Thursday, October 23, 2014

Slide Fire Solution vs Bump Fire Systems - Patent Infringement?

Several people suspected that this would eventually happen and it has.  Slide Fire Solutions is suing Bump Fire Systems for patent infringement.  You can review the lawsuit by clicking the image below.


The Bump Fire Systems "AR15 BFSystem" bump fire stock for AR 15 platform guns is only $99 vs Slide Fires Solutions "SSAR-15" bump fire stock for $299.  Based on several reviews the Bump Fire Systems Stock is extremely comparable and even has some better features.


I just bought one too, at $99 I figure better safe than sorry.  I would hurry and get one before they could possible be forced to stop selling them or the price goes up.

Order one before they are gone!!!!


Saturday, December 04, 2010

The Geek Workout Program




So it's Saturday and your ready to finally sit down after a long hard week of work to some Team Death Match in COD Black Ops.  Ha! Right! Who are you kidding?  You've been playing every night in to the wee hours of the morning.  Not getting out much lately, plus all the extra calories you are sucking down during the holidays means you are getting fat or fatter.  So I've come up with the Geek Workout Program.  You're not going to look like Arnold Swarchenegger (I'm talking Terminator Arnold, not Governor Arnold) with this program, but hopefully you help keep your waist size where it's at or even drop a couple of sizes.

Ok! Enough of the PSA (Public Service Announcement) how do I get started?

  1. Fire up the Xbox, PS3 or PC and pop in your favorite multiplayer game that has intermissions (Yes, you know the time you get in between matches to change your reticle to a pink heart or equip the N00B Tube!)
  2. Go ahead and start playing your game and teach some N00Bs the meaning of pain.
  3. So the match just ended and you want to check out how many XP points needed until you can level up... STOP!!!! Don't do it!  This is opportunity to get all Diesel and have an iron chest.
  4. Pick an exercise you can complete in 60 seconds.  E.g.  15 Push Ups (God I hope you can do more than that, but hey your a geek so I doubt it!), 15 Squats, 25 Sit-ups or whatever you want.)  Exercise List and Proper Technique
  5. So, Do IT!  Rep out your set and catch your breath!!
  6. Go to Step 2 
Sounds stupid simple? Well, it is!  But it's effective.  Let's do a little math!! 

Let's say you play about 6 Rounds of  Team Death Match an hour (Probably More) and you did 15 Pushups after each round.  6 x 15 = 90 Pushups.  Let's also assume that you are hopelessly addicted to this game and you are probably clocking in 3 hours a day.  3 x 90 = 270 Pushups.   I doubt you can do all 270 when you start off, but give it a couple of weeks.  


I've been doing this now for about a month and my Bench Press has gone up 20 LBS.  Not bad considering this is time that I would have normally waisted and I've transformed it into something that has benefited me both physically and mentally.

    Monday, November 15, 2010

    Mac Book Air Review

    Review of the MacBook Air 2010

    The 2010 MacBook Air from Apple is now available in two different sizes, with 11-inch and 13-inch displays, and four standard configurations. With the latest MacBook Airs, Apple has lowered prices while providing new features and capabilities that road warriors, who are the target audience for the MacBook Air, will enjoy.

    New to the MacBook Air is flash memory (SSD) in place of a standard hard drive. Storage ranges from 64 GB to 256 GB, and provides some interesting improvements, including almost instant-on and vastly superior data access speeds. It’s also incredibly rugged compared to hard-drive-based storage.

    The 2010 MacBook Air offerings from Apple comprise four standard models, two with an 11-inch display and two with a 13-inch display. All MacBook Air models have a small, easily toted form factor that is also incredibly rugged, thanks to the aluminum unibody construction and the lack of delicate moving parts, such as an optical drive or a standard hard drive.

