Monday, May 19, 2014

Brake-O-Rama Short Course on Wheel Alignment

In its most basic form, a wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. The purpose of these adjustments is maximum tire life and a vehicle that tracks straight and true when driving along a straight and level road.
This article begins with information that any motorist should know; however, if you are interested in learning more about this topic, click on the underlined words for more detailed explanations of each term. We will cover various levels of detail with the deepest levels containing information that even a wheel alignment technician will find informative.
Wheel Alignment is often confused with Wheel Balancing.  The two really have nothing to do with each other except for the fact that they affect ride and handling.  If a wheel is out of balance, it will cause a vibration at highway speeds that can be felt in the steering wheel and/or the seat.  If the alignment is out, it can cause excessive tire wear and steering or tracking problems.
If you know anything about wheel alignment, you’ve probably heard the terms Camber, Caster and Toe-in.
Camber is the angle of the wheel, measured in degrees, when viewed from the front of the vehicle. If the top of the wheel is leaning out from the center of the car, then the camber is positive ,if it’s leaning in, then the camber is negative. If the camber is out of adjustment, it will cause tire wear on one side of the tire’s tread. If the camber is too far negative, for instance, then the tire will wear on the inside of the tread.
If the camber is different from side to side it can cause a pulling problem. The vehicle will pull to the side with the more positive camber. On many front-wheel-drive vehicles, camber is not adjustable. If the camber is out on these cars, it indicates that something is worn or bent, possibly from an accident and must be repaired or replaced.
When you turn the steering wheel, the front wheels respond by turning on a pivot attached to the suspension system.
Caster is the angle of this steering pivot, measured in degrees, when viewed from the side of the vehicle. If the top of the pivot is leaning toward the rear of the car, then the caster is positive, if it is leaning toward the front, it is negative.
If the caster is out of adjustment, it can cause problems in straight line tracking. If the caster is different from side to side, the vehicle will pull to the side with the less positive caster. If the caster is equal but too negative, the steering will be light and the vehicle will wander and be difficult to keep in a straight line. If the caster is equal but too positive, the steering will be heavy and the steering wheel may kick when you hit a bump. Caster has little affect on tire wear.
The best way to visualize caster is to picture a shopping cart caster. The pivot of this type of caster, while not at an angle, intersects the ground ahead of the wheel contact patch. When the wheel is behind the pivot at the point where it contacts the ground, it is in positive caster. Picture yourself trying to push the cart and keep the wheel ahead of the pivot. The wheel will continually try to turn from straight ahead. That is what happens when a car has the caster set too far negative. Like camber, on many front-wheel-drive vehicles, caster is not adjustable. If the caster is out on these cars, it indicates that something is worn or bent, possibly from an accident, and must be repaired or replaced.
The toe measurement is the difference in the distance between the front of the tires and the back of the tires. It is measured in fractions of an inch in the US and is usually set close to zero which means that the wheels are parallel with each other. Toe-in means that the fronts of the tires are closer to each other than the rears. Toe-out is just the opposite. An incorrect toe-in will cause rapid tire wear to both tires equally. This type of tire wear is called a saw-tooth wear pattern as shown in this illustration. 
If the sharp edges of the tread sections are pointing to the center of the car, then there is too much toe-in. If they are pointed to the outside of the car then there is too much toe-out. Toe is always adjustable on the front wheels and on some cars, is also adjustable for the rear wheels.  


Tuesday, January 14, 2014 and the Zalman Silber Empire

No New York sight-seeing would be complete without the ultimate tour: The Skyride at the Empire State Building. The brainchild of serial entrepreneur Zalman Silber, it’s so obvious you wonder why you hadn’t thought of it yourself! What it is, is a virtual tour of the city narrated by actor Kevin Bacon in surround-sound as guests lay back in ergonomically designed seats on a special mobile platform featuring kinetic feedback synchronized with the high-definition video. More than thirty locations throughout the Big Apple are explored through aerial fly-bys, from de rigueur visits to the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge to slightly lesser-known sights that help out-of-towners discover the New York of everyday residents. The whole half-hour ride also features two opening programs that outline the history of the Empire State Building itself in addition to surveying all the other things there are to do in the city.

