed to avoid any premature engine wear. Use 15W/40 motorcyle oil. Friction modified oils should be avoided as these will cause the wet-plate clutch to slip.Weights: 64kg nett assembled.Product Size: 1620mm length x 750mm width x 1000mm height Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep. Live chat by Boldchat TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS OF THIS PRODUCT PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKhttp://www.dirtbikeandquad.forumwise.com/dirtbikeandquad-thread11.html We accept payments via (Visa, Master card, Maestro, solo, Amex all accepted) CREDIT CARDS---DEBIT CARDS BANK TRANSFERS (via online or offline banking accepted) Our payment processor is called Moneybookers. When registering please make sure the password you choose is 8 characters long containing at least one letter and at least one number. Please also make sure you have your mobile phone with you when ordering as we may send a text message to verify it before accepting payment. If you have any problems, please open a chat window and we can talk you through it or e-mail us on info@dirtbikeandquadworld.co.uk You must select Moneybookers to pay for this item with (credit / debit) card. Please make sure you have your mobile phone with you as you will be sent a sms text message to verify your payment before completion. Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep.
          Formula elite   
THIS ITEM IS SOLD OUT The formula Elite £780 inc free UK delivery This is one of the best equipped pit bikes currently on sale. The components it’s fitted with are known throughout the pit bike world as amongst the best money can buy. Similar specification bikes to this sell at close to the £2000 mark. Special features: - - Pro-taper handle bars - CNC alloy rear brake peg - CNC adjustable handle bar clamper - CNC alloy swing arm - Carbon muffler - CNC race rear sprocket and CNC alloy hub - Kenda race tyres with alloy race rims - CNC throttle set with adjustable lever - DNM fully adjustable rear shock with reservoir. - ORIGINAL ITALIAN MADE MARZOCCHI FRONT FORKS 1\ original PROTAPER HANDLE BAR 2\ CNC Alloy throttle set 3\ new style alloy foldable (break& clutch) lever 4\ new style alloy 6 pump double size break system 5\ kayo break disc 6\ original ITALY MARZOCCHI front fork 7\ CNC adjustable alloy Up down clamper 8\ F/R 14/12 alloy rim 9\ CNC alloy hub 10\ KENDA (K772) tire 11\ new style chrome four tube reinforce cradle frame body 12\ CNC alloy swing arm 13\ LF 145cc start at any gear engine 14\ higher speed inner rotor 15\ CNC alloy gear lever 16\ CNC oil cooler 17\ 38mm carbon fiber muffler 18\ alloy plate of engine 19\ chrome thick foot rest 20\ CNC alloy rear break pads 21\ KMC CHAIN GUARDER 22\ BBR alloy chain guarder 23\ CNC alloy rear sprocket 24\ DNM rear shock absorber with reservoir 25\ alloy fuel cap Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep.
          Formula Base   
THIS ITEM IS SOLD OUT FORMULA BASE £285 inc FREE UK DELIVERY formula pit bikes, the latest range of high performance race pit bikes at the UKS most affordable prices. Formula Base This amazing pit bike will do 55mph and has a race lifan engine. Brakes are hydraulic front and rear with wavy disks. The frame is an SDG type for maximum strength. Even though it’s a base model bike it has the following features: 1) USD front forks with ali clamper 2) Race exhaust and engine guard 3) KMC race chain 4) Ability to take riders of up to 130kg 5) Adjustable rear shock 6) Huge power 125cc with 10hp at 7500rmp 7) High grip tyres with durable steel spoked wheels Wide range of decals and graphics kits. (in the notes section when you order please note down colour choice) Detailed Product Description  1)Steel handel bar2)normal racing throttle set3)heave duty break system4)inverted front fork5)high quility alluminium clamper6)F14/R12 stell rim, alloy hub6)high quility SDG frame body7)steel swing arm8)LF 125cc engine 9)higher quility muffler10)steel plate of engine11)KMC racing chain12)steel rear sprocket13)plastic fuel cap14)Size(L*W*H): 1550*760*103015)Wheelbase(mm):115016)Net Weight(kg): 70 17)Brake Mode (FR./RR):Disc/Disc18)Engine Type 1-cylinder, 4-stroke ,oil-coolingmax. power (kw/r/min): 7.5kw/7500r/min±375r/min19)max. torque (N.m/r/min): 8N.m/5000r/min±250r/min20)Max lode(kg):13021)Ignition Mode ;C.D.I22)Min Ground Clearance(mm):290 Arrival of next shipment is 18 July. Order now and the price is only £285 including free delivery. You can wait till arrival to order but stock runs out fast, prices will be between 30-50% higher if you wait. If you order and pay but change your mind you may cancel at any time up to 3 days before delivery with NO PENALTY and a FULL REFUND. Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep
          Mini dirt Trials   
Mini dirt bike Stunt/ Trials THIS ITEM HAS NOW SOLD OUT FOR PRE- CHRISTMAS DELIVERY. HOWEVER WHY NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR CHRISTMAS SALE, IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY IN JANUARY YOU WILL ONLY PAY OUR MASSIVLEY DISCOUNTED SALE PRICES. ORIGINAL PRICE FOR THIS ITEM £118 SALE PRICE IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR JANUARY DELIVERY £90 Mini dirt stunt bikes are great fun, and boast double front suspension, expansion chamber inline chromed exhaust, reed valve carb, twin disc brakes, the fastest style 47cc polini style mini moto engine, (not the slower Mitsubishi engine) knobbly tyres, heavy duty chain and sprocket, heavy duty rear damper and the very latest twin chain power transfer gearbox. Weighing in at just 24.5 kg, they are rapid off the mark and can reach top speeds of around 40+ mph (weight dependent). FEATURES INCLUDE: Performance Exhaust �" Expansion Chamber + Polished SilencerHigh Compression Engine with 19mm Transfer Ports for High RevsUpgraded Heavy Duty Chain & SprocketUprated Brake Calipers & Thicker Brake DiscsUpgraded Forks with Alloy Wheel ClampsHigh Quality Welding & Stronger FrameRace Quality Reed ValvesAlloy Brake LeversSoft Grip Performance Hand GripsHigh Quality FairingsPainted Hubs & Polished RimsAlloy Yolks FREE EXTRAS: Chrome performance exhaust (worth £39.99)Metal Pull Start (worth £24.95)Uprated Chain (worth £19.95)Fully colour coded PP Plastic (Bends not breaks)Fully colour coded wheels (19.95) COMES COMPLETE WITH: Full Tool KitFull Sticker PackFull Instruction Manual COLOUR CHOICE - RED - BLACK - BLUE - YELLOW We accept 3 methods of payment for this item: Our sales staff can help you with any question. Please click the chat button below to talk to a-rep.
          Action 125   
THIS ITEM HAS NOW SOLD OUT FOR PRE- CHRISTMAS DELIVERY. HOWEVER WHY NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR CHRISTMAS SALE, IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY IN JANUARY YOU WILL ONLY PAY OUR MASSIVLEY DISCOUNTED SALE PRICES. ORIGINAL PRICE FOR THIS ITEM £370 SALE PRICE IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR JANUARY DELIVERY £290 Action 125cc pit bikeThis bike is similar to the ares model we sell but features upside down front forks and more trick bits such as an annodized engine cap, pro handle bars.These are a TOP QUALITY Pit Bike and feature COMPRESSION AND REBOUND DAMPING ADJUSTABLE FORKS, TOP GRADE Lifan engine, 26mm Mikuni carburettor, high flow induction paper air filter, big twin-piston brakes, and big exhaust.They look, go and sound Absolutely FANTASTIC !Motor: Lifan 1P52FMI-H, Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve OHC, air cooled, 125cc II.Start: Kick Start .Gears: Manual Clutch, 4-Speed, 1-N-2-3-4, alloy folding gear lever.Gear Ratios: 1st 2.833:1, 2nd 1.706:1, 3rd 1.238:1, 4th 0.958:1Bore x Stroke: 52.4mm x 55.5mm.Compression Ratio: 9.2:1Valve Sizes: 27mm Intake and 23mm Exhaust.Carburettor: 26mm Mikuni, double-float, racing.Maximum Power: 8.5Kw DIN @ 7,500rpm.Maximum Torque: 8.8Nm @ 5,000rpm.Exhaust: Steel header pipe, 28mm diameter. Alloy muffler, 86mm diameterSuspension: Heavy duty USD (UpSide Down) front forks with big 36mm inner tube diameter (that's the one that moves up and down) including Compression and Rebound Damping adjustments via knobs on the top of the forks, gas adjustable rear shock with remote Nitrogen gas reservoir.Capacities: 3litres unleaded fuel only, Billet Alloy fuel cap. 900ml engine oil.Frame: High stength, twin-spar reinforced steel frame and swingarm. Alloy engine bash-plate.Handlebars: High strength, welded cross-bar, T4 forged alloy, 1040mm handlbar height.Brakes: Front and Rear Wave-Blade hydraulic disk brakes with large diameter opposed twin-piston brake calipers.Seat Height: 750mm.Ground Clearance: 240mm minimum.Wheelbase: 1160mmWheels & Tyres: 2.50" x 14" front, 3.00" x 12" rear, anodised alloy wheels and rims, high strength steel spokes.Final Drive: #428 chain and sprockets, 16 teeth front sprocket, 41 teeth rear sprocket.Maximum Speed: Approximately 100KmhAssembly: All you need to do when you receive your motorbike is unpack it, install the front wheel, handlebars, front mudguard and number plate, footpegs and battery - less than one hour work.First Ride: Before the first ride check all fluid levels, especially engine oil level, and ensure all nuts and bolts are tight.Run-In: Do not over-rev the engine during the break in period which is 3 tank-fulls of fuel. Remember to change the engine oil after the first tank-full of fuel. It will have run-in oil in it from the factory which is not for extended use. Also the first oil change ensures any metal particles in the oil due to running-in a new engine are removed to avoid any premature engine wear. Use 15W/40 motorcyle oil. Friction modified oils should be avoided as these will cause the wet-plate clutch to slip.Weights: 64kg nett assembled.Product Size: 1620mm length x 750mm width x 1000mm height
          Action 125   
THIS ITEM HAS NOW SOLD OUT FOR PRE- CHRISTMAS DELIVERY. HOWEVER WHY NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR CHRISTMAS SALE, IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY IN JANUARY YOU WILL ONLY PAY OUR MASSIVLEY DISCOUNTED SALE PRICES. ORIGINAL PRICE FOR THIS ITEM £370 SALE PRICE IF YOU ORDER NOW FOR JANUARY DELIVERY £290 Action 125cc pit bikeThis bike is similar to the ares model we sell but features upside down front forks and more trick bits such as an annodized engine cap, pro handle bars.These are a TOP QUALITY Pit Bike and feature COMPRESSION AND REBOUND DAMPING ADJUSTABLE FORKS, TOP GRADE Lifan engine, 26mm Mikuni carburettor, high flow induction paper air filter, big twin-piston brakes, and big exhaust.They look, go and sound Absolutely FANTASTIC !Motor: Lifan 1P52FMI-H, Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve OHC, air cooled, 125cc II.Start: Kick Start .Gears: Manual Clutch, 4-Speed, 1-N-2-3-4, alloy folding gear lever.Gear Ratios: 1st 2.833:1, 2nd 1.706:1, 3rd 1.238:1, 4th 0.958:1Bore x Stroke: 52.4mm x 55.5mm.Compression Ratio: 9.2:1Valve Sizes: 27mm Intake and 23mm Exhaust.Carburettor: 26mm Mikuni, double-float, racing.Maximum Power: 8.5Kw DIN @ 7,500rpm.Maximum Torque: 8.8Nm @ 5,000rpm.Exhaust: Steel header pipe, 28mm diameter. Alloy muffler, 86mm diameterSuspension: Heavy duty USD (UpSide Down) front forks with big 36mm inner tube diameter (that's the one that moves up and down) including Compression and Rebound Damping adjustments via knobs on the top of the forks, gas adjustable rear shock with remote Nitrogen gas reservoir.Capacities: 3litres unleaded fuel only, Billet Alloy fuel cap. 900ml engine oil.Frame: High stength, twin-spar reinforced steel frame and swingarm. Alloy engine bash-plate.Handlebars: High strength, welded cross-bar, T4 forged alloy, 1040mm handlbar height.Brakes: Front and Rear Wave-Blade hydraulic disk brakes with large diameter opposed twin-piston brake calipers.Seat Height: 750mm.Ground Clearance: 240mm minimum.Wheelbase: 1160mmWheels & Tyres: 2.50" x 14" front, 3.00" x 12" rear, anodised alloy wheels and rims, high strength steel spokes.Final Drive: #428 chain and sprockets, 16 teeth front sprocket, 41 teeth rear sprocket.Maximum Speed: Approximately 100KmhAssembly: All you need to do when you receive your motorbike is unpack it, install the front wheel, handlebars, front mudguard and number plate, footpegs and battery - less than one hour work.First Ride: Before the first ride check all fluid levels, especially engine oil level, and ensure all nuts and bolts are tight.Run-In: Do not over-rev the engine during the break in period which is 3 tank-fulls of fuel. Remember to change the engine oil after the first tank-full of fuel. It will have run-in oil in it from the factory which is not for extended use. Also the first oil change ensures any metal particles in the oil due to running-in a new engine are removed to avoid any premature engine wear. Use 15W/40 motorcyle oil. Friction modified oils should be avoided as these will cause the wet-plate clutch to slip.Weights: 64kg nett assembled.Product Size: 1620mm length x 750mm width x 1000mm height
          Bandit 600 s (R)   
Black Bandit 600s for sale. New Chain and sprocket, MOT is current till april 2008 and TAX till end June 08. Hardly used with 17,000 on the clock, excellent condition and looking to sell due to lack of use and health reasons. Fantastic 1st Bike I am looking for £1,200 for this bike but will accept nearest sensible offer
          Rocket 111   
Triumph rocket 111 Black 2004 3,400 miles many extras a very reluctant sale due to health
          GS500 EW   
Suzuki GS 500 EW, 13k miles, S-reg, black, MOT March 2008, garaged, new DID chain, sprockets, rear rack. Owned since 2003, replaced by touring bike.
          Honda CR85 2004   
FOR SALE HONDA CR 85 R 2004 MODEL, LOTS OF MONEY SPENT ON THIS BIKE!. ALL RECIEPTS TO PROVE HAS JUST HAD- BARRELL REPLATED,VERTEX PISTON KIT, RENTHAL R1 CHAIN, RENTHAL SPROCKETS, REAR WHEEL BEARINGS, FORK SEALS, SPARE SILENCER, SPARE PLASTICS. BIKE ALSO HAS V FORCE REEDS, FULL DEP RACE EXHAUST, D.I.D WHEELS, REP BRAKE COVER, SOUTH COAST RACING FUEL CAP, RENTHAL FAT BARS, TAG FORK CLAMPS ETC, ETC. CALL -07888854999 FOR MORE DETAILS AND PICTURES OR EMAIL holdeb3@aol.com Regards Rob ALSO FOR SALE, YAMAHA YZ 85 2003
          2006 Yamaha R1 Raven Edition.   
This bike is a 2006 Yamaha R1 Raven Edition. It only has 800 miles on it and is babied. The reason that I am selling it is because I really don't ever get to ride it and it kills me to just see it sitting there. I have over $22,000 into it. Things that I have customized are..... * chrome rims * chrome swingarm * chrome footpegs * chrome hub * chrome sprocket * chrome axle and spacers * chrome handgrips * chrome plate bracket * chrome mirrors * brake light * flush mount blinkers * chrome windscreen * chrome rear caliper * chrome brake arm * stainless brake lines and fittings * chrome chain guard * LEDS in running lights * HID kit * chrome kickstand * Angel eyes (blue) * chrome brake fluid cap * Lazer exhaust system * Y pipe * chrome levers * chome forks * chrome triple tree * stainless front lines * chrome pop up gas cap * chrome tire hugger * Galfer wave rotors * custom pin striping Year: 2006 Miles: 800 Condition: Used Exterior: Black Type: Sport Bike Engine Size (cc): 998 Model: YZF
          Rocket Team Soars to a 12th-Place National Finish   
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          Cagiva Mito 2001 Ducati Infostrada / Carl Fogarty Replica   
Cagiva Mito 2001 for sale. The vehicle is in very good condition in accordance to its Y registration. MOT is until April 2008 and the tax till the end of Feb 2008. It has travelled approximately 21000 miles, 6000 miles covered by myself since purchasing the bike in September 2006. I have only used the bike to travel to and from work (central London) and home’s (in Gillingham, Kent and Ilford, Essex). It is a lovely bike with a fitted Arrow exhaust, arrow indicators, datatool alarm and stunning Special Gold Ducati wheels. It replicates a Carl Forgaty Ducati Infostrada Supersports bike, I have not seen a better looking Cagiva MITO. It has good life span on the tyres, brake pads, and I recently fitted a new quality chain/sprocket (receipt as proof). I am willing to deliver the bike within an hours journey from London, Holborn, however my travel cost must be reimbursed. According to Parker’s Online valuation, it should be worth £1685, but this is for a standard Y reg 2001 model. My bike as stipulated has an Arrow exhaust, arrow indicators, Special Gold wheels, and a datatool key/button controlled alarm. Additional information is that I am 26 years old paid £117 for my third party fire and theft insurance this year, and the tax costs £15 per year. I would love to keep the bike, however I just had a second child and need another (bigger) car, and my wife keeps telling me to sell it. The bike can be viewed at the following locations and times: Monday to Friday 1000 - 1800 in Holborn Central Monday to Friday 1800 �" 2100 in Gillingham, Kent or Ilford, Essex Saturday to Sunday 1000 �" 2100 in Gillingham, Kent or Ilford, Essex Please feel free to contact me on 07824 813 804 for further questions
          Honda Hornet CB600F Black   
new chain & sprockets, service history, 1 year MOT, HISS Smartwater, new rear tyre. Excellent condition. Always Garaged
          Aprilia rs50 1999   
beautiful bike for sale up for bargain price. V reg few scratches as u would expect. mot til sept 07& and tax til nov 07. bike has have new front and rear brake pads.new chain and sprockets . carbon fibre levers. nothing mechanically wrong just scratches. ONLY 25KM NOT MILES Sold as seen
          buy from www.dirtbikeandquadworld.co.uk Action 125   
visit www.dirtbikeandquadworld.co.uk This bike is similar to the ares model we sell but features upside down front forks and more trick bits such as an annodized engine cap, pro handle bars.These are a TOP QUALITY Pit Bike and feature COMPRESSION AND REBOUND DAMPING ADJUSTABLE FORKS, TOP GRADE Lifan engine, 26mm Mikuni carburettor, high flow induction paper air filter, big twin-piston brakes, and big exhaust.They look, go and sound Absolutely FANTASTIC !Motor: Lifan 1P52FMI-H, Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve OHC, air cooled, 125cc II.Start: Kick Start .Gears: Manual Clutch, 4-Speed, 1-N-2-3-4, alloy folding gear lever.Gear Ratios: 1st 2.833:1, 2nd 1.706:1, 3rd 1.238:1, 4th 0.958:1Bore x Stroke: 52.4mm x 55.5mm.Compression Ratio: 9.2:1Valve Sizes: 27mm Intake and 23mm Exhaust.Carburettor: 26mm Mikuni, double-float, racing.Maximum Power: 8.5Kw DIN @ 7,500rpm.Maximum Torque: 8.8Nm @ 5,000rpm.Exhaust: Steel header pipe, 28mm diameter. Alloy muffler, 86mm diameterSuspension: Heavy duty USD (UpSide Down) front forks with big 36mm inner tube diameter (that's the one that moves up and down) including Compression and Rebound Damping adjustments via knobs on the top of the forks, gas adjustable rear shock with remote Nitrogen gas reservoir.Capacities: 3litres unleaded fuel only, Billet Alloy fuel cap. 900ml engine oil.Frame: High stength, twin-spar reinforced steel frame and swingarm. Alloy engine bash-plate.Handlebars: High strength, welded cross-bar, T4 forged alloy, 1040mm handlbar height.Brakes: Front and Rear Wave-Blade hydraulic disk brakes with large diameter opposed twin-piston brake calipers.Seat Height: 750mm.Ground Clearance: 240mm minimum.Wheelbase: 1160mmWheels & Tyres: 2.50" x 14" front, 3.00" x 12" rear, anodised alloy wheels and rims, high strength steel spokes.Final Drive: #428 chain and sprockets, 16 teeth front sprocket, 41 teeth rear sprocket.Maximum Speed: Approximately 100KmhAssembly: All you need to do when you receive your motorbike is unpack it, install the front wheel, handlebars, front mudguard and number plate, footpegs and battery - less than one hour work.First Ride: Before the first ride check all fluid levels, especially engine oil level, and ensure all nuts and bolts are tight.Run-In: Do not over-rev the engine during the break in period which is 3 tank-fulls of fuel. Remember to change the engine oil after the first tank-full of fuel. It will have run-in oil in it from the factory which is not for extended use. Also the first oil change ensures any metal particles in the oil due to running-in a new engine are removed to avoid any premature engine wear. Use 15W/40 motorcyle oil. Friction modified oils should be avoided as these will cause the wet-plate clutch to slip.Weights: 64kg nett assembled.Product Size: 1620mm length x 750mm width x 1000mm height www.dirtbikeandquadworld.co.uk
          Suzuki TL1000S in British Racing Green   
996cc 8 valve 90 degree V twin DOHC water cooled four stroke Supersport twin, aluminium alloy truss frame, rotary damper rear suspension, 43mm upside down forks, 17 inch three spoke cast alloy wheels, two stage electronic fuel injection, triple disc brake. '97 full power bike.28166 milesStarts first time on the button, no smoke, no rattles, no oil leaks. Clutch and gearbox are perfectly smooth, none of the clunks or snatchiness that you get when one of these has been caned. The brakes are spot on, calipers have just been serviced and the pads front and rear are less than half worn.Tyres are Michelin Pilot Sport, the front is nearly new, the rear is <400 miles new and the steering and handling are fine.Chain and sprockets have recently been replaced and are good.It has had a full service < 400 miles ago (including valve clearance check!) so won’t need another service for 4000 miles, this bike is ready to ride and needs nothing.I have got the original pillion seat and it is included with the bike.It's fitted with ART alloy oval cans that have got a gorgeous bark to them, the standard exhaust cans are also included.The indicators have been replaced with carbon look flush fit units.There is a slight dent about an inch long in the Suzuki emblem on the right hand side of the tank, I have tried to show it in the photographs but it is not that obvious. There are a few scuffs on the backs of the mirrors.Comes with Tax until Sep 2007, MOT until Oct 2007, original owners handbook, two keys, Datatag transfer paperwork, some service history and old MOT certificates, old invoices. Overall condition is very good and would undoubtedly be described by some sellers as �"mint’. It isn’t quite that good as it has the blemishes that I have mentioned but you won't be disappointed, viewing is highly recommended.Feel free to contact me by phone for any further information about this bike or to arrange to come and view.Located in Cambridge.1700 quid or offers.Al tel : 07719713442mail : alphilps@yahoo.com
          Honda cr 250 mint condition   
Honda cr 250 2001 Fantastic bike , full fmf exhaust system(also have standard),forks just bin done at Kais, SDG seat (also have standard),new Black plastics looks ausome (also have standard),new renthenal sprockets,new chain,acribis brush guards , good tread on tyres, front wavy disc (also have standard), progrip grips, renthenal handlebars, regular oil changes, will not dissapoint ,no timewasters ,if interseted call at about 5 oclock or email may swap for cfr 450 , , more pics if wanted (email) viewing can be arranged
          suzuki bandit 600s   
suzuki bandit 600s,blue,mot,taxed,22000 miles.new battery,new heavy duty oil cooler,new back tyre,one other owner.all recs,new chain and sprocket,mature owner.well looked after .in lovely condition.also comes with disc lock.alfa dot 3 alarm
          5 Ways For Brands To Use YouTube   
1. In-Video Overlays

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Monty Python Channel


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2. Brand Channels

These homepages can save a lot of money and be more effective. YouTube now offers enough customization you can basically create a microsite for peanuts. Also, users can stay within the YouTube environment without clicking out to get the coupons, games and other goodies.


Nature Valley’s Brand Channel




3. Annotations

Advertisers no longer need to buy banner space around their content on YouTube. They simply place it within their content for free. Annotations are also great because you can change easily without re-editing or re-uploading the video. This means brands can respond quickly to what people are saying by adding their own comments to sections of the video. Another function of these annotations has been a these choose your own adventure video (shown below). Annotations are changing the way we tell brand narratives.

Samsung Instinct


Street Fighter



4. Out of the box experiences

YouTube is willing to work with clients to make the standard video player more dynamic. Take a look at the creative approach Goodby Silverstein & Partners SF took in advertising the Nintendo Wii game Wario Land.


Wario Land


5.Deeper Insight
YouTube’s Insight portion helps you monitor how hot or cold your video is. It generates graphs at what time your audience is leaving or where they go back for another look. It also gives you demographics and info as to where they discovered the video. After looking at hot spots, you could better decide where to add annotations and in-video overlays. You can also understand how long your audience is willing to stick around.

Youtube Insight

          Comment on Brian Head fire increases entering Panguitch City’s watershed by Brian   
This fire and the decisions that lead to it are such a good analogy for the ruin that comes out of many liberal policies (see Detroit, Baltimore, etc as examples). Conservative locals have known this day was coming for 15 years because its the natural, predictable consequence of shutting down all logging and not spraying for bark beetles. Yes, it's "natures way", but so are pandemics and serious disease. Should we stop medications and vaccines since they interfere with natural cycles? Similarly, its no surprise that it was during the over-regulating "capitalism is evil" obama era that more businesses went under than were created for the first time on record. Just like its no surprise that Seattle is finding that raising the minimum wage so high, so quick is killing jobs. Just like its no surprise that getting government involved in healthcare has caused premiums and deductibles to skyrocket. Just like its no surprise that the government getting involved in student loans caused a massive and continuing spike in tuition costs and debt. Just like its no surprise that the government changing to buy any and all mortgages caused a massive bubble leading to the 2007 crash. It is worth noting that some of these examples fell under "republican" "leadership" (I used that word VERY loosely), but the actions in question were done by progressives, with conservatives screaming at the top of their lungs against it (which led to the creation of the tea party). The next big fire and smoking ruin may very well be our economy... I guess we should get used to it.
          Action 125cc dirtbike   
Action 125 //( Dirt Bike And Quad World )'); //]]> www.dirtbikeandquadworld.co.uk ( Dirt Bike And Quad World ) Price: £370.00 Action 125cc pit bikeFree delivery total price only £380This bike is similar to the ares model we sell but features upside down front forks and more trick bits such as an annodized engine cap, pro handle bars.These are a TOP QUALITY Pit Bike and feature COMPRESSION AND REBOUND DAMPING ADJUSTABLE FORKS, TOP GRADE Lifan engine, 26mm Mikuni carburettor, high flow induction paper air filter, big twin-piston brakes, and big exhaust.They look, go and sound Absolutely FANTASTIC !Motor: Lifan 1P52FMI-H, Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve OHC, air cooled, 125cc II.Start: Kick Start .Gears: Manual Clutch, 4-Speed, 1-N-2-3-4, alloy folding gear lever.Gear Ratios: 1st 2.833:1, 2nd 1.706:1, 3rd 1.238:1, 4th 0.958:1Bore x Stroke: 52.4mm x 55.5mm.Compression Ratio: 9.2:1Valve Sizes: 27mm Intake and 23mm Exhaust.Carburettor: 26mm Mikuni, double-float, racing.Maximum Power: 8.5Kw DIN @ 7,500rpm.Maximum Torque: 8.8Nm @ 5,000rpm.Exhaust: Steel header pipe, 28mm diameter. Alloy muffler, 86mm diameterSuspension: Heavy duty USD (UpSide Down) front forks with big 36mm inner tube diameter (that's the one that moves up and down) including Compression and Rebound Damping adjustments via knobs on the top of the forks, gas adjustable rear shock with remote Nitrogen gas reservoir.Capacities: 3litres unleaded fuel only, Billet Alloy fuel cap. 900ml engine oil.Frame: High stength, twin-spar reinforced steel frame and swingarm. Alloy engine bash-plate.Handlebars: High strength, welded cross-bar, T4 forged alloy, 1040mm handlbar height.Brakes: Front and Rear Wave-Blade hydraulic disk brakes with large diameter opposed twin-piston brake calipers.Seat Height: 750mm.Ground Clearance: 240mm minimum.Wheelbase: 1160mmWheels & Tyres: 2.50" x 14" front, 3.00" x 12" rear, anodised alloy wheels and rims, high strength steel spokes.Final Drive: #428 chain and sprockets, 16 teeth front sprocket, 41 teeth rear sprocket.Maximum Speed: Approximately 100KmhAssembly: All you need to do when you receive your motorbike is unpack it, install the front wheel, handlebars, front mudguard and number plate, footpegs and battery - less than one hour work.First Ride: Before the first ride check all fluid levels, especially engine oil level, and ensure all nuts and bolts are tight.Run-In: Do not over-rev the engine during the break in period which is 3 tank-fulls of fuel. Remember to change the engine oil after the first tank-full of fuel. It will have run-in oil in it from the factory which is not for extended use. Also the first oil change ensures any metal particles in the oil due to running-in a new engine are removed to avoid any premature engine wear. Use 15W/40 motorcyle oil. Friction modified oils should be avoided as these will cause the wet-plate clutch to slip.Weights: 64kg nett assembled.Product Size: 1620mm length x 750mm width x 1000mm height
          motox   
ktm 65sx small wheel motocross in great condition 2004 model owned from new,recent full engine rebuild,909 bars,new chain and sprocket kit,ready to race
          mini dirt trial bike, very cheap, for kids and big kids,   
Mini dirt stunt bikes are great fun, and boast double front suspension, expansion chamber inline chromed exhaust, reed valve carb, twin disc brakes, the fastest style 47cc polini style mini moto engine, (not the slower Mitsubishi engine) knobbly tyres, heavy duty chain and sprocket, heavy duty rear damper and the very latest twin chain power transfer gearbox. Weighing in at just 24.5 kg, they are rapid off the mark and can reach top speeds of around 40+ mph (weight dependent). FEATURES INCLUDE: Performance Exhaust �" Expansion Chamber + Polished SilencerHigh Compression Engine with 19mm Transfer Ports for High RevsUpgraded Heavy Duty Chain & SprocketUprated Brake Calipers & Thicker Brake DiscsUpgraded Forks with Alloy Wheel ClampsHigh Quality Welding & Stronger FrameRace Quality Reed ValvesAlloy Brake LeversSoft Grip Performance Hand GripsHigh Quality FairingsPainted Hubs & Polished RimsAlloy Yolks FREE EXTRAS: Chrome performance exhaust (worth £39.99)Metal Pull Start (worth £24.95)Uprated Chain (worth £19.95)Fully colour coded PP Plastic (Bends not breaks)Fully colour coded wheels (19.95) COMES COMPLETE WITH: Full Tool KitFull Sticker PackFull Instruction Manual COLOUR CHOICE - RED - BLACK - BLUE - YELLOW
          For sale - rare 1958 Dolly Toy co. (4pc Rocket Ship & space... - Auction   
Woodbridge VA, United States
This very rare 1958 Dolly Toy Co., Space Kid's with Rocket Ship and mini planet earth are in great condition. The colors and graphics look sweet! The four ...set has two pieces marked "copyright 1958 the Dolly Toy Co." The ship measures about 18 1/2" tall, the two kids are about 7 1/2" and the earth ...
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          125cc Pitbike, fast , Fun , best price around   
This bike is similar to the ares model we sell but features upside down front forks and more trick bits such as an annodized engine cap, pro handle bars.These are a TOP QUALITY Pit Bike and feature COMPRESSION AND REBOUND DAMPING ADJUSTABLE FORKS, TOP GRADE Lifan engine, 26mm Mikuni carburettor, high flow induction paper air filter, big twin-piston brakes, and big exhaust.They look, go and sound Absolutely FANTASTIC !Motor: Lifan 1P52FMI-H, Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve OHC, air cooled, 125cc II.Start: Kick Start .Gears: Manual Clutch, 4-Speed, 1-N-2-3-4, alloy folding gear lever.Gear Ratios: 1st 2.833:1, 2nd 1.706:1, 3rd 1.238:1, 4th 0.958:1Bore x Stroke: 52.4mm x 55.5mm.Compression Ratio: 9.2:1Valve Sizes: 27mm Intake and 23mm Exhaust.Carburettor: 26mm Mikuni, double-float, racing.Maximum Power: 8.5Kw DIN @ 7,500rpm.Maximum Torque: 8.8Nm @ 5,000rpm.Exhaust: Steel header pipe, 28mm diameter. Alloy muffler, 86mm diameterSuspension: Heavy duty USD (UpSide Down) front forks with big 36mm inner tube diameter (that's the one that moves up and down) including Compression and Rebound Damping adjustments via knobs on the top of the forks, gas adjustable rear shock with remote Nitrogen gas reservoir.Capacities: 3litres unleaded fuel only, Billet Alloy fuel cap. 900ml engine oil.Frame: High stength, twin-spar reinforced steel frame and swingarm. Alloy engine bash-plate.Handlebars: High strength, welded cross-bar, T4 forged alloy, 1040mm handlbar height.Brakes: Front and Rear Wave-Blade hydraulic disk brakes with large diameter opposed twin-piston brake calipers.Seat Height: 750mm.Ground Clearance: 240mm minimum.Wheelbase: 1160mmWheels & Tyres: 2.50" x 14" front, 3.00" x 12" rear, anodised alloy wheels and rims, high strength steel spokes.Final Drive: #428 chain and sprockets, 16 teeth front sprocket, 41 teeth rear sprocket.Maximum Speed: Approximately 100KmhAssembly: All you need to do when you receive your motorbike is unpack it, install the front wheel, handlebars, front mudguard and number plate, footpegs and battery - less than one hour work.First Ride: Before the first ride check all fluid levels, especially engine oil level, and ensure all nuts and bolts are tight.Run-In: Do not over-rev the engine during the break in period which is 3 tank-fulls of fuel. Remember to change the engine oil after the first tank-full of fuel. It will have run-in oil in it from the factory which is not for extended use. Also the first oil change ensures any metal particles in the oil due to running-in a new engine are removed to avoid any premature engine wear. Use 15W/40 motorcyle oil. Friction modified oils should be avoided as these will cause the wet-plate clutch to slip.Weights: 64kg nett assembled.Product Size: 1620mm length x 750mm width x 1000mm height
          Honda CBR1000F 1989 F reg   
1989 F reg HONDA CBR 23,000 miles CBR1000F, excellent runner, cheap rocket !! Priced to sell (to clear my garage !!) Metallic blue, body work good for year. MOT June 2007 - I will put 6 months tax on if sold. Has been sat in my garage since last summer, a couple of panels need finishing / respraying (cosmetic work) - blue paint supplied and decals £700 ono.
          KAWASAKI ER5 FOR SALE   
kAWASAKI ER5 2001, FULL 12 MONTHS MOT, TWO PREVIOUS LOCAL OWNERS, 35K MILES. FIRST TIME STARTER. GOOD ALL ROUND CONDITION. SCOTOILER. DATATAG. RECENT CHAIN AND SPROCKETS. £1200 ono
          Suzuki DR 600   
1985 Suzuki DR 600 New Warrant and Rego. Comes complete with Manual and Low geared sprockets.
          Harper | Morey goes to Take 2 for putting another star next to Harden   
Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, drives as Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The Rockets won 122-103. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Four years ago, Daryl Morey brought Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets to be James Harden’s running mate. After acquiring Harden from Oklahoma City and unleashing his talents into NBA stardom, Morey knew he had his first superstar in the puzzle. But one superstar doesn’t cut it anymore in today’s NBA. The scouting and strategy […]

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          RM250 2000 MODEL MOTOCROSS BIKE   
THIS IS MY PRIDE AND JOY, RELUCTANT FORCED SALE. IT IS A SUZUKI RM250 MAINTAINED WITH LOVING CARE. IT GOS LIKE A ROCKET AND ITS IN IMACULATE CONDITION. CALL DEZ 07757130116
          NBA Free Agency 2017 | Thunder preview   
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Last offseason, the Oklahoma City Thunder lost Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors but gained an MVP for Russell Westbrook as a result of that loss. Now, this summer, the question is whether the Thunder can get help for their MVP. With the L.A. Clippers trading Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, there’s a […]

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          suzuki gsxr750 slingshot   
purple with bright yellow wheels,tax and mot,new fork seals,new chain and sprocket set,brakes all round,full micron race pipe and stage 1 dynojet. this bike is in fair condition and is very loud and very fast!
          Reports: Los Angeles Clippers to trade Chris Paul to Houston Rockets   
SiriusXM NBA Radio reacts to the blockbuster trade sending CP3 to Houston.
          SUZUKI GSXR600K1 for sale   
12 months tax, 10 months MOT HPi certificate Service /maintaince records. Avon viper tyres, new chain and sprockets.New scorpion polished race can. Rear hugger/passenger seat.New house purchase forces sale
          kawasaki zx 636   
racing green, superb condition.8500 dry miles.hugger, tail tidy,new gold chain/sprocket.8 months mot. e-mail for photos. dave.lowe1@ntlworld.com .i'm looking to buy a green z1000. thanks for looking.
          Suzuki GSF600 BANDIT   
Blue, very good condition, full main dealer service history, one owner from new, recently had new X chain and sprocket, 20300m, both tyres in good condition and Meta alarm
          CloudOne Lead Software Engineer - Cloud Aerospace Rocket Technologies - Tonopah, NV   
Passion for advancing space flight and challenging the impossible. Lead complex software design projects under tight deadlines....
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          Honda CBR900RRT Fireblade   
1996 P reg, private plate P90 CBR worth £500.00. Low miles approx 18000, mot till Sept 2006 but zero miles since Sept 2005, will put bike through mot if required, extras include tinted double bubble screen, Thatcham approved immobiliser, yellow headlamp cover, crash mushrooms, carbon hugger, carbon tax disc holder, grab rail, scorpion carbon race can, mini indicators, 5 x 7 plate, original can, indicators, plate and screen included in sale, chain, sprockets and tyres are as new. datatagged, Excellent condition. dry weekend use, not raced, crashed or dropped, only £2500.00. Tel or text 07876 565 101 . May consider exchange for Honda Hornet 600 of similar value/condition/milage etc
          yamaha fz6 fazer hpi clear full service history 2005 05reg   
2005 05 reg YAMAHA FZS FAZER 3,300 miles black with sliver frame and engine.twin under seat pipes,it looks like new the tyres have loads of life in them, chain and sprockets are all good. this is a very clean bike never been in rain or the winter salt The bike has full service history . the last service was at 2519 miles at a cost of 260 pound on the 17th june 2006 The bike is under warrenty (8 months) . i have a full up to date hpi report showing that bike has no money owed or been in any accendents. if you have questions please email text or phone me 07718887499 my phone number is 0771 888 7499 this is a private sale i am not a dealer the bike has a standard immobiliser, mot is not due untill 2008 and is taxed till next year the march/april time. it is the new fazer model (r6 engine) digital speedo/ rev count sandlerandle@aol.com
          Suzuki GSXR600   
Corona racing colours.IXL loudish but legal exhaust otherwise standard. This bike is in superb condition for its age. Only a couple of tiny fairing marks. It has new tyres, chain and sprockets and a full years MOT.
          Honda Hornet 900   
Candy Blue, rare Fireblade engined retro rocket, Only 400 miles, 1 yrs MOT.
          Fantic tails 250   
Fantic 250 trails many new parts brake pads chain/sprockets tyres new lights clutch very clean and has been motd but not registered for the road. This is Cash only sale buyer collects, no foreign cheques will be accepted. No Scammers or fraudsters please, don't waste my time or yours, thanks.
          HONDA NS125 F   
good condition, tax and mot untill january 07,engine runs lovely, very fast learner legal bike 85mph+, needs new rear sprocket and chain, hense price, quick sale, accept cash only, no time wasters please.
          2004 SUZUKI GSXR 1000   
This bike is a Special Edition GSX-R 1000 Mat Mladin replica.I bought the bike NEW in May of 2004.It is very clean and only has 3k miles and runs great.The only modification I have done to the motorcycle is lowered in the front and rear and removed the blinkers.I have recently had the bike fully serviced and ready for sale.The bike has been garage kept and never rode in the rain.I am also giving two helmets and two jackets with the bike.Both are fulmer helmets and the blue jacket is an ICON.The other is a Mat Mladin - Joe Rocket jacket that matches the bike. All is included with the bike.Basically $1000 in free items. Feel free to contact him and ask questions directly at platalamasina@yahoo.com
          J. Geils - Gone at age 71 - A Guitar Retrospective   
J. Geils


J. Gelis was the leader of what was perhaps the preeminent band to come out of the Boston rock scene in the 1970’s.




The J. Geils Band

His group started up In Worcester, Massachusetts in 1967 and by 1970 the band had released their first album. By the 1980’s The J. Geils Band had a string of chart topping hits, including Centerfold, Love Stinks, Come Back, and Freeze-Frame.