    SSD No Longer an Option

    In their place, Apple has equipped the MacBook Air with a solid-state drive (SSD). But unlike the usual SSD options, Apple chose to go with a bare component implementation of an SSD, using flash memory and a controller on a single card that somewhat resembles a memory module. This means you probably won't be able to easily upgrade the SSD in the new MacBook Air, at least not without voiding the warranty.

    The tradeoff is a very fast storage system that is so easy on power consumption that the flash memory can stay in standby mode for up to 30 days, letting you instantly access your MacBook Air just by opening the lid.

    Battery Life

    Both the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air will provide up to 30 days of standby time. This is the time where memory and SSD storage are kept in a low-power standby mode, so you can wake the MacBook Air instantly from sleep and get back to work. In continuous use, the 11-inch models will provide up to 5 hours of battery time; the 13-inch models up to 7 hours.

    CPU and Graphics

    All models of the MacBook Air use an NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor. This is the same graphics chip used in the current MacBook and Mac mini.

    Apple chose to use an Intel Core 2 Duo processor running at 1.4/1.6/1.86/2.13 GHz (depending on model and configuration), making the MacBook Air probably the last Mac model that will use the older Core 2 Duo processors. If Apple had chosen a new Core i3, it would have been forced to use the Intel on-board graphics options, which aren't the best in graphics performance. By staying with the Core 2 Duo, Apple was able to use the much speedier NVIDIA graphics.

    Display

    Apple is using high-resolution displays in both the 11-inch and 13-inch models. Coming in at 1440x900 pixels, the 13-inch MacBook Air has the same resolution as the bigger 15-inch MacBook Pro. The 11-inch display has a 1366x768 resolution, which is larger than many competing 13-inch notebooks.

    Both displays are 16x9 widescreen formats, with the always-present Apple glossy glass panel.

    Standard Configurations

    11-inch

    • 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 64 GB flash storage

    $999.00

    • 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 128 GB flash storage

    $1,199.00

    13-inch

    • 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 128 GB flash storage

    $1,299.00

    • 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 256 GB flash storage

    $1,599.00

    Custom configurations allow for faster processor choices and up to 4 GB of RAM.

    Boxee Box Review on Pleeke

    Go Check it out

    Sunday, November 14, 2010

    Sunday, August 24, 2008

    TWITastic

    CCB was mentioned on TWIT.TV's Munchcast in July.

    TWIT TV Munchcast

    It's torwards the end of the podcast.

    I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while and I would like to take this opportunity to squish all the internet death rumors. Contrary to what’s been posted I wasn’t killed in a failed attempt at making Chocolate Covered Bacon nor did I die from a rare condition caused from consuming large quantities of sprinkles. These rumors are damaging and are not considered funny. Sprinkle poisoning is no laughing matter and affects 1 out of 1,000,000,000 people every 1000 years. I urge you to talk to your children about the dangers of sprinkle abuse. Please give generously to your local sprinkle abuse charities.

    Monday, June 26, 2006

    Critical Mass

    Perhaps I'm on to something here. I was looking through the site traffic logs and I noticed that someone from Ferrero had visited my blog and read my entry about CCB. Perhaps prepackage CCB is just around the corner. This concerns me for a couple of reasons. 1st I don't believe the world is ready for such a powerful combination, 2nd this could possibly cause a bacon shortage. It's bad enough that I have to pay $3 for a gallon of gas, but $12 for a package of bacon might push me over the edge.

    Ferrero representatives didn't return our calls.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2005

    Chocolate Covered Bacon

    The History of CCB


    Update (08/24/2008) - TWITastic

    Update (06/26/2006) - Critical Mass

    On a sunny day some friends and I had ordered some bacon cheese burgers for lunch. After a couple of bites someone commented on how bacon was able to make an already delicious hamburger even more delicious. This started a conversation on the power of bacon in-which it was able to make everything it came in contact with taste better. Whether it’s a filet wrapped in bacon, bacon on salads, pizza, or sandwiches it’s always that much better with bacon. We wondered if it was possible that any other foods had this special property. Someone quickly identified chocolate as a food with similar complimentary properties. Chocolate covered pretzels, strawberries, nuts, just about everything tasted better covered in chocolate. If both bacon and chocolate can make other foods taste better, what would happen if someone was just crazy enough to combine chocolate and bacon? A quick search on the internet yielded little information, which raised some serious concerns on the safety of combining two such powerfully substances. Several questions came to mind; maybe bacon and chocolate aren’t supposed to be combined? Maybe combining them could start the apocalypse? With complete careless recklessness for ourselves and the rest of the planet we decided it had to be done.