And speaking of the Empire State Building, the Skyride offers special combination tickets that provide holders with special expedited access to the top floor, bypassing many of the lines thanks to the Fast Track Program. Here’s a tip, though: You should go through the Skyride first before proceeding to the observatory deck of the Empire State Building. While it is possible to go to the top first, you won’t be able to get the benefit of the Fast Track Program because you will have to start your journey from the ground floor, instead of from the Skyride!

So what’s the take-away? Well, it’s very similar to other theme park rides of its kind, but it is also a very New York kind of ride, too, an introduction to New York in itself even outside of its programming due to the ethnic diversity of its staff as well as taking place in one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. This popular attraction is available every single day of the year, with slightly curtailed hours

during Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Open for business from eight in the morning until ten at night, the New York Skyride is a multimedia experience suitable for all audiences, including young children. That does not include, however, babies and toddlers, as everyone needs to be properly seated (no sitting on laps allowed, for obvious safety reasons) and so guests must be a minimum of three feet high. Generally speaking, early in the morning and lunchtime is the best, least busy time to visit, though naturally this rule of thumb can vary.

Monday, November 4, 2013

"Who Stole The Moon?"

"Who Stole the Moon?" The top-rated interactive children's book extends the horizon for languages!

Windy Press has released an updated version of its popular interactive book for children — "Who Stole The Moon?". The story can now be read and heard in 17 different languages. You can read it on the iPad and iPhone (special edition with enlarged font).

Chicago-based, Windy Press International Publishing House, LLC has released an update, (version 1.3), of its top-rated interactive musical book for children, "Who Stole The Moon?". It contains yet another language: Danish. Altogether, the story can now be read and heard in 17 different languages! Thanks to the redesigning of the pages and large font, the story is now available not only on the iPad, but on the iPhone as well.
*** Interactive book "Who Stole the Moon?" for iPad and for iPhone! ***
"Who Stole the Moon?" is an interactive musical picture book application. The fairy tale "Who Stole the Moon?" was written by the British writer Helen Stratton-Would and illustrated by well-known Russian artist Vlad Gerasimov. It's a story about little Bertie, who dreamed about becoming an astronaut. He loved to watch the moon shining through his skylight window every night as he lay in bed. One evening, though, the moon didn't appear in the sky.

"Who Stole the Moon?" With this serious question, "detective" Bertie set out on his adventure. Join Bertie on his quest with this charming bedtime story that will gently nurture your child's imagination and send them off into the magical world of dreams.

With the interactive book "Who Stole the Moon?", Windy Press makes an innovative step in creating a completely new genre in digital publishing — the e-musical. In addition to fine illustrations, vivid animation, as well as 4 mini-games, the book includes 8 original songs, performed by award-winning American children's singer Susie Tallman and well-known Australian musician Richard Pleasance. "Who Stole the Moon?" is available in many widely-spoken languages across the world and is narrated by professional actors.

The 17 languages with professional narrators include: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, Dutch, Danish, Ukrainian, Czech, Turkish, Afrikaans.
— Editor's Choice Award by the Children's Technology Review
— #1 among top the 10 most interesting interactive children's apps for Apple gadgets. — Listed by Forbes
— 5+1 Stars and Gold Award for Excellent Children's App by Kinder App Garten (Germany)

