‘Humin’ a new contacts and phone app

HuminHumin is a new contacts and phone app that captures all of your relationships and remembers them in the way that you naturally think…

As I have often stated in the past, “To a certain extent, I am a gadget man.” And while I doff my cap towards Sharon Standifird in the post below; I do think that there is far too much personal information being projected around the molecular airwaves that is open to abuse. Before long we will need an app that  acts as a ‘COMPLETE BLOCKER’ to protect ourselves. It follows that a variety of government listening ‘Agencies’ will see this as a threat, and selectively intercept a person’s every day life who purchases ‘COMPLETE BLOCKER’ Which is a fictitious app name invented purely for this post. No doubt I have already incurred the wrath of the afore-mentioned government listening ‘Agencies’ by typing ‘COMPLETE BLOCKER’ three times, and publishing this post for all to read.dewey-cheatem-and-howe A note from the Mellow Jihadi legal team ‘Dewey, Cheatem & Howe.’ (Which is also fictitious, and a figment of the ’3 stooges’ writers mind.) ‘COMPLETE BLOCKER’ is not available on the market as it does not exist. However; the Mellow Jihadi blog will quote artistic licence and demand a 25 % fee from any individual, firm, company, or registered organisation, who use the words, or title COMPLETE BLOCKER on any product. Oh Bollock’s! Unintentionally I have typed out ‘COMPLETE BLOCKER’ six times…  You read it here first.  :-)    Yours Aye.

Call home or face the consequence

article-2727267-209954C200000578-765_634x500You don’t want to mess with Sharon Standifird of Houston, Texas. Fed up with her son’s failure to pick up the phone when she calls and his ability to never answer her texts, the discerning Houston mom decided, with the ways of modern technology, surely she could do something about it. ‘I literally just started researching how to develop an app,’ Standifird told CBS

article-2727267-20995D0B00000578-953_634x1115Once she started, Standifird didn’t stop, and after a few months of designing the application and then meeting with a developer, the result was IGNORE NO MORE The app allows Standifird to deactivate the phone belonging to her son, Bradley, after installing it onto his iPhone.

Bradley requires a password to reactive the phone, which only his mom has. He cannot call or text anyone but his mom when Ignore No More is activated. The phone will let him dial 911, (UK’s 999) but it won’t allow him access to the internet or games.article-2727267-20995D0100000578-255_634x1111

Sharon Standifird, of Texas, has successfully developed an app called Ignore No More, allowing parents to lock their child’s phone until they call back, and it’s yours for $1.99.

Perhaps the next step is to play a really awful tune (Beiber springs to mind!) that cannot be turned off until the phone is answered. B.Z. Sharon Standiford of Houston, Texas. I personally would just cancel the phone, or put an axe through it; tough love…      Yours Aye.

Behind every blade of grass…

The Swash Express Clothing Care System uses a scented solution and a heater to remove odours and light wrinkles from clothes. It can cut your dry cleaning costs and preserve your clothes from the wear and tear of washing. Swash Express Clothing Care SystemSwash

I reckon I can get through life without being ‘Swashed’ on a daily basis, and save a small fortune in doing so. However; if ever they invented a canine friendly version that removes the horrendous scent of fox ‘doo-doo’ from a certain canine who rolls in it when ever he gets the chance, then put me down for one ASAP! Especially when he knows what he has done, after being washed down once this day! Behind every blade of grass ;-) Yours Aye.Behind every blade of grass!

Eenie Meenie Miney Mo… ‘WHUMPH’

ATO Egyptian StupidityTwo Egyptian police officers have died trying to defuse bombs found near the presidential palace in Cairo. The bombs were placed at and near to a busy crossroads close to the palace. Several other police officers were injured. One other bomb was defused. The devices possibly originate with Ajnad Misr, an underground opposition movement that said it planted explosives in the area several days ago. It later said it would not trigger them, but admitted they proved impossible to recover.  Last week the Egyptian capital’s underground railway was hit with four small homemade bombs, the first attack of its kind since the swearing-in of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.   Egyptian Police Tech Officers bending the rules & pay the price…

Unbelievable! Here’s ‘NOT’ how to do it. Notice the bloke with the camera at 32 seconds in as he is approached by a police officer, and advised to step back for his own safety (ten feet away?) Had the IED been packed with dockyard confetti they would have all suffered a pretty bad day. I carry a couple of scars from an indiscriminate IED that went off on a timer 200 feet away, which ruined my day as well as a brand new ‘norje’ fleece top…     Yours Aye. 

