Best New Computers On The Market Today

Below is the results of my extensive research on the best new computer options in buying a new computer. I also attached an excel spreadsheet file that can help you decide whether a laptop or a desktop is best for you: New-Computer-Decision Excel File

Desktop: $2850 (i7-3770 (3.4 ghz), 32 GB Ram, 2TB HD w/ 256GB SSD Ram, Nvidia Geforce GTX660 1.5 GB)
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fddwpp53&model_id=xps-8500&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-U2713HM-IPS-LED-CVN85-27-Inch-LED-lit/dp/B009H0XQQY

Dell XPS one (touchscreen desktop): $2600 (i7-3770 (3.4 Ghz), 16GB ram, 2 TB HD w/ 32 GB ssd)
ANY LAPTOP BELOW REQUIRES $700- 1000 MONITOR!

Dell 15z ultrabook w/ touch screen $1000 (i7 2.6 Ghz, 8GB Ram, 500 GB drive + 32 GB ssd, nvidia geforce 630m w/ 2gb DDR3)

Dell XPS 12 (ultrabook/tablet touchscreen) $1700: (i7 2.6 Ghz, 8 GB Ram, 256 SSD, Intel HD 4000)
Macbook Pro 15” $2800: (i7 2.7 Ghz, 16 GB Ram, 512 GB SSD, Nvidia Geforce GT 650m 1 GB GDDR5)

 

North Korea Explicitly Threatening US with Nuclear Missiles

I don’t know if you have been looking at the news lately but North Korea and its inbred psychotic leader has repeatedly been threatening to nuke the United States and even publishing pictures of its “plans” to do so. Most policy experts are saying Kim Jong In is just solidifying his power… but what if the nutjob is serious?

In this case I kind of like a first strike policy. If someone is explicitly threatening you don’t ignore them; take action. Its well established that if someone is pointing a gun at you and making threats, you are perfectly within your right to self defense to pull out your own gun and kill them. A nuclear first strike might be a bad idea, but a conventional attack that decapitates their leadership seems wise.

Thoughts?

Volusion SEO Firm – Choose Coalition Technologies

You’ve finally launched your online store using the Volusion eCommerce software platform.  Now that the cyber-doors are open, you need customers and you’re probably wondering how to get attention for your store. As the founder of L.A.’s leading SEO firm, I know the dilemma all too well.

Volusion SEO

Perhaps you’ve tried using the search engine optimization tools already included in your Volusion package. Maybe you’ve even made a few phone calls to your friend’s cousin, who’s really good with his own blog. But you aren’t an SEO expert, and the choices you’re making may not be the best ones for your product or for your overall vision.

And then you undoubtedly ask yourself the most important question: What is the best Volusion SEO firm to help me get the results I need?  In other words, which team can help me get attention for my store and my products?

The Advantages and Limitations of Volusion

Search optimization is a tricky and human-driven game where the rules constantly change and the competition is fierce.  While Volusion provides you with some SEO tools, using stock features is not the same as hiring an experienced and professional Volusion SEO firm that understands the ins and outs and the platform and the search engines.

Yes, Volusion software can perform SEO tasks with great precision. But its power begins and ends with the information you provide to it. And if you don’t provide the right information, you are effectively turning off your store’s lights and locking the front door.

Many Volusion entrepreneurs don’t know the proper methodologies, and grow discouraged when their rankings don’t improve. They may not know of the sometimes minor changes that are needed to improve their rankings. After all, software by itself is incapable of adapting on the fly and making sure that you’re getting the maximum return on your investment.

That’s where Coalition Technologies comes in.

Coalition Technologies – A Track Record of Success

We are fully committed to helping your site reach its full SEO potential. Of course, the static features offered by the software are nice, but you’ll be surprised how a few professional customization tweaks can make your site leap up the search engine rankings in short order.

Coalition Technologies can bring this kind of success to you. We are a Volusion partner and have a rich history of helping entrepreneurs just like you. We invite you to read through our portfolio and see what we can do. Our full-time staff of professional SEOs, developers, designers and copywriters will work together to take your site to new heights of success.

SEO Volusion

Our staff will oversee everything from your URL structure to your content creation, ensuring that no stone is left unturned and that every aspect of your Volusion site is fully optimized for SEO.

When you begin looking for a Volusion SEO firm, asking these questions can help you find the right solution for you.

1)   Has the firm worked with Volusion companies in the past?

2)    What improvements did they make in sales and traffic for those clients?

3)    Is there a full-time, dedicated team on board with Volusion experience?

Call Coalition Today

Ready to go?  If you need a truly superior Volusion SEO firm, visit us at Coalition Technologies. We are ready to take your business to the next level. Check out our website and call us for a free quote at 1-888-800-9101.

Business Idea: Open Exercise Gyms in Airports

I have a five hour layover in Santiago Chile on my way home from Buenos Aires. I REALLY wish I could do a workout there. As a matter of fact I would pay up to $15 to be able to do so. I am sure a lot of other people feel the same way. I wonder if anyone has ever had the business idea to open exercise gyms in airports and if they ever executed on that business idea?

Bellini Airport food is Awful

The Bellini chain of airport delis in Argentina is the worst airport food I have ever had and is also very expensive. Avoid!

American Medical Association Wields its Power

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/03/26/21-graphs-that-show-americas-health-care-prices-are-ludicrous/

Prices are high because supply of doctors is purposefully restricted by the doctors trade union the American Medical Association!

