Stupid comments really needed?

Have you ever been annoyed by stupid comments? Well, most people have and it is an interesting topic. These comments are made by practically everyone and they don’t even realize it. I for one just ignore them, but some are so stupid I laugh about them. However, sometimes they hurt feelings and if they hurt feelings then it is personal and I get mad. When someone says “Please don’t pass gas or you will be in trouble!” they are just really rude. Passing gas is bad enough because it isn’t controllable, but to say not to is ridiculous. Also to punish someone for something they have practically no control over. There are so many other examples of stupid comments and sometimes they are bullying, but I just want to know your opinion on stupid comments. Also I would like to hear some of the stupidest comments you have ever heard.

Georgia finally starting to refill water supply

Many of you already know from my previous post about Georgia being in a drought. However, as I said I believed that we would slowly get out of this and now we are. I am not saying we are 100% safe and that we should not be allowed to use all the water we want, but I do not think we will run out. Most small lakes/ponds in Georgia are around 85-95% full which is what they should be at. The main problem still is that Lake Lanier is really down and that is a huge water source for Atlanta and other places. Even though we have gotten a gigantic amount of water it is not even close and I believe it is like 50% full and it is 17 ft down or so. My lake in my backyard is full now where it was 5 years ago which I am really glad about and luckily the ecosystem there did not suffer. I believe within 2 years Lake Lanier will be 85%-95% full again and we will not have watering restrictions. I want to hear what you think about this, so just leave a comment.

Why do Wint-O-Green Life Savers spark in the dark?

This is a very interesting explanation of why this happens just incase your wondering. If you have a moment of free time sit down relax and read this and maybe even try it out. The sparks are not dangerous and remember you MUST be in a dark room.

Actually, all hard sugar-based candies emit some degree of light when you bite them, but most of the time, that light is very faint. This effect is called triboluminescence, which is similar to the electrical charge build-up that produces lightning, only much less grand. Triboluminescence is the emission of light resulting from something being smashed or torn. When you rip a piece of tape off the roll, it will produce a slight glow for the same reason.

Triboluminescence occurs when molecules, in this case crystalline sugars, are crushed, forcing some electrons out of their atomic fields. These free electrons bump into nitrogen molecules in the air. When they collide, the electrons impart energy to the nitrogen molecules, causing them to vibrate. In this excited state, and in order to get rid of the excess energy, these nitrogen molecules emit light — mostly ultraviolet (nonvisible) light, but they do emit a small amount of visible light as well. This is why all hard, sugary candies will produce a faint glow when cracked.

But when you bite into a Wint-O-Green Life Saver, a much greater amount of visible light can be seen.

This brighter light is produced by the wintergreen flavoring. Methyl salicylate, or oil of wintergreen, is fluorescent, meaning it absorbs light of a shorter wavelength and then emits it as light of a longer wavelength. Ultraviolet light has a shorter wavelength than visible light. So when a Wint-O-Green Life Saver is crushed between your teeth, the methyl salicylate molecules absorb the ultraviolet, shorter wavelength light produced by the excited nitrogen, and re-emit it as light of the visible spectrum, specifically as blue light — thus the blue sparks that jump out of your mouth when you crunch on a Wint-O-Green Life Saver. “

Two popular shows on two different channels at same time

Have you ever had two of your favorite shows on different channels at the same time? Well, if you have you know what it feels like especially if you can’t record it. You have to choose one show over the other and a lot of times that is a hard decision. It isn’t as bad for me however though because I usually record one on my Dish DVR and watch the other one live. However, it still bothers me that I can’t watch both shows live at the same time. You just don’t get the same feeling when it is not live even though you can skip through the commercials which is an amazing thing. An example would be like tonight Dancing with the Stars and American Idol are on. You can not watch either one fully without missing part of the other one. I do not know if the two shows are trying to battle it out and steal viewers or what, but it really bothers me. It might be that it is just a coincidence and they had to schedule it then because there were no other spots. I want to hear opinions of what you think about this.

What is the best notebook for a college student?

Many parents wonder “What laptop should I get my child when he goes to college?”. If you have someone going to college next year and you haven’t started to think about this, then it is a good time. Most people know that most popular colleges whether public or private either require or recommend having a laptop. A student MOST LIKELY will not succeed unless they get a laptop, but it does not have to be a very expensive laptop. Many people do not understand that you have to research to get the right laptop. Certain laptops will cost $1,500 and be not so great quality or equal quality to a $800 laptop. Now I am not saying to go buy some $300 Dell laptop. By the way in case you do not know Dell is not known for their laptops. Well, actually they are known for their BAD laptops and they do not focus on laptops. Therefor I suggest that you do not go with a Dell laptop. However, Dell computers are great just not their notebooks. Mac or Windows are the 2 OS (Operating Systems) you are going to want to choose from. Personally, I have used Macintosh computers, but I have never owned one . Macs are a lot harder to operate if you have not used them before, so I suggest not to get one unless you are very tech savy or are willing to take a risk. Macs have lots of problems often and it is a lot harder to get support to them. Lets now move onto a brand called IBM ThinkPad. This is not the ideal college computer a student would want because it does not look that nice, but it is really a great computer for a student. It looks more like a computer for a business person, but it is really great for a college student. Infact, it is even recommended under the top 2 computers to get for your child at Clemson. I better talk now about why this is a great computer. The computer is not huge and bulky and it has great battery power which is nice. The computer is not way underpowered and the resolution is pretty nice. I have used a few IBM ThinkPads and one I have used for 7 years and it still works. When you are shopping I highly suggest you do some research and don’t just go by how nice it looks on the outside. Look at all the technical information and compare it with other laptops/notebooks. Happy notebook shopping!