Madness induced by the MSM

Controversial smartphone app for children age 12 ‘promotes gold-digging, bondage-inspired lingerie and flirting for rewards’ A smartphone game that encourages girls to dress sexily and go on dates with ‘hot guys’ in the hope of becoming models has come under fire for promoting the wrong values to girls. Star Girl, which has 1.3million likes on Facebook and was until recently aimed at children aged four+ on iTunes, is now rated 12+ but is played by thousands of young children. It invites children to step ‘into the high heels of an aspiring celebrity who is setting out to build her career as a superstar while having a ton of fun along the way’.   article-2669021-1F1B711000000578-193_634x471Controversial smartphone app for children age 12 ‘promotes gold-digging, bondage-inspired lingerie and flirting for rewards’ 

What are we doing to ourselves, and why do we allow these companies to get away with it? Society is constantly being degraded by the main stream media, who glorify trashy celebrities to such an extent that there appears to be no moral code what so ever governing them. This is what we end up with here in the UK, and she is just the thin end of the wedge...article-2667123-1F081EB200000578-803_306x495

‘Miss Cunningham,’ (right) who is pregnant after working as an escort prostitute, revealed in The Sun newspaper that she had cut down from 40 cigarettes a day to 20, but would need help from her GP to cut the habit completely. She said on a TV show: ‘I’m hoping my doctor will be able to help get me off the fags. But the public will probably whinge about funding that as well.’

Anti-smoking advice, counselling, drugs and patches are all available on the NHS, but at a cost to the taxpayer.

News that Miss Cunningham had a breast augmentation, funded by the same NHS trust that refused to fund surgery that would have enabled a two-year-old girl with a form of cerebral palsy to walk, provoked outrage across the country.  She sparked outrage after posting a provocative tweet saying: ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but tax payers will always fund me’article-2667123-1F12A0DF00000578-339_634x433

Miss Cunningham later claimed her breasts, which were boosted from a 32A to a 36D, were ‘so big’ she found them embarrassing, and said the NHS should pay for a reduction. Then she tried to placate public opinion by promising to pay back the cash. But when she became pregnant after working as a £1,000-a-night escort, prostitute she admitted she could not uphold her pledge – and now continues to soak up public funds. She has had £1,500 of Botox treatment for excessive sweating, and two months ago, she boasted she would be having £2,500 of free dental work now she is expecting a child who she is clueless over the father’s identity. Pregnant delusional escort prostitute, and wannabe ‘glamour model’ costs the British taxpayers thousands of pounds, and she wants and expects more

More gross mismanagement and overspend by the lunatics running the National Health Service… This delusional slapper should be sterilised for free, and then be allowed to act out her dreams at no further cost to the tax payer.                ‘Bejeezus give me strength’           Yours Aye.

The state of your State!

What does YOUR state search for? Map reveals New Yorkers need bail money, Californians are researching Alcoholics Anonymous, while Pennsylvanians are pondering back shaving! An insightful, and at times terrifying insight into the mind of the average American. A new map has revealed what each state uses Google to search for. The results, which range from New Yorkers looking for bail money to Florida’s fascination with alligator wrestling, give a rare insight into each state’s way of thinking.article-2636772-1E1F3DFB00000578-705_634x453Estately used Google’s Trends to determine which words, terms, and questions each state was searching for more than any other.

‘America’s fifty states have a lot in common, but if their internet search histories are any indication they also have significant differences,’ said property firm Estately. It used Google’s Trends to determine which words, terms, and questions each state was searching for more than any other. ‘No doubt this information will come in handy for anyone trying to decide which state they want to buy a home in, especially for those curious how their potential neighbors spend their time online,’ the site said. 

Google Trends is a free search tool based on Google Search. Amongst a huge range of queries, it can show how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages. It also offers a short analysis for each state. For instance, in New Hampshire, Cats, Ellen Degeneres, Fireworks and Free Kittens were the top queries, leading to the pithy analysis ‘You can pet New Hampshire’s cats when you pry them from their cold, dead hands!?’

