Sunday, June 30, 2013

Livestock Weighing Systems

At the end of a cattle drive, the livestock have to be sold off to those who want them. The cattle are then taken to slaughterhouses, where they can be used for food, hides, and other such things. However, the ranchers who brought the cattle to the stockyard have to determine the price of the cattle before that process takes place. Therefore, they need a way to decide how much each animal is worth without looking at exactly how much product can be sold at the end of the line - at meat markets, for example. The way that they do this is by weighing the cattle. They use the livestock scales at, and the cattle are brought onto the scales one at a time. 

Before this starts, they are examined and a price is determined per pound. Each animal is then weighed and sold for the total price that is based on its overall weight. One interesting thing is that the price per pound can move a fair amount from week to week, just like the stock market. It is driven by a number of different factors, the simplest of which is the supply of cattle. If there are many cows available and the demand is easily being met, the price per pound will fall. If the supply is running low and the demand is very high, the price will rise again. Ranchers always try to get their cattle to the stockyards when the prices are high, increasing their profits.


Friday, June 28, 2013

Competitive Rates for Electricity

It’s always been our most common dilemma when we see our electricity bills and rates have increased again. I don’t really understand why the country’s leading supplier of electricity has to charge their loss to their customers. Their losses are brought about by the illegal electric connection of some people and the company adds it to their monthly charges to consumers. Our electric billing includes a lot of charges which makes our monthly billing soar up. I have this thought that they should make hard effort and determination to catch those who steal electricity and not just add it to their multiple charges. Anyway the rate itself is high enough without those extra charges and I think that we need to have other supplier so electricity rates will be competitive enough. 

It’s proven that if there’s a competitive line of products available to consumers the competitors will offer discounts or special packages that will ease the burden of paying too high electricity bills. As of today many are complaining about the high percentage of electricity bills people are consuming on their monthly budgetary allowance and little by little they’re limiting their usage on appliances that consumes electricity. This is good in a different way as they also saves energy but the main issue is that people should also be given the right to a competitive supply of electricity that will not overburden them but will help in their daily living.


Monday, June 24, 2013

Looking for Modern Technology Updates on Music

Along with the latest trend in innovations for mobile phone, tablets, laptops and other gadgets I’m searching for the ones related to music. I specifically look out for modern updates on improving the technology in developing musical instruments for easy playing and better sound quality. I remember my daughter downloading an application on playing guitar on mobile phones and she also added piano on the list. 

Well my little boy would always insist on his favorite drums so we kept on looking for drum set apps for him. I remember I caught him looking at cheap vic firth drumsticks at guitar center because his own drumsticks is very old. He loves looking at the nice collection of designs for drumsticks hoping he’ll find one that will suit him best. Well in 6 weeks time he’ll forget the drums for awhile because he’s going to study playing guitar on Saturday classes.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Mattresses & Mirrors

If you wake up tired every day it might be because you have a tired foam or older mattress – with proper care good mattresses are designed to last for five to ten years but many people use them far longer.  There are several ways to prolong the life of a mattress; always use a mattress protector to help reduce dirt and dust and keep the actual mattress as clean as possible. Older mattresses should be rotated and turned to even out the wear patterns – this is especially important if one user is far heavier or larger than the other.

If your mattress leaves something to be desired but a new one is not in the budget or if you simply wish to experience a better night’s sleep then a mattress enhancer such as a memory foam or feather mattress topper is a great idea. There have been many technological advances with certain styles designed to alleviate motion transfer when one sleeping partner rolls over; others are designed to reduce pressure points and soothe aching muscles. With a new mattress topper you can get many of the same benefits as those offered by the fancy new pillow top mattresses without needing to actually buy a new mattress.

Many things contribute to facilitating a good nights’ sleep. Experts say you should use the bedroom for sleeping, not as a place to work or even read in bed; the room should be as dark as possible so room darkening shades are often recommend. The room should be quiet and comfortable – you may wish to incorporate some elements of fengshui by strategically placing bathroom, wall and other mirrors throughout the bedroom to make it appear larger and more tranquil.


Friday, June 21, 2013

Looking for Innovations in Music

I’ve been searching for new updates in music technology because my daughters are really interested in any innovations in music. They have been asking me to have some research on it because they’re planning things about music. My kids are downloading some apps for guitar and keyboard lessons and they’re very determined to learn more. 

While searching I also found a good acoustic bass at musicians friend which gave so much interest to my daughter Gen who is training for guitar instrumentalist also. She never gets tired on learning not only on one instrument but on other musical instruments as well. She even mentioned to me that she wants to study Music when she finished high school.


High Tech Faucet

Source: via Race on Pinterest

What would you do if you have encountered a faucet like this?  I just chanced upon this and the idea thrills me that a faucet can have facial recognition technology that automatically adjusts the water pressure and temperature to your preferred settings.  Very techie indeed.

I'm just wondering if it needs facial expression that will set the pressure of the water like if you're mad and angry or cool and relaxed.  I really love this one as it's like the latest innovation in mobile phones which recognizes retina and face.  Such innovation, they never cease to amaze me.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Modernizing Your Bath

I love classic furniture in the house but I also like modern innovations on appliances and home decors. As modern technology invades various kinds of living it brought upon improvement not just in communications and media but in other aspects as well. One thing that I like about modern homes are the new design and ideas provided by companies that never stop on improving their products like which offers quality products for bathroom and kitchen at affordable price. 

Quality Bath brings about modern products and accessories needed for your bathroom, kitchen, lighting and hardware including cabinets and a lot more. They make special showers, air-whirlpool combo whirlpools and air tubs, kitchen sinks, faucets, racks and every little accessory for the said areas in your house. They also take care of the exterior and interior lighting with accessories. With good customer service to support and answer all your inquiries you’re on your way to having your quality bath.


Friday, June 7, 2013

Innovations on Cleaning System

With all the advanced ideas that innovates system, modernizes equipment, appliances and other things I’m looking for easier ways to simplify home and building works. It’s always a hard task to clean high-rise buildings’ windows, roof and walls and when I see the workers doing it I’m thinking if there’s a way to simplify or innovate windows and roof cleaning because I find too risky for the cleaners. 

Well who knows maybe it’s available in other countries or it will be discovered in few months. It will be worth the thought but I hope if ever it will be simplified those workers who did the cleaning will also be the workers who will operate the newly-innovated machine to do the job. I don’t want to think that innovations will pave the way for some workers to lose their jobs.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760

The latest technology in keyboard now is wireless but still I go for the regular keyboard because I find it a hassle to recharge the battery every now and then. I’m relieved to find the new powered-by-light wherever-you-go keyboard for Mac®, iPad® or iPhone®. This Logitech wireless solar keyboard K760 is powered by any light - inside and out, be it low light and lamp light. It also works for at least three months if it’s fully charged. No battery hassles and can work even in total darkness. 

System Requirements
  • Mac OS® X 10.5 (Leopard) or later (Intel only)
  • iPad®, iPad 2, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad mini or iPhone® with iOS™ 4.0 or later
  • Light source from sunlight and/or indoor lighting
  • Internet connection (for software download)
It comes with a 3-year limited hardware warranty.  Sells at Logitech for USD79.99


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