How to Use Google Plus Ripples
One major lure of social media is its potential to make something fantastic that you created, go viral. While there’s no magic formula to produce the next viral sensation, we do have ways to learn about how our content socially spreads.
On Twitter, you can see the number of retweets.
On Facebook, you can count Likes and Shares.
And on Google Plus, it’s the ability to visualize how your content has spread and to see the names of people who spread that fantastic content. All with the help of Ripples.
5 Stars for Bialetti Aeternum Non-Stick Ceramic Pans
I was at Bed Bath & Beyond this weekend getting a CO2 refill for my Soda Stream & began wandering... I needed a GOOD non-stick pan cos the Cuisinart and All Clad ones I have are starting to do that peel thing on me & came across these Bialetti Aeternum Ceramic Non-Stick Pans, they are aluminum, for heat dispersion, silicone lined on the outside for easy clean up and ceramic inside for nonstick.
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner breaks sound barrier in death-defying free-fall
Daredevil jumps from 24 miles up in world's first successful attempt at a supersonic skydive!
And Southpark's Towlie is there to witness it all.
Angry Birds - Mitt Romney Edition Big Bird is Pissed & It Just Got Real
Macy's it sucks when the guy next door buys a New Ferrari that makes your Aged Mercedes look like a busted up old Pinto.
Time to catch up in Herald Square NY, you are begninning to show your age.Comments (
Rodney King May Be Dead, but Before You Feel Bad, He Wasn't all that Innocent.
Take a Look at his Arrest Record.
Everybody Else May all be Able to Rest in Peace a Little Bit More Now.
Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 was caught on camera and sparked riots after the acquittal of the four officers involved, was found dead in his swimming pool Sunday, authorities and his fiancee said. He was 47.
Police in Rialto, California, received a 911 call from King's fiancee, Cynthia Kelly, about 5:25 a.m., said Capt. Randy De Anda. Responding officers found King at the bottom of the pool, removed him and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said.
There were no preliminary signs of foul play, De Anda said, and no obvious injuries on King's body. Police are conducting a drowning investigation, he said, and King's body would be autopsied.
The Arrest Record of Rodney King
Rodney King's criminal history played a large role in the high-speed chase that led to his arrest, in his controversial and violent arrest, and in the trials that followed. King explained his decision to flee--at a speed exceeding 110 mph--from CHP officers as resulting from a fear that his arrest for speeding would lead to a revocation of his parole and a return to prison: "I was scared of going back to prison and I just kind of thought the problem would just go away." Sergeant Stacey Koon, the supervising officer at King's arrest, concluded (correctly, it turned out) from King's "buffed out appearance" that he was most likely an ex-con who had been working out on prison weights--and assumed therefore that he was a dangerous character. Finally, it was King's criminal history that explained the decision of prosecutors to keep him off the witness stand. If King testified, defense attorneys would be allowed to present the jury with his record of arrests--a record that might influence their deliberations.
Many of King's problems with the law stem from his serious drinking problem. According to his parole officer, Tim Fowler, King "was a basically decent guy with borderline intelligence....His problem was alcoholism."
Using words like Upload, Download and Install is a Scary Endeavor.
If you decide to be bold enough to regurgitate any of these words, here is how to do so without sounding like a complete idiot. There is nothing more horrifying than someone you love asking you to download them the pictures you took at a party them asking you to download the new version of iOS to their phone.Comments (
High Definition Video Captured of Venus as it Passes Across the Face of the Sun Caught by the Solar Dynamics Observatory
Launched on Feb. 11, 2010, the Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun.
During its five-year mission, it will examine the sun's atmosphere, magnetic field and also provide a better understanding of the role the sun plays in Earth's atmospheric chemistry and climate. SDO provides images with resolution 8 times better than high-definition television and returns more than a terabyte of data each day.
On June 5 2012, SDO collected images of the rarest predictable solar event--the transit of Venus across the face of the sun.
This event happens in pairs eight years apart that are separated from each other by 105 or 121 years. The last transit was in 2004 and the next will not happen until 2117.Comments (
AT&T Wants to Throttle My Unlimited Data Plan!
This morning I received a very disturbing text message from my friends at good 'ol AT&T. Their message was simple read this way:
ATT Free Msg: Your data usage has reached 3GB this month. Using more than 3GB in future billing cycles will result in reduced speeds. You can yadda yadda yadda...
This is the AT&T FU Data Message, as I read it:
Dear valueless AT&T customer, we realize that you signed a contract with us that started several years ago, and although you have 5 active devices with us and pay us in excess of $2500 a year in service plan fees that include an "UNLIMITED DATA PLAN" we are going to tighten the bandwidth thumbscrews on you and limit the speed in which we serve you. FU, have a nice day.