THE FULL RESULTS: FIND WHAT YOUR STATE SEARCHED FOR. The results range from mildly amusing to completely disturbing.

ALABAMA: FOX News / God / Impeach Obama / Jesus / Jessica Simpson / Obama Is The Antichrist / Polka / Satan

ALASKA: Adult Friend Finder / AR-15 / Bestiality / Bird Watching / Couch Surfing / Mail Order Bride / Pull Tabs / Sarah Palin

ARIZONA: Conjugal Visits / Hippies / Scorpion Sting / How are babies made?

ARKANSAS: Atkins Diet / End of Days / Lap Band Surgery / Learn to Read / Walmart Jobs

CALIFORNIA: Alcoholics Anonymous / Bros Before Hos / Dandruff Cure / Food Poisoning / Google Glass / Kim Kardashian / Meat is Murder / Paris Hilton / Pokemon / Rogaine / What does Siri look like?

COLORADO: CrossFit / Marijuana / Paleo Diet / Rocky Mountain Oysters / Tim Tebow

CONNECTICUT: The Dave Matthews Band (band) / Hearing Voices / Pepperidge Farms / Wu-Tang Clan (rap group)

DELAWARE: Delaware, Joe Biden, What Is Delaware?

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Congressional Investigation / Lobbyist Jobs / C.I.A. / Hillary Clinton / Ronald Reagan / Republican Party / Democratic Party

FLORIDA: Alligator Wrestling / Botox / Eyebrow Piercing / Hulk Hogan / Juviderm / Lice / Mazda Miata / MDMA / Obamacare / Stand Your Ground / Swingers / Viagra / What is sarcasm?

GEORGIA: Athlete’s Foot / Butt Implants / Cooking Crack / Divorce / Spanx / Weave / What is tofu?

HAWAII: Buddha / Cock Fighting / North Korea / Rastafari Movement / Slam Poetry / Spam Recipe

IDAHO: Bigfoot, Caramel Corn, Potato, Unicorns,

ILLINOIS: Burrito / Deep Dish Pizza / Dennis Rodman (idiot) / Golf Injury / Oasis (band) / Pizza / Racist Jokes / Thin Crust Pizza / “Workaholics” (TV show)

INDIANA: Avon / Creationism / Communism / Diabetes / I have a rash /Jared Fogle (Subway spokesman) / Pacifism

IOWA: Bacon / Corn / County Fair / Drake (sadly, not the rapper) / First Amendment / Gay Marriage

KANSAS: Hoof and Mouth Disease / “How I Met Your Mother” (TV show) / Toupee

KENTUCKY: Black Friday / Bowling / Creed (band) / Demonic Possession / Lyrics to Happy Birthday / New Year’s Resolution / Obama Is the Antichrist (tied with Alabama) / Whores

LOUISIANA: Alligator Hunting / Channing Tatum / “Golden Girls” (TV show) / Paternity Test / Pope Francis

MAINE: Cat Pics / How to roll a joint / Growing Marijuana / Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance”

MARYLAND: Crabs / David Hasselhoff / “House of Cards” (TV show) / Kickball / National Football League / Skate or Die / What is Twitter?

MASSACHUSETTS: Canadian Men / Eyebrow Waxing / George Costanza / Hangover Cure / Muppets / PCP / Tinder / Yoga

MINNESOTA: Football / Hipster / Personal Injury Lawyer / Rollerblading / Synchronized Swimming / Women’s National Basketball Association

MICHIGAN: Knock-Knock Jokes / Little Caesars / Omelette / Taco Bell / Topless Bar / Where do babies come from?

MISSISSIPPI: Candy Crush / Codeine / Dog Fighting / Lose Weight / Making Crack / Tupac Is Alive / Twerking / What is Instagram?

