I have been thinking about how I can go about cutting my bills by a little bit and what is the effect going to be on my life. Of course you are not going to be able to save money on every bill that you have. A lot of that stuff can not be negotiated. I was thinking that paying for TV is sort of optional though. So I figure I might do without it if I really wanted, but I do not. I was looking around and found a deal on directstartv.org for Directv satellite service. I need to look closely to see what sort of deal it really is however, because you do not want to go exclusively by the stuff that is written in big bold letters. You have to read the fine print as well. The big things revolve around the length of the commitment that you are making and exactly what it is that you are agreeing to commit to. » Continue Reading
I have been smoking standard cigs for approximately 15 years, and frankly, I was bored of it. Yet, I wasn’t willing to quit either. I spend a lot of time on a forum with a lot of friends, and I noticed that people were beginning to talk a lot about using ecigs, also known as “vaping.” I wanted to know more, and was promptly told that some of the best e liquid flavors can be ordered through the Internet, and the taste would be amazing compared to my regular paper cigarettes. This caught my attention right away.
The different flavors come about thanks to the e-liquid that you purchase with your new e-cigarette. Rather than smoking dried tobacco, the tobacco is added to a liquid mixture, along with highly palatable things like cherries, vanilla, chocolate and much more. You can bet that this had me excited. After reading up a bit, I asked for recommendations about where to get the best products, and I received quite a bit of great advice.
I quickly ordered from a company that seems to be well known in the vaping world. They have great prices, too. I bought everything I needed to get started for less than $50.00. » Continue Reading
I am going to go golfing for the first time in many, many years. I am not any good at it, but a potential business partner has compelled me to play a round with them. I tried to urge him to not let me embarrass myself on the course, but he would not take no for an answer. Finally I relented, and now I need to find some attire. I am checking out discount mens Ping golf shirts because I do not want to pay full price for my golfing attire, considering the fact that I am probably not going to be using it again anytime soon.
I hope that I am not as bad at golf as I was the last time I played. Although, I don’t see why I would be better. It is not like I have practiced or done anything that would improve my skill level. Maybe though, just maybe, I will get lucky and pull out a round of golf that is not absolutely awful.
I am mostly worried about losing balls on like every hole. Apparently we are playing at a golf course where there is a lot of water in play, and that worries me. Last time I played, a lot of the time, I really had no idea which direction the ball would go in when I hit it with my club. I just am not very good at golf. I think a lot of is my technique that is at fault with my inaccuracy. But I don’t know if I could be taught how to be good at it. It does not seem super likely, but again, I like to think that anything is possible. Well not literally anything, like conceptually a square triangle is not possible, but that’s not what I meant.
At the moment this is about an acre and three quarters of land and it is going to take a bit of time for us to get it ready for us to build the house on. At the moment I am thinking that I will probably buy a disused trailer and use it for a based. Of course I can just stick my tools in it and lock it up and of course I can go to Choosetexaspower.org and figure out where to get the electricity hooked up. Of course having the power is a big deal if you are going to build a house. You do not need power to build a house, but it would obviously help a guy like me. I have a small generator which I can use for short periods of time, but that is sort of annoying in my opinion. I use a little pancake air compressor. So I would need to use a generator for my my pneumatic tools and those are a big part of what I do. » Continue Reading
When my TV bill went up by 10 dollars, I knew that I had to do something. Ten dollars sounds like a small amount, but it was just making an expensive bill even more unreasonable. I didn’t want to get rid of my television though because it is how I unwind after a long day at work. I just figured that I could change providers because I knew that there had to be better offers out there. I did an online search so I could find the current offers for other TV programming providers, and that is how I found out about the amazing deals that DirecTV offers to new customers.
Their packages start out very low, but I knew that I would want to have a better package because I wanted to have more channels. That is why this was so great to me, because I was able to get a package that matched what I was getting from my cable company, but for a fraction of the price. » Continue Reading
My friend and I signed up for a provider from http://www.cable-tv.com/dish-network/ because we we wanted to see the national cricket championships. When we lived in India, we used to watch cricket matches all the time, but since we live overseas, the opportunities to see these games are very limited if you don’t have a television provider. We’ve tried looking at some of them live on the Internet, but it’s not always an easy thing to do. The connections sometimes aren’t that great, and sometimes the streams get taken down because of copyright issues. My friend and I decided it was time for a more reliable option.
