Things That are Disappearing

July 23, 2009

Hey Jeary here. Do you remember in school learning about card catalogs, and cassette tapes? I do. I was on the internet and saw a head liner that said, “100 Disappearing Things“. I thought I would look and I just thought it was crazy how all of these things would be something my children (when I have some) would ever know about. I think I will name 20 of them so you can know a few. To see more then just click on the link above.

Audio-Visual Entertainment

1.Inserting a VHS tape into a VCR to watch a movie or to record something.

2. Vinyl records. Even today’s DJs are going laptop or CD.

3. Standard-definition, CRT TVs filling up half your living room.

4. 3-D movies meaning red-and-green glasses.

Computers and Videogaming

5. Recording a song in a studio.

6. Turning a PlayStation on its end to try and get a game to load.

7. 5- and 3-inch floppies, Zip Discs and countless other forms of data storage.

8. Wondering if you can afford to buy a RAM upgrade.

The Internet

9. Finding out information from an encyclopedia.

10. Using a road atlas to get from A to B.

11. Phone books and Yellow Pages.

12. The time before PC networks.

Gadgets

13. Sending that film away to be processed.

14. Typewriters.

15. Answering machines.

16. Pay phones.

Everything Else

17. A physical dictionary — either for spelling or definitions.

18.Writing a check.

19. Cash.

20. Libraries as a place to get books rather than a place to use the internet.

Do you see all of this. Can you imagine your child never knowing what these were. I can’t if you were to ask me. Keep the views coming to my site also. If you want a shirt you can go to this link and find some shirts to buy.

-The Jeary

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Search Engines.

July 21, 2009

Hi everybody it’s The Jeary again writing a post for Bandew. I know that he was going to be writing a follow up on yesterdays post but I wasn’t sure so I thought I would do a review on some search engines that I use.

I usually use yahoo because of it being my default set browser for when I open up my internet. I like yahoo because it has pictures also you can use and I’m very familiar with it.  It also is quicker for me then using say google. So if I were to rate it on a scale 1-10, I would give it a 9 for it’s outstanding ability to find my questions.

My second favorite is google. I like google becouse it is one of the best search engines I have used to find anything and it has some neat features like “I’m feeling lucky” and stuff like that. They also put in a new one I think a couple of weeks ago called, “Land on the Moon”, it on google earth.  Just so you know google earth is like a map of the world that’s in 3D. So one thing that is nice is the fact that you can use it and there’s an answer for any question you have. The only downfall I think it has is the time that you spend getting to the site for google. I give it a 9 out of 10 also just like to yahoo.

This is a fairly new search program known as Bing. You might of have heard about it from it’s commercials and there sayn, “What has  It is a program that pretty much doesn’t have all the extra junk that other have like where you type something in and it comes up with the total oppisite well bing doesn’t do that from my experience. I’ve only used it once or twice but it to me seems like a pretty worthy search engine. Since I haven’t used it a whole lot I can only give it a 7 becouse I don’t totally trust it yet.

So congrats that you made it through the top three favorite search engines that I have used. I hope to be writing a new post soon for my website and Bandew again. Please feel free to participate in voting for the following poll. Thanks again and keep the views coming.

-The Jeary


As Stock Market Recovers, Mac is Outgrowing PC

July 1, 2009

MacBook ProFinder

2008 and 2009 have been tough on everyone, but now there is a small amount of recovery, especially for Apple.

Macs are beating PC in sales growth, even before Apple released the new Mac Book Pro in June. Apple reported shipment increases of 25% while PC shipments were only up 1%. Morgan Stanley analyst, Kathryn Huberty is predicting 2.5 million Mac sales for this quarter. Apple sold 2.2 million Macs in the second quarter of 2009, 3% less than the same quarter in 2008. Considering the current state of the economy, that 3% decline in sales is not that significant. If 2.5 million are sold, it wont be very out of the ordinary from the 2.496 million Macs sold in the third quarter of 2008. Apple’s website has also had an impressive amount of page views, almost doubling that of Hewlett-Packard (HP), who is there nearest competitor in page views.

sources: CNET News, Apple Inc.



New Name / Theme For Us?

April 24, 2009

I’m going to be taking ideas and suggestions for a new name & theme for Bandew444’s. If you have any ideas for me, leave a comment, and you might be the one with the best idea!

Thanks!


Daily MLB Scores From 4-15-09

April 15, 2009

LAA 3 — SEA 4  BOT 7

SF 1 — LAD 2  TOP 8

CWS 0 — DET 9  F

CLE 5 — KC 4 F

COL 5 — CHC 2 F

BOS 8 — OAK 2 F

STL 12 — ARI 7 F

NYY 4 — TB 3 F

FLA 10 — ATL 4 F

HOU 4 — PIT 1 F

PHI –    WSH – PPD

SD 2 — NYM 7  F

BAL 6 — TEX 19 F

CIN 3 — MIL 9 F

TOR 12 — MIN 2  F