*** Overview of "Who Stole the Moon?" ***
Title: "Who Stole the Moon?" Published by: Windy Press International Publishing House, LLC. Release date: March 05, 2012. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Price: US $4.99 for iPad, US $2.99 for iPhone.
Free Lite version also available (In-App Purchase: US $4.99/ US $2.99 accordingly)
iTunes AppStore:
Full iPad version:
Free iPad version:
Full iPhone version:
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*** Company website with promotional videos ***
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*** About the Company ***
Windy Press is an international innovative publishing house headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It's primary direction is the publication of interactive e-books for children and adults. Windy Press publications feature rich animated illustrations combined with original songs and mini games. At the heart of the unique "book musicals" of Windy Press lies an original cross-platform book engine. This technology gives new life to books that are both entertaining and educational. As the founder of the e-musical genre, Windy Press takes its special place among the pioneers of the digital publishing revolution.

*** Press Release Contact Information ***
Yuri Mezenko
Windy Press International Publishing House, LLC
P.O. Box 1541
Warrenville, IL 60555
Voice: (+1) 630-699-5832

Thursday, April 18, 2013

"I became them" Brilliant new poetry by Shainur Ullah

When I studied them, I became interested
When I became interested, I heard of them
When I heard of them, I saw them
When I saw them, I met them
And when I met them, I became them.

By Shainur Ullah


I like this exploration of how things influence us, and how it means that we become at total of all the experiences we have, whether we like it or not. A great concise shwoing of how that happens. Well Done!

This is brilliant and insightful! I wouldn't change a thing. It is exactly how i feel when I discover a new (well,new to me) branch of history, new genre of books, or a form of art. Thank you for expressing that feeling of oneness to every new study in life

This is how it all works!! Getting to the bottom of things requires getting there first, once there one becomes one with them. I am impressed by this relatively simple equation that you have put in place which is both effective and true at all times.

You have a great gift for capturing much in the smallest of nets. One is then left to marvel at the valuable treasures therein. Excellent write and read!!! applauded

Simple but efficient ! It pictures the stages one could go through once introduced to particular knowledge that one finds interest in , I suppose and when i met them ,i became them could be interpreted as the influence someone had upon you in a positive way .It could also be though them you identified something that you desired in life and wanted so badly to have .Once you saw that it is achieveble "i became them " .It.s as if when we see something we want in others we try to copy them or imitate them so we can have what they have to ! Hope this makes sense !

the poem can be interpreted in a dark foreboding sense or in the Sufi tradition of 'Oneness'. 

This is an interesting introspection into the social structure and process behind the scenes of life. Very true and to the point. Nicely done.

Cancer Girl

Cancer girl is about a girl with blood cancer and when she falls in love, her cancer gets cured and when they break up her cancer comes back.

I published this on wattpad, I am not getting paid for the short story, but I would love readers and people to comment and like and I have faith this short story will affect a lot of people in a good way as cancer is a huge killer and we all know a person with cancer, or died from cancer that we wished were cured.

I'd love for you to spread this short story around and hope to make people feel better, again I get no profit but if i see people commenting and liking and just getting the recognition and seeing they are happy is enough for me.

It is sort of a fairy tale, but a 21st century fairy tale, with cancer being the plague and love is the cure. My aim is to make you happy and I would love it if you spread this short story, cancer girl to any effected familes dealing with cancer or someone who has cancer, i want to put hope and faith in them.

Read it for yourself and let your heart melt:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dehydrated dog food, why your dog needs this healthy dog food?

Dehydrated dog food, why your dog needs this healthy dog food?

What is Dehydrated dog food?
Dehydrated dog food is in its simplest form is referred to as dry dog food, but only until warm water is added to the dehydrated dog food mix and then the resulting dog food mix becomes a biologically appropriate dog food with the exact amount of water content recommended by the dog food nutritional experts, the added advantage on this dehydrated dog food is that the amount of water contained in the biologically appropriate dog food is in the exact amount of 70%, and this water content is the perfect for the individual dog’s metabolism as any less or more water content can be a cause for nutritional problems in the future – possibly liver and / or kidney problems, all dog food mixes must be represented of the dog’s natural dietary requirements which should as close as possible to the meat-eating diet of its carnivores descendants and this hydrated dog food – dehydrated dog food when mixed with the exact amount of water decidedly is replicated by as perfect a diet only as an alternative to eating a biologically appropriate raw diet – which in its self very difficult to assess exact proportions to suit the dogs dietary needs, so the first choice the dog nutritional experts would recommend is the biologically appropriate raw diet, which is at best very difficult to replicate, the perfect alternative for the dogs dietary needs would be the correctly hydrated dehydrated dog food.

