All remaining legacy wallets will be upgraded to the newest version of the Blockchain Wallet on Aug 16 

Posted by on Aug 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

All remaining legacy wallets will be upgraded to the newest version of the Blockchain Wallet on Aug 16 

Check out @blockchain’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/blockchain/status/764177189722058752?s=09 https://t.co/DR6BYim0ph Share this:ShareClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new...

Read More

Understanding Your Suspension Sag

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in KTM THINGS, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Understanding Your Suspension Sag

By Scot Gustafson   The most important thing you can to do to improve the handling of your bike is to set your sag. When you sit on your motorcycle your bike ‘sags’ or compresses under your weight. The amount of sag affects handling by changing the ride height of your motorcycle fore and aft. Understanding how sag works lets you fine tune your bike so it will perform it’s best. To determine rider sag put your bike on a stand with the wheels off the ground and measure the distance from the rear axle to a fixed point near the rear fender/side panel. The fixed point should be along the arc that the axle travels when the shock is compressed. Stand on the footpegs as it gives a more consistent measurement than sitting on the seat. Bounce lightly on the bike to overcome stiction and measure the compressed distance. The difference between the two is the rider sag. The correct amount is approximately 33% of the bikes total available travel, usually between 95-115mm on full size bikes. The correct amount varies because of bike geometry, rider preference, and type of riding. The rider sag should be set with the rider in full gear. The bike should have correct levels of fluids, be free of excess mud, and the shock should be cool to the touch as heat build up changes sag levels. Once you have determined your rider sag it is a good idea to check your free sag. The free sag is the amount the bike compresses under its own weight. The free sag determines if you have the correct spring rate for your weight. On full size bikes this can range from 25-45mm. If you are towards the extremes of this range you should consider a different shock spring. If you have around 25mm or less free sag your spring has too much preload on it to get the proper rider sag and your spring rate is too soft. If you have around or more than 45mm you don’t have enough preload on your spring and should consider a softer spring. On most bikes you change the sag of your bike with a hammer and punch. After loosening the shock springs lockring you can turn the spring preload ring to increase or decrease sag. Usually 1 complete turn changes the sag by about 3mm. If your shock is hot from riding it is best to note sag changes by the amount of turns in or out since the rider sag was set. For example, rider sag at the beginning of the day is 102mm and the best setting is 1 turn softer than that. It is to your benefit to test different sag settings for various conditions as it has a huge cause and effect. Decreasing the sag of your bike generally makes it quicker handling but reduces high speed stability. Decrease sag on tight courses to improve steering accuracy and in muddy conditions to handle weight build up. Increasing the sag of your bike usually makes it more stable but decreases front end traction and cornering ability. Increase your sag on high speed and sandy tracks to improve stability. Too much sag will cause your front end to be too light and deflect off bumps and too little sag will cause your shock to be too stiff on bumps. A soft spring will initially ride high in the rear because it needs to be preloaded more than a stiffer spring. Conversely, a stiff spring will have a lower initial ride height but will feel more...

Read More

Article: Surface Book Review: Windows has its first flagship laptop

Posted by on Nov 1, 2015 in Technology, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Article: Surface Book Review: Windows has its first flagship laptop