While Peter Wolf stood out as the lead singer and front man, J.Geils was the guitarist and the name behind the band. .

You're Gettin' Even,
While I'm Gettin' Odd



The bands final album, Your Gettin’ Even, While I’m Gettin’ Odd, was released in 1984. The following year the band officially split.




1999 Reunion Concert



The group reunited for a reunion show in 1999. However in 2012 Geils filed a lawsuit against the band for conspiring to go on tour without him and unlawfully using the band’s trademarked name.


Bluestime - J. Geils and Magic Dick

After leaving the band Jay Geils remained a busy musician in the Boston area. In the mid 1990’s he put together a band called Bluestime along with The J. Geils Band harmonica player, “Magic” Dick Salwitz.


New Guitar Summit -
Geils,Beaudoin, and Robilard

By the next decade he remained active as a Jazz guitarist and recorded three solo albums. J. Geils was part of the New Guitar Summit along with Duke Robillard and Gerry Beaudoin.


Geils - KTR Motorsport Shop
As a young man, Geils attended the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and studied mechanical engineering. He parlayed that knowledge into restoring, collecting, driving, and racing sports cars.

Geils even started the KTR European Motorports Shop in a garage in Carlisle, Massachusetts which serviced vintage Italian sports cars; especially Ferraris and Maseratis. He eventually sold the business in 1996. But he remained active in the vintage car community, attending shows and displaying some of his personal automobiles.

John Warren Geils was born February 20th, 1946.

J. Geils 1946 - 2017

He was found dead in his home on April 11th of this year when police responded to a well-being call. He died of natural causes at the age of 71.


Aside from collecting automobiles, Jay had a wonderful collection of vintage guitars and amplifiers.

Modified '58 Flying V




During the years with The J. Geils Band he could be seen playing a Les Paul, a Fender Stratocater, or even a Gibson Flying Vee.






J. Geils with Gibson ES-335
In later years he performed with a Gibson ES-335, or some of his hollow body archtop jazz guitars.

His taste in archtop guitars was influenced by his love and admiration for the guitarists that he believed changed the way we played guitar; Charlie Christian, T-Bone Walker, and B.B. King.


He sought out the instruments similar to the ones that they played.

1936 Gibson ES-150
For Charlie Christian this included purchasing a Gibson ES-150 with the single coil pickup unit that came to be known as "The Charlie Christian" pickup.

He owned this guitar as well as a Gibson ES-250 with a Charlie Christian pickup, just like the guitar Christian used later in his career. In the picture you can also see an ES-150 tenor guitar. These are paired with Gibson EH-150 and EH-185 amplifiers. He parted with the Gibson ES-250.

1939 Gibson L-5
Part of the Geils' collection includes a Gibson L-5 that was previously owned by jazz guitarist Howard Alden.

Stromberg Deluxe
Geils owned a few Stromberg instruments that were made in his beloved city of Boston. One of these came with a Charlie Christian pickup, although the pickup was not original to the guitar.




Geils Archtop Collection

In fact Geil's collection of archtop guitars represented each of the major builders of archtop guitars.



Geils Archtop Collection


These included a Gretsch Synchromatic, an Epiphone Emperor, a D'Angelico New Yorker, a Gibson Super 400, and the Stromberg archtops.


1950's Fender Deluxe Amplifier


Geils also collected amplifiers. He states that he wanted to get the sound similar to what his guitar triumvirate of Christian, Walker, and King used to get "their sound".


Jay even owned an early 1950's Fender TV panel Deluxe amp that was decorated with the same wording as the one that B. B. King had used as a young man.

Jay got his love of Jazz music from his father, who encouraged him and exposed him to well known Jazz acts by taking him concerts when Jay was a child. As a boy Geils played trumpet up until he was almost out of high school. At this point he took up the guitar.

Geils' '60's ES-345



In 1967 Geils had purchased a 1960’s Gibson ES-345 after seeing B.B. King in concert playing an ES-335 through a Fender Super Reverb.






Geils with 1956 Les Paul
Upon hearing Eric Clapton playing with Mike Bloomfield, Geil set his sights on acquiring  a Gibson Les Paul. He found a 1956 Les Paul Custom at a New York city music store. This guitar  had an alnico and a P-90 pickup. Shortly after purchasing this guitar the J. Geils Blues Band was formed and the group started out by playing local gigs.

J. Geils with 1959 Les Paul
It was at one of these events he ran into a kid that wanted to sell his 1959 Les Paul Standard. The guitar needed a standard tailpiece, and someone had tried to varnish it with a brush. Despite its appearance, Geils spotted a treasure and offered to swap his ‘56 Les Paul Custom for that guitar. He took the guitar to a tech that scraped away the varnish, found the requisite parts, and took the covers off of the PAF pickups. He played this guitar on most of the J. Geils Band Records.

J. Geils with a Fender Stratocaster


During that era he also purchased a Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster and a Martin D-28 for use in the studio.







Geils' '58 Flying V
He also found a 1958 Gibson Flying V and got it by trading a Gibson ES-350 and a National Steel guitar. He took the Flying V on the road to play in concerts.

During his band years he purchased a 1958 Gibson Cherry Les Paul and put it to use. Geils later sold this guitar for three times what he originally paid for the guitar. The 1959 Les Paul is still part of the Geils' collection.

Ampeg Gemin II



As for amplifiers, his first amp was an Ampeg Gemini  II.







Late 1950's Gibson GA-40


During the early J. Geils Band recordings, he played through a tweed Gibson GA-40.







Fender Bandmaster Reverb



On the road he played through a pair on Fender Bandmaster Reverb amps, each with a cabinet housing two Electro-Voice SRO’s.






MusicMan RD112-100


During the final days of the band he was using a 100 watt Music Man amplifier.






KTR European Motorsports
As stated before, after leaving the J. Geils Band, Jay immersed himself in restoring classic Italian sports cars  opening his own shop; the KTR European Motorsports Shop.

Eventually he came back to the guitar, but this time as a Jazz player.

J.Geils and Gerry Beaudoin

He ran into guitarist Gerry Beaudoin, a notable jazz player, who invited him to join him on one of his regular gigs. This lead to his career as a Jazz guitarist.




Geils at a jazz gig with ES-250

He utilized several of the guitars in his collection at his jazz gigs, including the Howard Alden L-5 and his Gibson ES-250. He usually played through different Fender combo amplifiers.




J. Geils and Tennie Komar
in front of Jay's 1961 Ferrari.
Geils lead a most interesting life and his career revolved around the things he loved. Jay was a very dear friend to one of my childhood friends, Tennie Komar. Jay certainly left his mark on the world. Though his first love was playing Jazz guitar, he will always be remembered by most for his work in the J. Geils Band.

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          2005 Honda CBR 600   
Due to my financial knowledge (or lack thereof) I have come to the conlusion that I can no longer afford the luxury of my baby so I must let her go. It is a gorgeous bike and it comes with a rocket jacket and gloves and HJC Helmet. The title has a lein holder that will be cleared upon the sale.The price is of $3200.
          2005 Kawasaki : Ninja Ninja ZX10R Green   
Vehicle Description A super fantastic Green 05 ZX10R 164 RR HP!!! 2000 miles! Never been outside! What a ripper!! - Euro turn signals - Michelin Pilot Powers Race Tires - 520 Sprocket/ DID Chain conversion - Euro fender eliminator W Led Lights - Ohlins rear shock!! - SBK brake lines - BMC Race filter - Adjusible Billet Sidestand - Muzzy lowering links - Power Commander - Scotts Damper - Acrpovick Full Ti Evo 2 Carbon Canister Exhaust - Speedohealer - Muzzy Fan - Muzzy Exhaust Hanger - Zero gravity dark smoked windscreen - Engine Ice - Sato rearsets (black).Please be free and contact me for more informations and pictures.Thank you !
          4 Books to Wrap Up Women's History Month   
You’re a busy person and March is almost over. How many books about women did you squeeze in? If the answer distresses your inner book nerd, don’t worry. Here are four great books packed with history, stories and projects that will inspire you long after the official holiday has passed.

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs

I’ve researched a lot of remarkable women for my own blogs, but Maggs surprised me with a few I hadn’t heard of before. These are 25 profiles of accomplished women who faced tremendous odds, from rocket scientist Mary Sherman Morgan to author and World War II spy Noor Inayat Khan. The selection of women is diverse, and it covers fascinating topics like female spies and thrillseekers in addition to science, invention and medicine. Want to know about female ninjas? She has you covered. Maggs’ writing style is relatable and fun, which keeps the history popping.

Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga by Jennifer Croll

These days, the push for change in women’s careers is through STEM, but Jennifer Croll takes another path, reminding everyone that women have used whatever tools were at their disposal to change the world. This book is fun and fascinating, covering icons from Marie Antoinette to Rihanna and Madonna. For as long as male-dominated society has dictated what women should wear, ladies have rebelled and done their own thing. Amelia Bloomer advocated the right to wear pants in the 1850s, Josephine Baker shed her clothes and became the toast of Europe, and Rose Bertin broke the law by simply owning and operating a women’s clothing shop in 1770s Paris. The book also covers women’s fashion as political statements and shock value; a bright, colorful and inspiring read.


America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines by Gail Collins

If you’ve ever doubted that women played a major role in establishing the United States, doubt no more. Rich with detail and mesmerizing stories of strong women, this book is a must-read for every girl and young woman who thinks they can’t accomplish something. Also, feel free after reading this to roll your eyes every time someone mentions “The Scarlet Letter,” because women weren’t demure, delicate little things; they had their own opinions, desires, and work; they ran the household and created everything, including fabric, from scratch. Puritan men often complained that the women in their lives had bad attitudes, while the younger set caroused with the opposite sex and had frequent girls’ nights out. They also ran family businesses, chased tax collectors with boiling water, became preachers and more. The author digs through tons of research and makes each woman and her story come alive.

Crafting With Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy by Bonnie Burton

Burton’s book isn’t about history, but it gives you something to do after you finish the first three. The craft projects vary from beginner-level to advanced, so there’s something for everyone to do. Burton also recognizes that feminists come in varying levels of volume and taste, so you can make Peace and Equali-tea Aromatherapy Candles or realistic Vagina Tree Ornaments. The Strong Female Character Prayer Candle is definitely a fun one, even for my own legendary craft klutziness, and one day I will finish my “Emma Watson as She-Ra” candle. It’s a great way to show off your dedication to equal rights and have some fun at the same time.

*This piece also appeared on The Huffington Post*
          aprilia rs 50   
rs50 spares or repair,needs new front light,and problem with first gear selector ,should be reasonable to fix,recent engine rebuild inc new crank,new chain and sprocket ,unrestricted ,taxed and mot ,a real bike at a bargain price.
          aprilia rs 50   
rs50 spares or repair,needs new front light,and problem with first gear selector ,should be reasonable to fix,recent engine rebuild inc new crank,new chain and sprocket ,unrestricted ,taxed and mot ,a real bike at a bargain price.
          suzuki xf650 freewind   
nice lightweight on road/ off road bike,used daily, reliable. recent new tyres, chain & sprockets. please e-mail for photos
          2004 YAMAHA YZF R1 ALL CHROMED OUT   
ALL CHROMED , FRAME,SWINGARM,SUBFRAME,WHEELS,ALL ALL BRACKETS,HUB,SPROCKET,REAR CARRIER,BASKET CABLE COVER,BAR ENDS,LEVERS,PEGS,BOLTS,KICK STAND AND BRACKET AND NOW PLASTIC PARTS TOO,RAM AIR TUBES,SPROCKET COVER,UPPER AND LOWER FAIRING CONNECTERS,UPPER COVERS, GAS TANK COVERS,AND MUCH MORE.. FULLY POLISHED FORKS AND ROTORS NOW IT HAS SOME PAINTED PARTS TO LOWERS WITH SILVER METALLIC FLAMES PAINTED AND UPPER RAM AIR BOLT COVERS PAINTED TO..... BIKE WAS NEVER REPAINTED JUST SOME ADDED PARTS..CHROME WINDSCREEN AND AKARPOVIC PIPES... BIKE HAS NO SCRACTHS ANYWHERE..
          New Race MiniMoto 49cc   
New race tuned mini moto, 49cc 2-stroke air cooled engine, disc brakes, sports exhaust, race slicks tyres, stronger frame, bigger sprocket (for more engine speed!), stronger clutch springs, K&N filter, max speed 40mph. Prices from only £158 with Free UK delivery, available in Repsol, West, Camel, etc designs. See www.daudbikes.com for low cost mini motos and quadards
          New Origami Race Mini Moto   
New Origami race tuned mini moto, 47cc 2-stroke air cooled engine, disc brakes, sports exhaust, wet/dry tyres, stronger frame, bigger sprocket (for more engine speed!), stronger clutch springs, max speed 45mph. Prices from only £179 with Free UK delivery, available in Repsol, West, Camel, etc designs. See www.daudbikes.com for low cost mini motos and quadards
          Honda CR 85 B/W ( not kx rm yz )   
2003 Honda CR 85 Big Wheel Was brought from Flashman Motorcycles and have had no problems from day 1. Larger bore increases engine displacement to 84.7cc for increased power. · Durable 6-speed transmission now features thicker 3rd gear for increased toughness. · Frame strengthened to match increased power. · All new Team Honda-inspired bodywork. Engine/Drivetrain · Lightweight, liquid-cooled 84.7cc engine develops impressive power and features a Nikasil plated cylinder for excellent cooling and wear characteristics. · Reed-valve induction and 28mm carburettor for crisp throttle response at all rpm. · Lightweight aluminium radiator for consistent engine temperatures and maximum performance. · Heavy-duty clutch. · Maintenance-free CD ignition with electronic advance. · Low-mounted exhaust system enhances mass centralisation and contributes to high peak power. · Slick-shifting close-ratio six-speed transmission. Chassis/Suspension · Lightweight, high-tensile steel frame with large diameter frame tubing and cross-member provides excellent turning performance and straight-line tracking. · Box-section aluminum swingarm is lightweight and rigid. · Removable subframe is strong and durable. · 37mm leading-axle inverted Showa cartridge front fork features improved friction-reducing design to improve compression and rebound control. · The fork offers adjustable compression and rebound settings. · Wide-section aluminium top and bottom triple clamps position fork tubes far apart for good turning and control. · Tapered-roller steering-head bearings. · Pro-Link rear suspension system features a fully adjustable Showa shock for superb compliance and wheel control. · Strong, lightweight wheels are durable and minimise unsprung weight. · Lightweight front and rear disc brakes with improved pads offer powerful, precise braking. · Front and rear axles utilise a surface-treatment for added strength and durability. Additional Features · Handlebar bend optimizes rider position and comfort. · Slim, well-padded seat is comfortable and allows maximum rider movement. · Large-capacity airbox and reusable two-stage foam air filter. · Cleated, folding, self-cleaning foot pegs offer excellent grip. · Fully adjustable, high-quality controls include comfortable grips, dogleg levers, side-pull throttle and a folding shift lever. · High-quality, high-grip tires. · Front brake lever and master cylinder assembly are the same as CR125R/CR250R components. · Works-type handlebar grips add to rider comfort. · Front brake hose provides a positive feel. Ownership includes one-year complimentary Membership in the Honda Rider's Club of Australia. Benefits include discounts, travel benefits, and much more. SPECIFICATIONS Model: CR85RB Engine Type: 84.7cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke Bore and Stroke: 47.5mm x 47.8mm Compression Ratio: 8.4:1 Induction: Reed valve Carburetion: 28mm piston-valve Ignition: CD with electronic advance Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed Final Drive: #420 chain; 15T/56T (STOCK) Front Suspension: 37mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted Showa cartridge fork; 274mm travel Rear Suspension: Pro-Link fully adjustable Showa single shock; 290mm travel Front Brake: Single disc Rear Brake: Single disc Front Tyre: 70/100-19 Rear Tyre: 90/100-16 Wheelbase: 1288mm Rake: 27°48' Trail: 99.0mm Seat Height: 876mm Ground Clearance: 366mm Dry Weight: 66kg Fuel Capacity: 5.30 litres 2 Hours of use on New Piston Kit New Chain and Sprocket set Werx Graphics Good Tyres Spare Used Chain Spare Plastics Spare Air Filter Recently Fitted New Wheel Bearings Recently Fitted New Brake Pads READY TO RACE!!
          Suzuki TS 50 ERKX   
2002, Suzuki TS 50 ERKX, Black, in Excellent condition, 8 Months MOT taxed till Feb 06, 2 New mirrors and brakes fitted for last MOT. 5500 Miles only. Comes with New Larger Front Sprocket to increase speed. First to see will buy, Ideal for 16 year old and safer than a scooter. Ring Portsmouth 02392420773 or Mobile 07861295436.
          HONDA RVF 400   
HONDA RVF 400 (NC35) 1994 L REG 12 MONTHS MOT, 11 MONTHS TAX, GREAT LOOKING SPORTS BIKE, WELL LOOKED AFTER AND MAINTAINED. CARBON FIBRE CLUTCH AND BRAKE LEAVERS, DOUBLE BUBBLE TINTED SCREEN, SCORPIAN CAN AND ORIGINAL INCLUDED, ACUMEN DIGITAL GEAR INDICATOR, AFAM HIGH PERFORMANCE CHAIN, AFAM FRONT AND REAR SPROCKETS, RAYNOR REAR SETS. RIDES AND HANDLES FAULTLESSLY. OLD MOT AND VARIOUS RECIPTS PRESENT. £2500 ONO PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL WITH QUESTIONS REGARDING BIKE.
          Razor Pocket Rocket   
Tear up terrain on this Razor electric powered Pocket Rocket bike. With a flashy red design, this repliica of a real racing bike goes up to 15 mph for up to 45 minutes of continous drive. It features a long lasting steel frame, chain drive with freewheel for coasting efficiency and much more!
          MOTOCROSS BIKE   
CR 125 2002 model.This is a fast bike am selling so only buy if you can hadle a wheelie machine,It has a full HGS pipe,,renthal twin wall handle bars,only just had a vertex piston kit fitted(have proof if needed)and only just been raced tuned,(by the same person who fitted the piston kit)Vforce reed valve, just put on a new renthal front sprocket and a renthal rear sprocket with new chain and roller also,new brake pads front and rear,newish gear lever,oil changed EVERY ride,mint, and a good price just contact me reaymsty@aol.com
          4 Stroke 125 HONGDOU HD Learner Legal   
Great Starter and runner hasnt dfailed me yet. one of the few 4 stroke 125s on the marcket so doesnt sound like the normal hairdryers out there and a brilliant learner bike.Restricted does 75-80 jet the carb derestrict probably about 110.THE FRONT FARING IS BEING SPRAYED SAME RED 2NIGHT.Looks Great Runs great and very low milage only 5000.Also including some spares spare side faring and front mudguard spare headlight sprockets and a few other bits i have.Ne way its a lovely bike have to view to be believed im just off junction 10 of the M11 so have a look Contact me either on 07840153574 or 01223 833972
          SUZUKI RF.900.R   
26K mostly dry miles in black & purple taxed & tested, recent new tyres, battery 6mths, chain & sprockets 12mths, extras- goodridge hoses, double bubble screen, headlight protector, micron end can. Plus standard end can & Hugger
          kawasaki kmx 125   
kawasaki kmx 125 1996 12months test very good condition new chain+sprockets
          8 Moments in Elton John and David Furnish's Relationship That Will Melt Your Heart   

"Rocket Man" Elton John has always been known for his vibrant stage performances and his lavish Oscars parties every year, but over the years, the singer has comfortably settled into family life with his longtime love, Canadian filmmaker David Furnish, and their two sons, Zachary and Elijah. They met and quickly fell in love in 1993, back in a time when they couldn't legally get married, but that never stopped them from sharing their love with each other and with the world. Since then, they've gotten married twice and welcomed their sons via surrogate in 2010 and 2013.

Also since then, Elton has grown more and more vocal about same-sex equality, even saying in 2012 that the term "partner" wasn't sufficient enough for how much he loved David. "'Partner' is a word that should be preserved for people you play tennis with or work alongside in business. It doesn't come close to describing the love that I have for David, and he for me," he told The Independent. And in 2014, the two were able to legally wed and call each other husbands for the first time officially, which was just one sweet moment in this decades-long romance for them.


          Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh, Coolest Couple Ever, Are Not Too Cool For PDA   

Pharrell Williams makes nonstop jams, and his wife since 2013, the super-stylish Helen Lasichanh, seems just as cool. Together, they just might be the coolest couple (they're at least the most fashion-forward) in Hollywood right now. Though the parents of four kids (they just welcomed triplets in January, after their first son, Rocket) are intensely private about their relationship, they still step out together from time and time, and in between their fiercely fashionable appearances, they also show a little PDA, like a quick kiss and an almost-constant hand-hold. It just shows that no one's too cool for true love.


          Dirt bike for sale   
Never been raced, rear hub and sprocket needs replacing.Engine in mint condition, also comes with manual and receipt of original purchase, can be heard running..
          Chris Paul Reportedly Wanted A Trade Because He Hated Doc’s Relationship With Austin Rivers   
  This morning, news broke that the Clippers traded Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets for several players and a protected first round pick. Los Angeles will lose one of […]
          The Portland Trail Blazers Hilariously Celebrate Trade with Rockets for Cash Considerations On Twitter   
Earlier today, Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets but that wasn’t the only move worth celebrating today. To help facilitate the CP3 deal, the Portland Trailblazers sent second-year […]
          Honda Transalp 1993   
Fair condition for age. 12 months MOT. Well maintained. New tyres. Recent chaina and sprocket. See Ebay for more details.
          Clippers trade Chris Paul to Rockets   
The L.A. Clippers announced today the team has acquired guard Patrick Beverley, forward Sam Dekker, center Montrez Harrell, guard Darrun Hilliard, guard DeAndre Liggins, guard Lou Williams, forward Kyle Wiltjer and a 2018 First Round Pick from the Houston Rockets in exchange for guard Chris Paul. “Since winning back-to-back championships, the pursuit of a third title [...]
          Sixers trade Shawn Long to Rockets   
The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired a 2018 second-round pick and cash considerations from Houston, President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today. In exchange, Houston received the player contract of forward Shawn Long from Philadelphia. Long appeared in 18 games with the Sixers after signing a 10-day contract on March 6 and a multi-year deal on [...]
          Pistons trade Darrun Hilliard to Rockets   
The Detroit Pistons have traded guard/forward Darrun Hilliard to the Houston Rockets in exchange for cash considerations, as announced today by General Manager Jeff Bower. Hilliard appeared in a career-high 39 games (one start) last season with averages of 3.3 points, 0.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 9.8 minutes. Drafted by the Pistons with the 38th overall [...]
          Houston Rockets officially acquire Chris Paul   
HOUSTON Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has acquired guard Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for guard Patrick Beverley, forward Sam Dekker, forward Montrezl Harrell, guard Darrun Hilliard, guard DeAndre Liggins, guard Lou Williams, forward Kyle Wiltjer, a future first round pick, and cash considerations. "Since winning back-to-back championships, the pursuit of a third title has remained the ultimate goal for our franchise," said Rockets owner Leslie Alexander.
          The tale of two genders   
After all the researches regarding the behavioral differences in the two genders: male and female, and after all the literature regarding this, it is so surprising that a lot of people are still unable to understand and thus cope with these differences.

Psychology has perhaps given us the best insight on being happy. By understanding each other better, it enables us to predict behaviors and react to the best interest of the other.

Perhaps the best book in the behavioral understanding of the two genders is " Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus". I have always promoted this book amongst both the young age group and the elderly ones. The insights it gives regarding the differences in perception and actions of the two genders is very interesting.

Since the 5 years that I had read the book, my understanding about the behavior of men and women has been far better. It has given me a different power to accustom to the behavior of the people near me.

Understanding the same gender behavior is not rocket science to many. But understanding the complexities of the opposite sex is a different ball game. A lot of fights between couples take place due to this misunderstanding. While female tries to talk through her problems, men try to resolve them. Many a times, it seems women just want to share their problems with others by the way of talking about it. But, men try to find solutions to these problems. And that creates friction. Women will talk about any problem in the world, be it solvable or not. When you throw an unsolvable problem at men, they find it hard to digest that they can't resolve it. When in fact, women were not trying to resolve the problem, but just trying to talk about it. By talking about it, women get a sigh of relief and feel light. But, in the mean time, the male counterpart feels bogged down for not being able to resolve the problem. He feels disgusted. When similar situations arise again, he lets his cool down and shows his frustration in the form of anger. And then the fight starts.

This is just an example of the differences between the psychologies of men and women. By not understanding each others behavior, we are constantly fighting over.


          The Ingenious And Absurd Converge, Dustily, At Burning Man - Gizmodo Australia   
The Ingenious And Absurd Converge, Dustily, At Burning ManGizmodo AustraliaPeople seemed to love our retro rocket ship and crop circle-esque Burning Man posts a few weeks ago, ...
          There's a rocket in my pocket   
I have longed for the day that after sacrificing all my Summer vacations, including the weddings of two friends (one dear)*, that the one vacation left to me is stymied by a complete lack of air traffic (unless I wanted to hop the commmuter route from Eureka, CA, to SF, CA in 9 hours) and a sudden bout of the stomach flu, no doubt brought on by stressing over my rapidly vacating vacations, and guaranteeing that the minute I have dumped the side job that's gobbling up all my free time, I'll have another time torpedo in my pocket ready to go off.

WHere do I get off, man?


*forgive me I've been reading Kerouac.
          CP3 — who wins this trade? Clips, perhaps?   
CP3, newest Rocket
OK, first, the big news that Chris Paul of the Clippers is being traded to the Houston Rockets for Patrick Beverly, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker and a first-round draft pick.

Per Deadspin, is the trade actually worth it? First, contra Deadspin, throw out Williams' offense. Almost all of that came with his Lakers time last year, on a team where somebody, theoretically, had to score. Beverly is a good add, and I'll look at that in a minute. Dekker is there for, I believe salary match on the trade and little else.

Adrian Wojnarowski said that both CP3 and The Beard, James Harden, insist they can co-exist. Maybe they can. But, maybe CP3 is past his prime. I think he is now, although not by much. He certainly will be in 2-3 years, after that fat new free agent contract. So, was this all a Morley deal? Or did Mike D'Antoni beg for it?

Will The Beard coexist
with Paul? Will it help
the Rockets be better?
I doubt that D'Antoni really asked for this trade, unless his eyeballs are failing him. CP3 is going to slow down that offense. I mean, he's 31 and has already played 12 seasons.

Five-Thirty-Eight says they should work decently together, but doesn't expect much of a boost for the Rockets.

For the Clips? First, resign Blake Griffin or not? Trade DeAndre Jordan or not?

Blake still has value. I'd try to keep the deal as short as possible, but do it. Jordan is a boat anchor; it's going to be hard to move him and get a lot in return. Teach him to be a better screener for Beverly and Williams and accept you're otherwise stuck with him.

From there, you can still make the playoffs next year, even if you're outside the top four in the West. See how much Beverly offers; he'll definitely give you some defense that Paul wouldn't.

And, in a year from now, you have two first-round draft picks. Package them right, and you're rebuilding OK.

Otherwise, they can now pass on guaranteeing Jamal Crawford past next year, unless he accepts a cut.

So, the Rockets win this trade for the short term. For the long term, especially since Doc Rivers no longer has final say-so on trades? Clips win. And, speaking of, how much impact did The Logo have on this deal?

Speaking of, supposedly the last straw for CP3 was Doc refusing a Knicks offer of Carmelo Anthony plus Sasha Vujacic for Jamal, Doc's son Austin and Paul Pierce.

That said, Michael Eaves, in addition to "last straw" observations, says that CP3 now has Morley's nuts in his hand. Interesting thought.

These 1- and 2-year deals in general are going to try NBA fans' loyalty to their laundry vs loyalty to players.

Next for the Rockets. Are they still in on Paul George? And, what do you trade? I think Clint Capela has to be a part of the Pacers' ask. Otherwise, is there enough left to trade? If the Pacers ask for Eric Gordon, yes or no?

And, finally, the Spurs. Are THEY still in on Gordon?
          Brita - Sugar Lowdown   

#<hashie::mash> What if it turned out that kids were drinking an amount of sugar as tall as the Apollo rocket? Well, it's totally possible. Brita teamed up with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to launch Sugar Lowdown, a digital campaign from Critical Mass that uses Pinterest to help show how quickly sugar adds up.


          corn cakes (gone wrong)   

summary of ingredients:

1 cup of corn flour
1 can of corn kernels
a bunch of parsley
ground black pepper
4 egg white
rocket salad
balsamic vinegar
oil

although the photos present the process and product as appetising, i say that the corn cakes have gone wrong because they should have turned out more spongy than they did. they taste more like corn cookies than corn cakes. perhaps, the amount of corn flour should have been reduced. or maybe, i should have just used the regular consistency for pancakes and add corn kernels in the batter.
          grilled vegetables   

summary of ingredients:

oil spray
rosemary
balsamic vinegar
sweet potato
potato
zucchini
capsicum
parsnip
rocket leaves
          Amazon, Wal-Mart Prepare For A Fashion Fight   
Amazon, precipitating a retail tsunami with its purchase of Whole Foods market last week, just fired a rocket into the apparel universe, introducing Prime Wardrobe. The try-before-you-buy innovation, similar to clothing subscription boxes like Stitch Fix and Fabletics, is just one more way it’s trying to shore up its fashion weak spots. That news follows […]
           Twitter reacts to Chris Paul's trade to Rockets    
NBA players offer thoughts on CP3's exit of Los Angeles.
           Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal    
Chris Paul is heading to Houston
             
A bit of a smackdown between Ze Frank and Rocketboom. Competition is inevitable, and a good thing, imho.
          The Great Gas Gambit   

All those people who predicted gas prices would be over five dollars a gallon this summer must all apologize to the American people.
Now.
Senator Mitch McConnell
That includes most of the leaders of the Republican Party who were all so happy that gas prices were climbing a few months ago so they could blame the President for one more thing. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell went so far as saying, “This President will go to any length to drive up gas prices and pave the way for his ideological agenda.” Really, Mitch? And what agenda would that be? Ensuring his defeat in November? Making his fellow citizens as miserable as possible? Ensuring that ordinary Americans would have less money to pay for food? I wonder which ideological agenda Mitch is talking about because, of course, the good senator from Kentucky did not elaborate or fully explain the details.

It seemed, for a while, that Republicans and their boosters at Fox News and other assorted right-wing outlets couldn't stop talking about how gas prices were going to skyrocket during the summer based on their vast knowledge of economics.
We can excuse the usual fellow travelers like Limbaugh, Beck, and Hannity, for their underprivileged education and little understanding of how the real world works. After all, they are entertainers, so we shouldn't expect people who are colleagues of Ozzie Osborne to have any special knowledge of the dynamics of commodities fluctuations. Nobody in his right mind would go to the Beiber for economics advice. Let the Beiber be Beiber, and the rest of us should try and get our information from people who know a little bit more about international markets.
But wait a minute! Isn't Mitt Romney an expert about markets? Or so he says. Just ask him on the campaign trail and he will tell you that he is not really a politician he is a business man. A very savvy business man with oodles and oodles of experience with capital formation, markets, and all those complicated things about which the Minority Leader is so ignorant about. At least, the clueless McConnell is not running for President, and he is barely mentioned as a choice for Vice President so we have to give ole' Mitch a pass. After all, he just has to convince the good people of Kentucky he knows what he is talking about, voters who might be brighter than he thinks.
Mitt Romney
And exactly what is Romney's excuse? I recall he too joined the Republican bandwagon and was quite critical of the President's policies which he squarely blamed for the rising gas prices. With Romney’s vast knowledge of the economy he would fix all that he alleged. He didn't quite go as far as the quasi-genius Gingrich who had a secret plan to bring gas prices down to two dollars or so. But the businessman Romney was quick to point out the President was responsible for the rise in gas prices and that under his (Romney's) capable administration such calamities were just not going to happen because of his great command of economics, the markets, capital formation, and so on and so on.
So Mitt, where is your apology?
You see, I don't believe Romney, McConnell and these other gentlemen should apologize for being wrong. I mean, we all make mistakes. My biggest mistake was believing that Ronald Reagan would not win a second term. Boy was I wrong. If it weren't for his fellow Republicans hating FDR so much and passing a law prohibiting presidents from having more than two terms, Reagan might have won a third term – that's how wrong I was. And I never apologized either because I never claimed to be an expert prognosticator. It was just an opinion. But Romney claims special knowledge of economics and especially knowledge of how markets work. Heck, his whole campaign is predicated on the principle that his special knowledge as a businessman would enable him to turn around our economy. It’s, if you pardon my French, his raison d’ être.
So yes, Mitt, when you get something as elementary as gas prices wrong, you have to apologize to the American people. Not for being wrong, but for pretending you know things that you really don't know much about. For perpetuating a hoax on the American people. For lying about your capacity to understand how markets work when in reality you are no better than Justin Beiber at economics. And maybe just a little bit better than Ozzie Osbourne. Just maybe.



Link to C-SPAN for debate archives and more.


          Locked On Pistons - June 28, 2017 - How Andre Drummond's post-ups can be improved   
Darrun Hilliard has been traded by the #Pistons to the Houston #Rockets for cash considerations to help facilitate the Chris Paul trade. Oh yeah, and Phil Jackson got fired apparently. We spend some time breaking down how Andre Drummond could improve his post-up utility without even improving his free throws. Hosted by Duncan Smith
          Software Engineer - Cloud Aerospace Rocket Technologies - Tonopah, NV   
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          Top Stories: Cause Of London Building Fire; More On The GOP Health Bill   
Good morning, here are our early stories: -- Massive Fire At London High-Rise Started In A Refrigerator, Police Say. -- The AMA's Take On GOP Health Care Plan. -- Real Estate Firm With Ties To Trump May Build The New FBI Headquarters. And here are more early headlines: Renmants Of Tropical Storm Cindy Pose Flash Flood Threat In South. ( AccuWeather ) Arab States Make Demands Of Qatar, Including Closing Al Jazeera. ( Guardian ) The U.S. Halts Beef Imports From Brazil Over Safety. ( New York Times ) North Korea Denies It Tortured Or Mistreated Dead U.S. Student. ( AP ) North Korea Reportedly Tests Rocket; Could Be Used In Missile. ( Reuters ) Another Venezuelan Protester Killed In Demonstrations. ( VOA ) Jurors Still At Work In Murder Re-Trial Of Ex-University Officer. ( WLWT ) World's Ugliest Dog Contest In Petaluma, Calif. ( Argus-Leader ) Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
          Oddworld Radio [Lost Episode]   

Jack in the box!

