Been about a month since I posted anything, not much to say. Been working, been watching tv, been reading... that's about it. I'll try and come up with some worthwhile post soon!
Crazy ants, on the other hand, will go anywhere they can access, which is just about everywhere. Although they target more than just electronics, circuit-harboring devices seem to be one of their most preferable hangouts, with the insects causing a reported $146.5 million in damages to electronic devices in Texas during 2012. This is caused in large part due to the releasing of pheromones that take place when an ant is electrocuted, causing other crazy ants to scurry to the location, only to meet the same fate, release more pheromones, and cause the entire cycle to repeat.
That's just... CRAZY!
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I've been doing the Bulletproof Diet for 5 days now. I have not had my normal 'brain crash' or 'brain fog' creep in around 2pm each day, which has been the norm for the vast majority of days of my life (despite even things like nootropics). I contribute this entirely to the MCT oil, a tbsp in the morning and a tbsp an hour or two before bed. Time perception has been sped up too, both at work and home... again I contribute this entirely to the MCT oil. Oh, and if any of my readers have 1500$ to spare and want to be generous, buy me a Vibe Whole Body Vibration Plate!
Food observation: Boiled hamburger DISGUSTING
Food observation: Soft-boiled egg DECENT
I failed to mention my start weight in my first post. So, my PRE-BP START WEIGHT WAS 262.8 LBS. I'll update randomly as I continue to post updates.
In the united states, a single cow during warm seasons needs anywhere from 2-25 acres of arable land (actually, in parts of the world this number could be higher but lets make this easy) to feed on (depending on the region, most of central Indiana 2 acres is good, say in the Dakotas 25 acres of unimproved prairie is needed).
Let's average this, 13.5 acres per cow, lets be extra generous and slash that in half, 6.75 acres, now lets be generous again and assume only 3.25 acres more used only for saving grass for the cold season. 10 acres per cow per year.
It takes about 2 years for a cow to reach slaughter weight. The average grass fed cow will yield about 530lbs of meat. Assume 1lb consumed per day per human.
The Earth had a population of 6.974 in 2011. That's 6.974bn pounds of meat a day for the BP diet.
You need 5.091 TRILLION pounds of beef every 2 years for the world to eat BP diet at 1lb a day per person. With the Earth at 5.04bn acres arable for us to use you can feed 252 million cattle to slaughter weight. Every 2 years you can produce 133.56 billion pounds of beef assuming no deaths.
Ought oh!!! Bulletproof diet isn't sustainable either!
Today I start eating the bulletproof diet. I already prefer to eat paleo and have known of the BP diet for some time. Well decide to start June off by switching 100% to it. I've been getting everything ready leading up to today, after getting paid last night I raided Trader Joe's this morning and cleaned them out of their grass fed beef walking away with 10lbs and replinished my stocks of kerrygold grass-fed butter.
So a reader just commented on a post and found me another look alike, this time it's what appears to be a young Michael Cera on the album "Back & Forth" by Beach Mercer (no relation).
I'm 10 books into the Kris Longknife series few hundred years in the future space opera, no other reference to Doctor Who then... "Kris fell silent, just what was a frigate? Kris had never heard of that class of ships. How big was it?... Kris decided to wait and see if this new Wasp was bigger than a breadbox and smaller than the mythical telephone booth" bwahahahahaah
Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 14 last week was a gym (Retro Fitness which has a hideous colour scheme), They had something like 79 locations and stated the number of members+. I did the math when I watched it and it was an average of 3,333.33+ members per gym. $19.99 per member a month, and they claim on their site to be set to have 300 locations by 2016. 4 company owned locations, 75 franchisee owned.
Total Investment: $861,250 - $1,522,499
Franchise Fee: $69,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $1,500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $300,000
5.17 million and change in franchise fees yearly,
3.15 million and change via 5% of the memberships,
?.?? ??? via 5% on all the shake sales (which he said was 10% of their revenue)
They train you for a whopping 8 days as part of their franchisee program and best I can tell they have less than 25 corporate employees (actually looks like about FIVE corporate employees from what I've found).
So Eric Casaburi, the founder, is probably pocketing 3-4million a year after he covers corporate expenses and payroll. Nice work Eric!!!
I live in the people's soviet republic of Speedway. Papers, show me your papers comrade!!!
Allegedly they mailed the following paperwork out. We did not receive it. http://www.townofspeedway.org/egov/docs/1364067065_371704.pdf
Alright. Don't vote for me, lets get this girl to space. When our powers combine, one of us can go! http://bit.ly/lacey2space
And check out her video plea!
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In 2042, a former Bounty Hunter assembles a team of superheroes to fight against an alien invasion and the mysterious Enclave.
We currently have the technology to use DNA as a data storage medium. The best they've managed yet is 700 petabits (87.5 terabytes) per gram of DNA. I got curious and wanted to see what one strand of human DNA weighs and how much data we could store with computers in that weight.