After we got our provider, the first cricket game of the championships came on the next day. » Continue Reading
We all know how much energy costs us and we understand that, every year, energy prices are going up. It might not be much, one to three percent, but with this happening every year we are beginning to face a serious inflation in the cost of our energy. Most of us do not live within the median that is considered middle class and for those of us that are below that line, even a two percent price hike to our monthly utility bill is quite high. Living in Texas gave us few options, but with http://energyproviderstexas.com we found the best option for the money that we have to spend. » Continue Reading
We got a message while we were at work the other day. It was a bit weird and it sort of threw a monkey wrench in to my day. Some foolish thief tried to break in to the house the other day. Of course they are locked up for it and probably getting examined to see how much sense that they have. Of course we have an adt security camera staring right down at the front door. It is not like we are hiding this fact. We got one of those signs that say this house is protected by ADT. Of course I guess the thief might have thought that was a big lie, but it was not a big lie. We really had ADT and they called the cops. » Continue Reading
I was reading some important information about upcoming changes to my electricity service. I am not sure how much the changes impact me, but it has got me to wondering if I might not be able to get a better deal for internet from another provider in the area. It is something that I should probably look into, because I would be much happier if I knew that I were paying the best price for electricity. I have a lot of home improvement projects that I need to get to this summer, since I am going to have more free time, and I am going to be working less at the office.
I am going to enjoy getting things done on the house. » Continue Reading
With so many chocies in energy providers in Texas, it makes you wonder what they’re doing right compared to the other states! I’ve moved from state to state over the years and even if a couple of the others have several different energy companies as Texas does, none of them have the number that the Lone Star has brought together. It’s the abundance of energy companies which has given rise to such great prices for the residents here while the competition continues to drive prices down. It’s partially why I’ve chosen to call the state home for so long – cheap bills!
All in all, it effects everything. » Continue Reading
I live in Texas and I have been very interested in recent developments with the price of oil. It is kind of weird that the prices of oil have gotten so low, and I guess that maybe the Saudi government knew what they were doing when they decided to not lower production, in order to keep the price stable. I am not sure Russia was very happy about that situation, since their economy is so dependent upon oil exports. Anyway, I want to learn more here about how the decrease in oil prices will affect the local energy prices in Texas.
I am sure that there has to be some connection here, but I am not sure if it would cause an increase in prices, or if it would cause a decrease prices. But it is something I am very interested in. I am trying to learn more about economics in general, and how politics across the world affect the economy. It is a lot more complex than I would have ever guessed before I started reading about the subject. But I am convinced I am going to be able to make progress on making sense of all of this, if I am able to continue to commit a lot of my time to learning about the subject. It is important to me to have a grasp of what is going on in the world, because I think that we all have a duty to be informed as citizens. Our country cannot run properly if our citizens are not informed, and I do not mean that they should watch the major news networks. All of those networks are biased and they dumb down stories. It is awful, and I wish that something could be done about it. But I doubt that there is anything to do.
- A wheel (mass M, radius R) rolls with speed v and angular velocity w (v=ωR) and collides elastically with a wall. Immediately after the collision it has v away from the wall, but the same ω as before – so it’s skidding, not rolling.
Friction at the floor will eventually re-establish rolling motion, by doing negative work on the system and applying a torque that will change ω.
What is the new speed v’ away from the wall when rolling motion is re-established?
Answer by RickB
That’s an interesting question!
First, let’s set up direction conventions. Let’s say:
* The wall is on the left, so the wheel bounces off to the right. Let’s call “rightward” the positive linear direction.
* Let’s call “clockwise” the positive angular direction. (That means the wheel’s rotation is negative immediately after the bounce.)
During skidding, the force of friction is more or less constant (given by: (normal force)×(coef. of sliding friction)), so we can say that “Ff” is the (constant) force of friction during the skidding phase.