So, Here it is! The lost episode of Oddworld Radio. This episode was recorded just incase something were ever to happen to Oddworld radio to the point where there wasnt going to be a new episode for a while, and look what happened...Oddworld Radio is on Hiatus, and we have this episode to fall back on.


ODDWORLD RADIO HIATUS
As you all know by now, Oddworld Radio is on hiatus due to the fact that Jack moved and Bojay didn't. The future of Oddworld radio isn't hazy at the least! Infact, Jack is planning a trip to New Mexico, and in the near future, Manuel is making his triumphet return to the Oddworld Radio studios! Still no word on if Bojay is going to renew his contract.


ENJOY THE LOST EPISODE!!!

Special Guests:
(Cousin) Davey and
(Sister) Valerie!


Tracklist

Bring us Bullets (intro) -- Rocket from the Krypt
Coming undone (Request) -- Korn
Swallowed -- Bush
Last Regret (Request) -- Seventh Day Slumber
Self Esteem -- The Offspring
Even Flow -- Pearl Jam
Change -- Deftones
Watch The Sky For Me (outro) -- Powerman 5000


          Oddworld Radio [Episode 9]   
itunes pic
So, we missed the show on Thursday...But don't worry, this episode is worth the wait.
During the taping of this episode, Budlight made yet another surprise visit, only to bring on an Oddworld Radio Party! Bojay picks the playlist on this episode.
Guests in this show include...
 
GUESTS: Tiff, Davey, Isaiah, Tudy, Rowdy!!
Goodtimes...
TRACKLIST:
Rocket From The Crypt-- Bullets(Intro)
Queen--Bohemian Rhapsody (Request)
Linkin Park--What I've Done
System Of A Down-- Toxicity
Avenged Sevenfold-- Beast And The Harlot
Staind-- It's Been a while
Skillet-- Forsaken
Pantera-- Fuckin' Hostel
The Unseen-- So Sick of You
PM5K-- Watch The Sky For Me(Outro)


(To Listen to the episode Click the Play Button Under this)

          The History of Land Prices in Kumasi   
Many are those who continue to ask me, 'is it good to invest in land in Kumasi?' I have several times tried to let such people see what i see in the land market. But most often i fail. I therefore took time to research into the history of land price in Kumasi. I hope you will get the answers you want in the land market in terms of land prices.
         In 1960, 100 feet by 100 feet land at Asaago, a town near Kumasi was worth less than ¢10. In 1974, the same land meant for residential building sold for GH¢3 at Asenua. At Esereso, at the time when land was first subdivided for residential purposes in 1985, whiles strangers paid around GH¢4, subjects of the village presented bottles of Schnapps. An acre of land at Adum, now the Central Business District and the most expensive location in Kumasi, in 1960 was worth around GH¢50. But by 1973, land prices in Adum had risen to over GH¢164. Probably, this was the highest price achieved in Kumasi during this time.
However, the period between 1990 and 1999 saw land prices rise far beyond expectations. This is due to several factors. During this period, constitutional rule had been regained. Rawlings’ military rule in Ghana had ended. The 1992 Constitution, firmly establishing the 2nd Republic of Ghana, had been promulgated and guaranteed private ownership of property (Article 18; 1). A democratic election had been successfully held. Most Ghanaians had begun to build confidence in the economy and had started investing in land to accumulate wealth. In January 1995, with inflation hovering around 59%, land prices, like all other commodities in Ghana, was rising fast. The young generation realised that capital gains made from land could be a quick path to wealth due to the rapid increases in land prices. These, among other factors, tickled demand for land. Suddenly, everybody was buying. Land speculation became a rewarding part-time business for many. With so many people looking for land to buy, estate agency gained ascendancy without control.
The price of land sold in just a few years quadrupled in value. By 1997, Alhaji Ibrahim Baryeh reported that a 100 by 100 feet building plot at Asenua exchanged for GH¢130, far higher than the GH¢3 in 1974. Within a space of 23 years, land at Asenua had gained capital value by 4,233%. At Kyerekrom, prices range from GH¢220 to GH¢350 depending on whether the buyer was a subject of the town or a stranger. In the case of Emena, land exchanged between GH¢85 and GH¢120. At Apire, prices were between GH¢120 and GH¢350. By February 1997, the same land which sold for ¢10 in 1960 at Asaago fetched between GH¢150 and GH¢200. At Santasi, prices started from GH¢300. The decade just before the year 2011 did not see land prices fall. In fact, they rose rapidly. With the year 2000 beginning another decade in the land market, political power had been peacefully transferred from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) through a fair, transparent, and democratic election. John Agyekum Kuffour had been sworn in as the President of Ghana and had declared a ‘golden age of business’.
Like several other markets, the land market responded positively. Confidence in the Ghanaian economy had deepened. Demand for land rose, and in tandem with prices. By 2004, land prices in Kumasi had risen from previous highs to higher levels. Prices ranged from GH¢3,000 to as high as GH¢50,000 for a standard 100 feet by 100 feet plot. A standard plot at neighbourhoods such as Asokwa, in 2003, was sold around GH¢60,000. By 2006, land prices in the city ranged from GH¢200,000 to GH¢300,000 per acre which were mainly leasehold interest A 100 feet by 100 feet land which exchanged at Asaago for GH¢150 in 1997, was now priced over GH¢5,500, representing about 3,567% capital gains over 13 years. Half of an acre building plot at Atasomanso which sold for GH¢3,000 per plot in 1997 rose to over GH¢90,000 by the end of 2010 (i.e. 2,233% in capital gains in 13 years). Between 2000 and 2010, like the decade before it, land prices seldom dropped. At Apire, a standard building plot from 1990 to 1993 was sold between GH¢300 and GH¢400. By 2003, prices had risen to nearly GH¢3,000. Land prices in the neighbourhood did not stop rising. It skyrocketed to over GH¢7,000 in 2010.
In recent times, price of undeveloped land has been rising fast. The picture below charts prices of selected locations in Kumasi. Analysis of land prices collected from the field presents interesting statistical results. The maximum land price per acre of GH¢1,869,200 was achieved at Adum, the Central Business District of Kumasi. This means that Adum is the most expensive location in Kumasi. The minimum price of Gh8,000 per acre was recorded at Zongo Extension. However, the most frequent price (mode) at which an acre of land was bought was Gh40,000. This translates into GH¢10,000 for a standard plot. And yet the mean price of land per acre recorded was around GH¢141,300. What this means is that with GH¢35,300, a standard plot at a good location can be acquired. In all, prices ranged from as low as GH8,000 to as high as GH¢1,869,200 per acre. 
            What the history and current land prices in Kumasi tell us is that an investment in land is by far the best option. Investment in land is seldom affected by inflation. Land prices seldom fall. Capital gains from land are astonishing. Even capital gains realised on the Ghana Stock market in a year on all the stocks listed on the GSE do not often come close. In other regions of Ghana where pressure of land is relatively low, one is still better of investing in land. for example, between 2008 and 2009, land prices increased by 66.7% in the Wa Municipality in the Upper West Region of Ghana. In the Eastern Region of Ghana, between 1992 and 2003, land prices recorded over 235% increase. 


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          Pelatihan TMDP untuk Sarjana Baru yang Akan Memasuki Dunia Kerja.   
Trend Rekruitment saat ini telah  beralih dari Rekruiment Tradisional menjadi Talent Recruitment.

Talent Recruitment adalah :
  • Perekrutan yang didasari oleh bakat/potensi yang dimiliki setiap sarjana melihat dari aspek secara: personal, profesional dan bisnis.
  • Potensi dapat diketahui melalui analisa psikologis (Psychological Mapping), sehingga setiap sarjana akan terlihat apakah mau, bisa dan mampu dalam bekerja.
 Bagaimana
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Talent Management development program (TMDP)
Mempersiapkan sarjana memasuki dunia kerja dengan kompetensi managerial

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KONSEP  TALENT MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (TMDP)

TMDP adalah program Pelatihan Soft Skills yang dirancang untuk meningkatkan kompetensi manajerial yang diberikan untuk mahasiswa semester akhir atau S1 yang belum mendapatkan pekerjaan yang sesuai latar belakang keilmuannya.

Akhir program TMDP, semua peserta akan melalui proses kelulusan yang dinilai mulai dari: kesanggupan (Committment) belajar secara pro-aktif di dalam maupun di luar kelas; kemampuan (Competency) memperjuangkan studi kasus; penilaian kemampuan mengelola kondisi pekerjaan (Managing Condition) yang dihadapi (disiplin sebagai bawahan, komunikasi, kepemimpinan, pembuatan keputusan dan membangun tim kerja). Ini semua menjadi bahan utama kompetensi manajerial (Soft Competency) untuk dapat memasuki dunia kerja.


TUJUAN  TMDP
Kursus TMDP mempunyai beberapa tujuan yaitu:
1.   Membangun kesanggupan (Committment) pribadi peserta agar mampu mengelola diri sendiri, memiliki disiplin tinggi sebagai peserta Kursus maupun sebagai calon karyawan pada bidang pekerjaan yang akan dimasuki.

2.   Mendampingi pengembangan kemampuan (Competency) profesional peserta dalam hal kompetensi manajerial (Soft Competency) terdiri dari :    
  • Kemampuan berkomunikasi secara fungsional.
  • Kepemimpinan manajemen perubahan.
  • Kemampuan membuat keputusan bisnis
  • Kemampuan bekerja di dalam dan membangun team.
  • Kemampuan dunia wiraswasta.

3.   Mendampingi peserta agar mampu mengendalikan berbagai kondisi (Managing Condition) mulai tahap seleksi pekerjaan sampai memasuki dunia kerja.

4.   Mendampingi peserta agar mampu menjadi anggota baru pada kelompok kerja dengan berkontribusi secara positif, optimal, berdasarkan logika: Bersih, Transparan dan Profesional (BTP).

 Pelatihan TMDP di UNAIR Surabaya

PROSES PEMBELAJARAN TMDP
Proses pembelajaran TMDP akan menghasilkan calon pekerja dengan kriteria: mempunyai kemampuan manajerial yang superior, pengertian yang mendalam mengenai bisnis dan industri yang akan dimasuki, mempunyai antusiasme dan mampu berhadapan dengan perubahan lingkungan yang serba cepat.

Proses pembelajaran ini dilakukan dengan metode belajar active learning melalui kombinasi antara ceramah, simulasi, studi kasus, presentasi dan diskusi interaktif yang semuanya disampaikan secara Fun, sehingga peserta tidak akan pernah jenuh mengikutinya.

METODE PELATIHAN
  • Fun
  • Practical Learning
  • Studi Kasus, Review Film, Observasi Lapangan
  • Dames : Bowling, Golf, Gocart, Dart, dsb.
 
EVALUASI TMDP
Evaluasi TMDP dilakukan mulai dari analisa psikologi dan kegiatan Kursus dengan  prosentase ; 1). Nilai dari peserta TMDP = 30%, 2). Nilai dari trainer TMDP = 70%.
Penilaian yang diberikan adalah kegiatan yang dilaksanakan untuk mengukur dan menilai keberhasilan kegiatan Kursus peserta TMDP. Penilaian dapat diperoleh dari kegiatan selama mengikuti Kursus TMDP dari trainer, tugas, ujian juga dari peserta lainnya.

PAPER AKHIR / INDIVIDUAL PAPER TMDP
Setiap peserta sebelum menyelesaikan Kursus TMDP diwajibkan menyusun paper individu sesuai dengan kekhasan atau spesialisasi bidang yang diminati. Studi mandiri ini akan didampingi oleh trainer sebagai pembimbing paper dengan maksud :

1.  Trainer sebagai pendamping membantu setiap peserta TMDP merencanakan paper studi mandiri pada awal pertemuan.
2.   Membantu setiap peserta TMDP mengembangkan potensi dirinya sehingga memperoleh hasil yang optimal dan dapat menyelesaikan studi mandiri sesuai waktu yang telah ditentukan.


MATERI  TMDP
 Fokus Kursus TMDP akan bertumpu pada :
1.   Manajemen Diri (Self Management). Meliputi; Self Awareness dan Self Mastery.
2.  Kompetensi Managerial (Soft Competency). Meliputi; Business Communication, Business Presentation, Leadership, Problem Solving & Decision Making, and Team Working.
3.   Pengembangan Proyek Bisnis (Business Project Management).
4.   Study Mandiri (individual paper).

 
PELAKSANAAN TMDP
TMDP ini dilakukan selama 1,5 bulan intensif (10 kali pertemuan). Program TMDP dapat dilakukan dengan kuota maksimum 30 orang per kelas. Efektivitas waktu pertemuan adalah 7 jam per hari.

Peserta TMDP juga mendapatkan layanan tambahan yaitu layanan konseling gratis sepanjang masa bagi peserta sebagai proses berkesinambungan demi tercapainya target pribadi maupun target pekerjaan.

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          Boyle Heights tenants face eviction for unpaid double-digit rent increases   

Karen Centeno and her husband Moises Hernandez are facing eviction from their Boyle Heights apartment on East 2nd Street. Rents have been rising as newcomers forced out by higher housing costs elsewhere move into the community.; Credit: KPCC via Karen Centeno

Josie Huang

Boyle Heights tenants facing eviction for refusing to pay rent increases of up to 80 percent will be protesting outside their apartment complex on Wednesday, joined by other renters fed up with skyrocketing housing costs.

Tenants at 1815 E. 2nd St., just a block away from Mariachi Plaza, said they started receiving eviction notices on Saturday, after communications with their landlord broke down. Five of the seven households ordered to leave include mariachis.

Karen Centeno and her mariachi husband Moises Hernandez said they can't afford the 43 percent rent hike that pushed their rent to $1,650 a month. But they also can't afford to move out of Boyle Heights because Hernandez needs to be near Mariachi Plaza where musicians wait for gigs. And Centeno's father who lives in the neighborhood depends on her help with his job training dogs.  

"I understand it’s a business but you cannot throw us out like trash," Centeno said. 

Housing prices in Boyle Heights have shot up as the neighborhood draws in newcomers priced out of other parts of the city. What is happening in Boyle Heights is a case study in how L.A.'s housing crisis is rippling into blue-collar neighborhoods that were once affordable.

The area surrounding Mariachi Plaza has become especially desirable real estate since Metro installed a Gold Line stop there in 2009.

Centeno’s complex is not old enough for L.A. rent controls protections, which covers residences built before 1979, so the double-digit rate increases are perfectly legal.

Centeno said both her parents and her husband's want to help, but they live in overcrowded conditions with relatives. She's researched other apartments in Boyle Heights but the neighborhood's proximity to the Arts District has driven up rents.  

"My days used to be pretty simple and right now all the time I worry," Centeno said. 

Within weeks of the stucco complex being purchased in December 2016, the Crescent Canyon property management company sent notices to seven of the 24 units, increasing rent by $550 to $800 per month, according to Elizabeth Blaney, an organizer with Union de Vecinos, which is part of the citywide L.A. Tenants Union.

Blaney said she was working to get the landlord and tenants to negotiate a reasonable rent increase. But she said issues arose when the management company set certain conditions before the owner, Frank B.J. Turner, would agree to meet with tenants.

She said they included convening in an undisclosed hotel and requiring tenants to provide identification. The owner also wanted one-on-one talks with tenants, rather than meeting as a group — something that the tenants rejected, Blaney said. 

"We’re part of a tenants union," Blaney said. "We have a right to collective bargaining and let’s meet all together."

The tentative plan had been to meet late last week, but unable to reach an agreement, the landlord issued eviction notices. The owner, Turner, could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Centeno said she's still hoping the owner will relent and agree to smaller rent increases, while also making repairs, like fixing leaks she said plague her bedroom and living room.  

"We don't need luxury in our apartments. I don't need a new kitchen," Centeno said. "We just want to live here."

This content is from Southern California Public Radio. View the original story at SCPR.org.


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          La responsabilidad de un líder   


A menudo sin quererlo, nos encontramos con situaciones que cambian nuestra vida. Momentos puntuales que no buscamos; solo llegan.
A priori, resulta relativamente fácil identificar si el cambio es a mejor o a peor, pero en última instancia, eso solo depende de nosotros, de la actitud que tomemos.

Hay opiniones divididas acerca de a quién beneficia más el cambio de jugadores entre OKC y Houston (James Harden, Cole Aldrich, Lazard Hayward y Daequan Cook se van a los Rockets a cambio de Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb y tres elecciones del Draft del 2013). Pudiéndolo discutir largamente, si hay algo claro es que, más allá de equipos, quién sale más beneficiado lleva barba. Sí. James Harden.

El tercera espada de OKC se convierte en punta de lanza.

Muchos creían, me incluyo, que Harden era mucho más que un sexto hombre, un jugador que tuvo la fortuna y la desgracia de coincidir en el mismo equipo que Durant y Westbrook.
Harden sabía que se encontraba en un equipo grande, un equipo ganador del cuál formaba parte capital. Por ese motivo aceptó el rol de asesino desde el banquillo sin rechistar. Sabía que en ese equipo crecería y ganaría; algunas veces gracias a él, otras muchas gracias a sus compañeros.

En ese rol obtuvo un merecido reconocimiento: fue nombrado Mejor Sexto Hombre de la NBA. Pero este traje le venía demasiado estrecho a un jugador de calidad enorme. En OKC su techo no lo limitaba su talento, la culpa era más bien del número de minutos y el “inconveniente” de compartirlos con Durant y Westbrook. En Houston, este incómodo techo desaparece; ahora se puede erguir. 
Será diferente; él lo sabe. En el primer partido que disputó como Rocket ya demostró conocer el nuevo papel que deberá desempeñar en un equipo excesivamente joven (media de 23 años). Los números son clarificadores: 44 minutos de juego en los que hizo 37 puntos, 6 rebotes, 12 asistencias y 4 robos.

En su primer partido demostró una adaptación inmediata al nuevo rol; mucho más exigente. El mejor sexto hombre de la competición, se convirtió en el líder que su equipo necesitará partido tras partido. Tiró más que nunca. Prueba de ello son los registros personales que batió contra Detroit: número de tiros de campo intentados, y también encestados, así como el número de minutos que estuvo en pista, destrozando su anterior récord de asistencias.

En el siguiente partido, escaló hasta los 45 puntos (récord personal) se mostró incisivo y muy hiriente; penetró con determinación, la determinación de un líder.

Está siendo quién esperan que sea. En tres partidos, Harden ya ha batido muchas de las mejores marcas obtenidas en OKC, y las que le quedan solo son cuestión de tiempo. Cualquier cambio conlleva sus pros y sus contras, la virtud radica en saber anteponer los pros de la nueva situación. A esa capacidad algunos le llaman madurar; eso conseguirá esta temporada. 

En mi humilde opinión, quién mayor rédito va a sacar de esta unión es el mismo Harden pues crecerá como jugador y, sobre todo, como líder. En Houston, James Harden será la estrella que no podía ser en OKC, en los Rockets tendrá la libertad de hacer y deshacer a su antojo. En ese aspecto se igualará a las grandes estrellas de la liga. Pero su propósito debe ir más allá, su propósito debe ser convertirse en una de ellas; en eso está.

James Harden es un jugador de una calidad inaudita, una calidad que liberada del corsé que suponía OKC, crecerá desbordando las expectativas más optimistas. Houston lo ascenderá a las alturas, a una cota en la cual tan solo habitan las superestrellas.




En Houston demostrará que su techo aún no se vislumbra.

          Soñar despierto   


Somos diferentes. Únicos. Nuestro código genético permite esta posibilidad. No ha habido, ni habrá, nadie como nosotros. Nadie como yo; como tú. Sin embargo, y yendo a contranatura, la sociedad nos empuja a ser iguales, a formar parte de un grupo, un todo que difumina al individuo. Afortunadamente podemos escapar de esta homogeneidad; podemos soñar. Es un derecho que ninguna ley nos podrá prohibir, allí somos libres, nuestros sueños son nuestros, solo nuestros, pero a veces se pueden compartir, a veces, incluso con el mundo.

Eso hizo Jeremy Lin: soñar. Soñó tantas veces el mismo sueño que, después de mucho esfuerzo y tenacidad, se volvió real.
Nadie podía esperar lo que sucedió, nadie excepto él. Lin luchó esperando la llegada de una oportunidad como esa. Nunca lo tuvo fácil, no obtuvo ninguna beca deportiva, ni fue drafteado, pero lo tuvo claro. El licenciado en económicas por la Universidad de Harvard sabía que tarde o temprano las cuentas cuadrarían. Así sucedió.

Una carambola del destino, una oportunidad imprevista, una ristra de casualidades e infortunios convergieron para que el soñador taiwanés pudiera despertar.
Mike d'Antoni, sobrepasado por una pésima trayectoria deportiva que no hacía más que empeorar (11 derrotas en 13 partidos), optó por darle una oportunidad; él mismo quedo perplejo de su descubrimiento.
Una franquicia histórica andaba perdida y sin rumbo, ni la llegada de entrenadores y jugadores que engrandecieron los equipos de los que procedían conseguían hinchar el balón de los Knicks. El aire nuevo que insuflaban al llegar a la gran manzana se volvía turbio a las pocas semanas. El exigente aficionado neoyorquino se desalentaba, y las ilusiones depositadas en los nuevos proyectos se diluían como un azucarillo en el café.
New York vivía el gris presente con resignación, pero de pronto alguien empezó a colorear el Madison. El 4 de febrero nació un fenómeno; el mundo empezó a soñar.

¿Quién es?... ¿De dónde ha salido?... Nadie lo conocía, pero a partir de entonces todo el mundo lo quiso hacer: a qué hora se ha despertado, qué ha comido, dónde ha dormido, con quién... Había un gran interés por conocer aquel enigma salido de la nada, creado por generación espontánea; nació un fenómeno. Jeremy Lin superó con creces el efecto que produjo en la comunidad asiática al fichar por Golden State, derribó la barrera racial y empezó a ganarse la admiración global.
En mi humilde opinión, asistimos a un fenómeno sin precedentes. Todos, del primero al último, nos sorprendimos; y maravillamos.

Liderados por un desconocido, los Knicks empezaron a ganar. Con un juego fácil, sin florituras ni complicaciones. Empezó a dirigir a un equipo huérfano de estrellas (Anthony y Stoudemire estaban fuera por diferentes motivos). A Lin no le dieron ninguna oportunidad, se la tuvo que ganar, y lo hizo sin miedo. No importaban los errores en el tiro ni las pérdidas de balón. Jeremy mostró un juego agresivo y, como no, inteligente.

Empezaron a aparecer muescas en su revolver. Su primera víctima fue Deron Williams, todo un All-Star al que propinó 25 puntos. Los Knicks ganaban, y él era el responsable. Un equipo por aquel entonces muy mermado y con escaso talento ofensivo empezó a ganar los partidos que con sus estrellas perdían. Seguían los partidos y el fenómeno crecía sin aturador. Nadie podía pararle. El número 1 del Draft del 2010 (John Wall) también cayó víctima del torbellino asiático. Imparable. Ni la sombra más corpórea de Jordan logró detener el fenómeno; en su enfrentamiento contra los Lakers, Lin metió 38 puntos, algunos de ellos bajo la defensa del mismísimo Kobe Bryant.
Un rey de reyes que había sucumbido, como tantos otros, ante aquel fugaz emperador. 

Nombrado Jugador de la Semana en la Conferencia Este con unos promedios de 27,3 puntos, 8,3 asistencias y 2,0 robos.

Diez días más tarde de haberse creado el fenómeno se le puso nombre. Con empate en el marcador Lin decidió que el partido acabaría sin demora, pues anotó sobre la bocina el triple que daba una nueva victoria al equipo neoyorquino. Fue después de lo sucedido en el Air Canada Center, con el fenómeno en plena expansión, donde se empezó a acuñar el nombre de Linsanity.

Los críticos empezaron a alabar al mismo jugador que un par de años atrás consideraron un fichaje publicitario de Golden State; lo era. Pero del mismo modo que también lo es ahora, la diferencia es que ahora se cumplirá el objetivo: será rentable. No solo su entorno ha cambiado, él tambien lo ha hecho. Necesitó cambiar para que su mundo cambiara.
Jeremy Lin fue listo. Adaptó su juego para sobrevivir en un hábitat que no fue creado para un chico como él. Sabía donde quería vivir, y adaptó su físico para poder sobrevivir a esa jungla. En una palabra: evolución.
Su cuerpo mutó. Se volvió más rápido y más fuerte. Su tenacidad trajo frutos: subió casi 7kgs de músculo; saltaba 10cms más alto y 15 más lejos. Mejoró su velocidad lateral en más de un 30%, duplicó el peso que era capaz de levantar y, por si fuera poco, cambió su mecánica de tiro. La mejora en tal variedad de aspectos le permitió estar preparado para cuando llegase el momento de salir a la cancha; demostrarse que no era el mismo.

El resultado de este crecimiento físico le ha permitido demostrar su talento como jugador de baloncesto, pero requería de esa evolución para poder hacerlo.
Ahora, después de firmar con Houston un contrato de 25 millones por tres temporadas (con posibilidad a una cuarta) Lin deberá demostrar que su nuevo contrato no está inflado y es el que se merece. Tendrá que volver a demostrar, a gran escala, que su fichaje no ha sido meramente un movimiento de mercado.




Un nuevo reto que conquistar; nada nuevo.



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          TODAY, THESE POETS CAME TO MIND   
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Peter Ganick
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          TODAY, THESE POETS CAME TO MIND   
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Lynn Strongin
Bruna Mori
Nick Carbo
Michelle Bautista
Ray Craig
Jordan Stempleman
Jeff Harrison
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Rebeka Lembo
Jonathan Hayes
Jenny Allan
Geof Huth
Kevin Opstedal
Adam Fieled
Derek Motion
Caleb Puckett
Scott Hartwich
harry k stammer
Serkan Isin

Jukka Pekka-Kervinen
MIchelle Bautista
Dan Waber
Catherine Daly
Craig Perez
Jennifer Reimer
Roger Pao
Lee Herrick

Brandon Shimoda
Heather Nagami
John Yau
Fionna Doney Simmonds
Barry Schwabsky
          Mobley at Maxine's   
Also, Pyro Science at Science After Dark, Goatwhore, Dave Rosen Big Band, Ginsu Wives, Arkansas Travelers vs. San Antonio Missions, Live Cinema from Brent Green and Sam Green, Dick Gregory at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

THURSDAY 6/29

SCIENCE AFTER DARK: PYRO SCIENCE

6 p.m. Museum of Discovery. Free-$5.

If there's one thing Hollywood does a fine job at teaching us summer after summer, it's that explosions are fun to watch. There are all sorts of them, too — ones that flare up on the sun, manmade nuclear explosions, explosions from boiling liquid's expanding vapor (think: pressure cooker nightmare) and volcanic eruptions. Eucalyptus trees can even up and explode during a bushfire; the oils in the trees are highly flammable, so a spark from a wildfire can wreak serious havoc. The Museum of Discovery is breaking down all things pyrotechnic at this week's "Science After Dark," so you can join in the throngs of buzzed adults wandering around in a museum uttering "whoa" and "what the hell?" There will be Damgoode Pizza, cocktails, wine and Stone's Throw beer for sale, and the museum's staff will probably blow some things up for your amusement and general enlightenment. After you've paid due reverence to fiery explosions (which have, after all, given us bottle rockets, sparklers and Michael Bay movies), you can see the rest of the place; admission gets you into all museum galleries and exhibits.

THURSDAY 6/29

MOBLEY

9 p.m. Maxine's, Hot Springs. Free.

Austin-based Anthony Watkins II, known on stage as Mobley, is big in Mexico. His single "Swoon" went over wildly there. Mobley attributed this in part to the fact that his drummer, Alfredo Rios, is from Monterrey, but to be fair, it's also just super fun listening. The video is a single shot of Mobley's head underwater, the surface level gradually receding over the course of the two minutes and 45 seconds, ending with Mobley's (inaudible) gasps and sputters. "The goal in making 'Swoon,' " he said in an interview with Afropunk Magazine, "was to capture the feelings of anxiety, isolation and suffocation that are, for too many, a part of the experience of being a black person in this country. Like a lot of people, I was stunned by the murder of Eric Garner," who died while police held him in a chokehold in New York in 2014, "but what terrified and spurred me to action was the overwhelming, collective sigh of indifference with which it was greeted by a large portion of the country. In the making of the music and the video, Garner's dying words, 'I can't breathe,' were never far from my mind." Mobley's got pipes for miles and often performs solo, sliding his way around the stage to a self-designed light show and cycling through three or four instruments in the span of a song. It's synth-driven, peppered with countermelodies and electronic accents courtesy of laptops and an Akai drum machine. What to call it? Mobley talked a little about genre in between songs at an Audiotree session. "R&B is kind of a problematic genre label because it's so racialized. It's really amazing what a segregated industry music is, and what the color of the skin of a performer does to the way people hear music. ... Listeners can decide for themselves.I've been places and played ["Tell Me"] and had it called rap, which makes no sense." He's touring as a one-man band in support of his newest EP, "Some Other Country," and his forthcoming full-length album, "Fresh Lies," both of which use the love song as a conceit, "thinking of it as being a metaphorical conversation between myself and America as lovers, as people in a relationship — a dysfunctional relationship," as he told Austin Monthly.

THURSDAY 6/29-SATURDAY 7/1

ARKANSAS TRAVELERS VS. SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS

7:10 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 6:10 p.m. Sat. Dickey-Stephens Park. $7-$13.

The baseball season at Dickey-Stephens Park is just past its midway point, and it's been a pivotal one, logistically speaking. For one thing, the park has extended the safety netting — that mesh stuff that protects fans from getting knocked in the head by a stray ball (or that keeps you from nabbing a foul ball in your glove from the bleachers, depending on how you look at it) — to the ends of the dugouts. More notably, though, the Travs broke up with their longtime Major League affiliate, the Los Angeles Angels, and started going steady with the Seattle Mariners — only the Travs' second affiliate change in half a century, and one both teams hope to leverage in developing AA-level players for the big time. In a doubleheader last week (a twin bill to make up for the Father's Day game that got rained out), the Northwest Arkansas Naturals overtook the Travs — the team's fifth consecutive loss. But who knows? Maybe the fireworks show set to blast away at game's end on Friday will inspire, or maybe the six Travelers chosen to represent Little Rock at the Texas League's annual All-Star game (June 27) will pull the team through with a win. On Saturday night, the first 1,000 fans in the gate will score a Travs golf towel.

FRIDAY 6/30

DAVE ROSEN BIG BAND

7 p.m. Ron Robinson Theater. Free.

It's a shame the aisles at the Ron Robinson Theater aren't just a tad wider. Chances are good, after all, that patrons attending the Arkansas Sounds concert there Friday night might be predisposed to use them for a Lindy hop or the jitterbug, or just to sway a little during the slow jams — "Bye Bye Blackbird," for one. Dave Rosen, the trumpeter and bandleader at the helm of the David Rosen Septet and its outsized correlate, the Dave Rosen Big Band, is the son of Rosen Music founder Marty Rosen. The Rosens have been a mainstay of music shops in Little Rock since 1955; as Arkansas Sounds curator John Miller noted before the big band's 2014 concert, "Dave Rosen joined his father at the store in 1972 and continues the Rosen music tradition to this day." The band was a 17-piece for that concert — 18 if you count the moments when Rosen stopped conducting long enough to take a bar or eight on the trumpet. If you've never caught Rosen's trumpet swing, saxophonists Matt Dickson and Dave Williams II or the rest of the band, swing by for this one.

FRIDAY 6/30

DICK GREGORY AND NATE WILLIAMS

7 p.m. Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. $40.

Whether it's his stubbornness or the strict health food diet he's been on for years, the legendary comedian and activist Dick Gregory has been poking and prodding the establishment since 1961. Gregory's all over YouTube, riffing on everything from "Get Out" to the Bill Cosby scandal to Prince's death. The night Hugh Hefner watched him from the front row at Chicago's black-owned Roberts Show Bar, Gregory was turning out punchlines like, "Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant and this white waitress came up to me and said, 'We don't serve colored people here.' I said, 'That's all right. I don't eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.' " White people loved it, which was pretty groundbreaking for that time, as Gregory pointed out in an interview with the Huffington Post in 2013. "Blacks could sing and dance in the white night clubs but weren't allowed to stand flat-footed and talk to white folks, which is what a comic does." Gregory got a job at the Chicago Playboy Club, and he's been pushing buttons (and going to jail for it) ever since. He spoke for two hours in Selma, Ala., as part of the 1963 Freedom Day voter registration drive, marched to the U.S. Capitol in 1978 with Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan to push for the Equal Rights Amendment, and went on a hunger strike in Tehran to try and negotiate hostage releases during the Iran hostage crisis of 1980. The man's a master of speaking truth to power, cracking jokes about utterly serious things and demanding due parity from people in positions of authority, as he famously did by refusing to appear on "The Jack Paar Tonight Show" until he was offered to come and chat in the chair on-air, as was the custom for white comedians. He returns to Little Rock for a show with England (Lonoke County) native and comedian Nate Williams.

FRIDAY 6/30

GOATWHORE

8 p.m. Vino's Brewpub. $10.

Now here is a band that knows how to give some accurate signals to its potential audience with its name. I mean, if your catalogue of lyrics includes the phrase "like blood and fire in the sacred chalice of Satan I hail the blood-stained horns, the goat of a thousand young," then you had better not be called Ben Falgoust & the Bourbon Street Revivalists, right? The New Orleans band hardly needs to signal, though — they've been ripping out death metal odes to horned beasts and severed limbs since the late-'90s, and last Friday's release, "Vengeful Ascension," will not depart from that formula. As Loudwire notes, though, the band's latest does experiment with some downtempo segments and drum intros, trying to mimic its live sound by putting its live sound engineer, Jarrett Pritchard, in the producer's chair in lieu of longtime producer Erik Rutan. "The whole idea of a 'Vengeful Ascension,' " frontman Falgoust noted, "is built on being at the bottom, working your way to the top, and realizing along the way that there's other facets to the journey aside from just pure retribution. Within negativity there can exist a positive angle as well." And working one's way up from the bottom, Falgoust told the blog Toilet Ov Hell last year, is actually a pretty American idea. "If you look at it, there are a lot of positive things in Satanism. Satan and the Antichrist is very much the antihero. He was cast from heaven into hell and he has to fight his way back up. ... The funniest thing about it is that Satanism is basically the idea of America. You wanted to be free and you fought this war to be free." Goatwhore is joined by Vancouver's Anciients, Houston's Venomous Maximus and local sludge rockers Sumokem.

FRIDAY 6/30

PERFORMANCE LAB: BRENT GREEN AND SAM GREEN

8 p.m. Walker Landing, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Free.

As any performer who's attempted to synchronize two pieces of media will attest, the potential for something to go disastrously awry is great, so the result is thrilling to behold. Self-taught animator Brent Green and Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Sam Green (no relation) are taking the pairing of film and live music a half-step further with this performance at Crystal Bridges, in which they, as well as an onstage band — Brendan Canty (Fugazi) on drums and guitar, James Canty (The Nation of Ulysses) on guitar, Becky Foon (Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra) on cello and Kate Ryan on drums and live sound effects — make "live cinema." It's a mash-up of live sounds, narration and music with photos, interview clips and short bits of footage that Sam and Brent created and will string together into cohesive pieces right in front of the audience. The production appeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2016 New Waves Art Festival, and this time around they're taking it outdoors to the museum's waterside Walker Landing.

FRIDAY 6/30

GINSU WIVES, BROTHER ANDY AND HIS BIG DAMN MOUTH

9 p.m. Maxine's, Hot Springs. $5.

Here are four examples of times when cueing up Ginsu Wives' "Hospital Vibes" is a terrible idea: if you are alone in the woods late at night; if you are alone and have just watched "Seven," "Saw" or "Silence of the Lambs"; if you have consumed any hallucinogens; if you are on a first date. That record — the band's latest — and its predecessor "Sex Symbol" are simultaneously sexy and terrifying, the kind of stuff I imagine is eternally playing in the hallways of secret underground fetish clubs. Or the basement laboratories of serial killers. Here's the good news, though: It's super fun to hear live. Danceable, even. As far as I can tell, that danceability and some well-earned reverence from the Central Arkansas music community (and, OK, also a penchant for cover art featuring animal heads dissociated from their original bodies) are all that this Friday night bill has in common. Despite Brother Andy's (Andy Warr) claim in a 2010 interview with the Arkansas Times that he is "just trying to write songs and make them sound like 'Master of Puppets' as much as possible," Warr's a chameleon, backed by two guys he's been playing with forever. They're capable of crafting everything from desert ballads ("Coyote Love Song") to sludgy, foreboding anthems ("Mona's Song") to raunchy rockers ("Rot Gut Redemption") and uptempo romps ("Big Ass Blue Piano"). There are lyrical references to smoking ice, riverboat culture and dirty deeds in baptistries, and you can best prepare yourself for all that by checking out the band's video for "Shit to Face," which looks like what might happen if a reality show teamed up Sid and Marty Krofft with the creators of Showbiz Pizza and asked them to make a three-minute music video with $50 and a box of Jell-O.