MISSOURI: Family Circus (comic) / Nelly (rapper)

MONTANA: Bill O’Reilly (TV host) / Gun Rights / National Rifle Association / Meth

NEBRASKA: Jazzercise / Shuffleboard

NEVADA: Bitcoin / Breast Implants / Gamblers Anonymous / Great White (band) / Guy Fiery (TV chef) / Online Poker / Quiet Riot (band) / Tattoo Removal

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Cats / Ellen Degeneres (TV host) / Fireworks / Free Kittens / Live Free or Die / Ron Paul

NEW JERSEY: Bon Jovi / Britney Spears / Cure for Baldness / Girdles / New Jersey Jokes / Pantaloons / Six Pack Abs / Teletubbies / Thumb Wrestling

NEW MEXICO: Frito Pie / Juggalos / Peyote / U.F.O.

NEW YORK: Bail Money / Bed Bugs / Bill Maher (comedian) / Darwinism / Fur Coats / George Michael (singer) / Hangover Remedy / Marrying Cousin / Propecia / Sniffing Glue

NORTH CAROLINA: Barbecue / Charles Barkley’s Golf Swing / White Snake (band) / Your Mama Jokes

NORTH DAKOTA: Aliens / Chewing Tobacco / Curling / Fergie (singer) / Figure Skating / Mötley Crüe

OHIO: Lebron James / Libertarian / P90X / Raccoon Hunting / Weight Watchers
OKLAHOMA: Atheism / Benghazi / Miley Cyrus / Noodling / Obama Muslim / Pat Robertson / PT Cruiser

OREGON: Allah / Sex / Spork

PENNSYLVANIA: Back Shaving / Beer / Competitive Eating / Eagles (band) / Freedom / Furries / Heroin / Jello Wrestling / Madden NFL (video game) / Malt Liquor / “Married With Children” (TV show), Major League Baseball / National Hockey League / Online Dating / Oxycodone / Partying / Taylor Swift (singer) / What is ketchup?

RHODE ISLAND: Andre the Giant / Beer Pong / Blumpkins / How to roll a blunt? / MSNBC

SOUTH CAROLINA: The Benghazi Attack / Golf / Hootie & the Blowfish (band) / Nudist Colony

SOUTH DAKOTA: Nickelback

TENNESSEE: Elvis Presley

TEXAS: Are dinosaurs real? / Are zombies real? / The Bill of Rights / Boogers / Calf Implants / Can dogs talk? / Chupacrabra / Curves International (company) / Do I have herpes? / Does beer make you fat? / Government Mind Control / How to cook meth? / How to sell your soul to the Devil? / Justin Bieber (singer) / Krunk / Meth Recipes / Porn / Purple Drank / Rodeo / Snake Bites / Tacos

UTAH: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints / Def Leppard (band) / Demolition Derby / Girls Gone Wild / Global Warming Hoax / Jay Leno / Kama Sutra / Laser Hair Removal / Magic Tricks / Mustaches / Star Trek / Star Wars / Twinkie / Tinder / Twilight (book series) / Weird Al Yankovic (singer) / What is the internet?

VERMONT: Kale Recipe / Annie Lennox (musician) / “The Daily Show” (TV show) / Gwar (band) / Poetry / Phish (band) / LSD / Stephen Colbert

VIRGINIA: Barney & Friends (TV show)/ Blackeyed Peas (music group) / Che Guevara / Evolution / Farmville / Shakira (singer)

WASHINGTON: Circumcision / Dungeons & Dragons / Gluten / Judas Priest (band) / Non-Alcoholic Beer / Pho, Quinoa / Rachel Maddow (TV Host) / Unicorn Tattoo / Happy Hour /

WEST VIRGINIA: Anarchy / Belly Button Piercing / Cat Videos / Conspiracy Theories / Ferrets / Ghosts / How to make moonshine? / Infected Piercing / Meat Loaf Recipe / Methadone / Nancy Grace / Scabies / Second Amendment / Steroids / Vampires / Who let the dogs out?

WISCONSIN: Beanie Babies / Green Party / Log Rolling / Menthol Cigarettes / Mike’s Hard Lemonade / Oprah’s Book Club / Survival Shelter

WYOMING: Ann Coulter / The Constitution / Crank / Rush Limbaugh / Sheep / Socialism

The results on the map above are just the tip of the online search iceberg. Check out the analysis that follows the search queries on each state in the link that follows…estately.com You can learn a lot about America from each states internet search history 

What on earth is going on in Texas and California? ;-) On a serious note it is quite frightening as to how much information is collected each and every day on every one of us. And I for one do not buy into the school of thought that says “If you have nothing to hide then you shouldn’t be worried, the Government is there to protect us!”       Yours Aye.

