Should I cancel my Kindle Fire preorder; which tablet do I need.
Hi, I want a tablet for basic web browsing, and movies / tv. I had a Flo tv which I loved, and I’ve wanted something to fill that void ever since they went under. I preordered the Fire, but I can cancel before it’s too late. I see there is a Nook “tablet” coming with more memory, but I think both…
Hi, JJ72, Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire are both Wi-Fi only devices and they cost half of Wi-Fi-only iPad. If you get 3G-enabled iPad it’ll cost you up to $900 plus monthly cost of 3G service – not many people can afford this for something than can break easily in one drop. iPad is a much better device that has a larger screen, two cameras, and over 500,000 apps/games in iTunes store. However, it is also much more expensive, heavier and less portable to take with you on the go. Unfortunately, Kindle Fire is not a replacement as it is one underpowered device to be called a media tablet. Just released next generation Nook Tablet from Barnes & Noble clearly is the superior device. It is $224 if sign up for Barnes & Noble membership or $250 without signup. Not just 11.5 hours battery life but 9 hours of video playback time – that’s vs. 8 hours for reading and 7.5 hours of video playback on Kindle Fire (even that 7.5 hours will not hold true in tests, video playback drains battery much more than reading.) 1.0 GB RAM Vs. 512 MB RAM of Kindle Fire, 16 GB content capacity plus 32 GB via microSD card vs. 8 GB capacity of Kindle Fire with no expansion slot. Fully laminated HD screen for reduced glare vs. no lamination of Kindle Fire. Bulit-in and optimized Netflix and Hulu plus with millions of movies/shows vs. 100K movies/shows of Amazon store. Many popular apps in Nook app Store (like Angy Birds, Pandora, QuickOffice, etc.) Nook Tablet has built-in mic for Skype voice conferencing and dictations to speech recognition software and it weights only 14.1 oz. Nook already has Cloud as all eBooks in your online library are stored there as well as downloaded to your device.Also, If you walk in with the Nook to Barnes & Noble store, you’re allowed to read ANY available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi and you get free technical support in case of issues in any of the store.In addition, Nooks (since Nook Color) are the darlings of the root’ing community especially because they have microSD slot (not on Kindle Fire) thus Nooks can be rooted by burning OS image on the microSD card and booting off it without rooting the actual device and voiding the warranty. On Kindle, once you rooted there’s no coming back. Rooting could help you overcome that “parent company syndrome”…You can buy Nook’s at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Millon, Walmart, BestBuy, Staples, OfficeMax, Fred Mayer, P.C. Richard, Radio Shack, Target, Fry’s, etc. stores and web sites.
What IS Scientology..
I don’t understand the explanations they give to understand that religion. Second many people seem to protest it so much. If you hate it, why?I don’t get it…
Through its celebrity supporters and its aggressive advertising campaigns, Scientology portrays itself as the perfect blend of science and religion. Whatever it is, it isn’t cheap. An hour of Scientology counseling can cost hundreds of dollars. Some former members say they were required to spend more that $250,000 on a never-ending series of classes and counseling lessons. In 1991 Time magazine published a cover story on the group . “Scientology: The Cult of Greed,” shouted the cover headline. Inside, investigative reporter Richard Behar called the organization a depraved yet thriving enterprise and showed how the growing Dianetics empire squeezed millions from believers worldwide. As Behar wrote, “The Church of Scientology. . . portrays itself as a religion. In reality, the church is a hugely profitable global racket that survives by intimidating members and critics in a Mafia-like manner.” Until his death in 1986, reclusive founder L. Ron Hubbard oversaw all Scientology activities with guru-like control from an offshore fleet of ships. Before Hubbard founded Scientology he was a struggling science fiction writer. People who knew him in the 1950s claim they once heard him say that if a person really wanted to make money, he would start religion. In 1950 he published “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.” It was an instant success. The book was Hubbard’s psycho-therapeutic alternative to the techniques of modern mainstream psychiatry. But when the medical community responded with alarm, Hubbard transformed his theories into a religion, with Dianetics as the scripture of his new movement. The Church of Scientology was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1955. Hubbard sought tax-exempt status and freedom from governmental interference for his organization. Scientology was eventually granted tax-exempt status in the United States, but it is still denied such benefits in Germany and other European countries. Its recognition as a church saves the organization millions of dollars in taxes. In his 1952 book entitled “Scientology: A History of Man” Hubbard even adapted the words of Jesus as found in Matthew 11:5 to describe his new teaching: “This is useful knowledge. With