What is Good About Dehydrated Dog Food?
The main advantage of feeding your family dog Dehydrated Dog Food is that the manufacturing process is consistent and specific, and the advantage lies in the fact that the dehydrated dog food has not been processed at high temperatures which has protected the essential nutrient, essential mineral and other essential vitamins content of the Hydrated dog food mix, so the essential ingredients that is so essential for the long term nutritional needs for your family dog is importantly safeguarded.

Dehydrated dog food remains the closest to the essential ingredients of any manufactures dog food, because the essential ingredients of the dehydrated raw dog food remains in perfect condition so that the family dog benefit from the essential trace elements which is not destroyed in the manufacturing heating process and this range of dehydrated raw dog food is the best choice of dog food that a caring dog lover can give to their family dog, it is recommended that all family dogs should be fed the best and highest quality of dog food that perfectly replicates the natural food of the meat-eating carnivore and gives the family dog the essential minerals, essential vitamins and the essential trace elements, and avoid all other processed dog foods and the reasons are explained for you in the paragraph below.

Processed dog food in comparison to dehydrated dog food – in its raw state, is actually forced to be heat processed because of the un-nutritious and potential harmful bacteria which is very likely mixed in with processed dog food – the un-sterilized waste animal innards, the crushed waste bones with added un-natural ingredients so as to bind all of the mixed processed dog food together – in essence with all of the un-savoury ingredients contained within the processed dog food, then the extreme heating process used throughout the manufacturing process is entirely necessary to ensure the destruction of the possibly harmful bacteria, and it is for this reason alone that the processed dog food must be subject to very high temperatures so as to ensure that the potential harmful bacteria is destroying these essential trace elements even though the manufacturing process involves the destruction of essential ingredients the inferior processed dog food is still available and is being sold in the vast majority of the processed dog food departments of the Pet Supplies Stores.

What is the Advantages of Feeding Your Dog Dehydrated Dog Food?
As the first choice of dehydrated dog food from the dog nutritional experts are also based on the very important advantage of this type of food being very easily digestible and for the essential proteins which are readily available to the dog for example turkey, beef, chicken and fish in their own right are a luxury diet of the meat-eating carnivorous wild dogs, and with the added benefit from the naturally included essential minerals and the essential vitamins available to the dog in its natural state, then Dehydrated Dog Food is definitely the best choice and only second to the biologically appropriate raw dog food and this type of raw dog food is a difficult to formulate to the exact proportions of the various components relating to the various elements so the dog fed on the biologically appropriate dog food needs to replicate the exact combination of the daily essential nutrients, essential minerals, essential vitamins and exact proportions for bulk and reduction in the carbohydrate content – unless the dog is a working dog then the combinations need to be re-evaluated to suit. Dehydrated Dog Food is highly recommended for dog owners who received specific orders not to feed their dogs’ dog food with grain, and this is usually as a result of a transitional dog food after coming off a bland diet as a result of a Gastric Intestinal problem or even Pancreatitis and using Dehydrated Dog Food until capable of resuming their biologically appropriate raw dog food.

