Kelly Howell’s Brain Sync Technology

Do you wrestle with lack of motivation? Extra stress? Personal insecurity? A desire for more personal success and prosperity? Kelly Howell’s Brain Sync audio tapes are the subject of this product review and it is my experience that her guided and non-guided meditations are helpful for all of these concerns. Using the latest in neuroscience, these audiotapes use brain-wave technology to sync your brain waves with positive attributes. Similar to the state that you would achieve through years of meditation, this brain sync technology allows you to use the power of your mind in a more effective and efficient way. If you’re feeling “all tied up”it is likely that your brain waves are scrambled. Using the beta theta alpha and delta waves embedded in music and meditation is a fast and easy way to straighten out your stress, your motivation, and to achieve your desires.

The product in this review is Kelly Howell’s brain sync, brain-wave therapy- “your brain and made better” which you can find on her website. I have used her tapes for eight or nine months regularly and I consider these products great for people who are involved in reinventing their lives, a doctoral program, or some other life-changing event. To get benefits out of these audiotapes takes regular use however, so if you’re looking for a quick one time fix they may not be everything you need.

Product Description

From the buyer’s point of view, you go to her website using this link, choose a topic that most directly answers your desires, download the programs and listen to them, probably on your MP3 player or similar device. Because her products use binaural beats you will have to use headphones as the waves need to be able to hop directly from one ear to another. This works perfectly for me, because I tend to listen to them when I am exercising, or going to bed. I listened to the non-guided, music only side (available on each package along with the guided meditation side) when I am working in my office. Some of my favorites include the three tapes I bought for exercise: Breakthrough Training, Running Meditation, and Power Training. I like the Power Training tape the best, as her guided imagery is extremely motivating. The ones I like the least work on Weight Loss and Creating Wealth, as the guided imagery seemed pretty elementary.

I think anyone who wants to enlist the power of your mind to help increase your motivation would be interested in these products. I have recommended them to friends who had trouble sleeping, or others who were facing a health issue or couldn’t get past procrastinating and get on with their dreams, but I think the biggest and most direct help will be for those who are experiencing and can’t stop their mind running long enough to be as creative as they know they can be.

Kelly has an easy to listen to voice and offers a program to recharge your brain, free of charge under her navigation link called free stuff. This should give you a good enough idea of whether or not you want to invest in any more of her packages. I warn you though, if you like her work as I did, you probably won’t stop just one. For limited time, as of this writing in December 2010, she has a “buy three get one free” offer that may help take the sting out of your pocketbook of investing in these new tools.


Her website tells us:

“Brain-wave Therapy is the simplest, most affordable way to directly tap into your higher potential and unleash your power to think, create, heal and to change. There’s no training necessary, no need to travel anywhere, or spend hundreds of dollars on complicated home training programs that take up a lot of your valuable time. Just 30 minutes a day will bring outstanding results.

When your brain is in balance your ability to think, learn, create and recall is remarkably enhanced. Perception expands, memory improves and you can concentrate more easily. You sleep better and are more resilient to stress. A balanced brain brings freedom from fear, worry and even addictions that have stood in the way of you experiencing more fulfillment and joy.”

I have found all of that to be true. How does that work? These audiotapes send precisely tuned sound waves on different frequencies through your brain via headphones. The science is that different vibrations or sound frequencies resonate with each other to form what your brain considers a third or binaural beat it. Your brain resonate sympathetically with this beat and, effortlessly, the sound frequencies balance the left and right hemisphere of your brain allowing creative energies, calmness, and enhanced learning.

Price is one of the best features of this audio experience and makes Kelly Howell’s Brain Sync a good way to test this new science and see if it works for you. Other products make use of a greater range of brain waves, cost much more but also deliver long-term stability and greater lasting peace or creative effect. These other products also require a longer term commitment so I highly recommend that people start with Brain Sync and then decide whether and to what extent they want to spend more money and develop further. Nevertheless, everyone who buys these products should find that they agree with this testimonial from her website

Product Performance

As I said, I’ve used these products for a number of reasons. I rate the power tape as my favorite, because I find it both motivating and it keeps me moving. A girlfriend found that it did not work for running, because it was too slow.

I love the Secret Universal Mind of Meditation, because it reminds me of my greater connection to life. I find it soothing and comforting as did my partner and we listened to it many nights before bed. All the tapes for exercise are good, and if you exercise a lot, you’ll probably want all three.