The Unlimited Data Plan contract I signed said just that, Unlimited Data In no place on that contract did it say "If we want to change the contract later on we can" because that is just, well, plain UNAMERICAN, and scummy. So at some later date, they, behind my back, renegotiated my contract to read, we can change the contract as we see fit.
In response to AT&T, I found it fitting that if their contract had an imaginary clause that said they can chage terms, well, then isn't it fair that my contract has some imaginary clauses, too?
- AT&T, if you throttle down my data rate , how's about I throttle down the rate in which I pay you?
- I deduct $1.00 off of my bill for every dropped call? Chances are, you'd owe me money at the end of the month.
- Every day the "No Service" message comes up, I prorate off that days charge.
- When my phone says E(dge) vs 3G in a confirmed 3G metro area, I pay you the proportional rate of bandwidth delivery, or about 20% of my plan rate.
- I charge you $75-100 per hour, my approximate book rate, whenever you make me wait to speak to one of those outsourced Indian service people that you can't understand, divided into 6 minute billing, of course. And 2 days of free service when ever that freaking call gets dropped.
AT&T if you want to continue collecting my money, I think it is wise choice for you to continue delivering the Unlimited Data Plan WE agreed to. Additionally, you should take some of that money and set up some cell towers that actually deliver uninterrupted cell service. Otherwise, you may find me changing my contract to CANCELLED.Comments (
This was taken in Deer Park, Long Island, New York on Sunday, June 3 at 7:15 PM
Click on either Image to see full size pictures of the Double RainbowComments (
I was a Big Fan of The Avengers
The biggest complaints I heard during the movie were:
A) Why is Hawk Eye even here?
B) Black Widow has no super powers.
I have not heard back from Hawk Eye yet.
But Scarlett Johansson Makes a Good PointComments (
Props to the 10 Year Old Kid that got the 1st MOAB on MW3 for PS3.
CONFESSION: I'm a bit of a PS3 freak and a bit of a Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 fan
That being said, although I love playing video games and a little MW3 on PS3, I have learned to hate playing on line because I hate knowing that every time I get my ass kicked, it is most likely by a little kid. I have come to grips with the fact that I have a full time job, and it does not include playing PS3 or playing MW3, it involves sitting at a desk.
I have never killed more times than I have been killed, I have never been the top killer and I have only once had the game winning kill.
So I hunted down one of these little kids and found his "in my face" "na na na na poo poo, stick you head in doo doo" video of him doing something I could never do.
Getting the first MOAB on a PS3 MW3 map.
For those of you that play, you know what a MOAB is on MW3, for those of you that don't, it is 'Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb', nicknamed Mother Of All Bombs. Basically the way to get one is to kill 25 people in a row, which is more people than I kill in a day of playing.
So if I ever see you in real life Mr. 5th Grade Ass Kicker, I will smack you in the head, but for now:
Props to you kid who got the 1st MOAB on MW3's Sanctuary. You deserve it.Comments (
There is a reason that Facebook is free. It is because you are not a customer, you are a product.
Whenever Facebook makes a change and there is a glitch in the Matrix, historically everybody's stream becomes riddled with complaints. Whenever there is a privacy change, which is usually opt our vs. opt in, there is a slew of media chatter.
The issue here as image 1 points out is that you are not the Facebook customer, you are not paying for this service, you are the Facebook product.Comments (
Buying Packaged Food is For Losers; Real Men Aren't Losers
Lets face it, if you are a guy, do your own grocery shopping, and buy food vs. ingredients, you are a douche.
No self respecting man would ever allow another entity to decide what goes into his meal, his body or past his taste buds.
Yea, buying pre-made crap is convenient, easy to cook and is, most of the time edible, but seriously, what are the odds that they get the seasoning & flavors right? Let us also consider that most mass produced food is exactly that, off the rack crap that's made not to offend anyone, on the same note, it is also made to not thrill anyone. Packaged crappy ass food likes to play middle of the road & appeal to every one, even people that live in middle America that have never tasted good food. So if you want to be Mister Joe Average Middle America White Bread, grab that microwave box of prefab cardboard.Comments (
Everyone loves a great football play.
I hate sports, I hate watching them. Why the hell would I waste 2 hours of my life when it only takes 20 seconds to pull up the final score on my iPhone? If something good were to happen in a game, they'll show me it on the news in the morning while I'm getting dressed.It's like Cliff's Notes for Sports.
But when cool or funny crap happens in a sporting event, I'm all for watching it. So here are the 2 best football plays to ever happen!
Quarterback Trick Play, QB Walks right plast the defense.
In this play the QB Snaps the ball & casually stands up and starts walking past them. The other team is so befuddled by this they just stare at him. When the Quarterback gets bast the first line of defensemen he makes a run for it.Comments (
Politicians Should Not Be Stupid.