P.S. In the spirit of openness and honesty I have added my own search engine results from yesterday… ‘Starting your own knitting circle’ / ‘How to get even with a Staffie X Jack Russell terrier’ / ‘Instant hang-over cures’ / ‘Building a time machine for beginners’ / ‘The perfect bacon sandwich’ / ‘The perfect cuppa-char’ / ‘I’m terrified at the thought that one day the world will be run by adults who were never spanked as kids, who instead got trophies just for participating’ / ‘What is the solution to the previous search’ / ‘The demise of the European Union’ / ‘Where will Obama hide after he is kicked out of the White House’ / ‘Will Joe Biden leave his brain to science.’ There are so many more but I am far too much of a gentleman to add them here ;-)  

Ringo by jingo, as cheap as chips…

article-2636242-1E1AD57A00000578-28_306x503Forget Skype, the ‘ringo’ app lets you make long-distance phone calls WITHOUT a web connection. Skype revolutionised how people make calls internationally, but its biggest downfall is that it needs a web connection to work.

The Ringo app attempts to rival this by offering calls between countries for the same price as local calls – using submarine cables. This means the app bypasses expensive carrier call costs, doesn’t ask people to turn on roaming data and the firm claims is typically 25 per cent cheaper than Skype.

Ringo is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices in 16 countries. This includes Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK and U.S.

article-2636242-1E1AD58500000578-512_306x503Users on Ringo in these countries can then make calls to any destination worldwide, and to any number – the recipient doesn’t need to have the app installed.

When a call is made via the app, Ringo connects it to a local phone network and assigns it a local number. It then switches the call to travel through submarine cables under the oceans. These cables are used by carriers, and transport high-speed data around the world.

Users on Ringo can make calls to any destination worldwide, and to any number – the recipient doesn’t need to have the app installed. The firm claims these calls are typically 25 per cent cheaper than Skype. By not using a web connection the reliability and call quality is higher than on other services, according to the app’s websitearticle-2636242-1E1B2AAC00000578-843_634x366When the call reaches the destination country, it is reconnected to the local network again. Although it assigns the call different local numbers each time, the call appears as if it’s coming directly from the contact. By not using a web connection the reliability and call quality is higher than on other services, according to the app’s website. On Ringo, users pay 1.7 cents per minute to call the U.S. This compares to 2.3 cents per minute on Skype, and 11 cents per minute on Vodafone. Ringo does require connectivity when signing in, but the firm claims it is working on ways to reduce that too. The Video says it all far better: Say hello to ‘ringo’ 

Just as ‘Skype’ forced the mobile phone companies to bring down their prices; it looks like ‘ringo’ will push ‘Skype’ into the same corner. My good friend who works within the world of I.T. is a true sceptic, yet he is raving over the ‘ringo’ system. Apparently there is some thing else in the pipeline that will soon be revealed? As one door closes another door opens, the world is slowly shrinking; perhaps it will eventually implode …      Yours Aye.

Tech snag that’s not my bag

imagesI have been experiencing a few problems with the WordPress System throughout the evening that has left me feeling a trifle drained. For some reason the system has slowed down to a virtual stop when attempting to download even the smallest jpg image.  The ‘Insert/editlink’ as well as the ‘Remove link’ buttons have ceased to work altogether, in addition to this the ‘Paste as text’ button has given up the ghost while its next door neighbour the ‘Paste from Word’ button has simply disappeared from the toolbar? It is hoped that normal service will be resumed tomorrow after the boffin’s from WP have rectified the fault. Other than that I’ve had a bloody good day, and it looks like an early finish for this call sign… Roger Out!            Yours Aye.

Been there, done that…

article-2569327-1BE27E1800000578-779_634x343Manhattan apartment building door can be opened using just your FACE! A Manhattan apartment block has done away with keycards and replaced them with a system that opens the security door after a resident glances into a camera. Clever stuff-More Here: Never worry about losing your keys again… 

Been there, done that… 42 Commando RM. At 05:00 hrs after the Corps Birthday Regimental dinner. Having glopped port, red wine, Guinness, and a few lucky ones (rum); I proceeded towards my cabin door with my hands in my pockets, tripped, stumbled forward, and opened it with my face. Which was rather fortunate as I had misplaced my key.      Yours Aye.