Frattastic

My brother is pledging a frat and apparently they kidnapped one of the brothers. Read on for his version (this is his email to the brothers of the house):

Friends, Comrades and Dear Brothers,

I expect over the course of the day there will be quite a bit of rumors going around regarding the events of Ted’s recent homecoming. So, the freshmen pledge class has decided to disseminate the accurate version of events before things get out of hand.
Lady Fortune showed favor to the captors when the mark called us, requesting a ride to pick him up from Bushwood and to take him to Old House. The first issue was to make sure he was situated in the back middle seat with one captor on each side blocking the doors. There was one captor in the front passenger seat pretending to have an asthma attack in order to make Ted quickly enter the vehicle without realizing he was in a car with four soon-to-be kidnappers.
Once he was in the car and we were driving, the code phrase was asked, “Where’s Dougie?” which initiated the subsequent duct-taping and hooding of Mr. Ted. At first, his reaction was of total shock, and then complete compliance. He must have realized the hopelessness of the situation and decided to just give in to the inevitable. He said that it was “pussy-shit” that we waited until he was alone, but his anger only amused the captors. Obviously, the captors would prefer to get a Brother alone as opposed to fighting of the drunken masses during the process. He then exclaimed that he had some sort of interview the next morning at nine and handed over his cellphone (and its password) in order to verify this via text messages. But, even this revelation garnered no mercy from the captors.
He was initially relaxed about the whole ordeal but when the kidnappers put a pillowcase over his head and duct taped it, he began to experience the effects of anxiety and paranoia. The captors had decided to be completely silent and only listen to music and ignore Ted’s remarks to maximize his feeling of isolation.
After an hour of driving, Ted stated something to the effect of “I hope you aren’t stupid enough to take me over state lines, because that is a federal offense. What if you guys get pulled over? I hope you do, cause my parents will sue you.” One of the captors smoothly replied, “We don’t care.” And the drive continued…
At this point, one of the captors saw a mechanical pencil in the vehicle and had an epiphany: “wouldn’t it be great if we (the captors) convinced Ted that we were injecting him with some sort of hallucinogenic drug?” Thus, the captors asked Ted if he was hot and told him they would roll up his sleeves. They then grabbed his arms and held them still while one of the captors poked him in the forearm (after flicking the mechanical pencil like one would a syringe prior to injection).
He quickly asked what had been given to him and was answered with the cold silence of the dark night…leaving him to his own paranoid thoughts. However, he did have some rather interesting speculations about the nature of what had supposedly been given to him. His first guess was that the “drug” consisted of medication for women in menopause to handle heat flashes. The captors really didn’t know where that one came from, but figured, “Well, it is Ted.” His second hypothesis was that the captors had given him a laxative.
The kidnapper who had first imagined the mechanical pencil scheme then chose to turn all the heat up in the vehicle to make Ted uncomfortable. Once he began complaining of the heat, the captors told him that the air conditioning was going full-blast and that his high temperature was a side effect of the drug. The captors then changed the temperature from one extreme to the next throughout the ride (as well as routinely changing the volume low and high for a constant period of time to further aid the placebo effect).
Mr. Ted began questioning what the captors had given him and one of them obliged to look up the side effects of the drug on the Internet and read the symptoms. The kidnapper went to the Wikipedia for LSD (without revealing that it was LSD that had supposedly been given to him) and read the symptoms which progressive became more and more intense in nature (the captor added temperature variation and sound wave changes to the list). At the end of the synopsis, Wikipedia revealed that LSD should not be used in stressful environments where the user is not comfortable and Mark began expressing concern for his psychological and physical health at this new bit of information.

 

 

He then pretended to pass out and was resting his head on one of the captor’s laps for awhile before suddenly jerking upwards and striking a glancing blow on the chin of that kidnapper which resulted in further restraint. After some time had passed, the kidnappers decided to give him another fake injection. When they grabbed his arms, Ted pleaded, “Don’t do this. I am okay with the kidnapping, but please don’t drug me.”, but the captors proceeded and gave him another “shot”. Once the deed was done, Ted cried out, “This fraternity is going to shit, you are all crazy like Baker and Watson” before laying his head on his seat; resigning himself to the perceived effects of a mysterious psychedelic drug.
This silence lasted for a short-while though because he wanted to know if the drug could show up on a NCAA drug screening and the captors said that they really had no idea.
Yet, all good things must come to an end. The captors had reached their destination which last over a total of three hours (imagine having a hood over your head for such a period while being under the perceived influence of a powerful chemical agent): the home of Mr. Ted in Greensboro, NC. The kidnappers quickly dragged him out onto the side of the grassy hill directly in front of his parents front door, and after a few pictures, left The One with Rage.

 

 

With the utmost sincerity and respect,
Dimitri

LA’s Superior Court Juror Online Orientation- SKIP IT HERE

Do you dread sitting through the silly 1 hour long Los Angeles Superior Court Online Orientation for jurors? If so, there is an easy way to skip it using these simple directions:

  1. Use Google Chrome as your browser and login to the Online Orientation and get started with it.
  2. Click the play button on the first video
  3. Hit Ctrl + Shift + I
  4. Click on the tiny icon in the bottom left corner for the console (second from the left).
  5. Sorry about this step – I forgot the name of the function you need to type in the console. So right click on the page, click “view source”, then hit Ctrl + F to open the search dialogue, type in “continue” and there will be a function named something like “DisplayContinueButton()”. Take this function name and type it into the console like so DisplayContinueButton() and hit enter. Now the continue button should be displayed even though you didnt watch the whole video. Rinse and repeat for each video.

Museum of Federal Police Buenos Aires

We got a special personalized tour of the Museum of Federal Police. The museum was closed but there was a manager lady there who wanted to work on her English and gave us a tour.

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