          Горный велосипед Scott Scale 910 2016   
Scott Scale 910 2016 SCOTT SCALE 910 - велосипед с колесами 29" на основе легендарной карбоновой рамы SCALE, укомплектованный трансмиссией продвинутого уровня Shimano Deore XT, воздушной амортизационной вилкой FOX и гидравлическими дисковыми тормозами. Две звезды спереди и 10 сзади дают весь необходимый диапазон передач для внедорожной езды. Крепление колес при помощи сквозных осей добавляет немного веса, но зато заметно увеличивает жесткость и надежность соединения. Сквозные оси давно уже стали стандартом для велосипедов высокого уровня. Две звезды спереди и 10 сзади дают весь необходимый диапазон передач для внедорожной езды. Можно быть полностью уверенным, что проверенная временем трансмиссия Shimano XT не подведет в самый ответсвенный момент. Карбоновая рама, вилка FOX, система виброгашения SDS, вилка FOX 32 Float Performance Elite Air с тремя режимами работы, активируемые манеткой Shimano XT SL-M8000-I , тормоза Shimano XT M8000 DiscT disc, оптимизированная трансмиссия 2 x 10, передняя и задняя ось thru axle, обода Syncros tubeless ready, компоненты Syncros. Общие характеристики Модель 2016 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный (MTB), кросс-кантри Вес велосипеда 10.3 кг Рама, вилка Материал рамы карбон (углепластик) Размеры рамы 15.35", 17.32", 18.89", 20.86" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки Fox 32 Float Performance Elite Air FIT4 3-Modes w/Adj Конструкция вилки воздушно-масляная Уровень мягкой вилки профессиональный Ход вилки 100 мм Регулировки вилки жесткости пружины, скорости сжатия, скорости обратного хода, блокировка хода Другие регулировки Scott RideLoc Remote 3 modes Конструкция рулевой колонки полуинтегрированная, безрезьбовая Размер рулевой колонки 1 1/8"- 1 1/2" Колеса Диаметр колес 29 дюймов Наименование покрышек Schwalbe Rocket Ron Evo, 29x2.1, 127EPI, Tubeless Easy, PaceStar Наименование ободов Syncros XR2.0 Материал обода алюминиевый сплав Двойной обод есть Материал бортировочного шнура кевлар Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза Shimano Deore XT BR-M8000, 180mm Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень переднего тормоза полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего тормоза Shimano Deore XT BR-M8000, 160mm Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень заднего тормоза полупрофессиональный Возможность крепления дискового тормоза рама, вилка, втулки Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 22 Уровень заднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT RD-M8000D-SGS Shadow PlusType Уровень переднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование переднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT FD-M8025-H, 34.9mm Уровень манеток полупрофессиональные Наименование манеток Shimano Deore XT SL-M8000-I Rapidfire Plus Конструкция манеток триггерные двухрычажные Уровень каретки полупрофессиональные Наименование каретки Shimano SM-BB71-41A Конструкция каретки интегрированная Уровень кассеты полупрофессиональные Наименование кассеты Shimano Deore XT CS-M8000-11, 11-40T Количество звезд в кассете 11 Количество звезд системы 2, число зубьев 34-24 Конструкция педалей без педалей Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый Седло Материал седла синтетическая ткань Материал рамки седла титановый сплав
          Горный велосипед Scott Scale 920 2016   
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          Горный велосипед Scott Scale 930 2016   
Scott Scale 930 2016 SCOTT SCALE 930 - велосипед с колесами 29" на основе легендарной карбоновой рамы SCALE, укомплектованный трансмиссией Shimano Deore/Deore XT, воздушной амортизационной вилкой FOX и гидравлическими дисковыми тормозами Shimano. Амортизационная вилка FOX является одной из лучших вилок на рынке, ее работа не оставит равнодушным ни начиющего велосипедиста, ни велосипедиста со стажем. Колеса диаметром 29" отлично подойдут мощным и выносливым велосипедистам, так имеют больший накат, проходимость, инерционность и площаль сцепления, по равнению с колесами 27,5", но при этом требуют больше мускоульных затрат Две звезды спереди и 10 сзади дают весь необходимый диапазон передач для внедорожной езды, а трансмиссия Shimano продвинутого уровня не подведет в любую погоду и любое время года. SCOTT SCALE 930 достаточно серьезный аппарат, позволяющий не чувствать себя аутсайдером на внедорожных любительских соревнованиях. Карбоновая рама, вилка FOX, система виброгашения SDS, вилка FOX 32 Float Performance Air с тремя режимами работы, активируемые манеткой Shimano SLX SL-M670-I Rapidfire plus, тормоза Shimano disc, оптимизированная трансмиссия 2 x 10, компоненты Syncros Общие характеристики Модель 2016 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный (MTB), кросс-кантри Вес велосипеда 10.6 кг Рама, вилка Материал рамы карбон (углепластик) Размеры рамы 15.35", 17.32", 18.89", 20.86" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки Fox 32 Float Performance Air FIT4 3-Modes Конструкция вилки воздушно-масляная Уровень мягкой вилки профессиональный Ход вилки 100 мм Регулировки вилки жесткости пружины, скорости сжатия, скорости обратного хода, блокировка хода Другие регулировки Scott RideLoc Remote 3 modes Конструкция рулевой колонки полуинтегрированная, безрезьбовая Размер рулевой колонки 1 1/8"- 1 1/2" Колеса Диаметр колес 29 дюймов Наименование покрышек Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 29x2.1, 67EPI, Performance Наименование ободов Syncros X-21 Материал обода алюминиевый сплав Двойной обод есть Материал бортировочного шнура кевлар Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза Shimano SLX BR-M675, 180mm Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень переднего тормоза полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего тормоза Shimano SLX BR-M675, 160mm Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень заднего тормоза полупрофессиональный Возможность крепления дискового тормоза рама, вилка, втулки Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 20 Уровень заднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT RD-M781-SGS Shadow Уровень переднего переключателя спортивный Наименование переднего переключателя Shimano Deore FD-M618-H, 34.9mm Уровень манеток полупрофессиональные Наименование манеток Shimano SLX SL-M670-I RapidFire Plus Конструкция манеток триггерные двухрычажные Уровень каретки полупрофессиональные Наименование каретки Shimano BB-MT500-PA Hollowtech II Конструкция каретки интегрированная Уровень кассеты спортивные Наименование кассеты Shimano CS-HG50-10, 11-36T Количество звезд в кассете 10 Количество звезд системы 2, число зубьев 36-22 Конструкция педалей без педалей Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый Седло Материал седла синтетическая ткань Материал рамки седла хроммолибденовый сплав
          Горный велосипед Scott Scale 935 2016   
Scott Scale 935 2016 SCOTT SCALE 935 собран на колесах 29", укомплектован вилкой FOX с удаленной манеткой блокировки. Колеса диаметром 29" отлично подойдут мощным и выносливым велосипедистам, так имеют больший накат, проходимость, инерционность и площаль сцепления, по равнению с колесами 27,5", но при этом требуют больше мускоульных затрат SCOTT SCALE 935 - младшая модель SCALE на карбоновой раме с колесами 29". Велосипед укомплектован оборудованием любительского уронвня и полностью готов к самым серьезным испытаниям. Две звезды спереди и 10 сзади дают весь необходимый диапазон передач для внедорожной езды. SCOTT SCALE 935 - выбор начинающих спортсменов, ограниченных в финансах. Общие характеристики Модель 2016 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный (MTB), кросс-кантри Вес велосипеда 11 кг Рама, вилка Материал рамы карбон (углепластик) Размеры рамы 15.35", 17.32", 18.89", 20.86" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки Fox 32 Float Performance Air FIT4 3-Modes Конструкция вилки воздушно-масляная Уровень мягкой вилки профессиональный Ход вилки 100 мм Регулировки вилки жесткости пружины, скорости сжатия, скорости обратного хода, блокировка хода Другие регулировки Scott RideLoc Remote 3 modes Конструкция рулевой колонки полуинтегрированная, безрезьбовая Размер рулевой колонки 1 1/8"- 1 1/2" Колеса Диаметр колес 29 дюймов Наименование покрышек Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 29x2.1, 67EPI, Performance Наименование ободов Syncros X-21 Материал обода алюминиевый сплав Двойной обод есть Материал бортировочного шнура кевлар Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза Shimano BR-M396, 180mm Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень переднего тормоза спортивный Наименование заднего тормоза Shimano BR-M396, 160mm Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень заднего тормоза спортивный Возможность крепления дискового тормоза рама, вилка, втулки Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 20 Уровень заднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT RD-M781-SGS Shadow Type Уровень переднего переключателя спортивный Наименование переднего переключателя Shimano Deore FD-M618-H, 34.9mm Уровень манеток спортивные Наименование манеток Shimano Deore SL-M610 RapidFire Plus Конструкция манеток триггерные двухрычажные Уровень каретки полупрофессиональные Наименование каретки Shimano BB-MT500-PA Конструкция каретки интегрированная Уровень кассеты спортивные Наименование кассеты Shimano CS-HG50-10, 11-36T Количество звезд в кассете 10 Количество звезд системы 2, число зубьев 36-22 Конструкция педалей без педалей Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый
          Горный велосипед Scott Scale 940 2016   
Scott Scale 940 2016 SCOTT SCALE 940 собран на колесах 29", укомплектован воздушной амортизационной FOX с тремя режимами работы. Самая легкая в своем классе алюминиевая рама SCALE 940 полностью повторяет продуманную и хорошо зарекомендовавшую себя геометрию карбоновых SCALE, а вилка FOX является одной из лучших вилок на рынке. Колеса диаметром 29" отлично подойдут мощным и выносливым велосипедистам, так имеют больший накат, проходимость, инерционность и площаль сцепления, по равнению с колесами 27,5", но при этом требуют больше мускоульных затрат SCOTT SCALE 940 - верхняя модель SCALE на алюминиевой раме - отлично подойдет тем, кто еще не уверен в необходимости пересесть на велосипед с карбоновой рамой, но при этом привык пользоваться только лучшими вещами. Этот велосипед будет уверенно себя чувствовать всегда и везде: и на внедорожных соревнованиях, и в походе, и в городском парке.. Трансмиссия Shimano XT, сверхлёгкая алюминиевая рама, внутренняя разводка тросов, вилка с тремя режимами работы, активируемые манеткой Shimano XT SL-M8000-B-I , тормоза Shimano disc, оптимизированная трансмиссия 2 х 10, компоненты Syncros Общие характеристики Модель 2016 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный (MTB), кросс-кантри Вес велосипеда 11,3 кг Рама, вилка Материал рамы алюминиевый сплав Размеры рамы 14.0", 15.35", 17.32", 18.89", 20.86" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки Fox 32 Float Performance Air FIT4 3-Modes Конструкция вилки воздушно-масляная Уровень мягкой вилки профессиональный Ход вилки 100 мм Регулировки вилки жесткости пружины, скорости сжатия, скорости обратного хода, блокировка хода Другие регулировки Scott RideLoc Remote 3 modes Конструкция рулевой колонки полуинтегрированная, безрезьбовая Размер рулевой колонки 1 1/8"- 1 1/2" Колеса Диаметр колес 29 дюймов Наименование покрышек Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 29x2.1, 67EPI, Foldable Наименование ободов Syncros X-21 Материал обода алюминиевый сплав Двойной обод есть Материал бортировочного шнура кевлар Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза Shimano SLX BR-M675, 180mm Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень переднего тормоза полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего тормоза Shimano SLX BR-M675, 160mm Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень заднего тормоза полупрофессиональный Возможность крепления дискового тормоза рама, вилка, втулки Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 22 Уровень заднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT RD-M8000-SGS Shadow Plus Уровень переднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование переднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT FD-M8025-L, 34.9mm Clamp Уровень манеток полупрофессиональные Наименование манеток Shimano Deore XT SL-M8000-B-I RapidFire Plus Конструкция манеток триггерные двухрычажные Уровень каретки полупрофессиональные Наименование каретки Shimano SM-BB71-41A Конструкция каретки интегрированная Уровень кассеты полупрофессиональные Наименование кассеты Shimano Deore XT CS-M8000-11,11-40T Количество звезд в кассете 11 Количество звезд системы 2, число зубьев 34-24 Конструкция педалей классическая Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый Седло Материал седла синтетическая ткань Материал рамки седла хроммолибденовый сплав
          Горный велосипед Scott Scale 950 2016   
Scott Scale 950 2016 SCOTT SCALE 950 собран на колесах 29", укомплектован воздушной амортизационной FOX с тремя режимами работы. Самая легкая в своем классе алюминиевая рама SCALE 950 полностью повторяет продуманную и хорошо зарекомендовавшую себя геометрию карбоновых SCALE. Колеса диаметром 29" отлично подойдут мощным и выносливым велосипедистам, так имеют больший накат, проходимость, инерционность и площаль сцепления, по равнению с колесами 27,5", но при этом требуют больше мускоульных затрат. SCOTT SCALE 950 это уже достаточно приличный велосипед для внедорожной езды. SCOTT SCALE 950 укомплектован 20-ти скоростной трансмиссией любительско уронвня, гидравлическими дисковыми тормозами Shimano, и воздушной вилкой FOX с блокировкой хода. Амортизационная вилка FOX является одной из лучших вилок на рынке, ее работа не оставит равнодушным ни начиющего велосипедиста, ни велосипедиста со стажем. Воздушная вилка FOX, сверхлёгкая алюминиевая рама, внутренняя разводка тросов, тормоза Shimano disc, оптимизированная трансмиссия 2 х 10, компоненты Syncros Общие характеристики Модель 2016 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный (MTB), кросс-кантри Вес велосипеда 11,8 кг Рама, вилка Материал рамы алюминиевый сплав Размеры рамы 14.0", 15.35", 17.32", 18.89", 20.86" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки Fox 32 Float Performance Air FIT4 3-Modes Конструкция вилки воздушно-масляная Уровень мягкой вилки профессиональный Ход вилки 100 мм Регулировки вилки жесткости пружины, скорости сжатия, скорости обратного хода, блокировка хода Другие регулировки Scott RideLoc Remote 3 modes Конструкция рулевой колонки полуинтегрированная, безрезьбовая Размер рулевой колонки 1 1/8"- 1 1/2" Колеса Диаметр колес 29 дюймов Наименование покрышек Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 29x2.1, 67EPI, Foldable Наименование ободов Syncros GX03V Материал обода алюминиевый сплав Двойной обод есть Материал бортировочного шнура кевлар Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза Shimano M425, 180mm Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень переднего тормоза спортивный Наименование заднего тормоза Shimano M425, 160mm Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень заднего тормоза спортивный Возможность крепления дискового тормоза рама, вилка, втулки Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 20 Уровень заднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT RD-M781-SGS Shadow Type Уровень переднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование переднего переключателя Shimano Deore FD-M618-L, 34.9mm Уровень манеток полупрофессиональные Наименование манеток Shimano SLX SL-M670 RapidFire Plus Конструкция манеток триггерные двухрычажные Уровень каретки полупрофессиональные Наименование каретки Shimano BB-MT500-PA Конструкция каретки интегрированная Уровень кассеты спортивные Наименование кассеты Shimano CS-HG50-10, 11-36T Количество звезд в кассете 10 Количество звезд системы 2, число зубьев 36-22 Конструкция педалей классическая Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый
          Горный велосипед Scott Scale 710 2016   
Scott Scale 710 2016 Правильная геометрия, это самое важное в велосипеде, а эта фирма умеет делать правильные рамы. Велосипед Scott Scale 710 2016 модельно года дает нам доступ в мир легких профессиональных машин с использованием самых современных технологий. Легкая карбоновая рама, крепкая и легкая воздушно-масляная вилка, дадут вам возможность пролететь там, где другие еле едут. Конечно в этом вам поможет и отличный привод от фирмы Shimano. Общие характеристики Модель 2016 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный (MTB), кросс-кантри Вес велосипеда 10.2 кг Рама, вилка Материал рамы карбон (углепластик) Размеры рамы 15.35", 17.32", 18.89", 20.86" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой)j Наименование мягкой вилки Fox 32 Float Performance Elite Air FIT4 3-Modes w/Adj Конструкция вилки воздушно-масляная Уровень мягкой вилки профессиональный Ход вилки 100 мм Регулировки вилки жесткости пружины, скорости сжатия, скорости обратного хода, блокировка хода Другие регулировки Scott RideLoc Remote 3 modes Конструкция рулевой колонки полуинтегрированная, безрезьбовая Размер рулевой колонки 1 1/8"- 1 1/2" Колеса Диаметр колес 27.5 дюймов Наименование покрышек Schwalbe Rocket Ron Evo, 27.5x2.1, 127EPI, Tubeless Easy, PaceStar Наименование ободов Syncros XR2.0 Материал обода алюминиевый сплав Двойной обод есть Материал бортировочного шнура кевлар Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза Shimano Deore XT BR-M8000, 180mm Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень переднего тормоза полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего тормоза Shimano Deore XT BR-M8000, 160mm Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень заднего тормоза полупрофессиональный Возможность крепления дискового тормоза рама, вилка, втулки Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 22 Уровень заднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT RD-M8000-DSGS Shadow PlusType Уровень переднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование переднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT FD-M8025-E Уровень манеток полупрофессиональные Наименование манеток Shimano Deore XT SL-M8000-I Rapidfire Plus Конструкция манеток триггерные двухрычажные Уровень каретки полупрофессиональные Наименование каретки Shimano SM-BB71-41A Конструкция каретки интегрированная Уровень кассеты полупрофессиональные Наименование кассеты Shimano Deore XT CS-M8000-11, 11-40T Количество звезд в кассете 11 Количество звезд системы 2, число зубьев 36-26 Конструкция педалей без педалей Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый Седло Материал седла синтетическая ткань Материал рамки седла титановый сплав
          Горный велосипед Scott Scale 720 2016   
Scott Scale 720 2016 Правильная геометрия, это самое важное в велосипеде, а эта фирма умеет делать правильные рамы. Велосипед Scott Scale 710 2016 модельно года дает нам доступ в мир легких профессиональных машин с использованием самых современных технологий. Легкая карбоновая рама, крепкая и легкая воздушно-масляная вилка, дадут вам возможность пролететь там, где другие еле едут. Конечно в этом вам поможет и отличный привод от фирмы Shimano. Общие характеристики Модель 2016 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный (MTB), кросс-кантри Вес велосипеда 10.1 кг Рама, вилка Материал рамы карбон (углепластик) Размеры рамы 15.35", 17.32", 18.89", 20.86" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки Fox 32 Float Performance Air FIT4 3-Modes Конструкция вилки воздушно-масляная Уровень мягкой вилки профессиональный Ход вилки 100 мм Регулировки вилки жесткости пружины, скорости сжатия, скорости обратного хода, блокировка хода Другие регулировки Scott RideLoc Downside Remote 3 modes Конструкция рулевой колонки полуинтегрированная, безрезьбовая Размер рулевой колонки 1 1/8"- 1 1/2" Колеса Диаметр колес 27.5 дюймов Наименование покрышек Schwalbe Rocket Ron Evo, 27.5x2.1, 127EPI, Tubeless Easy, PaceStar Наименование ободов Syncros XR2.5 Материал обода алюминиевый сплав Двойной обод есть Материал бортировочного шнура кевлар Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза Shimano SLX BR-M675, 180mm Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень переднего тормоза полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего тормоза Shimano SLX BR-M675, 160mm Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень заднего тормоза полупрофессиональный Возможность крепления дискового тормоза рама, вилка, втулки Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 11 Уровень заднего переключателя профессиональный Наименование заднего переключателя SRAM GX Уровень манеток профессиональные Наименование манеток SRAM GX Конструкция манеток триггерные двухрычажные Уровень каретки профессиональные Наименование каретки SRAM GXP PF Конструкция каретки интегрированная Уровень кассеты полупрофессиональные Наименование кассеты SRAM XG-1150, 10-42T Количество звезд в кассете 11 Количество звезд системы 1, число зубьев 34 Конструкция педалей без педалей Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый Седло Материал седла синтетическая ткань Материал рамки седла хроммолибденовый сплав
          Горный велосипед Scott Scale 730 2016   
Scott Scale 730 2016 Велосипеды Scale 700 используют новый стандарт 27.5 "колеса и предназначены для достижения максимальной эффективности и минимального веса. Эти велосипеды имеют 100 mm ход передней подвески и являются самыми легкими в своем классе. В арсенале Scott Scale 730 2016 присутствуют: высококачественная карбоновая рама, достаточно легкая вилка фирмы Fox, а так же очень крепкие компоненты привода и томозов от фирмы Shimano. В сочетании это подарить вам отличный накат в любой местности и подарить много положительных эмоций. Общие характеристики Модель 2016 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный (MTB), кросс-кантри Вес велосипеда 10.5 кг Рама, вилка Материал рамы карбон (углепластик) Размеры рамы 15.35", 17.32", 18.89", 20.86" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки Fox 32 Float Performance Air FIT4 3-Modes Конструкция вилки воздушно-масляная Уровень мягкой вилки профессиональный Ход вилки 100 мм Регулировки вилки жесткости пружины, скорости сжатия, скорости обратного хода, блокировка хода Другие регулировки Scott RideLoc Downside Remote 3 modes Конструкция рулевой колонки полуинтегрированная, безрезьбовая Размер рулевой колонки 1 1/8"- 1 1/2" Колеса Диаметр колес 27.5 дюймов Наименование покрышек Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 27.5x2.1, 67EPI, Performance Наименование ободов Syncros X-21 Материал обода алюминиевый сплав Двойной обод есть Материал бортировочного шнура кевлар Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза Shimano SLX BR-M675, 180mm Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень переднего тормоза полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего тормоза Shimano SLX BR-M675, 160mm Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень заднего тормоза полупрофессиональный Возможность крепления дискового тормоза рама, вилка, втулки Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 20 Уровень заднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT RD-M781-SGS Shadow Уровень переднего переключателя спортивный Наименование переднего переключателя Shimano Deore FD-M618-E Уровень манеток полупрофессиональные Наименование манеток Shimano SLX SL-M670-I RapidFire Plus Конструкция манеток триггерные двухрычажные Уровень каретки полупрофессиональные Наименование каретки Shimano BB-MT500-PA Hollowtech II Конструкция каретки интегрированная Уровень кассеты спортивные Наименование кассеты Shimano CS-HG50-10, 11-36T Количество звезд в кассете 10 Количество звезд системы 2, число зубьев 38-24 Конструкция педалей без педалей Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый Седло Материал седла синтетическая ткань Материал рамки седла хроммолибденовый сплав
          Горный велосипед Scott Scale 735 2016   
Scott Scale 735 2016 Велосипеды Scale 700 используют новый стандарт 27.5 "колеса и предназначены для достижения максимальной эффективности и минимального веса. Эти велосипеды имеют 100 mm ход передней подвески и являются самыми легкими в своем классе. В арсенале Scott Scale 735 2016 присутствуют: высококачественная карбоновая рама, достаточно легкая вилка фирмы Fox, а так же очень крепкие компоненты привода и томозов от фирмы Shimano. В сочетании это подарить вам отличный накат в любой местности и подарить много положительных эмоций. Общие характеристики Модель 2016 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный (MTB), кросс-кантри Вес велосипеда 10.9 кг Рама, вилка Материал рамы карбон (углепластик) Размеры рамы 15.35", 17.32", 18.89", 20.86" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки Fox 32 Float Performance Air FIT4 3-Modes Конструкция вилки воздушно-масляная Уровень мягкой вилки профессиональный Ход вилки 100 мм Регулировки вилки жесткости пружины, скорости сжатия, скорости обратного хода, блокировка хода Другие регулировки Scott RideLoc Downside Remote 3 modes Конструкция рулевой колонки полуинтегрированная, безрезьбовая Размер рулевой колонки 1 1/8"- 1 1/2" Колеса Диаметр колес 27.5 дюймов Наименование покрышек Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 27.5x2.1, 67EPI, Performance Наименование ободов Syncros X-21 Материал обода алюминиевый сплав Двойной обод есть Материал бортировочного шнура кевлар Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза Shimano BR-M396, 180mm Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень переднего тормоза спортивный Наименование заднего тормоза Shimano BR-M396, 160mm Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень заднего тормоза спортивный Возможность крепления дискового тормоза рама, вилка, втулки Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 20 Уровень заднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT RD-M781-SGS Shadow Type Уровень переднего переключателя спортивный Наименование переднего переключателя Shimano Deore FD-M618-E Уровень манеток спортивные Наименование манеток Shimano Deore SL-M610 RapidFire Plus Конструкция манеток триггерные двухрычажные Уровень каретки полупрофессиональные Наименование каретки Shimano BB-MT500-PA Конструкция каретки интегрированная Уровень кассеты спортивные Наименование кассеты Shimano CS-HG50-10, 11-36T Количество звезд в кассете 10 Количество звезд системы 2, число зубьев 38-24 Конструкция педалей без педалей Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый
          Горный велосипед Scott Scale 740 2016   
Scott Scale 740 2016 SCOTT SCALE 740 собран на колесах нового стандарта - 27,5"(650B), укомплектован воздушной амортизационной FOX с тремя режимами работы. Самая легкая в своем классе алюминиевая рама SCALE 740 полностью повторяет продуманную и хорошо зарекомендовавшую себя геометрию карбоновых SCALE, а вилка FOX является одной из лучших вилок на рынке. SCOTT SCALE 740 - верхняя модель SCALE на алюминиевой раме - отлично подойдет тем, кто еще не уверен в необходимости пересесть на велосипед с карбоновой рамой, но при этом привык пользоваться только лучшими вещами. Этот велосипед будет уверенно себя чувствовать всегда и везде: и на внедорожных соревнованиях, и в походе, и в городском парке.. Общие характеристики Модель 2016 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный (MTB), кросс-кантри Вес велосипеда 11.2 кг Рама, вилка Материал рамы алюминиевый сплав Размеры рамы 14.0", 15.35", 17.32", 18.89", 20.86" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки Fox 32 Float Performance Air FIT4 3-Modes Конструкция вилки воздушно-масляная Уровень мягкой вилки профессиональный Ход вилки 100 мм Регулировки вилки жесткости пружины, скорости сжатия, скорости обратного хода, блокировка хода Другие регулировки Scott RideLoc Downside Remote 3 modes Конструкция рулевой колонки полуинтегрированная, безрезьбовая Размер рулевой колонки 1 1/8"- 1 1/2" Колеса Диаметр колес 27.5 дюймов Наименование покрышек Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 27.5x2.1, 67EPI, Foldable Наименование ободов Syncros X-21 Материал обода алюминиевый сплав Двойной обод есть Материал бортировочного шнура кевлар Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза Shimano SLX BR-M675, 180mm Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень переднего тормоза полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего тормоза Shimano SLX BR-M675, 160mm Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень заднего тормоза полупрофессиональный Возможность крепления дискового тормоза рама, вилка, втулки Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 22 Уровень заднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT RD-M8000-SGS Shadow Plus Уровень переднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование переднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT FD-M8025-L, 34.9mm Clamp Уровень манеток полупрофессиональные Наименование манеток Shimano Deore XT SL-M8000-B-I RapidFire Plus Конструкция манеток триггерные двухрычажные Уровень каретки полупрофессиональные Наименование каретки Shimano SM-BB71-41A Конструкция каретки интегрированная Уровень кассеты полупрофессиональные Наименование кассеты Shimano Deore XT CS-M8000-11,11-40T Количество звезд в кассете 11 Количество звезд системы 2, число зубьев 36-26 Конструкция педалей классическая Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый Седло Материал седла синтетическая ткань Материал рамки седла хроммолибденовый сплав
          Горный велосипед Scott Scale 750 2016   
Scott Scale 750 2016 SCOTT SCALE 750 собран на колесах нового стандарта - 27,5"(650B), укомплектован воздушной амортизационной FOX CTD с тремя режимами работы. Самая легкая в своем классе алюминиевая рама SCALE 750 полностью повторяет продуманную и хорошо зарекомендовавшую себя геометрию карбоновых SCALE. Удачное решение использовать колеса диаметром 27,5"(650B) позволили увеличить накат, инерционность и площаль сцепления, по равнению с колесами 26", но при этом снизить массу вращения по сравнению с колесами 29" Воздушная вилка FOX, сверхлёгкая алюминиевая рама, внутренняя разводка тросов, вилка FOX 32 Float Performance Air с тремя режимами работы, активируемые манеткой Shimano SLX , тормоза Shimano disc, оптимизированная трансмиссия 2 х 10, компоненты Syncros Общие характеристики Модель 2016 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный (MTB), кросс-кантри Вес велосипеда 11.7 кг Рама, вилка Материал рамы алюминиевый сплав Размеры рамы 14.0", 15.35", 17.32", 18.89", 20.86" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки Fox 32 Float Performance Air FIT4 3-Modes Конструкция вилки воздушно-масляная Уровень мягкой вилки профессиональный Ход вилки 100 мм Регулировки вилки жесткости пружины, скорости сжатия, скорости обратного хода, блокировка хода Другие регулировки Scott RideLoc Remote 3 modes Конструкция рулевой колонки полуинтегрированная, безрезьбовая Размер рулевой колонки 1 1/8"- 1 1/2" Колеса Диаметр колес 27.5 дюймов Наименование покрышек Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 27.5x2.1, 67EPI, Foldable Наименование ободов Syncros GX03V Материал обода алюминиевый сплав Двойной обод есть Материал бортировочного шнура кевлар Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза Shimano M425, 180mm Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень переднего тормоза спортивный Наименование заднего тормоза Shimano M425, 160mm Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Уровень заднего тормоза спортивный Возможность крепления дискового тормоза рама, вилка, втулки Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 20 Уровень заднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование заднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT RD-M781-SGS Shadow Type Уровень переднего переключателя полупрофессиональный Наименование переднего переключателя Shimano Deore FD-M618-L, 34.9mm Уровень манеток полупрофессиональные Наименование манеток Shimano SLX SL-M670 RapidFire Plus Конструкция манеток триггерные двухрычажные Уровень каретки полупрофессиональные Наименование каретки Shimano BB-MT500-PA Конструкция каретки интегрированная Уровень кассеты спортивные Наименование кассеты Shimano CS-HG50-10, 11-36T Количество звезд в кассете 10 Количество звезд системы 2, число зубьев 38-24 Конструкция педалей классическая Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый
          Clippers trade Chris Paul to Rockets   

When Chris Paul told the Clippers during a meeting this week of his desire to play for the Houston Rockets, it didn’t come as much of a surprise.

His words were a “formality,” simply confirming what the team already knew, one Clippers official said Wednesday, after news broke about a trade that...


          Viaggio nel Tempo - 3   

Volete partire anche voi per un nuovo, stratopico Viaggio nel Tempo? Prima faremo tappa nell’Era glaciale, tra mammut e tigri dai denti a sciabola.

Poi visiteremo Atene ai tempi di Socrate e Firenze nel Rinascimento, dove incontreremo persino Leonardo da Vinci.

Ma le avventure non finiranno qui… Cercando di tornare a Topazia, ce ne capiteranno delle belle: finiremo per errore prima all’epoca di Gengis Khan, poi sulla nave del pirata Barbanera, infine all’inaugurazione della locomotiva Rocket di Stephenson… Che viaggio mozzafiato!


          Berry good kale smoothie   
I know kale is one of the latest ‘trend’ foods around at the moment but to be honest I had only tried it once and  decided to grab a bunch of it at the fruit and veg shop recently. Kale has a bitter taste similar to rocket but is actually quite delicious. It is also […]
          Петух CNC сервис D108, фрезерованный   
Петух D108 фрезерованный для Voyager, Rocket, Sierra, Mesa, Frontier ALD, Voyager, Sierra, GS, KONA: aka hanger "B", рам American Eagle ( Death Valley и др.), KTM Aphex 2007, WHEELER 6000 full suspension, DeVinci, Decathlon и Boomerang, CERVELO: Soloist
          Be Careful What You Wish For   
Rick Santorum has shown incredible perseverance so far in this GOP primary season.  Initially considered as a bit player, he has rocketed to national prominence on the strength of some strong primary and caucus wins, and now deserves at least legitimate discussion as a GOP nominee.  Anyone (including Mr. Santorum) who claims to have predicted […]
          Outer Space Themed Cars! [Slide Show]   

I was daydreaming about what the next trade should / could be, and I think that we are ready for something big... like a car.

I'm applying a full court press to somone to trade space themed car for the Awesomeness Fest VIP Ticket, who aside from being featured on Oprah's Big Give,  being a best selling author and being a business celebrity, he is also the marketing guru behind a large car dealership. I contacted him, and he asked me what cars there were with space themed names.

So I went over to the Craigslist Automotive Forum and asked folks for some help in creating a list of cars that had outer-space themed makes / models. the response was awesome! The cars were really fun, so I decided to spin out this weekend and put together a slide show of the list we came up with.

You know who you are, if you're listening -- any of these cars will do.. OR if you've got one of these beauties in your garage, and would like to trade it for a VIP Out Of This World Experience to Hawaii, let me know!

Here are the cars included in the slide show:

Chevy NovaPlymouth SatelliteMercury CometSaturn AnythingMormon MeteorChevrolet AstroVanPontiac SunbirdPlymouth VoyagerOldsmobile RocketPlymouth SundanceFord ExplorerNissan PulsarDodge AriesFord ProbeJeep EagleMitsubishi EclipseDodge ChallangerRange Rover DiscoveryDodge StratusHonda OdysseyChevy EquinoxFord TaurusMercury AnythingOldsmobile OmegaFord FuturaMazda CosmosFord GalaxiePontiac Star ChiefFord StarlinerChevy VegaFord SunlinerBuick Apollo

Oh, and if I missed any cars, be sure to let me know in the comments.
          Sixers trade Shawn Long to Rockets for 2nd-round pick, cash   
The reserve power forward and center played in only 18 games this past season.
          Mama's Got a Brand New Bag...   
Do you have an eReader yet? I just got my first one, a Nook Simple Touch from Barnes & Noble. Some people have expressed surprise that a librarian has an eReader, as if we were all the Priestesses at the Temple of the Codex Format, but that is far, far from the truth. Our system, the Upper Hudson Library System, created a circulating collection of digital downloadable books, audio and video five years ago, around the time the Kindle came out.



I like gadgets, but a few things held me back from buying one. One, I'm cheap thrifty, and it was hard to justify the purchase of a reader when I have daily access to All the Books. Two, I was waiting for the kinks to get worked out of the technology, which can take a few generations. Three, I was letting other people (friends and reviewers) test out the various models for me. I have been waiting a while. The first reader I saw was in 1998, the Rocketbook, a hefty specimen weighing 22 oz, which could hold 10 books. (Today's readers weigh a third of that, and hold 1000s of books....)

I have to say, reviews were mixed. My nephew took his Kindle to Iraq with him, where he mostly read free books. A librarian friend found that the books she liked to read for fun, romance novels, weren't often available in eBook format (This was a while ago). But there were also people who lovedlovedloved their readers. People who put them in a gallon sized ziplock bag and read happily, while taking a bath. Knitters who downloaded their patterns on to their readers. Friends who cited their ease and portability...

The tipping point for me started a few months ago when the price for two new models of readers dropped down to my level. It was cinched a few weeks ago when I had to take an unexpected plane flight alone. I did a lot of people-watching on the trip, and noticed how very many people were reading on their nifty little devices. A friendly couple sitting next to me on one leg of the journey each had a reader, and showed me the features they liked and disliked. I was increasingly intrigued..... 

During the trip I spent time on a family member's tablet computer. I liked it, and I enjoyed using the touch screen. I'd once had a (non-smart) phone with a touch screen, but where that had been an unsatisfying interface, the screen on the tablet was so easy to use--in fact, I found myself trying to use imaginary touchscreens on TVs, and other appliances.

A few days into this trip I decided to spring for a reader, a little comfort-food for the soul, if you will--it was either that or a cocker spaniel-sized chunk of chocolate. Although I had liked using the tablet, I didn't want a tablet/reader that had the distractions of email, video, and web surfing. I wanted a reader that was small and light, and not back-lit, which can make it harder on the eyes.

My choice came down to two: the Kindle and the Nook. Both were the same price, so with the help of a young sales-person, I ran through the features of each, and ended up at the cash register with a Nook. A short time later, I was downloading books from the library system's website, so I'd have reading matter on the flight home.

Do I like it? Yes, a lot. It fits into my purse. I bought a little clip on light for it, and have made two covers for it. I've read several books on it, more than I have in a while, downloaded more books, and organized my books into "shelves". The shelf with the knitting patterns is well-stocked.  

In November, on Wednesday the 9th, at 6:00 pm, we'll have a forum at the library with demos of various readers. If you have a reader, and want to share your experiences, or ask questions about downloading library books onto it, come on down. If you are thinking of getting a reader, or researching a reader holiday purchase, come on down.











          E-book Readers, and their accoutrements   
Now that you have turned off the outside tap, and are huddled inside watching the mums wither, you can feel bad about not having your holiday decorations up. I'm kidding--I am of the school that says that one should not flick a switch on a colored light until the last Day After Thanksgiving sandwich has been consumed.

I am not a traditionalist, however, when it comes to e-books. People ask me about e-books all the time, and more often than not, they preface it by apologizing. Please, stop it. I may be a librarian, but I do not worship at the altar of the printed word. These days, if I added up the time each day that I spend reading from a glowing screen, or listening to audio-books, it would far surpass the time I spend staring at a piece of paper.












Yes, I grew up with books, magazines, and two daily newspapers (morning and afternoon--really). When I went to Library School we learned how to type catalog cards, but after I graduated, I created a database that printed the information for me in card format--until a grant came along to buy an automated system. Goodbye, card catalog...

Many librarians love technology. We jump on the technology bandwagon too quickly sometimes--microfiche, anyone? Second Life? I wasted an afternoon a couple of years ago, listening to a Second Life enthusiast describing how we would all be running our libraries on Second Life any minute. I wonder what he's promoting now...

The first e-book reader I saw was a RocketBook--this was in 2000 or so. It was clunky, and being circulated in a public library. Oh, yes, in 2000. We were told that they would be replacing books any minute, and here we are in 2010, and still waiting to see which e-book reader will become the standard format. Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPad?