it the blind again see, the lame walk, the ill recover, the insane become sane and the sane become saner. By its use the thousand abilities Man has sought to recover become his once more.” Since then, Scientology has blossomed. The organization claims millions of members in dozens of countries, though some defectors say that current membership may be less that seven hundred thousand. The church reports that more than sixteen million copies of “Dianetics” have been sold. Hubbard’s reputation as an explorer, science fiction writer, and para-botanist enlarged to make him the worldwide spokesman for this rapid growing cult. Still, some of Scientology’s teachings sound like the far-fetched story lines from one of Hubbard’s many sci-fi novels. In 1985 one of the many lawsuits brought against the organization by former members resulted in the release of secret Scientology teachings to the general public. Unlike many Christian groups who try to give away Bibles, Scientology closely guards its scriptures. One of the many lawyers referred to the group’s teachings and techniques as trade secrets. Here’s how an Associated Press story summarized the group’s ideas: “Seventy-five million years ago, Earth was called Teegeeach and was among ninety planets ruled by Xemu, who spread his evil by thermonuclear bombs… Xemu, attempting to solve overpopulation problems, destroyed selected inhabitants of the planets and implanted the seeds of aberrant behavior in their spirits to effect future generations of mankind…. Being from the planet were taken to at least ten volcanoes on Earth where H-bombs far more powerful than any in existence today were detonated, destroying the beings but freeing their spirits, called thetans…. The thetans were trapped in a compound of frozen alcohols and during a 36-day period, Xemu implanted in them the seeds of aberrant behavior for generations to come.”
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going to Disney land how can we make it cheaper.
my mom, brother, and me are going to go to California in December 1-8. We would catch the plane in Seattle/ Tacoma area in Washington and fly to San Francisco (first day dec1) sight see there and drive to Valencia stay the night at motel 6 $85 (DEC.2) go to six flags in Valencia and swim w/ dolphins there drive 30…
Others have mentioned the problems with your timing and locations, It will add some other stuff.In San Francisco, check out Chinatown.The 5 freeway is very boring, farmland, makes it hard to stay awake, we took the 101 when we visited No Cal colleges a few weeks ago, it only takes about an hour more, even for business I take the 101 when I have to drive up to No Cal, and there is more to look at. Be careful of online maps that direct you to take the 101 to the 154 and then back to the 101, where the 101 takes a 90 degree turn to before Santa Barbara. The 154 looks like a straighter way to go to the computer map software, but it is actually a winding road in the mountains, very pretty, do not do it at night. You want to just stay on the 101. Like freeways do, the 101 changes names, and in some areas it might have another number in addition to the 101, but it is still the 101.Get the iExit app if you have an iphone, it is really good to show you where to get off the highway to get food (bathroom) and gas.My teen son and his friends really enjoyed Madame Tussauds, great photo opportunities for your FB. Do not go to the other wax museum, cheaper, but not nearly as nice. Looks like you know from your cost to buy the Madame Tussaud tickets online.When you go to Millions of Milkshakes, be sure to walk or drive around the area, like on the Sunset Strip, and into Beverly Hills to see how the wealthy live, and on Rodeo Drive.Make sure you included the motel tax, it is usually around 15% in CA.Google for discounts for motels and hotels, see what comes up. AAA is usually the best price if they have that discount, you need the card, but it likely would be worth it. You can check the difference in room rates online.Try to book the one way car rental with your airline tickets through Orbitz,Travelocity, etc. I did that for an east coast college tour (Philadelphia to Boston) and the price was the lowest. (I decided to change rental companies to drop off at our hotel in Cambridge, and I was able to get about the same daily price, but it took a lot of research, and had to use a membership we have. Be sure to check any memberships your mom has, like AAA, unions, organizations, alumni, etc.)Check to see if a good car is on special, Escapes were the same price as compacts from several companies when we went to the east coast. Gas is more but so worth it for luggage and to be comfy. The total of your car rental as you have it planned now, will likely be at least $600 with drop-off fee and taxes. When you drive one way they charge a big drop-off fee, in addition to the usual car rental. Once in a very great while I see sales where you do not have to pay the drop off fee, but it is very very rare.Do not forget the $25 per checked luggage fee most (all?) airlines now charge. You pay this fee each time you check luggage, so $50 round trip. You can likely fit everything in carry-ons + allowed small backpack, if you have the maximum allowed size of carry-on. If the carry on bins