Monday, November 7, 2011

What is random about Fire?

The new Amazon Kindle Fire is random

The tablet wars are really getting started!

Ending the speculation, Amazon on introduced not 1, not 2, but 4 brand new Kindle devices. The company is trying to dominate the e-reader market with an starting $79 Kindle, and to do what many tech business have failed at: building a color tablet device at a reasonable price that can compete with Apple’s wildly successful iPad. Kindle Fire, Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi is that saving grace.


How was the first fire created?

The first fire was probably caused by lightening. People found it quite useful and discovered how to maintain it. After they discovered its properties they discovered how to create a new fire with just a spark from an established fire. Then they discovered how to create a spark by hitting two rocks together. Like most human inventions, how to start a fire came about after fire already existed. Bach created his great music using counterpoint by taking four simple tunes that already existed and having choirs sing them at the same time. Edison created his electric light bulb by taking an extremely expensive invention by Faraday and making it practical.

When was the first fireplace invented?
who knows but they are awesome in the winter.

THROUGH the centuries there has been such an intimate connection of fire with the cultural growth of humanity that whatever relates to the antiquity of fire is important in tracing- the history of early progress.' And because all inventions make use of what has gone before, the steps, which lead up to the making of the first stoves, are necessary in writing of their history.
Logically, of course, we may assume there was once a time when man had no fire, but very early he must have become acquainted with fire derived from natural sources, and made use of it; for no remains of man's art show him without fire as his companion. Much later in the scheme of things he invented processes for making fire artificially.
Many of the legends or myths relating to the origin of fire are vivid and dramatic, and while they vary in detail there appears to be a similarity in many of the episodes that form the fire-origin story in all countries of the world.'
Stealing fire from the gods, one of the first incidents, was made more or less exciting by the strategy employed in acquiring, it. Prometheus, for example, stole fire from the heavens in a hollow tube, one of the feats which gave him the reputation of being a great benefactor of men.'
After the transportation of fire was solved, it was occasionally borrowed, and while the meaning is lost, the phrase is still used when one says: "May I borrow a light?"'
With the acquisition of fire came the problem of preserving, it and interesting examples of the ingenuity of man were presented. First, the fire was buried; preserved in the ashes of the fire itself. Next, a type of slow-match or fire-stick was developed, and later, when man worked with metals, the curfew, or "fire-cover" was invented. The coals were raked together and collected in the chimney recess; the curfew set over them, preserving the fire until morning.' Those surviving are of sheet brass having perforations, and a handle.
Beating drums was one of the earliest methods used to tell members of a community that it was curfew time. The use of bells for this purpose is also of great antiquity, and in 1068, during the reign of William the Conqueror, the bells were rung by law, at seven in the evening, so that all might cover the fire and extinguish the lights. This also prohibited nocturnal assemblies.
Henry 1 repealed this law about 1100, but bells' have continued to be rung for curfew until very modern times. In the United States, an ordinance establishing a curfew was adopted by many towns in colonial days and existed until the first quarter of the 20th Century. In the later years it provided in general that children under 15 should not frequent the streets after 9 o'clock in summer and 8 o'clock in winter. In April 1943 the curfew law was again invoked in Massachusetts so that no one under 17 could be on the streets after 11 p. m. during the existence of dim-out regulations.
Fires -needed watching, not only to keep them from going out, but from spreading, or theft, so a fire-keeper was delegated to the work, thus starting a social organization.
The early fires also formed a nucleus for human grouping, and became tribal or communal fires, from which the individual family fires derived.
Symbolic and superstitious uses of fire have been common to all faces, and at an early period the altar fires were kept sacred - the symbol of religion - but as time went on the significance gradually lessened, and finally the hearth became the center- of the home, with its hospitality and good cheer.' So through the centuries the lure of fire has remained one of the strongest instincts of the human race.
When possible the communal fire was placed in front of a rock shelter or cave; in a place safe and convenient for the use of everyone, and the necessity for a screen to protect the early bonfires from the wind may have been the reason for the round form of house thought to be the earliest.' Later individual fires were built in the center of the family shelters, where the hearth became known as the chimney. The term, chimney, then was used to include the hole or flue which carried off the smoke of the fire burning- in a pit in the center of the floor.