Personally, I feel great when listening to her affirmative imagery. They helped me get past rough patches where motivation was low. I find that I come back to the ones I like best over and over and have used a variety of her tapes for almost a year. That other people feel the same is evident from the testimonials on her website. They claim that Kelly’s MP3 files facilitate the same state as meditation, biofeedback, and induce calmness or creativity and excitement as appropriate. One person says she can’t pay her bills without it (smile).


For anyone who wants a quick easy inexpensive way to test out brain-wave technologies these products are great. However for people who may want to fall into a deeper meditative state, other more expensive products on the market might be a better fit. We learn quickly when we are young because our brains are primarily in the theta state. The more we can do as working adults to enhance these states, the more creative we can be, and the faster we can manifest our dreams.

What are you waiting for? You can only find yourself in a better mental state than you were before you started.

An Affair in Beijing [Final Chapters: Nantucket]

Chapter Fifteen

  Swimming  at the Country Club

And the Red House in Stockbridge

[We decided to stay an extra day in Stockbridge before driving down to Nantucket, after reconfirming our new reservations at the hotel there], drive outside of town and see the Red House where Hawthorn lived. We crossed an old bridge on the way, a green mill of some score, and a small dam of some sort]

In any case, here I was, in Stockbridge, with my new Red Lion’s Inn, t-shirt, and on our way to the  swimming  hole; or country club, which was a fine looking establishment, and she again was proud to take me in, as she never ceased to surprise me.

Once at the Country Club, I got my  swimming  suite on in the locker room, men, much older than I were laying about naked, walking around with their loose football nuts hanging halfway to the floor; not much reserve here I thought. When I got to the Jacuzzi, I jumped in, waiting for Sandy to join me; there were several guys in it, one woman and I. When Sandy came out with her two-piece  swimming  suite on, fit to kill, the men starred wildly, and I did to. She jumped in the water with us, and we enjoyed the rubbing up against each other, and then we went to the pool, she again paraded a little, and I was proud of her, but not sure if she needed to be so naked.

The Red House

After  swimming , we sat in the pool area, in a pause, Sandy looked away, and up the pool where others were  swimming , walking alongside the pool, and I’m sure caught the sharply rich voices of the people talking, more than their appearance.

“Would you like to go visit the Red House now?” Asked Sandy

“Oh yes, by all means,” I suggested to her suggestion with a short laugh “the sooner the better. Been waiting for that.”

The afternoon was to prove to be one of the significant ones I had on this trip; for a few hours I really enjoyed the outskirts of Stockbridge: a lot of my time was unpleasantness (and more to come), trying to pacify her, this was to the contrary.

Once I got to the Red House, where Hawthorn lived in the 1850s, I had to walk the same path he did, see the same lake he would have seen day after day: in my eyes he was one of the greatest writers this world has produced. I looked in those many windows the house hand; all three sections of the house and could picture Hawthorne sitting in that leather chair by the fireplace writing his stories, I seemed to fall into a daydream, a vision of sorts.

I think the Red House had been restored, a fire once took place there, leaving only its foundation, but it was rebuilt to how it used to be. The fireplace remained also. And so here I walked through the cold thick snow, along the fence, looking into the windows, and walking its paths along side the house in back of the house. It was most invigorating, and the image of he house, the path and all would last a ling time in my head.

The Red House of Stockbridge

[One Winter’s Morn]

Within the Forest large and deep

To Hawthorn’s house I walked

One winter’s morn

And touched upon the soil my feet

Where he once walked this snowy ground

Then resting upon his wooden fence

Where surely he strolled

To and fro

I listened to the story he wrote:

“The House of the Seven Gables”

Within this forest fresh with snow

Gazing upon a lake near-by

The Red House

Stands all alone

To tell his tales gone-by

Oh Yes! He walks this lane I stand

Talks to Melville of His plans

And chats with

Emerson who lives near-by

Of dreams, wishes, and winter’s sky

And as I turn to walk away

I see him resting by the fireplace…

IN the Red House of


Written while visiting the Red House, in 1997. I paced the same path the paced when he lived there. As he once wrote: “This path is he only remembrance of me that will remain.” 1864. I wrote the poem 33,000-feet flying from New York City to St. Paul, Minnesota, and sent it back to my friend in Stockbridge, and it was mounted, and 50-copies sighed, and sold in Stockbridge’s special stores for my friend. This poem was also published in the book “Sirens,” 2004.