It is my belief that we need to begin screening our potential leaders and eliminate the ignorant ones before they can even begin to infect our country.
Politicians that (claim to or) believe in Biblical Creationism over Evolution should automatically be disqualified from campaigning based on grounds of stupidity & ignorance.Comments (
Mark Zuckerberg Is Now the Wealthiest Whipper Snapper In America.
With the IPO of Facebook behind us, everyone wants to know: Just how much freaking money did this kid walk away with?
Well when all was said & done and the yo-yo stopped bouncing.. $19.18 Billion Dollars.
For all of you working people that have busted your asses, at some job, for the last 20 years, I am here to put what you did and what he did, into perspective.
MENLO PARK, CA (Via The Borowitz Report) May 18, 2012
On the eve of Facebook’s IPO, Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published the following letter to potential investors:
Dear Potential Investor:
For years, you’ve wasted your time on Facebook. Now here’s your chance to waste your money on it, too.
Today is Facebook’s IPO, and I know what some of you are thinking. How will Facebook be any different from the dot-com bubble of the early 2000’s?
For one thing, those bad dot-com stocks were all speculation and hype, and weren’t based on real businesses. Facebook, on the other hand, is based on a solid foundation of angry birds and imaginary sheep.
Second, Facebook is the most successful social network in the world, enabling millions to share information of no interest with people they barely know.
Third, every time someone clicks on a Facebook ad, Facebook makes money. And while no one has ever done this on purpose, millions have done it by mistake while drunk. We totally stole this idea from iTunes.Comments (
Being a rich douchebag doesn't mean you have to drive like one.
Flixel Makes Static Photos into Animated Cinemagraph Pictures
Flixel is an amazing new application that allow you to create animated photos from scenes. It does so by allowing you to select elements in the image that you want to move, the way they did in real life, while keeping the remainder of the image motionless.
Flixel lets you capture a moment, and bring it to life with the swipe of a finger and instantly share with friends. It is inspired by Cinemagraphs, hybridized moving & still images. Flixel lets you create cool living photos in seconds.
★ Live-paint your animation with Flixel's unique and simple creation process
★ Apply custom designed filters
★ Loop your animations forward or backwards
★ Insert a loop delay for a surprise effect
★ Interact with friends by loving and commenting on their Flixels
★ View the most loved Flixels weekly, monthly, and all-time
★ Discover Flixels created nearby
★ E-mail Flixels to friends or share instantly to Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr
★ Private account options
Klik, the Facebook iOS Photo app that knows your friends and tags them for you.
KLIK, by Face.com is the new iOS photo application that uses Face.com's facial recognition software to analyze your pictures, as you take them and determine, based on your Facebook friends, exactly who they are with a scary degree of accuracy.
When you first install the application, try it out by using the front facing camera to scan your own face, like a scene from The Terminator, it will lock onto your face and give you a percentile of accuracy as to exactly who you are. You then confirm your identity. There on, when you use the Klik app to take photos it will make highly educated guesses as to who is in the photo and hover your friend's names over their face.
KLIK is a camera app that uses face recognition to let you quickly tag your friends in real-time & requires a Facebook account, and iOS 4.3 or above.
Fire up KLIK and watch as your friends' names instantly appear next to their faces before or after you snap a photo.
If KLIK doesn't recognize a face - snap a photo, tap "Tag Me" over unrecognized faces to pick a name, and then save the photo (no need to share).
The more photos you save, the better KLIK gets.
Best of all, KLIK is FREE.Comments (
Every year US News & World Reports ranks the best schools in the country. Their list includes High Schools, Colleges, Universities, Grad Schools & online Schools.
This year, of the 22,000 ranked High Schools in America, 20 of the top 100 or 5% were from New York State, including the prestigious Bronx High School of Science, Queens High School for Science, Stuyvesant High School, and The Staten Island Technical High School.
Of those 20 top 100 New York High Schools, 4 of the top 100 were from Long Island. Those include Locust Valley, Jericho, South Side & Commack.
Schools were graded and ranked on the following criteria;
- Teacher/Student Ratio
- College Readiness
- Math Proficiency
- English Proficiency
Tangle Free Zipbuds Earphones by JUICED Leave You Never Untangling Again
If you are like me and constantly packing & unpacking your headphones, JUICED Zipbuds earphones are a brilliant addition to your electronic toy collection.
These tangle free earphones zip together so you never have to worry about them getting all knotted up.
For someone like me that spends an hour a month untying wires, at $20 they pay for themselves in time alone.Comments (
3 Grandmas Watch and Review the Kim Kardashian & Ray-J sex tape.
You have to listen to their commentary, these 3 old ladies sound more like a 3 college girls than 3 old women at the bingo parlor.