History has failed to record the inventor, or to tell the place where chimneys as we might recognize them were first used, but they seem to have been common in Venice before the middle of the 14th Century, for- a number of them were thrown down by an earthquake there in 1347."
And chimneys apparently were built in Padua before 1368, for in that year Francesco de Carrao, Lord of Padua, with a large retinue arrived in Rome. There were no chimneys in the inn where he stayed, and the smoke from the fire (built in a hole in the floor) was just too much for him. So he had two chimneys built by workmen (masons and carpenters) he brought with him (anticipating the situation, no doubt) and over the chimneys he placed his arms."
In England, the oldest actual remains of chimneys are supposed to be those of Winwall House, Not-folk, and of Kenilworth and Conway Castles, built in the 12th Century."
Leland, in his Itinerary, mentioned those of Bolton Castle: "One thing I muche notyed in the haulle of Bolton, how chimneys were conveyed by tunnels made on the sides of the walls bytwixt the lights in the haulle, and by this means, and by no covers, is the smoke of the bai-tbe in the haulle wonder strangely conveyed."
During the reign of the Tudors, chimneys became a prominent and beautiful architectural feature, but even while Elizabeth was queen, apologies were made to guests if they could not be given rooms with chimneys, and ladies were often sent to the neighbors where they could enjoy this luxury, available for some time only in the homes of the wealthy.
In the homes of the common people the fire was still being kindled against a hob of clay in the back or center of the room. Only part of the smoke which filled the room ever found its way out through the opening- in the roof or wall, sometimes only a few feet above the level of the hearth."
Wattle and clay chimneys were being erected as late as 1621, when a Mr. Skinner of Sudbury, England was ordered to "amend his dangerous chimney," and afterwards were fined for not doing it. This caused the following -General order by
The court: That no man shall elect and build up any chimney within the borough but only of brick, and to be builded above the roof of the house fower feete and a halfe, upon the pain for every such offense to be here-After committed the summe of vl."
On April 7, 1719 other clay chimneys were ordered to be rebuilt of brick."
In the New England colonies, chimneys on the first houses were built of wood. Logs or sticks were placed one above another at right angles, and plastered with clay or mortar, and roofs were thatched with reeds or flags.'7
Great exposure to fire was always imminent with this style of building-, although chimneys and roofs were subject to frequent inspection by officers detailed for the duty.
The first fire in the town of Boston occurred on the 16th of March, 1631 from the imperfect claying of one of the cattied" chimneys, and two buildings were destroyed.
Later, officers known as "firewards" were appointed by the justices of peace and selectmen of the towns from time to time, and were distinguished by a staff five feet in length, colored red, and headed by a brass spire six inches long."
Governor Dudley prohibited wooden chimneys and thatched roofs, and they were also forbidden in the Dutch colony at Manhattan.
Despite the law, inflammable materials must have continued long in use, for President Washington, in his tour of the eastern states in 1789, considered the fact that dwellings generally hid stone or brick chimneys an item worthy of record in his diary.
The principles of the chimney were but poorly understood for many years. No matter how perfect they seemed the builders were never sure they wouldn't smoke, and with a mysterious pertinacity the smoke which should -o up, came down. For a long time too, so-called chimney doctors (who professed to remedy smoky chimneys) flourished; engaged in what today would be termed a racket."
The first recorded effort to study the matter of smoky chimneys on a scientific basis was that of Louis Savot, a physician of Paris, during the 16th Century. He failed to find the real trouble, although he did improve the form of the fireplace opening by narrowing the width, so that less air could enter on each side of the fire. And he showed that the flue should be smooth to lessen the friction of the ascend-ing smoke.
Benjamin Franklin spent a great deal of time trying to find a cure for smoky chimneys, and after his reputation as an heating expert had been established, he complained that wherever he visited he was asked to remedy one.
He repeatedly spoke of the disadvantages of the large fireplace, and the necessity of the chimney-cloth (a contrivance placed at the upper opening of the fireplace to lower the opening) to keep smoke from coming out into the room.
In his pamphlet published in 1745, Franklin listed the inconveniences of the large fireplace, when he wrote:
"They almost always smoke, if the door were not left open. They require a large funnel, and a large funnel carries off a great quantity of air, which occasions -hat is called a strong draft to the chimney, without which strong draft the smoke would come out of some part or other of so large an opening, so that the door can seldom be shut; and the cold air so nips the backs and heels of those that sit before the fire."
Used with permission...written by Ed Semmelroth, - Illustrations by Sandy Sandy

Saturday, November 5, 2011

What else is random about Test? PROVIDES PRACTICE TEST FOR YOU!!!