Chapter Sixteen


[And the long ride to Cap Cod]

Cap Cod

We were now standing on the ground of Nantucket Island, it was not the Mediterranean Sea, but it was special. We had driven 750-miles down the state to take a boat ride from Cape Cod to this small colonial island, where the oldest house on top of a hill dated to the late 1600s, I would lean against its fence in a day or so, and bust it, embarrassing; but that was yet to happen.

On the way dawn to Cap Cod, Sandy talked without stopping, about her boy, her ex-husband, and how she felt the boy was in need of her, trouble would befall him for sure if she was not present, and should it, she’d be 750-miles away. It was menacing to say the least, and I was becoming exhausted with this ongoing paranoia, suspicion, terror of a fatal catastrophe imminent to befall the son (it was too stressful for me to endure); this obsessive fixation of doom, this fatalistic view of her son’s impending destiny, was all placed, or based, on her presence, if–if even if she could not be with him, she should be by, or nearby him. So went the conversations for hours on end, twelve to be exact.


I pick up where I left off; we were now standing on Nantucket ground, there were a number of lighthouses on this island, but the first one I say was too far in the distance to be recognizable, the one I got to like and could see when we came into the pier, was Brandt Point, a attractive little lighthouse looking out from the island, to Cap Cod from Brant Point. For a moment I stood on the ground of this island, suspecting (thinking) this trip to Nantucket might not turn out as well as I had predicted: as it was a horrid ongoing conversation for hours on end driving the down state, and I was physically drained; although it might turn out I thought, now that I was actually standing on the island, but it would not be like the time we spent in Beijing, matter-of-fact, that spell was broken, it would never return, but what was to be in store for us? Whatever it was, it had to be less, and I had to take advantage of enjoying the presence of being on Nantucket for Nantucket itself, not hoping, expecting, or wishing for Sandy to make it all right for me to have a good time, or for her to be my main reason for being here, she wasn’t, she was for being in Stockbridge, I agree, but not here; once I cleared that up in my head, I was fine. I even told Sandy, if she needed time alone, she could just take off in her own direction, and we could meet at the port later on. This would take place on the third day, second night, of our stay on Nantucket: she’d leave for wherever, and so would I, and to be honest, it was a breath of fresh air.

I was hoping the first night, hoping I say–for I had already endured the most unloving of her characteristics–hoping her moods would change; but it was inevitable, it had to get worse before it got better I figured, but perhaps a few moments of excitement might be in store for us yet. Henceforward, we went to a few bookstores, extraordinary, and at night, the first night she still held the power to arouse me, but I was quickly getting limp, I had lost my stamina, yet I had my climax, and I’d try again to no avail: and I think that irritated her somewhat, yet she did not claim it did; plus, we had lost something: perhaps I was her wish, that is to say, she was replacing me with her husband, since she could not have him anymore. Thus, I was a replica (rebound)) she was rebounding)), and such folks like me caught in the middle of another’s rebounding from another relationship not yet healed, usually get thrown in the wastebasket sooner or later.

The Hotel room was great, the fireplace nice, the canopy over the bed, regal, and everything you wanted was there, it was all lovely, she looked lovely, a carnival of affection surrounded us, yet we were not as affectionate as our environment called for. And I grabbed the moment, for I knew they would not last, and would be far and in-between. We played our sexual games, this time with less lust, and more reservation, we were not exquisite in any measure.

The second day, we searched out the city again, went to Brandt Point, and I had to take a leak on the corner of the lighthouse, I could no longer hold myself, hold it in. I knew this in Beijing, didn’t know why I couldn’t, but a few times I found myself running to the bathroom, and pissed allover my pants, and was not about to do it again. It was of course my Multiple Sclerosis [MS] so the doctors had told me this was one of my symptoms. She made light of it, as she normally would, and the day went well. We had made love but once in the Hotel, and I was becoming embarrassed of my performance of that one time, I tried it again, straining, but I could not perform. She knew something was wrong, but not exactly what.

[Third day] The boat was to arrive at 1:30 PM, to take us back, over to Cape Cod, from the island, and Sandy asked for us to separate, I think she was getting in her moods again, and didn’t want to blanket me with her manic-depressive behavior for once. And although I frowned on this, I grabbed the opportunity to just have a nice morning, and forenoon, by myself.