A lot of people I know receive them as gifts, so I expect to see more in a few months from now. If you are thinking of getting one, or if someone wants to give you one, the Upper Hudson Library System does have e-books that you can load onto your reader. Please go to this page to find out which readers you can use with our collection.

If you'd like to see what titles are available in digital format (audio and e-books, and yes, some video), go to this page. Come in to the library, if you like, and ask me about it. And don't apologize. You're reading. Reading is good. I approve.

PS If you think you know an e-book reader who would like a knitted cozy to protect the gadget, here's a link to a pattern for a knitted e-book reader.
          The E Book Reader--You Know You Want One   
I have been watching the eBook Reader saga since the RocketBook days (late 90's). I have friends who love their Kindles/iPod Touch, etc., and couldn't live without them. I have friends who received them as gifts and haven't become fans yet.

Both the Kindle and the Sony eReader have popped up on sale, refurbished, for around $100. (They sell out fast.) The question is not whether you will ever own an eBook reader, but when. If you feel ready to make the plunge now, Wiley, a publishing house, has a handy comparison tool to help you select the right one for your needs. Find it here.



          Fuels Costs, High Gas Prices and the Real Estate Investor   

Fuel prices are already taking a huge slice out of family budgets with soaring heating and energy cost; but thats only the beginning. As gas prices skyrocket, the money to buy it must come from the family budget, making it even harder to keep up with the bills and the mortgage payments. When many homeowners [...]

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          Шоссейный насос Topeak Master Blaster Rocket Micro CB, боковое крепление, карбон, TMR-CB   
Если вы боретесь за каждый грамм, этот карманный насос для вас: он весит всего 55 граммов! Карбоновая ручка и оболочка камеры, давление накачки до 160 фунтов на кв. дюйм Характеристики • Одинарного действия • Боковой кронштейн • Дополнительная линия по центру • Кронштейн • Размер: 16 x 2,4 x 2,1 см • Уплотняющий колпачок: Совмещен с пыльником • Головка: Под вентиль Presta • Ручка: Карбон, с блокировкой • Макс. давление: 160 фунтов на кв. дюйм (11 бар) • Камера: Карбоновая оболочка • Вес: 55 г
          Насос Topeak MiniRocket iGlow, подсветка красного цвета 0.5W, с новым креплением, TIG-MR02   
Микронасос Topeak MiniRocket с интегрированной светящейся полосой iGlow. Эта технология позволяет повысить безопасность в темное время суток. Мощный светодиод 0.5W, прозрачный корпус насоса. Возможность крепления на разных частях рамы. Насос совместим с вентилями типа Presta. Характеристики Наконечник: Presta Valve Макс.давление: 160 Psi / 11 Bar Материал: Пластик,Алюминий Дополнительно 2 режима работы (постоянный свет и мерцание) Питание от CR2032 x 2 (в комплекте) Время работы: 50 ч / 100 ч Размеры : 17.3 x 3 x 2.4 см Вес товара: 67 гр
          Насос Topeak RaceRocket MT, золотой цвет, алюминий, TRR-MT1GD   
Профессиональный компактный насос для спортсменов и гонщиков. Идеально подойдет для горного велосипеда, благодаря увеличенной воздушной камере. Легкая алюминиевая (CNC) конструкция и выдвижной шланг с "умной" насадкой SmartHead. Низкий вес (114 гр) позволяет возить насос в заднем кармане веломайки. Максимальное давление 90 Psi / 6 Bar. Характеристики Насадка (головка) - SmartHead ThreadLock с интегрированным переходником Presta/Schrader Воздушная камера - CNC алюминиевый сплав, увеличенный диаметр Шланг - резиновый, выдвижной Рукоятка пластик + Kraton Максимальное давление - 90 psi / 6 bar Дополнительно: крепление на раму (под флягодержатель) Размеры - (Д x Ш x В) 19.6 x 3.7 x 3.3 см Вес - 114 гр
          Насос Topeak RaceRocket MT, чёрный цвет, алюминий, TRR-MT1B   
Профессиональный компактный насос для спортсменов и гонщиков. Идеально подойдет для горного велосипеда, благодаря увеличенной воздушной камере. Легкая алюминиевая (CNC) конструкция и выдвижной шланг с "умной" насадкой SmartHead. Низкий вес (114 гр) позволяет возить насос в заднем кармане веломайки. Максимальное давление 90 Psi / 6 Bar. Характеристики Насадка (головка) - SmartHead ThreadLock с интегрированным переходником Presta/Schrader Воздушная камера - CNC алюминиевый сплав, увеличенный диаметр Шланг - резиновый, выдвижной Рукоятка пластик + Kraton Максимальное давление - 90 psi / 6 bar Дополнительно: крепление на раму (под флягодержатель) Размеры - (Д x Ш x В) 19.6 x 3.7 x 3.3 см Вес - 114 гр
          The Rocketeers   

Today on the 5: There appears to be a sequel coming for The Rocketeer called The Rocketeers. I think this could be really good.


          Горный велосипед AUTHOR Outset 26 2017   
AUTHOR OUTSET 2017 Общие характеристики Модель 2017 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный, MTB Рама, вилка Материал рамы аллюминий Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки ZOOM Ход вилки 60 мм Рулевая колонка PRESTINE 1-1/8" Колеса Диаметр колес 26 дюймов Наименование покрышек AUTHOR Rocket 26" x 2.10"" Наименование ободов alloy 36 holes Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза TEKTRO V Тип переднего тормоза V-brake Наименование заднего тормоза TEKTRO V Тип заднего тормоза V-brake Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 21 Наименование заднего переключателя SHIMANO TY500 Наименование переднего переключателя SHIMANO TY500 Наименование манеток SHIMANO Наименование каретки VP COMP cartridge Наименование кассеты SHIMANO MF-TZ21 14-28 Количество звезд в кассете 7 Система PROWHEEL 42-34-24 teeth 170 mm cranks Конструкция педалей классические Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый
          Горный велосипед AUTHOR Impulse 2017   
AUTHOR IMPULSE 2017 Общие характеристики Модель 2017 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный, MTB Рама, вилка Материал рамы аллюминий Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки RST Gila 27.5 ML lock out Ход вилки 100 мм Рулевая колонка PRESTINE Integrated 1-1/8"" Колеса Диаметр колес 27.5 дюймов Наименование покрышек AUTHOR Rocket 27.5" x 2.10" Наименование ободов AUTHOR Xenon 27.5 32 holes Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза TEKTRO (6" rotors) Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Наименование заднего тормоза TEKTRO (6" rotors) Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 24 Наименование заднего переключателя SHIMANO Altus Наименование переднего переключателя SHIMANO TX800 Наименование манеток SHIMANO Altus Наименование каретки VP COMP cartridge Наименование кассеты SHIMANO HG200-8 12-32 Количество звезд в кассете 8 Система PROWHEEL 42-34-24 teeth 170 / 175 mm cranks Конструкция педалей классические Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый
          Горный велосипед AUTHOR Impulse 29 2017   
AUTHOR IMPULSE 29 2017 Самая доступная модель на 29" колесах из новой линейки 2017 года. Надежное наверсное оборудование от знаменитого производителя SHIMANO, дисковые гидравлические тормоза, амортизационная вилка с ходом 100 мм и колеса 29" делают велосипед быстрым и в тоже время комфортным. Общие характеристики Модель 2017 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный, MTB Рама, вилка Материал рамы аллюминий Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки RST Blaze 29 ML lock out Ход вилки 100 мм Рулевая колонка PRESTINE Integrated 1-1/8"" Колеса Диаметр колес 29 дюймов Наименование покрышек AUTHOR Rocket 29" x 2.10" Наименование ободов AUTHOR Xenon 29 32 holes Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза TEKTRO (7" rotors) Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Наименование заднего тормоза TEKTRO (7" rotors) Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 24 Наименование заднего переключателя SHIMANO Altus Наименование переднего переключателя SHIMANO TX800 Наименование манеток SHIMANO Altus Наименование каретки VP COMP cartridge Наименование кассеты SHIMANO HG200-8 12-32 Количество звезд в кассете 8 Система PROWHEEL 42-32-22 teeth 170 / 175 mm cranks Конструкция педалей классические Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый
          Горный велосипед AUTHOR Solution 2017   
AUTHOR SOLUTION 2017 Общие характеристики Модель 2017 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный, MTB Рама, вилка Материал рамы аллюминий Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки RST Gila 27.5 ML lock out Ход вилки 100 мм Рулевая колонка PRESTINE Integrated 1-1/8"" Колеса Диаметр колес 27.5 дюймов Наименование покрышек AUTHOR Rocket 27.5" x 2.10" Наименование ободов AUTHOR Xenon 27,5 32 holes Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза TEKTRO Auriga (6" rotors) Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Наименование заднего тормоза TEKTRO Auriga (6" rotors) Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 27 Наименование заднего переключателя SHIMANO Altus Наименование переднего переключателя SHIMANO Acera Наименование манеток SHIMANO Altus Наименование каретки SUNTOUR XCT cartridge Наименование кассеты SHIMANO HG300-9 11-34 Количество звезд в кассете 9 Система SUNTOUR XCM 40-30-22 teeth 170 / 175 mm cranks Конструкция педалей классические Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый
          Горный велоипед AUTHOR Solution 29 2017   
AUTHOR SOLUTION 29 2017 Общие характеристики Модель 2017 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный, MTB Рама, вилка Материал рамы аллюминий Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки RST Blaze 29 ML lock out Ход вилки 100 мм Рулевая колонка PRESTINE Integrated 1-1/8"" Колеса Диаметр колес 29 дюймов Наименование покрышек AUTHOR Rocket 29" x 2.10" Наименование ободов AUTHOR Xenon 29 32 holes Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза TEKTRO Auriga (7" rotors) Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Наименование заднего тормоза TEKTRO Auriga (7" rotors) Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 27 Наименование заднего переключателя SHIMANO Altus Наименование переднего переключателя SHIMANO Acera Наименование манеток SHIMANO Altus Наименование каретки SUNTOUR XCT cartridge Наименование кассеты SHIMANO HG300-9 11-34 Количество звезд в кассете 9 Система SUNTOUR XCM 40-30-22 teeth 170 / 175 mm cranks Конструкция педалей классические Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый
          Горный велосипед AUTHOR Pegas 2017   
AUTHOR PEGAS 2017 Для 2017 модельного года мы представились 6 моделей на алюминиевой раме под 27,5" размер колеса - EGOIST, VISION, INSTINCT, TRACTION, SPIRIT and PEGAS. - Прямое крепление дискового тормоза под 6" ротор - технология, делающая ненужными дополнительные переходники для установки дисковых тормозов. Это положительно сказывается на мощности и точности торможения и снижает общий вес. Дополнительным преимуществом прямого крепления является улучшенный отвод тепла во время длительного торможения на спусках. - Коническая рулевая колонка совместимая с вилками 1,5" Общие характеристики Модель 2017 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный, MTB Рама, вилка Материал рамы аллюминий Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки RST Gila 27.5 ML lock out Ход вилки 100 мм Рулевая колонка AUTHOR Integrated 1.5" tapered" Колеса Диаметр колес 27.5 дюймов Наименование покрышек AUTHOR Rocket 27.5" x 2.10" Наименование ободов AUTHOR Xenon 27,5 32 holes Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза TEKTRO Auriga (6" rotors) Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Наименование заднего тормоза TEKTRO Auriga (6" rotors) Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 27 Наименование заднего переключателя SHIMANO Acera Наименование переднего переключателя SHIMANO Acera Наименование манеток SHIMANO Acera Наименование каретки SUNTOUR XCT cartridge Наименование кассеты SHIMANO HG300-9 11-34 Количество звезд в кассете 9 Система SUNTOUR XCM 40-30-22 teeth 170 / 175 mm cranks Конструкция педалей классические Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый
          Горный велосипед AUTHOR Spirit 2017   
AUTHOR SPIRIT 2017 Для 2017 модельного года мы представились 6 моделей на алюминиевой раме под 27,5" размер колеса - EGOIST, VISION, INSTINCT, TRACTION, SPIRIT and PEGAS. - Прямое крепление дискового тормоза под 6" ротор - технология, делающая ненужными дополнительные переходники для установки дисковых тормозов. Это положительно сказывается на мощности и точности торможения и снижает общий вес. Дополнительным преимуществом прямого крепления является улучшенный отвод тепла во время длительного торможения на спусках. - Коническая рулевая колонка совместимая с вилками 1,5" Общие характеристики Модель 2017 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный, MTB Рама, вилка Материал рамы hydroformed alloy 6061 27.5" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки RST Blaze 27.5 TnL oil, lock out Ход вилки 100 мм Рулевая колонка AUTHOR Integrated 1.5" tapered" Колеса Диаметр колес 27.5 дюймов Наименование покрышек AUTHOR Rocket 27.5" x 2.10" Наименование ободов AUTHOR Xenon 27,5 32 holes Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза TEKTRO Auriga (6" rotors) Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Наименование заднего тормоза TEKTRO Auriga (6" rotors) Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 27 Наименование заднего переключателя SHIMANO Alivio Наименование переднего переключателя SHIMANO Acera Наименование манеток SHIMANO Alivio Наименование каретки SHIMANO ES300 Octalink Наименование кассеты SHIMANO HG400-9 11-34 Количество звезд в кассете 9 Система SHIMANO M4000 40-30-22 teeth 170 / 175 mm cranks Конструкция педалей классические Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый
          Горный велосипед AUTHOR Spirit 29 2017   
AUTHOR SPIRIT 29 2017 Отличный велосипед на все случаи жизни, оптимальное соотношение цены и качества. На велосипед установленно оборудование от известного производителя SHIMANO, надежные дисковые гидравлические тормоза, трансмиссия на 27 скоротей позволяющяя в любой ситуации подобрать оптимальную скорость, комфортная амортизационная вилка с ходом 100мм. Общие характеристики Модель 2017 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный, MTB Рама, вилка Материал рамы hydroformed alloy 6061 29" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки RST Blaze 29 TnL oil, lock out Ход вилки 100 мм Рулевая колонка AUTHOR Integrated 1.5" tapered" Колеса Диаметр колес 29 дюймов Наименование покрышек AUTHOR Rocket 29" x 2.10" Наименование ободов AUTHOR Xenon 29 32 holes Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза TEKTRO Auriga (7" rotors) Тип переднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Наименование заднего тормоза TEKTRO Auriga (7" rotors) Тип заднего тормоза дисковый гидравлический Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 27 Наименование заднего переключателя SHIMANO Alivio Наименование переднего переключателя SHIMANO Acera Наименование манеток SHIMANO Alivio Наименование каретки SHIMANO ES300 Octalink Наименование кассеты SHIMANO HG400-9 11-34 Количество звезд в кассете 9 Система SHIMANO M4000 40-30-22 teeth 170 / 175 mm cranks Конструкция педалей классические Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый
          Chris Paul traded to the Houston Rockets   
The Houston Rockets have reached an agreement on a trade for LA Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul. ESPN reported that sources confirmed, Rockets will send Sam Dekker, Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, DeAndre Liggins, Darrun Hilliard, Montrezl
          Today's Hotness: White Laces, Real Numbers   
White Laces -- No Floor (detail)

>> Richmond future-pop leading lights White Laces roll into town tomorrow at the tail end of a week-long east coast tour supporting its long-germinating third album No Floor, which hit new release bins late last month. With its latest and third record, White Laces ventures further into an aesthetic marked by dramatic electronics and vast reverbs that at times eschews live instrumentation almost entirely. The stark contrast between the guitar-centered and relatively angular sound of White Laces' early years and the boundless atmospheres it has conjured for itself more recently is no more apparent than when contrasting a recently released compilation of remastered early track, Sick Of Summer, with No Floor. No Floor is announced by the swirling faux strings and bashing electro beat of "Youth Vote," with fronter Landis Wine dropping the en medias res line "I figured I'd take a ride" as a invocation. Album preview tracks "Dots" and "Cheese" follow with increasingly greater electronic flourishes that deepen the divide between the White Laces of today and the more conventional approach of the band's early years. Indeed, as the chiming opening of "Cheese" -- whose melody echoes faintly the verse of P.I.L.'s "Rise" -- transitions to its own serene verse, it is difficult to identify any non-electronic sounds. Even so, the music never feels synthetic, in large part because Mr. Wine's soulful vocals on No Floor are the most emotionally direct of the band's entire oeuvre. In a departure from prior practice, No Floor was recorded primarily at home, with additional vocal tracking at a studio in Richmond, and it was mixed by Philadelphia hitmaker Jeff Zeigler (Mr. Zeigler had previously tracked White Laces 2014 sophomore set Trance, which we reviewed right here). White Laces performs a Boston-area show Friday night at Trixie's Palace, a non-traditional venue whose coordinates can be ascertained by consulting a knowledgeable punk rock enthusiast. Also on the bill are Jroy Divorbison, We Can All Be Sorry, Jarva Land and The Owens. Richmond-based Egghunt Records released No Floor September 30 on CD, as a digital download, and in a hyper limited edition of 50 vinyl long-playing records; purchase the set in an of its physical manifestations and in various bundles (which can include the aforementioned remaster of Sick Of Summer as well as a pretty bitchin' t-shirt) directly from the label right here.





>> With two particularly hot releases rocketing from its city limits this month, rock fans can only hope that the underpop sounds of Minneapolis are set for a renewed campaign for stylistic supremacy. Private Interests' power-pop revelation, its Only For A Moment EP, hits new release bins at the end of next week. But just tomorrow indie-pop four-piece Real Numbers releases a hotly anticipated and long-awaited full-length debut, despite having toiled in the figurative salt mines of international indie for as long as a decade. The jangle commandos' new C86-indebted collection, Wordless Wonder, is thronged with instant classics touting big melodies, scritchy guitars and maximum pep. Opener "Frank Infatuation" is timeless, and makes for an auspicious start to this high-quality release. The tune is all fuzzy strums, plunky bass, and surfy leads, delivered at a carefree, upbeat tempo, and, sure, there's a formula at work, but when the formula is this fun and well-executed, no ones cares. If you dig "Frank Infatuation" -- and it is undeniable -- make sure to check out this earlier version Real Numbers released as a digital single in 2014. Wordless Wonder's barn-storming "Just So Far Away" is even more potent, hitting hard with a chorus first before blitzkrieging through short verses and right back to the chorus again. The album truly is all killer and no filler, and will likely be featured in a number of year-end lists before 2016 is through. Eternal it-label Slumberland Records releases Wordless Wonder tomorrow on CD, as a digital download, and on white or black vinyl. Purchase your copy of the set in any or all of these formats via Slumberland right here. The record was preceded by a number of 12" EPs, cassette tracks and digital singles, all of which appear to be on offer via the Real Numbers bandcamp dojo right here. Stream the aforementioned "Frank Infatuation" and the equally fun "New Boy" via the Soundcloud embed below.




          Today's Hotness: Ski Saigon, Urusei Yatsura, Mincer Ray   
Ski Saigon -- Brings The Storm Cloud (detail)

>> One of the more mysterious and evocative projects we've followed here at Clicky Clicky in recent years has been Mooncreatures. Although the music and premise of its final long-player was exciting, we were disappointed when the London band and the LP's fictive narrative intersected in reality, and Mooncreatures announced (sort of?) it was no more. Anyway, band mastermind Rhys Griffiths has returned with the even higher-concept project Ski Saigon, whose debut release Brings The Storm Cloud is due toward the end of the summer. The six-song set is inspired by '60s Cambodian pop music and concerns a fictional historical (wait, what?) narrative about French soldiers tiring of the tropical climate of Cambodia in the mid-20th century and setting about creating indoor snow skiing facilities in Saigon and Phnom Penh. Really, you just read that. Brings The Storm Cloud opens with a short, shimmering audio approximation of those blurry scene transitions in film and TV that suggests the commencement of a flashback. As soon as listeners have oriented themselves to the tune, "Wintergarden," it vanishes, and then the EP begins in earnest with the ensuing, fully realized "Sweet Dreams In The Botanics." The mid-tempo swayer rides a steady canned beat, above which sustained synth and simple guitar chords and a pleasantly lazy lead guitar obscure hushed lyrics. The tune's escapist fantasia is amplified by a 45-second coda wherein the aforementioned synth chords give way to an insectoid drone and -- curiously -- the sound of water (although we expect it is easier to present the sound of water than snow). Art Is Hard Records issues Brings The Storm Cloud Aug. 26 in a limited edition of 100 32-page book/CD bundles, as well as a digital download. Pre-order the book here, and click through the embed below to acquire the digital files. The demise of Mooncreatures felt very premature, and we're quite excited by the possibilities presented by Ski Saigon, either as an ongoing project or at least as a sign that Mr. Griffiths has no intention of quitting music any time. Stream the aforementioned "Wintergarden" and "Sweet Dreams In The Botanics" via the Bandcamp embed below.



>> We've been holding out hope for a good six years that the mighty Glaswegian indie rock combo Projekt A-Ko would return to us. Imagine our surprise when we received word in our inbox earlier this spring that not Projeckt A-Ko, but the trio's notable, '90s-spawned (and we suppose better-known) precursor Urusei Yatsura, would beat the three to the new release bin in September. Well, technically, it's old music, but it is nonetheless exciting. On Sept. 2, the choicest cuts from Urusei Yatsura's highly regarded BBC recordings (which included, among others, five sessions for John Peel and three for Steve Lamacq) will be released as an LP via London's Rocketgirl. The press materials accompanying the announcement speak, with the benefit of distance and hindsight, of Urusei Yatsura's music shining particularly bright when recorded under the constraints radio sessions necessarily present. And it is hard to argue with the results. Fans can hear a particularly fizzing iteration of the rocking 1996 A-side "Phasers On Stun" below. Rocketgirl will release You Are My Urusei Yatsura on 12" vinyl, CD and as a digital download Sept. 2. The LPs are pressed to snappy neon pink media and available in a very limited edition of 300 pieces, so you had better get to pre-ordering if you want this. To be fair to Urusei Yatsura/Projekt A-ko's Fergus Lawrie, he has produced new music over the last seven years, including some engaging "haloed guitar" guitar noise pieces with his project Angel of Everyone Murder. But given the blinding excellence of Projekt A-Ko's sole LP, 2009's Yoyodyne [hypertext!], we remain hopeful that that...erm... project will also be resuscitated. In the meantime, we've the Urusei Yatsura collection to look forward to: stream the aforementioned "Phasers On Stun," recorded for the BBC Evening Session May 8, 1996, via the Soundcloud embed below. Speaking of, fans should pay VERY close attention to the UY Soundcloud, as it features a trove of material, including some cuts found too late to be considered for inclusion on You Are My Urusei Yatsura, like this magical acoustic take on "Burriko Girl."



>> The charm of lo-fi, and particularly '90s lo-fi, is that it characteristically sounds thrown together, but still sometimes fumbles its way to transcendence. Sometimes that's just the sound (the example we think of it this Perfect Pussy interview that describes recording clean basic tracks and then layering noise), and sometimes things are actually, you know, thrown together (see every live thing Crazy Horse did with Neil Young). Although we've previously deemed the act mid-fi, Mincer Ray's delightful, be-flanneled recent digital EP Early Morning Am Moritz firmly falls within the latter category. A brief note at the Berlin-based act's Soundcloud reports the short stack of songs was "[c]onceived & recorded to cassette in 3 hours & 47 minutes (more or less)." The collection commences strongly with the yearning, mid-tempo, and alt.-countrified strummer "Everything Is Green," a should-be hit whose straightforward presentation can't hold down the sweeping melody of the big, lovelorn verse. With almost no warning the verse become its chorus, which points to an anthemic, ripping guitar solo that aspires towards David Pajo's amazing face-melter from Palace Brothers' epic "Horses." The balance of Early Morning Am Moritz isn't quite as memorable, although the concise basher "Ned Norris" is bracing to the point of infectious and the loose and gritty "Dine" wouldn't feel entirely out of place on Viva Last Blues. Mincer Ray's EP hit the Internerds in late June, and you can stream the entire thing via the Soundcloud embed below (click through to download all five numbers as .wav files). The set is also now available on cassette via the Chicago and Berlin-based Shaky Tooth Tapes. We last wrote about Mincer Ray right here in 2014.




          Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal   
HOUSTON (AP) -- Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship....
          Toronto's Condo King declares Canadian economy solely dependent on foreign buyers   

Meet Brad Lamb. Faithful readers will recognize Lamb as Toronto's version of the Rainforest's Bob Rennie - aka 'the Condo King' of their respective cities.

If you haven't been keeping up, the centre of the universe has been awash in Lotusland Asian money overflow since the imposition of Krusty's 15% foreign buyers tax last September. Panic buying has gripped Toronto and suddenly there are calls from all corners for the Big Smoke to take BC style action and implement their own foreign buyers tax.

Of course all of this is curious since, just like Vancouver pre-tax, the local real estate industry has been adamant that Toronto house prices are not fuelled by foreign funds. In fact as recently as Jan 31, 2017 the Toronto Star newspaper noted the following denial by the Toronto Real Estate Board:
Don’t blame overseas investors for the high price of housing in the Toronto area, says the city’s real estate board. 
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) released new research Tuesday showing only 4.9 per cent of the 113,133 residential real estate transactions in the Toronto region last year involved foreign buyers.
Now you would think that if only 4.9% of the market is impacted by foreign money, any discussion of a foreign buyers tax would be inconsequential to the industry.

But as political momentum gathers to implement just such a tax, the Condo King of Toronto comes out with a claim that utterly shreds the 4.9% narrative.

Today BNN reported that Lamb is publicly warning that "taxing foreign home buyers in the skyrocketing Toronto real estate market could trigger a national recession."
In an email sent to unit owners in his 17 buildings late Tuesday, Brad Lamb railed against the long-debated idea of a 15 per cent surcharge on buyers of Toronto properties who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents; similar to the one imposed in Vancouver in August 2016. Boasting of having “eaten, drank, and slept the Toronto real estate marketplace for 30 years,” the CEO of Lamb Developments argues such a tax would be “an egregious error in policy.” 
“In Toronto… it could also precipitate a Canada-wide recession,” Lamb wrote near the start of his roughly 1,300-word note. 
“Kill the new condo market, kill the Ontario economy. Kill the Ontario economy and Canada falls too,” Lamb wrote.
The Toronto Real Estate Industry now joins their Vancouver counter parts in trying to move heaven and earth to politically intervene in public policy dealing with the massive malinvestment created by the worldwide excess credit epidemic.

In the process we get another glimpse at how the Real Estate Board's claims about the impact of foreign money is completely detached from what their members on the ground know all too well.

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          From Microsoft to commercial space flight: Paul Allen's new venture   
The multi-fuselage, mid-air launch vehicle promises to combine old 747 parts with rockets. Revolutionary idea or this century's Spruce Goose? You decide.
          Doctor's license suspended after state board said he over prescribed opioids   

As Baltimore struggles with skyrocketing overdose deaths linked largely to opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers, state officials suspended the medical license of a local pain doctor for over-prescribing the highly addictive medications.

According to an emergency order from the state...


          ROCKET RACCOON   

This week:

Baffleck
NIN
Ultron
Rocket Raccoon
GTA V

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.


          Coincidental station name and Cardcaptor Sakura ad placement on Tokyo train is all too perfect   
The silly coincidence also teaches us the importance of kanji! For most learners of Japanese, kanji – characters adopted from the Chinese writing system – is the bane of their existence. While the phonetic writing systems, hiragana and katakana, can be memorized rather quickly, there are over 2,000 “daily use” kanji characters each with multiple […]
          Over 19,000 Azuki Bars for free on 1 July at select locations across Japan   
Azuki Bar Day is celebrated on 1 July and the makers of the tasty frozen snack sure know how to celebrate! Japan is steadily gliding into the really hot months now and this is when frozen snacks are at their peak demand. One long seller here has been the Azuki Bar by Imayura Confectionery made […]
          Elderly Shanghai traveler throws coins into jet engine for luck, grounds plane for five hours   
You can’t always solve a problem by throwing money at it. In fact, you might just cause one instead. Air travel can be scary, and so uneasy travelers often take solace in some sort of soothing pre-flight ritual. Some enjoy a stiff drink before boarding. Others calm their nerves by listening to relaxing music. And […]
          TV program claims Japanese temple banned cats for being too cute, Japan nods in agreement   
But some sources show the report is only half-right. Wakayama Prefecture’s Koyasan, also known as Mount Koya, is a mountainous region that’s home to a number of temples that serve as the headquarters of the Shingon Buddhist sect. While some religious institutions in Japan are situated in city centers where they rub shoulders with the […]
          What should Tokyo’s newest rail station be called? Poll asks high school girls for their opinion   
It’s for trains, but “Space Station” did surprisingly well in the survey. Out of the many rail lines in Tokyo, the single most useful, by far, is the Yamanote Line. Circling the downtown area, the Yamanote loop passes through stations including Shibuya, Harajuku, Shinjuku, Ueno, Akihabara, and Tokyo, providing easy access to a number of […]
          Researchers Launch Online Protein Folding Game   

[Another great example of the potential of Citizen Science. Extracts from Slashdot and original article--BSA

Researchers Launch Online Protein Folding Game http://www.hhmi.org/news/foldit20080508.html

Multiplayer online gaming brings to mind fabulously successful titles, such as “World of Warcraft” and “Ultima.” On May 8, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers at the University of Washington are bringing the arcane world of protein folding to the online gaming arena with the launch of “Foldit,” a free game in which players around the world compete to design proteins. The real world benefit: Scientists will test proteins designed by the game's players to see if they make viable candidate compounds for new drugs.

Users can access the game via the web at www.fold.it

The development of the online game is a natural extension of HHMI investigator David Baker's quest to understand how proteins - the building blocks of cells — fold into unique three-dimensional shapes. Over the past decade, Baker and his colleagues have made steady progress in developing computer algorithms to predict how a linear string of amino acids will fold into a given protein's characteristic shape. A detailed understanding of a protein's structure can offer scientists a wealth of information — revealing intricacies about the protein's biological function and suggesting new ideas for drug design.

Predicting the shapes that natural proteins will take is one of the preeminent challenges in biology, and modeling even a small protein requires making trillions of calculations. Over the last three years, volunteers around the globe — now numbering about 200,000— have donated their computer down-time to performing those calculations in a distributed network called Rosetta@home. The computing logic behind the network is an algorithm called Rosetta that uses the Monte Carlo technique to find the best “fit” for all of the parts of a given protein.

But as the Rosetta volunteers watched their computers blindly trying to work out a solution by methodically testing every possible combination and shape to find the best fit, they began to think that a little human intervention might speed things up. “People were writing in, saying, `Hey! The computer is doing silly things! It would be great if we could help guide it,'” remembers Baker, who is based at the University of Washington (UW) where he developed the Rosetta algorithm and network.

Baker didn't know how he could make that happen until about 18 months ago, when he went hiking on Mt. Rainier with his neighbor David Salesin, a University of Washington computer scientist who also runs a research laboratory at nearby Adobe Systems. Baker and Salesin began discussing ways to make Rosetta more interactive. With the inherent fun of competition, Salesin thought a multiplayer online game was the way to go. By the time they got back to the car, they had settled on that idea. Salesin provided Baker with the names of three colleagues, led by UW computer scientist Zoran Popović, who could help Baker create the game.

Over the next several months, Popović, and his students Adrien Treuille and Seth Cooper, created the program, and the team tested it in small venues. One match between teams from the University of California and the University of Illinois aroused unexpected fervor and cheering among spectators. “30 or 40 people participated,” says Baker. “The competition was very intense.”

“Foldit” takes players through a series of practice levels designed to teach the basics of protein folding, before turning them loose on real proteins from nature. “Our main goal was to make sure that anyone could do it, even if they didn't know what biochemistry or protein folding was,” says Popović. At the moment, the game only uses proteins whose three-dimensional structures have been solved by researchers. But, says Popović, “soon we'll be introducing puzzles for which we don't know the solution.”

Baker has high hopes that the game will speed up the sometimes tedious business of structure prediction. But the part of the game that excites him most is scheduled to debut this fall, when gamers will be able to design all-new proteins. Novel proteins could find use in any number of applications, from pharmaceuticals to industrial chemicals, to pollution clean up. With the ability for any person with a computer and an internet hookup to start building proteins, Baker thinks the pace of discovery could skyrocket. “My dream is that a 12-year-old in Indonesia will turn out to be a prodigy, and build a cure for HIV,” he says.

http://games.slashdot.org/games/08/05/08/2112208.shtml

writes "Tired of justifying your gaming addiction? Now you can really help accomplish something while you play... thanks to Howard Hughes Medical Institute researcher David Baker at the University of Washington." In collaboration with others, Baker has designed a game, called "Foldit," with a practical outcome: players manipulate on-screen images of protein chains and attempt to predict their folding patterns. From the article: "'Our main goal was to make sure that anyone could do it, even if they didn't know what biochemistry or protein folding was,' says [co-creator Zoran] Popovic. At the moment, the game only uses proteins whose three-dimensional structures have been solved by researchers. But, says Popovic, 'soon we'll be introducing puzzles for which we don't know the solution.'"



          North Korea threat: US ‘monitoring’ claim missile could carry nuclear warhead   
U.S. officials are closely “monitoring” the aftermath of the latest North Korean missile test after the rogue regime claimed that its newest rocket was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead – and that its arsenal could reach American shores. One day after Kim Jong Un’s dictatorship reported a successful test flight of its KN-17 missile,...
          Велопокрышка SCHWALBE Rocket Ron 26x2.10 (54-559 ), PaceStar\LiteSkin, MTB, черная, 11600381   
Производитель: Schwalbe. Сверхлегкий Rocket Ron одновременно имеет все самые лучшие характеристики: невероятное сцепление и чрезвычайно низкий вес. U-блоки, формирующие открытый протектор, который замечательно самоочищается. Это одна из тех покрышек, которая не подведет Вас на грунтовой дороге. Данная покрышка станет отличным вариантом, если вы ищете универсальную, быструю, надежную покрышку для активного катания по лесопарку. Характеристики: Размер: 26" x 2.10" (54-559) Компаунд: Dual Compound. Версия: Performance Line. Корд: Folding ( кевларовый ) Рекомендуемое давление: 30-55 psi (2.0-4.0 Bar) Нагрузка: 100 кг. Цвет: черный. Вес: 480 грамм.
          Велопокрышка SCHWALBE Rocket Ron 26x2.35 (60-559),PaceStar\TLR\SS, MTB, черная, 11600386   
Этот легкая "ракета" выполняет много требований в одно и тоже время. Невероятное сцепление с экстремально низкой массой покрышки и сопротивлением качению, со всеми техническими усовершенствованиям : на борту -127-EPI-Evo carcass, PaceStar Triple Compound . Отличное самоочищение, открытый профиль протектора. Характеристики: Размер: 26 х 2,35 "(60-559) Назначение: кросс-кантри EPI: 67 Материал: PaceStar Линия продуктов: Evolution Line Вес: 575g (20 унций) Давление: 1.6-3.5 бар, 23-50 фунтов на квадратный дюйм Максимальная нагрузка :. 115кг Цвет: черный
          Велопокрышка SCHWALBE Rocket Ron 27.5x 2.10 (54-584), PaceStar\LiteSkin, MTB, черная, 11600474   
Мечты гонщиков сбываются! Эта сверхлегкая Ракета способна удовлетворить почти любую потребность в один и тот же момент: невероятное сцепление, чрезвычайно низкий вес и современные технологии. Характеристики: • Тип покрышки: клинчера, камерная; • Размеры: 29 "x2.25"; • ETRTO: 57-622; • Тип троса: кевларовый (folding) • TPI: 67; • Рекомендованное давление: 26-54 PSI (1.8-3.7 Bar) • Рекомендуемая нагрузка: до 120 кг; • Протектор: HS438; • Размещение: универсальная; • Цвет контактной поверхности: черный; • Цвет борту: черный; • Вес: 570 г.
          Велопокрышка SCHWALBE Rocket Ron 27.5x2.25 (57 - 584), PaceStar\LiteSkin, MTB, черная, 11600476   
Производитель: Schwalbe Покрышка Rocket Ron специально разработана для гонок кросс кантри. Уникальный рисунок протектора, трёхслойный компаунд PaceStar, облегченные боковины, каркас плотностью 127tpi - делают шину одной из самых лёгких в своём классе и обеспечивают самое низкое сопротивление качению среди MTB шин. Фолдинговая версия благодаря своему кевларовому корду легко сворачивается и устанавливается. Если Вы ищете покрышку с отличными показателями веса, скорости и сцепления - Rocket Ron отличный выбор. Особенности: может использоваться без камеры при наличии специального обода и герметика. Характеристики: Размер: 27 x 2.25, (57-584) Рекомендуемое давление: 26-54 psi (1.8-3.7 Bar) Допустимая нагрузка: 110кг Корд: Folding (кевларовый) Версия: Evo (все самое лучшее. Самые лучшие материалы. Самые современные технологии) EPI: 127 Вес: 490 грамм. Цвет: черный
          Велопокрышка SCHWALBE Rocket Ron 29x2.10(54-622), PaceStar\LiteSkin, MTB, черная, 11600384   
Производитель: Schwalbe. Сверхлегкий Rocket Ron одновременно имеет все самые лучшие характеристики: невероятное сцепление и чрезвычайно низкий вес. U-блоки, формирующие открытый протектор, который замечательно самоочищается. Это одна из тех покрышек, которая не подведет Вас на грунтовой дороге. Данная покрышка станет отличным вариантом, если вы ищете универсальную, быструю, надежную покрышку для активного катания по лесопарку. Характеристики: Размер: 29" x 2.10" (54-622) Компаунд: Dual. Версия: Performance Line. Корд: Folding ( кевларовый ) Рекомендуемое давление: 30-55 psi (2.0-4.0 Bar) Нагрузка: 110 кг. Цвет: черный. Вес: 535 грамм.
          Велопокрышка SCHWALBE Rocket Ron 26x2.10 (54-559 ), Dual\Perform, MTB, черная, 11600387   
Производитель: Schwalbe. Сверхлегкий Rocket Ron одновременно имеет все самые лучшие характеристики: невероятное сцепление и чрезвычайно низкий вес. U-блоки, формирующие открытый протектор, который замечательно самоочищается. Это одна из тех покрышек, которая не подведет Вас на грунтовой дороге. Данная покрышка станет отличным вариантом, если вы ищете универсальную, быструю, надежную покрышку для активного катания по лесопарку. Характеристики: Размер: 26" x 2.10" (54-559) Компаунд: Dual Compound. Версия: Performance Line. Корд: Folding ( кевларовый ) Рекомендуемое давление: 30-55 psi (2.0-4.0 Bar) Нагрузка: 100 кг. Цвет: черный. Вес: 480 грамм.
          Велопокрышка SCHWALBE Rocket Ron 29x2.25 (57-622), Dual\Perform, MTB, черная, 11600390   
Гонки по пересеченной местности или просто спокойное катание по грунтовым дорогам, данная покрышка справится с этим на 100%. Сверхлегкий Rocket Ron одновременно имеет все самые лучшие характеристики: невероятное сцепление, чрезвычайно низкий вес, U-блоки, формирующие открытый протектор, который имеет отличные самоочищающееся свойства. Используется только с камерами. Характеристики: Размер: 29 x 2.25, 57- 622. Допустимая нагрузка: 120 кг. EPI: 67. Корд: Folding ( кевларовый ) Рабочее давление (атм): 2,0 - 4,0 Цвет: Black-Skin. Вес: 570 грамм. Производство: Германия
          Tethered To the Soil by Their Drinking Veins   

There was a time when we worshipped trees.