Such a huge relief for this guy.. Who looks like he is just trying to get laid.
The ACCUPLACER test was developed by the College Board and is used to help determine course selection for students. The ACCUPLACER exam has three sections: Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Math. In some cases, an essay may be required.
ACCUPLACER Test Practice Questions / ACCUPLACER Test Breakdown /ACCUPLACER Test Study Guide / ACCUPLACER Test Flashcards

The ACT test was developed by the American College Testing Program. The ACT exam has four sections: Reading, English, Mathematics and Science. A maximum score is a 36. The ACT test is used to screen college applicants.
ACT Test Practice Questions / ACT Test Study Guide / ACT Test Flashcards

The GED stands for General Educational Development. The GED test measures Language Arts, Writing, Social Studies, Science, Reading, and Mathematics. The GED math test has two parts. Part one of the math exam does allow the use of a calculator and part two does not.
GED Test Practice Questions / GED Test Study Guide / GED Test Flashcards

The Graduate Management Admission Test is known by the acronym GMAT. The GMAT test has three major sections: Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative Section, and Verbal Section. The GMAT is the most popular test used to screen applicants to an MBA program.
GMAT Test Practice Questions / GMAT Test Study Guide / GMAT Test Flashcards

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is used as a screening tool for graduate students. Each GRE Test Section has a possible score between 200 and 800. The GRE exam has 3 graded sections: Verbal Section: 30 questions in 30 minutes, Quantitative (Math) Section: 28 questions in 45 minutes, Analytical (Logic) Section: 35 questions in 60 minutes. The GRE test also requires that you take an additional test section that is not scored.
GRE Test Practice Questions / GRE Test Study Guide / GRE Test Flashcards

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is administered by the Law School Admission Council, for students applying for entrance to law school. There are three different sections: Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Analytical Reasoning.
LSAT Test Practice Questions / LSAT Test Study Guide / LSAT Test Flashcards

The Miller Analogy Test (MAT) is taken by candidates applying to graduate schools. The MAT test is a 60 minute timed test that contains 120 analogy questions, only 100 of which are actually scored. Analogy question topics cover the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences.
MAT Test Practice Questions / MAT Test Study Guide / MAT Test Flashcards

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a program of the Association of American Medical Colleges and used by medical schools as part of their admission process.
MCAT Test Practice Questions / MCAT Test Study Guide / MCAT Test Flashcards

The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is used by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to measure the competencies of registered nurses and practical nurses.
NCLEX Test Practice Questions / NCLEX Test Study Guide / NCLEX Test Flashcards

The Praxis exams are offered by ETS. The Praxis I exam covers Reading, Writing, and Mathematics, and is an initial teacher certification test. The Praxis II series of exams are used for teacher certification in specific subject areas.
Praxis Test Practice Questions / Praxis I & II Test Study Guides / Praxis I & II Test Flashcards

The SAT is administered by College Board, and is developed, published, and scored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The SAT Reasoning Test has three sections: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing. Scores on each section range from 200 to 800, with scores always being a multiple of 10. The SAT Essay is scored 1-6 with six being the best score.
SAT Test Practice Questions / SAT Test Study Guide / SAT Test Flashcards 

The Test of Essential Academic Skills™ (TEAS®) is offered by Assessment Technologies Institute™ and is used as an admission tool for post-secondary education programs. There are four sections: Math, Reading, English, and Science. 
Practice Questions for the TEAS® Exam / Study Guide for the TEAS® Exam / Flashcards for the TEAS® Exam 

Getting Ready for Test Day

Preparing for a test isn't easy, and most test takers have some sort of test anxiety as they prepare. I know standardized tests have always given me a sense of dread, even when I'm adequately prepared and know I will do well on the test. Through high school, college, and then graduate school, the tests seemed to only get more complicated and more important. Preparing for the next difficult standardized test in my immediate future became a way of life for me. 