When I had left Stockbridge, I knew the relationship was mush, but I held only disappointment for the way things turned out, she was trying to get her life together, and we always had Beijing; I had learned, as I had learned many times before, people are not always as they seem. She would call me for a few months thereafter, talk to me about her new boyfriend she had met at the pool hall, the bar she went to, and I told her I didn’t care to be her counselor; a friend I didn’t mind, but it could never be, she was too demanding, too much into her own affairs, to be able to care about mine, and so I kindly asked her not to call.

Bowling – The Basics (The Game)

Bowling is a fairly simple game. There are 10 pins and you knock them down on two balls per frame. Here is some basic information about how the game.

The Game

So what comprises a game you ask?

10 Frames (actually 12, but we will cover that later)

So what is a frame you ask?

One or two balls, depending on what happens on your first shot, except the 10th when you may throw three balls.

OK, so 10 frames of 1 or 2 shots, this should be easy right? Nowadays with the electronic scorekeepers it is, but it wasn’t always that way. I actually used to keep score manually for tournaments bowlers, and get paid to do it!


There are 10 frames in a game of bowling, with one caveat. If you get a strike or a spare in the 10th frame, you get another shot. So, up to 3 shots can be thrown in the 10th frame of a game. At the risk of making this more confusing, if you get a spare, you get one extra shot (you have already thrown the ball twice this frame), but if you get a strike, you get 2 extra balls, thus you get 3 balls in the 10th frame if you get a mark (a strike or a spare).

Strikes and Spares

What are those words that you hear pouring out of bowlers mouths like “I got 6 strikes, 3 spares and missed a ten pin for an open!”? Strikes, Spares, Splits, and Opens are the fundamental results of throwing the ball down the lane.

Basically a “strike” is when you get all 10 pins down on the first ball. A “spare” is when you get all 10 pins down on two balls in the same frame. An “open” is when you don’t get all 10 pins down on two balls in the same frame. When you “pick up” a spare, you were able to knock down the rest of the pins on the second ball in the frame (you never “pick up” a strike).

A “Split” is a little more complicated. A split is when you leave at least two pins that are separated by where another pin would have been (see diagram above). So, if you leave the 4 and 5 pins (the 4 -5 split), you would have a split. The worst of the splits is the 7 – 10 split. These are the two pins that are farthest from each other on the lane and is almost impossible to hit.

Keep bowling and having fun!

Helpful Tips to Enjoy Great Gaming Experiences

Most of us love playing games on our computers, tablets, and smartphones. However, the games that we play on our consoles and computers do a much better job of creating a realistic experience. Video games are not only great for bonding with people we know, they are also a good medium for making new friends as well.

Here is how you can get the most out of modern video games:

Watch your expenses:

Heavy video game titles, especially when they just come out, are quite expensive. Some games cost even more than $50. Most people find such prices to be unreasonable. That does not mean you always have to spend a fortune in order to enjoy these games.

Here are some ways to enjoy games at cheaper rates.

  • Wait for a few months after the games have been released, because prices come down quite significantly
  • Shop on holidays and events, especially on Cyber Monday, when you get crazy discounts
  • Consider buying legitimate used games from the market, as they are considerably cheaper

However, do not buy pirated games, because it takes away the fun. Also, if you are playing online games, then your copy needs to be licensed and registered to get all the features.

Playing family friendly games

Many games out there are meant to be played exclusively by adults, and they might even contain a bit of profanity. If you want to enjoy the gaming experience with your children, then you will want to avoid such titles. The best way to find out is to check for the ESRB ratings. They are very much like movie ratings that separate adult content from family friendly ones.

Here are some things you should do to make your experience better:

  • Set up a family online account on your consoles, so you can save your history and continue from where you left off the last time
  • When you enable the internet on your console, make sure that the privacy settings are enabled the way you want
  • Disable automatic payments for in-game upgrades, as kids might inadvertently choose the wrong options and waste money
  • Game strategies to help you succeed
  • Some of the console games that come out today have complex strategies. You will take a while to get the hang of them.

If you play a lot of first person shooter (or FPS) games:

  • Make sure you play individually for a while, so that you understand how all the options work
  • Do not reload your gun in the game. Always hide or crouch when reloading, else another player can kill you while reloading
  • The key to doing well in shooter games is staying alive, so it is always defense first
  • Save your games at different points, so you can go back to a previous state if you don’t like what you did.