I’m not talking about some pious reverence, some devout bending of the knee, I am talking of recognizing the forest’s role in our lives, in the natural play of our days. The wooded glen standing in the mist, its outline chattering with mad birds, it is the lung of existence. We take in the air scented by its limb and leaf, filtered by its effervescent rustling display.
     We know all too well that it is the tree, the big plant, the weed gargantuan that cleans our air, that absorbs the soot and the smoke, the oil and the mercurial rain. They are the thirsty totem of the world’s degenerating scalp, the ringed straws reaching to the heavens, the wooden rocket ships tethered to soil by thirsting veins.

The tree has two heads, one at each end of its existence, a match for any Doolittle. One is ravished by the wind, showing the sun its thousand forked tongues, the other buried in silt, chasing moisture as it races ever downward, losing itself in every direction. It speaks with both, sucking in the mysteries the Earth leaves behind, as it struggles to survive the vermin running its troubled hide.

How mighty are the trees that still scrape at our skies? Are they truly the lords of the vegetative nation, or is their size deceptive? Are they rather tumors in a field of tulips, the cancerous growths of a host losing its hair, tickets to Disneyland for those willing to believe?

We transform them with a deafening rapidity, turning natural tower to plank and bow, to bat and beam, chopstick and toothpick, rocking chair and oar. We harness their blood, the sweet syrup of their hardened skin, we mutilate and set fire to their limbs to warm our homes, we decapitate them when they peer through our lines of communication, when they dare intervene in the conversation of civilization’s giants, T-Mobile, Verizon, Comcast, the humming sentinels leaving headless cripples in their wake, standing like H.G Well’s Martians on metal legs.

No matter what the undergraduate philosopher might tell you, every falling tree makes a sound, for sound exists without an ear, just as signals exist without a radio, Chuck Berry without an audience. The tree felled by lightning, its brittle trunk devoured by beetle, visited by invisible blight, bursting great galls in frenzied smatterings, it passes through the nightly news, lining Tom Brokaw’s golden throat, the cellular chat, the murmur of a planet’s misbehaving child, it cuts right through it, on its way to the cradle from which it has sprung, never leaving the care of the nursery, the warm milk of a replenishing lap of birth and death, of bud and decay, the glory of a swelling mushroom building up from the rotting of the composting wood.

The tree strikes a balance between terra and strata, between gravity’s bed and its gulf of absence, the vast arena through which the seed drops, twirling in life’s spinning design, borne by whispered breeze and the gust of a hurried beast, riding a shield of quills to neighboring pastures, foreign groves and burgeoning orchards. The tree is a thermometer, wilting in the heat, an icy pillar in the cold. It is a needle, searching an entrance to the planet’s vascular parade, Sid scratching at Nancy’s flaccid white arm.

The tree welcomes calamity from above, just as it witnesses calamity below.

From the tree we hang and climb, lynch and love. We leave our marks across its weathered suit of armor, carving our hearts to its breastplate – before toppling it to the ground to warm our toes.
          The Male Response   

This week:

Rape Rights
Superman And Wonder Woman
Rebooting Rocketeer
Videodrome Remade

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.


          Comment on 4th of July Rocket Cake Toppers by velg motor tdr racing   
This cake is amazing! You do good work !
          Насос Topeak Micro Rocket AL, боковое крепление, алюминий, TMR-AL   
Высококачественный алюминиевый корпус, компактный размер. Вес всего 65 граммов. С насосом Topeak Micro Rocket AL вы не будете перегружать задний карман велосипедной майки. Можно установить крепление под флягодержатель, а можно перевозить в кармане. Максимальное давление 160 Psi/11 Bar. Характеристики Наконечник Presta Valve c интегрированной крышкой Макс.давление 160 Psi / 11 Bar Материал Алюминий Размеры 16 x 2.4 x 2.1 см Вес товара 65 гр
          Насос Topeak RaceRocket HPX, золотой цвет, (long version 25cm), TRR-HPX1GD   
Удлиненная модель супер-легкого насоса, с боковым креплением на велосипед. Корпус из высококачественного CNC алюминиевого сплава, выдвижной шланг с "умной" насадкой SmartHead™ ThreadLock. Выдвижной шланг добавляет удобства и делает подкачку безопасной (нет возможности повредить вентиль камеры). Максимальное давление 160 Psi / 11 Bar. Вес Topeak RaceRocket HPX всего 109 гр. Характеристики Насадка (головка) - SmartHead ThreadLock с интегрированным переходником Presta/Schrader Воздушная камера - CNC алюминиевый сплав, увеличенный диаметр Шланг - резиновый, выдвижной Рукоятка пластик + Kraton Максимальное давление - 160 psi / 11 bar Дополнительно: крепление на раму (под флягодержатель) Размеры - (Д x Ш x В) 25 x 2.6 x 2.1 см Вес - 109 гр
          Original Chevrolet Blazer Values Are Skyrocketing   
Photo: Bring A Trailer
The 1969-1972 K5 Blazer outpaces appreciation values by over 40 points, according to Hagerty.
          15 Shocking Poverty Statistics That Are Skyrocketing As The American Middle Class Continues To Be Slowly Wiped Out   
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          Easter boys for the weekend   

 The rest of my weekend was bizzy & so much fun with two birthday on Easter. the first one was my friend birthday who has bin threw a lot this past two years with a sudden stroke at the age of 28.
 So this Saturday his girlfriend decided to have a surprise birthday party for him to get him out of the gloom and show him haw loved he stile is. We all met at the brickyard in woburn, MA . Me & Kevin had never bin there as well so it was nice to get out of the norm as well. His long time friends & family joined down stares & hid as his girlfriend drags him out of the house & to the down stares of brickyard to get a BOOMING surprise of every ones faces. He was so happy about what his girlfriend did for him & we all had a grate night celebrating his birthday & seeing him smile. Me & Kevin like the brickyard & would probably go back for dinner some day. Any way we left there with both birthday boy & kick ass girlfriend happily drunk god i love those two. On the way home i was thinking ware they would both fall asleep after the birthday boy telling use of places he has fallen asleep. hhhuuummmm? how nose. I did not ask. so here are some pic's from the night.
birthday boy, Kevin & me
PINKY OUT! Kevin&me


the birthday boys girlfriend & my best friend



Goofing around with the Young chap.









Kevin & i making fun of my best friend.















 My best Friend & the girl how made that night happen thank you for a grate night.













 Next was the day of Easter my step Fathers birthday bash / celebrating Easter Day.
My mother took Easter as a good time to do birthday celebrating and to get my family & my new fiance's family to get to meat etch ether before the wedding happened. witch was a good idea but funny at the same time as embarrassing storys happened i just stood there stuffing my face & smiling waiting for it to stop. Thank god Kevin's family is so cool that they saved me by changing the subject nice & smoothly wear no one notest. THANK YOU.THANK YOU.then everyone got comfortable chatting away drinking drinks & nibbling away my mom came out with a dinosaurs cake. singing "HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD MEN DA DA DA DA!" & my Sep-father saying "dinosaurs rely?" my mother replayed "well they had a grim reaper cake but i thought that was a little morbid." God i love my mother shes got one hell of a senc of hummer.
old man cake with love.
So then we did the site around & watch the birthday boy open all his gifts thing & just before you thought it was calm & a boring watching the birthday boy open his gifts ceremony thing my mom leaned over & gave bob a big old BLUE FROSTING birthday kiss & it looked like this.                                
blue frosting kiss
This is my mom's sec. marriage & after years of it old being me & her she has some one else to give her blue frosting kiss to. Bob is a grate guy who fits in aware life's grate & makes my mother very happy. At the end of the day we sat around the dining room table & played crapes & watched my little Nessie do balloon rockets which i had fun seeing her laugh & giggle it was a good ending to the weekend. Happy birthday to the Easter boys of the weekend.




 


          Noticias del mundo de la historieta (31.12.11)   
Cómic hispano y latinoamericano


Azules contra rojos: Glenat ha relanzado la franquicia 'Hazañas bélicas' en dos tomos, 'Serie azul' y 'Serie roja', poniendo protagonistas españoles, y abordando el conflicto español, la Guerra Civil.

Eduard Culón y Bella luchan contra una tropa de vampiros en 'Eclipsados'. Es el tercer número de la saga paródica que ha vendido 20.000 ejemplares, y que traspasará fronteras para publicarse en EE.UU.

Gustavo Sala: "Soy fan de la escuela de Robert Crumb". El humorista más rompedor de Argentina presenta su trabajo en España, y declara: "Me gustan los chistes brutales y directos y jugar con el absurdo".

Mireia Pérez: "Espero que dentro de unos años 'La muchacha salvaje' deje de ser un cómic feminista". Con su primera novela gráfica, que narra la historia de una cavernícola que lucha por su independencia, ha conseguido el premio FNAC sin sentido.

'Nuevas Hazañas bélicas' nacidas de la guerra civil. La popular serie de cómic de los 50 y 60 regresa con personajes republicanos y fascistas.


Cómic USA


El padre de Spiderman crea un superhéroe indio: «Chakra el invencible». Stan Lee desarrollará el nuevo personaje junto a Liquid Comics y se lanzará de forma gratuita en abril de 2012 como contenido descargable a través de internet y teléfonos móviles.

'The Rocketeer' vuelve a surcar los cielos del cómic en una edición remasterizada. Se reeditan las historias completas del superhéroe volador, creado por el malogrado Dave Stevens.


Otras noticias del mundo del arte y la historieta


Comic Sans, la historia de una tipografía inspirada en la usada en los bocadillos de los cómics, que se encuentra en peligro de extinción.

Imágenes con mil palabras. El cómic ha ganado respetabilidad cultural con el epígrafe de Novela Gráfica. He aquí lo mejor del momento.


Feliz Navidad y Año Nuevo 2012 para los lectores del blog.

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          SpaceX Is Set for 3rd Falcon 9 Launch in Less Than 10 Days   
This Sunday (July 2), SpaceX is scheduled to launch its third Falcon 9 rocket in just under 10 days, following launches on June 23 and 25.
          Today in Space! June 28, 2015: SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Liftoff   
Find out what happened today in space on June 28, 2015, when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying cargo to the International Space Station exploded just minutes after launch.
          SpaceX Successfully Launches Bulgarian Satellite (Photos)   
SpaceX successfully launched a communications satellite into space using a pre-used first stage rocket booster. Check out these images from the launch.
          Look Up! NASA Launch Will Create Colorful Clouds   
NASA is hoping to execute a nighttime rocket launch that's designed to create artificial glowing clouds. These could be visible to millions of people along the U.S. East Coast tonight (June 18).
          Watch Live Thursday @ 4:25am ET: NASA Glowing Clouds Rocket Launch   
A Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket will launch into the night sky from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, between 4:25 and 4:48 am ET, and release brilliant red and blue-green clouds of vapor visible along the East Coast.
          Покрышка ROCKET AUTHOR, на 29"х2.10, полуслик, 27 TPI, черный, 8-37596521   
NEW! полуслик 27TPI MTB различная высота шипов на центральной и боковой поверхностях технология Dual Compaund - твердая смесь на протекторе покрышки мягкая и эластичная смесь на боковых сторонах покрышки и SkinWall оформление корда обеспечивают низкое сопротивление качению в сочетании свысокой прочностью и устойчивостью к проколам 760г
          Finish a Story: Podcast Episode 123   

It is a long held belief that model rockets are cool. The fact is, they are not cool in the slightest. No matter how “rad” or “sweet” the decals stuck on the rocket are. The rocket will, in the very best situation, go up and then go down. So unless you’re building a rocket that […]

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          The Magic Boner   


This week we're out on the waves with no destination, just bobbing along in the tide as we meander on alterantive learning techniques, failed rocket launches and even the future of keyboards. Between our ineptitude at typing and our tendency to wander way off any topic, it's a wonder we get this show out at all. This will be our last show for a few weeks as we gear up for episode 100, which we're hoping will be something special. Keep an eye on the site for details on what we're working on. Enjoy!

Opening Music: "Alive WIP v2" by George Carpenter
Closing Music: "Blau.ton" by Rauschwerk


          Mercato NBA – CLAMOROSO! Chris Paul agli Houston Rockets: si chiude un’era in casa Clippers!   

Vera e propria bomba nel mercato NBA: Chris Paul passa agli Houston Rockets. Con il possibile addio di Blake Griffin i Clippers ne escono fortemente ridimensionati Mercato NBA: Chirs Paul agli Houston Rockets – Doveva essere un serio obiettivo di mercato dei San Antonio Spurs pronti ad accoglierlo in Texas, ma così non è stato. Chris Paul in Texas ci è andato lo stesso, ma niente San Antonio: come riportato da ‘The Vertical’, il playmaker ormai ex Clippers è volato a Houston per firmare il suo passaggio ai Rockets. La squadra di coach D’Antonio si affiderà dunque alla coppia James Harden- Chris Paul per un backcourt da sogno. Paul che aveva rinunciato ad usufruire della player option per la prossima stagione, con questo cambio di casacca potrà adesso avvalersi di tale opzione e mantenere un annuale da 24,2 milioni di dollari. Mercato NBA: Chirs Paul agli Houston Rockets – In casa Clippers finisce un’era. Va via Chris Paul e partirà forse anche Blake Griffin, deciso ad esplorare la free agency. Dei big-3 di Los Angeles resta il solo DeAndre Jordan, di certo il meno necessario e quello meno propenso a risolvere le partite da solo. Nella trattiva sono sbarcati a [...]

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          Battle Royale (Part 1)   


This week we're delivering a double-sized show where we debate some dream fights. Comics, movies, literature, history, we hit all the angles as we discuss and debate a variety of dream matches. Because we had so much to say, the show is split in half to make the listening a bit easier, and each segment has the fights we cover listed with it.

First Round:

James Bond "Goldeneye" Match
Vision vs Martian Manhunter
Wolverine vs Manji
Marv vs The Maxx
Angel vs The Rocketeer
Gandalf vs Darth Vader

Opening Music: "Fire In The Sky" by Dave London

 


          Comment on SEGA responds to SEGA Forever backlash by The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth   
Please Sega, sack this terrible idea of having Sega Forever on mobile/tablet and put the games on current consoles. Make it a subscription service if you want, or put adverts in them and have us pay to get the games ad-free, whatever. Basically have your fans write you a blank cheque as we get all our favourite games and ones we've either missed or missed out on (Burning Rangers, Segagaga, Panzer Dragoon Saga...). It really isn't rocket science. Just get it off mobile phones and tablets.
          Chris Paul, traspasado a los Rockets - La Prensa   

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Chris Paul, traspasado a los Rockets
La Prensa
El armador Chris Paul fue cambiado este miércoles de los Clippers de Los Ángeles a los Rockets de Houston en un nuevo movimiento de alto nivel en la NBA, a pocos días del inicio el sábado de la agencia libre. El armador, de 32 años, que ayudó a ...
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          Cygnus Separation as Seen From Second Stage   
Cameras on the second stage captured this image of the Cygnus spacecraft separating from the rocket into orbit.
          Cygnus Flying on its Own!   
For the first time a fully operational Cygnus spacecraft is flying on its own toward the International Space Station! The spent second stage of the Antares rocket separated as planned leaving the Cygnus to begin its series of automated processes under the watchful eyes of ground controllers from Orbital Sciences and NASA. Cheers break out inside the launch control area. The spacecraft will soon deploy its twin solar arrays.
          Payload Fairing Separated, Second Stage Ignition   
The protective cover over the Cygnus spacecraft has split in two and fallen away on schedule to reveal the cargo carrier to the vacuum of space. All remains on track as the rocket and spacecraft continue to pick up speed to safely reach orbit.
          Anthony’s Letter to Grace from Bottle Rocket   
Dear Grace, I enjoyed your letter. I agree Camp Douglas isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It never was. But if you’re feeling lonely or homesick even I recommend that (1) You call me. I’m staying at Bob Mapplethorpe’s … Continue reading
          Chris Paul se une a James Harden en los Rockets   
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          Shameless Promoting of 'OZ' Here's what others have to say about 'OZ' - The 'Other' Side of the Rainbow   

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           Clippers trade Chris Paul to the Rockets    
Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship.
          Thesis   

Rocket scientists are inventing a new high heel. Yep, that headline caught our attention. First, is this really something that rocket scientists, some of our greatest innovators, should be focused on? Well, they are. And their ambition is all about re-engineering the high heel to ensure better distribution of weight and better support. Basically, taking [...]
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          Personal Grants to Pay off Debts and College Grant Money   
Complete Personal Grants to Pay Off Debts and College Grant Monet Applications

Finding Personal Grants to Pay Off Debts and University Grant Money

Complete Personal Grants to Pay Off Debts and College Grant Monet Applications


It costs a lot to get a correct education. That is why executive is doing everything it can to help those students in need. By providing them with various student aids from personal grants to pay off debts to roles to grants and university grant cash, executive is in effect giving these folks an opportunity to get the education they need.
But what are personal grants to pay off debts or varsity grants? And how are they different from student loans and other personal grants ?

Personal grants to pay off debt can be a life saver when it comes to scenarios of grave debt and the options fit your pay off requirements may not be the right choice for everyone's debt situation but should definitely be looked into as a choice for debt relief. College grant cash is really a type of student help that is awarded to meriting people. The executive, nonprofit civic groups, and private institutions may offer these moneys to scholars often based on commercial need. But contrary to what some folk think, varsity grant cash is essentially different from a student loan.

One difference is that when you have qualified for a grant, it implies you don't have to repay the cash you receive. On the other hand, when you make an application for a student loan, it counsels you are obliged to settle the money within a certain mentioned period, depending on what's been finished on between you and your loan provider.

Because of that, folks and scholars alike prefer college grant cash to student loan. To work out the amount of school grant money you receive, most colleges and grant programs factor in your parents' revenue and the medium value of varsity.

The result's then a basic guess of what quantity of cash you ought to receive from your grant. Most university grant cash programs fix a particular quantity which they then send to the faculties and schools and varsities the grant is offered.

A student with a grant may either receive the cash in checks through posted mail or the college would instantly credit the sum to the coed's account. When it comes to becoming debt free with personal grants to pay off debts you simply need to follow the correct procedures and apply through the right channels. In today's ever failing economy personal grants to pay off debts has been an especially hot subject and on the minds of many people with subprime credit and attempting to find some debt relief options and personal grants to pay off debts has been skyrocketing in recognition, particularly with the regimes interest in boosting the economy with free regime grants.

Any one that is interested and are on the lookout for the latest on personal grants to pay off debts owes it to themselves to check out their options.

For more detailed information please check out personal grants to pay off debts and find you source for college grant money.
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          College Grant Money and Personal Grants to Pay Off Debts Now   
Personal Grants to Pay off Debts and College Grant Money

Finding Personal Grants to Pay Off Debts and School Grant Money

Complete Personal Grants to Pay Off Debts and University Grant Monet Applications


It costs a lot to get a correct education. That is why executive is doing everything it can to help people scholars in need. By furnishing them with diverse student assists from personal grants to pay off debts to roles to grants and college grant cash, executive is in effect giving these folks an opportunity to get the education they wish.
But what are personal grants to pay off debts or university grants? And how are they different from student loans and other private grants ?

Personal grants to pay off debt can be a life saver when it comes to eventualities of grave debt and the options fit your pay off needs won't be the right choice for everyone's debt situation but should definitely be looked into as a choice for debt relief. University grant cash is really a sort of student help that is awarded to meriting folk. The executive, nonprofit civic groups, and private establishments may offer these moneys to scholars often based on commercial need. But contrary to what some folks think, varsity grant cash is largely different from a student loan.

One difference is that when you have qualified for a grant, it implies you do not have to repay the cash you receive. On the other hand, when you make an application for a student loan, it counsels you are obliged to payback the money inside a certain mentioned period, depending on what's been finished on between you and your loan provider.

Because of that, people and students alike prefer varsity grant cash to student loan. To work out the amount of school grant money you receive, most schools and grant programs factor in your parents' earnings and the medium value of school.

The result's then a basic guess of what quantity of cash you ought to get from your grant. Most university grant cash programs fix a specific quantity which they then send to the faculties and schools and universities grant is offered.

A student with a grant may either receive the cash in checks thru posted mail or the varsity would instantly credit the sum to the coed's account. When it comes to becoming debt free with personal grants to pay off debts you simply need to follow the correct procedures and apply through the right channels. In today's ever failing economy personal grants to pay off debts has been an especially hot topic and on the minds of many of us with poor credit and making an attempt to find some debt relief options and personal grants to pay off debts has been skyrocketing in recognition, especially with the regimes interest in boosting the economy with free regime grants.

Any one that is interested and are on the lookout for the latest on personal grants to pay off debts owes it to themselves to check out their options.

For more detailed information please check out personal grants to pay off debts and find you source for school grant money.
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          Business journalism: Math is hard!   
As a buyer, I hate price increases as much as the next consumer. As a business professor for the past 17 years, I have tried to develop (and encourage) economic literacy among future employees, entrepreneurs and voters.

Thus, as a parent about to shell out $200 for Disneyand tickets for two teenagers, last weekend I had decidedly mixed feelings as I read an article in the Washington Post:
How theme parks like Disney World left the middle class behind
By Drew Harwell
June 12

When Walt Disney World opened in an Orlando swamp in 1971, with its penny arcade and marching-band parade down Main Street U.S.A., admission for an adult cost $3.50, about as much then as three gallons of milk. Disney has raised the gate price for the Magic Kingdom 41 times since, nearly doubling it over the past decade.

This year, a ticket inside the “most magical place on Earth” rocketed past $100 for the first time in history.

Ballooning costs have not slowed the mouse-eared masses flooding into the world’s busiest theme park. Disney’s main attraction hosted a record 19 million visitors last year, a number nearly as large as the population of New York state.

But looking closer at the article, I found two math errors — both obvious to someone of my generation (but perhaps not a 30-ish graduate of U. Florida’s j-school). The net result was an apples and oranges comparison that undercut the core premise of the breathless 1,730-word exposé.

As a former newspaper reporter, I thought I'd follow procedure — by writing to the ombudsman to request a correction. Here is the letter that I sent:
Subject: Inaccurate statistic in Disney story
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:03:06 -0700
From: Joel West
To: readers@washpost.com

Dear Reader Rep,

I am writing to call attention to the inaccurate (or at best misleading) story and graph in the story on Disneyland.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2015/06/12/how-theme-parks-like-disney-world-left-the-middle-class-behind/?tid=pm_business_pop_b

The story says:
When Walt Disney World opened in an Orlando swamp in 1971, with its penny arcade and marching-band parade down Main Street U.S.A., admission for an adult cost $3.50, about as much then as three gallons of milk.
This number is highly misleading because today's $99 admission includes unlimited rides, and the 1971 admission included no rides whatsoever. Instead, (when I was a kid) we had books of A- through E-tickets, or just E-tickets -- an additional amount that always totaled more than the amount of admission.

Wikipedia and this local TV station explain it clearly:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_ticket
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/on-the-town/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/2/27/disney_ticket_price_history.html

In the story's graph, the "price" jumps in 1982 because 1982 was when (according to Wikipedia) admissions included unlimited rides. So the 1982 price is not directly comparable to the 1971-1981 price

This website estimates that the actual net cost in 1971 was $10.25, or almost 3x as much as your newspaper reported:

http://historical.whatitcosts.com/facts-disney-1971.htm

According to this inflation calculator, that would be $59.88 in today's dollars:†

http://www.usinflationcalculator.com

So yes, Disney pushed through a 65% price increase ($59.88 to $99) in an era when the real price of air travel, computing, TVs and other products fell. (California and Northern Virginia real estate probably increased faster than inflation during this period).

Still, the claim the price went from $3.50 to $99 is inaccurate, since today's readers would assume the admission prices would include unlimited rides (as it has for the past 40+ years).

Joel West
…, California
(I have never worked for Disney Co nor has any member of my family)
† With the June CPI update, the website now says the present value is $60.19.
The ombudsman didn't think the criticism was important enough to investigate (let alone publish):
Subject: RE: Inaccurate statistic in Disney story
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:43:59 +0000
From: Readers Internet DropBox <readers@washpost.com>
To: 'Joel West'

Hi Mr. West,

Thanks for taking the time to write. I’ve forwarded your feedback along to the author of the piece.

Best,

--
Alison Coglianese
Reader Representative
The Washington Post
As I suspected, when asked to self-police, the reporter neither published a correction (or clarification) or even bothered to reply to my correspondence.

The article overstates the increase in the out-of-pocket price by a factor of three: as someone who went to Disneyland before Disney World opened, I can testify first hand as to how much parents had to feed the mouse to satisfy teens and pre-teens. The 6x increase in the CPI is also not negligible: a gallon of gas that today is $3.50/gallon was 25¢/gallon up until the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo. So the 28x increase is less daunting when there’s an 18x correction needed for a mouse-to-mouse comparison.

Now I get that business skills and journalism skills are a rare combination. When in my 20s as a (small-town) reporter, I had two years of college calculus, one semester of upper division math (tensor calculus) and a degree from a prestigious technical university. Despite that, I didn’t really understand business or economics until I left journalism — starting my own company in 1987 and getting an education from the school of hard knocks. Still, a cable TV station in Orlando (the 19th largest TV market) managed to get it right — in a story written by their “web content editor”.

This is not rocket science, folks. The reality is that the Walt Disney Company charges all the traffic will bear because it can. Knott’s, Six Flags and other amusement park are pale imitations of Uncle Walt’s original. It’s much more than the proprietary IP, as teens really don’t care about mice and princesses — but the imagination and creativity that make the rides more than just spin-until-you-puke physical entertainment. (Universal Studios —with its Wizarding World of Harry Potter — seems to be the only park operator who seems interested in competing in this segment of the market).

Overall, one would think that America’s seventh largest newspaper — one with a historic disproportionate policy influence — would be able to hire more qualified business reporters in what is clearly a buyer’s market. (Or at least one will derive the story from the facts rather than the other way around.) For example, the WSJ is laying off a veteran business reporter who’s knows a lot about pharma and has a bachelor’s in accounting.

That’s why I usually find more insightful and accurate coverage from industry professionals (and part-time columnists) at sites such as Forbes or Seeking Alpha. For example, more than any other news source, I learn the more about the pharma industry from Scott Gottlieb (who brings both FDA and Medicare/Medicaid experience to his MD).
          Target's Pulitzer-losing strategy   
The success of Target over the past two decades has been built by offering better quality merchandise at lower prices, creating a unique position (and loyal following) between traditional discounters and higher-end retailers. As with other discount retailers, Target has partnered with higher end brands, providing volume in exchange for their cachet.

The latest effort was Sunday, when Target offered an exclusive collection from Lilly Pulitzer, a line of colorful women’s clothing originally based in South Florida. My teen tells me this is the brand of sorority girls and other Southern Belles. The line is normally sold in expensive boutiques, and thus Target provided both convenient distribution and the promise of better prices.

However, the demand vastly exceeded Target's expectations. As with healthcare, the initial focus was on the crashing. However, as it turns out, the more systemic problem occurred in the retail stores.

At the two stores nearest to our home, the clothing sold out in the first hour, with cosmetics and accessories lasting about a day — a pattern repeated around the country. It was a one-time deal, with no restocking planned. Target later admitted that it expected that the sales (and traffic) would last weeks and not hours.

Instead, enterprising shoppers cleaned out the stores — one shopping cart at a time — to resell the products upon eBay. By our count, there are 38,000+ “Lilly Pulitzer for Target” products on eBay at 3x the original price. Lilly’s fans have vowed to boycott the online sales with their own hashtag (#LillyforeBay).

Avoiding this problem isn't rocket science. Our generation knows this as the Rolling Stones (or Springsteen) concert ticket problem — limit 2 per customer. The former newsmagazine Newsweek reports that H&M imposes limits on similar promotions.

Per Fortune, Target claims that only 1.5% of the merchandise is being resold, but I suspect that includes the less desirable accessories. The fashionistas denied even a single copy of the iconic Lilly Pulitzer shift dress — despite being there when the doors opened at 8 — would consider the problem more serious than Target wants us to believe.

The Pulitzer fiasco has certainly undercut Tarzhay’s image of chic fashion and operational efficiency. And apparently this happened four years ago when Target sold the Missoni designer brand. A brand is a shortcut for quality — including reliability and predictability – which is the opposite of what this weekend’s shoppers experienced.

If they were targeting boomer geezers it wouldn’t be a big deal, but irritating the pre-teens and teens that are its future customers is equivalent to pissing in the soup. It’s a perfect plan to send these young shoppers back to mall for H&M and other specialty realtors.

So — as in so many other aspects of business — here is another example where the execution is more important than the strategy.
          Introducing Wishpom   
The Butterflyrocket blog has been asleep for some time now and I am trying to split my Design business from Vintage Image Collection and other arty/crafty endeavors. As a result, I’d like to introduce you to my new ‘baby’. Welcome to Wishpom. I’ll slowly be moving some of the content here across along with lots […]
          30 posts in 30 days: zine giveaway   
Set those Butterfly Rocket* fireworks alight, this is my 30th post in 30 days! I have successfully completed the Nablopomo challenge for November! To celebrate I am going to giveaway one of my ‘Cut.Paste’ zines. To enter, leave a comment below. I will leave the comments open for 7 days (I will happily post it […]
          The biggest scientific discoveries in every state   

The US has a long history of scientific discoveries.

From the invention of the steam-powered boat engine in the 18th Century to the sequencing of the human genome at the turn of the 21st, each state can claim its own scientific advancements.

To celebrate those achievements, we've compiled a list of important science discoveries in every state. Scroll through to find out more.

biggest sci discoveries in every state

Tanya Lewis and Melissa Stanger contributed reporting. 

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ALABAMA: The first rocket to send Americans to the moon was built in this state.

The Saturn V rocket that sent the first Americans to the moon in 1969 was primarily designed and built at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The rocket was used to ferry astronauts on all 13 Apollo missions between 1967 and 1973.



ALASKA: Paleontologists spotted a T Rex subspecies.

A new T Rex subspecies was discovered in 2014 on the Pine Creek Formation of Alaska by paleontologists Anthony Fiorillo and Ronald Tykoski. They named it Nanuqsaurus hoglundi



ARIZONA: Clyde Tombaugh picked Pluto out of the sky.

In 1930, Clyde Tombaugh, a young astronomer at Flagstaff's Lowell Observatory discovered Pluto, which was our solar system's ninth planet before it was demoted to a "dwarf planet." And in 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto for the first time, snapping this stunning image.



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          S.I. man busted for allegedly trafficking weapons in Kosovo   
The feds have charged a Staten Island man for allegedly selling more than a dozen AK-47s and an anti-tank rocket launcher in Kosovo.
          Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal   
HOUSTON (AP) -- Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship....
          Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for Aprli 11 2015 – Losing It   
In this episode, I play a song from long-time friend of the show Rocket City Riot; I talk about losing my fandom and enthusiasm and how I think about retaining listeners and interest. I try to keep it from being a bummer, happy face y’all! Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius …
          TED블로그에서 선정한 당신이 알아야할 웹사이트 100선   

TED블로그에서 선정한 웹사이트 100곳입니다. 원문은 100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!)이며 2013년 버전으로 업데이트 되어서 저장용으로 옮겨봅니다. 기존 글은 링크만 있는데, 옮기면서 썸네일 이미지도 같이 나오도록 하였습니다.

비지니스 + 전자상거래

오디오 + 비주얼

문학, 미디어 + 문화

정치, 뉴스 + 전세계이슈

교육

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          누가 한국의 소셜미디어를 죽였는가?   

2008년에 시작했던 미투데이로 소셜미디어에 발을 디딘 게 얼마 되지 않은 것 같은데, 이젠 미투데이는 서비스를 종료하고 트위터와 페이스북이 없는 기업을 찾기가 더 힘들게 되었습니다. 하지만 이런 상황에서도 소셜미디어가 중요하냐고 물으면 저는 ‘전혀 아니다’라고 대답할겁니다. 제가 언제나 소셜미디어에서 살았던 것은 아니지만(한때는 그랬습니다만) 올해를 끝으로 한국에서 소셜미디어는 죽었다고 생각합니다. 그럼 가해자는 누구일까요? 제 나름대로 생각해보았습니다.

사기꾼

소셜미디어라는 분야뿐만 아니라 다른 영역에서도 사기꾼은 셀 수 없이 많습니다. 하지만 그 안에서도 정말 말도 안 되는 소셜미디어관련 사기들이 정말정말정말 많았습니다. 개인은 물론이고 회사차원으로도 말이죠.

사기수료증?!

[전자신문]SNS도 강사 자격증이 있다? 소셜 트렌드 뜨자 난립 – 11.06.01
[더피알]110만원이면 나도 SNS 전문 강사? – 12.12.12

이런 말도 안 되는 수료증, 그걸로 책까지 낸 사람들. 그리고 이름만 그럴듯한 협회들. 그럴듯한 이름만 보고 강의신청을 한 단체들. 그렇게 말도 안 되는 강의를 한 사람들 등등…

좁게 보면 저기까지이지만, 저는 좀 더 확장해서 생각해보겠습니다.

어느 대행사의 장미빛 만발한 이야기

트위터, 페이스북을 개설하셔야 고객과 소통이 잘되고, 트렌드가 어쩌구저쩌구…

라고 트위터계정, 페이스북페이지만 있으면 모든 문제가 다 해결될 듯이 말했던 대행사들도 사기의 범주에 들어가야겠죠. 아직도 그런 말도 안 되는 장미빛 만발한 이야기에 속으시는 분들은 없기를 바랍니다.

그런데 사기치신 분들, 열심히 생태계 망치면서 돈벌어서 좋으세요?

광고

조용하던 트위터에 갑자기 한국인 사용자가 늘어나면서 광고트윗이라는 게 등장했습니다. 아직도 광고서비스와 연동된 계정에서 이렇게 좀비처럼 올라오곤 합니다. 혹, 자신의 계정을 열심히 망치고 싶으시다면 추천드립니다.

Pikicast

광고는 여기서 끝나지 않습니다. 특히 요즘 많은게 이러저러하게 좋아요를 모아서 군데군데 광고를 넣는 것이죠. 대표주자로 아주 유명한 곳이 있는데, 바로 페이스북의 피키캐스트입니다. 피키캐스트가 왜 그렇게 피해자 코스프레를 하면서 좋아요를 구걸할까요? 그게 다 페이스북과 유투브의 약관을 위반하면서까지 운영해서 얻는 광고 때문이라카던데요… 네? 광고문의는 사양한다고요? 과연…?

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[시사인]”트윗 121만 건조차 빙산의 일각이다” – 13.12.02

2013년! 결정적으로 한국의 소셜미디어를 강타한! 그 동안에 있었던 대행사들의 수준을 뛰어넘는! ...딱 이정도만 이야기하겠습니다.

덧) 독서실에서 하라는 영어공부는 안하고-_- 이런 글이나 쓸 생각을 하고 있었다니...