Planning When to Study for your Test

As you prepare for your test, you want to make sure that you start soon enough. Knowing when to begin your preparation process is critical to having enough time to prepare, without feeling rushed. Adequate preparation time has become increasingly important as test takers lives are increasingly rushed and often feel as though they don't have enough time to prepare for their test.
The amount of time that is necessary to prepare depends on the individual, as well as the score the test taker hopes to achieve. If you are a quick learner, then you won't need to spend as much time preparing as someone that absorbs material and concepts at a lower rate. If you don't need a very high score in order to accomplish your goals, then you also won't need to spend much time preparing. However, if you need a high score, then it will require additional study time. 

Test Preparation Resources

Study Guides and Test Prep
There are many resources that you can use as you begin the test preparation process. You will find much information about most tests completely free and online at official websites, containing test dates, the types of questions, how long the test will take, and most other questions concerning the details of the test. The internet also provides access to test study guides and free practice tests that will help you prepare as well.
Here, you'll find a lot of resources and information about the test preparation process. Hopefully you'll learn the right methods of preparing for the test in your future. Most of your initial studying can come from free online test prep resources.

Thinking about starting a business? You're not alone. Every year, thousands of Americans catch the entrepreneurial spirit, launching small businesses to sell their products or services. Some businesses thrive; many fail. The more you know about starting a business, the more power you have to form an organization that develops into a lasting source of income and satisfaction. For help with the beginning stages of operating a business, the following checklist is a great place to start.

Evaluate and Develop Your Business Idea

1. Determine if the type of business suits you. (See Nolo's article Start the Right New Business for You.)
2. Use a break-even analysis to determine if your idea can make money. (See Nolo's article Will My Business Make Money?)
3. Write a business plan, including a profit/loss forecast and a cash flow analysis. (See Nolo's Business Plan area.)
4. Find sources of start-up financing. (See Nolo's Business Financing, Loans & Capital area.)
5. Set up a basic marketing plan. (See Nolo's Marketing & Advertising area.)

Decide on a Legal Structure for Your Business

6. Identify the number of owners of your business.
7. Decide how much protection from personal liability you'll need, which depends on your business's risks.
8. Decide how you'd like the business to be taxed.
9. Consider whether your business would benefit from being able to sell stock.
10. Research the various types of ownership structures:
  • Sole proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • LLC
  • C Corporation
  • S Corporation
11. Get more in-depth information from a self-help resource (see the Nolo store) or a lawyer, if necessary, (see Nolo's Lawyer Directory) before you settle on a structure.

Choose a Name for Your Business

12. Think of several business names that might suit your company and its products or services.
13. If you will do business online, check if your proposed business names are available as domain names.
14. Check with your county clerk's office to see whether your proposed names are on the list of fictitious or assumed business names in your county.
15. For corporations and LLCs: check the availability of your proposed names with the Secretary of State or other corporate filing office.
16. Do a federal or state trademark search of the proposed names still on your list. If a proposed name is being used as a trademark, eliminate it if your use of the name would confuse customers or if the name is already famous.
17. Choose between the proposed names that are still on your list.

Register Your Business Name

18. Register your business name with your county clerk as a fictitious or assumed business name, if necessary. (See Nolo's article Registering Your Business Name.)
19. Register your business name as a federal or state trademark if you'll do business regionally or nationally and will use your business name to identify a product or service.
20. Register your business name as a domain name if you'll use the name as a Web address too.

Prepare Organizational Paperwork

21. Partnership:
22. LLC:
23. C Corporations:
24. S Corporations:

Google happens to rank for the keyword TEST. as number 3..

The ultimate TEST:

You sir, must look at the following pictures,

Ultimate test of your man hood.

To prove how ALPHA YOU ARE..

I know what you are thinking.

But you have to over come your weakness Daniel son.

you must FOCUS..

And now its over..


Friday, November 4, 2011

What is random about Test?

Today's episode of vibrantly random is about the word test. Test is one of those words that can bring a man to tears, a drunk to sobriety, a lesbian back to guys (remind me to post about the patented "Just-Test-The-Tip" method). an atheist back to jesus, a blind man to the light, a camel through the eye of a needle, and most likely there is a test for ones iq, in order to receive their Parenting license. WAIT WTF NO Parent license? FFS i need a license to fish in salt water, fresh water, to hunt, to own dogs, to own weapons, to own chemicals, to sell lemonade, to panhandle, to hitchhike, to sell gas, to operate a business, to open a daycare, or a hospital, to put my trash on the sidewalk, and even to install software. BUT NOT to have children? Enough of my ranting and shaningans.. Whats random about TEST?