Console games are not just entertainment, but also give the brain and body workout. They also help children in developing many physical and mental skills. More importantly, they let you relieve your stress after a hard day’s work.

Great Ideas For Sports Fans Everywhere

There are many things that people want to do during their lifetimes. This may include traveling to some far-flung place, or it may be seeing or witnessing some astounding event which does not come round very often. It is a good idea to write a bucket list of all things that one would want to do so that each can be crossed off when the activity has occurred. There are many bucket list ideas, of course, but those who are sports fanatics have it easier than those who want to do many, many things. All they have to do is look at the fixtures at the beginning of any particular season and note which games they would like to get to.

It may well be that someone has a favorite team. The enthusiast can aim to visit every away match that this team plays in the current season. Not only will they have the joy of watching the team off home ground, they will see some of the country too. Some stadiums around the country deserve a visit from any sports fan and these include Los Angeles and New York for sure.

While in New York, the enthusiast could attend a Red Sox game too at Fenway Park. The atmosphere here has to be felt to be believed since avid Socks fans are a little off the wall to say the least.

Of course, it is not necessary to even stay in the country to follow this kind of pursuit. England is probably the best home of football in the entire world. Imagine aiming to see a team like Manchester United playing at their home ground? Think of the stories to be told about this kind of adventure? This could also be linked to watching the opening of the Olympics in 2012 as they are being held in London. A chance like this does not come around too often for sure and this is the whole idea of writing these events down.

In fact, just about any sports event can be added to the register and if they seem a little unattainable, then this gives the enthusiast something to aim for. Indeed, without this goal, none of us would move off the couch so the more outlandish the venue or sport, the better for everyone.

There are websites around which gather fans like this all together in one place. They give themselves points for every match that they have visited in person, points for going overseas, and points for just about anything that they can stick in their virtual passport online.

In fact, this is like a blog or social club where like-minded people get together and immerse themselves in everything sport. Of course, those of us who are not sports mad will think that this is going over the top, but then, we have our own favorite sites that our partners may not be interested in either! At least we will all know where the fans are on those dark and rainy nights!

Bible Games for Kids: Persistence Spoons for Genesis 32

“Persistence Spoons” is a wonderful Bible game for kids that can be used when telling the story of Jacob wrestling the Angel in Genesis 32. It’s going to become favorite Bible game because: 1) It’s Active 2) It’s inexpensive 3) it works for younger and older kids and 4) it has a powerful Bible-based message that persistence pays off.

Have children form two relay teams at one end of the room. If there is an odd number, the first child on the team with less people can go twice. Give the first two children on each team a large tablespoon or slotted spoon (that’s four big spoons in all). Put a piece of aluminum foil, rolled up like a baseball into one of the spoons on each time (that’s two aluminum baseballs).

Show the players how to toss the “ball” back and forth to each other, catching it on the spoon. Then, they have to start moving slowly to the other end of the room while tossing back and forth.

One catch without dropping the ball earns one step forward by both teammates. A dropped ball means they have to stay where they are and try again, until a caught ball earns them a step forward.

Once a team reaches the far wall, they can run back with the spoons and ball and deliver to the next set of players.

Which ever team finishes first wins. Ask the children: “Who should get the prize?” They should answer that the winning team should.

However remind them:

“God is not as interested in how fast or how slow we are. He is interested in those who show persistence. Therefore, everyone gets a prize.”

Pass out cookies, licorice sticks, or other available prizes for the winner of the Bible game.

Three Myths About Holden Caulfield in JD Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye

With the death of my favorite “coming of age” author a few years ago, I started thinking about my take on Holden Caulfield. Sure fifty years have skipped by since my first reading, but I wondered how I felt about Holden now that I am way past my teen years. Was he one of the good guys or bad guys? Was he still a hero in my mind? In the process of this to re-evaluate of Holden and his world three myths surrounding this famous literary character emerged in my mind’s eye. That is, these are myths because I thought they were true as a teen, but not now. And for the sake of seeing this in print, I will bleep out several words along the way.