Surface Book review: Windows has its first flagship laptop by Napier Lopez Tweet  When was the last time you were really excited about a laptop – especially a Windows one? For several years, hype in the tech world has largely revolved around phones, tablets and smartwatches, and there arguably hasn’t been a truly revolutionary laptop since Apple pulled a MacBook Air out of a manila envelope in 2008. Some spec bumps and crazy designs, sure, but nothing that really changed the way we used our devices. But then Microsoft surprised the world with the Surface Book a couple of weeks ago, and something special happened: we finally had an exciting laptop again. A device with great design, ultrabook dimensions, 12-hour battery life, dedicated graphics… and it could turn into a tablet? It almost sounded too good to be true, but after a couple of weeks using the Surface Book, I’m happy to report Microsoft not only built one of the best laptops you can buy right now, it also created one of the most forward-looking devices I’ve used in years. It’s gorgeously engineered I’ve got to hand it to Microsoft; it’s somehow managed to build an all-metal laptop that doesn’t look like a Macbook. In the couple of weeks I’ve used it, I’ve had four completely random people approach me just to ask what laptop I was using. The dynamic fulcrum hinge looks really cool. That’s largely thanks to the Surface Book’s zany ‘dynamic-fulcrum’ hinge, which kind of looks like an awesome cross between a scorpion tail and a bendy straw, but also helps keep the relatively top-heavy design (more on this in a bit) from toppling over by elongating the base when folded out. It stands out, and it makes a statement. The hinge might initally look like it can to bend 360 degrees a-la Lenovo Yoga, but it actually has a relatively short range (also likely to help stop it from falling over). The screen is a little wobblier than some laptop hinges, but it never bothered me. The Surface Book is built from a magnesium alloy chiseled into a chassis slightly larger than a 13-inch MacBook Pro. It’s thicker at the hinge due to the gap with the keyboard, but is slightly thinner on the other end. Microsoft’s laptop is actually lighter than the MBP in its base configuration, but with the GPU – which the Pro doesn’t offer – weighs an identical 3.48 pounds. Surface Book vs MBP That is, until you detach the display. In something of a minor engineering miracle, Microsoft managed to fit all the basic computing components in just the top portion of the laptop – the keyboard base houses just a larger battery, ports and optional discrete graphics. Press the eject key on the top right of the keyboard, and suddenly you have a really big – but really thin and light – tablet. Seriously, it weighs just 1.6 pounds (about the same as the original iPad, which had a 9.7 – inch display), and it’s almost exactly as thick as an iPad mini. Surface Book vs iPad mini Impressive engineering aside, it also just looks really nice, striking a purposeful balance between retro and futuristic. For instance, the metal is whiter and more matte than most metal laptops; it’s clearly silver most of the time, but in some lighting it looks a bit like 90’s beige. Plus, the lines created by the hinge when open also remind me a bit of a Commodore 64, which is pretty sweet if you ask me. The detachable tablet display is fantastic 13.5 inches might seem a little big for a tablet (though hey, Apple has a massive tablet of its own on the way), but you might feel a...

Read More

Hello World

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in HeadLines, Technology, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hello World

Hello World : Windows 10 Available on July 29 by Terry Myerson Today, I’m excited to share the availability date for Windows 10. In fact, I thought I’d let Cortana, the world’s most personal digital assistant, share the news. You can ask Cortana for the answer, or if you don’t have a Windows phone or a PC running the Windows 10 Insider Preview handy – you can hear it for yourself here: Through the feedback and testing of over four million Windows Insiders, we’ve made great progress on Windows 10 and we’re nearly ready to deliver this free upgrade to all of our Windows customers*. Do Great Things with Windows 10 We designed Windows 10 to create a new generation of Windows for the 1.5 billion people using Windows today in 190 countries around the world. With Windows 10, we start delivering on our vision of more personal computing, defined by trust in how we protect and respect your personal information, mobility of the experience across your devices, and natural interactions with your Windows devices, including speech, touch, ink, and holograms. We designed Windows 10 to run our broadest device family ever, including Windows PCs, Windows tablets, Windows phones, Windows for the Internet of Things, Microsoft Surface Hub, Xbox One and Microsoft HoloLens—all working together to empower you to do great things. Familiar, yet better than ever, Windows 10 brings back the Start menu you know and love. Windows 10 is faster than ever before, with quick startup and resume. And Windows 10 provides the most secure platform ever, including Windows Defender for free anti-malware protection, and being the only platform with a commitment to deliver free ongoing security updates for the supported lifetime of the device. We’ve designed Windows 10 to help you be more productive and have more fun, with a range of innovations**: Cortana, the world’s first truly personal digital assistant helps you get things done. Cortana learns your preferences to provide relevant recommendations, fast access to information, and important reminders. Interaction is natural and easy via talking or typing. And the Cortana experience works not just on your PC, but can notify and help you on your smartphone too. Microsoft Edge, is an all-new browser designed to get things done online in new ways, with built-in commenting on the web – via typing or inking — sharing comments, and a reading view that makes reading web sites much faster and easier. With Cortana integrated, Microsoft Edge offers quick results and content based on your interests and preferences. Fast, streamlined and personal, you can focus on just the content that matters to you and actively engage with the web. Office on Windows: In addition to the Office 2016 full featured desktop suite, Windows 10 users will be able to experience new universal Windows applications for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, all available separately. These offer a consistent, touch-first experience across a range of devices to increase you productivity. Designed from the ground up to run on Windows 10, you can easily create and edit Word documents, and deliver PowerPoint presentations while annotating on the fly. With new touch-first controls in Excel you can create or update spreadsheets without a keyboard or mouse. You will also be able to enjoy new versions of OneNote and Outlook, which are included with Windows 10 at no additional cost. Xbox Live and the integrated Xbox App bring new game experiences to Windows 10. Xbox on Windows 10 brings the expansive Xbox Live gaming network to both Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Communicate with your friends on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One –...

