Friday, 25 October 2013

Kenwood 2 pin and kenwood multi-pin connectors, what earpieces work on those 2 way radio?

One of the best choices are the two-pin connector and also the multi-pin connector. The 2 pin version features two connector pins plus the multi-pin model features multiple pins. Any distinction in performance is a subject of client discretion.

The 2-pin connector’s piece features an in-line PTT (push-to-talk) button plus a in-built mic. It also has a surveillance audio tube and comes complete with a apparel clip. This Kenwood accessory is for just over £20 (excluding shipping and handling fees).

The multi-pin connected earpiece is a different style of connector completely. However, the earpiece is the same, since it also includes an in-line PTT switch, a in-built microphone, surveillance tube and clothing clip. The price is a little bit more than the 2 pin variety.

Both types of Kenwood earpiece could be improved by spending extra cash and can include features like a ‘swivel’ earloop, for better ease of use and luxury, a noise-reduction trait and a steel clothing clip (replacing the synthetic version).

The types of connectors similar with Kenwood two way radios are imperfect when compared with some other manufacturers, but Kenwood identify when to concentrate on a certain area, as at times less is more.

Kenwood 2 way radios may only connect via two varieties of connector, but their equipment is among the best in the world. A Kenwood radio consumer does not have to spend undue time probing his/her options and researching them before purchase, provided the connector/earpiece falls into one of their two aforementioned different types, then the equipment works fine.

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’Earth-Like’ Asteroid Devoured by Dead Star

The Hubble Space Telescope has recorded an intriguing event some 150 light-years from Earth.

A large asteroid was pulled into the White Dwarf star (named ‘GD 61’ by astronomers) and utterly destroyed. This is not an unusual event, as even dead stars still exhibit a very high level of gravity. However, scientists are interested because the chemical signatures left in the star’s atmosphere indicate the presence of water and a rocky surface, both considered to be key building blocks for the creation of life on our planet.

Until this event was observed, water and a rocky surface had never been found together on an object outside our solar system.

The asteroid consisted of the elements magnesium, silicon, iron and oxygen, all of which are usually found in rock minerals, but scientists believe that the abundance of oxygen indicated the heavy presence of H20.

The object was at least 90KM across and as much as 26% of that is thought to have been water. Earth is considered to be just 0.02% water.

This discovery is important because it gives scientists a vindicating glimpse of how inhabitable environments may have been formed, receiving key components (such as water) from outside sources such as meteorites.

It is thought that water first arrived on our planet by similar means and that other planets in the GD 61 system would once have received water this way as well. According to BBC News, scientists consider the presence of rocky planets in the GD system to have been “very likely”.

Scientists have observed over 1,000 planets outside our solar system, but none is thought to contain water.

Closer to home, some planets and heavenly bodies are thought to contain water. Mars is considered by many to once have had liquid water, but if this is still the case, it is a greatly reduced amount.

Elsewhere, Jupiter’s moon Europa raises a tantalizing prospect that there are oceans under its icy surface. This has led to some convincing research into the possible presence of ocean currents there. However, Europa is not alone, its fellow moons Callisto and Ganymede have also been suggested as candidates for liquid water.

In addition, Rhea (moon of Saturn), Titania (moon or Uranus), Oberon (also orbiting Uranus), Triton (moon of Neptune), Pluto (dwarf planet), Eris (dwarf planet), Sedna (possible dwarf planet) and Orcus (another possible dwarf planet) are all speculated to have oceans, some of which may be in contact with the rocky core of the respective body, which would hypothetically result in a steady stream of minerals and salts into the water – an important factor in creating life.

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has geysers, which is seen as proof of the presence of water or at least water vapours. It has even been theorized by some that Neptune contains oceans of liquid diamond.

The heavy presence of water on this asteroid is a vital clue for scientists and their understanding, not only of the cosmos, but also of how our home planet came into being.


Alternative methods to charge your smart phone, Pee as you go

Scientists working at the University West of England (UWE) in Bristol, United kingdom, have found out one way to power a cell phone with Human urine.

The company has been capable of recharge a Samsung phone by putting the fluid through a cascade of microbial energy cells. Using this process, enough energy has been produced to send text messages, browse the Internet and even make a brief telephone call.

According to the scientists in charge, the next stage is to totally power the device with pee…Seemingly cleaning their hands straight afterwards.

Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos has labored for ages with microbial energy cells; he’s considered to be an expert in harnessing power from extraordinary sources. The possibe purposes of his work are very attractive from an environmental viewpoint.