WOW! We are not efficient at storing information in DNA at all. A strand of human DNA you are looking at about 660 billion daltons for a human's DNA strand so 0.000000001 picograms. 1 strand of human DNA, we have the ability to store 0.000000769658 bits of data in. Yeah, that decimal is in the right place, for comparison 1 megabyte = 8388608 bits. 1 strand of human DNA contains all the information needed to create one of us, currently we can only artificially store 0.000000769658 BITS in a strand of DNA the weight of a human's strand. Interesting. We have the technological capabilities of pond scum compared to nature when it comes to storing information in DNA!!
Now assume that the 2.9bn base pairs can be expressed as 2 bits each so off the top of my head about 750 megabytes, but who's to say that each base pair is as simple as 2 bits, perhaps it's as complex as 2 bytes, perhaps each base pair is as complicated as 10terabytes and we just don't know it yet... perhaps the basepair is actually a highly encrypted set of data that we only currently recognize as being as simple as 2 bits.
Either way, we can store a fraction of a bit in a human strand and nature is rocking at least 750 megabytes in the same amount of material.
God is truly amazing.
Lets take a quick look at how big of a business firearms are in America
The U.S. is #1 when it comes to gun ownership in the entire world, with 88.8 firearms per 100 people. In fact, the second country on the list of most gun owners per person is Yemen – at a whopping 40% lower ownership rate than the U.S.
Whatever your politics, guns are one of America’s biggest industries.
One: Manufacturing. Nearly 5.5 million guns are manufactured annually in the United States and 95% of these are sold to Americans. An additional 3.2 million guns are imported to the U.S. from other countries.
Read more over at THIS BLOG
Just a reminder that firearms are a huge industry in America... do you anti-gun folks REALLY want to put hard-working Americans out of jobs? I'm pro-gun, I'm pro-job, I'm pro-America.
Well where to start Dad... in 6 days it will have been 15 years since you died. Wow. Just wow. Still sucks. So last year I wrote you on March 6th, on March 30th my friend Michael took me and my friend Josh to a midget wrestling event for our birthdays at the old bowling alley on lynhurst that they turned into 8 Seconds. So we get there a few hours early and are killing time talking/eating/drinking and this pretty drunk guy comes up to the table and starts putting our empty bottles in a bucket on the table, immediately he stands out as NOT being staff. The man is dressed very nice, has a rather flashy watch on, is of eastern origin (Indian) and I notice that several feet back is another man that looks perhaps Saudi/Pakistani/maybe Israeli(Polynesian mix) is watching him like a hawk. This man puts his arm around me and starts talking to us at the table. He tells us his name is Ravi and he keeps talking to us, punching me as hard as he can in my upper right arm telling me he loves me and calling me the wrong name.
So this guy keeps hanging out at our table, some girls he knows come over and start talking to my friends, both of my friends are also talking to Derek the guy watching him while Ravi keeps chatting to me and hitting me... we go off together and walk around, eventually find our way back to my table and he says he owns a club and invites us to it. Yeah, right, and I'm a monkey's uncle... so I get out my cellular phone and I can access the internet on it, I do a search with his first name and the name of the club... ok so articles pop up and sure enough there is his photo. "Ravi Chopa owner of 6 Lounge" so we say ok we will meet you there.
We get to the club and there are 3 employees and it is empty. Oh boy, this is not good for a Friday night. We wait for him to show up and hang out with him long into the night. 2 or 3 people come in the entire night. There is this thing called social media now, big websites for it being 'facebook' and 'twitter', they are platforms on websites that allow you to share thoughts/images/whatever with friends and complete strangers. I noticed the club had some and had barely used either, these are book tools for drawing crowds so I mention he needs to use them. He tells me I'm welcome anytime and we leave for the night.
The next weekend Josh and I decide to be brave and go back, thinking we are going to be refused entry at the door. I show up, say my name and we are let right in. Ravi sees me and gets a Cheshire Cat grin and apologizes for hitting me so much the night before (Derek told him) and we are shoulder to shoulder that entire night. I talk to Ravi almost every day (In fact we went several months without missing a day of talking to each other). I'd have to say he's one of my best friends. This year has been full of experiences I never thought I'd have thanks to him. It's been a great year.
Mom's thyroid cancer looks like it's gone, I bought a level action rifle a couple of weeks ago which is neat (haven't fired it yet, big ammo scare right now and it's hard to find), my weight has gone down then back up so I'm still nowhere near where I'd like to be, I got the rotors and pads changed on the truck as well as one of the four balljoints (I have the other 3 but haven't got to it) and I hope to put the truck up and start restoring it within a year... I want to always have the truck.
That's pretty much it dad, talk to you next year and I still miss you!
Ryan Carl Mercer.