          Comment on Suzuki PE 175 – Classic Review by Steven Jordan   
Well , I , just last week found a '78 1/2 PE 175C . Having always been a crotch rocket man , never liked dirt bikes , always seem to get nearly killed thinking I'm Super Dave Osborn ! This bike had sat in a garage for 12 years and the grandson of the deceased owner got it running and rode it around the farm for one summer . It then sat for three years until I found it . It had great compression and fired first kick on juice . I got the bike for $250 . I took her home , cleaned the carb , flushed the fuel tank and lines , changed the oil, air filter , and plug . And as Like said " one kick later " she fired right off . A little tweaking later and I have absolutely fallen in love with this motorcycle ! I can just quietly putt around town or just rip into the powerband and just blast around the twisty roads ! I've yet to take her into the woods , but that's coming Sunday morning ! I'm 47 years old and I'm going to take this awesome machine in the woods and put some " OLD-SCHOOL " on my teenage son and his friends on their new 4 stroke machines !! Wish me luck !
          Comment on Yamaha WR200 – The Forgotten Woods Bike by clint   
Well I've swapped the pipe for a fatty fmf which certainly opens up the bike to a new world of power. It wad like it was syangled before. I also swap between a short and long fmf silencer depending if I want more top longer band or shory bottom end power. I've also thrown in a set of Fibre reeds, I have spare jets ready to tune the mixture. It tops out at about 108 kph but I don't go riding up the freeway, besides it was designed for only endurance with minimal road use. I swapped out the front sprocket to a different size and have found it now changes the bike from WR (wide ratio) to quick change shorter ratio. Great if u need to power up the front from mod revs in 3rd gear. I've swapped over the foot pegs for wider more modern pegs, and changed the 90's big square glass headlight for a more modern led type that keeps the bike looking in the times. Absolute love my WR200 and throwing it around tight single trails.
          Rocket Ship: 2x4 Contest Entry   

My entry for the Summer’s Woodworking 2×4 Contest. Carl Jacobson joked about making a rocket ship from a 2×4 so I took up the challenge. Hope you enjoy the video, bonus footage at the end of my daughter and I “flying” the rocket.


          Гибридный велосипед Haro Double Peak 29 Expert 29" 2017   
Haro Double Peak 29 Expert С таким байком, любые препятствия вам нипочем. Данная модель оборудована элегантной, легкой, алюминиевой рамой с достойным уровнем приводного оборудования. Маслянно-эластомерная амортизационная вилка ходом 100 мм имеет возможность гидравлической блокировки, что является очень полезной функцией для городской езды. Общие характеристики Модель 2017 года Тип для взрослых Область применения Горный гибрид Рама, вилка Наименование рамы HMY17 Haro Double Peak 29? X6 Series alloy, w/ chainstay disc brake mount Материал рамы Алюминий Размеры рамы 18" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Вилка Suntour Raidon-XC-RLR-29 Конструкция вилки воздушно-масляная Ход вилки 100 мм Диаметр трубы вилки 1 1/8" Колеса Диаметр колес 29 дюймов Обода Weinmann XC-180 Disc Материал изготовления сплав алюминия Наименование покрышек Kenda Honey Badger XC 29*2.05 Торможение Наименование тормоза Shimano M395 Hydraulic Тип тормоза гидравлический дисковый Шифтеры(манетки) Shimano Deore SL-M610 1?10-speed Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 10 Наименование заднего переключателя Shimano Deore RD-M615, Shadow Plus Система FSA Comet Modular MegaExo, 28T Megatooth Crmo Chainring Количество звезд 1 Кассета Sunrace CSMS3 11-40t, 10-Spd Цепь KMC X10 MTB 10-Spd Руль Рулевая колонка FSA No. 10P, 1-1/8? Threadless for 50mm OD headtube; w/ 15mm top cover Конструкция руля прямой Материяал руля алюминий Ширина руля 680-720 мм Вынос Ritchey 4 AXIS 6 Deg Грипсы Ritchey MTN Trail WCS Locking, 135MM Седло Сидение WTB Rocket Comp Подседельный штырь Pivit alloy Light, micro adjust 31.6mm Зажим поседельного штыря Pivit alloy 34.9mm w/ bolt
          Двухподвесный велосипед Haro Shift R5 27.5" 2017   
Haro Shift R5 27.5" 2017 Надежный железный друг , который не боится долгих нагрузок и еще не раз заставит вас улыбнуться. Перед вами Haro Shift R5. Данная модель оснащена современными компонентами что делает ее вполне конкурентоспособной среди двухподвесов. Диаметр колес 27.5 дюймов обеспечит вам отличный накат, а узкие покрышки с гладким протектором сведут к минимуму сопротивление , благодаря чему вы сможете стремительно преодолевать большие расстояния. Также, этот байк оборудован дисковыми гидравлическими тормозами, делающими управление более интуитивным, а поездку более безопасной. Общие характеристики Модель 2017 года Тип для взрослых Область применения Горный Рама, вилка Наименование рамы 6061-T6 Series Alloy 4-Bar Linkage Frame Материал рамы Алюминий Размеры рамы 18" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Вилка Rockshox Recon Silver RS 27.5 Конструкция вилки воздушно масляная/td> Ход вилки 120 мм Диаметр трубы вилки 1 1/8" Колеса Диаметр колес 28 дюймов Обода Weinmann U-28 Disc 27.5" X 32h Alloy DW Rims Материал изготовления сплав алюминия Наименование покрышек Kenda Honey Badger 27.5x2.20" Торможение Наименование тормоза Shimano BR-M395 Hydraulic, 180/160mm Rotors Тип тормоза дисковый гидравлический Шифтеры(манетки) Shimano Deore 1x10-Spd Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 10 Наименование заднего переключателя Shimano SLX, RD-M7000td> Система FSA Comet Modular w/ 30t Megatooth Crmo Chainring Количество звезд 3 Кассета Sunrace CSMS3 11-42t, 10-Spd Количество звезд в кассете 10 Цепь KMC X10-1 NP/GY, 1/2" X 11/128", 1x10 Specific w/ Missing Link Руль Наименование руля Ritchey MTN Trail Low Riser, 20mm Rise, 740 / 760mm Wide; 9 Deg. Sweep Вынос Pivit Alloy, 31.8mm Конструкция руля прямой Грипсы Ritchey MTN Trail WCS Lockring, 135mm Седло Сидение WTB Rocket Sport Подседельный штырь Ritchey Trail 2-Bolts, Alloy Micro Adjust 31.6mm, 300 / 350 / 400mm Подседельный зажим Pivit Alloy 34.9mm Quick Release
          Горный велосипед Haro Subvert HT5 27.5" 2017   
Haro Subvert HT5 27.5" 2017 Горный велосипед оснащенный алюминиевой рамой, амортизационной вилкой Suntour RAIDON 32 RLR DS-27.5 Plus, двойным ободом WTB Scraper i40 27.5?Plus и надежными дисковыми тормозами Shimano BR-M395. Подходит для активной езды по различным дорогам и пересеченной местности Общие характеристики Модель 2017 года Тип для взрослых Область применения Горный Рама, вилка Наименование рамы 6061-T6 Series alloy Hardtail Рама, 27.5? Plus / 29? geometry, Tapered 1.5? head tube, 73mm BB shell, 12x148mm Boost Thru-Axle dropouts Материал рамы Алюминий Размеры рамы 18" Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Вилка Suntour RAIDON 32 RLR DS-27.5 Plus Конструкция вилки воздушная Ход вилки 120 мм Диаметр трубы вилки 1 1/8"-1 1/2" Колеса Диаметр колес 27.5 дюймов Обода WTB Scraper i40 27.5?Plus Материал изготовления сплав алюминия Наименование покрышек Kenda Havoc 27.5?3.0? Торможение Наименование тормоза Shimano BR-M395 Hydraulic Тип тормоза дисковый гидравлический Шифтеры(манетки) Shimano SLX, SL-M7000, 1x11-Spd Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 11 Наименование заднего переключателя SShimano SLX, RD-M7000, SGS 10/11-spd Система FSA Comet Modular MegaExo Boost, 30t Megatooth Crmo Chainring Количество звезд 1 Кассета Shimano CS-M7000, 11-42t, 11-Spd Количество звезд в кассете 11 Цепь KMC X11-1 NP/GY, 1/2" X 11/128", 1x11 Specific Руль Наименование руля Ritchey MTN Trail Low Riser, 20mm Rise, 740 / 760 mm Wide; 9 Deg. Sweep Вынос Pivit Alloy Trail, Cold Forged, 0 Deg., 4-Bolts, 60 To 70mm Ext. Конструкция руля прямой Материяал руля алюминий Грипсы Ritchey MTN Trail WCS Lockring, 135mm Седло Сидение WTB Rocket Sport Подседельный штырь Ritchey Trail 2-Bolts, Alloy Micro Adjust 31.6mm Подседельный зажим Pivit Alloy 34.9mm Quick Release
          Syrian Assad Threatens Israeli Cities   

• Syrian President Assad reportedly warned Turkey’s foreign minister that he would strike Israeli cities if there was any foreign military intervention. But we didn’t even say who’d be invading yet! [Haaretz]

• Is there perhaps a little more chatter than usual over the potential for an Israeli military strike on Iranian nuclear weapons facilities? [ThinkProgress/LobeLog]

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          Scientists have discovered the hottest planet in the universe   

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Scientists have found one of the craziest exoplanets yet. It's a huge gas giant not unlike our Solar System's own Jupiter, but it travels around its star in just 1.5 days, with a surface hotter than most stars.

The planet orbits a blazing star called KELT-9, which is some 650 light-years away. It's the first time astronomers have detected a planet near a star this hot, and it's different from anything they've seen before.

For one, KELT-9b is crazy hot, as its surface reaches around 4,600 Kelvin on the day side. For comparison, the surface of our Sun is around 5,800 Kelvin, and even its closest planet Mercury only reaches a measly 700 Kelvin on the surface.

The reason for this insane heat is the intimate proximity the gas giant has to its host star, which is itself among some of the hottest stars we know, reaching temperatures of roughly 10,170 Kelvin.

"It would be fair to say that this planet is hotter than at least 80 percent of all known stars, which is just mind-blowing," astronomer Jonti Horner from the University of Southern Queensland, who wasn't involved in the research, told ScienceAlert.

"It's essentially skimming the surface of its star, and the star itself is much more luminous and much hotter than our Sun. [It makes] this the hottest planet we've found to date by quite a long margin, by more than a thousand degrees."

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As a gas giant, KELT-9b is actually 2.8 times more massive than Jupiter, but only half as dense, as its atmosphere is constantly blasted by its intense host star.

"It's a planet by any of the typical definitions based on mass, but its atmosphere is almost certainly unlike any other planet we've ever seen just because of the temperature of its day side," one of the researchers, astronomer Scott Gaudi from Ohio State University, said in a press statement.

In fact, the planet is suffering such intense heat, researchers are surprised it exists at all.

"I'm genuinely surprised to see this planet," Swinburne University astronomer Alan Duffy, who wasn't involved in the study, told ScienceAlert.

"Because when you have a very massive, very bright star, the force of its radiation is so intense that it can actually blast the material away from around it. There's just not a lot of gas and dust left to form these [planets]."

The harsh conditions in the vicinity of KELT-9 are likely to make this newfound planet's life both short and cruel. The team estimates that the planet is losing at least 10 million kilograms of mass per second (22 million pounds), possibly forming a tail similar to those we see on comets.

That means it probably won't be long before the planet is either completely gone, or blasted down to a barren, solid rock core (we don't yet know if planets like KELT-9b have rocky cores or not).

The study was co-authored by an international team of researchers and amateur astronomers, and according to Horner, it involved some truly challenging observations.

"This is pushing back the edge of what we can achieve technologically as well as what we know could be out there," he told ScienceAlert. "This is groundbreaking in many, many ways."

Scientists typically focus on finding exoplanets around smaller, dimmer stars akin to our Sun, because they're easier to spot and carry the promise of discovering livable planets outside our own corner of the galaxy.

But this new glimpse at hellish KELT-9b widens our understanding of what could be out there, and how planets are born and destroyed.

"It means that we can be perhaps even more audacious and imagine that we can have planets around even larger and brighter stars than we've ever hoped," Duffy told ScienceAlert.

Now that they've made this fascinating discovery, researchers hope to get a better look at KELT-9b with other telescopes soon, including the powerful James Webb Space Telescope that NASA is launching next year.

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          Ancient Men Going Ghost Philosophy - Epictetus   

Over two thousand years ago the Greeks and Romans had a name for Ghosts and they were called Stoics or Cynics. Epictetus was one of the Greek Stoic Philosophers who's ideas were written down for us by one of his students in the Discourses of Epictetus. There are three books online that I could find with this guys stuff in it but they are more or less the same.

The Enchiridion

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

The Discourses

This Epictetus guy had some good advice. The idea was pretty much to focus on what is in our own power and be indifferent to what isn't. Even then, pursing or avoiding what is in our power should be done in moderation.

Ok by me, that's how Going Ghost is, a little bit of effort with a whole lot of pay off in the form of peace of mind, health of body and quality of life. It's all very simple. If I have to jump through ten plus hoops to make someone else happy so we can both be happy I'll just jump through no hoops, dump the other person and be happy myself.

If they don't like it then that is their problem. I'm not in control of them and they don't control me. I got better things to do than deal with their perpetual misery.

So anyway, here were a few of my favorite parts from all three of the books.

A man's master is he who is able to confer or remove whatever that man seeks or shuns. Whoever would be free, let him wish nothing, let him decline nothing, which depends on others; else he must necessarily be a slave.

You can be unconquerable, if you enter into no combat in which it is not in your own power to conquer.

Winning by not fighting?

But for you part, do not desire to be a general, or a senator, or a consul, but to be free; and the only way to this is a disregard of things which lie not within our own power.

Remember that it is not he who gives abuse or blows who affronts; but the view we take of these things as insulting.

If you ever happen to turn your attention to externals, for the pleasure of any one, be assured that you have ruined your scheme of life.

Be mostly silent; or speak merely what is needful, and in few words.

Avoid public and vulgar entertainments; but if ever an occasion calls you to them, keep your attention upon the stretch, that you may not imperceptibly slide into vulgarity.

There are certain things I can't avoid that are public. What goes on now days can be described as vulgar. The only way I can avoid all the BS is by going mentally Ghost even though I have to be there physically. Keeping my attention on the stretch until it is over with.

For be assured that if a person be ever so pure himself, yet, if his companion be corrupted, he who converses with him will be corrupted likewise.

You can say that again brother. Misery loves company and these Blue Pills love their misery. Oh man, it's a constant battle to keep moving and stay detached from all the negativity that goes down around me.

If anyone tells you that such a person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer: "He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone."

Ha, good one, that blows the wind right out of their sails. What that person is trying to do is instigate fighting between others. Like the way chicks do to men. If they can keep the pot stirred by getting others to fight it will generally keep any scrutiny off of them.

If you have assumed any character beyond your strength, you have both demeaned yourself ill in that, and quitted one which you might have supported.

Oh yes let me tell you, if people have inflated expectations of you and you meet 100% of them but don't deliver an extra 10% on top of that, you are nothing but a bag of trash and a total failure. If you play down any expectations starting off as a bag of trash then give them only 10% of the 100% you are truly capable of then suddenly you have exceeded their expectations leaving everyone astonished over this unexpected progress.

Amazing how that works.

Women from fourteen years old are flattered by men with the title of mistresses. Therefore, perceiving that they are regarded only as qualified to give men pleasure, they begin to adorn themselves, and in that to place all their hopes. It is worth while, therefore, to try that they may perceive themselves honored only so far as they appear beautiful in their demeanor, and modestly virtuous.

The more things change the more they stay the same. They aren't called mistresses now but "cool girls" and it all starts around that Hannah Montana phase which is about fourteen I guess. Now we can all see how that character turned out.

Never proclaim yourself a philosopher; nor make much talk among the ignorant about your principles, but show them by actions.

I already know not to reason with a Feminist but I need to keep reminding myself of this when I'm around Blue Pill men. They don't want to hear it and to try to unplug them can have it's consequences. Better to remain ambiguous than become the target of their animosity.

And if any one tells you that you know nothing, and you are not nettled at it, then you may be sure that you have really entered on your work.

Nettled? I think it means not annoyed or insulted by it. Perfect, don't mind me, I don't know anything.

Above all, remember that the door stands open. Be not more fearful than children; but as they, when they weary of the game, cry, “I will play no more,” even so, when thou art in the like case, cry, “I will play no more” and depart. But if thou stayest, make no lamentation.

And in some games the only winning move is not to play.

In theory it is easy to convince an ignorant person: in actual life, men not only object to offer themselves to be convinced, but hate the man who has convinced them.

Amen to that, never try to unplug anyone.

Nevertheless a man should also be prepared to be sufficient unto himself — to dwell with himself alone, even as God dwells with Himself alone, shares His repose with none, and considers the nature of His own administration, intent upon such thoughts as are meet unto Himself.

No better companion than solitude, heard that somewhere before.

“But to marry and to rear offspring,” said the young man, “will the Cynic hold himself bound to undertake this as a chief duty?”
  Grant me a republic of wise men, answered Epictetus, and perhaps none will lightly take the Cynic life upon him. For on whose account should he embrace that method of life? Suppose however that he does, there will then be nothing to hinder his marrying and rearing offspring. For his wife will be even such another as himself, and likewise her father; and in like manner will his children be brought up.
  But in the present condition of things, which resembles an Army in battle array, (Sounds like the way things are today if he means what I think he does.) ought not the Cynic to be free from all distraction and given wholly to the service of God, so that he can go in and out among men, neither fettered by the duties nor entangled by the relations of common life?

Hmm... what to do. Should I just Man Up and... Naaah, I choose the freedom, lolololol.

If any of you, withdrawing himself from externals, turns to his own will, to improve it by labor, and if he has learned that he who desires or avoids the things which are not in his power can either be faithful nor free, but of necessity be must change with them and be tossed about with them as in a tempest and must subject himself to others who have the power to procure or prevent what he desires or would avoid, if in every matter that occurs he works out his chief principles, this is the man who has not travelled in vain.

Oh yeah, forget about jumping through all those hoops to make someone else happy. Which can never be enough or done anyway because they will just keep moving the goal post around on you once they do get you jumping. So I'm Going Ghost on my own power and be happy all on my own, thanks.

Why then are you angry with the unhappy woman that she has been bewildered about the most important things and is become a viper instead of a human creature?

Well that's what happened when I took the Red Pill. It made me kind of mad at first, that I wasn't able to see the viper for what it was. Once I accepted the fact that it was just a snake, I went Ghost and now I'm not angry anymore.

Courage is not inconsistent with caution. For by employing caution towards things which are really bad, it will result that we shall have confidence with respect to things which are not so.

Marriage 2.0 are really bad, Man Going Ghost are not so bad. Ok boss, got that one figured out already but thanks for validating it for me here anyway.

*Note to TradCons, throwing oneself into a really bad situation in an effort to save a civilization hell bent on destroying itself is not my idea of courage.

[One Administrator says], "But I can throw into prison any man whom I please." - So you can do with a stone. "But I can beat with sticks whom I please." - So you may an ass. This is not a governing of men. Show us what is profitable to us, and we will follow it: show us what is unprofitable, and we will turn away from it. Make us imitators of yourself, as Socrates made men imitators of himself. For he was like a governor of men, who made them subject to him their desires, their aversion, their movements towards an object and their turning away from it. - Do this: don to do this: if you do not obey, I will throw you into prison. - This is not governing men like rational animals.

It shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out but even back then the Greeks must have had their share of control freaks. I don't think he is saying it's ok to go do anything you want but rather not to force others to "Man Up" when it is not in their best interests.

That we ought with caution to enter into familiar intercourse with men. If a man has frequent intercourse with others either for talk, or drinking together, or generally for social purposes, he must either become like them, or change them to his own fashion. Since then the danger is so great, we must cautiously enter into such intimacies with those of the common sort, and remember that it is impossible that a man can keep company with one who is covered with soot without being partaker of the soot himself.

Another reason to Go Ghost is when I'm around Blue Pill men. They can't seem to build themselves up without tearing some other guy down. I try to get away from them as soon as they approach or else I won't come away without feeling dirty myself.

That we ought not to be disturbed by any news. When any thing shall be reported to you which is of a nature to disturb, have this principle in readiness, that the news is about nothing which is within the power of your will.

This one would apply to most media and some of the alternate media which is all doom porn.

The Hellenes are going to die destroyed by the Trojans. And why did you come hither? Was your desire in any danger? Was your aversion? Was your movement? Was your avoidance of things? He replies, "No, but the wife of my brother was carried off." Was it not then a great gain to be deprived of an adulterous wife?

Ha, that's how I feel about Feminism, it did me a favor in the end.

"Shall we be despised then by the Trojans?" What kind of people are the Trojans, wise or foolish? If they are wise, why do you fight with them? If they are fools, why do you care about them?

That's right, if they want them they can have them.

See God has sent you a man to show you that it is possible. Loot at me, who am without a city, without a house, without possessions, without a slave; I sleep on the ground; I have no wife, no children, no praetorium, but only the earth and heavens, and one poor cloak. And what do I want? Am I not without sorrow? am I not without fear? Am I not free?

Preach on brother Epictetus!

The man who is not under restraint is free, to whom things are exactly in that state in which he wishes them to be; but he who can be restrained or compelled or hindered or thrown into any circumstance against his will is a slave.

Precisely why shaming doesn't work on a Ghost anymore. It is an effort to throw him back into a situation against his will on his own power. I refuse to be slaves to Female Approval and it will take a great deal more than shaming to get me playing that game again.

To this matter before all you must attend, that you be never so closely connected with any of your former intimates or friends as to come to the same acts as he does. If you do not observe this rule, you will ruin yourself.

Personally I like to keep people a certain distance at all times. If they want to be friends, fine but if they start imposing on me, acting like I owe them something, get belligerent or disrespect me then it's Ghost Time.

The wise and good man neither himself fights with any person, nor does he allow another, so far as he can prevent it.

If other men are not being instigated by women into attacking me they usually try to provoke me into taking a swing at them. In either situation I don't argue or get flustered, I just wait them out until they realize it's going to be more trouble than it's worth. On other hand I don't get involved when others are fighting it out either, it's none of my business, I leave the area and Go Ghost.

Remembering this Socrates managed his own house and endured a very ill-tempered wife and a foolish son. For in what did she show her bad temper? In pouring water on his head as much as she liked, and in trampling on the cake sent him.

Filed that under the more things change the more they stay the same.

When a man has seemed to us to have talked with candor about his own affairs, how is it that at last we are ourselves also induced to discover to him our own secrets and we think this to be candid behavior? In the first place it seems unfair for a man to have listened to the affairs of his neighbor, and not to communicate to him also in turn our own affairs. Indeed men are often accustomed to say, I have told you all my affairs, will you tell me nothing of your own? Besides we have also this opinion that we can safely trust him who has already told us his own affairs; for the notion rises in our mind that this man could never divulge our affairs because he would be cautions that we also should not divulge his.

  Now as this man has confidently entrusted his affairs to me, shall I also do so to any man whom I meet? No, for when I have heard, I deep silence, if I am of such a disposition; but he goes forth and tells all men what he has heard.

Very important, a Ghost says nothing to anyone that isn't strictly business and related to the job only. If he does have to say something additionally, he pretends like he doesn't know anything or throws out a bunch of happy-go-lucky fluff that doesn't mean anything. Be especially careful around Mr. Friendly who goes around getting in peoples business and bending anyone's ear who will listen. This type is looking for information he can use to stir up strife between others. Be friendly in return but Go Ghost at Warp Speed and stay away from them.

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Well that's it then.

There is plenty more where that came from, some of it is a little difficult to follow though. Just as I thought I was on to something it spirals off into other things but those are the ones that did stand out for me and it all validates why I've Gone Ghost.

The life of a Ghost is pure freedom compared to that of a Blue Pill Beta Provider who's adulterous wife will cuckold him with some type of Bad Boy. Once that happens, she will turn on him in the worst posible ways. There is no way in hell I'm going to put myself in either one of those positions playing the role of the Bad or the Nice Guy when I can just as easily Go Ghost.

The job pays better and you can't beat the hours.

Gone Ghosting... and maybe buffalo hunting, too.


          Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal   
HOUSTON (AP) -- Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship....
           PBT Extra: Rockets, with Chris Paul trade, show fearlessness in face of Warriors’ dominance    
Clippers make direction-shaping move themselves
          The Rock - Rocket Man   

Remember when Michael Bay was good? Yeah, me neither, but The Rock was pretty entertaining huh?. Filled with an endless supply of ridiculous dialog and one-liners that have become inside jokes in many circles since 1996. I mean really, just go to the IMDB memorable quotes page and check out all the hilarious quotes. Pretty soon you'll be repeating lines in your best Sean Connery impression. In this scene we get the trifecta: Funny dialog, movie death, one-liner. "How do ya like how that shit works?"

          Doing it im going    
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Полный набор самого необходимого инструмента с трещеткой в компактном чехле. Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite DX включает двустороннюю трещетку и насадки. Количество инструментов (функций) - 15 Шестигранники - 2/2.5/3/4/5/6/8 мм Torx® - T10/T25 Монтажки безопасные, пластиковые Отвертки - Phillips (крестовая) Дополнительные функции - магнитное крепление насадок Материал инструмента - высокопрочная сталь CrV Материал трещетки - CrV Чехол из нейлона Размеры - (Д x Ш x В) 12 x 6.3 x 2.5 см Вес - 155 гр (включая бокс для хранения)
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Баллон резьбовой со сжатым воздухом CO2 Topeak 16G, 2 шт./упаковка. Topeak Подходит для серий Topeak HybridRocket MT, CO2-Bra и AirBooster CO2 Inflators.
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          Chris Paul, traspasado a los Rockets - La Prensa   

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Chris Paul, traspasado a los Rockets
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El armador Chris Paul fue cambiado este miércoles de los Clippers de Los Ángeles a los Rockets de Houston en un nuevo movimiento de alto nivel en la NBA, a pocos días del inicio el sábado de la agencia libre. El armador, de 32 años, que ayudó a ...
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          Горный велосипед Scott Scale 760, 14   
Стремительный и качественный горный велосипед Scale 760, прекрасный выбор для кросс-кантри. Суперлёгкая карбоновая рама, колёса 27,5 дюймов, дисковые тормоза, 30-скоростная трансмиссия. Амортизационная вилка с ходом 100мм, регулировкой жёсткости, скоростью обратного хода и блокировкой хода. Вес 12,35 кг. Общие характеристики Модель 2014 года Тип для взрослых Область применения горный (MTB), кросс-кантри Вес велосипеда 12.35 кг Рама, вилка Материал рамы карбон (углепластик) Размеры рамы 15.35, 17.32, 18.89, 20.86 дюйм Амортизация Hard tail (с амортизационной вилкой) Наименование мягкой вилки Rock Shox XC 30 TK Solo Air Конструкция вилки воздушно-масляная Уровень мягкой вилки любительский Ход вилки 100 мм Регулировки вилки жесткости пружины, скорости обратного хода, блокировка хода Другие регулировки PopLoc Remote, TurnKey Lockout Конструкция рулевой колонки полуинтегрированная, безрезьбовая Размер рулевой колонки 1 1/8" Колеса Диаметр колес 27.5 дюймов Наименование покрышек Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 2.1, 50EPI Наименование ободов Syncros XC37 Материал обода алюминиевый сплав Двойной обод есть Материал бортировочного шнура кевлар Торможение Наименование переднего тормоза Shimano BR-M395, 180mm Тип переднего тормоза дисковый (гидравлический) Уровень переднего тормоза любительский Наименование заднего тормоза Shimano BR-M395, 160mm Тип заднего тормоза дисковый (гидравлический) Уровень заднего тормоза любительский Возможность крепления дискового тормоза рама, вилка, втулки Трансмиссия Количество скоростей 30 Уровень заднего переключателя любительский Наименование заднего переключателя Shimano Deore XT RD-M781-SGS Shadow Type Уровень переднего переключателя любительский Наименование переднего переключателя Shimano Deore FD-M610, 34.9mm Clamp Уровень манеток любительский Наименование манеток Shimano Deore SL-M610 RapidFire Plus Конструкция манеток триггерные двухрычажные Уровень каретки любительский Наименование каретки Shimano SM-BB71-41A Конструкция каретки интегрированная Уровень кассеты прогулочный Наименование кассеты Shimano Deore CS-HG62-10, 11-36T Количество звезд в кассете 10 Количество звезд системы 3, число зубьев 40-30-22 Руль Конструкция руля изогнутый
          Rocket League Gets New Rick and Morty Items in Anniversary Update   

Rocket League’s second anniversary is right around the corner and developer Psyonix is just now giving us the details. We don’t know everything, but it looks like the game will get some awesome new Rick and Morty items as part of it. On July 5th.....

The post Rocket League Gets New Rick and Morty Items in Anniversary Update appeared first on AOTF.


          Rick And Morty Invades Several Games, Including Rocket League   

In preparation for season three of Rick and Morty, Adult Swim has partnered up with different developers and publishers, to bring the show's quirky, dimension-hopping characters to several games. You can find mad scientist Rick and his grandson Morty this summer in games like Rocket League, Move or Die, and Gang Beasts.

You can get Rick and Morty-styled antennas, vehicles, and other customizations for free in Rocket League starting July 5. In Move or Die, you can play as either Birdperson or Mr. Meeseeks. As for Gang Beasts, Rick and Morty themselves become playable characters.

This isn't the first time we've seen Rick and Morty in games. Check out our review for the VR title Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality by heading here.


          Favorite Albums & Concerts of 2016   
To my fellow music friends… here are my favorite 25 albums that I heard/purchased in 2016… still more to discover as I dig into 2017 and catch up on 2016 stuff… Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial (lo-fi indie rock) fave song: “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales” (#6) Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) – […]
          Glen Phillips – Coyote Sessions   
Just uploaded to bandcamp by Glen Phillips (the voice of Toad the Wet Sprocket) is Coyote Sessions. Go here to buy it (only $7 for the full album): http://glenphillips.bandcamp.com/releases Here’s the 411… This album is a collection of beloved orphans – songs I’ve played live but never put on a record, or co-writes that other […]
          Comment on RG2E Featured Author Tamara Ward talks Epic Storylines and Cliffhangers by Tamara Ward   
Hi, Shelly! I just tried to send you a message via Facebook, and Facebook tried to charge me $1. So I sent you a friend request, and if you accept, I think I'll be able to send you the coupon code via message without charge. I also sent a message to your Flickr account with the coupon code. So if neither of those work... just email me at tamara (dot) ward (at) rocketmail (dot) com! Thanks so much and sorry it's taking me a while to get the coupon to you.
          Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal   
HOUSTON (AP) -- Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship....
          The Rocket Stove: Fueling Health and Opportunity in Kenya   

Wood-burning cook stoves may not be the sexiest pieces of technology, but they can be literal life savers in the developing world: the World Health Organization estimates that the pollution caused by indoor cooking over open fires kills 1.6 million people every year. They’re also economically and environmentally beneficial: because well-designed stoves burn wood more […]

The post The Rocket Stove: Fueling Health and Opportunity in Kenya appeared first on Sustainablog.


          Houston rozkýval NBA, získal Paula a touží po Georgeovi či Anthonym   
Rozehrávačské eso Chris Paul mění dres, z Los Angeles Clippers odchází do Houstonu Rockets. A jeden z předních klubů basketbalové NBA je na přestupovém trhu dál aktivní, jeho dalším cílem je křídelník Paul George z Indiany Pacers.
          Chris Paul se suma a los Rockets   
Chris Paul es intercambiado a los Houston Rockets donde se encontrará con James Harden y Trevor Ariza.
          3T – Hoops Critic Brian Geltzeiler on Chris Paul Trade   
Sean and Rich talk with Hoops Critic Brian Geltzeiler on the Chris Paul trade. How will Paul fit with James Harden, what other moves can the Rockets still make to compete with Golden State, and Geltz suggests that any slow start next season could cost Mike D'Antoni his job.
          By Trading For Paul, Morey Goes All-In   
By trading for Chris Paul, Rockets general manager is all-in on the 2018 season
          Best of In the Loop 6-28-17   
Lopez responds to Mad Radio Astros fall to A’s Rockets trade for Chris Paul Nick Wright gives his thoughts on the Chris Paul trade Rockets trade continued and what is next for the Rockets
          Marks: Paul Trade Will Get Rockets A Seat At The Lebron James Table Next Summer   
Bobby Marks from The Vertical joined In the Loop to break down the Chris Paul trade to the Rockets.
          Mo Taylor: Rockets Got A Steal Of A Deal Getting Chris Paul From Clippers   
Former Rocket and Clipper Mo Taylor joined In the Loop and they discussed the Chris Paul trade to the Houston Rockets.
          REPORT: Houston Rockets Trade For Chris Paul   
The Houston Rockets made the first blockbuster deal of the NBA Offseason on Tuesday trading for Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, according to The Verticle's Adrian Wojnarowski.
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          BOOM! Studios Graphic Novel ‘Polarity’ Optioned for Television by Fox 21 (Exclusive)   

In advance of New York Comi Con, Fox 21 has picked up the rights to the BOOM! Studios graphic novel series “Polarity” for a television adaptation, The Wrap has exclusively learned.

The “Polarity” pilot is to be co-written by Max Winkler and writing partner Matt Spicer, who were recently tapped by The Walt Disney Company to write the reboot of “The Rocketeer.” Winkler will direct the pilot.

Ross Richie and Stephen Christy will executive produce for BOOM! with Jason Carden executive producing for Winkler’s Walcott Entertainment and Josh Levy (“Backstrom”) co-executive producing for BOOM!.

The graphic novel is written and created by Max Bemis, the frontman for rock band Say Anything, and illustrated by Jorge Coelho. It follows Timothy Woods, a bi-polar artist living in Brooklyn who discovers that when he stops taking his meds he is able to manifest super-powers. It is based on Bemis’ own experiences with bi-polar disorder.

Max Winkler just directed the indie film “Flower” for Rough House Pictures, and has directed episodes of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Casual,” “New Girl,” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” He has a first-look deal at 20th Television.

BOOM! controls the largest library of comic book titles outside of Marvel and DC. Their first feature film under their 20th Century Fox first-look deal, the supernatural thriller “The Empty Man,” is currently shooting in South Africa.

BOOM! also has in development at the studio “Irredeemable” with Adam McKay attached to direct, “Lumberjanes” with Emily Carmichael attached to direct, and “Malignant Man,” based on the comic book by James Wan with Brad Peyton attached to direct.

Winkler is repped by CAA and Management. BOOM! is repped by UTA.

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Fox 21 Pays $6M for Renee Zellweger 'Cinnamon Girl' Pilot for Lifetime (Exclusive)

Craig Wright Signs Production Deal With Fox 21


          SONIC TALK (TB)303 - Atomic Kitten, Gerbil Rock   
A new guest joins us from the rarified world of pop production, now working in commercial writing and founder of prog rockers Frost - top chap and good value! Jem tells us about his work with X-Factor artists and other high pop acts. We talk about Avid and the hypothetical DAW change, Waldorf Rocket, NI's new softy and Bowie's new album amongst other things. Finally Mark treats us to some Gerbil Rock

          Rockets to acquire Chris Paul from Clippers   

By KRISTIE RIEKEN HOUSTON (AP) _ A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Houston Rockets have reached an agreement to acquire Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul. The Clippers will get Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker and a protected first-round pick next year. The person spoke Wednesday on the […]

The post Rockets to acquire Chris Paul from Clippers appeared first on WTAW.


          SONIC TALK 287 - On Tour With Gaga, BoomStar Rocket Man   
We are joined by Andy Shillito freah back from engineering The Darkness supporting Lady Gaga, we talk of his work then how do you add tracks to a live gig recording, Felix Baumgartner’s incredible leap and what are the musical equivalents, the Studio Electronics Boomstar synths. Gaz tells us about his 12hour long single.

          Clippers trade Chris Paul to Rockets   

When Chris Paul told the Clippers during a meeting this week of his desire to play for the Houston Rockets, it didn’t come as much of a surprise.

His words were a “formality,” simply confirming what the team already knew, one Clippers official said Wednesday, after news broke about a trade that...


          Analiza tradea: Paul u Rocketsima   
Veliki trade dogodio se danas popodne. Nakon preseljenja Jimmya Butlera u zapadnu konferenciju, destinaciju je promijenio i Chris Paul. On, nažalost, nije pojačao oslabljeni Istok već je iz Los Angelesa preselio u Houston. Treba odmah napomenuti da je Paul, kako mu i priliči, postupio gospodski i obavijestio svoju ekipu da namjerava potpisati za Houston te […]

          Daryl Morey ne miruje, traži treću zvijezdu za Rocketse   
Ubrzo nakon što je potvrđen dolazak Chrisa Paula iz Los Angeles Clippersa u zamjenu za Patricka Beverleyja, Sama Deckera, Loua Williamsa i top 3 zaštićen izbor prve runde drafta 2018. godine, momčad Houston Rocketsa je na meti još nekoliko glasina. Zatim je GM Daryl Morey krenuo u dovođenje resursa u vidu rubnih igrača s negarantiranim […]

          Najbolji razigravač lige razmijenjen u Rocketse   
Prema izvještaju Adriana Wojnarowskog, Los Angeles Clippersi i Houston Rocketsi su uspjeli dogovoriti razmjenu u kojoj će Chris Paul udružiti snage s Jamesom Hardenom. Paul je obavijestio Clipperse da će u free agencyju potpisati s Rocketsima i dao im priliku da ga razmijene i ipak dobiju nešto zauzvrat. Tako su Rocketsi u Los Angeles poslali […]

          Twitter reacts to Chris Paul's trade to Rockets... [FOX]   
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          Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal... [FOX]   
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:58:34 UTC
          Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal   
HOUSTON (AP) -- Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship....
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          Merida One-Twenty 1500-D   
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          7 reasons we need paper more than ever   
This is a guest post written by Fritha Strickland, Head of Blogs at Eco Market
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Every week of every month for the last decade, writers in publications scattered all over the world have confidently announced the death of paper. Amazon's Kindle is released - and books are labelled defunct. Mobile phone notetaking apps are killing moleskines. After 79 years in print, Newsweekmagazine goes digital-only, so it's only a matter of time before everything else does. What's wrong with this doom & gloom argument? Simple - paper is still everywhere. For example, despite Kindle's sky-rocketing popularity, Amazon is expanding its print publishing empire - and Moleskine just went IPO.

Paper is not dead - it's thriving. Here's why:
"Paper has turned out to be tenacious. This is because paper is awesome."
- Tim Maly, Wired.

