Ovechkin Should be Suspended

According to the Official NHL website, 50.1 Kneeing – Kneeing is the act of a player or goalkeeper leading with his knee and in some cases extending his leg outwards to make contact with his opponent. In game 4 of the Washington Capitals vs the Pittsburgh Penguins, Alexander Ovechkin did just that. He viciously kneed defenceman Serge Gonchar. I can’t read Ovechkin’s mind to know if he intended to hurt Gonchar, but I can look at the replay and see that he clearly and deliberately kneed him. As you can…
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Wasted Electricity – Vampire Power

Vampire power is a way to describe the electricity wasted by some electronic devices even when they are not in use. Examples include TV’s, DVR’s, automated coffee machines, printers, power bricks for laptops, iPhones, iPads and much, much more. So, just how much electricity are these devices really using, even when they are supposedly turned “off”? In the old days, when you turned something off, it really turned off. There was no more electrical draw from the wall outlet. But in the new world, turning something “off” doesn’t necessarily mean…
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The Government’s $700 Billion Bailout

The government has decided they will privatize profits, and socialize losses – but only for big corporations that are poorly run. You as a common citizen will not receive such treatment, and unlike the large corporations you will be held responsible for your poor decisions. The government isn’t interested in punishing the crooks who drove these companies into the ground, cost thousands of people their jobs, and who generated trillions in investor losses. They want to bail these companies out with OUR tax payer money and without our approval. Doesn’t…
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Are Rogue Waves Real or Just a Myth?

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Skippers and captains from the earliest of times have reported freak waves of monstrous proportions, slamming into their ships. Many reported the waves came out of nowhere. It’s even possible these waves have sunk ships with little to no warning. For many years, these waves were thought to be mythical in nature. People believed there must have been some other logical explanation for the damage inflicted upon these ships or their sudden disappearance. It wasn’t until the last few decades that the answer was finally discovered; they are most certainly…
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Battery Maintenance – BMW 650 GS and Dakar

Battery maintenance is important and fortunately it’s easy. The original battery that comes with the GS and Dakar is unsealed, meaning you periodically need to add water. How often varies but it’s best to check it every few thousand miles or so. If you do a lot of off road riding, it’s best to check it more frequently. If the water is low, damage to the battery can occur and it won’t hold it’s charge as long. If you find that the battery is consistently low on water, there could…
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Changing The Oil in a BMW 650 GS Motorcycle

Update: See the BMW 800GS oil change page for an updates version of this posting. Changing the oil in the BMW 650 GS and the Dakar is very simple. The BMW shop in my neck of the woods wants $150 to do the job, which is why I took it upon my self to learn how to do this. While you don’t have to get the oil change kit from BMW, it’s probably best because they provide the copper ring for the sump plug, the o-ring for the oil filter,…
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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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