get full, they will check your carry on at no charge. If you check bags, do not pay in advance as none of the airlines seems able to handle that correctly, just pay when you check it.If I were you, being on a tight budget and limited time, I think I would choose to go directly to Los Angeles, and do San Francisco at some other time. You will save on the car rental, best to book it with the airline tickets. (You can cancel the car rental if you find a better deal afterwards.) You are going to be rather rushed, there is so much in LA you will not have time to see. It is really not fun rushing from place to place. It becomes more stressful than fun. Disneyland will be fantastic, but tiring! The drive from San Francisco to LA will likely be more tiring than you think. Some things you might like to see in Hollywood include all the touristy stuff, like Hollywood Highland Center, The Grove (they film Extra there), Farmers Market (connected to the Grove), Santa Monica Pier and Venice Boardwalk (do both on the same day), Chinatown, Olvera Street, and Little Tokyo, you can do all 3 in an afternoon, they are in downtown LA.Hollywood http://www.seeing-stars.com (some info is old, but it is a good site)Sunset Strip http://thesunsetstrip.comHollywood & Highland Center and Kodak Theatre (Oscars) www.hollywoodandhighland.comThe Grove http://www.thegrovela.comFarmers Market http://www.farmersmarketla.comSanta Monica Beach & Pierwww.santamonica.comhttp://www.santamonicapier.orgVenice Beach & Boardwalk (next to SM, you can walk between them)www.venicebeach.comhttp://www.westland.net/venice/Chinatown http://www.chinatownla.comOlvera Street http://www.calleolvera.comLittle Tokyo http://www.visitlittletokyo.comIt is a lot of work making travel arrangements! You are doing a good job, try making a timed list and check the times between places on a map.Good luck!
What is it like to be an actor/actress.
This has been on my mind for the past week.. what’s the lifestyle of an actor/actress like? Before this i couldn’t give a crap about celebrities and actors but there’s one actress that really touched me, i.e. AnnaSophia Robb. Her movies are just so sincere and sweet, and at the same time heartbreaking….
Well, the bonus for a professional actress such as Anna is when their work has such a strong impact on the audience or even individuals such as yourself. When an actor is working he or she gets to give voice to characters and bring them to life.The vast majority of working actors are not actually famous and do not have paparazzi chasing them all over the place. Many stars court the attention and then become upset when they realize that they can not control the blaze they themselves started.The real downside for any actor or actress is the uncertainty in employment. When an actor is not working on a project they are working for work and that can be chaotic when it comes to finances and life planning. Actors who work on tv series, especially the first year or two of a series are literally on egg shells. Suddenly the paychecks are big but you must consider that when you average out what the average 9 to 5 joe makes year in and year out vs what an actor makes when he happens to be working, usually the average joe comes out way ahead. For an actor who gets on TV show, they know a slip in ratings can cause the show to be cancelled and with that, they’re back auditioning for roles with no steady paycheck. When a show goes 5 to 7 years however and the principal actors have been wise with their finances, they should be ok for some time to come if not relatively set for life but the number of actors who gain this kind of financial freedom are relatively small in percentage against the total. The Screen Actors Guild is one of two professional unions, AFTRA being the other, that covers actors in Film and TV. Of the 120,000 or so members in SAG, something like 98% of the membership makes less than $5,000 or $6,000 per year in entertainment income. That means without secondary jobs to pay the bills they would be below the poverty level.Many people who jump into the industry jump in with total ignorance to the very real business side that will impact them. They think it’s about talent or about who they know and to a some extent this is true but neither is enough to see an actor through to success. In the case of talent, there is more than enough and not enough jobs for everyone to work. In the case of who you know, should you actually happen to know someone of any power in the industry you will find that they WILL NOT STICK their neck out for you and your talent can’t back it up. Relationships are the currency and no one is going to waste it just because you think they owe you some favor. It just doesn’t work that way. In other words, can you very famous uncle who is a big time producer get you the lead role on his next multi million dollar budget? NO. Can he get you a job on set saying a word or two that might get cut in editing or a job with the crew carrying a walkie talkie being a PA on set? Yes. Probably.Anyway, as I say in my answers all the time, there are plenty of books where you can research the business of being an actor, plenty of autobiographies you can read of star actors who talk about their careers in the business. Pick em up and start reading.
