Sunday, April 15, 2012

End of the world

What would you do if you were faced with 90 percent of the world being wiped out?

just picture it for yourself. Sort of like the rapture... you're sittin there just relaxing, and all of a sudden, people are missing. Things stop working. Fear ensues.

Here's what i'd do.
Firstly, you need to know that most of the US' power grid will fail after about 36 hours without maintenance. So the first day is crucial to your survival.

I'd find some sort of semi truck... maybe a UHAUL or something similar. You wont wanna stay in one place in a situation like this.

Find gas cans, non-parish able foods, water, clothes, tools (specifically blunt tools and whatnot).

Fill those cans (and your tank) with as much gas as possible.
Charge all of your battery-operated devices.

maybe even find a gun or some sorts of weapons.

My plan would be to find some sort of renewable energy source such as solar panels, lighter fluid (not "renewable" but will be sufficient), charcoal (to cook food), and flashlights.

Then head out.

What would you do?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What is 4G

What is 4G

Thats a good question.
In this post, I will explain the differences between 4G mobile data protocols, the differences between 3G protocols, theoretical throughput, actual throughput and whats best for you.



HSPA+ is High Speed Packet Access plus.
It is a GSM 3gpp standard which means you can see this technology in use from certain phones that use a sim card. (T-Mobile, AT&T).

HSPA+ on T-Mobile has been advertised as a 42Mbps throughput (theoretical) while on AT&T has a throughput of 21 Mbps (theoretical)

On AT&T; phones like the iPhone 4s have theoretical throughput speeds of 14.4 Mbps while in real life situations, you will see between 1 and 7 Mbps (also on iPhone 4 but iPhone 4 has 7.2 HSPA).

In tests; T-Mobile has always had a faster connection than AT&T but was always less reliable.

As a part of AT&T's leap from 3G to 4G HSPA+; more protocols were established.
HSDPA (download) and HSUPA (upload). Think of it as a 3G/4G hybrid.


WiMAX (sort of like WI-FI) is a 4G protocol implemented by ClearWire and deployed by Sprint.

When WiMax was first released; it gained throughput speeds of over 10Mbps.
but as the network became saturated, WiMax became a slouch gaining speeds of less than 2Mbps consistently.

Sprint has announced that they will be moving on to 4G LTE by 2012.


4G LTE - Long Term Evolution.

The title says it all. LTE is a hybrid CDMA with GSM 4G protocol. 4G LTE is implemented in the US by Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS, and AT&T (we'll get to that in a bit)

4G LTE has a theoretical throughput of ~100Mbps (depending on the network and phone/device)

while in real life situations you could see 5-14 Mbps (Verizon), 3-7 Mbps (AT&T), and 1-6 Mbps (MetroPCS)

AT&T also implemented LTE (as well as HSPA+) into their network after seeing a large disappointment/need for LTE coverage. AT&T currently has two 4G networks.

LTE proves to be the least latent of all the protocols but while LTE is the fastest and least latent, it is a huge battery hog. Cellular phones with a battery less than 2000 MAh will be dead within ~6 hours on LTE.

Phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note (2500 MAh) and the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX(3300MAh) have grown in popularity for their outstanding battery life.

so what if you dont want to hop on the 4G bandwagon?

There will certainly be regular old 3g phones well into the next 5 years.


AT&T/T-Mobile. (GSM Standard)

The popular iPhone brand all operate on AT&T's 3G HSPA network.

Speeds usually come in between 800Kbps and 4Mbps (sometimes getting even higher)

Speeds are very similar for T-Mobile.

EVDO Rev.0 Rev.A Rev.B and 1XRTT

Verizon, MetroPCS, Sprint. (CDMA Standard)

EVDO Rev.B is the fastest of the group. With throughput speed at 850kbps up to a whopping 3Mbps on Verizon (who im sure is the only provider with Rev.B service)

EVDO Rev.A (Verizon, Sprint)

Rev.A is what you will see on most CDMA phones.

Speeds range from 500Kbps to about 1Mbps if in good range.

EVDO Rev.0 (MetroPCS)

EVDO Rev.0 is much lower end. with throughput speeds between 150Kbps to a possible 950Kbps

1xRTT (Sprint, Verizon, MetroPCS)

1XRTT is definitely the slowest because it was the first data protocol set by the CDMA2000 standards group.

Throughput speeds range from 30Kbps to around 140Kbps.
at first; 1X was typically used for mobile web sites and picture messaging.


Whats right for you?

Good question.

It all depends. if you want decent speed, coverage and tremendous battery life then HSPA or HSPA+ may be for you. unfortunately HSPA is very inconsistent and isnt always reliable and in some cases, you may need to purchase an expensive phone (iPhone anyone?)

If you want a device that will go 3 days without dying then maybe a 1xrtt phone or EVDO Rev.0 device is for you.

It allows enough throughput to access your email and facebook, phones are fairly cheap, and batteries tend to last longer.

If you want the best coverage, the highest selection of phones and soomewhat decent battery life; maybe EVDO Rev.A/Rev.B is for you.

It allows enough throughput to watch Youtube videos, facebook with your friends and check email, while still being good on battery life.

