Sunday, May 31, 2015

Gadgets

***Came across this web site about new gadgets to enhance/monitor the performance of athletes.

Readiband

What it is: This electronic wristband measures sleep quality and quantity, which can help predict a player’s reaction time for the next day. Coaches can use an associated online tool to monitor the sleep patterns and fatigue of professional athletes.
How it works: The band’s accelerometer senses tiny movements of the wearer’s wrist, which reveal whether the wearer is asleep or awake. To predict fatigue, the results are fed through the SAFTE (Sleep, Activity, Fatigue, Task, and Effectiveness) model, which was developed by the U.S. Army. An “effectiveness score” rates the quality of the wearer’s slumber.
Who’s using it: Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Sounders, and Dallas Mavericks
Price: US $22,800 per year for 20 Readibands, including analytics software (individual wristbands are not sold)

Motus Sleeve

What it is: A compression sleeve with sensors tracks a baseball player’s throwing motions. Pitchers who use the sleeves to correct their technique may be able to prevent ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries, which have resulted in an epidemic of reconstructive procedures known as Tommy John surgeries. Previously, quantifying ballplayers’ throwing motions required motion-capture imaging.
How it works: The sleeve tracks arm movements with accelerometers and gyroscopes and sends data via Bluetooth to a smartphone. Based on an estimate of the player’s arm motions and basic biomechanical principles, the Motus app calculates elbow torque—the stress a pitcher puts on his UCL. It also tracks metrics such as arm speed, maximum shoulder rotation, and elbow height at ball release.
Who’s using it: Pitchers with more than two dozen professional baseball teams during spring training this year
Price: US $150

Follow the link for more. Interesting.

***RIP Beau Biden.

***New nationwide crime wave. Well no wonder. Race pimps such as Sharpton, Jackson, and Obama have their followers believing they're being targeted, and have cowed many police departments into standing down more than they should. This is exactly what Obama and the Democrats want. Chaos.

***Bernie Sanders' fossil socialism. Hard to believe this man has been an elected official for so long.

“The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time,” he said. And “for the last 40 years the great middle class of our country — once the envy of the world — has been disappearing.” This economic imbalance creates a political imbalance in favor of billionaire donors. “This is not democracy. This is oligarchy.” What to do? Publicly fund elections. Oppose trade agreements. Break up the banks. Raise the minimum wage to $15. Spend $1 trillion over five years on infrastructure. Raise taxes on the wealthy and on corporations. Establish Medicare-for-All. Expand Social Security, legislate universal pre-K, “make tuition in public colleges and universities free.”

Left winger's dream. One problem: It never works.

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long lost twins


That would also work with a picture of Donald Trump.

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Luke and Obi-Wan walk into a Chinese restaurant. Ten minutes into the meal, Luke’s still having trouble with the chopsticks, dropping food everywhere. Obi-Wan finally snaps, “Use the forks, Luke.

 
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Despite hopes that weekend thundershowers would help end a raging heat wave in southern India, the rain brought only limited relief as the death toll since mid-April approached 2,200. Officials said Sunday that the intense heat was likely to continue for another day in worst-hit Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states.
Daytime temperatures hovered between 113 and 116 Fahrenheit in some parts of the two states over the weekend, 5 to 12 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, said K.Y. Reddy, a director of the Meteorological Center in the Telangana state capital of Hyderabad. Thundershowers brought relief to people in other areas.
Andhra Pradesh has been hit the hardest, with 1,636 people dying in the state from the heat over the past month and a half, a government statement said. Another 561 people have died in neighboring Telangana, said Sada Bhargavi, a state disaster management commissioner.
 
***10 fastest growing job fields.

***We have been warning of this for years. The gay agenda is not going to stop until everyone is forced to accept and legitimize their lifestyle. After their big win in Ireland, they now are targeting the Catholic church. If we don't push back, before long it will be illegal for churches to preach Biblical truth about homosexuality. It will be viewed as a hate crime. Remember "live and let live?" Well, that's not their intention. These people represent less than 3% of the population. Why are they being allowed to dictate what we are allowed to believe and express?

Evidence is coming to light of concerted and covert attempts to coax the Catholic Church into accepting homosexual relationships, principally using an upcoming church synod on the family to achieve it.

A group of influential church figures, mainly from Germany and northern Europe, appear intent on making the meeting about same-sex relationships, while cloaking their agenda in vague and abstruse language.

They speak of “enriching” the “biblical and theological foundations” of the synod (code for ignoring traditional church teaching), creating a “new theology of love” (an abstract concept aimed at legitimizing extramarital unions), and finding a “nonhostile” language to convey church doctrine (a watering down of Catholic teaching).

 They can call it marriage if they want, but in God's eyes it isn't and will never be.

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***“…I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve.… It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.” - Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

***Have a great day!
 

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