Christmas gifts for men.
I would like just male answers. So guys I need help with my boyfriends Xmas gift. It’s August right now and as you can see I put a lot of thought into my gifts. We already decided to just pay our own way for our Disney world trip for Xmas this year but I am getting him other stuff. He’s 23 huge flyers fan…
How about any of these to think about. You don’t have to any get of them as a gift IF you don’t want to, but it might give you ideas or something comes to mind.BOOKS=======Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy with Grant BlackwoodLocked On by Tom Clancy with Mark GreaneyTinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le CarreInside the CIA: Revealing the Secrets of the World’s Most Powerful Spy Agency by Ronald KesslerThe CIA’s Black Ops: Covert Action, Foreign Policy and Democracy by John Jacob NutterMI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service by Stephen DorrilAt Her Majesty’s Secret Service: The Chiefs of Britain’s Intelligence Agency, M16 by Nigel WestLight on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom by B.K.S. Iyengar, John J. Evans and Douglas AbramsThe Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human LifeThe Magic of Thinking Big by David J. SchwartzThe Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen HawkingThe Art and Craft of Coffee: An Enthusiast’s Guide to Selecting, Roasting, and Brewing Exquisite Coffee by Kevin SinnottSteve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonBringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben MezrichZen and the Art of Poker: Timeless Secrets to Transform Your GameDouble or Nothing: How Two Friends Risked It All to Buy One of Las Vegas’ Legendary Casinosby Tom Breitling with Cal Fussman,Leisureguy’s Guide to Gourmet Shaving – Fifth Edition: Shaving Made Enjoyable by Michael HamDVD/BLU-RAYS==============The Dark Knight RisesPlanet EarthHuman PlanetLifeReilly – Ace of SpiesTinker Tailor Soldier Spy(BBC miniseries and/or the movie version)Smiley’s People(BBC miniseries)A Perfect Spy(BBC miniseries)Celine Dion: Live in Las Vegas – A New DayAmerican Experience – Las Vegas – An Unconventional HistoryAll In: The Poker MovieInside JobDeadliest Warrior: Season OneTerminator 2: Judgment Day Skynet EditionAtlas Shrugged Part IMUSIC=======The Beatles 1Frank Sinatra: Best of The Best Deluxe EditionDino: The Essential Dean MartinConcerto, One Night in Central Park – Andrea BocelliDream With Me – Jackie EvanchoThr Dark Knight Rises soundtrackIsles of Wonder: Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic GamesThe Best Of Bond… James Bond soundtrackBAG AND ACCESSORIES=======================Tommy Hilfiger Wallet, Brighton PasscasePerry Ellis Portfolio, 10 Piece Grooming SetPerry Ellis Portfolio, Zip Top Travel KitMEN’S GROOMING & PERSONAL CARE=================================Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power RazorGillette Fusion Fusion Phantom Power RazorSilver Plated 4 Piece Shave SetSolid Brass 4 Piece Shave SetRemington Titanium Nose & Ear TrimmerDeodorant from companies like Speed Stick, Old Spice, Brut and DegreeCol. Conk Bay Rum Shave SoapCol. Conk Lime Shave SoapELECTRONICS/GADGETS=====================Bose® – QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones – SilverBose® – AE2i Audio HeadphonesBeats By Dr. Dre – Monster Solo High-Definition Over-the-Ear Headphones with ControlTalk – BlackModel: 132711-00Flat Panel Speakers by Sakar InternationalJawbone JBG01MS Icon Bluetooth Headset with Noise Assassin 2.5 – MeshJawbone JBG01SA Icon Suede Bluetooth HeadsetMISC=====iTune gift cardStarbuck gift cardTarget gift cardOne year Costco membershipMAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION========================Entertainment WeeklySmart MoneyMoneyThe EconomistEye SpyCounterterrorismSoldier Of FortuneMen’s HealthCasino PlayerLas VegasBluffLos Angeles MagazineMotor TrendHome Theater
what should i get my dad for christmas.