If you want ever-growing coverage and acceptance, broadband speeds, and are willing to charge more than 3 times per day then

LTE is for you. now there are alternatives to charging multiple times per day such as buying extended batteries, or turning off data access. While still being able to own the best in mobile.

Either way, hopefully this article helped you decide where you want to go with your mobile selections.

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See you soon.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I went to jail a few years ago.
I was a bad kid. Getting kicked out of school, stealing.

So I had been placed in a juvenile treatment facility known as Boysville.
While it was no prison, it was certainly hell.

The programs offered varied by what type of crime or foster care you needed.
Each program had it's own ETA of when you could complete it. But on average you would spend about a year there.

Some people spent around 3 years in that place.

The programs have 5 levels of treatment.

Level 1

Level 2 - Responsibility

Level 3 - Practice

Level 4 - Leadership

Level 5 - Transition

To progress through each level you must demonstrate each of the 4 core values.


It all sounds simple.
Something that you could learn and do within just a few months.

well get this.

You're placed into a group of about 15 people. With those people you must live, eat, shower with, go to school with, and learn about.
You're expected to know a lot about those people before you go.
If one person decides to hold up the group in any way, the whole group must deal with the problem. Sometimes even until 4am.

The group's daily routine consisted of waking at 6am sharp, get dressed, eat breakfast, and be in the school's hallway by 7am.
after school there is usually a group meeting in a classroom from 3pm to 4:30pm where the real "treatment" happens.
After group meeting, the group would usually go to the dorm area and prepare for dinner at around 6pm.

After dinner between 6:30 and 8pm is when the group has time to do chores, have recreational time, and work on treatment papers.

after 8pm was usually showers. Showers were 6 minutes long. 5 minutes to shower, 1 minute to dry and dress.

Weekends were different. There was no school on the weekends. In my group, Saturdays were spent doing a chore called "Major Dorm". Major Dorm was when on top of our regular chores, we cleaned thoroughly. in fact my group was known for having the cleanest dorm during the annual White glove contest.

After Major Dorm, the day was ours. Basketball, billiards, swimming, TV/cards, anything to pass the time.

Sundays were similar.

in the morning, Sundays contained continental breakfasts. it wasn't anything special but it was better than what we usually got which was soggy toast, milk, and an apple.

Sunday breakfast had the delicious muffins, cereal, sometimes chocolate milk, coffee, donuts, and fresh fruit.

In fact that was usually the best food we had. Almost every dinner was served with a more than generous helping of poorly processed mashed potatoes.

It was very repetitive.

Each group had a major chore.
every few months we would be given a different major chore which is to basically clean one building on campus. There was Dining hall clean, Rec hall clean, school clean and more.

our group was horrible at it. What made it even worse was that it always took our group several hours to get the dining hall clean.

There was no outside connection. We werent allowed to listen to any FM stations, watch any regular TV and could only make a 5 minute phone call per week.
We would only sometimes get a newspaper to read.
in fact, I didnt know there was a black person running for president when i finally left that place.

It was hell. You're there so long without any clue as to whats going on in the world, its terrifying to think of the people who took my place there.

Im gonna slide away from my personal experience here.

The staff basically give away level 2 in that place.
All you have to do is live there a week and learn the basic outline of the program.

Level 2 to level 3 is fairly easy as well, as the requirements are slim.

Level 3 and up are the most controversial.

On level 3 you are automatically entered into a job orientation program.

From there you are set out to work in the dining hall cooking, cleaning, and serving as an OT worker. after a few weeks, you can fill out an application and work there as a regular worker. You're not fully supervised which is why your group and staff have to believe that you want to make level 4 before you can take a job.

The Dining hall job pays $2.50/hr
There are other jobs on campus who pay $2.75
and up to $5.00/hr

Sucks right?

Level 4 is probably the hardest. because you have to become a true leader, a real person to look up to.

It took me 14 months and 29 days to be released from that place.

Part two of this will include more on restraints, Process circles, and more. ( If I ever choose to write it, dont hold your breath)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sex. Period.

Everyone views sex differently. Some view it as an express of passionate love, some view it as generalized activity, some view it as disgusting and lewd, some view it as just something to do and some just dont give a damn about it.

I was standing at a bus stop today and it crossed my mind.
I often question life and why we as humans have come so far; why are certain rules in place, and why are some things normalized.
How did these things come about?

In movies (and sometimes in real life), you could witness a guy hitting on a girl or even asking for sex outright and she could be repulsed by the guys audacity to request such a thing. But why? I can understand that asking for sex immediately is rude, but i've seen some overreactions and going to what I said before about how people view sex differently then I guess I just answered my own questions. I guess my real question is Why do people see the same thing differently? scientifically; sex is sex. but religiously; sex is a sin unless its heterosexual, married, and to have children. But when looked at socially is when things become hazy and confusing.
I personally see sex in a generalized manner, but I dont believe you should be promiscuous just because you can, doesnt matter if you are a man or a woman.

Another question - why does it hurt people to see their loved ones having sex with someone else?

How do you view sex?


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Oh Kat stacks (video)

Kat stacks.
That name brings up lots of drama, exposure, comedy, and going ham-ness in most peoples minds.
Most men would say she is gorgeous (including me) have you seen that body?

Well the bitch is naked now.
Finally. I know im a little late on this but just watch this video.