Kids getting paid to get tutored?

Recently a few weeks ago a decision was made for kids to get paid to stay after school and get tutored. There has been a lot of chatter about this being a good or a bad idea, but it seems to have both pros and cons. Right now the kids are set on an 15 week track where they get paid $8 per hour to be tutored after school. Also the students may receive bonuses for higher grades and better attendance to school. The hopes are that the students will possibly look forward to going to school and start to want to do well. Most kids believe this is not right and they talk about how they have problems, but they can still keep their grades up. There is no way to see if this will be a success or not till the end, and I will be writing about it once the 15 weeks are over.

Is Vista really worth its price?

Many people are constantly picking on Windows Vista. Windows Vista is an OS (Operating System) created by Microsoft. Most people either love it or hate it. Personally I do not have much experience with it, but the experience I have had with it had been very useful. When I used it I just tried everything out that I could think of, but I did not get to every tiny little good or bad thing.  There were some things I loved and some that I thought were just okay, but there was nothing I truly hated. The price for one Vista operating system on a computer costs way more than Windows XP. Many people complain saying the that Vista is way overpriced, but if you think of how many advantages it has it isn’t. Whenever a OS comes out at first it will always be considered expensive, and it drops price after time. The same thing happened with Windows XP, but not as bad. Windows XP is doing amazing now, and it had the same problems as Vista. I love the look and style of the new operating system personally, and people complain without ever even using it. It is very sad to see the operating system go down the drain when it has such a potential. Most of the people dissing have never even used it or experienced what they are complaining about. On XP you can not even get close to matching how nice Vista looks. Vista is technically the best from start menu to task bars. However, it does have one disadvantage which is it is slower due to memory usage. I currently use Windows XP and my next computer I switch to will be Vista. My XP is actually customized through hours of work to look kind of like Vista however it isn’t the exact same. Most people don’t have the time to do what I do or they are challenged by technology too much to be able to do this. It also is quite dangerous and risky for the computer because it is editing with some powerful changes that can prevent your computer from being able to do something and preventing it to revert changes. There are programs that are more reliable, but I did not use them. I am just getting sick of seeing people complain about Windows Vista when they don’t know anything about it. You can never trust someone’s word without loads of backup and facts. In my opinion Vista is 100% worth buying and people are just making assumptions.

Public Colleges Getting Ridiculously Hard To Get Into

Each year colleges get harder and harder to get into. It isn’t just private colleges, but also public colleges. They have sky rocketing requirements that are becoming crazy. University of Georgia is one of the #1 public universities in Georgia. It used to be where you could have a 1225 and 3.5 (unweighted) and get into it about 4 years ago. Now you may not even get in if you have a 1300 and 3.75 GPA. This has been a gradual increase, and not just a big bump in one year. From my knowledge this year will be a huge jump up. The demand for people wanting to go to UGA increases every year, and this year there are a tremendous amount of people wanting to go there. That means that they are going to get even tougher this year. I thought they would never get harder than 1275 by a few years, but WOW was I wrong. I was planning on trying to go there when I get older, but I know I can’t have all A’s my whole 4 years, and have a 1450. Who knows it might even be harder to get in since of the demand of students. Not only have the requirements gone up, but also the prices have sky rocketed. Please express your thoughts on this post.

Chetah Girl Eliminated From Dancing With The Stars

Last week there was a stunner on the elimination night. No one thought that the Chetah Girl would go home. That night it was a shocker because Cameron and Sobrina were in the bottom two. Many people were thinking Cameron is gone for sure, but all the sudden they said Sobrina. The judges were very amazed by how this had happened. That day they used the excuse that everyone would vote for her, so people didn’t need to vote for her. Whether or not this was true it was still horrible. The hosts said that sometimes a stunner is what an audience needs to get a wake up call. The next day she was inteviewed on “Good Morning America”, and she said she did do some things wrong. First off she admitted that she did not take judges input much from last time and she was told that overdoing it would possibly comeback dangerously. She thanked her partner, and now she is back home. I believe however that she was not voted off due to laziness, but because she did not do that good of a job. I am by no means saying she did a bad job, but she just had a bad week. Everyone does so  good that you can’t have a bad week ever. There are a few occasions where it can fly, but she didn’t get lucky enough to get one of those occasions. This week in support everyone wore a paw to honor her. Hopefully she is happy and doing okay.

User Limit, Domain, And Other Information

    Our website currently will have a user limit. We have to have a user limit unless we get more donations. We can have 35 users max until we get enough money for it. It will cost approximately $35 per year or we can buy $0.25 per day. If you would like to donate now would be a good time. All donations will go toward the website. If you do donate please donate by making a wordpress.com account (make sure it isn’t wordpress.org) and buy credits. The credits are the system for getting upgrades.

Our website will be getting a domain shortly. As I said before I guaranteed a domain at 100,000 hits. I will try to stick with it, but if we have only a little bit of activity and lots of hits, then it is very bad. We need you to do your part by posting comments. If I see this website more active, then there will be more incentive to get the domain. It will obviously cost money, so all donations will work.

Also in other news I am very glad. We are over 2000 site hits which is outstanding for the short period of time we have been here. I don’t know what I am doing right, but I will try to keep it up. In addition, I request that you try your hardest to invite friends to come and be active. Also I need you on your best behavior because I can’t be moderating your actions, mainly your comments, 24/7. I will start allowing a few others to be able to write posts too soon. To earn this right you must be active, follow rules, and have my trust.

Kids Addicted To Games

It seems everyday a larger number of kids are addicted to games. The games they are addicted for them are not bad in normal usage, but in large amounts they can be terrible. Studies show that WoW gets about 30-40% of the players on it addicted the first time. The game uses special techniques to make players want to play more and more. The addiction is harder to kill than quitting Crystal Meth. Many people believe that the game triggers a part of your game, and it almost “hypnotizes” you. WoW is not the only game that is addicting. Runescape is another addicting game and it is an MMORPG. It is very hard to quit, and I know this for a fact because I had to quit and it took about a year. I still have urges to come back and play it. All it takes for me is one day back and there is atleast a month for me to quit again. Blocking all the ports and websites will not stop these gamers. Some parents wonder what to do, but there is no one solution. Even taking their computer away will do no good, and it may cause depression. Kids can get combative if they do not get to play their game when they want to. Please leave thoughts about this.

Xbox 360 Online Player Behavior

Have you ever been insulted because you sounded young, were playing bad, or some other bad thing? Well, I used to have the same things happen to me on Xbox 360. Young players now-a-days do not get the same treatment from older players. Someone might be 14 with a little high of a voice for a 14 year old and be called “gay” or “sucky”. Also people are like “Everyone mute this noob with a high person!” These people are just very wrong and don’t need to play. They can simply mute the player they are annoyed by because usually the player isn’t doing it on purpose. It seems to many people, including me, that they enjoy this type of harassment. If you do this you are not only hurting your team if your on that persons team, but you truly do annoy others. Others are scared to do it because they think they will lose their reputation if they stick up for someone being bullied. For example in Halo 3 many times they will be extremely rude in the lobby. The ones that are rude usually put their team down the whole game with mean comments and actually end up doing pretty bad. It just really bothers me because they don’t understand we all don’t have perfect lives. They don’t even think that sometimes they have a bad game. It really makes me wonder “Did this spread because of them getting teased?” I think this might be the reason because they want others to have to feel the pain. So next time you see someone online getting insulted for no valid reason stand up for the victim. Please leave thoughts on how you feel when this happens to you or a friend.