he’s an engineer, but he doesnt really talk about work much, he likes sports and is just an awesome dad, but because he’s so awesome, he always seems like he’s happy with no presents at all, but i really want to get him something he’d like. any ideas? or is there something that you got your dad and…
How about any of these to think about. You don’t have to get any of them as a gift IF you don’t want to, but it might give you ideas or something comes to mind.BOOKS=======Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy with Grant BlackwoodLocked On by Tom Clancy with Mark GreaneyThreat Vector by Tom Clancy with Mark GreaneyCommand Authority by Tom Clancy with Mark GreaneyTinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le CarrePresident’s Secret Wars: CIA and Pentagon Covert Operations since World War II Through The Persian Gulf by John PradosInside the CIA: Revealing the Secrets of the World’s Most Powerful Spy Agency by Ronald KesslerThe CIA’s Black Ops: Covert Action, Foreign Policy and Democracy by John Jacob NutterMI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service by Stephen DorrilDelta Force: The Army’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit by Charlie A. Beckwith and Donald KnoxNo Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen With Kevin MaurerLight on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom by B.K.S. IyengarLet’s Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving, and Learning by Kirk DouglasMichael Douglas: A Biography by Marc EliotThe Magic of Thinking Big by David J. SchwartzThe Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen HawkingThe Art and Craft of Coffee: An Enthusiast’s Guide to Selecting, Roasting, and Brewing Exquisite Coffee by Kevin SinnottBringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben MezrichZen and the Art of Poker: Timeless Secrets to Transform Your GameThe War at the Shore: Donald Trump, Steve Wynn, and the Epic War to Save Atlantic City by Richard D. BronsonLeisureguy’s Guide to Gourmet Shaving – Fifth Edition: Shaving Made Enjoyable by Michael HamDVD/BLU-RAYS==============Planet EarthLifeHuman PlanetFrozen PlanetWild ChinaReilly – Ace of SpiesTinker Tailor Soldier Spy(BBC miniseries and/or the movie version)Smiley’s People(BBC miniseries)A Perfect Spy(BBC miniseries)Celine Dion: Live in Las Vegas – A New DayAmerican Experience – Las Vegas – An Unconventional HistoryAll In: The Poker MovieInside JobLe MansTerminator 2: Judgment Day Skynet EditionMUSIC=======The Beatles 1Frank Sinatra: Best of The Best Deluxe EditionDino: The Essential Dean MartinChristmas With The Rat PackLoved Me Back to Life – Celine DionRomanza – Andrea BocelliConcerto, One Night in Central Park – Andrea BocelliDream With Me – Jackie EvanchoIlluminations – Josh GrobanHit Man Returns [CD/DVD] – David FosterThe Best Of Bond… James Bond 50th Anniv. soundtrackBAG AND ACCESSORIES=======================Tommy Hilfiger Wallet, Brighton PasscasePerry Ellis Portfolio, 10 Piece Grooming SetPerry Ellis Portfolio, Zip Top Travel KitMen’s Watches=============Smith & Wession Commando watchSmith & Wession Tactical watchMEN’S GROOMING & PERSONAL CARE=================================Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power RazorGillette Fusion Fusion Phantom Power RazorSilver Plated 4 Piece Shave SetSolid Brass 4 Piece Shave SetRemington Titanium Nose & Ear TrimmerDeodorant from companies like Speed Stick, Old Spice, Brut and DegreeCol. Conk Bay Rum Shave SoapELECTRONICS/GADGETS=====================Bose® – QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones – SilverBose® – AE2i Audio HeadphonesFlat Panel Speakers by Sakar InternationalJawbone JBG01MS Icon Bluetooth Headset with Noise Assassin 2.5 – MeshJawbone JBG01SA Icon Suede Bluetooth Headsetipad AirMISC=====iTune gift cardStarbuck gift cardTarget gift cardArt Of Shaving gift card(If they do that at their mall stores)Macy’s gift cardSports Authority gift cardBest Buy gift cardOne year Costco membership (IF he does not have one or has not renewal it)JCPenny’s Stafford® Mens Memory Foam Clog SlippersMacy’s Club Room Slippers, Chris Suede Clog(has memory foam footbed)MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION========================Entertainment WeeklySmart MoneyMoneyEye SpyCounter TerrorismThe EconomistMen’s HealthCasino PlayerLas VegasBluffLos Angeles MagazineCar And DriverHome TheaterSound And Vision