Ramblings

Buying Grey Market Products on the Internet

The Internet can be a great place to buy many different types of products at reduced prices. Especially grey market electronics. It’s not uncommon save upwards of 20% or more on just about anything, saving the consumer quite a bit of money. Local retail stores may have the same exact product for a much higher price, so what’s the catch? Why would anyone want to spend more money going to a local retailer when they can get it way cheaper online in the grey market? Well, cheaper isn’t always better….
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Consumers Confused About Digital TV Transition

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Starting February 19th, 2009 all the TV transmitting towers in the United States will turn off their analog signals and only broadcast in digital … and this has many people very confused. What does this mean? How will it affect you? Do you have to buy new equipment? How much will it cost? In all likelihood, a vast majority of the people will have to do nothing. There are three reasons for the transition from analog to digital. The first being, digital signals are much more efficient and use a…
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Hockey Skate Profiling and Contouring

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Most amateur players don’t know what their hockey skate radius or rocker pitch is. Some wouldn’t even know what you are talking about while others would say it’s not that important. But I guarantee, if you were to change it on them, they would most certainly notice a big difference. And I’d bet anything that each pro-skater in the NHL knows exactly what their profile is, or has a trainer that knows exactly what they want. Some NHL’ers even ship their skates back to a trainer on another team once…
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My 2008 Ford Mustang GT Premium

Way back in my college days I had a 1987 Ford Mustang LX. Sporting the 5.0L V8 and 215 HP, it was actually pretty fast back then. I remember having a blast driving the car and the power was perfect for merging into tight fast moving traffic from a standstill, something you encounter quite often on the busy streets in Silicon Valley. After graduating from College in 1999, I traded in the ’87 Mustang and bought a used 1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4×4 from the dealer per-certified lot. I can’t…
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Blu-Ray or HD-DVD? Is the War Over? Update: Yes

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It would appear the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD format war is entering the final stage. I give it about a 90% chance that Blu-Ray will be victorious in the biggest format war since Beta-Max and VHS in the early 80’s. In early January of 2008, Warner Bros, owned by Time Warner announced they would exclusively support the Blue-Ray technology. However, they will continue to produce new releases until the end of May in the HD-DVD format. The announcement was made by Barry Meyer, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. and Kevin Tsujihara,…
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Corrupt US State Department – Paul Bremer

No wonder Iraq hates us. It’s not because we removed Saddam from power or have killed many of the militant factions that seem to thrive on violence in that part of the world. It has more to do with very corrupt politicians, including the president, exploiting the War in Iraq as a way to make a tremendous amount of money and murder innocent people with total immunity from any laws. Where are the weapons of mass destruction? Where are the Al-Queida terrorists? Where are all the dangers the President of…
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