1. Although the book has been banned by some schools, there’s nothing in “Catcher in the Rye” on the very first page that would upset the typical reader-after all, it’s a classic. Well, the first word bomb appears right in the beginning on page five, “crap,” and then “hemorrhages”, “bleep,” “bleep,” and “bleep.” Back in 1951, many readers thought those words were rather vulgar, especially my parents and Aunt Dolores. Now, if you ever had the pleasure of meeting Aunt Dolores, she would have knocked your socks off. Besides being gorgeous, she was my godmother. She hated the book from the first page on. That mystified me at age sixteen because I loved it. I thought it was so honest! So authentic! I wondered to myself: “You mean there were other YA books out there that might be like this one?” And that novel inspired me to become a “reader” of many YA books.

2. Holden Caulfield played mainly by the rules, but the world was out to get him.Aunt Dolores thought that you should play by the rules, or at least her rules. She would not have gotten along swimmingly with Holden. Did Holden think life was like a game and best to follow the rules? He said (on page 8): “Game my bleep. Some game. If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are, then it’s a game all right-I’ll admit that. But if you get on the other side… Nothing. No game.”

Not too long into Holden’s world the reader discovers that he’s not a reliable narrator. He’s great on the details of what he sees, but he’s poor at putting what he sees in a well-rounded perspective, just like many teens striving to find their place in the world. Grown-ups don’t make much sense to them. To teens, we seem like aliens from outer space that they have to tolerate. Holden tends to see first the negatives in people such as Ackley’s pimples, Stradlate’s untidy toiletries, Mr. Antolini’s drinking problem, and Mr. Spencer’s old bathrobe and bumpy chest. He fixates on these things instead of exploring and enjoying the talents of others. In other words, he misses out on many simple pleasures.

3. Holden is such a beloved character in American literaturebecause he marches to a different drummer. Holden has a mind of his own, but he really isn’t willing to grow as person or learn from his mistakes. When he says good-bye to his former history teacher, Mr. Spencer, he describes him this way on page 9, “I’m not too crazy about sick people, anyway. What made it even more depressing, old Spencer had on this very sad, ratty old bathrobe that he was probably born in.” Holden is quick to belittle those adults who hope that he will become more responsible. He would rather avoid any immediate emotional pain, and act as if the future doesn’t matter. Mr. Spencer tells Holden that he wants to help him, but Holden thinks (on page 15): “we were just on opposite sides of the pole, that’s all.” That’s understating it.

By meeting with Mr. Spencer, Holden appears to be getting closure on his disturbing days at Pencey Prep, but Holden is just going through the motions of life. He doesn’t want to share any real feelings or think about what’s next for him, although Mr. Spencer strongly urges him to do so, even to the point of being rather blunt with him on page 14: “Do you feel absolutely no concern for your future, boy?” Holden says, “… not too much, I guess.” Holden uses “denial” as a defensive weapon to repel self-knowledge and change.

Holden wants to escape any self-introspection that he can, and live in a more innocent world where he can rescue kids from falling into adulthood, where the “phonies” are, and where they may not even know they are phonies.

Nonetheless, it was Holden’s story that inspired me at sixteen to read more and be more aware of phonies, especially when I was being one.

Thank you, Holden Caulfield.

Flying a Beach Ball UFO

Recently some NASA Scientists were able to fly a MAV; Micro Air Vehicle using a laser to power it and then chase it around the room with the laser beam? Sounds like kids stuff, yet is has some incredible applications for other things. For instance we could use Whispering Windows and Talking Glass Technologies to propel helium filled beach ball. Here is how I propose we do this. First we put a small whispering windows transducer in the center of the proposed flying beach ball to excite the helium molecules, we then send a directional sound wave (yes this technology exists)



to a crystal shaped receiver in the center of the beach ball which focuses the sound on the transducer, which would vibrate the inside walls of the ball and excite the helium molecules. Just turn it on and allow the beach ball to fly like there is no tomorrow when the directional sound wave is turned off the beach ball slowly floats back to earth until you hit it again with the sound beam.

Why? Well, because you could put a camera on it to view the ground from an aerial view? You could make a largescale version to lift things or transport things. There are endless applications for this. Just like there are endless applications for the Whispering Windows Technologies See Below:

Whispering Windows

Talking glass, which was featured recently in the famous Tom Cruise Movie “Minority Report” where advertising would spring to life and communicate with the actor; is not new science. In fact it has been around since the 1940’s and some believe that the ghost of Lincoln, which was discussed in the biographies of Richard Nixon as being in the White House when looking at his picture on the wall was Whispering Windows Technology. In other words unfortunately ghosts do not exist in the white house at all. These technologies where called “Terfonal Devices” and were developed by scientists at the University of Iowa and were primarily used to enhance sonar capabilities. Today you can buy a small personal device for your mirror at home to tell you that you look great or use the mirror as a speaker for your favorite music.