    I’ve carefully documented the procedure for making Chocolate Covered Bacon (CCB) to serve as record incase I was killed during the combining process.

    Disclaimer:

    If you are planning on following the outlined procedure listed below please proceed with EXTREME CAUTION. This documented procedure was performed in a controlled environment with all the necessary safety procedures.

    Please note: That no animals were hurt in this process (none that I specifically hurt, but I suspect the company that harvested the bacon might have).

    Getting Started

    You will need the following ingredients and necessary cookware:

    Ingredients

    • 1 bag (12oz) of Semi-Sweet Chocolate morsels
    • 1 1lb of uncooked bacon
    • Sprinkles (optional)

    Cookware

    • Large skillet
    • Double boiler | medium sauce pan and smaller sauce pan (simulate double boiler)
    • Cooking tongs
    • Cooling rack | cookie sheet
    • Large plate and some paper towel (2 or 3 sheets)
    • Big Spoon

    Procedure

    1. Remove Bacon from package (I suspect it is possible to cook it in the package, but this might make it difficult to cover it in chocolate)
    2. Heat large skillet on high.
    3. Add bacon strips to skillet.
    4. Turn bacon strips over as needed with tongs.
    5. Cook back until it’s reduced to about ¼ of its original size and appears to be crispy. (Personally I believe that the bacon should be crispy; however if you prefer your chocolate covered bacon chewy opposed to crunchy then reduce cooking time by removing your bacon earlier)
    6. Remove bacon from skillet and place it on a paper towel lined plate. (This will absorb the excess fat and oil making this a low calorie healthy snack)
    7. While the bacon is cooling fill the double boiler or medium sauce pan with water and bring to a medium heat.
    8. Place double boiler top pan in double boiler bottom pan or put the small sauce pan in the medium sauce pan.
    9. Slowly add chocolate morsels into top pan and stir while morsels melt. Do this until all morels have been added. (Be sure to keep stirring to prevent the chocolate from burning.)
    10. Using your fingers or tongs carefully dip the bacon strips into the chocolate, if necessary use a spoon to spoon the melted chocolate over the bacon evenly coating it.
    11. Once coated lay strips on cooling rack or cookie sheet.
    12. (Optionally) Apply Sprinkles evenly on chocolate covered bacon while on cooling rack. It’s important to apply while the chocolate is still warm. This will allow the sprinkles to better adhere to the chocolate.
    13. Place cooling rack with bacon into the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
    14. Carefully remove bacon strips from the cooling rack and place into a container or place the strips directly into your mouth.
    15. Bring container with strips to work, school, or religious event.

    Moment of Truth

    At this point you are probably wondering if Chocolate Covered Bacon (CCB) tastes good or is utterly disgusting.  Perhaps you are asking yourself “Why would anyone even consider this combination?” I suspect the person who suggested that orange juice might not just be for breakfast anymore was subjected to the same level of scrutiny. But it was exactly this type of forward thinking that tore down the walls and stereotypes about orange juice, and made it perfectly acceptable to consume anytime of the day.

    Let’s see what people are saying about it.

    Reviews

    “It’s like someone crapped in my mouth, Mmmm! Eh!”
    Sammy Haggar of Canada

    “Tastes like Chicken”
    Waitress of Detroit, MI

    “Three Words; Full Moon Party”
    Rene of Miami, FL

    If you have any questions, please post a comment. I'll be compiling the list into a FAQ.

     

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