How to determine if the possession is genuine test.

How to check and see if the cops are still there test.

How to tell if your cat is really a contortionist test.

How to tell if those brownies were ment for you test.

This image is a mental illusion, and you will only see what you want to see test.

When its ok to run from the cops test.

When its best to stfu test.

How long can i prove my friendship before i laugh at your failures test.

how awesome santa can be test

How to seduce the ladies test.

The being john malkevich test.

How long you will wait until something awesome happens test.

Do you have a soul test.

The brilliant idea test.

The second best brilliant idea test.

Is your cat a boss test.

And finally the last test.. WHO IS THIS GUY!
Well this whole blog about test had nothing to do about test. Why? Because TEST SUCK! IF i want a test ID GO TO CLASS.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

What is random about Saloon?

The fuuuu- is a Lone Star Saloon?!

Texas Never Tasted So Big.™

Lone Star Steakhouse restaurants deliver an authentic Texas themed experience, offering truly unique and flavorful food and outstanding service to every guest. What made Lone Star famous is our mesquite-grilled steaks, which are hand-cut fresh daily at each restaurant. Our menu includes "Texas-sized" portions of food and great value. Our menu offers great variety beyond steak … salmon, ribs, sandwiches, burgers and more.

We offer a great fun and casual atmosphere, perfect for any size group, and we also offer a fun full-service bar at all locations. Lone Star is a “destination restaurant.” That is, if your destination is good food and big fun. Upbeat country music, Texas artifacts, and our excellent service standards enhance the Lone Star experience.

After a December, 2006 acquisition by an affiliate of a private equity firm, the Lone Star brand began a new and exciting era. Our commitment to quality and service is unwavering and we have created some new excitement and continue to focus on marketing, remodeling, conversion of existing restaurants and ultimately the expansion of the Lone Star brand.

As part of our effort to become the “restaurant and employer of choice”, we are also directing our efforts to employee incentive programs to improve our already competitive benefits. If you’re interested in being part of the Lone Star Team, let us hear from you. Lone Star is a great American brand … always looking for great people.

Today, the company operates 108 Lone Star restaurants, which are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Stop in and enjoy our Texas Hospitality!

Corporate Offices:
Dallas Support Center
5055 W. Park Blvd.
Suite 500
Plano, TX  75093

sedan (American EnglishCanadian Englishplay /sɨˈdæn/) or saloon car (British EnglishIrish EnglishNew Zealand English) is a passenger car in a three-box configuration with A, B & C-pillars and principal volumes articulated in separate compartments for engine, passenger and cargo.[1] The passenger compartment features two rows of seats and adequate passenger space in the rear compartment for adult passengers. The cargo compartment is typically in the rear, with the exception of some rear-engined models, such as the Renault DauphineTatra T613Volkswagen Type 3 and Chevrolet Corvair. It is one of the most common car body styles.

Saloon were an English indie musical group from Reading, who formed in 1997 and disbanded in 2004.But they sucked so bad i couldnt find any pictures of them on the internet. Looks like they anherod.

onto more random holes.

How do they saloon in the west?
Western saloon is a kind of bar particular to the American Old West. Saloons served customers such as fur trapperscowboys, soldiers, gold prospectors, miners, and gamblers. The first saloon was established at Brown’s Hole, Wyoming, in 1822, to serve fur trappers. The popularity of saloons in the nineteenth-century American West is attested to by the fact that even a town of 3,000 residents, such as 1883’s Livingston, Montana, boasted 33 saloons.[1]
Among the more familiar saloons were First Chance Saloon in Miles City, Montana; the Bull’s Head in Abilene, Kansas; the Arcade in El Dorado,Colorado; the Holy Moses in Creede, Colorado; the Long Branch in Dodge City, Kansas; the Birdcage Theater (also a saloon) in Tombstone, Arizona; the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Virginia City, Nevada; and Judge Roy Bean’s Saloon in Langtry, Texas. Many of these establishments remained open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It was however surprisingly hard to find a good adequate GIF for that saloon picture. Actually. kinda irritating considering this is the internet and anything can usually be found. THE FFFFF IS GOING ON HERE!

Well.. That's all for today's episode of Vibrantly random.