The talking glass advertisements to day use “magnetostriction,” that of course being a real fancy name for a hockey puck size transducer unit made of Terfonal-D alloy which is a blend of various rare alloys, which is attached to the flat surface via a small inconspicuous wire. This rapid shape changing attached transducer is then hooked up to an amplifier. This allows the glass to vibrate at up to 20,000 times per second producing sound.

What is interesting is that marketers of retail stores have found ways to hook this to counter tops, tales, windows, mannequins, shelves and even walls. The company which produces this is Entrema Products in Ames, IA; .

This is hardly a new science but it could be used for many other purposes as well. For instance we could hook this up to a heads up display unit and miniaturize it. It could be used for Heads Up Displays in attack helicopters, Racing, Private Jet Aircraft. It could be used to read your airspeed on landing in a corporate jet. It could be used on the space shuttle to read out altitude, speed, heat, angles on re-entry. It could be used on Docking Maneuvers of spacecraft boarding the ISS. It could be used for pilots landing on aircraft carriers. It could be incorporated into night vision systems, combat Army tanks, gun sites. We could use it for satellite controller ground stations. It would work for UAV tele-robotics. Tanker ship navigation in channels, Heavy equipment crane operations, Sea World, teaching in simulated environments. Prisons, funny farm or drug rehabilitation facilities. Schools, universities and technical training learning places.

It would well in Virtual Reality Environments, Augmented Reality, or even video games where you turned your windows into elements of a 360-degree sound system. The possibilities are endless. Think about it.

Triathlon Tips – 5 Reasons Improve Triathlon Swimming Will Increase Your Rank Greatly

There are many triathlon tips that say you must be good at every event to win. I totally agree with that because you must not have a major weakness and if you specialize in a particular event it will be even better. I would recommend specialize in triathlon  swimming  because it will give the most benefit compare to the rest.

Triathlon  swimming  is the hardest and the most important area of Triathlon sport because it is the only event that focuses most on technique rather than strength alone. That is why top Triathlon athletic spends a lot of time improving their triathlon  swimming  technique to edge past competition.

Below are the 5 reasons why improve triathlon  swimming  will give you better results:

1. Make you  swim  faster

Well this is the most obvious and important reason you should improve your triathlon  swimming . The last thing you want is to lose out to people in this area and have to play catch up for the rest of the race. Is not good for your race and it is surely not good for your morale if you fall behind too much.

2. Use less stamina yet having good speed

 Swimming  is a bit different compare to running and cycling. You can easily increase speed by moving your legs faster for running and cycling but you won’t get the same result with  swimming . Swinging your arms and kicking your legs as fast as you can might give you a little speed boost but you will get tired quickly. To improve triathlon  swimming  it really depends on your  swimming  technique on how you stroke your arms and kick your legs to gain good speed while not wasting your stamina unnecessary.

3. Avoid muscle pain

During triathlon  swimming  most people just swing their arms and kick like crazy to be the fastest swimmer around. As a result it is natural the muscle is overwork and will cause muscle pain. That is something you really want to avoid because you still got a long race to go if  swimming  is not your last event.

4. Avoid getting frustrated

One of the many triathlon tips is to always keep yourself motivated throughout the whole race but if you fall behind too much in 1 event, sometimes it is hard to maintain that motivation. I can tell you that  swimming  is the number 1 motivation killer of all events. This is because a lot of people don’t get it why the put so much effort but produce so little result and start falling behind the crowd. All this can be avoided by practicing the correct  swimming  technique.

5. Take advantage of the triathlon  swimming  event

While you must be good at all areas to win a triathlon race but triathlon  swimming  is the event that can give you the most benefit if you are good at it. During the event itself you can edge pass competition and yet save up more stamina for the other events. Moreover there are a lot of people that use incorrect  swimming  technique that requires more stamina and less speed.

A Review of Genting Highlands Tour Package With Star Cruise

On-Board the Super Star Virgo luxury liner

We started our getaway with a cruise on the Superstar Virgo from Singapore to Port Klang. We spent 2 days 1 night on board. We departed Singapore at 10:30pm and reached Port Klang the following afternoon at 3pm.