The force Ff produces a torque on the wheel, in the amount of: τ = (Ff)R. (This is a positive torque, since Ff points to the left and therefore tends to drive the wheel clockwise.) We know that the angular acceleration is given by:
α = τ/I = (Ff)R/I
where “I” is the wheel’s moment of inertia. I’m not sure what kind of wheel this is, but its moment of inertial can be represented as: I = βmR², for some “β” that depends on how the wheel’s mass is distributed. (It’s some constant between 0 and 1.) So we can write:
α = (Ff)/(βmR)
At the same time, the ball’s linear acceleration is:
a = -Ff/m
(Here we use negative Ff, since the force points toward the left)
With these two values, we can write the ball’s angular and linear velocities as a function of time:
ω(t) = ω0 + αt = ω0 + (Ff)t/(βmR)
(where ω0 is the ball’s angular velocity right after collision)
v(t) = v0 + at = v0 + (−Ff/m)t
(where v0 is the ball’s linear velocity right after collision)
We are also given that ω0 = −v0/R, so we can rewrite the ω(t) equation as:
ω(t) = −v0/R + (Ff)t/(βmR)
Now, at some time t′, rolling is re-established. That means:
v(t′) = ω(t′)R
v0 + (-Ff/m)t′ = −v0 + (Ff)t′/(βm)
t′ = 2(v0)mβ/[Ff(1+β)]
Now plug that value back into the “v(t)” equation:
v′ = v(t′) = v0 + (-Ff/m)2(v0)mβ/[Ff(1+β)]
= v0 – 2(v0)β/(1+β)
= v0(1 – 2β/(1+β))
So for example, if you assume that the wheel has a uniform density, then β=½, in which case v′ = v0/3.
- I own 1 unisex deep v and 1 unisex regular v-neck. I know that the regular v-neck runs slightly bigger than the deep, but how do they compare to the regular t-shirts as far as fit? I wear an xs in both v-necks for reference.
Answer by Benjamin
The fit of most of the crew necks (2001, BB401, TR401, 6401) is closer to the regular v neck (2456)
Go with XS in unisex styles and a S in womens.
- What current would flow in an ordinary 110 V household circuit, if a 1210 W hair drier and a 700 W microwave oven were operating simultaneously on this line?
Answer – 17.36 A
How much current would the hair drier and microwave from the previous question draw, if they were connected to the 110 V line in series?
Answer by Kim
IF you assume they act like simple resistors, then you can figure out their individual resistances using P = I^2 R. In the first part, you know P and I.
Once you know their resistances, when you put them in series you add their resistances. So then you can find I from I = V/R.
But I’m not sure these devices will really act like pure resistors because they have motors in them. There could be an inductive component.
I did not realize that when I went from my local cable company that I would be getting those great music channels on my new satellite programming. I was so excited because I was actually getting the satellite radio that a lot of people pay a lot of money for. However, this was included in the large package that I was paying a lot of money for. I was happy to see that one of my favorite radio talk show hosts was even included in my http://directsavingstv.com/ package and I could not believe that they would be able to include him in the package that I was getting. » Continue Reading
When my friend told me about Airplane Games 365, I didn't think too much about it at first. I do enjoy playing video games a lot, but I didn't think I would have any interest in games that have to do with airplanes. I could not have been more wrong though. When he came over to my house one night and started playing one of the games on that website, I got intrigued pretty fast. I have no idea what I thought the games would be like, but they definitely exceeded my expectations.
I guess because I have no interest in flying in an airplane, I thought that I would have no interest in an airplane game. The games are really cool though. The one that my friend played that night had to do with zombies, which is something I would have never guessed. The graphics are pretty neat, and the audio is as well. The game designers really took their time to put out some quality games, and I wanted to see what else was available to play. I discovered that there was a whole lot more, and I started playing airplane games that same night.
My favorite one is actually the paper airplane game. It sounds like it would be simple enough, and it is at the start. I just have to maneuver my paper airplane through different obstacles to get to the end of the playing field. Like I said, sounds simple, right? Well, a few minutes into the game, I was already trying to figure out how to get past a certain level. For me to have to think about it like that means that it is a good game indeed. I have played quite a few other airplane games too, and I am really glad my friend showed me this site now.