Technology tot rules the roost

article-2567630-1BD3500F00000578-858_636x382The short film titled ‘I Want My IPad!!!’ shows two-year-old Ashlynn Brooks from Texas throwing a violent temper tantrum after her parents take her iPad away in a bid to get her to bed. ‘I want my iPad,’ the toddler continually demands through a torrent of tears and screams until her father relents and hands her back the device. ‘Forget teddy, I want my iPad!’ Two-year-old has a meltdown in home video as her favorite gadget is taken away before bed

Methinks Mummy & Daddy need to get a grip now… What the hell is a two year old doing with an iPad? And what the hell is a 2 year doing taking charge of her parents? They will certainly reap what they have sown later on in life.    ‘Bejeesus!’             Yours Aye.

Bluetooth for white teeth?

article-2567788-1BD38A0000000578-920_636x382Oral B’s SmartSeries electric toothbrush – unveiled by Deutsche Telekom chief executive Timotheus Hottges, pictured, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – links to a smart phone app via Bluetooth and times brushing to the recommended two minutes with a stopwatch. It also sends signals if its user is brushing too hard and damaging their gums. The app has six settings, can be personalised with a dentist’s help and after each session, the owner is given a summary of how well they brushed with tips to do better next time. It will cost £199 in Britain, $219 in the U.S. and €219 in the rest of Europe. MORE HERE but please ignore it as it is pure bloody nonsense Would you spend £199 on a toothbrush? Oral B launches the ‘smart’ brush that links with your phone and tells you if you’re brushing too hard or fast

Oh my giddy Aunt… No-No-No, and a further thrice No… Please do not be taken in by this bloomin nonsense! We are going to turn our children into mindless ‘bluetooth’ technological slaves!            Yours Aye.

Iron Dome meet your cousin…

Iron Beam! by Abraham Rabinovich Israel has unveiled a laser defense system that it says will be able to shoot down rockets and artillery shells with a high-energy beam. The system, known as Iron Beam, was shown yesterday for the first time at the annual Singapore Air Show. The Israeli defense company that developed Iron Beam, Rafael, said it would become operational next year. If so, it will be the first operational laser weapon in the world. Iron Beam is designed to deal with short-range threats such as rockets, mortar and artillery shells, and drones coming from Hamas in Gaza or Hezbollah in Lebanon. Its maximal interception range is 4.5 miles, too short a distance for other systems to be effective. It would vital to the security of towns and kibbutz settlements along the border that lie within that range. American funding was involved in development of the system.663iron-beam1So difficult has the technology proven to harness, that many in the military and defense industries wrote off lasers as impractical. However, both countries have continued working on weaponizing lasers & have apparently made significant advances. One problem for Israel has been to miniaturize the system & make it easily transportable. Rafael said that Iron Beam can be mounted on a single truck operating with another truck carrying the radar equipment. According to one report, the beam would “superheat” the warhead of incoming shells, detonating them in flight. The U.S. Navy has announced that a laser system will be installed this year on USS Ponce, for extended testing. Iron Beam, a land-based system, has already been tested successfully, according to Rafael.Artist_laser_flume_-_main A spokesman for the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Chris Johnson, said that if the Navy moves forward on the project “the first operational weapons could enter the fleet between 2017 and 2021.       Just around the corner on a military calendar!iron-domeRafael also developed the Iron Dome system for intercepting rockets up to 50 miles at present, but this range may be lengthened. The system, which became operational three years ago, has proven highly effective in blocking rockets fired by Hamas and other Palestinian militants from Gaza but it could not intercept short-range rockets fired at kibbutzim on the border. That would be the task of Iron Beam. Another advantage of Iron Beam is that each laser blast costs only several hundred dollars while the Iron Dome anti-rocket rockets cost tens of thousands of dollars each. Israel is also developing an interceptor known as David’s Sling for medium-range rockets beyond Iron Dome’s reach and the Arrow System against ballistic missiles such as those in Iran’s possession.