Dr. Ieropoulos said, “We’re very excited as this is a world first, no-one has harnessed power from urine to try this so it’s an interesting discovery. Using the ultimate waste product as the supply of power to provide electrical energy is almost as eco as it takes.” Eco-friendly tech is, apparently, the great doctor’s main area of curiosity.

The microbial cells work as an energy converter, they turn the natural substance straight into electricity, via the metabolism of live microorganisms. The electrical power is a by-product of a microorganism’s natural life cycle, meaning that as they ‘eat’ the pee, they generate energy the energy that powers the phone. Now that’s what we call ‘pee as you go’.

Toilet humour aside, the team have engineered a world first, as nothing as large as the phone battery has ever been charged using this method before.

There is, at present, no plans to market this tech on a sizable scale, but maybe someday we could be signing a ‘P’ mobile contract, the trick, as they say, shall be pissistance.

PS – I’m apologetic about this one. The work and its implications are amazing. All credit to the UWE team. On the other hand, I constantly needed to do one to those ‘And Finally’ type stories and now I finally get to. Please forgive me, one and all.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

What will come about if these guys used a hard drive

Back in 2008, in a small Cambodian village named Phnom Penh (No idea of a pronunciation) a couple separated following an eighteen -year marriage. Nothing interesting in that, you may think, but it’s the way in which they did it that had net forums active.

They slash their bloody home in half. Seriously, it is possible to look it up. We will stay here…

Found it? Mental, right? Now, far be it from us all to support our total sales pitch on a piece of writing we found online at, however it really got us thinking. It got us thinking that if they had a computer, say, with all their personal documents (business, music, images and etc) then it’d have been cut in half too.

Aside from the storage space that hard drives free up, that is probably a hard drives best features, hard drives will duplicate and keep secure all data you require to store. So, whilst the couple’s DVDs were probably a total disaster area (I can picture the partner virulently bellowing “What the hell am I going to do with a partial a copy of ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, you b*tch!?”) the downloaded Seinfeld episodes on his hard drives will probably have escaped detection.

hard drives back stuff up. hard drives keep things secure. hard drives are convenient and fitting, but most of all, they’re infamously difficult to saw through, particularly if you’ve just taken a hedge trimmer to your coffee table.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Stallone To Play ‘Rocky’ Again

Rumours proliferate that Sylvester Stallone is going to be playing the personality of ‘Rocky Balboa’ once again, in a new film set inside the ‘Rocky’ universe.

The incredibly well-liked character Rocky Balboa initially appeared in the Oscar-winning 1976 film ‘Rocky’ and has been the central hero in a minimum of 6 movies to date.

MGM films have basically offered the brand new project, at present known only as ‘Creed’ to director Ryan Coogler.

The future film is really a spin-off as opposed to a direct sequel.

Michael B. Jordan, star of this year’s ‘Fruitville Station’ as well as HBO television drama ‘The Wire’, would play the grandson of recurring series character Apollo Creed. The proposed plot would call for the young Creed to enter the world of boxing, with Stallone’s Balboa playing the role of his counselor.

Director Ryan Coogler, who worked with Jordan in the aforementioned ‘Fruitville Station’ film, is claimed to be enthusiastic with the concept and is eager to co-create the script.

Apollo Creed, as portrayed by Carl Weathers, was initially presented as Rocky’s adversary. In his original position, Creed (who was supposedly based on a combination of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and Joe Louis) was the World Heavyweight Boxing Champ also like the savvy entrepreneur. When faced with a deficiency of proper opponents, Creed decided to put his trophy on the line against a local, unknown fighter.

The first film mostly centred round the chosen fighter Rocky Balboa as he trained for the biggest fight of his life. In the later films, Apollo Creed grew to becomte a adviser and a close pal to Rocky.

Weathers played Creed in every ‘Rocky’ film until ‘Rocky IV’, where the character was killed in a match with Russian boxer Ivan Drago (portrayed by Dolph Lundgren).

Despite the character’s downfall, he’s prominently mentioned in both follow-up films and remains very popular with fans of this series.

The ultimate movie in the original Rocky series, ‘Rocky Balboa’ was released in 2006 to keen critical and profitable reception. In 2010, Sylvester Stallone was inducted into the Worldwide Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum for his creation and depiction of Rocky, also like the many tributes he has paid to boxers and also the sport of boxing in his profession.