Here are 7 reasons why we still need this awesome piece of technology in our lives.
1. We Remember Things Better
Ever put pen to paper and felt like you were capturing your thoughts a little differently? It may all be in your head, but it’s not just your imagination. Studies suggest that the physical act of writing by hand gives us a greater focus on the meaning behind our words, making handwriting a more effective tool for learning than typing. Remember the age-old school punishment of ‘writing lines’? If you want something etched deep into your memory…grab a sheet of paper and punish yourself.
2. We're Less Hasty
How often in modern life are we told to slow down while we’re working? Productivity is all about speed - and with speed comes carelessness, typos, glaring holes in our arguments and laugh-out-loud clunkers. All very well when you’re writing for yourself or friends, but at work (or study) that can be a professional disaster. Enter your own personal editor: paper. The act of first-drafting by hand is usually enough to iron out the most stubborn typos, partly because your subconscious has a better vocabulary than you do. (Test this out next time you don’t know how to spell a word: write as many variations as you can, and hunt for the one that “looks right.”) Handwritten first drafts also force us to immerse ourselves in what we’re writing about, for the reasons outlined in (1). It’ll take longer, but using paper will make your words (and the thinking behind them) much stronger.
3. We Feel It Differently
Ever smelled an old book? That cocktail of musty paper, the air of countless page-turnings, and the deep, rich tang of time itself? Ever seen people in the British Library lusting over old books? Ever pined for a really nice fountain pen? Ever wondered where all that emotion has gone in the age of the digital book? It' possible that with the advent of e-paper and touchscreens we’ve lost a little of our passion and reverence for the physical act of reading and write. Paper isn’t just a completely blank canvas - it’s a personal statement. Pull out some hemp stationery and you’re saying “I care about where this stuff comes from - also, feel that texture, it’s amaaaaazing.”
4. We're Quicker On The Draw
If you’re one of the super-fast-fingered iPhone elite, this may not apply to you…but for the rest of us, gadgets take time. They need waking up or turning on, they need a few second for their apps to load, and they need to wait while we stab ineffectually at the screen in some mistake-riddled parody of typing. Whatever the combination of delays, they are slower than using a pen and a piece of paper - and even today, there’s little quicker than speedwriting.

Power socket
5. We Never Have To Stop
Your best thoughts run on a 24-hour schedule, but battery power is finite. If you forget to charge up, you could be left without the tools to jot down ideas, make notes, and the million other ways we use technology to jog our memories. Worse, our peace of mind is disrupted by our remaining battery power. Less than 50%? Nervously chew lip. Less than 20%? Dim the screen, shut down unnecessary apps, start panicking. Electrical devices enslave our mood in subtle ways - but paper? Paper is always ready for business. The only power source it needs is a human brain.
6. We Tidy Up The Planet
It’s nice to think of a world where we don’t need to keep churning out new paper - and in a way, we’re living in that world right now. Putting aside the future for a minute - the modern world is full of waste paper, and the more that can be used of it, the fewer trees will need to be cut down. It’s been estimated that half the world’s paper being recycled would produce the same amount of paper as 20 million acres of forestland. Leading recycling firms like The Green Stationery Company (creators of the Evolution recycled paper line) believe that recycled fibre should be the priority for any paper-consuming company wanting to help the environment. If more waste paper can be put back into production, it encourages investment in recycling technologies that will continually strive to close the sustainability loop.
Planted sapling
7. We're Futureproofing Sustainable Industries
 There’s the other side to the recycling argument, and it’s all about the future. Done right, paper is a renewable resource, and that presents green entrepreneurs with an opportunity to make customers care about a mass-produced product that’s not hollowing out the environment. Virgin papermaking uses a lot of resources (water, energy, bleacing agents etc.) so the way we make paper should constantly be evolving. Right now hemp is a very attractive alternative to wood pulp (and here's why). The smarter we are at making paper, the better it's going to be for our environment - and the best time to start refining that process is now.

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          Has Capitation Weathered the Storm?   

Has Capitation Weathered the Storm?

More difficult than ever to pull off, health care on a fixed, per-capita budget has gone out of style in a number of areas. But many things are cyclical – and this trend may be, too.

If there ever was an aspect of managed care so simple in theory, yet so maddeningly complex in practice, it's capitation. Hands down. "It always looks easy when the other guy is doing it," says Gary Janko, president of Access Partners, a Boston-area practice management and information systems consulting company.

Tales of medical practices shipwrecked on the shoals of capitation have contributed to cap's bad rap, which in turn has generated all manner of press about its demise. But what's really happening depends on where you look. Professional capitation is thriving, thank you, in California, South Florida, and some Midwestern markets — but in the one-time strongholds of Texas, Colorado, and New England, every form of it seems to be vanishing.

Capitation's fade from these and other markets has been driven by complicated, sometimes intertwined, factors: the implosion of the physician practice management industry, stricter regulation, the Balanced Budget Act, new high-cost medical technologies, and the surge in PPO popularity — not to mention RICO suits in federal court that accuse several capitated HMOs of conspiring to withhold needed care. The common thread? Instability.

"Capitation is appropriate when you have a steady state," says Clifford Frank, a Jacksonville, Fla., capitation expert and president of Health Care Management Solutions. "The problem is when the situation is unstable due to rapidly changing standards of care and care options."

That's not to say cap is going away; indeed, some novel models are being tried. How the health-delivery system eventually structures itself, though, will ultimately determine whether capitation — or some form of it — will regain the prominence it once enjoyed.

Overwhelming evidence

By just about anyone's data, it's easy to discern a national slide away from capitation (at right). The Medical Group Management Association has tracked declines in capitation as a share of practice revenue among its members. InterStudy Publications reports a big drop-off in the percentage of health plans that even offer capitation contracts.

If anything's going up, it's per-member, per-month payments to physicians who take professional capitation. National Health Information, which publishes a capitation newsletter, found that the average rate jumped 20 percent from 2000 to 2001, perhaps reflecting hard bargains driven by physicians who had chafed for years under smaller increases and, in some cases, declines.

That health plans turned the payment tap down to a drip is commonly cited as a reason for physicians' disgust with capitation. In fairness, it's hard to blame physicians for being sore at health plans that financed their quest for market share on docs' backs.

In Colorado, Columbine Medical Group once represented nearly all the physicians contracting with PacifiCare's predecessors in the Denver area. Columbine's capitation agreements in the early '90s were so lucrative, it ended each year with large bonus checks to its physicians. But in the second half of the decade, health plans slashed premiums to build market share, reducing cap-rate increases in the process.

"By 1997, Columbine was no longer issuing bonus checks, and there was an effort by PacifiCare to break it up into separate risk pods, with the enticement to physicians that some of them could make money," says Jim Hertel, MBA, president of Health Care Computer Corp. of America and publisher of newsletters that cover managed care in Colorado and Arizona. "Of course, some would lose their shirts, because once you break up an actuarially sound unit into smaller risk pools, you run a much higher risk of losing money."

In California, payments actually fell. The California Medical Association got a lot of mileage out of a 1999 report that claimed a 35-percent drop in global cap rates between 1990 and 1999 — a development it says rendered about 100 medical groups insolvent. While the California Association of Health Plans charged that the CMA had wildly distorted the level of pain that medical groups were suffering, its own internal research acknowledged cap-rate drops as dramatic as 20 percent, Health Leaders reported in February. But CAHP also found that increases of 12 to 15 percent in each of the last two years had erased much of the decline.

"Because of the premium increases of the past few years, California medical groups are healthier than they were five years ago," says Steve McDermott, CEO of Walnut Creek-based Hill Physicians Group, an IPA that has turned a profit five years running.

In the end, cap survived in California, which cannot be said for Colorado (more on this later).

"In spite of dire predictions by the CMA, the number of medical groups in the state that accept capitation remained flat," says McDermott. "Health plans estimate that about 300 medical groups and IPAs accept capitation, about the same as 5 or 10 years ago."

PPMs fall

With respect to capitation's wane elsewhere, events at the federal level were far more profound than any tinkering HMOs did with cap rates. The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 limited Medicare+Choice payment hikes in all but a few counties to 2 percent annually — even as medical costs were going up 8 to 10 percent.

"There just wasn't enough money in the equation to cover administrative expenses," says Humana's CEO for the South Florida market, Michael Seltzer.

We know the story from there: Insurers couldn't get out of some Medicare+Choice markets fast enough. Much of that, says Seltzer, spilled over to the commercial side, as many contracts with physician groups were for Medicare and commercial business combined. As health plans left Medicare+ Choice, "It wasn't feasible to stay in a capitated arrangement, because of the law of numbers. You didn't have the critical mass to cover your risk.

"This was a textbook study of setting up an economic model, then changing the reimbursement mechanism after the model was in place,"Seltzer adds.

It wasn't just health plans that felt the pinch. The federal funding formula, in essence, sucker-punched physician practice management companies.

"FPA, PhyCor, and MedPartners Provider Network were doing well, but they were buying practices in an effort to gain critical mass," says Seltzer. "They, too, got hit — not recognizing that the government would lower their reimbursement." It wasn't long, of course, before those PPMs' stock certificates made for fancy bird-cage liners.

PPMs, Seltzer points out, had fueled the rocket-fast rise of capitation in many markets, including Arizona, Texas, and Nevada: "We were told numerous times, 'The only way we're going to contract with you is if you give us risk.'" When PPMs fell, they in essence took capitation down with them.

Health plans scrambled to pacify angry physicians. In Phoenix and Tucson, where PPMs owned a number of large practices, their collapse caused great consternation for PacifiCare and Health Net, which relied on large-group capitation. Most physicians who were left to pick up the pieces wanted no part of capitation, and in fact, the Arizona market has reverted largely to fee-for-service practice.

The lesson for physicians, says Frank, was this: Evaluate the health of an intermediary before signing a contract — and then keep an eye on it.

"People didn't react quickly enough when an IPA was two months behind on its payments. When that happens, cut your losses and get out of the deal."

Regulatory changes

None of this is to suggest that the intermediary groups were well oiled machines that, as luck would have it, were simply blindsided by Congress. "Some of the medical groups in California that went bankrupt had higher cap rates than other groups that did well," says McDermott. "It's called managing care."

Few IPAs can do it well, contends Stephen George, MBA, president of Provider Risk, a Miami reinsurance broker. "I was at a conference where a physician said, 'The reason IPAs failed is that we got really good at doing a lot of things that don't matter.' Few people understand that risk boils down to managing the predictable stuff and reinsuring the unpredictable. Few are inclined to pay for the expertise to structure their contracts properly, relegating themselves to the pay-as-you-learn plan."

In Massachusetts, Janko works with a five-doc practice that had a specialty care arrangement with a capitated IPA that never really seemed to grasp the economics. "The physician group was caught short with $200,000 in charges. You could see it coming — 30 days' unpaid claims became 60, became 90, became forever. The IPA went right to Chapter 7."

Colorado and Texas, too, were stung by widespread IPA and medical group collapses that stuck physicians with unpaid claims. In some cases, health plans were forced into the unenviable position of having to make good — after they had already paid capitation fees to the IPAs. The result was a change in the regulatory environment that made capitation difficult or downright unattractive.

In Colorado, HMOs were required to obtain financial statements from their medical groups. "They had to ensure that IPAs adequately reserved money from capitation payments," says Hertel. "But the law was nebulous in terms of what HMOs could require, and because of the [heavy-handed] manner in which some HMOs enforced that, it was an incentive for IPAs to move toward fee-for-service."

California regulators — keen to the dynamics of capitation and the state's delegated-provider model — took a different approach. When IPAs and medical groups ran into financial trouble, the Department of Managed Care established specific solvency requirements for medical groups and IPAs.

"There's been a lot of consternation about the data the state wants, but it's trying to preserve the HMO product," says Max Brown, senior vice president for network management at Blue Cross of California. "HMOs are a big part of the landscape here and regulators need to be careful, because a lot of people depend on HMOs for their medical care. You could disturb a deep equilibrium."

Now what?

The shakeout appears to be over — and capitation shows no sign of going away in some markets.

In South Florida, for instance, it's status quo.

"We have had capitation contracts in place for years that seem to be working well," says Humana's Seltzer. "Physicians are accustomed to this model and know how to manage the cost of patient care."

In California, meanwhile, Brown predicts continued commitment to professional capitation — even if not everyone's heart is in it. "Integrated medical groups still are driven by capitation. They were built around the idea of a budget, so it's in their bloodstream. IPAs are less motivated about it. Many of them were formed for defensive reasons by physicians whose practice was fee-for-service."

George, the Miami broker, points to the reinsurance market as proof of capitation's staying power. "We access 17 carriers underwriting provider excess-loss policies. If it were a dead market, those outfits would be gone."

But while capitation hasn't fully retreated, it's not retaking any ground. Neither plans nor physicians scorched by cap deals have the appetite for it.

From the HMO's perspective, fee-for-service doesn't risk bankrupting its physicians in a market that swirls with fast-emerging advances in care.

"It used to take a year for a procedure or a new drug to become the standard of care. Now it's two weeks," says Frank. "How do you actuarially price that? Some new surgeries are so minimally invasive that whole new populations can be treated. It's not a pretty picture if you're writing the check."

Then there is the matter of PR. Could dumping cap help the HMO industry's battered image?

"People who opposed managed care attacked capitation and said, 'These are bonuses for withholding care,'" says Brown. "There is no objective evidence of this, but the specter of that was enough to alarm people outside of managed care who couldn't grasp the subtleties of the arrangements."

As for physicians, many who are breaking even on capitated agreements are seeking more of them, says George. But doctors who make money under fee-for-service deals have no incentive to take risk. "If life is good and your office is packed, why should you agree to charge anything less than full price?"

In New England, cap arrangements are going out of style because insurers and physicians are gun-shy, says Janko. "We're in a capital-starved environment. That's going to cause providers to minimize their operating risks. One thing about fee-for-service with a known payment rate is that you can model that out. If a substantial portion of your practice is capitated, it just adds to the uncertainty."

Where capitation remains, some new flavors are displacing the old (for a look at two models, see sidebar "A couple of new twists on capitation"). Global capitation, for one, is out. Some payers are trying to blend capitation with fee-for-service to balance the risks of under- and overutilization. Others are adding quality-of-care and other incentives to primary care capitation.

Capitating specialists — whose costs can vary widely — is tricky. Janko doesn't think it works for any specialty.

"The problem is specialties where one case can throw it crazy. You've got relatively small numbers. It makes more sense when you have large multispecialty networks that can spread the risk out."

Crystal ball

Whether capitation comes storming back may depend on how the care-delivery system evolves.

One underlying dynamic is a budding shortage of physicians. Frank recently worked with a California hospital whose surgeons' average age is over 60. "They can't recruit because the competition is stiff. That's a hell of a problem. Anesthesia, urology, and radiology are headed down that road."

Those specialties were once thought of as a good fit with capitation. "But they were also in surplus," notes Frank. How does that play out in managed care? "Look at what happened to dental cap programs. The dentist supply shrank 10 years ago. Now, those programs are just about gone. Dentists are unwilling to discount fees. They don't have to trade discounts for volume — they have plenty of volume."

Frank foresees the emergence of centers of excellence — an idea championed by Harvard's Regina Herzlinger, PhD, that states that "focused factories" can provide total care for a particular disease. A January Milliman USA Research Report concluded that such integration would lend itself to global fees or case rates, not capitation.

But when physicians and hospitals combine and contract directly with employers, that lends itself to capitation, says Catherine Murphy-Barron, author of the Milliman report.

Administrative efficiencies, too, could steer a cap comeback. "HIPAA is going to force investment in practice infrastructure," says Janko.

Finally, as premiums climb, employers will turn the screws on payers. "There is a renewed interest in capitation and the [California-style] delegated model, because of the view that something needs to be done," says McDermott, of Hill Physicians.

"Health care costs in California are substantially lower than on the East Coast. The health of the population in California is better. Corporate America is taking notice that the amount of money spent is not proportional to what you get."

George would agree. "Anyone who thinks budgets will go away is not thinking clearly. There's nothing more attractive to any business than a budget where you can predict costs — that's capitation. Like it or hate it, it's a budget. That's all it is."


Charts: Capitation recedes while payments climb

A couple of new twists on capitation

Nothing new under the sun? Try again. Even as capitation ebbed, new models emerged. One, for specialists, was profitable for doctors stung by the collapse of the PPM industry. Another, for primary care physicians, improved patient outcomes. Both solidified the bond between the health plans and their physicians.

Arizona cardiologists

For Health Net, the situation couldn't have been much worse. Capitated PPMs that owned group practices in the HMO's Arizona provider network had gone bankrupt, and the angry physicians were stuck with unpaid claims. The last thing they wanted to hear about was another capitation scheme.

"The chief medical officer told me, 'I don't want to go to fee-for-service — it's not a reasonable way to control costs,'" says Cass Schaedig, president of Trellis Consulting in Denver. Schaedig was brought in to develop a palatable capitation model for high-volume specialties.

The CMO and Schaedig worked up a variation of contact capitation that paid an acuity-adjusted case rate for care delivered during a set period of time — 4 to 6 months, depending on the specialty. Schaedig then met with physicians to learn what influences care decisions in each specialty. As a result, exclusions were built in to encourage proper utilization. "In cardiology, for instance, we carved out angioplasty and stents. If you were to include those in the case rate, then the doctor might say, 'Hmm... it won't cost me to send them to the surgeon for bypass.' That would be a bad decision for the payer."

In the end, each specialty case rate covered care that typically would be delivered for an episode of illness, with high-cost but infrequent procedures carved out. So were services that required specialized training or equipment not commonly found in offices.

Once the model was developed, then came the acid test: selling it to physicians. "A lot of those meetings were bloody," she recalls. "They were yelling at us, upset about everything that happened in the past." Schaedig got the physicians to trust the compensation model by using physicians' own data in a demonstration of the payment methodology.

In the end, nearly all of the cardiology groups in Phoenix and Tucson signed on. After 18 months, average compensation was 103 percent of the case rate. "The groups with more tests, utilization, and cardiac catheterizations were the outliers," she says.

More, it helped Health Net to mend relations with its physicians. "The HMO wanted physicians on its side. It also sought downstream efficiencies in reducing admissions and bed days. The goal never was to reduce specialty-care money."

Missouri primary care docs

When Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri set out to build a better reimbursement mousetrap — one that would buy its HMO more medical-management bang for its capitation buck — an underlying driver was to create a connection with its primary care physicians.

It was 1995. Winning physicians' trust was no easy feat; doctors at the time generally mistrusted managed care, and when a plan came out with something new, "Physicians' first reaction was to step back and check their pockets," says Herb Schneiderman, who recently retired as the insurer's senior vice president for medical delivery systems.

BCBS of Missouri developed the Physician Group Partners Program, "a pro-physician program in all respects," he says. In fact, one medical group CEO who helped to finalize the plan design was the first to sign on.

The framework was this: Give participating physicians a higher capitation than other doctors. "We were saying, 'We believe in you — therefore, we're going to give you additional compensation just for joining the program,'" says Jane Potter, director of medical care management. BCBS of Missouri sets quality-of-care and patient-satisfaction targets for the physicians, then works with them to achieve those goals. Physician groups can earn up to 6 percent above their annual capitation payment for meeting quality goals, and up to 4 percent more for reaching patient-satisfaction goals.

"Physicians wanted us to weight quality higher than satisfaction," says Potter. That works for the health plan, she says, because "We know they're not saving costs by underutilizing services."

Results are encouraging. The PGPP network has up to 3-percent higher patient-satisfaction scores and improved performance on a number of preventive care measures. Costs are under control better: With budgets based on each group's previous downstream medical costs, physicians take a more active interest in the practices of the specialists and hospitals to which they refer patients.

PGPP earned an AstraZeneca-NMHCC Partnership Award for improving plan-physician relations.

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Тип Горные велосипеды Модельный ряд 2012 г. Размер: XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL Рама: Aspect Alloy 6061 D.B., Performance geometry, Integrated headtube Вилка: Rock Shox Recon, Silver TK Solo Air, блокировка , регулировка жесткости, ход 100 мм Рулевая колонка: Ritchey Logic OE integrated (интегрированная) Передняя система: Shimano FC-M552, black, 42Ax32Ax24S T Каретка: Shimano Cartridge, 68mm shell (картридж) Передний переключатель: Shimano Deore, FC-M590-10, 34.9mm Задний переключатель: Shimano XT, RD-M780 SGS, Shadow Type, 30 скоростей Манетки: Shimano Deore SL-M591-10, Rapidfire plus, 2 way release, w/gear indicator Кассета: Shimano CS-HG62-10, 11-36 T Цепь: Shimano CN-HG54 Втулки: Shimano FH-RM 66-CL Тормоза: Shimano BR-M446 Disc, Hydr. Disc (дисковые гидравлические) Передний обод: Alex XC-44 Disc 32H, black, спицы 15 G, stainless, черный Задний обод: Alex XC-44 Disc 32H, black, спицы 15 G, stainless, черный Спицы: 15 G Передняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 50 EPI wire, Performance Serie Задняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 50 EPI wire, Performance Serie Педали: Wellgo C 128 (металлические) Руль: Scott Aspect OS, 640mm, black, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 8° backsweep Ручки на руль: Scott Вынос руля: Scott Comp, JD-ST57 A Подседельный штырь: Scott Comp, 31.6mm Диаметр подседельного штыря: 31.6mm Седло: Scott Aspect Количество передач: 30 Вес в кг: 12,4 Другие варианты названий: Аспект 10
          Scott Scale 80   
Тип Горные велосипеды Модельный ряд 2012 г. Размер: XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL Рама: Scott Scale Alloy 6061, custom butted tubing, CNC machined Dropouts, Integ. HEADSET, replaceable hanger Вилка: Suntour XCR LO, Coil spring с блокировкой , ход 100 мм Рулевая колонка: Ritchey OE 1 1/8“, semi integrated 44/50mm (интегрированная) Передняя система: Shimano FC-M430-8 Octalink, 44x32x22 T Каретка: Shimano ES25 Octalink, 68-118mm Передний переключатель: Shimano Alivio, FD-M430, 34.9mm Задний переключатель: Shimano Deore, RD-M592 SGS, Shadow Type, 27 скоростей Манетки: Shimano Alivio, SL-M430-9, Rapidfire plus, w/gear indicator Цепь: Shimano CS HG-50-9, 11-34 T Втулки: Scott Comp Disc CL Тормоза: Shimano BR-M446 Disc, 180/F and 160/R mm Rotor Передний обод: lex XC-44 Disc, 32H, Eyelets, спицы Stainless Black 15G, 1.8mm Задний обод: lex XC-44 Disc, 32H, Eyelets, спицы Stainless Black 15G, 1.8mm Спицы: Stainless Black 15G Передняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 50EPI, Active Line Задняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 50EPI, Active Line Педали: Wellgo C128 (металлические) Руль: Scott Pilot 18 Team, 18mm rise, OS, 680mm Ручки на руль: Scott Подседельный штырь: Scott Comp, 31.6mm Диаметр подседельного штыря: 31.6mm Седло: Scott Racing Количество передач: 27 Другие варианты названий: Скейл 80
          Scott Scale 70   
Тип Горные велосипеды Модельный ряд 2012 г. Размер: XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL Рама: Scale Alloy 6061, custom butted superlight tubing, forged race disc dropouts PM160, bridgeless seatstays, Integrated HEADSET, replaceable hanger Вилка: Rock Shox XC 30 TK Coil, Alloy Steerer, Lockout, rebound adjustable, ход 100 мм с блокировкой хода Рулевая колонка: Ritchey OE 1 1/8“, semi integrated 44/50mm Передняя система: Shimano FC-M430-8 Octalink, 44x32x22 T Каретка: Shimano ES25 Octalink, 68-118mm Передний переключатель: Shimano Deore, FC-M590, 34.9mm Задний переключатель: Shimano SLX, RD-M662 SGS, Shadow Type, 27 Speed Манетки: Shimano Deore, SL-M590, Rapidfire plus, 2 way release, w/gear indicator Кассета: Shimano CS HG-50-9, 11-34 T Цепь: Shimano CN-HG53 Втулки: Scott Comp Disc CL Тормоза: Shimano BR-M446 Disc, 180/F and 160/R mm Rotor Передний обод: Alex XC-44 Disc, 32H, Eyelets, спицы Stainless Black 15G, 1.8mm Задний обод: Alex XC-44 Disc, 32H, Eyelets, спицы Stainless Black 15G, 1.8mm Спицы: Stainless Black 15G Передняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 50EPI, Active Line Задняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 50EPI, Active Line Педали: Wellgo C128 (металлические) Руль: Scott Pilot 18 Team, 18mm rise, OS, 680mm Вынос руля: Scott Comp, 4 Bolt, OS 31.8mm, 1 1/8“, 6° angle Подседельный штырь: Scott Comp, 31.6 mm Диаметр подседельного штыря: 31.6 mm Седло: Scott Racing Количество передач: 27 Вес в кг: 12,4 Другие варианты названий: Скейл 70
          Scott Scale 60   
Тип Горные велосипеды Модельный ряд 2012 г. Размер: XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL Рама: Scale Alloy 6061, custom butted superlight tubing, forged race disc dropouts PM160, bridgeless seatstays, Integrated HEADSET, replaceable hanger Вилка: Rock Shox Recon Silver TK Solo Air, Alloy Steerer, Coil Spring, remote Lockout, rebound adjustable, ход 100 мм. Рулевая колонка: Ritchey OE 1 1/8“, semi integrated 44/50mm (интегрированная) Передняя система: Shimano FC-M552, 2-piece Design, 42Ax32Ax24T Каретка: Shimano Cartridge, 68mm shell (картридж) Передний переключатель: Shimano Deore FC-M590-10, 34.9mm Задний переключатель: Shimano XT, RD-M780 SGS, Shadow Type, 30 скоростей Манетки: Shimano Deore SL-M591-10, Rapidfire plus, 2 way release, w/gear indicator Кассета: Shimano CS-HG62-10, 11-36 T Цепь: Shimano CN-HG54 Втулки: Scott Comp Disc CL Тормоза: Shimano BR-M446 Disc, 180/F and 160/R mm Rotor Передний обод: Alex XC-44 Disc, 32H, Eyelets, спицы Stainless Black 15G, 1.8mm Задний обод: Alex XC-44 Disc, 32H, Eyelets, спицы Stainless Black 15G, 1.8mm Спицы: Stainless Black 15G Передняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 50EPI, Active Line Задняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 50EPI, Active Line Педали: Wellgo C128 Руль: Scott Pilot 18 Team, 18mm rise, OS, 680mm Вынос руля: Scott Comp, 4 Bolt, OS 31.8mm, 1 1/8“, 6° angle Подседельный штырь: Scott Comp, 31.6mm Диаметр подседельного штыря: 31.6mm Седло: Scott Racing Количество передач: 30 Другие варианты названий: Скейл 60
          Scott Scale 50   
Тип Горные велосипеды Модельный ряд 2012 г. Размер: XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL Рама: Scale Alloy 6061, custom butted superlight tubing, forged race disc dropouts PM160, bridgeless seatstays, Integrated HEADSET, replaceable hanger Вилка: Rock Shox Recon Gold TK Solo Air, Alloy Steerer, Air Spring, remote Lockout, rebound adjustable, ход 100 мм. Рулевая колонка: Ritchey OE 1 1/8“, semi integrated 44/50mm (интегрированная) Передняя система: Shimano FC-M552, 2-piece Design, 42Ax32Ax24T Каретка: Shimano Cartridge, 68mm shell Передний переключатель: Shimano SLX, FC-M660-10, 34.9mm Задний переключатель: Shimano XT, RD-M780 SGS, Shadow Type, 30 Speed Манетки: Shimano SLX, SL-M660-10, Rapidfire plus, 2 way release, w/gear indicator Кассета: Shimano CS-HG62-10, 11-36 T Цепь: Shimano CN-HG54 Втулки: Scott Comp Disc CL Тормоза: Shimano BR-M505 Disc, 180/F and 160/R mm Rotor Передний обод: DT Swiss 445d, 32H, спицы DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm Задний обод: DT Swiss 445d, 32H, спицы DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm Спицы: DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm Передняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 67EPI Kevlar Bead, Performance Serie Задняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 67EPI Kevlar Bead, Performance Serie Педали: Wellgo C128 (металлические) Руль: Scott Pilot 18 Team, 18mm rise, OS, 680mm Вынос руля: Scott Comp, 4 Bolt, OS 31.8mm, 1 1/8“, 6° angle Подседельный штырь: Scott Comp, 31.6mm Диаметр подседельного штыря: 31.6 mm Седло: Scott Racing Количество передач: 30 Вес в кг: 11,4 Другие варианты названий: Скейл 50
          Scott Scale 40   
Тип Горные велосипеды Модельный ряд 2012 г. Размер: XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL Рама: Scale Alloy 6061, custom butted superlight tubing, forged race disc dropouts PM160, bridgeless seatstays, Integrated HEADSET, replaceable hanger Вилка: Rock Shox Reba RL, Air, Alloy steerer, poploc remote Lockout, rebound adjustable, 100mm travel Рулевая колонка: Ritchey Comp 1 1/8“, semi integrated 44/50mm Передняя система: Shimano XT, FC-M780, Hollowtech 2, 42Ax32Ax24A T Каретка: Shimano Cartridge, 68mm shell (картридж) Передний переключатель: Shimano SLX, FC-M660-10, 34.9mm Задний переключатель: Shimano XT, RD-M780 SGS, Shadow Type, 30 Speed Манетки: Shimano SLX, SL-M660-10, Rapidfire plus, 2 way release, w/gear indicator Кассета: Shimano SLX, CS-HG81-10, 11-36 T Цепь: Shimano CN-HG54 Втулки: Shimano FH-M525 SL Disc IT Тормоза: Avid Elixir 5S, 180/F and 160/R mm HS1 Rotor Передний обод: DT Swiss 445d, 32H, спицы DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm Задний обод: DT Swiss 445d, 32H, спицы DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm Спицы: DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm Передняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 67EPI Kevlar Bead, Performance Serie Задняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 67EPI Kevlar Bead, Performance Serie Педали: Wellgo C128 (металлические) Руль: Scott Pilot 18 Comp, D.B., 18mm rise, OS, 680mm Вынос руля: Scott Comp, 4 Bolt, OS 31.8mm, 1 1/8“, 6° angle Подседельный штырь: Scott Comp, 31.6mm Диаметр подседельного штыря: 31.6mm Седло: Scott Racing Количество передач: 30 Вес в кг: 11 Другие варианты названий: Скейл 40
          Scott Scale 35   
Тип Горные велосипеды Модельный ряд 2012 г. Размер: S / M / L / XL Рама: Scale Carbon, IMP3, HMF NET, Tapered HT, PM 160 Disc, Carbon dropout, PFBB92, replacable hanger, SDS shock damping system Вилка: Rock Shox Reba RL, Air, tapered steerer, poploc remote Lockout, rebound adjustable, ход 100 мм с блокировкой и регулировкой жесткости Рулевая колонка: Ritchey Comp Plus Tapered 1.5“ - 1 1/8“, semi integrated 50 / 61mm Передняя система: Sram S-1000 GXP PF, 39Ax26A T Каретка: Sram GXP PF integrated, shell 41x89.5mm Передний переключатель: Sram X7, High Mount dual pull 34.9mm Задний переключатель: Sram X9 long cage, 20 скоростей Манетки: Sram X7 Trigger, adjustable clamp (триггерное переключение) Кассета: Sram PG-1050, 11-36 T Цепь: Sram PC-1031 Втулки: DT Swiss XR30 Disc IT Тормоза: Avid Elixir 5S, 180/F and 160/R mm HS1 Rotor Передний обод: DT Swiss XR30 Disc, 28H, спицы DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm Задний обод: DT Swiss XR30 Disc, 28H, спицы DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm Спицы: DT Swiss Champion Black Передняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 67EPI Kevlar Bead, Performance Serie Задняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 26 x 2.1, 67EPI Kevlar Bead, Performance Serie Педали: Shimano PD-M520, Clipless pedal Руль: Scott Hot Rod OS 31.8mm, Flat, 680mm 9° bend, Scott lockon grips Вынос руля: Scott Comp, 4 Bolt, OS 31.8mm, 1 1/8“, 6° angle Подседельный штырь: Scott RC 03-60, 34.9mm Диаметр подседельного штыря: 34,9 мм. Седло: Selle Italia Team Edition, FEC rails Количество передач: 20 Вес в кг: 10 Другие варианты названий: Скейл 35
          Scott Scale 30   
Тип Горные велосипеды Модельный ряд 2012 г. Размер: S / M / L / XL Задний переключатель: Shimano XT, RD-M780 SGS, Shadow Type, 30 Speed Манетки: Shimano XT, SL-M780, Rapidfire Plus, 2 way release, Ispec clamp Кассета: Shimano SLX, CS-HG81-10, 11-36 T Втулки: DT Swiss XR30 Disc CL Задний обод: DT Swiss XR30 Disc, 28H, спицы DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm Передняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO, 26 x 2.1, 127EPI Kevlar Bead, Tubeless ready, Pace star compound Задняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO, 26 x 2.1, 127EPI Kevlar Bead, Tubeless ready, Pace star compound Педали: Shimano PD-M520, Clipless pedal Подседельный штырь: Scott RC 03-60, 34.9mm Седло: Selle Italia Team Edition, FEC rails Вес в кг: 9,90 Другие варианты названий: Скейл 30
          Scott Scale 20   
Тип Горные велосипеды Модельный ряд 2012 г. Размер: S / M / L / XL Рама: Scale Carbon, IMP3, HMF NET, Tapered HT, PM 160 Disc, Carbon dropout, PFBB92, replacable hanger, SDS shock damping system Вилка: Rock Shox SID RL, Air, tapered steerer, poploc remote Lockout, rebound adjustable, 100mm travel Рулевая колонка: Ritchey Pro Tapered 1.5“ - 1 1/8“, semi integrated 50 / 61mm Передняя система: Shimano XT, FC-M780, Hollowtech 2, 42Ax32Ax24A T Каретка: Shimano SM-BB71-41A, shell 41x89.5mm Передний переключатель: Shimano XT FD-M781, 34.9mm Задний переключатель: Shimano XT, RD-M780 SGS, Shadow Type, 30 Speed Манетки: Shimano XT, SL-M780, Rapidfire Plus, 2 way release, Ispec clamp Втулки: DT Swiss XR20 Disc CL, RWS QR Передний обод: DT Swiss XR20 Disc, 28H, Tubeless ready, спицы DT Swiss Super Comp black Задний обод: DT Swiss XR20 Disc, 28H, Tubeless ready, спицы DT Swiss Super Comp black Передняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO, 26 x 2.1, 127EPI Kevlar Bead, Tubeless ready, Pace star compound Задняя покрышка: Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO, 26 x 2.1, 127EPI Kevlar Bead, Tubeless ready, Pace star compound Педали: В комплект не входят Руль: Scott Hot Rod OS 31.8mm, Flat, 680mm 9° bend, Scott lockon grips Вынос руля: Scott Pro, oversize 31.8mm, 1 1/8“, 6° angle Подседельный штырь: Scott RC 03-60, 34.9mm Диаметр подседельного штыря: 34.9mm Седло: Selle Italia SLR XP Team Edition, Vanox Вес в кг: 9,80 Другие варианты названий: Скейл 20
          Scott Voltage JR 24 TMO   
Тип Подростковые велосипеды Модельный ряд 2012 г. Размер: one size, 24” Wheels Рама: Scott Voltage D-frame, super stiff 6061 alloy frame, hydroformed tubing, Disc D Вилка: RST Dirt suspension FORK, DJ Disc only, firm spring DJ setup, 60mm Рулевая колонка: Ritchey LB Plus, 1 1/8“ Передняя система: Samox Cr-Mo 3-piece cranks, 28T Alloy BMX sprocket Каретка: Samox Euro BB alloy cups 73/19mm, 8T spline, Cr-Mo Кассета: Sprocket CASSETTE 12T Цепь: KMC Z510 Втулки: Scott DC-20-N disc nutted Тормоза: Tektro Novela hydraulic Disc, 160/F and 160/R mm Rotor Передний обод: Alex DM-22, 32H, grey, спицы CN 14 G stainless black Задний обод: Alex DM-22, 32H, grey, спицы CN 14 G stainless black Передняя покрышка: Schwalbe Table Top Sport Active line, 50TPI, wire 24x2.25, Timo‘s sign Задняя покрышка: Schwalbe Table Top Sport Active line, 50TPI, wire 24x2.25, Timo‘s sign Педали: Wellgo B107.N, BMX Nylon flatpedal Руль: Scott Pilot FR Pro 3.0, 710mm, 75mm uprise Вынос руля: Scott Voltage , forged BMX type, 1 1/8“, 10° Подседельный штырь: Scott Pivotal zero offset, 31.6mm Диаметр подседельного штыря: 31.6mm Седло: Scott Pivotal Atmosfair, VL-7121 Вес в кг: 3,1 Другие варианты названий: Вольтаж джуниор 24 тмо
          Scott Voltage YZ 0.2   
Тип MTB экстрим велосипеды Модельный ряд 2012 г. Размер: one size Рама: Scott Voltage D-frame, super stiff 6061 alloy frame, hydroformed tubing, Disc Dropout, horizontal for 10mm singlespeed Вилка: RST Dirt suspension FORK, DJ Disc only, firm spring DJ setup, 80mm Рулевая колонка: Ritchey LB Plus, 1 1/8“ Передняя система: Scott Cr-Mo 3-piece cranks, 28T Alloy BMX sprocket Каретка: Scott Euro BB external alloy cups 73mm, Spanished Кассета: Sprocket CASSETTE, 12T Цепь: KMC Z510 Втулки: Scott DC-20-N disc nutted