Is there a Set of Ingredients Contained in Dehydrated Raw Dog Food?
Yes, and to ensure you feed your dog the highest consistency of Dehydrated Raw Dog Food, then you need to ensure that the quality is consistent and the only sure way of ensuring the consistency of the dog food, check these ingredients is printed on the Hydrated Raw Dog Food Box – if shopping online for your hydrated raw dog food, then only shop at an online pet supplies store which offer an in-depth informational description of each pet supplies product – check out the DogSiteWorld Store and you will see that they offer an in-depth pet products description, with the honest reviews from previous buyers and their reviews are from pet lovers just like us, unfortunately there are many online dog supplies store who will offer very little product descriptions, so check the description before any online purchases, the List of ingredients is as follows:
• Dehydrated Turkey
• Organic Flaxseed
• Potatoes
• Carrots
• Celery
• Spinach
• Organic Coconut
• Apples
• Organic Kelp
• Eggs
• Bananas

The above ingredients are an excellent combination of raw foods in the natural form of dehydrated raw dog food – raw dog food which having been dried in its natural state with nothing added or nothing taken out by any processing method – un processed dog food; you will not get any better quality ingredients when the combination is in any type of prepared dog food especially when included within the recipe of Dehydrated Raw Dog Food, remember this type of dog food available at online pet stores will usually include a more extended range and there should be expected to have a wide selection and usually the descriptions will be more exact certainly when shopping at a leading online pet supplies store.

What do I Need to Know when Feeding my Dog Dehydrated Dog Food?
Feeding your dog a mixed diet of Dehydrated Dog Food is like any other mixture of dog food and essential and specific to all dry dog food mixes, and that is to ensure that by feeding your dog any dry dog mix you must ensure that the dog food mixture must be adequately softened by adding at least 70% water to the mix and ensure that all the dry ingredients are moistened and of a paste consistency and this fine mix will be perfect for the dog – the dog nutritional experts suggest to avoid a dog having unlimited access to dry dog food in its un-moistened state, and only feeding the correct amount on a daily basis.

Will You Separate Myth From Fact and Evidence with Dehydrated Dog Food 1?
There is one misconception that a dog who eats dry dehydrated dog food that their teeth will remain in perfect condition, unfortunately this is far from the truth, as the experts will argue that the only way for a dog to maintain an healthy set of teeth is that the dog will regularly participate in the shearing action from chewing on and biting bone-dense food, and it’s this consistent biting on dense bone type dog food that helps to maintain the cleaning action of the dog’s teeth.

Will You Separate Misconception From Fact and Evidence with Dehydrated Dog Food 2?
Another misconception is related to buying dog food which contains Grains, well Grains in dog food is only used to bulk up the dog food consistency with a cheap and plentiful ingredient, there is no evidence that dog food with grain is healthy, in fact many dog nutritional experts will warn against feeding your dog with dog food containing grain, as they recommend that all dog food given to your dog need to be grain-free and the ultimate dog food mix essential for your dogs’ health and well-being and the evidence suggests dehydrated raw dog food is the dog food mix which replicated the most natural dog food diet for your meat-eating carnivore.

References: (“Toxic pet food may have killed dozens of dogs”, (Simone Aquino and Benedito CorrĂȘa (2011). (Aflatoxins in Pet Foods: A Risk to Special Consumers, Aflatoxins - Detection, Measurement and Control, Dr Irineo Torres-Pacheco (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-711-6, InTech (Moss,)… Carnoviour

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Why is Correct Feeding of Dog Food Important to your Family Dog?

Why is Correct Feeding of Dog Food Important to your Family Dog?

What the main considerations to decide which dog food is needed?

When it comes to dog food, it is important to invest in the right quality in order to for dogs to get the right balance of nutrition that they need. Quality foods such as acana dog food, organix dog food and castor and pollux dog food are a variety of foods that will benefit the health of canines and will extend their lifespan. Just like humans, it is important to check what ingredients are contained within dog food. There are many unnatural preservatives and contents that lead to a dog becoming overweight along with a wide range of health problems.