It can only get better, and brighter, a huge BZ to Israel and the US for sticking with it… Yours Aye.

Oi! Zip it…

The end of fumbling to do up your coat: Inventor creates a zip you can work with ONE hand – and it goes on sale in November. * Under Armour to begin selling clothing with MagZip in november. * Inventor created MagZip after his sick uncle struggled to do up clothes. * Magnets join two parts of the zip together.   £/$ Kerrrching….article-2557826-1B6D094700000578-575_634x398The ‘tongue and groove’ of the new zip are key to the design, effortless & common sense… If you’ve ever fumbled with a zip while wearing gloves, help could be at hand. Clothing firm Under Armour is set to launch a radical new zip that can be done up with one hand. It uses magnets to draw the two parts together, then operates as a normal zip.  Amazing clip showing the simple design and use of Under Armour’s Mag Zip.MagZip For years I have ranted and complained to the high heavens about stupid zips that cannot be used whilst wearing gloves, at long last the Zip God has answered. This idea is so simple and amazing, it will assist so many people especially those suffering from arthritis who struggle under the best of conditions. Of Interest Perhaps? In the UK, the zip handle sits on the left of the jacket, whilst the zip insertion sits on the right. Whereas I believe the opposite occurs in the US, the zip handle and receiver sits on the right, whilst the zip insertion sits on the left. This may have something to do with a woman is always right in the US, whereas we tend to control them better over here?  ;-) Nature proving a theory…lion_01I am about to batten down the hatches, and await the flak I rightly and justly deserve   Yours Aye.

European Union; a secret exposed

A secretive European Union body has agreed to develop a device to be fitted to all cars allowing police to cut off any engine at will, it emerged today. Leaked paperwork has revealed the ‘remote stopping’ technology could be activated by a switch in a control room, shutting off the fuel and cutting the ignition. The device, would also allow police to track a vehicle’s movements as well as immobilise it. The plans were immediately labelled as ‘draconian’ by critics, who questioned whether the Government would be liable if remote kill-switches caused collisions.article-2548638-005F6A3D00000258-386_634x461According to The Daily Telegraph a group of senior EU officials, including several Home Office mandarins, have signed off the proposal at a secret meeting in Brussels. ‘Cars on the run can be dangerous for citizens,’  the document reportedly says. ‘Criminal offenders will take risks to escape after a crime. In most cases the police are unable to chase the criminal due to a lack of efficient means to stop the vehicle safely. ‘The project will work on a technological solution that can be a “build in standard” for all cars that enter the European market.’ The European Network of Law Enforcement Technologies (Enlets) has proposed a timetable to ensure the technology is fully developed by 2020.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: ‘This is an incredible power grab by the EU. It is appalling they are even thinking of it. Conservative ‘Minister for Parliament’ David Davis added: ‘I would be fascinated to know what the state’s liability will be if they put these devices in all vehicles and one went off by accident whilst a car was doing 70 mph on a motorway with a truck behind it resulting in loss of life.’ Police could soon be able to turn cars off remotely ‘at the flick of a switch’ under secret new EU plans

Fortunately it is no longer a secret! Not that we require an additional reason for a referendum to pull out of the failed socialist circus known as the European Union…      Yours Aye.

Snooperscope. Go on, treat yerself

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What is Snooperscope? Snooperscope is a special WIRELESS invention that, by using your mobile device as a screen and the infrared light as a source, enables you to see in low light conditions and in TOTAL DARKNESS! Plus, under visible light, it reveals hidden things that normally cannot be seen by the human eye.appBy employing special optics, the user can see in the area covered by the light even though the naked eye only detects total darkness. A number of more practical applications have been developed with the Snooperscope because of its ability to peer through any opaque material that infrared rays can pass through.snooperscope-specs-640Snooperscope is perfect for professional and personal applications, like: Night vision: To see in dark places: To see through objects like liquids, inks and textiles: To see dust and motes in environments: For 101 experimental uses: Just for fun! The retail launch price of the Snooperscope is currently planned as $99 and the Early Bird as only $39, so you can make some great savings by backing us here!      Live product link follows below4fe9aa4bf9d293c62ec52426274f4fd0_largeSnooperscope is primarily a Night Vision device and whether by biological or technological means, night vision is made possible by a combination of two approaches: sufficient spectral range, and sufficient intensity range. Humans have poor night vision compared to many animals, in part because the human eye lacks a tapetum lucidum. Snooperscope…