Read More

26 Creative Business Cards That Aren’t Even Cards

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in HeadLines, Uncategorized | 0 comments

26 Creative Business Cards That Aren’t Even Cards

Contact information has gone digital but that doesn’t mean the traditional business card no longer serves a purpose. Business cards these days are used to make an impression. They can be great marketing tools for your services and a memorable ‘card’ can lead to new opportunities. Below you will find a collection of 26 of the most creative business cards that aren’t even cards in the traditional sense. They do however, make an impression and break through the noise.     1. LEGO employees have the best business cards     2. Bike tool that fits in your wallet Design by Rethink Canada     3. For Personal Trainers     4. Business card caliper Design by alikins     5. The ‘Cardapult’: Business card catapult Design by Bryce Bell     6. Business card coins Design by dashdot     7. Business cards for plumbers Design by Indelible Design     8. Beef jerky business card is good for a year Design by Rethink Canada     9. Music to your eyes Design by Vitor Bonates     10. TMake a seat Design by Richard C Evans     11. Jack of all trades Design by Anthony Cole     12. Cheese grater for cheese shop Design by JWT Brazil     13. Business card skateboard deck Design by JukeBox Print     14. Musical business card comb Design by Fabio Milito     15. Lavender sachet business card Design by Oleander+Palm     16. Frame of mind Design by Piko     17. Delivery box business card Design by Young & Rubicam Brazil     18. Problem solving business card Design by Avid Creative     19. Fabric business card Design by Francesca Pasini     20. Stand up for creativity Design by David Sjunnesson     21. Business card ring sizer for Jewellers Design by Jung Von Matt     22. Yoga mat business card Design by Bryce Bell     23. Business card chocolates Design by FCB South Africa     24. Lock pick business card Design by Kevin Mitnick     25. For growing businesses Design by Jamie Wieck     26. This business card plays Tetris Design by Kevin Bates taken from here! Share this:ShareClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new...

Read More

World’s first government-backed digital currency to launch in December

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

World’s first government-backed digital currency to launch in December

by Chris Velazco   It doesn’t yet have a name, but Ecuador’s new government-backed virtual currency is coming. That’s the thrust of a new report from the Associated Press, anyway — the country’s Central Bank is said to be gearing up for a launch sometime in December, though the juicy technical details and the mechanics of how citizens can get their metaphorical hands on these things are still shrouded in mystery. What does seem clear at this point is that Ecuador’s current cash (in the form of US dollars) isn’t going anywhere, and that people will be able to conduct transactions with each other from their mobile phones without big fees eating into them. If everything goes according to plan, this’d be the first time a national government has launched its own official digital currency, though that’s not to say some cryptocurrency nuts haven’t aimed to affect change on a national scale. Enthusiasts in the Czech Republic launched the CzechCrownCoin a few days ago in a bid to bolster online business in the country, and the Auroracoin folks made the virtual equivalent of $380 available to all the fine folks of Iceland… only to see its value tank over time. As seen Here! Share this:ShareClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new...

Read More