Our cabin was on the 11th floor without a pothole. We were surprised by the welcome gifts awaiting us on the dressing table. The room was cozy and have comfortable beds that will definitely allow you to have a beautiful night’s rest. The cabin isle is long which shows that its a long ship

The meals onboard were sumptuous. There was a choice of Western, Chinese and Mediterranean, each having a separate restaurant. We tried both the Chinese (for breakfast) tim sum style and Mediterranean (for dinner) buffet style. The breakfast was average but good enough to feel you. The dinner was better, evidenced with us going for a 2nd round to eat our fill. There are other restaurants onboard but you have to pay for them and is not included in the tour package

We toured the ship and used its facilities. Our first stop was the spa pool, hot bath and sauna. This was the first time I visited the hot bath and sauna. It was really hot and I had to open the door to let off some steam… Good thing no one was in it. hahaa. There was a theater for live performance. When there was no performance they would screen a movie. There are 13 floors in all in the ship, when you take the lift, it gives you a breath taking view of the beautiful interior. There are 2   swimming  pools, one at the front and another at the rear of the ship. Last but not least we visited the casino. There were many tables for card games, roulette and others. There were many rows of slot machines too. One of the biggest casino on board a ship I have seen thus far.

Heading to Genting Highlands

We arrived Port Klang as scheduled and got off the ship to take the bus ride to Genting HighLands. The bus journey lasted 3 hours. It was like the expressway as there were no traffic lights to stop us. Along the way we got to see the majestic twin Petronas Towers at Kuala Lumpur. After a brief toilet break we started to ascend the hills of Genting HighLands. The road is not as winding as before as there are now 3 lanes going up and down. After an hour we reached the peak and proceeded to First World Hotel . It was already foggy and visibility was poor.

First World Plaza Indoor Theme Park

After dinner, we proceed to the First World Plaza Indoor Theme Park . We were amazed how a theme park could be within a building. As time was limited, we managed to ride only on the:

  1. 4D Motion Master (Fast)
  2. Euro Express (Fast)
  3. Ferris Wheel (Slow)
  4. Funtasy World (Slow)
  5. Reindeer Cruiser (Slow)
  6. Venice Gondola (Slow)

Genting Outdoor Theme Park

The next morning we visited the Genting Outdoor Theme Park. It rainded alittle in the morning, however it stopped. We noticed that some rides have to be paid as it is not included in the entrance fee. We took rides on the following and these are included in the entrance fee:

  1. Boating (Slow)
  2. Bumper Boat (Slow)
  3. Cyclone (Fast)
  4. Dinosaurland (Slow)
  5. Flying Dragon (Moderate fast – Fast)
  6. Grand Prix Fun Kart (Moderate fast – Fast)
  7. Matahari (Slow)
  8. Monorail (Moderate fast)
  9. Pirate Ship (Moderate fast)
  10. Pirate Train (Moderate fast)
  11. Space Shot (Very Fast)
  12. Spinner (Fast)
  13. Super Toboggan (Moderate fast – Fast)

Out of the 13 rides, we had the most adrenalin rush from the Space Shot ride. A word of advise, only ride it with an empty stomach. We left at about 4pm to explore the hotels and casinos

Hotel exploration

We exit from the outdoor theme part main entrance. The shopping path we took connected us to all the hotels like what we have at City Link at City Hall in Singapore. First we visited the Resort Hotel. It looked like it was under some renovation. Next we walked to Genting hotel and then to Highlands hotel . Highlands hotel look the most grandeur.

Casino exploration

We visited the casinos at First World hotel and Genting hotel. We only tried our luck on the jacpot machines and not the card games. It was thrilling and exciting though we did not win anything, its more how long can our $10 last. Haha. Btw, the air of the casinos are filled with smoke and many people tend to light up in there. After dinner we headed back to the jacpot area and later walked back to our hotel to turn in.

Going home

We left Genting at 3pm. It was a 6 hour bus ride back to Singapore. We stopped at Chong Pang Johor Bahru for a light dinner. On the way I noticed that street lamps only appeared when there is a major junction and the rest of the way was mostly dark. Our coach returned by the second link through the Tuas immigration check point which was much faster. We returned home with fond memories of our trip and had the feeling of wanting to stay there longer and not return :D.