From a tactical viewpoint it would place the user at a great disadvantage, for obvious reasons (illuminating the users face)! But for a variety of other uses non-tactical, its a very useful piece of kit, as stated in the live link. $ £ € ‘kerching-kerching-kerching’  Yours Aye

A close shave save’s you 100′s of $/£

One of my biggest gripes in life (one amongst several), is the mark up price on razor blades. I have a tough beard growth and shave daily (some times twice a day in the summer months, purely for the comfort factor, and not out of vanity). The optimum blade for my growth has always been a Gillette product, especially the newish ‘Fusion’ blade as it incorporates a separate single-edged blade, ideal for cutting straight edges around my trimmed goatee. (Facial camouflage for those little scars picked up over the years, that stops me looking like a thug; OK, it slightly reduces the thug effect!)ClaussstraightrazorFremontUSA

My initial shave in life was when I was 13-years-old, stood in front of the sink in the bathroom, with my dad issuing instructions. I was a little shaky going for the first scrape, as I was using his Gillette cut-throat razor that he had effortlessly honed on a leather strop that hung from the bathroom door (some thing that also warmed the seat of my pants on more than one occasion-always justly deserved)…m6k9BCQiBj5wsdU0hsM3hjw After my first hack & slash attempt with an open cut-throat blade, I was left looking like some one had used my face as a cutting board for dicing carrots. Learning from your mistakes being the best education of all, as I soon had the hang of it (besides which, I was tired of playing outside with pieces of wet toilet paper stuck all over my face to control the bleeding.)images

Upon joining The Royal Marines I was forced to place the cut-throat to one side, as a safety razor was the only acceptable blade for shaving. The advantage with a safety razor being, the strips of skin peeled away evenly in long strips, allowing for uniformity and easier damage control!

When the nation evolved into a throw away disposable society, so the plastic disposable razor was born; as cheap as chips initially, until they started adding extra blades and easy slide and grip strips (a cunning marketing plan) that clandestinely and gradually bumped the price up

Onto present day, where we have the following company hype, word for word; Gillette Fusion Blade 10 Pack: £20- (£2- per blade) Great value pack: Up to 30 weeks of shaving: 5 Blades closer together: Precision trimmer: Comfort guard: Fusion cartridges..253909

True enough, their are10 blades, they do cost £20-, which works out to £2- per blade, the 5 blades are closer together, there is a single blade trimmer that aids precision shaving around moustaches and goatees, and there is even a hard gel like comfort guard that slightly softens in contact with hot water. I will vouch for all of that as being genuine! However; the pack is not great value, 10 blades do not last 30 weeks (unless your growth is ‘Beiber’ bum fluff!) 5 blades are not required (4 are adequate enough), nor is the comfort guard required as shaving foam/oil does the job, as it has since Roman’s wore leather sandals. The later two items being marketing hype to substantiate the outrageous price they charge.

I would be lucky to get one weeks decent shave out of one Fusion blade, in fact every Sunday (blade change-over day) I would dread the noisy scrape and the following razor burn, as the five piece blade dragged across my hot towel growth. All of that changed eighteen months ago when I went to change the blade, and realised the cupboard was bare… I had forgotten to re-stock. Whilst making breakfast with my whiskers slowly growing I had a eureka moment “If I could sharpen a cut throat repeatedly, why then could I not do the same with a ‘Fusion’ blade?” After breakfast I used an old leather belt to hone my tired blade, and then shaved as close, if not closer, as with a new blade; even without the worn down to nothing ‘gel comfort guard.’  That following week I bought a short leather strop that now allows me to get a minimum of four weeks from each blade! My eureka moment has saved me £’s, but it has also stopped me ‘chuntering’ under my breath each time I buy a ‘GREAT VALUE PACK’ of blades. 

My search for a new leather honing strop revealed the following, which I will follow up with a phone call/e-mail on Monday… Razor Renew – Like Shaving with a New Razor Blade Every Time … It does what it says on the tin…            Yours Aye.main-image-large