Are there scientific reasons to avoid cheaper dog food?
It is too tempting for dog owners to buy the cheapest dog food. However, with cheap dog food also comes with ingredients that are not healthy to animals. Many times, the worst parts of animal are thrown into dog food including horse parts and stomach lining. What owners do not know is that the internal system of dog’s works in the same way as humans do. Like humans, dogs also need the same amount of good nutrition in order to be healthy. There is plenty of dog food out there that mimics the nutritional balance that humans need in order to stay healthy. Dogs can eat vegetables like humans can, and many dog food varieties have ingredients that are delicious to dogs and contains both fruits and vegetables. Dogs are privy to flavor too, and they will love the healthy ingredients contained in higher quality organix dog food.

Advantages you might not be aware for buying high quality dog food?
There is dog food out there that will make dogs defecate less and will provide a soft shine to their coats. Foods like acana dog food will provide the right amount of balanced nutrition for dogs that will keep their energy levels up and will provide them with the right balance of nutrients they need. When it comes to castor and pollux dog food, there are a variety of flavors including chicken and potato, chicken and brown rice, turkey carrots and potatoes along with turkey and vegetables. With organix dog food, dogs are more likely to get the nutrition they need, and will help in weight loss.

What other considerations should a caring dog owner be aware of with dog food?
Good exercise and a solid diet is what will keep the weight off for dogs. Dogs who are suffering from weight gain can use a variety of foods and other measures that will help them lose excess pounds. It will be a great exercise plan to have dogs on a consistent exercise plan along with allowing them to eat the necessary foods. Balanced nutrition is crucial to a dog’s health, and it will be a great help in promoting overall heart health.

Pups and older dogs all need the right amount of nutrition that is unique to the size and breed. It is always important to proportion the size of a dog’s meal and figure out the necessary scoops and how many bowels they need per day. In order to properly balance out a dog’s diet content rich dog food such as acana dog food, castor and pollux dog food, and organix dog food with higher protein and lower carbohydrates to mirror the family dogs natural diet that would be available in the wild and this combination of your family dog by nature, receiving a natural meat-eating diet as her would receive in the wild, so the priority for you as the loving provider is to ensure your family dog receives the minerals and vitamins in his diet that he needs to ensure he remains and stays in good health and the family dogs .

How to maintain a healthy diet by choosing the correct dog food?
Healthy diet can be maintained by feeding him the highest quality dog food that your money can buy but you can be confident that your family dog is receiving the necessary content-rich ingredients when feeding your family pet the best food money can buy acana dog food, castor and pollux dog food, and organix dog food, it is always necessary to give them the proper amount of nutrition they need in order to secure healthy limbs, joints, hips and healthy organs especially the dogs kidneys and of course maintaining healthy growth is an important consideration.

Are you just writing this about dog food diet without evidence?
No, because the process of feeding your family dog is not dissimilar to feeding the other individual members within your family unit, as we are all too aware that without a well maintained healthy diet, which includes essential minerals and essential vitamins then the nutritional experts can predict an unhealthy diet can lead to various illnesses and diseases, and the same is true for our precious family dog, again the family dog’s diet must be as natural as possible – natural to the natural foods – meat-eater and a diet rich in essential minerals and essential vitamins, and the diet from the dog foods stated below is very close to the natural diet your family dog would have received within the wild state.

What is the correct dog food evidence, I’d like to access the scientific report?
If you need evidence that acana dog food, castor and pollux dog food, and organix dog food – enriched in essential minerals and essential vitamins, is the best content-rich choice for you beautiful family dog then read what the dog food experts say on this specific subject, as the scientific evidence proves without any doubt that your family dog by nature a meat-eater must be maintained in good health by providing a natural meat eating diet and must receive a diet rich in minerals and vitamins and low in carbohydrates, and this fact is also scientifically proven ( and can be studied by referring to this scientific report (Drs. Foster and Smith, “Are High Protein Diets Harmful to a Dog’s Kidneys?”) written by one of the most knowledgeable dog food scientific experts available today.